The New Echo Boost – Power, Preciscion – Flat-out Fast Fly Rod

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    NEW: ECHO Boost Saltwater Series with Tim Rajeff New: ECHO Boost with Tim Rajeff Performance. Precision. Flat-out FAST.  The deafening call for an ultra efficient rod capable of producing blistering line speed with minimal effort has been answered. … Continue reading

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Airflo Switch/Streamer Spey Line

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  Spey casting expert Tom Larimer is a talented guide, superb casting instructor, and serious about all things “two handed”. A prolific designer, Tom was key in the development of several immensely popular Airflo products: the Skagit Compact, Skagit Intermediate, … Continue reading

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Orvis Breaking Barriers Awards

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Orvis launches first Breaking Barriers awards in Missoula   Missoula, Montana, April 24, 2015.  According to Simon Perkins, senior manager of Orvis Adventures and Hunting, the Breaking Barriers Awards were created to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond … Continue reading

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Echo Introduces New “Base” Fly Rod for 2015

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  At Echo, we look for innovative ways to deliver quality, performance, and value. At its core, Tim’s design philosophy revolves around the basic premise that you shouldn’t have to sell plasma to afford an awesome fly rod. Improved access … Continue reading

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Scott Lake Lodge – Tips to Improve Your Score – On The Fly

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On the Fly: Improving Your Score  by Dan Blanton   I was first introduced to Scott Lake’s incredible fly fishing for pike and lake trout in 1995, by my long time friend and mentor, Lefty Kreh. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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New Orvis Recon Fly Rods for 2014

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  New Orvis Recon Rods Mid-priced, award-winning rods are 100% made in USA Manchester, VT (January 2015)— Recon fly rods are a mid-priced fly rod ($425 for freshwater models, $450 for saltwater versions) and offer a big improvement in cosmetics, … Continue reading

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RIO Adds GT Line to Its Tropical Saltwater Series of Fly Lines

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      Idaho Falls, Idaho (February 2, 2015) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the GT Line to its tropical saltwater series of lines to easily throw big flies to these notoriously … Continue reading

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Lefty Kreh – Crimping Hook Barbs – Without Breaking the Hook

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By Lefty Kreh Many times when crimping the barb of a fly hook to make it barbless the hook breaks; but that can be avoided. When pliers clamp down on the barb at a right angle to the shank too much … Continue reading

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Don Swanson Joins Orivis – Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing

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Manchester, VT (January 2015)—Don Swanson, a veteran of over 20 years with Abel Automatics and president of Abel for the past 7 years, has accepted the position as Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing for Orvis.  Don replaces Jim Logan, who … Continue reading

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RIO Products Adds New Permit Line to Its Tropical Series

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  Idaho Falls, Idaho (December 1, 2014) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the Permit Line to its tropical saltwater series of lines for perfect presentations to these notoriously finicky fish. The Permit Line was awarded the … Continue reading

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