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Orvis Sells Ross Reels to the Mayfly Group

Orvis has announced the sale its Ross Reels subsidiary to the Mayfly Group, which operates various brands including Abel Automatics. “Mayfly Group is honored to be associated with Ross Reels, an iconic fly fishing brand,” says David Dragoo, president of … more

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Video: Orvis’s New Made in the USA CFO Reel


Orvis is reintroducing their classic CFO reel and this time it will be made in the USA. The reels will be available early in 2014 and come in sizes 1wt – 7wt. They’ll all feature a click an pawl drag … more

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Podcast Interview: Dan Rice of Bozeman Reels


Bozeman reels has been around for a few years and was an idea hatched by couple of MSU grads with engineering, math and design backgrounds. The company is starting to come into it’s own and is the only reel company … more

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Video: Bauer Fly Reel’s Newest, the RX


Jon Bauer, owner of Bauer Fly Reels, talks to MidCurrent about their latest offering, called the RX.  The RX will replace the Rogue series of fly reels with new drags, more porting in the frame, as well as updated colors. … more

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Grateful Dead Abel Fly Reel


The Grateful Dead’s iconic logo is now available on Abel Fly Reels, as part of Abel’s 25th anniversary celebration.  The design is hand-painted and received Best of Show in the gift item category at the annual International Fly Tackle Dealer … more

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New Abel Products Featured at ICAST

At the recent ICAST in Las Vegas, Abel Reels announced new products ranging from hemostats to mooching reels. Also of note are the new finishes including DeYoung artwork and Grateful Dead logo. Read more via Tackle Tour.

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Nautilus Reels Introduces CCF-X2 Series

Recently given the Best Saltwater Reel Award at the 2013 ICAST/IFTD trade show, the CCF-X2 reel from Nautilus combines the best attributes of the CCF and FWX series drag systems with light weight and high performance. Read more in the … more

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Tibor Introduces the Lightweight “Signature” 5-6 Fly Reels

On its 35 anniversary, Tibor has announced a new line of sealed-drag fly fishing reels. Light enough for freshwater use, but strong enough for the barrage of salt, the Signature 5-6 will be available mid-December 2013. Read more in the … more

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Hardy Products at ICAST

At the upcoming ICAST show, Hardy will announce a number of new rods and reels, including the classic Bougle and Ultralite reels and ZENITH and PROAXIS rods, among others. Read more in the press release below.

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Picks for Best Fly Reels

While much focus is given to the rod, fly reels are often overlooked yet equally important. They are “the studio musicians to the rock star” writes Ed Estlow on Gear Patrol, as he outlines his five picks for best fly … more

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