Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 2: Choosing a line

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Before we talk about specific lines and how they fish, let’s take a minute to understand the switch rod. If you have not read “Part 1: Understanding lines and line tapers” you can find it HERE. I think you will find the information helpful. The...

Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 3 the RIO Switch and Skagit Short reviewed.

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On a couple of steelhead trips last year I wound up fishing with borrowed rods. They were switch rods, a Winston and a Ross, and I had the chance to fish them for both summer and winter steelhead. I really liked the feel of these...

Saturday Shoutout / Tom Bell Rod Testing

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Tom Bell of Sunray Fly Lines is one of a kind. If you’ve cast Tom’s Sunray Lines, you’re likely a fan. Tom is a kind of a mad scientist and one of the most frenetic individuals I’ve ever met. Spend a few minutes talking with him...

Sunday Classic / The Belgian Cast

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THIS CAST SAVED MY LIFE LAST WEEK! You know that feeling you get when you watch a school of bonefish swim away while you squirm and wrench your arm out of socket trying to get your fly out of your back? Yeah, me too. Casting with...

RIO Fly Line Cleaning Towelette Wipes

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Routine fly line maintenance and cleaning is something all fly anglers should get in the habit of practicing. Taking the time to clean a fly line after every 2 to 3 uses will greatly increase the life of the fly line, and it will also...

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