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Using the George Harvey Dry Fly Leader

Dry fly fishing is emblematic of fly fishing as a whole, and it's been romanticized since we started opining about the sport. But effective dry fly fishing is arguably the most difficult aspect of angling to master. One way to improve your dry fly fishing is using the right leader setup, which according to Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten, is the George...

Video: Straightening Your Leader

The latest installment in the Basic Fly Fishing Tips video series from Orvis is about how to straighten your leader. Tom Rosenbauer walks you through all you need to know about uncoiling leaders without getting them tangled. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

Leader 911

Louis Cahill put together this story over at Gink & Gasoline that goes into detail on how to handle leader emergencies. I'm sure we've all been there, whether it's broken leader or running out of 5x during a spring blue-wing hatch. You can read Cahill's story here.

Gear Review: Ventures Fly Co. Starter Pack

I recently had the chance to spend some one-on-one time with the Weekend Warrior Starter Pack from Ventures Fly Co. This starter pack has everything you need to get started in fly fishing (except waders or boots) and it's one of the most impressive beginner fly fishing combos I've ever seen. You can read all my thoughts about it here.

A Simple Approach to Leaders

Art Scheck put together this informative primer on leaders, and the best ways to simplify your approach to them. You can read everything Scheck has to say here.

Fly Fishing Affordably

It's no secret that you can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on fly fishing gear. Shoot, I've done that more often than I'd care to admit. But it doesn't have to be expensive, as Ross Purnell reminds us in this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. In it, he lists some of the best inexpensive gear on the market right now, so you can get on the...

Leader 911

This is a great story from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline that couldn't be more timely - for me, at any rate. In it, Cahill details what you need to have with you on the water in case of a real leader emergency. We're not talking enough to tie on new tippet, but to rebuild an entire rig. Read the full piece here.

How the IGFA Tests Tippet Strength

This is a fascinating piece from Nick Haddad in Fly Fisherman Magazine. It details how the IGFA tests tippet strength to verify record catches. It's also a great look into whether the tippet you're using is accurately labeled. You can read it in full here.

SA Debuts New Bulk Leader Displays

Scientific Anglers has debuted a new way to sell their leaders, and you'll likely see it in your local fly shop soon. Starting in spring of this year, Scientific Anglers will be rolling out new leader display boxes to fly shops. These boxes will sell "naked" leaders. Instead of buying one leader in one package, you can buy multiple leaders at once and place...

RIO Turns 30

Fly line, leader and tippet company, RIO Products, proudly announces its 30th anniversary. RIO was “born” on July 27th, 1990 and started its fly fishing business in Blackfoot, ID. Founders Jim & Kitty Vincent named the company “RIO” after the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica where they ran a tarpon camp. RIO’s beginning was innovative, evolving to a...