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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.

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.

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...