Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rio Perception Fly Lines

Rio Perception Fly Lines Now Available through Custom Fly Rod Crafters

CFRC is now offering several Rio Products Fly Lines including the Perception Series.

New for 2014. Unprecedented casting control and instantaneous feel.

The revolutionary RIO Perception floating trout line helps anglers connect with more fish than ever before. Built with ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology, Perception lines provide groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and faster reaction time when setting the hook. Our exclusive SureFire color system (RIO’s uniquetri-color distance measure) improves casting accuracy by making it easy to gauge exact distances with a quick glance. 

  • Unique three-color SureFire system ensures deadly accurate distance control
  • ConnectCore improves casting timing, hook set and mending
  • Easy ID tag to quickly identify fly line
  • Welded front and rear loops

Perception line profile

Winner of best New Fly Line for 2014 at EFTTEX and IFTD shows.
CFRC also has the Rio Chucker, Switch and Light Touch fly lines in stock.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tying The Pitzen Knot

This is a very well done and concise short video on tying the Pitzen knot.

The Pitzen knot made popular by Edgar Pitzenbauer of Germany is easy to tie with not a lot of practice, and gives a knot that retains 95-100% of the tippet's rated strength as opposed to 85% for an improved clinch knot. 

The Pitzen knot is also more compact by about 40% and allows a neat knot between the tippet and hook and is often a favorite choice by tailwater fishermen who typically use very small flies. It also allows a very nice presentation of the fly without the larger sized knot such as the improved clinch knot.

Bill Frangos of New Mexico Trout demonstrates the Pitzen knot for tying small flies to a leader.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fly Casting

A few thoughts about fly casting:

• A stiff, fast action rod will not make you a better caster.
• An expensive rod will not make you a better caster.
• A new fly line will not make you a better caster.
• A casting lesson will make you a better caster.

• Casting practice will make you a better caster.
• Bushmills Irish Whiskey will make you feel like you are a better caster or at least you won't care as much that your wife can cast further.