Hard Goods

The 2008 Kudo Awards

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Once again, it's the time of year when the staff of FR&R gets together with some of the magazine's contributors to select those pieces of gear that deserve to be recognized with a Kudo Award...

Ask FR&R

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson
How to tie the nail less nail knot

The Scoop On Loops Casting loops, loop-to-loop connections-and getting fish on the reel

Letters

Generation Gap Our 'Generation Gap' essays in June provoked discussion concerning whether an angler could or should be judged by his age, his equipment, clothes--or lack thereof-- or choice of beverage. To add your comments, visit flyrodreel.com . Regarding the "Does Fly-Fishing Have a Generation Gap?"

Putting It All Together

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Assembling a rod; what is 'modulus' anyway; and booting up

Secrets of the Guides

Two dozen ways to fish better this summer

$15,000 Fly Rod

Here's your chance to own a piece of history

Cortland Dyna-Tip LInes

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, A convenient strike indicator and a beefed-up saltwater line

Hardy Marksman Rods

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, Scott's X2S saltwater rod, and a waterproof fly box

Is Your Fly Rod Too Fast?

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, avoiding tailing loops, and an angler's fear of failure

Making the Speed Cast

  • By: Buzz Bryson

Plus, why buy a rotary vise?