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A New Look at the Six Weight in the Salt

For the last 50 years an 8 weight outfit, and occasionally...

Gear Review: Frabill Floating Trout Net

The Frabill Floating Trout Net was the Best Of category...

Gear Review: Orvis Ultralight Fly Fishing Vest

Even just a quick glance at this item tells you it isn’t...

Gear Review: Douglas Sky G 8'6" 4wt

Since I first fished it a year or so ago, the Douglas Sky G...

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Gear Review: Moonshine "Drifter" Fly Rod

No storied history quite yet, but Moonshine fly rods are clearly out to make their mark. Starting with the rod tube...

MidCurrent Gear Drop Live: Damsel Fly Fishing

We talk to Kara Tripp and Lynae Axelson of Damsel Fly Fishing and learn about their popular "Snood" face masks and...

Fly Fishing Basics: Lines and Leaders

Question: Can you help me understand the different fly lines and leaders? Answer: Fly lines and leaders can be puzzling...

Fly Fishing Gear Review: Sage "Trout" Reel

Four things make this reel a standout: Looks I showed the reel to seven anglers, all of whom remarked on its old-world...

"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...