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RIO's General Purpose Tropical Fly Line

I recently heard someone in a fly shop say, “OK, I just...

Describing Fly Rods: "It’s Time for Industry-Wide Standardization"

One thing that threw me for a loop during the early days of...

Field Test: Gear for Louisiana Redfish

I’ve spent the last eight years working as a fly fishing...

Gear Review: Hatch Nomad 2 Plier

Every so often, a product is released and it becomes a...

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Gear Review: SoftScience Fin Boot

It all starts with Trileon: a super-light-weight, stable, shock-absorbing closed-cell co-polymer (aka: light rubber...

The Expanding World of Trout Spey

You may have overheard a few fellas at your local fly shop talking about two handed rods, trout Spey fishing, and the...

Gear: New & Improved October 2018

Sage SALT HD Fly Rod I wanted to review the Sage SALT HD because (a) I'm a huge fan of the (at times maligned...

New & Improved Gear: June 2018

Abel TR Series Reel Abel’s newly revised TR reel is a stunner right out of the box. The company bills this as “the...

Fly Rod Reviews: Mystic Reaper X and Mystic M-Series Nymphing Rod

I recently fished Mystic’s new fly rod offering, the Reaper X. It picks up on the last generation – a very good fly...

Gear: Inspired Classics

Walk into any fly fishing shop and you’ll note that the “classic” gear always stands out in an ocean of new and...

Essential Trout Flies: Hooks

Hooks in the size range used for trout flies get smaller as their numbers get larger, from size 2 at the largest down...

New and Improved Gear - Spring 2018

Ergonomics, compactness, functionality, durability: they’re all part of product design and improvement, and it’s...