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New Fly Lines of 2018

Fly Fisherman - January 18, 2018

Here's a list of the best new fly lines of 2018.

Top Spey Lines for 2018

Jerry Darkes - January 18, 2017

Looking for a new spey line to complete your fly-fishing setup? Take a look at these proven spey lines for 2018.

When To Weight The Tippet

George Daniel - August 30, 2016

Learn when the right time to add weight to your tippet is in "Weight The Tippet."

Secret Fly Line

Dave and Emily Whitlock - March 30, 2015

Dave Whitlock's secret fly line is easier casting and stealthy presentations with clear intermediate fly line.

New Fly Lines

Ross Purnell, Editor - January 16, 2014

Here's a few new fly lines for 2013 that will help you catch more fish'but only if you use them in the right situations.

New Fly Lines: The Latest in Core, Coating, and Taper

Ross Purnell, Editor - October 28, 2013

New technology fuels new fly lines.

Scientific Anglers Saltwater Grand Slam Fly Line

Fly Fisherman - October 23, 2013

To combat this problem, he designed his Scientific Anglers Saltwater Grand Slam line with an extremely short front taper that delivers excess energy to the fly so the leader turns over completely, and you can instantly swim the fly.

Super Dri Elite

Fly Fisherman - October 23, 2013

Our tester used the Super Dri Elite on the West Branch of the Delaware during a heavy morning downpour that swamped mayflies as they hatched, and kept fat and sassy rainbows feeding on top for hours.

Cortland Trout Boss

Ross Purnell, Editor - October 23, 2013

We tested the Cortland Trout Boss in Montana, Chile, and Pennsylvania, and found it worked best in big rivers where constantly changing conditions force you to reevaluate your game plan every hour.

Catch-22x: Tippet Sizes

Bob Scammell - October 23, 2013

If your tippet is thin enough to fool large fish, is it strong enough to hold them?

Top Spey Line Options for Fly Fishing

Fly Fisherman - March 01, 2013

One of the most complicated aspects of twohanded rods is line selection. Today, top spey line options are manufactured for more specific fishing situations.

Modern Spey Lines

Rick Kustich - January 30, 2013

One of the most complicated aspects of two-handed rods is line selection.

WF vs. DT Fly Lines, The Great Debate

Lance Egan - April 25, 2012

One of the long standing myths in fly fishing is that a Double Taper (DT) fly lines are more delicate than a Weight Forward (WF) fly lines.

Tarpon Leaders Be Prepared

Bruce Chard - April 18, 2012

One of my anglers the other day showed me a very simple and easy way to store and organize his tarpon leaders. He just coils his leaders in large loops.

Leader Straightening: Products and Tips

Lance Egan - April 15, 2012

There are several products available for leader straightening. Most fly shops carry at least one leader straightening product.

Product Review: Nextcast's Winter Authority

John Larison - February 20, 2012

Enter Nextcast's Winter Authority.

New Product: Airflo's Skagit Intermediate Compact

John Larison - January 12, 2012

Airflo is introducing a new product to their line-up of Skagit heads, the Skagit Intermediate Compact.

Fly Lines - Running Line Break Down

Bruce Chard - December 04, 2011

Running line is the section of line after the rear taper and extends all the way to the end of the line.

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