A DIFFERENT DRUM by Jon B. Cave

Redfish (red drum) and spotted seatrout are closely related members of the Drum Family (Sciaenidae). Among flyfishers (and probably other anglers as well), redfish are arguably the most popular of all species that inhabit saltwater flats, and spotted seatrout probably aren’t ranked too far behind them. However, another species of Drum that flyfishers too often overlook is the black drum, even though they often reside alongside reds and trout in the same shallow environs. As a matter of fact, it’s not at all uncommon to see all three species swimming adjacent to one another. Continue reading

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New InTouch Level T from RIO Products

Idaho Falls, Idaho (September 2, 2014) – Continuing to expand the offerings built with ConnectCore technology RIO Products, makers of fly lines, leaders and tippet brings spey anglers the InTouch Level “T” Series.
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Missouri River Trico Fishing, by Mark Raisler

Love it. Love it. Love it.

Trico fishing has arrived and Missouri River anglers can rejoice. With a summer filled with aquatic insects the Trico separates itself from the rest based on a number of factors. Consistency, timing, hatch duration, and depth.
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Swingin’ for Kings, by Jason Hartwick

Swingin’ for Kings: The Idiots gear guide for Spey fishing for Chinook Salmon

The mighty Chinook salmon or “King” as many refer to them, might be one of the most prized anadromous fish an angler can hook in fresh water. They also might be the most difficult. Diminishing runs and more angler pressure have made King Salmon all the more difficult to catch throughout the world. Destinations such as Alaska, BC, and Chile are now where anglers typically find larger populations of Kings willing to eat a swung fly. That’s not to say that it’s easy though. Countless hours can be spent fishing empty runs and then one stumbling upon a place where rolling fish are everywhere but will not grab your fly. There are also times when they are everywhere and crushing a large swung fly with abandon. Either way, it’s King fishing and nothing beats that adrenaline rush of a hard grab and line ripping off the reel!
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RIO Unveils Fly Line Selector App

RIO Products Unveils Its Fly Line Selector App

Idaho Falls, Idaho (August 1, 2014) – RIO Products makes the connection to fish come easier for anglers whether it’s through its lines, leaders and tippet or through education on the consumer and dealer level. With that in mind, RIO recently launched its RIO Fly Line Selector App as an effective way to help anglers choose the right fly line every time.
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Dialing in the RIO Scandi, by Topher Browne

The RIO Scandi is a new offering from RIO Products for 2014. Though new, the RIO Scandi is really an amalgam of two old friends: the RIO AFS and the RIO Steelhead Scandi. The RIO Scandi adds the new ConnectCore technology, the ultra-slick XS coating, and a bright orange rear loop to help you dial in your overhang with greater ease. Here are some thoughts on using the new line to best advantage.
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