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Gear Review: Scott Session Fly Rod

Before the Scott Session showed up on my doorstep, the only...

MidCurrent Tested and Trusted: Orvis Clearwater Fly Rods

I’ve always thought that shopping for a fly rod is a lot...

MidCurrent Tested and Trusted: Rising Lunker Net

I’m just going to say it—I absolutely hate...

Father's Day Gift Guide 2024

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Gear Review: Thomas & Thomas Avantt II Fly Rod

Before 2024 I'd never fished a Thomas & Thomas rod. I'd thrown them at fly fishing shows, and wiggled a few at fly...

Gear Review: St. Croix Evos

I grew up fishing my dad's St. Croix fly rods, until someone left them in a hot truck all summer (sans rod sock or...

Gear Review: Simms G4Z Wader

Simms' latest and greatest wader is truly an impressive piece of gear. It's accompanied by an equally impressive price...

Gear Review: Orvis Helios Fly Rod

By now you've seen the social media posts, web banners, and videos telling you that the latest and greatest rod from...

TroutRoutes: The Ultimate Guide

Success in trout fishing means more than selecting a scenic locale that “looks good” to wet a line. It's rooted in...

Gear Review: Skwala Backeddy Waders

Wader reviews are hard to write. Essentially, what people want to know is will this wader keep me dry? Is it worth the...

Gear Review: Lamson Guru Fly Rod

Lamson is best-known for their fly reels (I have one buddy who refuses to fish anything else) but in recent years their...

Tenkara: Blending Simplicity, Elegance, and Efficiency

The Tenkara Philosophy: Back to Basics Tenkara fishing is an ancient Japanese art that combines simplicity with a more...