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Gear

RIO Turns 30

Fly line, leader and tippet company, RIO Products, proudly announces its 30th anniversary. RIO was “born” on July 27th, 1990 and started its fly fishing business in Blackfoot, ID. Founders Jim & Kitty Vincent named the company “RIO” after the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica where they ran a tarpon camp. RIO’s beginning was innovative, evolving to a...

Simms Debuts New FlyWeight Waders

Simms recently announced that they'll have a new wader available in January 2021 - a product they've dubbed "FlyWeight Waders." These waders, according to Fly Fisherman Magazine, have stretch panels in strategic places to allow for more flexibility while on the water. Simms is also including a Hex Grid chest that looks like it's supposed to replace the...

Gear Review: Redington TRACE Fly Rod

I finally had the chance to get up-close and personal with Redington's new rod, the TRACE. This rod is supposed to replace the Hydrogen in their lineup. You can read the full review here.

New Tenkara Rod Available

Per a release from Yanko Design, there's a new Tenkara rod available, for those who enjoy this style of fly fishing. The MUTANT is a 3-in-1 rod that's supposed to collapse down to just 25.5 inches. That makes it ideal for packing. The MUTANT is supposed to have a bit more power in the tip, to better turn larger fish in heavy currents. Read more about the...

Podcast: Fly Culture with Peter Knox

In this episode of the Fly Culture podcast, host Pete Tyjas sits down with Peter Knox, a member of the rod design team over at Sage. For anyone who loves gear, this is a unique insight into how fly rods are made, and the amount of effort it takes to make the high-ends ones we all enjoy. Listen to the show here.

Winston Releases New TROUTGAITER Designs

The Winston Rod Company, located at the convergence of the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Ruby and Jefferson Blue Ribbon Trout Rivers in Southwestern Montana, announces an additional three new TROUTGAITER designs as part of it’s flyfishing accessories program. Bringing the total to five, these beautiful face and neck coverings provide stunning new styles and...

Orvis Pro Tips: Picking Wet Wading Gear

Phil Monahan recently put this together over at the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, and it's a great resource for learning how to pick the right wet wading gear. And no, this isn't just a plug for Orvis gear, I promise. The goal of Monahan's piece is to explain the need for different gravel guards, wet wading socks, pants, and other pieces of gear. You can read the...

Winston Releases New Gaiters

The Winston Rod Company, located in the heart of wild trout fishing in Southwestern Montana, today announced the first of its new TROUTGAITER designs as part of it’s fly fishing accessories program. These face and neck coverings provide a colorful addition to your face covering/gaiter collection while fishing, hiking or for a variety of activities. These...

Hardy Releases New Ultralite LL Rod Series

Hardy—a company long revered for their classic reels, and lately, their fantastic fly rods—just announced a new rod series, dubbed the Ultralite LL. These rods are designed to work primarily as Euro nymphing tools, although a few of the models double as dry-dropper rods. Ranging in length from 9'2" to 11'2", and in weights 0-4, the Ultralite LL series...

RIO Announces Release of Their New Flagship Tier of Fly Lines

Following on from last month’s release of their new coating technology, SlickCast, RIO brings their new Elite tier of fly lines to fly fishers worldwide. RIO’s Elite tier of fly lines are the highest performing, most technically advanced fly lines created. Elite freshwater fly lines are built on RIO’s new ConnectCore Plus - their next-generation...