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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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Quick Tip: Avoiding Fly Line and Reel Abrasion

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I’ve got a nasty habit when stripping extra line from my reel for longer casts: I pull my line down and away to get more out. Depending on the style of you reel you might end up with some pretty … more

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Abel Launches New Reel

Notching up the technology of their successful 7/8N reel, Abel Reels has announced the release of their new 9/10N. Made with cold-rolled aluminum for increased strength, a stainless steel sealed cartridge outgoing click mechanism, and a pure cork drag, the … more

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Derek DeYoung Brook Trout Finish Now Offered on all Abel Reels

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A representation of a brook trout  is now available on Abel Reels by Montana artist Derek DeYoung. The hand-painted DeYoung brook trout flank pattern is priced at $200 over the standard cost of any reel, with the option of a … more

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Seattle Magazine Awards Sage “Small Manufacturer of the Year”

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Sage Manufacturing won the Small Manufacturer of the Year award handed out annually by Seattle Business magazine. From a field of over 200 entrants, Sage was selected because of its “ongoing commitment and dedication to innovation, excellence of manufacturing and … more

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Temple Fork Outfitters Offers New “Finesse Half Weight” Rods, Click-Pawl Reels

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The folks over at Temple Fork Outfitters have some new little rods and reels out. According to the company: “For most of us, it wasn’t on expansive waterways or endless oceans where our passion for fly fishing evolved.  More likely, … more

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Ross Reels to Stay in Montrose

Montrose, CO has agreed a deal to keep Ross Reels in the city for the next five years. The deal will will pay 3M, Ross Reel’s parent, $20,000 annually over the next two years, while the county will provide $25,000 for … more

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