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IFTD Announces 2014 New Product Showcase Winners

From gear and apparel to eyewear and DVDs, the New Product Showcase at the recently held of International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, FL, featured the best offerings from diverse brands. Awards were given to products in over 28 … 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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Cortland Lines to Support T.U. Restoration Programs

Cortland Line Company has announced it will join up with Trout Unlimited as a corporate partner, and will for a limited time donate a percentage of the proceeds from all sales of freshwater fly lines to TU’s Embrace-a-Stream program. Read … 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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First Glance: Petzl Tactikka +RGB


I fish a lot at night. For bass, trout, you name it. Doing so requires hand-free illumination for a good part of the process. Obviously light can spook fish in many situations and I almost always try to get away … more

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YETI Introduces “The Hopper”

This summer, YETI will display its new portable soft cooler at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. “The Hopper” will be available for purchase October, 2014. Read more in the press release … more

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Dr. Slick Unveils New Products

Dr. Slick has announced their new fly-fishing and fly-tying tools for 2014-15, including Typhoon Pliers, clamps, Turbo Hook Dubbing Tool and Bent Shaft Scissors. Read more in the press release below.  Dr. Slick Unveils New Products From Dr. Slick: Fully machined … more

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RIO Products Introduces a New Family of Trout Fly Lines

RIO Products has announced the addition of a new line to their catalog, the InTouch RIO Gold trout line. Based on the popular RIO Gold series, the InTouch lines feature RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore technology and will be available August … more

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Quick Tip: Polarized Glasses Will Get Kids Interested in Fly Fishing


I spent most of last Saturday dragging my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter around a lake or two up in Rocky Mountain National Park. We were hiking and throwing rocks in the water, and I was secretly trying to get her interested in … more

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Ross to Announce New Reels at IFTD

It is expected that Ross Reels will announce a new trout reel series tentatively named the “Animas” at the upcoming International Fly Tackle Dealers show in Orlando Florida July 16-18. Ross Animas reel on the way… Orlando FL is gearing … more

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