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Video: Douglas Outdoors Argus Reel


John Shaner, VP of Client Services for Douglas Outdoors, explains the new company’s USA-handcrafted reel, the Argus. Keep your ears peeled for more news from Douglas Outdoors; it’s a company that will be making waves in the fly world in … more

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Video: Umpqua Tailgater Organizer


Jeff Fryover, president and CEO of Umpqua Feather Merchants, explains the company’s newest offering in the “gear organization” category, the Tailgater Organizer. Umpqua has devised a surprisingly affordable option for gathering all your fishing equipment in your car. You can … more

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Video: Tacky Fly Fishing Silicone Fly Box


Tim Jenkins from Tacky Fly Fishing explains the company’s fly box, which won Best New Fly Box at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando last week. The box is made with a slit-silicone insert, rather than regular … more

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First Glance: Strike Foundry Coiled Sighter


I have to admit I’m not much of a nymphing kinda of guy. I just don’t enjoy it that much. That is unless I get super techy with it and utilize some of the tricks my Euro-nymping friends have taught … more

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Simms Storms IFTD Awards with Record Seven Wins

Simms took a record 7 wins at the New Product Showcase Awards at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer Show. “It is a testament to our product team that at this year’s show we surpassed last year’s results,” says K.C. … more

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G.Loomis Expands Its PRO4x Rod Series

G.Loomis has announced new additions to its PRO4x series: three new ‘Long Hand Predator’ switch-style fly rods. The “LHP” rods are designed to easily cast large bulky flies with today’s heavy, shorter, more aggressive fly lines. Read more in the … more

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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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