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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...

RIO Adds to its Euro Nymph Accessory Selection

RIO Products continues to expand its series of Euro Nymph accessories with a new range of leaders, and a new color offering of its highly popular two-tone indicator tippet. RIO’s Technical Euro Nymph Leader has been designed for the ultimate in performance when fishing any of the European nymphing techniques. The extra-long, ultra-thin leader is...

New Leader and Tippet from Umpqua

Umpqua, the popular fly supplier and line maker, released some new leader and tippet. Louis Cahill, of Gink & Gasoline, chronicled the release of this new product over on his website. You can check that post out here, and watch the video below.

Gray's Sporting Journal Best of 2020

Gray's Sporting Journal is a leading voice in the sporting world, and if you've ever glanced through a copy of the magazine, it's easy to see why. They really only publish the best of the best. So, when they announce their annual picks for best gear, I tend to pay attention. The folks who put this magazine together know their sports inside and out. I've...

BlueSky Furled Leaders Celebrates 20th Year

BlueSky furled leaders has announced the release of three new leaders: the Toothy, Nor'eastern, and Captain Kwick Loop. Read more in the press release below. BlueSky Furled Leaders Celebrates 20th Year We are celebrating our 20th year of business we are offing 20% off all year use Code 20yr We have had a busy Year! We are introducing three new leaders this...

TroutHunter Announces New Revolutionary EVO Nylon Tippet

TroutHunter has announced a new line of tippet. The EVO Nylon Tippet adds new technology to a trusted brand, pushing “the boundaries of tippet design to bring forth a cutting-edge new product.” Read more in the press release below. TroutHunter Announces New Revolutionary EVO Nylon Tippet ISLAND PARK, Idaho (July 23, 2018) —TroutHunter is pleased to...