Fly-fishing and the Other Stuff That Gets Us Outside

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By Daniel Galhardo I believe fly-fishing is first and foremost and excuse for us to spend time outside. And it is an incredibly good one. But, deep down it is truly nature, the environment where we find ourselves, that keeps us going out for more. Yes, I...

Saturday Shoutout / My Old Man

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With Father’s Day right around the corner, here’s a great story of a father and daughter connecting on the water. Fly fishing guide and TV host Hilary Hutcheson draws together the generations of her family by teaching her father to fly fish. Hilary Hutcheson’s father, Dave, has...

What is Recovery Rate and How Does It Affect Fly-Rod Action?

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When we refer to a fly-rod as being fast or slow, what we are talking about is recovery rate. Recovery rate simply means how quickly does the bent rod return to its natural, straight position. This recovery rate is inherent to the rod and can be...

Three Tactics for Tougher Terrestrials

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By Bob Reece Large foam terrestrial fly patterns have exploded in popularity over the past several years. Their intriguing aesthetics, all day buoyancy and ability to elicit violent takes have earned them a place in fly boxes worldwide. However, the durability of these high...

The Winston B3 Plus, Is this A Turning Point?

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I have loved Winston fly rods since I cast one for the first time, but this is something completely different. I just got my hands on a Winston B3 Plus 11 weight and took it to the Florida Keys for tarpon. I only own a couple...