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OmniSpool Switchbox Line Management System

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Do you travel to fish? Do you have a pile of different lines for a specific line weight? Do you fish a floating line and sinking line in the same outing? Do you buy expensive separate spools for your reels … more

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Video: First Look at Patagonia’s 2014 Stormfront Backpack

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Mark Harbaugh of Patagonia walks us through the 2014 changes to one of the all-time greatest waterproof backpacks ever built, the Patagonia Stormfront backpack. This year’s model has a roll top and new material, and links in with the rest … more

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Quick Glance: ThermaCELL Remote Control Heated Insoles

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I’ll fish in the rain and wind of fall, through hail storms, and in 32 degree temps on a flats boat in New Orleans, but for the most part I’m a fair weather angler, and when it starts to snow … more

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Video: New Technology from RIO Products for 2014

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Simon Gawesworth of RIO Products talks about the new technology in their 2014 fly lines.

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First Glance, SPOT Generation 3 “Personal Locator Beacon”

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If you travel to fish, hire guides in remote locales, hike deep into the wilderness, use a boat, or do simple solo fishing adventures, you ought to be aware of an inexpensive “personal locator beacon” called a SPOT . It … more

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Video: New Orvis Superfine Glass Rods

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Orvis product developer Shawn Combs gives us the skinny on on the newest series of fly rods from the company: Superfine Glass.

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Podcast Interview: Andrew Bennett Talks Eddie Bauer

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Fly fishing industry veteran Andrew Bennett talks to MidCurrent about consulting for the venerable brand Eddie Bauer on their new “Sport Shop” line of fly fishing gear that’s slated for unveiling for the spring of 2014.  He talks about the … more

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Video: Redington’s Super Dry Fly Waders

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Kara Armano walks us through the 2014 line up of Redington’s new Super Dry Fly Waders and their Cocona technology.

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Video: Glass Rod Test – What an Atlantic Salmon on a Three-Weight Looks Like

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Orvis plans on unveiling a new crop of superfine glass rods soon. More on that later…. In the interim we tried to break a prototype. Earlier this summer Shawn “Puffy” Combs, product designer at Orvis – showed MidCurrent and a … more

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Video: How to Remove a Fish Hook at 1500 Frames a Second

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Michael Chilton of rodandrivet.com says that if you fish long enough, you’re bound to get hooked.  I must have fished long enough, because I’ve done it a number of times, and not always to myself—once I put a streamer hook … more

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