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RIO Announces New DirectCore Flats Pro StealthTip Fly Line

RIO has announced a new line to their DirectCore Flats Pro line series. The StealthTip offers the same taper and technology as the series, but with a six-foot clear intermediate tip. Read more in the press release below.

Jack Charlton’s Personal Fly Reels Up for Sale

MidCurrent just got word that a set of very exclusive fly reels is for sale at The Angling Company in Key West, Florida. Jack Charlton began his career in precision aerospace machining in 1965 in the Los Angeles area and founded … more

Simms Appoints Casey Sheahan to CEO and K.C. Walsh to Executive Chairman

Simms Fishing Products has announced the appointment of Casey Sheahan as Chief Executive Officer and K.C. Walsh as Executive Chairman. Read more in the press release below.

Abel Automatics Releases Johnny Cash Limited Edition Fly Reel

Abel, in partnership with the Johnny Cash estate, has announced the release of a Johnny Cash Limited Edition Fly Reel. “We’ve really outdone ourselves with this design, and we couldn’t be happier to be associated with one of our personal … more

Video Hatch: “One Day in Capetown”

This short film from Howler Brothers features a behind the scenes glimpse into the life and hometown of Howler Brothers Ambassador Christiaan Pretorius.

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Tippets: Interview with Barry and Cathy Beck, Deer Hair with Pat Cohen

  • Barry and Cathy Beck have travelled the world exploring new fly fishing opportunities.  In a recent interview on Venturing Angler they talk about their experiences around the world, from favorite to dream destinations. Read more here.
  • Pat Cohen makes tying with deer hair look easy. He shares some of tips and techniques for working with the notoriously difficult material in a series of videos shot recently at the Ole Florida Fly Shop. View instructional videos about choosing the right thread, stacking vs. spinning, and whip finishing, via Franken Fly.
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Flymen Fishing Co. Announces Fly Tying Contest

Flymen Fishing Company, in partnership with Orvis, Taylor Fly Fishing, Ahrex Hooks, and Renzetti, has announced an online fly tying contest. The Flymen team will vote to choose 1 weekly winner for 6 weeks.

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Tippets: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, Crux Fly Rod Review

  • In a recent episode of the Fly Fishing Consultant podcast, Rob Snowhite talks with Beau Beasley about the upcoming Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival set to be held January 13-14, 2018, in Doswell, Virginia. “Beau covers what to expect at January’s show. He discusses location, time, vendors, instructors, show layout and much more.”
  • In a recent article on The Adventure Journal, Justin Housman reviews the new Crux fly rod from Redington. “If you’re looking for a rod that’s a little step up in terms of power than a slower 5-weight piece, with windy conditions and bigger fish in mind, the Crux is a terrific choice.”
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Florida Keys Angling Associations Receive First Grants from IGFA Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund

The Guides Trust Foundation and Islamorada Charter Boat Association have been announced as the first grant recipients from the International Game Fish Association’s Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund.

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How to Tie a Zelon Musk Midge

Tim Flagler reveals his Zelon Musk Midge, a pattern that uses only two materials other than thread, in this week’s featured tying video.

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Tippets: Top Flies for December, Scale Magazine Issue 27

  • In a fun twist for the holiday season, this video from Trouts Fly Fishing brings a festive look at the top five flies for December fishing. If you’re headed out on the water during colder months, don’t miss these recommendations.
  • The new issue of Scale Magazine is now available to read online, brim with great photography and excellent writing. Read Issue 27 here.
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Video Hatch: “The Elusive Marble”

In this short video from Keith Burtonwood, view beautiful footage of a marble trout taking a dry fly on the Soca River in Slovenia.
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Tippets: Picking One Water Type, Fly Fisherman Gear Guide

  • While fishing diverse water conditions can make you a better angler, so can fishing the same water with the same set-up, writes Domenick Swentosky. “I’m not suggesting that you need to spend years doing just one thing. That’s certainly a great way to learn something completely, but most of us don’t have that kind of time on the water. However, setting aside a day, or even a long morning, to work with one rig in one water type, skipping over everything that isn’t a good match, really pays off. Via Troutbitten.
  • From waders and waterproof duffels to sunglasses and scissors, Jeff Simpson details some of the best gifts for anglers this holiday season in this article via Fly Fisherman.
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RepYourWater Teams Up With Beyond the Pond

The new Driftless Area 2.0 hat from RepYourWaters will help support conservation work in the Drifless Area. One percent of sales from the hat will go to Beyond the Pond, a 501c3 non-profit organization for the National Fish Habitat Partnership.

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