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What is a Wet Fly
In fly fishing, wet fly is a general term used to describe a type of artificial fly (similar to a nymph) representative of sub-aquatic trout food. Where nymphs are most commonly designed, tied, and fished to closely and realistically imitate insects in their pre-adult or larval stage, wet flies are most commonly designed to be more impressionistic than precise imitations of specific types of food.
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detdesc::What a wet fly is: In fly fishing, wet fly is a general term used to describe a type of artificial fly (similar to a nymph) representative of sub-aquatic trout food. Where nymphs are most commonly designed, tied, and fished to closely and realistically imitate insects in their pre-adult or larval stage, wet flies are most commonly designed to be more impressionistic than precise imitations of specific types of food.

That in mind, typical wet flies can imitate drowned insects, small baitfish, sculpins, crustaceans, worms, squid, and other forms of sub-aquatic morsels appealing to larger, hungry, and aggressive fish.

Wet flies are commonly fished exclusively in freshwater except for those coastal areas with brackish channels, deltas, estuaries, back bays, and other saltwater-freshwater mixes -- wet flies can be effective in these water types as well.

Because wet flies are designed to ride beneath the water's surface, these fly patterns often incorporate some sort of weight. The added sinking weight of these flies is achieved with lead or copper wire, bead heads, and lots of water-absorbant fly tying materials. The larger, heavier-gague wire hooks also help to keep these flies in the sub-surface after a cast.

Wet fly fishing materials…
The use of long, wispy, or otherwise shaggy looking fly tying materials in wet flies is a necessary design element to their ultimate effectiveness. The characteristic shaggier or bulkier dubbing fibers and longer hackle collars common to many wet flies help them push water with lots of animated movement. Some classic wet fly patterns are: Leadwing Coachman, the Wooly Worm, the Grizzly King, and the Blue Bottle. These classic wet flies are easily recognized by their married wings and long webby hackles and tails. Wet flies can be brightly colored creations designed to grab a predator's attention or provoke aggressive action, or they can be fashioned from more drab, subdued, or realistic looking materials.

Wet fly fishing techniques…
Fly fishing techniques commonly employed when fishing with wet flies are often similar to those used when fishing with a nymph. Dead drifting and high sticking are common and fishing a wet fly on the swing is another classic presentation style. Wet flies can also be stripped like freshwater or saltwater streamers.

Wet flies have enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity over the last few decades and fly anglers and fly tyers across the globe continue to experiment with these important fly patterns on a range of target game fish species in all types of fly water.
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Leland Hook File & Lanyard
The tool most often overlooked by fly fishermen. It's a big mistake not to keep your hooks sharp!
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How many fish have I lost to dull hooks? Answer: More than you and I would care to count. Not only that, how many otherwise good flies have I tossed that could have been easily sharpened? I just never seem to have a file when I need one! Now there is no excuse. Hook File sharpens hooks from size 24 to 6 without any problems, and guess what? It doesn't't rust! With a groove on either side, it's easy to use; just pull the hook down one, turn it over and pull it down the other. It also comes with a lanyard and is only 4 inches long. So, it costs twelve bucks, and it'll probably pay for itself the first day you use it. Now, there really isn't any excuse!
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Dr Slick Forceps Clamp, Black, Curved, 5.5 in.
Standard 5 1/2" forceps clamp for all-around trout fishing. Debarb, remove hooks and handle split shot. Non-glare black, will be sure not to spook weary trout.
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Dr Slick Spring Creek, Black Forcep Clamp, Straight, 5 in.
Light, fine-jawed black forceps clamp for debarbing and removing smaller hooks. Essential for spring creeks.
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detdesc::Spring Creek 5" Forceps Clamp, Straight, Half-smooth jaws, Black

These clamps are used for easy fish release, have a flat spot for de-barbing hooks, a striated spot for gripping and are only 5 inches long to stay out the way until you need them. They handle small shot, too. Don't go trout fishing without a pair.



Using their knowledge from years of experience with surgical tools, the folks at Dr. Slick design and create the highest quality tools and instruments for the fly fishing market. Using only the highest quality stainless steel, as well as the finest American and German machining the Dr. Slick Company continues to make the finest tools for fishing today.
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Leland Forceps Black, Straight, with Lanyard - 5 in.
Standard forceps clamp for all-around trout fishing. Debarb, remove hooks and handle split shot. Non-glare black!
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Call them what you will, forceps, clamps or hemostats, this handy tool is darn-near a requirement for any fly angler. Why? You can do just about anything with them. You can bend down hook barbs. You can gently remove your fly from a fish's mouth. You can gently remove your fly from your buddy's mouth (or arm or leg). Heck, you can even change a blown fuse in your fishing truck.



We'll keep it super simple, these are the right sized clamps, built strong for a long life of...well, clamping stuff. They are black, so they won't flash in the sun and scare your fish. They also lock in place, so you can attach it to just about any piece of clothing, so they won't bang around while fishing. Finally, we've included an insurance policy in the form of a handy, coiled lanyard. Now, you'll never lose your forceps, clamps, hemostats...or whatever you want to call them.

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Airflo: Ridge Tarpon, Clear Blue, WF- 12
The Airflo Tarpon Ridge Fly Line's power core is just made for setting 4/0 hooks into the tarpon stainless steel mouth.
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What is a Tuna
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Tuna


 




 The Bluefin Tuna game is hard. I was
first introduced to the Bluefin Tuna during my commercial fishing years.
We
would set a course for the Gulf Stream in a tiny 70 foot fiberglass long
lining
boat. Believe me, out there a 70 ft. boat is tiny. After traveling
several hundred miles off-shore to the Tuna, Mako Shark and Sword
fishing grounds, we would carefully analyze the eddies, micro currents
and water
temperatures. The captain was the final decision maker and his decision
on where
and when to set the 1,200 hooks was at the root of a successful or
unsuccessful
set. Long line commercial fishing or any commercial fishing is exactly
the same
as any other type of fishing. The only difference is that everything is
exaggerated. Catches are measured in the thousands of pounds. Instead of
a
couple rods, reels, lures or flies there are thousands of hooks. Instead
of going out for the
day, you go out for 15 or 30 days. Four foot seas are common, it’s the
10+ foot
seas that become troublesome. Instead of 10 hours being a long day of
fishing,
the fishing never stops. It is a 24/7 operation and sleep is a rare
commodity.
So, every night we would set the long line. It floated for miles on the
surface
of the Gulf Stream waters with 1,200 individual baited hooks hanging 6
fathoms
below the main line. We would then pick up the line in the morning,
assuming a
freighter did not run over it and get it caught in its prop. The premise
was much like any other form of fishing. The long line was reeled onto a
huge spool of mono
that was attached to the deck of the boat. As each hook was brought to
the boat,
there were only two possible scenarios. The hook either caught a fish or
did not. But, just like any other form of fishing, there were
contingencies to the scenario. What kind of fish was it? We were
targeting only
Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mako Shark and Swordfish. So, anything
else was
not wanted. If the captain made a wrong decision and chose to have us
set the
long line in bad water, it was possible to end up with 1,000 or so Blue
Sharks.
That was



not a pretty situation, for the sharks or us. The
sharks would roll
themselves in the mono and tangle the mono to the point of being
unrecognizable.
But, nonetheless we had to get all of our expensive hooks back and
untangle and
splice all the mono. Needless to say, a bad set such as this resulted in
countless hours of work. But, lets assume the captain made a good
decision and
ordered us to set the lines in “good fish” water. The hooks would come
up to the
boat and many would be empty but many would have “good fish.” But,
typically,
the majority of “good fish” would be Yellowfin Tuna or Swordfish and
Mako Shark.
The Bluefin Tuna had a way of staying one step ahead of us. But, when we
did get
into the Bluefin Tuna, we were a happy crew. At $45 per pound, A few
Bluefin Tuna could really make the work worthwhile. Fast forward to
present day. I
no longer commercial fish. I don't like to eat fish. I don't keep any
fish. I no longer fish with
conventional gear. I only fly fish. And, to be honest, if not for fly
fishing I don't think I would fish at all. With that said, my recent
Bluefin Tuna fly
fishing trip was amazing. It was amazing because I was able to exercise
all of
the skills I learned from the days of long lining in the Gulf Stream. It
was
amazing because the factors that determined our success with the fly
rods were
identical to the factors that determined success with the long line. We
had a
great captain and skipper, new quality gear, a combined wealth of
knowledge and
experienced and skilled fishermen. Our wise and knowledgeable Captain,
Mike
Warecke (860.304-9131) understood the water and the fish. Without
Captain Mike
and his good decisions, I truly do not think our trip would have been a
success.
We had, Pete, a knowledgeable skipper and boat man. Pete is an editor of
Boating Magazine and
his knowledge of boating was obvious. We also had
Tom
Rosenbauer, the fly fishing guru at the
Orvis Company and author of
“The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide.” Tom’s gear was perfect for this trip. Tom
outfitted our crew with 8, 10 and 12 weight Zero Gravity Fly Rods and Mach and
Vortex fly reels. Tom also rigged the rods and reels with color coded
backing, tested knots, Wonderline fly line (floating, intermediate and depth
charge), Mirage leaders, tippet and flies. Above all of this, a huge thanks goes
out to the fishing Gods. We were blessed with good weather, warm air and water
temperatures, baitfish, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna and Bluefin Tuna. It is truly
magical when everything and everyone comes together. Thank you Mike, Tom and Pete for making
this one of the best fly fishing trips of my life.




~ Ref: jeremy on August 27, 2006, http://www.fliesandfins.com, Aug 2010
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Leland's Nature Boy Hatch Patch - Review


Now your flies have a true home on your cap!

The Hatch Patch by Nature Boy Designs is truly one of those items every fly fisherman should own.  Now your flies are at the ready...Read More.
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April 18, 2014 (Sonoma, CA)Leland and Nature Boy Designs makes fly fishing even better. Introducing the patent pending, Hatch Patch. Now you've got your favorite flies within easy reach...always.


*Each Hatch Patch is handcrafted by Nature Boy Designs

*Fits most every baseball style cap - Curved or Flat Bill

*Patent Pending

*Made in the USA



Let's Face It...Although we fly anglers carry many flies with us on any given fishing trip, we commonly only use a few of our favorite patterns, or at least the ones that seem to be working. Why then do we continually dig through our vests, packs and boxes each time we need a fly? With the Hatch Patch from Nature Boy Designs, your favorite flies are within easy reach...all day.


Wool Is For Sheep...Most of us have tried the old wool fly patch only to find that your favorite fly falls out (lost forever) as you didn't secure it properly. Just as annoying, sometimes you need a blow torch and pliers to attempt to remove your fly from this wooly burden. Not with the Hatch Patch, your flies will stay right where you put them and can easily be removed when needed.


Your Favorite Hat...Sure, some of us just poke our fly hooks right into the core material of our favorite ball cap. A few outcomes...this hat is now and forever only a fishing hat, or you just ruined your best lid. With Nature Boy Design's Hatch Patch, you can add more fly storage real estate to your already fly festooned ball cap, or you keep your best cap clean and ready for a day at the ball park.


Pez Dispenser...If you fish with younger or newer fly anglers, you're probably growing tired of being the official fly dispenser. You know the drill, your little angler just lost another fly on a back cast and you're now winding your way back to tie on yet another fly. Not with the Hatch Patch. Just rack a few top producing flies on your kid's lid and teach them a knot. Now they can replace their own flies. Easy!


On The Go...Whether chasing trout or walking the flats, sometimes it's more fun to go light and leave the clutter at camp or in the boat. With the Hatch Patch, you've got the necessary flies for a quick attack. Just pack a spool of tippet in your pocket and get at it. Lose a fly? Not a problem, lift your lid and you've got your favorite patterns right where you need them. It's also great for the evening hatch.


Pro Review - Leland's Burke White

What's in a Name? The term fly fishing more than likely involves flies. Most fly anglers have a box or two (or more) stuffed with all the variable patterns that might be useful during a day on the water. However, most of us only use several flies during our fishing session. That's exactly why Nature Boy Designs created the patented Hatch Patch.

Rather than continually reaching in your vest or pack to pull out a fly box to change a fly, you can now load up your Hatch Patch with the right flies for the day and have quick access to them whenever the need arrises. Better yet, previously fished flies will dry out in the sun's warming rays as they hold fast to your Hatch Patch...no more rusted hooks in a moldy box.


Just slip the your Hatch Patch onto the brim of your favorite ball cap (most of us wear a ball cap) and the smartly designed clip will hold tight all day long. Better yet, your Hatch Patch won't ruin your hat at all. No more fly hooks in your favorite hat, no more pins stuck through your hat's bill. You can simply remove the Hatch Patch after your time on the water, so you won't look like a drop out.


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The Leland Fly Fishing Landing Net Saves Fish

The Leland Landing net will ensure a happy catch for you and a smooth release for your fish.
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Of all the available fly fishing tools that will help you properly catch and release a trout, the landing net is the best solution to ensure your trout will live a long, happy life. It's not only an iconic piece of fly fishing gear (something your grandfather actually used), it's a practical angling product that will make your (and your trout's) experience even better. Our Leland Landing Net is just what you need for an enjoyable day on the water and a future, healthy population of trout.

Our Leland Landing Net uses a unique UV-resistant, clear, soft-rubber material for our netting bag. Gone are the days of scratchy nylon netting that scraps the delicate skin of your beautiful fish. Our new netting material ensures your wild trout can rest at ease in the base of your landing net...in the cool, oxygenated water. You'll also be happy to hear your fly hooks won't get stuck in our net's rubber material like they commonly did in your old net's fabric netting.

Our hand-made, varnished hard-wood Landing Net is the “Goldilocks” of nets...just the right size. With it strapped to the back of your vest or pack, you can wind your way through tight brush without tiresome snags. You might actually forget you've got our net with you until you need it. With it, you can softly scoop up all reasonably-sized trout prior to a proper release.

We've even included a magnetic-release lanyard system, so you'll never lose your net. Just clip the included carabiner anywhere on your vest, pack or belt. The magnet will release with a firm pull of the net's handle and reattaches easily. Our elastic lanyard gives you full reach to your fish without extra cordage.

Bottom Line: Especially during a drought, when the water is warmer and the dissolved oxygen is lower, it's more important than ever to take care of our best friends by handling them correctly. This landing net solution comes complete and ready to use. You pretty much cannot lose it in the field and it will last you many seasons.



Pro Review - Leland's Keith Westra

Ever wonder why fly fishing guides carry landing nets? It's not because they are lazy, not wanting to jump in the water after your fish with their bare hands. It's because fishing guides are very smart. To a fly fishing guide, a healthy trout is actually a business partner. Without a healthy population of fish, a fly fishing guide would be forced to pick up golf. Good fishing guides protect their fish with good landing nets.
 
The right fishing net does wonders for protecting your fish. Soft-rubber netting is smooth on gentle fish scales. Holding your fish in oxygenated water is important before a proper release is made. Touching your fish as little as possible is always a smart approach. A proper landing provides you the ability to better control your fishing situation as well. No floundering around...you or the fish.
 
The Leland Landing Net is my go-to net. It's the right size for pretty much all the trout I catch. It's also the right size for me, as I often forget I have my Leland net, until I actually need it. Best of all, it comes complete with a handy, magnetic lanyard system, so I'll never loose my net when fishing and I don't have to fumble about when reconnecting it to my pack. The magnet takes care of that. This is just one heck of a net.
featdesc::Pros:
- The right size for just about any trout.
- Complete solution from net to lanyard, to clip.
- Soft rubber net saves fish and keeps fly hooks from sticking.

Cons:
- Maybe not the finest wood on the planet.
- The clear rubber netting doesn't look like your grandpa's net.
- Not everyone wants to carry a landing net.

Bottom Line: Especially during a drought, when the water is warmer and the dissolved oxygen is lower, it's more important than ever to take care of our best friends by handling them correctly. This landing net solution comes complete and ready to use. You'll never lose it and it works as intended.




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Sage ESN Fly Rod Review
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Specifications

•  Sections: Four

•  Length: 10'

•  Konnetic Technology construction

•  Fuji ceramic stripping guides

•  Handle: High grade cork, custom tapered shaped half-wells

•  Reel Seat: Cocobolo insert, Dark Nickel colored aluminum

•  Action: Medium

 



September 28, 2011 (San Francisco, CA): The origins of European nymphing might be up for debate—some say the Czech Republic, others Poland, some believe it has roots in Spain or France—but one thing is certain: regardless of where it began, the future of this innovative technique lies in the revolutionary design of the Sage ESN Fly Rod Series. The Sage ESN, short for European Style Nymphing, is meticulously engineered for outstanding sensitivity in turbulent runs and currents, where weighted nymph rigs are king and subtle strike detection is the name of the game.

It's all in the tip: If a trout so much as breathes on your fly, the Sage ESN Fly Rod will detect and transmit that vibration with unprecedented clarity. This heightened sensitivity in the rod tip is what sets the Sage ESN Fly Rod apart from the competition, harnessing the power of Sage's Konnetic Technology for unparalleled performance. In traditional indicator nymphing, the connection between angler and fly is interrupted by slack and missed visual cues. Simply put, strikes aren't detected and fish are lost. European nymphing supersedes the need for a strike indicator by relying on the subtle sensation of a fish on the take, and the Sage ESN Fly Rod's remarkably responsive tip grants the angler an acute read of the subsurface that other rods just can't provide. Sage ESN Fly Rods immediately relay every minute animation from tip to butt, providing comprehensive control of the action and relaying the most subtle strikes. This emphasis on “feeling the fish” has contributed to the zen-like following of European nymphing fanatics across the globe, all of whom will welcome the highly specialized design of the Sage ESN Series.


 
Hoover in the catch: The Sage ESN Fly Rod Series is optimized for pressured water and wily trout, providing you with a purpose-built instrument for one of the most effective fly fishing techniques around. It's not uncommon for competitors in European nymphing tournaments to bring in twenty fish an hour, leaving no time for missed opportunities and spit hooks. The Sage ESN is made for this level of fast paced action where every strike matters, transmitting subtle takes up the rod length for powerful hooks sets on the back end. At ten feet in length, Sage ESN Fly Rods are ideal for point-blank pocket water or more distant riffles, extending your touch to every square-inch of the water. If you love directing taut nymph rigs through slots and picking the pockets for trout, if you refuse call it a day until you've tied into every last fish, then the Sage ESN will be king of your quiver.
 
 
Konnetic™ Technology = More Fish:
Marking Sage's long-awaited entry into the world of European nymphing, the Sage ESN Series represents years of engineering made possible by groundbreaking new manufacturing process: Konnetic Technology. Konnetic Technology is the breakthrough that opened the door for ultra-lightweight, extremely efficient rods like the Sage ESN Series. Pioneered in Sage ONE Fly Rods, Konnetic Technology is perhaps best highlighted in the extremely fine, yet powerful, taper of the Sage ESN Series. The Sage ESN Fly Rod also features a compound taper mandral that allows for standout power in the butt section while maintaining the superior sensitivity of the narrow tip.
 
 

 

Sage ESN Fly Rods – Pro Review by Leland's Jon Ng

What's the word...

Sage has finally addressed the world of European nymphing with their new ESN Fly Rod Series, and what an entrance they've made. We had a chance fish some Czech nymphs with the Sage ESN 4100-4 Fly Rod, and although we didn't fair quite as well as some of the famed tournament nymphers, we still had a successful day and a lot of fun.

 

Features...

Instead of rambling on about the technicalities of Konnetic Technology, let's leave it at this: a narrower, more efficient taper means the Sage ESN telegraphs the slightest strikes down the rod length so you can set the hook.

 

Action...

The Sage ESN Fly Rod is a medium action and a compound taper mandral construction. Translation: with enough flex in the tip for a nuanced read of the underwater action and enough power in the butt for sturdy hook sets, the Sage ESN is the best of both worlds. Not to mention the lightweight design makes a day of high-sticking a breeze on your arm and a blast in the water.

 

Fit and Finish...

Sage doesn't miss a beat when they stamp their name on a new line of rods, and the ESN Series is no exception. The forest green shaft and gold trim wraps give the blank a great finish, similar in color to the famed Sage Z-Axis. The cocobolo reel seat is a personal favorite, and the choice to use aluminum instead of nickel silver improves performance without compromising the great look. Also, the Fuji ceramic stripping guides are a great touch and the mark of any quality rod.

 

 

Run Down...

 

Pros: In keeping with Sage's commitment to crafting the best tools for specific applications, the Sage ESN is true to it's name: an ultra-sensitive tip paired with a powerful butt for maximum success with European nymphing.

 

Cons: Although European nymphing is quickly amassing a following on this side of the pond, some might not have room in their quiver yet for this specific application. But for those who are in the know when it comes to contact nymphing, the Sage ESN is just what the doctor ordered.

 

Bottom Line: Sage has once again delivered on their promise to build the best possible rods for one of the most fun techniques around. The Sage ESN Series marks a welcomed entry into the world of European nymphing with the best best materials assembled by innovative minds.

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Leland Rod Co. British Columbia Boat Net
A long handled boat landing net for big water and big fish.
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If you have a drift boat, pram or a canoe...you better have a net. You might already have one, but it's probably a short-handled net which requires you to lean far over to land your fish. Lean too far and you'll be swimming with the fishes.

Get yourself the Leland Boat Net. With its lengthy, well-crafted, hardwood handle, you'll be scooping up fish like a pro. You'll also be happy to know that the Leland Boat Net uses a UV-resistant soft rubber netting. This is good news for your fish's soft skin, should you choose to release it. It's also great for keeping fly hooks from getting stuck in the netting.

Bottom line, this is one great net to keep in your favorite watercraft while fishing. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Bag: 18" x 13"
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Airflo Bass Muski Fly Line, WF6
This six weight fly line will turn your six weight fly rod into a big fly chucking machine.
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detdesc::When you're casting larger, more wind-resistant flies to big fish like Muskie or bass, you want a fly line that can turn over these flies like your casting a trout-sized dry fly.  You'll also be happy to know this line is made from polyurethane, which doesn't mind bug spray and sun screen.  Finally, this line has a super low-stretch power core.  Not only does this allow for more efficient energy transfer in your cast, it also make for the most aggressive hooks sets.
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  • Fly Line Length: 90 feet
  • Core: Power Core
  • Coating: Ridged
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Leland on Airflo With a huge following in their native UK and across Europe, Airflo is undoubtedly one of the preeminent names in fly line manufacturing. Since Airflo's start in the late 1980s under UK angler Paul Burgess, Airflo has stayed at the forefront of fly line design and development, with a slew of patents to show their industry leadership. Whether you've been fly fishing Airflo for years, or have just started to catch wind of their virtues, you should know that Airflo fly lines are hugely impressive, and Leland is thrilled to have the opportunity to carry them.
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