Monthly Archives: February 2018

5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Spend a few minutes giving your reel and line a tune-up. . .or you might live to regret it.
Photo by Tim Linehan

Recently, I was going through gear in preparation for my first guide trip of the season. As I started pulling line off a reel, I immediately noticed two things. First, the line was filthy and instead of. . .

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Classic Story: The True Value of a Fly Rod

Written by: Colin S. Shaffer


Colin says that this photo captures the essence of his father, when he is untangling my line
as a young Colin stares into the camera. You can clearly make out the Orvis rod, too.
Photo courtesy Colin Shaffer

Editor’s Note: Orvis head of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens was in the Orvis rod shop recently, and rod-repair supervisor Jim West happened to show Steve the. . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Fishing slow and low in the spring sometimes produces the biggest fish of the year.
Photo by Drew Price

I always mistrust fly fishers who mouth the platitude, “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not; it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure. Then why don’t you leave the rod home and save yourself the . . .

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