By Michael Stack
THE BUNNY AND BEADHEAD
One of our favorite and most successful tactics for catching big trout is to add a dropper nymph off the back of your streamer. The “Bunny and a Beadhead” or “Dragging Junk” rig (as it’s affectionately known around the rivers of southwest Montana) is an easy way to entice strikes from trout that will engage and chase a streamer, but not eat it. Essentially, the streamer brings the trout to the party and the nymph trailing behind triggers the strike.
by Robert Morselli/ Midcurrent.com
8-weights aren’t easy. Saltwater 8-weights even less so: they have a considerably elevated set of performance hurdles to clear than your average 5-weight. Consider that, and the vision R.L. Winston tasked their rod maker with when developing the Boron III Plus line of performance fly rods. The general message seems to have been: Go big. Big flies. Big wind. Big fish. Develop a rod that will address the most challenging fishing situations (probably the easy part), and give it that classic Winston feel (the hard part).
The R.L.Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, is pleased to announce today that they will be connecting with customers far and wide at Furimsky’s Fly Fishing Shows in early 2017. The shows and dates are as follows:
Denver, Colorado – January 6, 7, 8th
Somerset, New Jersey – January 27, 28, 29th
Atlanta, Georgia – February 3rd & 4th
Pleasanton, California – February 24, 25, 26th
By Spencer Durrant
Fly lines are often overlooked by anglers when setting up a new outfit. The reel and rod are obviously important, but good fly line makes a rod perform that much better. For example: I’d never use a true-to-weight line on a Sage MOD or Bolt. Both of those rods are stiff enough to warrant a heavier line, like the MPX series from Scientific Anglers. So when fishing a medium-fast action rod it makes sense to use a line closer to the AFFTA standards for line and rod weight.
by Kyle Wilkinson
I DON’T WANT TO SAY IT’S HARD FOR A NEW FLY ROD TO IMPRESS ME THESE DAYS, BUT TO SOME DEGREE….IT REALLY KIND OF IS.
Does that mean I’m still not excited to cast a flashy new stick of graphite and don’t think that many of them really are pretty awesome. Not at all. With all the various technologies that go into fly rods these days- even with the mid priced offerings- we as anglers have it pretty much made in the shade when it comes to finding a fly rod that suits our needs and wallet.