Category Archives: Freshwater

Florida Largemouth and Franken-Bass, by Jon B. Cave

When it comes to flyfishing for largemouth bass, Florida arguably offers the best opportunities in the world. The overwhelming majority of the largemouth population in the State is the Florida subspecies (Micropterus floridanus). One of their predominant characteristics is 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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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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Fly Line Options, by Mark Raisler

They’re all about the same. Right? A column by Mark Raisler I was fishing Montana’s Missouri River this last week with Luca Troiani of Sweetgrass Rods. He of course had a full quiver of Sweetgrass Bamboo Rods. You know the … Continue reading

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RIO on the MO

For the past few weeks a crew from RIO was shacked up on Montana’s Missouri river. The purpose was to meet with dealers, provide product education, and of course catch some fish. Our base of operations was the riverside community … Continue reading

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The Handtwist Retrieve, by Phil Rowley

When it comes to stillwater presentation, you soon realize that lakes are different environments than rivers or streams. Other than wind induced current there is little or no flow to help propel and animate your fly. You must move or … Continue reading

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