- Guns & Gear
Ontario OUT of DOORS Managing Editor Ray Blades keeps you in the loop on news in the fly-fishing industry, new gear releases, and insights from a life wading rivers and perched in front of a fly-tying vise.
I absolutely love handcrafted tackle, whether it’s bamboo fly rods, reels, hooks, leather fly wallets, or flies. But what draws me to craftsmanship is the ownership of what they do. These are makers that are producing parts of themselves...
In the digital age, the written word still matters. As a big fan of print, I was happy to see several new books on varying subjects hit the shelves in 2017. Here are a few new titles worth a read.
While attending The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ recently, I had more fun probing the aisles for the overlooked items worth the find...it’s the largest all fly-fishing retail show in the world. Here are my top picks:
Ray Blades talks Tom Larimer demystifing Skagit casting in his video Skagit Revolution...
I’ve caught muskies on the fly before, but to play with the legendary fish of Georgian Bay, I enlisted the help of JP Bushey and Brian Slavinski.
Since bass season is nearly upon us... Here are a few expert tips and a video that will help you, and me, tie better deer-hair flies.
All fish species face a common hurdle to survival when caught
It looks like we're going to need a bigger tackle box
An early look at what's coming down the line