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Video: Bauer Fly Reel’s Newest, the RX

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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

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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. 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

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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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