Is The Orvis Helios 3 The Most Accurate Fly Rod Ever Made?

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The Orvis H-3 is clearly one of the best fly rods to ever leave the Orvis shop, but it's not all about the long cast. The buzz around IFTD this year was heavy on the rod-talk. Just about every major fly rod manufacturer was brandishing their...



Sunday Classic / Choose Fly Color Based on the Flat You’re Fishing

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I've always thought in the broad scope of things that trout fishing calls for more complex decision making over saltwater fly fishing in terms of what goes into choosing the fly patterns we fish. I think a lot of that comes from the simple fact...



Saturday Shoutout / S.C.O.F. Fall

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Still the coolest thing on the fly fishing internet. Surly Monkey is back with more shenanigans, tomfoolery and horse-play. Check out the fall issue for Cuban tarpon, the cicada hatch, smallmouth candy, True Wild Florida and (gulp, I can’t believe I'm typing this) Dave Grossman in...



New Packs and Bags From Fishpond

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I always look forward to seeing the new Fishpond gear at IFTD. I always know I’m going to see something cool. This year is no exception. The folks at Fishpond have redesigned most of the line with an emphasis on durable recycled fabrics, easy access and...



Reading The Body Language of Highly Aggressive Trout

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By Bob Reece As we move into the fall months, the use of streamer patterns typically increases for many fly fishers. There are many factors that lead to success when pursuing trout with these beefy creations. Evaluating the body language of the aggressive...