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Gear Review: Snowbee Classic Fly Rod

Snowbee is making a decent marketing push for themselves, as evidenced by the reviews here in MidCurrent and this recent one from Hatch Magazine.  Johnny Carrol Sain put this review together, which you can read in full 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.

10 Most Recommended Fly Rods of 2021

This list, from the website Curated, features what the authors dub as the 10 most highly-recommended fly rods for 2021. A quick perusal of the list confirms that claim, with a bunch of low-to-mid-priced Echo and Redington rods claiming a few spots. You can see the full list here.

Orvis H3 Blackout Reviews

Orvis debuted their new H3 Blackout rods last week, and reviews are already in. I had the chance to fish the rods for a few months prior to their release, and I'm pleased with what I saw. You can read the reviews in full here.

Orvis Introduces New Helios 3 'Blackout' Fly Rods

Yesterday Orvis introduced three new rods as part of a Helios "Blackout" series, with new aesthetics and purpose-built designs. The rods in this launch include a 5-weight rod focused on drift-boat fishing, an 11-foot 3-weight designed for Euro nymphing, and a saltwater 8-weight. As Hatch Magazine reports: "All three rods are built on the same foundation as...

G. Loomis Debuts New NRX+ TS2 Rod

G. Loomis has debuted a new specialty rod in its NRX+ line. This is in keeping with recent updates and expansions of specialty rods to Loomis' existing product lines. The NRX+ TS2 is designed for saltwater angling, and is available as a two-piece rod to provide better action and sensitivity for saltwater situations. As expected, Loomis announced that this...

Hardy Debuts New 'Ultralite X' Rod

Hardy has another new fly rod out, and this one looks to be every bit as interesting as the Ultralite LL. Dubbed the Ultralite X, this new rod is a purpose-built tool designed to excel in fishing high-performance situations. It's available September 2021, and in weights 5 through 8. The full press release from Hardy is below. Hardy’s legacy as the gold...

Ultralight Rods - What Are they Good For?

In a recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, I had the chance to go into detail on the various use cases for ultralight fly fishing rods. 0, 1, and 2-weight rods have a place in fly fishing - just like the specialized tools we use for Euro nymphing, or spey fishing. Read the story here.

Loomis Intros New IMX-PRO Rods

G. Loomis has introduced new rods in their IMX-PRO family, according to Hatch Magazine. The rods include a Euro-nymphing specific tool, along with a rod designed just for fishing creeks. Read more about these rods here.

Buying Your First Fly Rod

Ryan Chelius, over at Outdoor Life, recently penned this column on tips for bait anglers to consider when buying their first fly rod. I reckon there's some good information in here for new fly anglers looking to upgrade their current outfit, as well. You can read the story here.