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Latest Gear Articles

Fly Rod Review: Winston AIR 2 9-Foot 5-Weight

Where do I begin with this review? Rarely have I fished a...

"One Rod to Rule Them All"

Most expert fly fishers will you tell you that your gear is...

Hands-On with Trxstle Technical Fly Fishing Apparel

When I’m fishing, what I wear is as important to me as my...

New Gear: Sea Run Luxury Fly Fishing Cases

I'm a lucky man, in that I get to travel frequently to go...

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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 a 7 weight, with a 9-foot leader or a bit longer in clear...

Gear Review: Frabill Floating Trout Net

The Frabill Floating Trout Net was the Best Of category winner at ICAST 2020, and with good reason.  Materials...

Gear Review: Orvis Ultralight Fly Fishing Vest

Even just a quick glance at this item tells you it isn’t a standard fishing vest. Far from it. Orvis’s Ultralight...

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

Since I first fished it a year or so ago, the Douglas Sky G 9' 5wt has become my favorite new 5wt rod. It's light, it's...

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...