Conversations With The Masters

Our interviews with masters and guides continues with two guides who have combined guiding experience of over 40 years and who own the infamous Kingfisher in Missoula, MT., Matt Potter and Jim Cox. Interviewed by Matt Paluch for Fly Fishing Life Magazine (FFL) FFL What are you trying to accomplish when taking someone on a guided trip Matt What the guest wants. Some people want to whack a whole bunch of fish, others are more into the history of the area and scenery. A good guide will pick up on...

Stix Stones Non Toxic Split Shot

BossTin uses non-toxic materials to make some of the most innovative new It weights for use in the fly fishing industry. These weights are heavy and have similar characteristics to lead without the pollution. Moreover, they are shaped and colored to imitate small rocks and twigs that are naturally swept downstream. If you truly care about the environment and your impact on it, you need to be using a non-toxi weight while fishing. BossTin provides the best non-toxic shot that I've seen.

Fall on the McCloud by Bob Porter

When a friend calls to say he wants to end the fly fishing season on the most beautiful part of one of the most beautiful streams in the US at the most beautiful time of the year, there is only one answer. That's what happened last year when A.D. called me and said I try to end every trout season by going up to the McCloud just after everyone leaves for the year. So, there we were driving up to Mt. Shasta in the dead of the night so that we could get a little rest and be on the McCloud early...

Best New Gear for Super Grand Slam in Belize

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T was an amazing thing to get to touch a fish that big and powerful and old. Based on the quick length and girth measurement we took on him, He was over 100 pounds. I was both relieved and exhausted when he finally kicked off and swam out into the darkness of the night. As we were running back to the mother ship boat that was waiting for us in a nearby lagoon, we looked over and fireworks were exploding in the sky over Belize City. I thought for sure they were celebrating my huge fish. It...

LTM Lighterweight Mesh

There aren't many hats that could even begin to call themselves THE FINEST IN ALL THE WORLD. This years addition to their line, The LTM8 is even lighter than the previous versions, looks great, and comes with their lifetime guarantee. This is one of the most ideal fishing hats ever made. It is lightweight, breathable, insured against loss, guaranteed for life, floats, ties on, won't shrink, repels rain, and has an ultraviolet factor UPF of 50 , the maximum rating given. And as Francesca will...