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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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Smith Debuts New Dockside for ICAST/IFTD 2014

Smith has announced the release of new sunglass series designed specifically for time on the water. The “Dockside” will premiere at ICAST/IFTD July 2014, along with three other models as well. Read more in the press release below. Smith Debuts … more

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How to Refurbish Wooden Oars for Your Fishing Boat


This is for all you folks who love to float and fish. I’ve slowly and stupidly been refinishing a wooden dory that was given to me since last summer. I’ve never done anything like it before and am findingthat it … more

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Video Hatch: “One Shirt: Pescador”

Epic journeys demand a lot from gear and clothing. This footage from the fly fishing film Tributaries by RC Cone shows off the versatility and durability of The Pescador shirt from Howler Brothers.

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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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