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Tag: fly line

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...

Common Sense Fly Fishing: Line Control

Let’s say I have the most beautiful car on the planet, though anyone who’s ever booked a day with me knows better. Hypothetically speaking, I have a beautiful car. This vehicle has plush leather and air conditioning, goes 0 to 60 mph in no time, handles like an absolute dream, and gets great gas mileage. There’s only one catch: It has no brakes. Would...

How to Land and Release Fish When Fly Fishing Alone

Question:How do I land and release a fish when I am out fishing by myself? Answer: It can be difficult to take a fish off of the hook and release it when you won’t have anyone to help you. Here are some tips for learning how to do it. Whether the fish is large or small, the first thing to do when you’re getting ready to un-hook it is to raise your rod...

Four Reasons for Tippets and Tapered Leaders

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected]current.com. Question: Why do we use tippet when we could just tie our flies to the points of our tapered leaders, or why not just skip leaders altogether and use tippet only? — not really Rick Answer: This question, heavily altered from the original submitted by a fellow named Rick (altering...

Is There a "Correct" Casting Style?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I have a fly-fishing buddy who is a real know-it-all. (Imagine that!) And he claims that I don't cast “correctly.” We've had some head-to-head contests, and he can cast maybe 5 feet farther than I can with a 5 weight. It seems like I catch just as many fish as he does...