News

My Take: Rod action and the portability question

Tom Dorsey, Greenfield, Massachusetts  Rod action may very well be one of the most discussed features of a fly rod. Many of the disagreements derive from the lack of a common understanding in terms; “fast action” for example. To some this refers to rod stiffness and to others it implies[...]

Read More

Thoughts on 12 months of steelhead

Brian Chou, Portland, Oregon I am very blessed to live in a region of the country that allows me to get out for these amazing fish every month of the year if I choose. Being successful throughout the year, however, requires an open mind and a little bit of creative[...]

Read More

Spring arrives in New Zealand

Casey Cravens, Lower South Island, NZ As I write, anglers are making last minute contingency plans, scouring maps, weather forecasts and river flows for their first trips of the season—all with the glee of a kid on Christmas Eve. Barring heavy downpours Sunday night, most waters are at excellent levels,[...]

Read More

The Perfect Session

Martin James, Lancashire, England For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed watching trout take an imitation or the real thing off the surface of a clear flowing river. As the fish takes the fly and turns downward you often see the rainbow coloured spots on its body then[...]

Read More

Mahseer, monks and blessed rods

Hans van Klinken, Gelderland, Netherlands When I was offered the opportunity to fish for the mighty Golden Mahseer in a very remote part of northeastern India, I jumped at the chance. I knew this special trip was going to be exploratory and a somewhat experimental excursion. I anticipated that I[...]

Read More