“Small Stream Dreams” – by James Garrettson

It’s runoff time. Your favorite river looks like Willy Wonka’s chocolate river and you want to fish. What do you do with all this new-found free time? Cry and binge watch conspiracy documentaries on YouTube? Send your ex a “how are you?” text. Perhaps a deadly combination of all three? No. You fish the small…

ECHO Bad Ass Glass: A Lesson on Assumptions” – by Winston Cundiff

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this rod for a long time!  I’m by no means a ‘glass guru or, for that matter, a rod guru.  I like fishing and am an equal-opportunity abuser of gear. If you’re reading this in hopes of some super technical review of the Bad Ass Glass rod, I’m sorry.  It’s a…

“How to: Swinging From A Boat” – by Aaron Richter

If you’re like me and have a passion for swinging flies with a spey rod,  you spend countless hours on the water in all sorts of scenarios! Big brawling rivers, slower deep rivers, basalt-bottomed rivers… you get my drift!  Then, there are those perfect places where wading is easy and you can step downstream endlessly….

Heads, Tips, and Headaches: Setting Up Your Spey Rod

Coming from the single-hand bass or trout world, spey casting can be pretty intimidating. The rods are often twice as long as your standard single-hander, and the fly line that you’re used to is now multiple pieces that need to be strung together. But fear not, friends; we’re here to help. The Set-Up Spey and…

“On the Mend” – by David Decker

Webster defines mending as “to repair something that is damaged or broken, restore, piece together, patch, cobble, rehabilitate, renew or renovate.” In fly fishing it seems that we are always mending something; our waders, our tailing loop, our fly selection, our boat, our approach, our work schedule or a strained relationship with someone who misses…

“There Are No Secrets Left in Montana” – by Rick Matney

I’ve heard it from people all over, the internet has ruined fly fishing. To some extent I would have to agree. With all the online sources for information available anyone with a little tech ambition can dredge up information on almost any place imaginable…….almost. I found myself with 2 days off in a row in…

“Just Hard Enough” – by David Decker

Shot: Joel Dickey On the topic of casting and teaching better casting, I find that in almost all cases most anglers use more power than is helpful in getting the fly to land correctly and accurately. As a result, I teach students to cast “just hard enough, like putting”. I find that after employing a…

New Rods for 2017!

Tim has done it again! We’ve spent the last year designing and tweaking, bending and breaking, and this is the result: seven unique new rods that run the gamut from #2 dry fly sticks to #12 fiberglass monster tamers. All rods will be available Fall 2016.  ECHO Bad Ass Glass Ready to chase Cthulhu with a…