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.
Winter steel in the Great Lakes.
As the magic of fall approaches – my favorite season, the summer days melt away like the snowfall in spring, it marks the changing from the summer swelter to cool crisp autumn. As the trees change their cloaks of green for the brown and red colors of the fall, Michigan spey guys are gearing up for the fall migrations of Salmon and Steelhead into the many tributaries of the Great Lakes, etching their way across the state like the veins on a drinkers nose. The ultimate fly fishing experience is catching the fall run Steelhead. They are a noble species, out classing their Salmonoid counterpart, and unlike the Chinook salmon, they are not here on the spawning run which is why they are so special and eager to snap at our swung flies. No one really knows why they come in the fall as they spawn in April. It could be food source, water temps, moon phase – the list goes on. The first fish make the run in September, with great fishing up till the end of November and into early December. Prime time for the hottest action would be late October/early November. As the winter chill tightens its grip, the run of fresh fish slows down, but new ones continue to trickle up the rivers to join the hold over steelhead. We have exciting opportunities to peruse these fish all winter on swung flies and it’s a season that is often overlooked.