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Podcast Interview: Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA Talks Rod Models


This week MidCurrent speaks to Daniel Galhardo, one of the first people to bring the Japanese style of fishing called Tenkara into the United States. He also runs and owns Tenkara USA which sells Tenkara-style fishing rods. Much has been … more

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Watt Joins Winston Rod Company

Jeff Watt has joined the Winston Rod Company’s team, appointed as sales representative for Missouri Kansas and Nebraska. Read more in the press release below.  For Immediate Release February 28, 2013 Jeff Watt, Mid-America Sport Sales Joins Winston Effective immediately, … more

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Awards for Sage Fly Rods

Sage fly rods are quickly accumulating awards, with the CIRCA receiving honors from Field & Stream, and the ONE 590-4 from Fish Alaska. Also, Sage has been recognized by the International Game & Fish Association for their rods catching more … more

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The Mangrove Series from TFO


Designed for the hardcore saltwater angler, the new “Mangrove” series from Temple Fork Outfitters draws upon the knowledge and experience of fly fishing legend Flip Pallot. The Mangrove is now available in 9-foot 4-piece configurations in weights 6 through 10 … more

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Sage Fly Rod to Benefit Casting For Recovery

An embodiment of beauty of form in motion, as marketing manager Eric Gewiss describes, the new GRACE fly rod from Sage is a great all around 5-weight, with portions of the sale going to benefit Casting for Recovery. Read more … more

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Video: Man Builds Four Spey Rods in Twenty Seconds


In this week’s version of time-lapse fly fishing madness, Fly Fishing Jazz columnist Kirk Deeter demonstrates how to put together four spey/switch rods in just under twenty seconds. No joke….

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New Website for Beaverkill Rod Company

To better serve and inform the fly fishing community about product offerings, New York based Beaverkill Rod Company has announced the launch of a new website, complete with reviews, related links and an online store, among other features. Read more … more

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Quick Tip: Never Check a Single Rod Tube on an Airplane


A few weeks ago I was on assignment photographing some anglers and different locations in Argentina. One of the locations was way down south fishing for sea-run brown trout in Tierra Del Fuego.  Naturally I thought I must bring my … more

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Hardy Wins Yellowstone Shootout

With many promising rods released for the 2013 season, The Yellowstone Angler decided to get a head start on the annual Shootout, testing and reviewing a lineup of five weights. And once again, Hardy leads the Montana fly shop’s results … more

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Video: Hardy Introduces the “Artisan” Fly Rod

An interview with George Anderson of regarding the new Artisan Hardy Rods incorporating 3M Sintrix technology. With Hardy’s Howard Croston and Jim Murphy.

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