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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...

Gear Review: Ross Evolution LTX Reel

I reviewed an Evolution LT in 2015, and it already had a formidable drag system: smooth, powerful, impenetrable...

Gear Review: Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

Patagonia is a leader in streamlined design, and their newly-released Middle Fork Waders are a hallmark for that...

Saltwater: Line Management Devices

Fishing off Rhode Island some years back, I lost a rare opportunity with a bluefin tuna because I was inadvertently...