The final episode of season 1’s “How To” series is “How To Set Up a Trout Spey/Switch rod”. With the surge in popularity of light two-handed rods for trout fishing, more and more anglers are looking to purchase one of these light, fun and highly enjoyable fishing outfits, but find many pitfalls on the way to getting the perfect rig. In this episode RIO brand manager, Simon Gawesworth, explains how to choose the right sized Trout Spey rod based on fish size, compares a Trout Spey rod to a regular single handed rod, and goes through the various fly line options for Trout Spey rods that are on the market, and when to use each one.
This film is an invaluable tool for anyone looking at getting a two-handed Trout Spey or Switch rod, and really helps anglers dial in how to get the most perfectly balanced rig.
Check out RIO’s “Behind the Brand” video featuring their R&D production designer, Wayne Peterson, spending some time on the Teton River.
The 10th episode of RIO’s “How To” series, is presented by RIO ambassador Russ Miller. In this episode, Russ shows numerous ways to fish a streamer while wading along the bank of a river; each different from the rest, and when applied to a day on the river, will give you the maximum chance of catching a fish. Russ’s tips and great information takes the mystery out of this increasingly popular style of river fishing.
Fly Fusion fly-tying editor Al Ritt demonstrates how to tie the Adams, a classic pattern that deserves a place on the top row of any dry-fly box.
- Hook: Daiichi 1100 sz 20 through 8
- Wings: Grizzly Hen Hackle Tips
- Tail: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers
- Body: Muskrat or Gray Superfine Dubbing
- Hackle: Mixed Brown and Grizzly Dry Hackle Fibers
Filmed last fall in the beautiful Colorado mountains, the Heartbeat of Fishpond is a soulful film highlighting the company’s passion for conservation and thoughtful vision behind each product. It’s definitely worth watching.
Check out Episode 9 from RIO’s “How To” series. In this instalment, RIO ambassador Rob Parkins explains how to fish a large terrestrial from a drift boat.
Of all of the many special moments we encountered, while filming season 2 of the Fly Fusion Series, this quote from Northern Lights Lodge owner, Skeed Borkowski, was the moment that had the most significant impact on us and we have been eager to share it with you.
“One of the most beautiful things about our area is that we don’t have cell coverage… I pray that in 100 years there will still be a place like this where you can escape. Someplace where midway through your back cast, or double hall, your phone doesn’t ring.” ~ Skeed Borkowski, Northern Lights Lodge
Check out this great new video from our friends over at RIO.
Every wonder who’s responsible for the design of the fly rod you’re casting? This short film about the new X gives a behind-the-scenes look at the team that created Sage’s new smooth casting fly rod.
For fly anglers looking to add a little more distance to their cast or planning to expand their advanced casting arsenal, lots of different options exist nowadays. You can book a casting clinic, find a column in a magazine, or search out numerous instructional videos online. If you decided to go with the online option, Fly Fusion staff helped to narrow the search by providing you with two of their favourite casting series.
R.L. Winston Casting Series–One of the all-time greats, Joan Wulff, presents an easy-to-follow 10 part instructional casting series packed with basics for the newcomer or for the long-time angler who wants to break some poor habits. She also has a number of videos in the series that present advanced techniques for the angler wanting to improve on an already solid foundation. To view the series click here.
Orvis Casting Series–Another recommended casting resource is the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center. Along with everything else you need to know about fly fishing, you’ll also find 16 casting centric instructional videos presented by Orvis Casting Instructor, Pete Kutzer. To view the series click here.
Photo Credit: Paula Shearer