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RIO Announces Additions to its Powerflex Plus Leaders

RIO has announced expanded options in the popular Powerflex Plus leader series. Powerflex Plus Trout Leaders will now be offered in single packs as well as 3-packs and the original 2-pack option. Read more in the press release below.

Ross Reels Leaving Big Box Stores to Focus On Specialty Fly Shops

Beginning in January 2018, Ross Reels has announced they will cut ties with big box stores and instead focus on independent retailers. Read more in the press release below.

MFC Unveils New Jig-head Fly Tying Options

Motana Fly Company has introduced an expanded line of jig hooks, jig beads and jig head flies. Read more in the press release below.

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths Opens New Shop in Bozeman, MT

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths has announced the opening of a new shop in Bozeman, Montana, under the new ownership of Joel Doub and Matt Barber. Read more in the press release below.

Brandon Prince Joins T&T as a Manufacturing Sales Representative

Thomas & Thomas has announced Brandon Prince has joined the company as a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative. “As an individual, we know he represents all the values we value as a company,” says T&T owner Neville Orsmond.

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Keepemwet Fishing Grows Team

Keepemwet Fishing has announced the welcome of two new members to their Fishing Ambassador team: Photographer and writer Jess McGlothlin, and and filmmaker Jako Lucas.

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Video: How to Tie a WD-40 Plus

“It’s really just a regular old WD-40 but with a split wing case and an emergent wing,” says Tim Flagler of this week’s featured pattern, which he calls the WD-40 Plus.  Notes Flagler: “A single CDC puff is used to form the emergent wing. I’m particularly fond of light dun. A little moisture will help tame the somewhat unruly fibers.”

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Tippets: Utah Cutthroat Slam, Catching Cruising Trout

  • Tyler Coleman writes about participating in the Utah Cutthroat Slam, where anglers aim to catch the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat in their historic range. “As this fish entered my net, the feelings of accomplishment and appreciation were overtaking,” he writes.
  • In this video in Orvis’ Master Class Monday series, Dave Jensen outlines the importance of having a strategy for casting to and catching cruising trout. This is a perfect time to focus on these techniques, writes Phil Monahan, as “During winter and early spring, your best bet for finding feeding trout is in slower water. In slow currents, trout sometimes cruise because the current does not bring them enough food.”
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Callan Wink on The Guiding Life

For better or worse guiding and drinking go hand in hand. In this essay, Callan Wink writes about the guiding life and all the pitfalls therein. “Eventually, after their trip, all the clients go home, back to their lives in places that aren’t quaint little drinking towns. We, however, remain. Booze-soaked Peter Pans—the perennial inhabitants of an endless vacation in Neverland.” Via Anglers Journal.

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Tippets: Beginning Tying Tips, Stillwater Presentation

  • From materials and patterns to tools and technique, Spencer Durrant outlines how to get started tying flies over the winter months. “Fewer fishing opportunities means less temptation to leave the tying bench for “just a few hours” on the river,” he writes. “If you’ve never tied flies, though, getting started is intimidating.” Read more via Postfly Box.
  • Casting on still waters is much different that rivers or streams. And in this article Phil Rowley covers the gear and techniques you’ll need to find success on ponds and lakes. Via The New Fly Fisher.
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Video Hatch: “Orvis Helios 3 – Accurate from Anywhere”

This short video from Orvis highlights the development and award-winning capabilities of the Helios 3 Fly Rod.
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Tippets: How to Roll Cast, Reflection on a Fishing Year

  • In the third episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth demonstrates “How To Make a Roll Cast,” covering the three most important things to learn as well as ideal lines for beginners.
  • Punctuated with great photos, Jess McGlothlin outlines her list of lessons learned in 2017. For a good start to the New Year, read her positive perspective on life, fishing and photography in this short post via Fire Girl Photography.
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Tippets: Algoma Brook Trout, Tom Pero Interview on Anchored Podcast

  • Colin McKeown writes about the “Crown Jewels of the North,” the wild brook trout of Algoma, in this article in The New Fly Fisher. From habitat and time of year to gear and guides, read more about them here.
  • Tom Pero of Wild River Press sits down for an interview on a recent episode of Anchored with April Vokey. “In this episode of Anchored we discuss the magazine world, struggles as a publisher, and catch and release fishing,” explains Vokey. Listen here.
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Marc Bale to Head Sales for Sage, Redington and RIO

Far Bank has announced the appointment of Marc Bale as Vice President of Sales. “Given Marc’s track record with our company, we are sure he will lead Far Bank sales to great heights in his new role,” says Larry Barrett, Far Bank President and CEO.

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