It was tough choosing a winner between the Hatch Finatic and the Hardy Fortuna X for the title of "best saltwater fly reel". If we were only scoring drag performance, the Fortuna would have won, hands down. → Read More
Trident Fly Fishing
Posted on March 1, 2013 by Ben F
Posted on February 8, 2013 by Ben F
When I was planning my latest bonefishing trip to Long Island (the one in The Bahamas), I came across the Long Island Bonefishing Lodge which offers “assisted DIY” bonefishing. Those who know me know that I’m a bit of a contrarian and this is a brand new concept in the world of fishing lodges, and probably the first change to the business model in 50 years. Naturally, I set aside a day to check it out. → Read More
Posted on January 14, 2013 by Ben F
One of the most exciting new products of 2013 is the Lamson Speedster. Lamson's newest creation is 2013 Lamson Speedster Fly Reel which combine's Lamson's silky smooth drag and lightweight design with a new, larger arbor. → Read More
Posted on December 2, 2012 by Josh T
The Sage Response fly rod, new for 2013, replaces the Sage Flight as Sage's "entry-level", fast action rod. The Flight, and the FLi before it, was one of Sage's best selling rods and I was eager to cast it. → Read More
Posted on December 2, 2012 by Josh T
New for 2013, the Redington Link replaces the CPX as Redington's "premier" rod. Redington has updated the look and feel of the rod, as well as boosting its casting performance.
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Here's what I was casting:
Redington Link 9' 5wt
Hardy Ultralite DD 4000
Rio Gold WF5F
Fit and Finish
This is a good looking rod. There were → Read More
Posted on October 19, 2012 by Ben F
If you’re around any fly shop long enough, you get to know the local gear junkies – the guys who really know (or want to know) everything about the latest and greatest tackle. These are the guys who hid paychecks from their wives to pick up the Hardy Zenith last spring.
And when it comes to → Read More
Posted on October 19, 2012 by Josh T
The Winston Boron IIIx follows in the footsteps of it's predecessor, the BIIX. Both are light, medium/fast-action rods that not only set the standard for construction and finish, but also cast as good as they look. When Winston started designing the new B3x they intended it to be faster and more powerful than the BIIX. They → Read More
Posted on October 10, 2012 by Josh T
The Sage ONE is the other 5-weight that everyone was talking about in 2012. It’s Sage’s signature rod, and when Jerry Siem (Sage’s rod designer) designs a fly rod like this – he does it right. It’s all Sage. Fast. Light. Accurate. The feel was a solid upgrade from the Z-axis as well. Keep reading to for the details. → Read More
Posted on August 19, 2012 by Ben F
This is the review you’ve all been waiting for. The Trident staff finally got a chance to cast the new Sage Circa at IFTD, and we were definitely impressed. But we weren’t the only ones, apparently, because the Circa won the award for Best New Fly Rod!
This review is based on the 589-4, but the → Read More
Posted on August 12, 2012 by Ben F
We have another exciting 2013 preview for you. Waterworks Lamson has three new reels for 2013. The Lamson Arx Fly Reel brings a new level of performance for Spey and switch anglers. The Lamson Speedster Fly Reel mates classic Lamson performance with a much larger arbor. Finally, the every popular Lamson Konic Fly Reel gets → Read More
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