Anodizing has a big effect on a reel’s durability and color.
Photos via orvis.com
Whenever you see advertising copy for a fly reel, it usually mentions that the metal is anodized. (For instance, the description of the Mirage Fly Reels includes “Strong yet lightweight. . .
Gilbert Rowley is a Utah fishing guide, fly tier, and filmmaker who runs a website called Fly Tying 123. He recently teamed up with two members of Fly Fishing Team USA–Devin Olsen and . . .
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is always looking for better, simpler ways to do things–whether you’re talking about tying a specific fly pattern or trying to get a new line and backing on a fly. . .
Which options fit your needs?
Pack options for anglers have exploded over the last decade or so, and vests have become lighter and more comfortable, with more technical features. With such a variety of tackle-storage . . .
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. . .
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 . . .
Winter can seem long when you don’t get a chance to get on the water and throw flies at fish, and in Vermont, this January has featured some serious cold. As a way to make ourselves feel better . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.