Tag Archives: fly-fishing gear

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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Meet the Winner of Our Winter-Blues Helios 3 Giveaway!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Our winner enjoys fishing the small streams of his native Virginia.
Photos courtesy Philip Williams

A few weeks ago, to help break out of the off-season doldrums, we launched the Helios 3 Winter-Blues Giveaway, for which received thousands of entries. We recently heard back from our . . .

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Pro Tips: Bootfoot or Stockingfoot Waders?

Written by: Tim Daughton


Bootfoot waders (far left) offer certain advantages in cold weather and for more (ahem) big-boned anglers. Stockingfoot waders (center) and wading boots are more comfortable, stable, and are better for situations
where you need to walk or hike.

Neither stockingfoot nor bootfoot waders are necessarily better than the other. They do, however, offer certain benefits that must be considered before deciding which is right for you and the . . .

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Win a 6-Weight H3 in Our “Best of 2017” Photo Contest!


Written by: Phil Monahan

The 9-foot 6-weight is the latest addition to the lineup, and it’s available in both D (distance) and F (feel) models.

On Saturday, Vermont’s regular trout season ended, which means that everyone around here is slightly depressed and is reliving the highlights of their year on the water. To make ourselves . . .

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Pro Tip: Cleaning and Storing Your Gear for the Off-Season


Written by: Phil Monahan

Always make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and lubing your reels.
Photo via orvis.com

It’s the final day of Vermont’s open trout season, and since many other states also close for spawning and winter, it seems appropriate to post this primer for how to ensure that your gear is ready to go next time you hit the water, which may be months away.

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