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Gear Review: Moonshine "Drifter" Fly Rod

No storied history quite yet, but Moonshine fly rods are...

MidCurrent Gear Drop Live: Damsel Fly Fishing

We talk to Kara Tripp and Lynae Axelson of Damsel Fly...

Fly Fishing Basics: Lines and Leaders

Question: Can you help me understand the different fly...

Fly Fishing Gear Review: Sage "Trout" Reel

Four things make this reel a standout: Looks I showed the...

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"Glass Fly Rods: Why I Believe They’re Here to Stay"

As a 40-year fly fisher, 15-year fly shop owner, and 20-year fly fishing writer, I have seen a lot of fly rods and fly...

Gear Review: SIMMS G4Z Pro Waders

Once again, Simms has improved its G4 wader line with an exhaustive list of new features. I tested the 2020 G4Zs and...

Specialty Trout Leaders: Fine-Tuning Your Game

I owned and operated a fly shop for roughly 15 years. As is the case with most fly shops, leaders were an important...

Why Collect Antique Fly Fishing Tackle?

You may have a friend who collects vintage or antique fly fishing tackle, and you may sometimes wonder about them. Or...

Gear Review: Rock Treads Cleat System

I tested the Rock Tread cleat system on some of the slickest, algae-covered boulders and bedrock in a section of river...

Fly Rods for Brook Trout

No species of trout can be found in more varied habitats than brook trout. They inhabit streams, rivers, ponds, lakes...

Gear Review: Hemingway Performance Fishing Shirt

What makes this shirt a standout is that it’s an excellent travel partner: polyester performance is built in. Fish...

New Fly Fishing Gear from Scientific Anglers: July 2019

Just Out from Scientific Anglers NEW Sonar Musky Blind casting big flies requires a line that will allow you to do it...