RIO Releases Latest Video in “How To” Series

RIO–The seventh episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series is “How To Fish The Upstream Dry Fly”, and features RIO ambassador Rob Parkins. In this film Rob explains the advantages of fishing a dry fly upstream, and talks about the correct angles to cast the fly so as to reduce drag and not spook fish. Rob also explains the importance of keeping a tight line when fishing this way, and ends the film by catching a beautiful brown trout.

This film is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to learn this essential river fly fishing skill, and get to grips with catching rising trout on a river.

RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards–Cast Your Vote

The RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards is in full swing. The field is now reduced to ten finalists, and you get to cast your vote for the 2018 grand prize winner. Voting starts April 30 and closes on May 11, so make sure you click here to preview the finalists and cast your vote for your favourite film.

The Latest in RIO’s “How To” Series

RIO–The sixth episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series is “How To Choose a RIO Trout Line”, and features RIO sales manager Zack Dalton explaining the differences between the various floating trout fly lines that RIO has to offer. In this film Zack gives a clear and succinct description of each fly line’s properties, and talks about the differences in the fly line taper, weight distribution and key design points.

If you want to dial in the perfect trout fly line for your next day on the water, or are confused by the many fly line options that are available on the market, this film will be an invaluable resource.

RIO Offers New Salmon/Steelhead Line

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (April 2, 2018) – Building on the success of the InTouch Salmo/Steelhead Line, RIO Products, manufacturer of fine fly fishing lines, leaders, tippets, and accessories, brings anglers the InTouch Salmo/Steelhead F/S1 with its long hover head.

This line features a long “hovering” head seamlessly integrated into the floating rear taper and running line. The InTouch Salmo/Steelhead F/S1 sinks at one inch per second and is ideal for swinging just under the surface with small, light flies that tend to skate and for windy days when the wind can affect the swing, allowing the angler to mend and control the fly at long distances. The powerful, bullet front taper ensures the lines easily handles large steelhead and salmon flies, while the rear weight distribution makes this a great line for single handed or Spey casting.

Built with RIO’s ConnectCore ultra-low stretch core, anglers will have maximum sensitivity, control, and performance. Available in WF7F/S1 through WF9F/S1, this dual tone line comes in glacial/yellow and retails for $99.99.

RIO Releases the Latest in Their “How To” Series

RIO–The fifth episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series features RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth explaining and demonstrating the basics of Spey casting with a single-handed rod. This film doesn’t delve into any particular Spey cast, rather it shows the concept of how to make a Spey cast with a single-handed rod, and lays a very solid foundation for improving casting skills.

Many fly fishers believe that Spey casting is a tool only for salmon and steelhead anglers, and for using with long, two-handed rods, but Simon shows how important it is for trout anglers to have a knowledge of the Spey cast in their armory. In addition, Simon explains how this knowledge can help a caster make more efficient casts with obstructions behind, make angle changes with ease, and introduces the evolution a caster should go through form the humble roll cast, to the powerful single handed Spey casts.

Removing Fly Line Twist

RIO–The fourth episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series features RIO sales manager Zack Dalton explaining and demonstrating the difference between fly line twist, and line memory. In this film Zack describes how to avoid getting twist in a fly line in the first place, but also illustrates what to do to get rid of twist in a line if it happens. In addition, Zack talks about line memory and shows how easy it is to remove this from a RIO fly line. Zack’s tips are very neat indeed and well worth learning, and any angler that has ever had their fly line jam in the rod guides because of coils or twist, will find this film hugely beneficial.

Simon Gawesworth Breaks Down the Roll Cast

For those wanting to know how to make an effective roll cast, or for those who want to brush up on their roll casting skills, make sure you check out RIO’s  third episode (season two) of their “How To” series. Brand manager Simon Gawesworth demonstrates the three most important aspects of the roll cast.

 

What is your Holy Grail?

The holy grail of all fish is different for everyone. For Phil Tuttle, Derek Olthuis, Cortney Boice and Sam Parkinson the holy grail is the most colorful and largest arctic char in the world. Follow along as they seek the grail. Experience the adventures of the seriously northern Canadian Arctic Circle, the hardships, divine intervention, and treasures they encounter along the way.  Seriously North, only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2018!

IF4 Announces Official Selection

New from Adventure Well Media – For some, fly fishing is simply a hobby, but to Bucky Buchstaber of the Fly Fishing Collaborative, it’s where his love of the river and passion for helping others combine to combat human trafficking around the globe. Fishing Beyond the River follows Buchstaber and his team on a journey throughout the stunning and unique landscapes of Thailand in pursuit of the elusive blue mahseer. Unforgiving jungle terrains, exotic wildlife, and seemingly endless miles of river make for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. But fishing victories are often short lived, which is why this dedicated team is setting out to prove how fly fishing can change the world one cast at a time. Only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2018!