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Gear: 2011 IFTD New Product Showcase

If you haven’t already heard, Angling Trade and MidCurrent are teaming up to provide even more coverage of new fly-fishing products this year.  First stop is the annual International Fly Tackle Dealer show in New Orleans, where we will Angling Trade … more

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Rite Bobbin Introduces the RITE Half-Hitch MAG Bobbin

Lyle Graff of Rite Bobbin introduced the company’s new Half Hitch Mag bobbin at the IFTD show. The new bobbin features a color-coded O-ring grip that doubles as a thread-keeper. They also modified the barrel to include a taper at … more

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Orvis Redesigns “Safe Passage” Packs for 2011

Orvis completely redesigned their Safe Passage line of luggage, chest packs and backpacks for 2011.  Tom Rosenbauer talks about the new line in the video below.

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Chota Outdoor Gear Introduces Caney Fork Wading Sock

Rick Watkins of Chota Outdoor Gear talks about a novel new style of waders: the knee-high wader with neoprene booties, designed for those who like wading in shallow streams but don’t like the feel of wet shins. more

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Smith Introduces New Lenses for Fly Fishers

Greg Randolph introduces new sunglass lines for fly fishers from Smith Optics, including the super-light Tenet ($159-199), Precept and Scientist lines.

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FishPond 2011 Gear Bags and Packs (Videos)

John le Coq, co-founder of FishPond, talks on video about the new gear bags and packs that will be offered by the company in 2011. Fly Fishing Gear Bags Fly Fishing Packs

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Charlie Craven Wins First “Iron Fly”

Day 1 The first IFTD “Iron Fly” competition, hosted by Ray Schmidt, started with 10 talented tiers from around the US seated side-by-side at the Denver Convention Center last Wednesday.  They were tasked with tying a fly of their choice … more

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TroutHunter Tippets and Leaders

TroutHunter co-owner Rich Paini took us through their new line of extraordinarily strong tippets and leaders this morning. TroutHunter, Paini says, took the non-obvious route and decided to go to Japan for the absolute best material they could find. The … more

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Day Two Wrap-Up: Eye-Catchers

While MidCurrent will be publishing a complete list of our favorite new fly fishing products in our Annual Product Review later this month — including products introduced by companies not in attendance this year — we thought it worth mentioning … more

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Orvis Introduces a “Totally New” Superfine Rod

In the video below, Tom Rosenbauer talks to us about the 2011 Superfine Touch fly rod series, which the company has completely redesigned using two mandrels and two different tapers and all-new materials. The goal was to make a rod … more

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