Lefty Kreh – Crimping Hook Barbs – Without Breaking the Hook

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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

 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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RIO Fly Line Selector App

  Idaho Falls, Idaho (August 1, 2014) – RIO Products makes the connection to fish come easier for anglers whether it’s through its lines, leaders and tippet or through education on the consumer and dealer level. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Cortland Unveils ‘Next 100 Years’ Initiative

Cortland unveils ‘Next 100 Years’ initiative Legendary line company teams with leading conservation, education organizations to preserve and enhance America’s fisheries. July 17, 2014 — Cortland, N.Y. — For nearly a century, Cortland Line Company has stood as an innovative … Continue reading

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