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Tag: fly line

Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Fly Fishing

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: "What are the differences between freshwater fly fishing and saltwater fly fishing? Do you fly fish with different rods and reels and other equipment when you fish for saltwater fish and freshwater fish?" via email Many fly anglers fish in both fresh and salt water. After...

RIO Releases New Subtle Indicators

RIO Products has released a series of innovative strike indicators designed to help anglers help subtle takes. The Kahuna LT is is a highly sensitive indicator that does not damage or kink the leader. Read more in the press release below.   RIO Releases New Subtle Indicators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (April 1, 2019) – RIO, manufacturer...

Tippets: Basics of Mending Line, Travel on the Cheap

Mending fly line is an important skill for any angler to learn. “When executed properly, fly line mending decreases the effects of drag so the lure looks to be floating naturally with the current as opposed to being dragged by or held in a current as it passes.” Learn more via Take Me Fishing. From traveling with friends Dan Zazworsky outlines great...

RIO’s Trout Spey Series Targets Anglers Fishing New Water

RIO has announced the addition of two new Spey lines for anglers targeting trout: the InTouch Skagit Trout Spey and the InTouch Skagit Trout Spey VersiTip. Read more  in the press release below. RIO’s Trout Spey Series Targets Anglers Fishing New Water IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (March 1, 2019) – Fly fishing with Trout Spey rods has rapidly become a popular...

RIO's General Purpose Tropical Fly Line

I recently heard someone in a fly shop say, “OK, I just wanna grab something and go.” They were facing a wall bursting with fly line options. Specialty lines and specialty tapers abound, and it’s hard to argue that choice isn’t a good thing, but there are some who just don’t have the time, or inclination, to look deep into the fly line catalog...

"Return to Riverton"

William Porter stared out the window as the Greyhound rumbled over the stone bridge that spanned the Big Moose River. The bus had been nearly full when it turned up Route 95 from Portland, but as it passed over the bridge Will was one of only three remaining passengers. When the vehicle pulled to a stop in front of the Riverton diner, Will Porter grabbed...

How to Rig a Fly Rod

"I'm Zach Dalton and today I'm going to show you how to rig a fly rod. If you've just purchased a new setup and you're unclear on how to put this together, I'm going to show you a few simple tips to make sure you do it successfully. First we want to identify what rod size that we've purchased, match the fly line, and match the reel. You'll notice that your...

RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

RIO Products has announced a new line designed specifically for chasing bonefish. The DirectCore Bonefish Line was the the winner of the Best New Saltwater Fly Line at IFTD.

"A Wicked Place"

The spot is full of poison ivy. And ticks. And timber rattlesnakes. So don’t go there. Ever. Plus, it’s not particularly fun to fish—a steep, uneven shoreline where you have to stand angularly, like you are wearing high heels instead of waders. One wrong step, and you are in cold river water up to your chin. But trout like to line up in the bubble...

Mending: Upstream or Down?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I am just learning to fly fish, and I don’t understand mending. How do I know when to mend upstream or downstream? Connor, Manchester, NH Answer: Mending is an aspect of fly-line control that many anglers have trouble with. Here’s a very simple definition: mending is the...