Hard Goods

Ask FRR

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • Photography by: Buzz Bryson
Bluewater fishing requires big-game leaders and knots.

Q: What leaders, and connecting knots, are best for bluewater fly-fishing?

Sitting here in Loreto, Baja Mexico, taking a break during a tough week of fishing (all sympathy appreciated), I’m reflecting on the many questions asked, and answers provided by, the mix of newbies and experienced pros to bluewater fly-fishing here at the lodge. Such a grouping is a fertile environment for moving up the fly-fishing learning curve. Inevitably, the focus becomes leaders and, more particularly, knots. The question boils down to, What leaders do I use and how do I connect the pieces?

Fresh for the Salt

  • By: Ed Mitchell
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"The truth is, many patterns entice multiple species and some jump a divide between freshwater or saltwater connotation to become a special breed of so-called crossover flies."

Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
David Gibson

Great Bay Rod Company builds quality, value-priced fly rods in Rochester, New Hampshire. "I’ve been building rods for more than 20 years. In 2004 I decided to throw caution to the wind and to leave high-tech and to launch Great Bay Rod Company," says David Gibson, company president.

Creative Solutions

  • By: Tom Keer
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From 1929 to today, Winston has based its business on designing and building quality fly rods for specific angling situations.

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bright beauty.. colorado

Smith Techlite Sunglasses

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Because good glasses are required fly-fishing equipment.

LL Bean Double L Outfit

  • By: admin
LL Bean Double L Outfit

LL Bean Double L 4-Piece Fly Rod Outfiit

Full-Tilt Tying

  • By: Ted Leeson
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Our exclusive field test of the latest in rotary fly-tying vises...

Cool Gadgets Ease Fishing Frustrations

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Trout season is gaining momentum and these three items can make your fishing a little more frustration-free this year. Clear some room in your fishing vest...

Great Gear for March

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Waders, rods, packs and more...