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Building The Most Accurate Fly Rods

If you've ever wondered what exactly goes into building a high-end graphite fly rod, then you should read through this story from Tim Schulz over at Hatch Magazine. Tim walks us through a recent trip he took to the Orvis Rod Factory, where the guys showed him parts of the rod building process. For anyone interested in rods, or gear in general, this is a...

Inside The Orvis Rod Shop

It's not every day that fly fishing shows up in Yahoo News, but it did on July 31. Kurt Spurlock wrote a great behind-the-scenes article for Yahoo highlighting the Orvis fly rod shop in Manchester, Vermont. Manchester is a tiny town with only two stoplights, but it's also home to some of the most cutting-edge technology in all of fly fishing. As Spurlock...

Hardy Releases Marksman Z Rod

Hardy is adding another saltwater rod to its product lineup with the debut of the new Marksman Z. "We're delighted to introduce the Hardy Marksman Z, the newest addition to our superior range of fishing rods," said Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing for Hardy, in a press release. "Our goal is to provide anglers with the best possible equipment that can...

St. Croix Announces New Connect Rods

St. Croix has announced the release of a new family of fly rods, dubbed the Connect. These rods are built from their SCII and SCIII graphite, and feature 10 models in line weights three through nine. You can read more about these new rods here.

Best Saltwater Fly Rods of 2023

The folks over at Field & Stream have released their list of the best saltwater fly rods for 2023. Ryan Chelius and Max Inchausti traveled to the Florida Keys to test and review all these rods. You can find their list here.

Rod and Reel Combos for Beginners

Monte Burke put together a review of the best fly fishing rod and reel combos for beginners over at Outdoor Life. It's a pretty comprehensive review, and if you're looking for a place to get started in fly fishing, it's worth your time to read through this story. Find it here.

Fiberglass Fly Rod Revolution

In this story over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, Dennis Pastucha goes through the wonderful history of fiberglass fly rods, as well as highlighting why they're enjoying such a resurgence in modern fly fishing. It's a great history lesson, and might make you think about fiberglass when making your next fly rod purchase. Read the story here.

Redington Debuts Wrangler Rod and Reel Combo

Redington has been launching a fair amount of gear lately. Their new Wrangler rod and reel combo offers anglers a great performing rod and reel at an accessible price point. The Wrangler is available in weights four through eight, including a saltwater-specific model. You can view the new Wrangler collection here. I also had the chance to review the...

Redington Releases New Original Rod and Reel Kits

Redington recently announced the release of a new rod and reel kit dubbed The Original. These kits include a "classically designed rod, reel, and line . . . Its looks pay homage to fly fishing’s heritage, while being fully equipped with an easy-to-cast, medium-fast action blank that’s ready for adventure," per a press release from Redington.  The...

Discovering 10-Foot Rods

In this piece over at the Orvis blog, Evan Jones discusses how he came to discover the importance of 10-foot 4-weight rods. If you've thought about adding one to your quiver, you should take the time to read this story, which you can find here.