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Bajio enters fly-fishing market on a mission to save saltwater flats

This is the most significant new company/product entry in the fly-fishing market in at least a decade. And it comes at seminal moment for sport fishing as a whole. “Bajio,” named after the Spanish word for “shallows,” will make its North American debut this month by unveiling a base lineup of fishing lifestyle sunglass frames with … Read more

The new Scott Centric is a rod for the ages

When the tube arrived from Scott, I expected it to be something special. So, I wanted the first analysis to more than a cursory shakedown. I headed to the grass field behind my house for some quality one-on-one time, poured myself a small mason jar of red wine, put on some Bose noise-cancelling headphones, strung up the rod, and got ready to “dance.” I put my playlist on shuffle, the first song that came on was AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells”

The coronavirus may change fishing as we know it

Ironically, 2020 is “The Year of the Rat.” Given how 2020 has unfolded so far, I actually consider that to be an insult to rats. But we are seeing some lifting of the pandemic fog where I live in Colorado and in many other places around the country—and fishing definitely stands to be affected… for better or worse.

Different posts for different light

Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from TU’s book, “Trout Tips,” available online for overnight delivery. Guide Pete Cardinal reminded me of this one as we fished the Missouri River in Montana in early fall. It’s hard to beat a Parachute Adams as an all-around, do-anything dry fly. With a good cast, and a better … Read more

Distance casters: Masters of the irrelevant

‘Tis the outdoor Sportsmen’s Expo and Flyfishing Show season, where anglers get chances to shrug off the winter doldrums and make a few casts, if only on an indoor “casting pond.” Those shows offer great opportunities to test out the latest and greatest fly rods too. Just don’t judge the rod by trying to throw … Read more