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The Best Nets for Small Stream Fishing

For the longest time, I never carried a net while on the...

Summer Smallmouth Rod Roundup

For Western anglers, summer means trout on terrestrials...

Gear Review: Winston Pure 8' 4-weight

The Winston Pure won the award for Best New Freshwater Rod...

The Best Backcountry Fly Rod for You

The right backcountry fly rod is one that's truly a...

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New Gear Roundup: Spring 2022

If there's one thing we don't have a shortage of in the fly fishing world, it's new gear. From reinventing strike...

The Best Chest Pack for You

For years I carried all my fishing tackle in a vest I "borrowed" from my dad. After ruining dad's old vest and going...

Choosing a Bass Rod Rotation

There is often a “one-size-fits-all” misconception about fly rods for bass. Coming from a baitcasting background, I...

Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

What Fly Fishing Gear Does a Beginner Need? To the uninitiated, fly fishing seems to require a large amount of...

Gear Review: Sage R8 Core Fly Rod

The Sage X was, I thought, the company's best flagship rod since the fabled XP. The X was fast but still had most of...

The Best Rod Storage Options for Your Air Travel

Not long ago, the idea of flying anywhere to go fishing seemed ludicrous to me. It's not that I have anything against...

Fly Fishing Gear Review: Skwala Fishing Apparel

Skwala Fishing is a new fly fishing apparel and outerwear company headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. Debuting in the...

Best Budget Fly Fishing Reel for You: Review & Buying Guide

A few years ago I was in an antique shop in southern Utah. It was around Christmas, and I was there visiting my parents...