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A Weighty Question

03-11-10 There has been a lot of banter on websites, streamside and here in the shop about the legality of split-shot on your leader.  The answer is split-shot is legal.  Why do I say that? Well because somewhere around the year 2000 the State of Maine changed the wording they used to define fly fishing. […]

Sink Tip lines get no respect

Floating lines are where it’s at these days. Hardly anyone fishes sinking lines and fewer yet fish sink tip lines. Sink tip lines are the Rodney Dangerfield of the fly line world. Yet like Rodney Dangerfield sink tip lines deserve a second glance.Years ago Sinking Lines were prone to “sagging” when they sank. The line’s […]

Is Casting a Dying Art?

When I started fly fishing it wasn’t really to fly fish. I started so I’d have a reason to do all that casting. Heck if I wanted to catch fish all I had to do was get that collapsible, ultra-lite spinning rig out from under the seat and I could catch plenty of fish. But the casting […]