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Video: Redington VICE Fly Rods


“Easy casting, fast action” is how Josh Prestin describes the new 4-piece VICE fly rod series from Redington. The VICE is priced at $199.95, carries a lifetime warranty, and comes in 15 different models.

Video: Montana Fly Company Introduces Kelly Galloup Flies


Jake Chutz welcomes fly tyer Kelly Galloup to the Montana Fly Company and goes through the list of some of his salaciously titled and big-fish-producing streamer patterns.

Sage and RIO Continue to Support Casting for Recovery

Through the sale of Sage’s GRACE Outfit and RIO’s Pink RIO Gold line, Sage Manufacturing and RIO Products have raised roughly $6,550 for Casting for Recovery and their work to educate and inspire women with breast cancer Read more in … more

RIO Introduces InTouch Trout/Steelhead Indicator Line

RIO indicator line

RIO Products has announced the release of the new InTouch Trout/Steelhead Indicator Line, which features a powerful front taper to ease casting of cumbersome indicator rigs. Read more in the press release below.

Video Hatch: “For the Love of the Deschutes River”

The Coalition for the Deschutes is seeking filmmakers and storytellers to help the Deschutes River and document what it looks like when you “turn off” a river.

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Tippets: Bonefish Body Language, Targeting Winter Redfish

  • Being able to anticipate the next movement of a fish can help increase your rate of success on the water. In this article Owen Plair writes about how to read the body language of bonefish. “A few simple movements to look for go a long way towards knowing you got the bite.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • From finding fish in low water and colder conditions to techniques for presentation, Ben Duchesney writes about chasing redfish during the winter in his article “How to Become a Master of the Marsh,” via Postfly Box.
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Video Hatch: “A Smith River Story”

This short film from The North 40 Fly Shop features a float trip on Montana’s legendary Smith River.
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Tippets: Fly Rod & Reel Angler of the Year, Casting on the Flats

  • Brian Chan, “British Columbia’s soft-spoken and affable stillwater magician,” has been announced as Fly Rod & Reel’s 2016 Angler of the Year. Read more about Chan in this profile by Dana Sturn.
  • Based on his own experience as a beginner on the flats, Kent Klewein writes about three strategies for improving your cast: “Newcomers to saltwater should pay close attention to and practice before they head down on a maiden fly fishing trip to the salt,” Klewein writes. Read more via Gink & Gasoline.
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How to Tie Ken’s Crystal Worm

Tim Flagler ties Ken Walrath’s Crystal Worm in this week’s featured tying video. “I think it’s the little bit of mottling and shimmer that together make this pattern look so lifelike,” notes Flagler.

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Tippets: Communicating in the Backcountry, Shadows and Sunlight

  • Having a communication device in remote locations can save your life. From cell phones to emergency beacons, Joe Jackson outlines some of the best on the market in this recent article via Outside Online.
  • We can’t always choose the optimal time to be on the water, but in a recent article Domenick Swentosky writes about how to use different lighting conditions to your advantage. “In all seasons, watching the angles of sunlight and looking for shadows is an important part of the fisherman’s strategy while on the water.” Via Hatch Magazine.
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Tippets: Taimen Fundraiser, Expert Tips Roundup

  • An auction and raffle event, Taimen: A Party and a Cause, will be held Febraruary 17, 2017, at Harper Studios in Seattle, WA. The event will feature food and drinks, and music by South Sound Tug and Barge. All proceeds go to benefit the Taimen Fund.
  • In a recent poll and article, over 80 experts in the fly fishing industry share the 3 most important things they wish they had known when they started fly fishing. From proper presentation to the right gear, read more via Epic Wilderness.
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Video Hatch: “Winter…”

This beautiful short film features fishing for grayling on the River Test, Hampshire UK. Via Matt Dunkinson.
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Tippets: A Steelhead Guide on Saltwater, Understanding Indicators

  • In a three-part series, steelhead guide Travis De Boer writes about his first saltwater fly fishing trip. Read his preconceived notions and they played out on the water for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Via Silver Bow Fly Shop.
  • From yarn to plastic bubbles, George C. Costa runs down a list of different indicators and how to pick the right one for your specific fly fishing needs. Read more via Hatch Magazine.
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Video Hatch: “Gold Fever-Fly-Fishing California’s Gold Country”

Tucked deep in a remote canyon, a ribbon of crystal clear water holds a robust population of wild rainbows and a few trophy brown trout that have seldom seen a hook. This short film from Mikey Wier features the journey to California’s Gold Country.  
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