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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...

Gear Review: Hardy Ultradisc UDLA Reel

Hardy has launched tons of new products this year, including the spectacular Ultradisc UDLA reel. This is one of the best reels I've fished from Hardy in years. You can read the full review of it 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...

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.

Hardy Releases New LL Rods and Ultradisc Reel

After proving itself on the highest stage in tournament fly fishing, the new Ultralite® LL rod series and Ultradisc reels from Hardy® will be available to consumers beginning in September 2020. Designed to give anglers a decided advantage in any trout stream, the Ultralite LL delivers a series of technique-specific rods that offer some of the most refined...

Gear Review: El Jefe Packable Rod Combo

Dennis Pastucha, with Fly Fisherman Magazine, put together a great review on a rod and reel combo I've never seen before. The rod is the "El Jefe," and it's built by a company called Pescador on the Fly. The El Jefe is a six-piece travel rod that breaks down into a 22-inch long case - complete with a machined aluminum reel. It all comes with a lifetime...

New Sage Trout Reel

Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, penned a review of the newly-released Sage Trout reel. This reel follows the current fad of looking like classic tackle pieces from years ago. You can read the full review here.

Redington Debuts New Rods and Reels

The fly fishing world has been light on news of new gear these days (understandably so), but Redington is giving gear junkies something to salivate over. The company is introducing two new rod families - the TRACE and STRIKE rods. The TRACE replaces the Hydrogen rod lineup, while the STRIKE is dedicated to Euro nymphing. In addition to the rods, Redington...

Spring 2020 Fly Fishing Gear Guide

With all of us stuck at home and wondering when we'll be able to get back on the water in earnest, I've been fielding more gear-related questions than normal. So, I decided to put together a Spring 2020 Gear Guide for all the fly anglers out there who are looking for new rods, reels, waders, boots, or tying supplies. You can view the entire gear guide here.

Rod and Reel Combo Kits to Get you Started

If you're looking to get into the fly fishing game, or know someone who is, this recent piece from Gear Junkie details some of the best rod and reel combo kits on the market. Take a read through the entire piece here.