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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.

Fiberglass vs Graphite Fly Rods

The latest entry in the ongoing series of stories and opinions about graphite and fiberglass rods comes to us from Vail Valley Anglers. Michael Salomone makes the case a to why you need to try both, because both materials offer something unique and useful. Read his article in full here.

Snowbee Debuts New Stillwater Fly Rod

From the world of fly fishing, Snowbee and the expert stillwater fly fisherman, Denny Rickards are teaming up to bring anglers an exciting new Signature Series Fly Rod. These two trusted names in the sport make a perfect unit. After all, anglers know that when either of these names are associated with a product, then it will be among the best of the best on...

Hatch Magazine: Gear We Love Right Now

Hatch Magazine semi-regularly puts out lists of great gear that its writers are using - gear that may not necessitate a full-blown review by itself. Often, these are the accessories and accoutrements of fly fishing, and the outdoors in general. In their latest edition, Hatch goes over some new sunglasses from Smith, Scott's new Centric, and a few other...

Are Top-Tier Fly Rods Worth the Money?

This is a topic that just about everyone in fly fishing has an opinion on, and I decided to wade into the discussion myself. Are expensive fly rods really worth the cost? Read my full thoughts here.

Glass or Graphite?

In response to a reader question, Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline penned this great primer on the differences between glass and graphite. As someone who fishes old, slow-action graphite and builds bamboo rods, I appreciated the honesty that Cahill approached this subject with. Glass has its place in the fishing world, but it depends on what you...

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.

WETFLY Debuts New Glass Rods

WETFLY is a smaller brand, but has a loyal following thanks to their friendly prices and decent quality. New for them in 2021 is a line of glass rods. You can get the scoop on the rods here, courtesy of Gear Junkie.

How to Set Up Your Tenkara Rod

I just recently received a new, yet-to-be-released tenkara rod in the mail, and I have yet to get it out on the water. But it got me thinking about what I actually know regarding rigging a tenkara rod. Luckily, the folks over at Fly Lords have me covered. Their recent piece on rigging a tenkara rod is an excellent primer for anyone looking to explore this...