Understanding Fly Line Tapers and Diagrams

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Buying a fly line doesn't have to be a leap of faith. For many anglers, fly lines and their characteristics are a huge mystery. They know that different fly lines cast differently and that some suit their needs or casting styles better than others but...



A Guide To Fly Rod Guides

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By Louis Cahill The guides on your fly rod have a lot to do with how it performs. I was building bamboo fly rods and making my own guides when I first became aware of the many guide options and their effect on fly rod performance. Up...



The Incredible Exploding Line Holder

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Is a fly reel more than a line holder? I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “A fly tell is just a line holder.” I have certainly heard it plenty, and I have a visceral reaction, similar to nails on a chalk board, every time. It...



10 Inexpensive Fly Fishing Life Hacks From The Home Depot

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By Louis Cahill EVERYONE WANTS THEIR LIFE TO BE EASIER AND EVERYONE LIKES TO SAVE MONEY. Here are 10 handy and inexpensive items you can repurpose to accomplish both. You can pick all of them up at the local Home Depot or order them online. I'll supply...



Save Your Night Eyes With The Right Headlamp

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By Justin Pickett Having the right headlamp makes a world of difference. Whether you are floating the river at night or find yourself tying knots in the twilight hours of a spinner fall, one piece of gear that you’re likely to have with you is a headlamp....