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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.

Men's Journal Best Gear Review

Fly fishing gear reviews aren't relegated to fishing-only publications. Men's Journal recently released their roundup of the best fly fishing gear currently on the market. While nothing on their list is a surprise, it's nice to get affirmation that the products you're researching - or already own - are among those that everyone recommends. You can read...

Nautilus Releases New Reel

Nautilus, a reel manufacturer known for building bombproof saltwater fish-stoppers, has released a new reel - the GTX. This reel is the brand's new flagship model. You can read the full details here, courtesy of Hatch Magazine. 

Gray's Sporting Journal Best of 2020

Gray's Sporting Journal is a leading voice in the sporting world, and if you've ever glanced through a copy of the magazine, it's easy to see why. They really only publish the best of the best. So, when they announce their annual picks for best gear, I tend to pay attention. The folks who put this magazine together know their sports inside and out. I've...

Hardy Releases 2019 Limited Edition Reels

Hardy has announced the release of a series of Limited Edition Trout Perfects reels, which feature original artwork by world-famous artist and angler Charles Jardine. Read more in the press release below. Hardy Releases 2019 Limited Edition Reels From Hardy: Hardy®, the iconic fly fishing rod and reel company, announces the release of Limited Edition Trout...