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Trident Fly Fishing 8-Weight Reel Challenge

Based upon a core of eight standards and utilizing a state of the art Admet testing machine, Trident Fly Fishing has put seventeen of the top saltwater fly reels through rigorous standards. Check out how they stacked up, on the … more

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Abel Reels Acquired by Private Investor Group

Abel Reels was acquired by private investors The Mayfly Group on December 31, 2012.  The Mayfly Group is headquartered in Nevada, and it states its mission as “to create, acquire and partner with top consumer outdoor manufacturers, distributors, and brands … more

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Video: Redington Topo Rod and Reel Outfit

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Kara Armano of Redington talks to MidCurrent about the Topo Rod and Reel outfit that comes with flies, nippers, tippet, rod and reel, backing, and line. Pretty much everything you need to get started fly fishing. It even has info … more

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Ross Special Edition Evolution LT: Brook Trout

Just announced from Ross Reels is a new release in their limited edition series for 2012. Crafted with anodized aluminum, the Brook Trout reel comes in six different sizes and will be available beginning this December. Read the press release … more

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Abel’s Classic Reel

Based on the design of traditional Spey reels, the new Classic model from Abel combines modern mechanics with historical craftsmanship. For use on for 4- to 6-weight fly lines, from fresh to saltwater, the Classic is is “new again” for … more

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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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