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Gear

MAVRK Stinger Released

This is one of the most unique pieces of gear I've ever seen released in the fly fishing industry. The MAVRK Stinger is designed to eliminate the weight of a fly reel, while still giving you a way to hold line when fishing. Check it out here.

Gear Review: Hardy Ultralite LL Fly Rod

Hardy's newest Euro-nymphing rod, the Ultralite LL, has been out for a couple of months now. I've been lucky enough to fish it for a while. It's a fantastic rod, and one that's worth your consideration if you're in the market for something new. You can read my full review of it here.

Gear Review: Hardy Zane Pro

The folks over at Trident Fly Fishing just put this review up of the new Hardy Zane Pro fly rod. The Zane replaces the incredibly popular Zenith saltwater edition in Hardy's lineup.

10 Best Wading Jackets

With the weather finally turning colder, anglers are starting to look at their cold-weather gear with a more critical eye. Is it really going to hold up to an entire winter of abuse? If you're in that boat, or you're looking for a new wading jacket anyways, then this article is for you. Read it in full here.

Gear Review: Thomas & Thomas Contact II

The newest version of the Thomas & Thomas Contact rod, the Contact II, has been reviewed in Hatch Magazine. The Contact II is meant to be a specialty nymph-fishing rod, with its focus on delivering excellent Euro nymphing performance. You can read the review in full here.

St. Croix Intros New Saltwater Rod

St. Croix has long been a solid name in the fly fishing industry, and they're apparently continuing that with a foray into saltwater. Per Fly Fisherman Magazine, St. Croix has debuted a new saltwater version of their incredibly popular Imperial rod. You can get all the details here.

Ross Debuts New Colorado Reel

The folks over at Ross Reels have officially announced the arrival of an all-new Colorado reel. This new Colorado completely replaces the click-and-pawl Colorado LT that was released a few years ago to widespread acclaim. The new Colorado should be available from your local fly shop at the beginning of November. You can go in-depth on this reel release with...

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.