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Fly fishermen tend to anthropomorphize the objects of our obsession to such an extent that I often wonder if it’s us or the five-year-olds who have the most active imaginations. Still, the claim that fly rods are more than just tools shouldn’t be too hard a claim to swallow. For a group of people who …

Choosing a fly rod can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the sport. Even seasoned anglers have plenty of options for weighing in as they take the plunge for a new rod. Size, weight, flexibility, rod action, and build are just a few of the things you need to consider. “Fly …

Ratings come from Chicago Outdoors and beyond. WILD OF THE WEEK Marc Kasick photographed an American goldfinch on Sunday at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. He used a Nikon D7200, 300mm f4, with a 1.7 teleconverter (roughly a 500mm lens). WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, takes place most …

The market research carried out by Fact.MR provides exclusive insights into the growth of the market. The study identifies the crucial trends that are determining the growth of the Fishing Rods market. This recently released report sheds light on vital dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players as well as emerging …

An ice fishing rod may seem like a simple device, but not all ice fishing rods are created the same. Much like when picking fishing rods for open water, the length, power, and action of an ice rod are key variables. To some extent, rod length correlates with your target species, with shorter rods being …

Finding this special dry fly rod is a joy. Outright throwing a well-balanced dry fly rod is just plain fun.Courtesy photo If you ask a die-hard fly fisherman if he has a “pet rod”, a special fly rod for a specific purpose, most will admit. Some appreciate custom dry fly rods, while others pride themselves …

Matthew Davis, 37, was on parole after a long sentence for a firearms offense and injuries when police found the items as well as power tools stolen from his home, said Brooke Morrison, prosecutor. They had been removed from the owner’s warehouse at his workplace during the holiday season. The items were worth £ 2,100. …

With Genshin Impact 2.1 now live, players are browsing Teyvat for the chance to use their new fishing rods. There are currently four fishing rods in Genshin Impact, although three of them require a bit of work to be obtained. Since version 2.1, the fishing associations of Teyvat all sell a single rod. To buy …

JB turning over a ferox trout. An illustration by John Searl that appears in ‘Red Letter Days’ I see Thomas Turner is selling an Edward Barder Ltd Edition Bernard Venables 8’6 “bamboo fly rod. It was ordered October 6, 1996 and completed the following year. Its description looks tantalizing and the pictures show just how …

Short spinning rods played a vital role in the development of Midwestern finesse bass fishing from the start. Much of the genesis of this excellent fishing method and tools began at Ray Fincke’s tackle store on Southwest Boulevard in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, in the 1960s. At the age of 16, Ray …