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Smith Introduces Fall 2014 Sunglass Line

Smith Optics has released new frame designs for Fall 2014, utilizing their cutting-edge ChromaPop polarization technology for the “best optical experience” on the water. Read more in the press release below. Smith Introduces Fall 2014 Sunglass Line From Smith Optics: … more

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New Microspey Rod from Winston

Winston has added three new two-handed rods to their Boron III series. The Microspey rods combine the power of a spey rod and the finesse of a trout rod and are available in 3-5 wt. Read more in the press … more

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Video: Sage Wins Two Awards for Accel and SALT Rod Families

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Kara Armano gives us the lowdown on Sage’s newest rod families, which incidentally swept Best Freshwater (Accel), Best Saltwater (SALT) and Best of Show (SALT) at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer show last month.

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Video: Nautilus CCFX2 Reels

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Kristen Mustad of Nautilus Reels explains the CCFX2 Silver King reels, which won two awards at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer’s Show in Orlando. The CCFX2 Silver King is another pairing of light, yet durable aluminum frame with high-performance … more

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Jet SINTRIX Fly Rods from Hardy

Hardy has announced a new series of fly rods made with SINTRIX, a carbon fiber nano technology material unique to the company. The Jet SINTRIX rods are now available from select Hardy dealers. Read more in the press release below. Jet … more

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Video: Orvis Recon Rods

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Tom Rosenbauer, aka Mr. Orvis, thoughtfully combs over the newest “price-point” rod the company is coming out with.  The Recon series is a high-performing rod that’s priced quite a bit lower than one might think: $425 – $450 depending on … more

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Video: Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Siege Fly Line

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Another IFTD New Product Showcase winner (best freshwater fly line). The Sharkwave Siege from SA is explained here by Andrew Bosway, the research and development manager for Scientific Anglers.

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RIO Products Unveils Its Fly Line Selector App

A free app available for iPhone, iPad and Android from RIO Products enables anglers to choose the right fly line for just about any need. The RIO Fly Line Selector App is available to download from iTunes and Google Play. … more

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PEAK Fishing Releases Jurassic Series Products

PEAK has announced the release of a new line of products called the “Jurassic Series,” designed specifically for tying large flies for fresh and saltwater. Read more in the press release below. PEAK Fishing Releases Jurassic Series Products From PEAK … more

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Abel Zinger Wins Accessory Category at IFTD

Abel Reels took home top honor in the Accessory category at the recent IFTD show. The Abel “Zinger” is a fresh take and modern design of a classic accessory. Read more in the press release below. Abel Zinger Wins Accessory … more

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