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Gear

Winston Debuts AIR 2 Fly Rod

The R.L. Winston Rod Company, based in Twin Bridges, Montana, announced the release of their new AIR 2 fly rod series. The AIR 2 comes with a sticker price of $1,095.00 The AIR 2 features an all-new S-2000 high-modulus graphite, which Winston says leads to faster recovery speed and a smoother cast. In addition, Winston has utilized a new Boron pattern in...

Best Fly Fishing Sunglasses

As someone who fishes roughly 150 days a year, I deeply appreciate a good pair of sunglasses. Keeping my eyes in good health is important, especially since I'm not yet 30 and already have hearing loss. So this piece from Evan Garda in Fly Lords about the best fly fishing sunglasses is a timely, and important, article. Give it a read here.

Gear Review: Orvis PRO Convertible Mitts

I recently had the pleasure of fishing with the new Orvis PRO Insulated Convertible Mitts. Like everything else in the Orvis PRO series, these gloves were fantastic. You can read my full review of them here.

RIO Adds SlickCast to More Lines

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders, tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the expansion of its range of fly lines built with SlickCast. SlickCast creates the slickest, most durable fly lines in history. SlickCast is a fly line coating that has been formulated and developed by RIO’s R&D team that results in fly...

Video: Avoiding Fly Fishing Chaos

The folks over at The New Fly Fisher put together this video that has some great tips on how to avoid the chaos of organizing all your fishing gear.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

John Byron wrote a piece for Gink & Gasoline that resonates with me on a spiritual level. Entitled "GAS," Byron explains the acronym means "Gear Acquisition Syndrome" and it's something I - and tons of other anglers - suffer from. Read the fun piece in full here.

Gear Review: Simms Vapor Elite

Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, recently reviewed the new Simms Vapor Elite jacket. You can read the review here.

Best Euro Nymphing Rods

Grant Michaels, over at Fly Lords, put together a good overview of some of the best beginner, intermediate, and advanced Euro nymphing rods on the market. Winter is a great time to give this style of fishing a try, if you haven't already. You can read Grant's entire piece here.

Garage-Band Fly Rod Company

The Yampa Fly Rod Company was recently featured on NBC9 News in Colorado, highlighting the fact that they're pushing out almost 100 rods a year and still building them in their garage. It's a fun video that focuses on a small rod building enterprise, so it's worth the two minutes of your time.

Abel to Raffle Limited-Edition Pappy Reel

Per a press release from Penguin Randomhouse and Abel Fly Reels, the two companies have joined up to raffle a limited-edition reel to celebrate the release of Pappyland by Wright Thompson. The book is about the notoriously difficult-to-get Kentucky bourbon, and the reel that Abel created is inspired directly by the story by Thompson. You can read more...