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When working in a fly shop the question we answer the most is “What should I look for for my first rod?” For the newbie to the sport, the number of different rods, weights, lengths and actions can be intimidating, to say the least. Like everything else in this world, you can keep it simple …

Here’s one for the dinner table. Who invented the modern fishing rod? If you guessed the railroad and bank mogul John Torrance in the 1930s, you’ve won the extra share of the pie. According to the website prezi.com (because why would anyone know it by heart) he saw a fish in the water, took a …

I call it a “sea trout sunrise,” not so much that it looks any different than bonefish or tarpon, bass or billfish fishing. It’s just the feeling of dawn in a sea trout spot that makes it different from other fishing for other fish. It’s mostly a small boat game, usually in clear, shallow water, …

Over the past few weeks, I have thought a lot about how hunters attach themselves to rifles. I’m not much of a gun lover – I don’t care if my rifle has a built-in stock or a floating barrel, or if a .280 shoots a little flatter than a .270 – but I’m fascinated. by …

Head out into the high mountains one morning to check your stock, but be sure to pack the fly rod. Kimball, a popular Tumut District grazing property marketed as a “productive powerhouse” is for sale for only the third time in its history. Besides its fertile river plains, officers were careful to highlight its fame …

WRITE ON THE FLY By GEORGE LISET Fly fishing in New Hampshire during the fall is my favorite time to get out on the water. The colors, in and out of the water, are spectacular. I check the foliage maps on my phone and plan accordingly. I saw the foliage around the Lake District starting …

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 …

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 …