Once again, Suntree’s Jerry Davis catches a prized pompano in the Indian River with his fly rod. Over the past three weeks he has averaged four to five per trip along a 4 1/2 mile section of the west side of the river between Turkey Creek in Palm Bay and the south end of Rocky …

“],” renderIntial “: true,” wordCount “: 350}”> Walk slowly and carry the right stick. (Courtesy of Sage) HD Sage Salt ($ 950) Madness Allowed at 70 feet, head winds at 20 mph, guide screaming in your ear. What do you want in your hand? HD salt. Sage has tweaked the composite of its already whipped …

The first time I fished a real euro fishing rod it was one of those “ah-ha” moments, like the first time you went from cotton socks to wool socks, or how you felt after a few hours of owning a smartphone after years of total refusal. What did I miss? After months of trying to …

Benjamin Woodard / Courtesy In a state known for its natural wonders, there is no shortage of great places to enjoy the outdoors in Arkansas. There are acres upon acres of forests and parks to explore. There are hiking and biking trails, places for camping, rock climbing, boating, and bird watching. The forests are teeming …

Buying a new fly rod should be an enjoyable experience. But my years of working in a fly shop suggest that most of the time, that’s not the case. Customers often find the process rather confusing and intimidating, sometimes even downright scary. It’s easy to see why: an overwhelming number of makes and models are …

Don Childress is lucky that he hasn’t had a yard sale in the past decades to get rid of unused fly fishing gear. The Sandpoint fisherman says an old flexible fiberglass rod was the ticket to landing the trout of a lifetime in central Washington out of Rocky Ford Creek this month. Childress grabbed and …

“],” renderIntial “: true,” wordCount “: 350}”> Tom Morgan is a legend. The famous rod builder bought RL Winston Rod Co. in 1973, moved it to Twin Bridges, Montana, the heart of some of the best trout fishing in the country, and over the next 20 years, he has produces some of the finest bamboo, …

Utah-based Blue Halo is trying to innovate for the future of fly rods. (Cortney Boice) Photo credit: Cortney Boice The 2004 film “Napoleon Dynamite” featured a scene with a drawing of a hybrid beast that the main character called a “Liger,” a cross between a lion and a tiger. Utah-based Blue Halo’s Courtney Boice has …

Anglers can compete on any type of water with any type of rod in the Biggest Fish virtual competition.Anthony Thornton | Daily archive photo As you develop as a fisherman, you will begin to feel the urge to buy new rods specific to different situations or techniques. Rod companies have created a rod for every …

New angling, conventional and fly fishing rods for saltwater anglers were showcased at the ICAST 2017 international show in Orlando. (Keep in mind that not all fishing companies introduce new saltwater fishing rods every year.) Below are nine different options from the top fishing rod manufacturers. Some are already available; others will be available later …