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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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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


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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