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  • Winston Air Fly Rod Review

    Posted on August 17, 2016 by Ben F

    Rarely do new rods surprise me. Being in the industry means that I usually get a heads up for what’s coming next. I got no such heads up from Winston. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when Winston came to iCast ready to make a splash. They have hired 3-4 new team members, have a host of new, top-notch pro staffers, and some really great new products. Leading the charge is the new Winston Air. It’s touted as a “super premium, ultra-lightweight, all around fly rod.” Read on to see if it lives up to the hype. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Rod Reviews, New Products and was tagged with best dry fly rod, best trout rod, winston fly rod review, winston fly rod reviews, winston rod review, winston rod reviews

  • 10… 11… 12… How to Choose a Fly Rod for Tarpon

    Posted on August 10, 2016 by Ben F

    Whether you’re taking your first tarpon trip, or upgrading your existing setup, one of the questions that you’re going to wrangle with is which line weight to choose. That choice typically comes down to 10-, 11-, or 12-weight. Here’s how to choose between them → Read More

    This post was posted in Fishing Trips, Fly Rod Reviews, Other

  • Sage X 590-4 Fly Rod Review

    Posted on July 6, 2016 by Ben F

    When Sage changes their flagship rod, it’s a big deal in the fly fishing industry. Sage is one of the largest and most innovative rod makers, so everyone is really excited to see what Jerry is going to come up with next. And then of course there are the haters, like my fishing buddy, who, when I mentioned that I had a new Sage X fly rod said, “Meh, it looks like a dressed up Sage ONE.” I can tell you unequivocally that it’s not another Sage ONE. Read on to see what this rod’s all about. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Rod Reviews and was tagged with best trout rod, sage fly rod review, sage fly rod reviews

  • Douglas Sky 590-4 Fly Rod Review

    Posted on April 21, 2016 by Ben F

    It’s the start of trout season in Maine. That means it’s time to dust off my trusty Lamson Litespeed, put on my fleece and wading jacket and start reviewing trout rods! First up for 2016 is the brand new Douglas Sky. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Rod Reviews

  • Fly Line Shootout, Review, & Buyer’s Guide

    Posted on February 29, 2016 by Ben F

    When we first started testing gear, we knew that we had to do things differently to make a difference. It all started with the first ever fly reel shootout way back in 2013. As we continued to scour the web for new ideas, it was pretty clear that the most talked about and least understood part of our equipment was fly lines. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews, Shootouts

  • ARC 99+ Fly Line Review

    Posted on February 29, 2016 by Ben F

    ARC is a new brand in the world of fly fishing. Started just a few years ago, they are committed to innovation in the tippet, fly line and leader markets. They sent us their ARC 99+ line for this test, so read on to see how it stands up. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews

  • RIO Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    Posted on February 29, 2016 by Ben F

    Rio is a relative newcomer to the fly line game. They made their first fly line in 1997. Since then, they've become a market leader due to great products and clever marketing. Rio divides its lines into 4 "series", which are differentiated by technology and price points: Mainstream, Avid, "Premier", & InTouch. Mainstream & Avid are Rio's entry-level lines and they have aggressive front tapers, while the Premier and InTouch series feature a wider array of lines to fit the needs of any angler. Read on to learn more. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews, Shootouts

  • Airflo Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    Posted on February 29, 2016 by Ben F

    Airflo lines have gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years - and with good reason. They've got an incredible pro-staff that includes the likes of Kelly Galloup and Bruce Chard. They've also come out with great innovations like low-stretch cores, ridged fly lines, and PVC free lines. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews, Shootouts

  • Cortland Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    Posted on February 28, 2016 by Ben F

    No other company in this test has as rich of a history making fly lines as Cortland. Cortland has been manufacturing fly lines since the 1930's. After several re-organizations, Cortland is now going strong making fly lines under 3 different labels: Precision, 444, and 333. While most people are familiar with the older (and more value-based) 444 and 333, the Precision line boasts some great new coatings and innovations. Read on to see how they fared against the big boys. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews, Shootouts

  • Orvis Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    Posted on February 28, 2016 by Ben F

    Orvis has been selling its own brand of fly lines since 1971. Today, Orvis lines are made by Scientific Anglers (which is also owned by Orvis). Orvis lines can be broken down into 4 product lines: Clearwater, Access, Hydros, and Hydros HD. Clearwater and Access lines are 'entry level' and priced to be accessible to the beginning angler. Hydros is Orvis' premier line of high-performance fly lines and the HD designation means the line is textured for less friction through the guides. → Read More

    This post was posted in Fly Line Reviews, Shootouts

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