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J.Son Match and Catch Flies

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J.Son flies from Sweden are incredibly realistic… so much so that they are ultimately excellent teaching aids. Use them to compare against naturals, and develop your entomology and hatch-matching skills.

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Fish Skull Fly Tester

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Martin Bawden talks about the details of the Fish Skull Fly Tester from Flymen Fishing Co. As the name implies, you can fasten flies to lines, float them on the surface, “drift” them under the surface, and even “swim” certain … more

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Superfly Rod-Reel Combo

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Jana Superstein from Superfly explains the launch of their new website and combo rod and reel kit that’s designed to to be a one-stop shop for anyone getting into the sport of fly fishing.

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Video: Sage Wins Two Awards for Accel and SALT Rod Families

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Kara Armano gives us the lowdown on Sage’s newest rod families, which incidentally swept Best Freshwater (Accel), Best Saltwater (SALT) and Best of Show (SALT) at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer show last month.

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Video: Nautilus CCFX2 Reels

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Kristen Mustad of Nautilus Reels explains the CCFX2 Silver King reels, which won two awards at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer’s Show in Orlando. The CCFX2 Silver King is another pairing of light, yet durable aluminum frame with high-performance … more

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Video: Orvis Recon Rods

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Tom Rosenbauer, aka Mr. Orvis, thoughtfully combs over the newest “price-point” rod the company is coming out with.  The Recon series is a high-performing rod that’s priced quite a bit lower than one might think: $425 – $450 depending on … more

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Video: Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Siege Fly Line

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Another IFTD New Product Showcase winner (best freshwater fly line). The Sharkwave Siege from SA is explained here by Andrew Bosway, the research and development manager for Scientific Anglers.

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Video: ARC Fishing Fluorocoat Fly Tippet

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Co-founder of ARC Fishing company, Travis Thompson, talks about their new line-up of tippets, specifically their Fluorocoat product and why it’s different. ARC Fluorocoat is a fluorocarbon-coated nylon tippet. The process pairs the strength and suppleness of nylon with the … more

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Video: Douglas Outdoors Argus Reel

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John Shaner, VP of Client Services for Douglas Outdoors, explains the new company’s USA-handcrafted reel, the Argus. Keep your ears peeled for more news from Douglas Outdoors; it’s a company that will be making waves in the fly world in … more

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Video: Umpqua Tailgater Organizer

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Jeff Fryover, president and CEO of Umpqua Feather Merchants, explains the company’s newest offering in the “gear organization” category, the Tailgater Organizer. Umpqua has devised a surprisingly affordable option for gathering all your fishing equipment in your car. You can … more

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