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If you take a lesson from a golf pro, your grip is the first thing he’ll look at. Grip might not be that important when it comes to casting a fly rod, but for many of us, the way we hold the rod is almost an afterthought – and it is. is a mistake. I …

I have always been a little intimidated by fast acting fly rods. I’m a trout guy, a small stream freak who is much more comfortable with a slower, more precise tool for making shorter casts in tighter spaces. For me, fast fly rods morphed into weapons of random destruction, and to use them properly they …

I get asked quite often what I think is the best trout rod in the world. Want to hear about it? Soft. Here’s what you need to know. Fisherman 1: “Man, I like blue.” Fisherman 2: “Blue is good, but red is better.” Fisherman 3: “You smoke opium. Black is, like, the best. Fisherman 4: …