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Tag: fly box

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) generation one Sage SALT and (b) I just wanted to know how the HD stacked up to its older sibling. (A quick aside: two reviewers complained that gen one didn't have enough power. I sent out 75 feet, in a light breeze, with gen one, with ease ...

"A Spot of Time"

It’s always nice to see an empty river access parking lot. Helps maintain the illusion of wilderness, the delusion of discovery of a bit of river. Dave, JT, and I climb out of our vehicles, waders peeled halfway, which is supposed to prevent the summertime never-dry-wader funk from transferring to the upholstery. We walk to the bank and ceremoniously gaze...

"The Trout Diaries, A year of Fly Fishing in New Zealand" - January, Part 1

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN on a fishing trip, long planned and much anticipated, where nothing seems to go right for you? You arse up just stepping out of the helicopter and give yourself a good one on the shin, a bruise that over the following days blossoms plump and purple like a Baccara rose. And that’s just the beginning. You promptly trump this with another...