The Bimini Twist
Although it sounds like the last ingredient in a tropical cocktail, the bimini twist is an essential addition to your knot collection not your happy hour. This knot forms a loop often used to connect backing to fly line or in conjunction with other knots and loops to join leader material of unequal diameter (e.g. class to shock tippet or tapered butt section to class). The knot adds strength, stretch and durability. There are variations of the Bimini, but when tied correctly it is 100 %, meaning the knot does not diminish the integrity of the leader material.
When it comes to testing lines Marlin Roush, one of the mad scientists at RIO, is never shy about hopping on a plane for some corner of the globe to go testing.
Hunting for Spring Roosters in Baja’s Sea of Cortez
A great way to break out of the winter blues is to head to southern Baja to chase roosters. A rooster is one of the most exciting fish a fly fisherman can stalk. They crash bait on the surface with gusto, and at the same time can be as picky as New Zealand South Island brown trout. And they pull once hooked.
RIO Products Expands Offerings in the Scandi Line Category
March 3, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, continues to expand its offerings in its spey line category with the addition of the new RIO Scandi Shooting Head and the Scandi VersiTip.
John Sherman Photo
Warning: This week’s RIO blog concerns environmental issues. If you’re not into that, feel free to skip. If you disagree, great. Healthy debate is good, but let’s keep things respectable.
As fly fisherman we’re often given a front row seat to various environmental issues plaguing our fisheries. For many, fly fishing is supposed to be a relaxing escape from the daily grind. Unfortunately these days it’s often a stressful reminder of what we humans stand to lose.
Catching musky on the fly is the hot new thing in the fly fishing world. Our crew, The Streamer Junkies, got into the chase a few years ago with little to no help from fellow anglers or the internet. Now, it’s everywhere and even has it’s own event; The Musky Fly Fishing World Championship. When we caught wind of the competition earlier this year The Streamer Junkies decided to get on board.