A New Zealand Plan by Cathy and Barry Beck

Five months seems like an eternity right now but in reality I know it will go fast. You see it’s October here in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania and in five months time I hope to be in a clear New Zealand river stalking a South Island brown trout. February is my favorite month to be in New Zealand, although I am perfectly happy to be there regardless of the season. I simply love the fishing, the people and most of all the adventure of chasing some of the most selective brown trout in the world. Barry and I host fly fishing trips internationally for Frontiers International, but if push came to shove and you asked us where our favorite trout destination is we would say New Zealand.

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RIO Products Brings Spey Anglers Additions to its Skagit Series

Idaho Falls, Idaho (November 3, 2014) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the Skagit Max Long, the Skagit Max Short VersiTip, and the Skagit Max Long VersiTip to the arsenals of spey anglers. All additions utilize RIO’s ConnectCore technology with ultra-low stretch cores for the best in casting and angling performance.

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Essential Fly lines for Success on Stillwaters by Brian Chan

Consistently successful stillwater fly fishers have a basic understanding of trout biology. This means knowing the seasonal habitat preferences of the fish and importance of the different habitat (depth zones). Simply put, trout do not spend all their time in one depth zone. Because of this, one fly line will not cover all trout food source presentation techniques.

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Paying Homage to the Bighorn – by Barry Beck

Paying Homage to the Bighorn

Most of us have a favorite river or a piece of fly water that we know intimately, we know the hatches, its moods, riffles, and runs, pools and flats. Because we hold it in such high esteem we almost never have a bad day fishing it. Be it high water, low water, temperatures too warm or too cold. We bear with it because it’s part of our love affair with the river and on the other hand, we know it can also be perfect with rising fish that willingly take our offerings. In the end it’s all part of the game. Continue reading

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RIO Products Introducts the InTouch Xtreme Indicator Line

Nymph Anglers Gain Advantages of ConnectCore with RIO Product’s InTouch Xtreme Indicator Line

Idaho Falls, Idaho (October 1, 2014) – RIO Products makes the connection to fish easier for anglers through its lines, leaders and tippet. Adding another line using ConnectCore technology, RIO introduces an advanced new line for nymphing – the InTouch Xtreme Indicator.

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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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