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Hardy Ultralite MTX-S Reel Review

Colin Kearns, over at Field & Stream, recently reviewed the new Ultralite MTX-S reel from Hardy. The review is thorough, and Kearns is a trusted name in the fly fishing world for a good reason. Read it in full here.

Orvis H3 Blackout Reviews

Orvis debuted their new H3 Blackout rods last week, and reviews are already in. I had the chance to fish the rods for a few months prior to their release, and I'm pleased with what I saw. You can read the reviews in full here.

Orvis Introduces New Helios 3 'Blackout' Fly Rods

Yesterday Orvis introduced three new rods as part of a Helios "Blackout" series, with new aesthetics and purpose-built designs. The rods in this launch include a 5-weight rod focused on drift-boat fishing, an 11-foot 3-weight designed for Euro nymphing, and a saltwater 8-weight. As Hatch Magazine reports: "All three rods are built on the same foundation as...

Costa Updates 'Untangled' Collection

Costa's Untangled collection of sunglasses is made from recycled fishing nets - something Costa says is the leading cause of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. They launched the Untangled line of glasses in 2018, and in 2021, we're getting updated frames and styles. Below is a press release from Costa about this new collection. For more than 38 years...

G. Loomis Debuts New NRX+ TS2 Rod

G. Loomis has debuted a new specialty rod in its NRX+ line. This is in keeping with recent updates and expansions of specialty rods to Loomis' existing product lines. The NRX+ TS2 is designed for saltwater angling, and is available as a two-piece rod to provide better action and sensitivity for saltwater situations. As expected, Loomis announced that this...

New Plano EDGE Micro Fly Box

Plano has announced a new entry into its best-selling EDGE fly box line - the Micro EDGE. This new fly box combines all the features of the full-size EDGE , but sizes it down to better fit in vests, slings, and chest packs. Below is a full press release from Plano. You can view more about the EDGE fly box here. The Plano EDGE Micro Fly Tackle Box gives...

Greys Releases New Tital Reel

Greys, a popular European fly fishing brand, has released a new reel for the American market - the Tital. Below is a press release from Greys about the new reel: Already highly regarded by European anglers, Greys makes a splash in U.S. waters with the introduction of their flagship reel, the Tital. With its sleek industrial design and sealed carbon-disc...

Hardy Debuts New 'Ultralite X' Rod

Hardy has another new fly rod out, and this one looks to be every bit as interesting as the Ultralite LL. Dubbed the Ultralite X, this new rod is a purpose-built tool designed to excel in fishing high-performance situations. It's available September 2021, and in weights 5 through 8. The full press release from Hardy is below. Hardy’s legacy as the gold...

Conventional Tackle Hacks for Fly Fishing

Sam Lungren, over at The Meat Eater, recently put this piece together on five of his favorite ways to hack conventional tackle for use while fly fishing. He makes some great points about the efficacy of using swivels and sinkers, as well as more traditional-style jigs. Either way, you'll want to give this piece a read. You can do so here.

Smith Launches Guide's Choice XL Sunglasses

Smith Optics has long been one of the leading brands in eyewear for anglers across the world. They've recently upgraded one of their flagship models - the Guide's Choice - to the Guide's Choice XL. Featuring a larger design to help you get the most sun protection possible, the Guide's Choice XL also sport new hinges that ensure a better, more comfortable...