“I Hate Tim Rajeff” – by Lee Baermann

Now before you cut my lines, break my rods and corrode my reels, let me explain. For years, I have shunned and put down the use of switch and spey rods in the Southern California surf. It’s even in my book. It’s not because I can’t cast them well – it has to do with…

“Spoke ‘n’ Fly” – by Brian Ohlen

When people ask why I’m riding a bicycle from Canada to Mexico in winter to fly fish for steelhead I normally just say something like, “I like fishing and biking. Why not?” The more honest answer has somewhat deeper connotations. My wife is a social scientist, and loves seeing social theories working in everyday life….

ECHO Bad Ass Glass: A Lesson on Assumptions” – by Winston Cundiff

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this rod for a long time!  I’m by no means a ‘glass guru or, for that matter, a rod guru.  I like fishing and am an equal-opportunity abuser of gear. If you’re reading this in hopes of some super technical review of the Bad Ass Glass rod, I’m sorry.  It’s a…

“How to: Swinging From A Boat” – by Aaron Richter

If you’re like me and have a passion for swinging flies with a spey rod,  you spend countless hours on the water in all sorts of scenarios! Big brawling rivers, slower deep rivers, basalt-bottomed rivers… you get my drift!  Then, there are those perfect places where wading is easy and you can step downstream endlessly….

Heads, Tips, and Headaches: Setting Up Your Spey Rod

Coming from the single-hand bass or trout world, spey casting can be pretty intimidating. The rods are often twice as long as your standard single-hander, and the fly line that you’re used to is now multiple pieces that need to be strung together. But fear not, friends; we’re here to help. The Set-Up Spey and…

“On the Mend” – by David Decker

Webster defines mending as “to repair something that is damaged or broken, restore, piece together, patch, cobble, rehabilitate, renew or renovate.” In fly fishing it seems that we are always mending something; our waders, our tailing loop, our fly selection, our boat, our approach, our work schedule or a strained relationship with someone who misses…

“There Are No Secrets Left in Montana” – by Rick Matney

I’ve heard it from people all over, the internet has ruined fly fishing. To some extent I would have to agree. With all the online sources for information available anyone with a little tech ambition can dredge up information on almost any place imaginable…….almost. I found myself with 2 days off in a row in…