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

Posted in Dan Blanton, Fly Rods, Hot and New, Industry News

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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Striperfest 2014 Winning Results

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Prize:    1       Won by:         Mickey Carson Item:  $350 gift certificate for a guided trip on the California Delta with the renowned Bobby Barrack. Expires 11/1/15. Donated by: Captain Bobby Barrack of Back to Class Guide Service Prize:    2       Won by:         … Continue reading

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Global Rescue Evacuates John Bates from Christmas Island

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John Bates with a New Zealand Brown Trout Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, is one of the most remote places on earth, lying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With many distinctive species of fish in the surrounding … Continue reading

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Nautilus Reels Joins BTT as Newest Sponsor

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Photo by Honson Lau Please find attached a press release and photo announcing Nautilus Reels at Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s newest corporate sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, Nautilus will donate five percent of all proceeds from the sales of … Continue reading

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RIO Introduces InTouch Level “T” Series

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  Idaho Falls, Idaho (September 2, 2014) – Continuing to expand the offerings built with ConnectCore technology RIO Products, makers of fly lines, leaders and tippet brings spey anglers the InTouch Level “T” Series.  The InTouch Level “T” tips are fast sinking, … Continue reading

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First Hatch Guide Service

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 First Hatch Guide Service – 2014 Fall is on its way and I have made some big changes for the upcoming Delta season. I will be available to guide 4 days a week starting September 15th through December 20th. Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday … Continue reading

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