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New 2013 Reels from Waterworks-Lamson

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Waterworks-Lamson has announced three new reels in its product line, with focus on design and “making a good thing better.” The Arx reel which is crafted for use with a variety of lines including spey and scandi, the Konic II … more

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System 4 Reels From Scientific Anglers

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New from Scientific Anglers is the System 4 reel series. Crafted in Montrose, Colorado, these reels are designed with a large arbor and maintenance-free drag system, and can be used for salt as well as freshwater fishing.  Coming in three … more

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Podcast Interview: Hatch Reel Founder John Torok

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Hatch Outdoors front-man John Torok talks to MidCurrent about developing a totally new type of fly-line backing for the industry, a smaller-sized addition to their Finatic fly reel line for 2012, and what golf putters have to do with making fly … more

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Video: Sage 8000 Pro Series Reels

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Kara Armano talks about the new Sage 8000 Pro-Series reels, which feature three different sizes, 195 drag-setting options in a “dual-drag”  adjustment system, and a grooved rim on the edge of the frame that is holds fly line without having … more

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New Lever Drag Saltwater Reel

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In October Saracione Manufacturing, best known for its traditional salmon and steelhead reels, will release its new Islamorada saltwater model, complete with a lever drag system that will likely be more familiar to anglers used to using conventional tackle. The Islamorada reel … more

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Hardy Reels Win at IFTD

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With a reliable and easy-to-use cassette locking system and attractive design features, the Hardy CLS Fly Reel collection won “Best Freshwater Reel” at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno last week. Read more in the attached press release. … more

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Cheeky Fly Fishing to Offer Complete Line of Reels August 15

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Boston-based reel manufacturer Cheeky Fly Fishing will complete its offering of fly reels in August with the introduction of the Stealth 325, Thrash 475 and Dozer 525 reels. The latest offerings will complement the previously released Ambush 375 and Mojo … more

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Picking the Perfect Bonefish Reel and Converting Others for Double Duty

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Fellow fishing photographer and flats fishing nut Louis Cahill over at Gink and Gasoline says that last time he went bonefishing he “needed a reel with a really large arbor but didn’t relish the idea of dropping the cash on … more

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Podcast Interview: Ryan Harrison, Founder of Waterworks/Lamson, Talks Bikes and Fly Fishing Reels

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Ryan Harrison goes back in history to talk about how his parent company the C1 Design Group invented the first clipless pedal for bikes and the “headshok” suspension system for Cannondale, and how those concepts translated into fly fishing products … more

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Far Bank CEO Talks Fly Fishing and Protecting Bristol Bay

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Travis Campbell says, “No fish, no fishing, no us….”  He’s referring to the fact that without EPA protection projects like Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine could have hugely negative impacts on his business. He goes on to say that, “both as … more

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