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G.Loomis Expands Its PRO4x Rod Series

G.Loomis has announced new additions to its PRO4x series: three new ‘Long Hand Predator’ switch-style fly rods. The “LHP” rods are designed to easily cast large bulky flies with today’s heavy, shorter, more aggressive fly lines. Read more in the … more

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CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC Announces Acquisition of Thomas & Thomas

Massachusetts based CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC has announced the acquisition of fly rod makers Thomas & Thomas. “The opportunity to work within the fly fishing industry and with the devoted staff at Thomas & Thomas is a dream come true,” … more

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New Rod from Hardy: The Shadow

Hardy has announced the addition of a new fly rod to their offerings. The “Shadow” is a smooth-casting rod, available beginning in September 2014 from 8-foot, 4-weight to 10-foot, 8-weight. Read more in the press release below. Hardy’s New Rod: … more

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Sage Reimagines Generation 5 Technology with the ACCEL Fly Rod Series

Using patented Generation 5 technology, Sage has designed a series of ultra-responsive fly rods with a livelier blank and a narrower, lighter shaft. The “ACCEL” series will be available in single-hand, switch and two-hand fly rods, beginning in August 2014. … more

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Lindsey Vonn Fly Casting at Go Pro Mountain Games

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Even pro skiers need a little something to do in the summer.  Turns out Lindsey Vonn chose the Redington Vapen Red fly rod to learn a little fly casting at the Vail Go Pro Mountain Games a few weeks ago. … more

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Sage Offers Saltwater Anglers Precision and Power with SALT

Sage has announced a new series of saltwater rods for the demand of high performance. The fast-loading “SALT” will be available in 12 models ranging from five through 16-weights beginning in August 2014. Read more in the press release below. … more

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Video: Fly Fishing Gear for Chasing Rooster Fish

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If you’ve ever had dreams of catching a rooster fish on the fly you had better come prepared. It is one of the most demanding and elusive fish you will ever catch. It’s also one of the coolest. The 30 … more

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Epic Rod Build Update: Taking Your Time

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For the past few weeks I’ve taken on building my first fly rod. The blank and almost all essential elements are from a company called Swift Fly Fishing in New Zealand, who will sell their gorgeous fiberglass blanks to you … more

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Epic Rod Build Update: Getting Started…

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A few weeks ago I launched into a rod building project.  My first…. Since then I had a pile of work that was unexpected and I’ve been slow to get back to the rod. So I’m basically starting anew and … more

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Building your first Fly Rod: To Spine or Not to Spine?

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Since starting my first rod building project a short time ago (thanks to the good folks at Swift Fly Fishing) I’ve learned a number of things I didn’t know about fly rod blanks. One of the more interesting is that … more

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