Review: Orvis Helios 8’5” 7wt

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By Justin Pickett Designed to make fast, accurate shots into tight quarters, and pull beasties from their hidden lairs. The new generation Orvis Helios has been out in the wild for a while now and we’ve had our hands on a few of them over...



Setting up Skagit Heads and Other Spey Lines

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If you are just getting started in two-hand fly casting, you may be confused about how to set up the lines. Spey lines are intimidating to the uninitiated with their many parts, options and loop to loop connections but there’s no need for alarm. Spey lines,...



Bonefish Fly Lines: Beyond The Cast

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By Louis Cahill Does having the right fly line mean catching more fish? Absolutely. Having the right fly line for the species you’re targeting and the conditions you’re fishing is key for a successful day of fishing. You can buy a line from almost any manufacturer...



A Truck Vault Can Make Your Truck The Bat-Mobile of Fly Fishing

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IT'S HUMAN NATURE, I SUPPOSE, TO ADMIRE IN OTHERS WHAT YOU LACK YOURSELF. As I look at the chaotic pile of fly rods, reels and fly boxes in the corner of my office, I am not at all surprised that one of the things I admire...



Make White Trim Wraps Like Magic

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Matt Draft’s white trim wraps are one of the coolest fly rod building tricks I’ve ever seen. Making white trim wraps in traditional silk thread is a little like catching a unicorn. Doing it at all is a good trick, but making it as easy...