Salt Water

Cause And Effect

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

I'll occasionally see a reference to "overlining" or "underlining" a rod. What is the practical effect of casting a line one line-weight heavier than the rod is designated for? And what is the effect of casting a line one size smaller than the rod? The answer depends not only on the designated weights

Explosive Combinations

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

I have heard that you should not mix nylon leaders and tippet material with fluorocarbon leaders and tippet. Is this true, and if so, why? I think the combination becomes explosive if placed in water... Seriously, mixing fluorocarbon and regular nylon can be a problem, but no more so than mixing two

The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Win this one-of-a-kind Ford Expedition AND and a fly-fishing trip... or one of 43 other exciting prizes

Learnin' the Ropes at a Fly-Fishing School

Topics: "L.L. Bean's two-day Introduction to Fly-Fishing Workshop, The Mel Krieger/Fly Shop Fishcamp, The Wulff School of Fly Fishing Instructors Course, Orivs Cape Cod Saltwater Fly Fishing School, Maggie Merriman's school"

Scott STS Saltwater Fly Rods

Topics: Scott STS Saltwater Fly Rods

Top Ten & Best Of Show

  • By: Paul Guernsey

Topics: "Best new products of the 1996 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (Charlton 8550C Large Arbor Configurable Reel System, Scott STS Saltwater rods, Simms Activent Shell, Marc Petitjean MP Fishing Vest, Winston 5-piece LT Trout rods, Green River Jade rods, Renzetti Tube Fly Vise, Edgin Hair Snare,

The Familiar Made New

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "fly-tying tools, fly-tying materials: Edgin Hackle Grip Pliers, Umpqua Feather Merchants Tiemco continuous-wire whip-finisher, Rainy's E-Z Leg Tool, Anvil Industries Taperizer Scissors, Spirit River Real-Eyes, Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing, Rocky Mountain Dubbing ""A Hair's Difference"",

Thomas & Thomas Horizon Saltwater Trav'ler Rods

Topics: Thomas&Thomas Horizon Saltwater Trav'ler Rods

1996 Kudos Awards

Topics: "Gary LaFontaine, Umpqua Feather Merchant's Flies, Thomas&Thomas Horizon Saltwater Trav'ler Rods, The Teeny T Lines, Ex Officio, Buck's Bags "

"Mastering Big Fish, Hooray- Our days Are Numbered,"

Topics: "saltwater reels, calendars, Tidemaster Three"