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Jimmy Reese Is New Douglas Outdoors X-Matrix Rods Ambassador

Douglas Outdoors has added on FLW Tour Pro Jimmy Reese as a brand ambassador. “Selecting Jimmy Reese was a no-brainer,” says Douglas Outdoors rod designer Fred Contaoi, “he’s a quality guy and an exceptional angler.” Read more in the press … more

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Video: Umpqua Feather Merchants – Tenkara Assortment

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With the popularity surrounding the fishing technique known as tenkara it’s no wonder Umpqua Feather Merchants has decided to come out with an entire assortment of flies to complement it. Fly manager Brian Schmidt talks to MidCurrent about the new … more

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Video: New Bass Poppers – Umpqua Feather Merchants

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Fly manager Brian Schmidt from Umpqua Feather Merchants gives us a sneak peak at some of the newer popper styles that will be available in 2016 and how subtle differences in their design go a long way in differentiating them … more

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ECHO Boost Fresh and Saltwater Fly Rods

ECHO has announced the release of their new fast-action rod series BOOST, which features “perfect balance of power, control, and sensitivity,” in both fresh and saltwater models. Read more in the press release below.

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Airflo Switch Streamer Lines

Tom Larimer, an expert in spey casting, was pivotal in the development of Airflo’s new Switch Streamer lines, designed to be the ultimate line for targeting trout with streamers on switch and small spey rods. Read more in the press … more

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Video: Hell’s Bay Boatworks Skiff Line-Up

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Chris Peterson of Hell’s Bay Boatworks give us a quick rundown of some of the world’s best shallow water skiffs and what each model is good for.

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Drifter Fly Fishing Launches New Rod

Colorado-based Drifter Fly Fishing has recently announced the launch of a new fly rod, the “Covert, designed for “precise casting and delicate presentations.” Read more in the press release below.

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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

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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

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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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