A customer called into the shop and was wondering about mid-priced saltwater rods. Of course I instantly defaulted to the TFO BVK, my go-to rod for the less than $500 crowd. He was interested in something stiffer for wind and big flies, and asked about the Redington Predator – so I took it out for a test drive. → Read More
Tag Archives: 8-weight shootout
Posted on May 24, 2013 by Ben F
Posted on March 10, 2013 by Ben F
The first comprehensive and scientific fly reel test ever performed.
Throughout the years a lot has been written about fly fishing equipment. Blogs, forums, magazines, manufacturers are full of information. There have even been several head-to-head tests of fly rods. Reels, on the other hand, have been virtually ignored. Why? Fly Reels are hard to test. It requires a lot of expensive equipment, knowledge, and time. We set out to break that mold. → Read More
Posted on March 2, 2013 by Ben F
Winner of our 2013 8-weight Challenge! It suffices to say that we love the Hatch Finatic 7-Plus. Here's why. → Read More