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“The Reel Winder” Kicks off Kickstarter Campaign

The new tool “Reel Winder” offers anglers a new and efficient way to clean, change, and store fly line. They are beginning a Kickstarter project to fund this unique product. Read more in the press release below.  

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Video: IceBreaker Merino Leggings for Under-Wader Wear


Jeremy Tricola of Icebreaker Nature Clothing goes over the benefits of using Merino wool as an under-wader baselayer, and why the Icebreaker brand got wool dialed.

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Quick Tip: How to Fix or Tune Oarlocks on the River


The info below comes to us via the good folks at Sawyer Paddles and Oars and is specifically aimed at their Cobra style of oarlocks, but the tips can be used to tweak almost any other oar lock in a bind. … more

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Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour

Patagonia is taking its repair facility in Reno, Nevada on the road to offer free repairs on gear and clothing. The Worn Wear Tour kicked off April 2 in Ventura, Calif., and will end May 12 in Boston. Read more in … more

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ECHO Glass Switch and Spey Rod Series

Echo has announced the release of the first major series of fiberglass spey and switch rods in the fly fishing industry, and contrary to some popular expectations, they boast benefits over many fast-action graphite rods. Read more in the press … more

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Quick Tip: An Easy Way to Put a Rigged Rod in the Car


After spending the last couple of weeks running around the wilds of Chile with the good folks at Magic Waters Lodge and getting in and out of cars and trucks from one fishing spot to the next, I finally stopped … more

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Video: St. Croix Legend X Adds Another Rod to the Line-Up


St. Croix has added an 11-weight rod to their already impressive Legend X rod series. “The rods were designed specifically for fishing larger warm-water species like musky, pike and bass, and are built on blanks rolled with a multi-dynamic blend … more

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SmithFly Opens Fly Fishing Store in Ohio

SmithFly Designs has opened a new retail location in Troy, Ohio. The store held a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, April 17, 2015. Read more in the press release below.

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Front Range Anglers Adds Orvis Products

Front Range Anglers of Boulder, Colorado, has announced that it will begin carrying Orvis fly fishing products. “We are excited to expand the top‐quality equipment options for our customers,” said Steve McLaughlin, president of Front Range Anglers. Read more in … more

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RepYourWater Introduces Greenback Cutthroat Hat

RepYourWater has partnered with The Greenbacks group of Trout Unlimited to release a new Native Greenback Cutthroat hat. 10 per cent of sales go directly to The Greenbacks and efforts to restore greenback cutthroat trout populations. Read more in the … more

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