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Gear

Prepping Your Gear for Winter

It doesn't feel like it here in the Rockies - where wildfires are still prompting evacuations on Colorado's Front Range - but winter is coming. This piece from Ray Kyle in Vail Daily is a great read on how to prep your fly fishing gear when winter rolls around. Give it a read here.

Gear Review: Orvis Recon

I had the chance to fish two of the new Orvis Recon rods side-by-side with their original counterparts. Orvis released the Recon in 2015 to widespread acclaim, so I was a bit wary when I heard they'd given their mid-priced marvel a makeover. Read the review in full here.

The Best Saltwater Fly Reels

Nate Holmes put this piece together for Fly Lords Mag a few days ago, and there's quite a bit of information to digest here. If you're getting the bug to start exploring saltwater fly fishing, then this is definitely an article you need to read. You can read it in full here.

The Ultimate Fly Fishing Gift Guide

Owen Rossi, over at Fly Lords, recently put together this great gift guide for that special angler in your life (or for yourself, if you're rocking single-status). This guide is fun because it's clear Rossi put some thought into it. Included are awesome little gems, like these Orvis pint glasses.  You can find the rest of Rossi's gift suggestions here.

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths in New York Times

The New York Times recently ran a piece on Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, the company founded and owned for years by the late Tom Morgan. The article is a good birds-eye view of what it takes to make custom fly rods, especially for those with only a passing knowledge of fly fishing. On a personal note - I got to know Tom Morgan very well in his last few years of...

The Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

The folks over at Field & Stream put together their most recent iteration of a gear guide for beginning fly anglers. The guide includes everything from rods and reels to waders, vests, and tying supplies. You can view the guide here.

Dr. Slick Debuts New Gear for 2020-21

Three sizes of fly boxes, a mammoth tweezers designed to execute perfect dubbing/composite loops, and five new clamps in the rubber-handled Crossfire Series of tools have been added to the 2021 lineup of fly-fishing and tying products from the 31 year old fly fishing manufacturer the Dr. Slick Company. The waterproof, slit foam fly boxes were designed in...

Review: ECHO River Glass Rod

Shane Townsend recently put this review together of ECHO's new River Glass fly rod. This is an interesting new addition to ECHO's already great glass lineup. So, if you're a fan of glass, don't miss this review. You can read it in full here.

Hardy Releases New LL Rods and Ultradisc Reel

After proving itself on the highest stage in tournament fly fishing, the new Ultralite® LL rod series and Ultradisc reels from Hardy® will be available to consumers beginning in September 2020. Designed to give anglers a decided advantage in any trout stream, the Ultralite LL delivers a series of technique-specific rods that offer some of the most refined...

Gear Review: El Jefe Packable Rod Combo

Dennis Pastucha, with Fly Fisherman Magazine, put together a great review on a rod and reel combo I've never seen before. The rod is the "El Jefe," and it's built by a company called Pescador on the Fly. The El Jefe is a six-piece travel rod that breaks down into a 22-inch long case - complete with a machined aluminum reel. It all comes with a lifetime...