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RIO Debuts New Tarpon Fly Line

The folks at RIO have released a brand-new fly line for tarpon that feature some unique technology. Below is a press release from RIO that details this new line. RIO’s all-new Tarpon Clear Tip Floater features ten feet of GinClear floating line, eliminating the need for a long, cumbersome leader, and allowing the angler to cast flies closer to the target...

Airflo to Offer Line Recycling

Airflo, the fly line manufacturer, will offer fly line recycling to the public starting in early 2023, according to Fly Fisherman Magazine. Airflo will partner with a New Jersey company named TerraCycle to make the project happen. You can read more about it here.

Underlining and Overlining Rods

In the most recent video in the Basic Fly Fishing Tips series from Orvis, Tom Rosenbauer talks about over or underlining fly rods. It's a great video for folks just getting used to the somewhat arcane line weight system we use in fly fishing, and what exactly those line weights represent. See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons

Video: Fly Line Anatomy

This great video from Backcountry.com offers a fantastic overview of what goes into making a fly line work. If you've ever wondered why some fly lines cost more because of how they're built, or their tapers, then this video should help explain that.

Gear Review: Ventures Fly Co. Starter Pack

I recently had the chance to spend some one-on-one time with the Weekend Warrior Starter Pack from Ventures Fly Co. This starter pack has everything you need to get started in fly fishing (except waders or boots) and it's one of the most impressive beginner fly fishing combos I've ever seen. You can read all my thoughts about it here.

Fly Fishing Affordably

It's no secret that you can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on fly fishing gear. Shoot, I've done that more often than I'd care to admit. But it doesn't have to be expensive, as Ross Purnell reminds us in this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. In it, he lists some of the best inexpensive gear on the market right now, so you can get on the...

Cheeky Fishing Announces New Fly Line

Cheeky Fishing is at it again! In its quest to not only demystify the sport of fly fishing, but also bring high performance gear to more anglers, Cheeky announces the All-Day Freshwater Fly Line in weights 3-8 for 2022. The 90-foot, floating fly line has an aggressive weight-forward taper covering a range of shorter, pocket-water casts to double-hauling...

Scientific Anglers Debuts New Line Spools

Fresh off the heels of their discontinuing the use of individual plastic packaging for leaders, Scientific Anglers has announced another new sustainable product. The company's fly lines won't come spooled on plastic anymore. Instead, the spools will be made from 100% biodegradable paper. You should start seeing these for sale at your local fly shops soon...

RIO Debuts New Elite Tarpon Line

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders,  tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of their Elite Tarpon fly line, featuring  RIO’s acclaimed SlickCast.  RIO’s new Elite Tarpon line features a short, powerful front taper to easily cast large flies, and a long  back taper for stable casts at range, quick...

RIO Debuts New "Fluoroflex Strong" Tippet

RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, tippet & flies, is  proud to announce the launch of Fluoroflex Strong tippet material.  Fluoroflex Strong, RIO’s newest tippet material, is an ultra-strong, 100% fluorocarbon with exceptionally high tensile  strength. The material is very easy to tie knots with, has a very high knot...