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Best Saltwater Reels for 2021

The folks over at Field & Stream put together this gear review that details their picks for the best saltwater fishing reels in 2021. A good portion of the reels on this list are spinning or baitcasting, but their roundup of fly reels is worth looking at. You can read the story 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...

Greys Launches New Fin Reel

Greys hasn't always been a huge name on this side of the pond, but they're consistently a solid brand in Europe. Their new Fin reel is poised to directly hit the holiday shopping market, as it's priced at $100 and features a disc-drag encased in die-cast construction. Read about the new reel here.

New Gear at ICAST

The folks over at Field & Stream have put together a report on some of the new gear that debuted at ICAST recently. While we covered much of those releases here at MidCurrent, it's always great to read reviews from folks who've had hands-on time with the products. You can read their writeup here.

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.

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...

Father's Day 2021 Gift Guide

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine put together their gift guide for Father's Day in 2021. The guide features everything from fly rods to whiskey, so you're sure to find something here that your dad or husband will appreciate. Read the guide in full here.

"Popular Mechanics" Best Gear of 2021

It always makes me chuckle when mainstream publications with little connection to fly fishing publish gear guides. Enter the latest iteration from Popular Mechanics.  Their gear guide for 2021 features no real surprises, but writer J.R. Sullivan does a good job of delivering puns and making the guide worth reading. Give it a look in full here.

Gear Review: Range Fly Reels

Over the past few years, it's been fun to watch the rise of Walton Rods, a small company building good sticks at fair prices. Their rods have evolved exceptionally well since the first batch I fished five or six years ago, and they recently branched out into making reels. Their first reel - the Avail - is designed in the US and built in Canada. Range Reels...

Gear: Hardy Ultraclick UCL Reel

Hardy has always been known for their fantastic fly reels, with classics like The Princess and The Perfect going for hundreds on eBay. One of their newest click-and-pawl reels isn't styled like the reels of old, though. It's modern and fun, and you can read all about it here.