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Gear

New Sage Trout Reel

Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, penned a review of the newly-released Sage Trout reel. This reel follows the current fad of looking like classic tackle pieces from years ago. You can read the full review here.

Fashion Brand Supreme Bets on Fly Fishing

Cam Wolf writes in GQ about a bet on fly fishing and the outdoors by ultra-hip youth fashion brand Supreme.  Supreme is collaborating with the North Face and creating cargo vests, floating key chains and caps with protective face masks.  We're guessing the target market is not expert fly fishers but, as we see all the time with financial and retirement...

Gear Review: Simms G4 Pro Jacket

Ross Purnell, the editor over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, recently released this review of the updated Simms G4 Pro Wading Jacket. If you're in the market for something to keep you dry and comfortable in the nastiest of weather, this review can help you make an informed decision.

Gear Junkie's Best Rods of 2020

Gear Junkie's Nicole Qualtieri recently published the brand's annual ranked list of the best fly rods for 2020. The list is pretty different from any others I've seen - the Scott Sector finished much higher here than I expected - but there's nothing wrong with that. Give it a read and see if you agree with Gear Junkie's rankings.

Redington Debuts New Rods and Reels

The fly fishing world has been light on news of new gear these days (understandably so), but Redington is giving gear junkies something to salivate over. The company is introducing two new rod families - the TRACE and STRIKE rods. The TRACE replaces the Hydrogen rod lineup, while the STRIKE is dedicated to Euro nymphing. In addition to the rods, Redington...

High On The Fly Launches New Products

High On The Fly is a small, family-run business located in Utah that sells fly fishing apparel. They company just released a new line of neck gaiters, featuring proprietary artwork and designs. Stacey and Hyrum Weaver, who own and run High On The Fly, had this to say regarding their new products: "We are excited to roll out this unique line of gaiters...

Throwback Thursday: Glass Rods

For today's Throwback Thursday, I found this video that's not exactly old, but deals with something a lot of anglers regard as vintage - collecting fiberglass fly rods. The video covers what to know about how collectable your old fiberglass fly rods are. It's an interesting look at the resurgence we're seeing in glass these days.

Spring 2020 Fly Fishing Gear Guide

With all of us stuck at home and wondering when we'll be able to get back on the water in earnest, I've been fielding more gear-related questions than normal. So, I decided to put together a Spring 2020 Gear Guide for all the fly anglers out there who are looking for new rods, reels, waders, boots, or tying supplies. You can view the entire gear guide here.

Trxstle Launches v2.0 of the CRC System

Trxstle, makers of the Convertible Rod Carry System, a car top fly rod carrier, have released an updated version 2.0 of the CRC. The upgrades in this version include completely redesigned telescopic release mechanisms, a new lockable push-button latch for the reel housing, upgraded padding for reels, rubberized clamps for added grip and protection of roof...

RIO Releases Two New Lines

RIO’s DirectCore Flats Pro fly lines have been the benchmark Premium Tropical Saltwater line series for many anglers. Due to popular demand RIO has expanded this series to include a new 15ft clear intermediate tip version, as well as a full intermediate line. RIO’s new Intermediate Tip Flats Pro line is a full floating line with a 15ft long, clear...