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Gear: Skwala RS Waders

I recently had the chance to use and fish in the new Skwala RS waders. These are a bomber-level wader option, built for the most intense of situations. I think Skwala knocked it out of the park with the RS waders, and you can find my full thoughts here.

2022 Consumer Choice Awards

In conjunction with The Fly Fishing Show and Fly Fusion Magazine, the folks over at Angling Trade have released the list of winners for the 2022 Consumer Choice Awards. The Abel ROVE reel won the Best of Show award, while the 9' 5-weight Sage R8 CORE won for best freshwater rod. You can see the full list of winners here.

Review: Skwala Carbon Waders

I had the chance to get my hands on the new Carbon waders from Skwala. I think they're among the best reasonably-priced waders currently on the market, due to their build quality and innovative design. You can read the full review here.

How to Avoid Breaking Fly Rods

Most anglers dread hearing a snap or crack while fishing, because it likely means they just snapped their fly rod. A broken rod has a way of casting a shadow on an otherwise great day. That's why Joe Mahler, over at Epic Fly Rods, put this article together on how to avoid breaking your rod while out on the water. You can read it here.

Hardy Debuts Fortuna Regent Reel

Hardy Fly Fishing just announced the release of the Fortuna Regent reel, designed specifically for saltwater use. It sports up to 22 pounds of drag, which anglers can dial in with a single 360-degree rotation of the drag knob. Hardy says this will enable anglers to "fight big fish without missing a beat." The drag is a "multi-pad, carbon fiber" system...

Bajio Partners With Fly Fish Europe

Bajio Sunglasses has partnered with Fly Fish Europe to provide European anglers with handpicked frames just for European fishing. A full press release is below. Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainably-made, performance sunglasses that are built to save the world’s saltwater flats and estuaries, has partnered with Fly Fish Europe, one of the...

Gear: Montana Brothers Rodworks Review

A handful of months ago, I heard about a new rod building company based in Montana, founded by two brothers who wanted to make exceptional dry-fly and slow-action rods. The company - Montana Brothers Rodworks - is a small family affair run by two brothers, but their rods are finally making a big showing on the market. And everyone who's used one is nothing...

Miss Mayfly Launches New Wading Boot

Miss Mayfly, the company to produce the world's first line of fishing and wading gear designed exclusively to fit all women, has launched a new wading boot. This wading boot, called the Moxie, is available for purchase now. Below is a press release from Miss Mayfly on this new product. Miss Mayfly® is excited to announce the launch of its new “Moxie...

Video: Fly Line Anatomy

This great video from Backcountry.com offers a fantastic overview of what goes into making a fly line work. If you've ever wondered why some fly lines cost more because of how they're built, or their tapers, then this video should help explain that.

Value of a 2-Weight Rod

2-weight fly rods are far from a novelty item anymore. In many cases, they're effective fishing tools employed for precise work. But if you're curious about what exactly you'd ever use a 2-weight for while fishing, then this story is worth a read.