Monthly Archives: December 2013

Touch-and-Go Casts, by Topher Browne

Skagit lines are the featured attraction on many steelhead rivers in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re fishing for winter steelhead with a two-handed rod, they are hard to beat. Most anglers use sustained-anchor or waterborne casts—the snap-t, the c-spey, the … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump’s Mom was Right, by Cathy Beck

This week has brought home to me one of the fundamental rules of fly fishing – when the water isn’t clear enough to see the bottom, start with close, short casts. We teach it in all of our fly fishing … Continue reading

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In Search of the Worm, by Barry Beck

Bob Hines patiently sits in his 23 foot Skeeter in Mansion Bay, he occasionally stands and looks around. “They’re here, I can feel it,” he says. What he’s looking for are the aquatic worms that show up every year in … Continue reading

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Still Water Midges, by John Barr

Midges hatch in still water starting in the spring and can continue hatching almost daily into the fall. The low light of morning or evening is prime time but on a cloudy day midges can hatch throughout the day. Trout … Continue reading

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RIO’s new Switch Chucker

RIO Products Capitalizes on Switch Casting Trend with Switch Chucker Line December 2, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, offers anglers an easy casting switch line to effortlessly throw streamers, … Continue reading

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