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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. Repatriated Bougle Fly Reel … more

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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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Two New Affordable Reels From Sage

New for the 2014 catalog, Sage is introducing two new reels to their line up: the large arbor stainless steel 3200, and die cast aluminum 2200 series. Both will be available in August. Read more in the press release below. … more

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EVOKE from Sage: Reimagining Design

With a uniquely modified full frame design, the EVOKE reel from Sage controls and protects the line while at the same time enables anglers to palm the spool while fighting larger fish. Available in 8 and 10 weights, August 2013. … more

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Podcast Interview: Kristen Mustad of Nautilus Fly Reels


In this week’s podcast interview we chat with Kristen Mustad of Nautilus fly reels. His family has been in the fishing business in some form or fashion since 1832 when Ole Mustad started O Mustad & Son. Apparently Kristen hasn’t … more

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Orvis to Acquire Scientific Anglers/SA and Ross Reels


Orvis announced this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels businesses from 3M.  “We think both businesses have incredible opportunities to drive fly-fishing innovation well into the future,” said David … more

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Nautilus Reels Announces Video Competition

Giving plenty of time to plan and film, Nautilus Reels have announced a video competition set to run through August 31, 2013. The winner will receive the reel of their choice, so get creative and enter. Read more in the … more

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Abel and Casting for Recovery Partner on Reel

Helping battle breast cancer and those fighting the disease, Abel Automatics Inc. and Casting for Recovery have teamed up to offer custom finishes on Abel Super Series 5N large arbor model reels, with $100 per reel donated to Casting for … more

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Abel Moocher Reel for Deepwater Gamefish

Designed specifically for the angler targeting deepwater gamefish, the newly announced Moocher Reel from Abel is fit for the task, complete with cork drag system and outgoing click mechanism “for fighting a fish without stutter or hesitation.” Read more in … more

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