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New Gear Roundup: Summer 2022

With summer fishing in full swing, it's time to take a look...

The Best Wading Boots for You

My first pair of wading boots weren't exactly high quality...

Gear that Works: Umpqua ZS2 Rock Creek Chest Pack

As a dedicated small stream angler, I’m always on the...

The Best Nets for Small Stream Fishing

For the longest time, I never carried a net while on the...

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Summer Smallmouth Rod Roundup

For Western anglers, summer means trout on terrestrials. But throughout the Midwest, East, and Upland South, summer...

Gear Review: Winston Pure 8' 4-weight

The Winston Pure won the award for Best New Freshwater Rod at the 2018 International Fly Tackle Dealer show. It's...

The Best Backcountry Fly Rod for You

The right backcountry fly rod is one that's truly a jack-of-all-trades product. It needs to throw small dry flies, have...

New Gear Roundup: Spring 2022

If there's one thing we don't have a shortage of in the fly fishing world, it's new gear. From reinventing strike...

The Best Chest Pack for You

For years I carried all my fishing tackle in a vest I "borrowed" from my dad. After ruining dad's old vest and going...

Choosing a Bass Rod Rotation

There is often a “one-size-fits-all” misconception about fly rods for bass. Coming from a baitcasting background, I...

Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

What Fly Fishing Gear Does a Beginner Need? To the uninitiated, fly fishing seems to require a large amount of...

Gear Review: Sage R8 Core Fly Rod

The Sage X was, I thought, the company's best flagship rod since the fabled XP. The X was fast but still had most of...