Fly Patterns and Aquatic Entomology – by John Barr

DSC_9747The goal when stocking your fly boxes is to have a selection of dry flies, nymphs and streamers that will work most of the time in a variety of scenarios when presented properly. To cut down on the number of flies that you carry, don’t have large numbers of different patterns that serve the same purpose. Continue reading

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RIO in Action – Return to the Dean by Jesse Robbins

IMG_1546Most steelheaders will know the name Dean River. It’s among the world’s most famous rivers not only for the quarry it holds, but also for its remoteness and rugged beauty. Just getting there is an adventure and the scenery you pass along the way doesn’t allow for any nodding off. For the three of us coming from Bainbridge Island earlier this month, it was a trip that took about 24 hours and included four different forms of transport. Continue reading

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Floating Lines for Stillwaters – by Phil Rowley

SONY DSCAt first, sinking lines such as the Camolux, Hover and Deep series of lines might seem obvious choices for fly fishing lakes. Although these lines are constant companions whenever I venture out onto one of my favorite lakes if I was only allowed to use one line, without hesitation, it would be a floating line. The versatility and presentation options the floating line affords makes it an invaluable tool for the stillwater fly fisher. Continue reading

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Animas River Mine Spill Update by John Flick

11855780_10103401199964903_3684863688642970896_nA Statement from John Flick, Co-owner of Duranglers Flies and Supplies in Durango, Colorado.

So you probably have been hearing a lot about the Animas River on the news lately. This past week, we have seen images of an orange colored Animas plastered across every newspaper and nightly news network. The thing about those images is that they were images from almost a week ago. Currently, the Animas is flowing with its typical turquoise, late summer color. The river of orange lasted about a day and a half and has since passed on. Continue reading

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Tippet Rings by Topher Browne

DSC_0093A funny thing happened on the trout stream the other day. I was sitting on a small clump of grass with my feet dangling in the water as I attempted to attach a 6X tippet to what was left of my 12-foot RIO leader. Not only could I not see the 6X tippet, but the 5X leader material that was rapidly turning into 4X leader material at the business end of my leader might as well have been 8X for all the success I was having. Some might diagnose farsightedness. I simply call it birthday syndrome, as in too many of them.

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RIO Offers the LightLine for Soft-Action Fly Rods

LightLine-01IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (August 12, 2015) – RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, tippet and accessories, is thrilled to release a double award-winning fly line with the LightLine. At the recent International Fly Tackle Dealers show, the LightLine won “Best New Freshwater Fly Line for 2016”, and this award was repeated at the annual Australian Fishing Trade Show two weeks later.

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