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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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Video Series: How to Build Your First Fly Rod

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I’ve been fishing my entire adult life and own way too many fly rods. At least my wife and family think so. The thing is, I’ve never had the gumption or drive to actually build one of my own. I’m … more

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Video: Tenkara USA New Rod Models

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Tenkara USA recently unveiled two new adjustable rod models for 2014.  The Sato and the Rhodo are incredibly light, come with new cases, and feature a patent-pending plug hole.

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