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Scientific Anglers Debuts New Line Spools

Fresh off the heels of their discontinuing the use of individual plastic packaging for leaders, Scientific Anglers has announced another new sustainable product. The company's fly lines won't come spooled on plastic anymore. Instead, the spools will be made from 100% biodegradable paper. You should start seeing these for sale at your local fly shops soon...

RIO Debuts New Elite Tarpon Line

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders,  tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of their Elite Tarpon fly line, featuring  RIO’s acclaimed SlickCast.  RIO’s new Elite Tarpon line features a short, powerful front taper to easily cast large flies, and a long  back taper for stable casts at range, quick...

RIO Debuts New "Fluoroflex Strong" Tippet

RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, tippet & flies, is  proud to announce the launch of Fluoroflex Strong tippet material.  Fluoroflex Strong, RIO’s newest tippet material, is an ultra-strong, 100% fluorocarbon with exceptionally high tensile  strength. The material is very easy to tie knots with, has a very high knot...

2021 Euro Nymphing Gear

George Daniels, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, recently put together a primer on all the new and great Euro nymphing gear for 2021. If this is your cup of tea, you don't want to miss Daniels' latest piece. Read it in full here.

New Elite Skagit Heads From RIO

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders, tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of a range of Skagit Shooting Heads, designed for the Spey angler, and built with SlickCast. RIO’s new Elite series of Skagit heads comprise of two different head designs - the Skagit Max Launch, and Skagit Max Power. Skagit Max...

Airflo's American Aspirations

Airflo has been around for a while, existing in a pretty good niche here in the United States. Recently, the distribution rights for Airflo were acquired by Mayfly Outdoors, the parent company of Ross Reels and Abel Reels. Now, Airflo is looking to make a bigger entry into the American market. You can read about the company's goals here, courtesy of Fly...

Choosing Fly Lines for Maximum Performance

Ross Purnell put this piece together last week, and it's on a topic that I think deserves more attention in the fly fishing community. It's about the theory behind choosing fly lines to maximize the performance out of your fly rod. As I've said for years, fly line has more of an impact on a fly rod's performance than anything else. Read Purnell's thoughts...

Review: Cortland Pike Musky Line

Cortland has been not-so-quietly developing outstanding new fly lines in the past few years. In addition to their stalwart 444 Peach, they've introduced perhaps the widest array of specialty tapers in the industry. Of those, the Pike Musky line is seen as particularly enticing by anglers who chase those fish. And thanks to the folks at Fly Fisherman...

RIO Adds SlickCast to More Lines

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders, tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the expansion of its range of fly lines built with SlickCast. SlickCast creates the slickest, most durable fly lines in history. SlickCast is a fly line coating that has been formulated and developed by RIO’s R&D team that results in fly...

Scientific Anglers Releases Amplitude Line with Glow-In-the-Dark Tip

Scientific Anglers has been making some of the best fly lines on the market for years now, and their recent update to the Amplitude Smooth Infinity line only further cements their status in the industry. Spurred, no doubt, by the recent surge in night fishing, throwing big mice to big trout, and a general acceptance of off-the-wall techniques in general...