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Cheeky Launches New Sighter Reel

Cheeky has launched a new reel series called the Sighter. These reels are full-cage frame designs, making them both light and ideally suited for using light, thin lines. Sighter reels feature Cheeky's standard Rev Carbon drag, and retail for under $200. Sighter reels are available in sizes to fit just about any fishing situation. You can learn more about...

Hardy Debuts Fortuna Regent Reel

Hardy Fly Fishing just announced the release of the Fortuna Regent reel, designed specifically for saltwater use. It sports up to 22 pounds of drag, which anglers can dial in with a single 360-degree rotation of the drag knob. Hardy says this will enable anglers to "fight big fish without missing a beat." The drag is a "multi-pad, carbon fiber" system...

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.

Recycling 101

Scott Sadil, the Angling Editor over at Gray's Sporting Journal, put this story together on how to effectively "recycle" your fishing buddy's old gear. It's a fun read that has me wondering just what a few of my friends have stashed away. You can read it here.

Nautilus Reels Announces New Factory, Forgoing IFTD

The folks over at Nautilus Reels sent out this press release on Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce that they recently relocated their headquarters to a new factory in Miami, Florida. Additionally, to keep up with high demand for their reels and get them to dealers sooner, Nautilus will forgo attending the 2022 International Fly...

Sage Launches New THERMO Reel

Sage just announced the release of a new saltwater-focused fly reel - the THERMO. It's built for huge fish on massive water, available only in weights 10-12 and 12-16. This is truly a big-game reel built for big-time fishing moments. A press release on the new reel is below. You can view more about the reel here. It’s disorienting—there is no land, only...

Gear Review: Hardy Ultradisc Cassette Reel

I recently had the chance to fish and review one of Hardy's newest products - their Ultradisc Cassette reel. The reel is a pretty impressive piece of gear, with plenty of power to put the brakes on the biggest of trout. You can read the review in full here.

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.