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RIO’s Perception: Trout Line Redefined

The newest fly line from RIO revolutionizes connection and timing. With ultra-low stretch, the Perception line enables sensitivity in subtle takes and response time in setting the hook. Now available in WF3F through WF8F. Read more in the press release … more

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Orvis to Acquire Scientific Anglers/SA and Ross Reels


Orvis announced this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels businesses from 3M.  “We think both businesses have incredible opportunities to drive fly-fishing innovation well into the future,” said David … more

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Quick Tip: When Fishing for Big Fish, “Restart” Your Stripped Line


A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of fishing for tarpon in Key West with a new line from Scientific Anglers. It’s called the Chard Salt Water Grand Slam Line and is in their Mastery Textured Series of lines. … more

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Podcast Interview: Tim Pommer, Product Development Engineer at Scientific Anglers


This week we talk to Tim Pommer, product development engineer at Scientific Anglers, about how growing up on a trout stream and going to grad school for engineering help him develop some game-changing technology in the fly line and tippet world. … more

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New Pike and Musky Line from RIO

Coming in two line density options with a short clear-camo intermediate head for turning over large flies, the new Pike/Musky line series from RIO Products also includes a selection of leaders available with two different wire options. Read more in … more

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Podcast Interview: Randi Swisher on the “New” Cortland Line Company


This week’s podcast interview features Randi Swisher, new VP of sales at the Cortland Line Company.  Swisher talks to MidCurrent about the company’s “revival” and discusses the plethora of new Cortland flylines coming from them in 2013. Randi goes on … more

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New Tarpon Lines from RIO

New from RIO come two lines designed specifically for tarpon fishing: the Tarpon Technical and Tarpon Short Floater. Both are coated with AgentX to ensure the line will not wilt in the heat of saltwater sun and retail at $79.95. … more

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RIO Products Announces New Advisory Team Members

RIO Products recently announced the addition of three new professionals to its Advisory Team: Michigan-based guide Pete Humphreys, Colorado-based fly casting instructor and guide Topher Browne, and writer and instructor Aaron Jasper. The Advisory Team helps further RIO’s innovation and … more

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RIO Releases Three New Products for the Spey Angler

Line choices for Spey anglers have just been broadened, thanks to RIO Products and the release of three new designs for the winter steelheader: the Spey Swivel, the Scandi Short Intermediate Body, and the S4 Scandi Short Body. All now … more

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Video: Demystifying Double-Handed Lines


A couple of weeks ago I traveled to South America and fished the fabled Rio Grande River for sea-run brown trout from the comfort of Kau Tapen lodge with friend Oliver White. We fished mostly two-handed rods with a number … more

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