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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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Video: Tacky Fly Fishing Silicone Fly Box

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Tim Jenkins from Tacky Fly Fishing explains the company’s fly box, which won Best New Fly Box at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando last week. The box is made with a slit-silicone insert, rather than regular … more

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First Glance: Strike Foundry Coiled Sighter

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I have to admit I’m not much of a nymphing kinda of guy. I just don’t enjoy it that much. That is unless I get super techy with it and utilize some of the tricks my Euro-nymping friends have taught … more

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First Glance: Petzl Tactikka +RGB

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I fish a lot at night. For bass, trout, you name it. Doing so requires hand-free illumination for a good part of the process. Obviously light can spook fish in many situations and I almost always try to get away … more

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Quick Tip: Polarized Glasses Will Get Kids Interested in Fly Fishing

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I spent most of last Saturday dragging my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter around a lake or two up in Rocky Mountain National Park. We were hiking and throwing rocks in the water, and I was secretly trying to get her interested in … more

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How to Refurbish Wooden Oars for Your Fishing Boat

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This is for all you folks who love to float and fish. I’ve slowly and stupidly been refinishing a wooden dory that was given to me since last summer. I’ve never done anything like it before and am findingthat it … more

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