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Sage Payload Rod Review

Sage is a household name in the fly fishing world, and for good reason. They've long been at the forefront of rod building innovation, and continue to produce great fly fishing tools. Where I come from, here in the Rockies, Sage has a reputation as a faster-action, stiff rod that slices through a Wyoming wind like a hot knife through butter. While that's...

Douglas Sky G Rod Review

Over the past month, I've had the opportunity to fish the brand new Douglas Sky G, in a 9' 5wt. This rod won the 2020 Yellowstone Angler 5-weight Shootout for Best Presentation Rod, and it's one of the more memorable rods I've ever fished. My full review of the rod is up over at Hatch Magazine. If you're curious about this new rod, and why it won the...

Simms Launches Full Line of New Spring 2020 Products

Simms Fishing Products, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel in fishing, announced the launch of the Spring 2020 product line on Jan. 8, 2020.  Simms unveiled the full line at ICAST (July, 2019) and IFTD (October, 2019). Between the two shows, Simms garnered nine Best of Show awards from the Spring 2020 line...

RIO Introduces New Fathom Sinking Lines

RIO is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of sinking lines designed for anglers that fish in lakes. The new line family, called Fathom Sinking lines, is ideal for anglers fishing out of boats, pontoons and float tubes, or standing on the shore of a lake fishing into deeper water.  Each line in the Fathom series has a short, quick-loading head...

Yellowstone Angler Releases New 5 Weight Shootout

Yellowstone Angler's 5 weight shootout is a longstanding tradition for gear junkies. George Anderson and the staff at Yellowstone Angler put in tons of hours to review dozens of rods, all in the name of creating a list of the best fly rods currently available. While there's no such thing as a truly objective ranking of any gear in the fly fishing world...

Denver 2020 Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show in Denver, CO, is back for 2020. Featuring the usual slate of manufacturers, authors, filmmakers, and assorted trout bums, the Denver show is a can't-miss event for anglers in the Mountain West. The 2020 show runs from Jan. 3 - 5. The Denver show kicks off show season for the fly fishing industry, and a lot of anglers attend in order to...

Thule Acquires Fly Fishing Rod Vault Maker Denver Outfitters

Thule Group this week announced the acquisition of Denver Outfitters, a Denver, CO-based maker of roof rack-mounted fly fishing rod vaults. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Read more at SGB Media.

Fire Destroys Rodmaker Bob Taylor's Workshop/Storage

A December 23 fire destroyed the trailer where bamboo rod maker Bob Taylor stored his rods.  Taylor was just recently inducted into the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum's Hall of Fame.

Best Fly Fishing Rods

From narrow waterways to steelhead, Jen Ripple outlines the perfect fly rod for your fishing situation in this article via Outside Online.

Simms Brings On Strick Walker as Chief Marketing Officer

Simms has announced the hiring of Strick Walker as its Chief Marketing Officer. “Walker brings years of experience building established and emerging brands and will lead all marketing initiatives beginning in early 2020.”