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Gear Review: Ventures Fly Co. Starter Pack

I recently had the chance to spend some one-on-one time with the Weekend Warrior Starter Pack from Ventures Fly Co. This starter pack has everything you need to get started in fly fishing (except waders or boots) and it's one of the most impressive beginner fly fishing combos I've ever seen. You can read all my thoughts about it here.

Fly Fishing Affordably

It's no secret that you can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on fly fishing gear. Shoot, I've done that more often than I'd care to admit. But it doesn't have to be expensive, as Ross Purnell reminds us in this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. In it, he lists some of the best inexpensive gear on the market right now, so you can get on the...

Cheeky Fishing Announces New Fly Line

Cheeky Fishing is at it again! In its quest to not only demystify the sport of fly fishing, but also bring high performance gear to more anglers, Cheeky announces the All-Day Freshwater Fly Line in weights 3-8 for 2022. The 90-foot, floating fly line has an aggressive weight-forward taper covering a range of shorter, pocket-water casts to double-hauling...

Scientific Anglers Debuts New Line Spools

Fresh off the heels of their discontinuing the use of individual plastic packaging for leaders, Scientific Anglers has announced another new sustainable product. The company's fly lines won't come spooled on plastic anymore. Instead, the spools will be made from 100% biodegradable paper. You should start seeing these for sale at your local fly shops soon...

RIO Debuts New Elite Tarpon Line

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders,  tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of their Elite Tarpon fly line, featuring  RIO’s acclaimed SlickCast.  RIO’s new Elite Tarpon line features a short, powerful front taper to easily cast large flies, and a long  back taper for stable casts at range, quick...

RIO Debuts New "Fluoroflex Strong" Tippet

RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, tippet & flies, is  proud to announce the launch of Fluoroflex Strong tippet material.  Fluoroflex Strong, RIO’s newest tippet material, is an ultra-strong, 100% fluorocarbon with exceptionally high tensile  strength. The material is very easy to tie knots with, has a very high knot...

2021 Euro Nymphing Gear

George Daniels, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, recently put together a primer on all the new and great Euro nymphing gear for 2021. If this is your cup of tea, you don't want to miss Daniels' latest piece. Read it in full here.

New Elite Skagit Heads From RIO

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders, tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of a range of Skagit Shooting Heads, designed for the Spey angler, and built with SlickCast. RIO’s new Elite series of Skagit heads comprise of two different head designs - the Skagit Max Launch, and Skagit Max Power. Skagit Max...

Airflo's American Aspirations

Airflo has been around for a while, existing in a pretty good niche here in the United States. Recently, the distribution rights for Airflo were acquired by Mayfly Outdoors, the parent company of Ross Reels and Abel Reels. Now, Airflo is looking to make a bigger entry into the American market. You can read about the company's goals here, courtesy of Fly...

Choosing Fly Lines for Maximum Performance

Ross Purnell put this piece together last week, and it's on a topic that I think deserves more attention in the fly fishing community. It's about the theory behind choosing fly lines to maximize the performance out of your fly rod. As I've said for years, fly line has more of an impact on a fly rod's performance than anything else. Read Purnell's thoughts...