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  1. 2023 Tarpon & Big-Game Reel Mini-Shootout

    2023 Tarpon & Big-Game Reel Mini-Shootout
    This year we've upped our game big time (see what I did there?) and we've brought our hallmark reel shootout to the world of tarpon and big game fishing. After all, is there any type of fishing that needs more drag than big game fishing?
  2. Ascension Bay, Mexico | Fly Fishing Lodge Shootout

    Ascension Bay, Mexico | Fly Fishing Lodge Shootout
    We’ve been doing tackle shootouts for years. They are among the most visited pages on our website and we take pride in having helped thousands of anglers find the right tackle for their needs. As our business has grown, we asked ourselves: Which area of fly fishing had the least amount of information? The answer amongst our team was travel. Have you ever booked a lodge and wondered if it was the best lodge? Who has the best food? Most comfortable? Best guides? It’s almost impossible to find anyone who’s visited multiple lodges in a given area, let alone any sort of comparison amongst them. With this shootout, we aim to change that.
  3. How to Tie the Antron Egg Nymph Fly

    How to Tie the Antron Egg Nymph Fly
    Variations of these egg patterns have been around for quite some time. Simple and quick to tie. Best of all they are very effective. Hook sizes 14 -16 for the smaller trout and larger 8 - 10 for Steelhead.
  4. Sage Enforcer Fly Reel Review

    Sage Enforcer Fly Reel Review
    The Enforcer is Sage’s brand-new reel that replaces the Spectrum Max in its midpriced saltwater and big game lineup. We’re stretching the term ‘midpriced’ a bit since the 8wt Enforcer is nearly $600. Still, if the Enforcer can deliver on performance, it could represent a solid buy considering 2023’s sky-high saltwater reel prices. The big issue is that Sage has struggled to make a saltwater reel that has caught fire with consumers in the past. The Spectrum Max was decent-enough but hardly dented the 8wt reel market. If Sage can incorporate the Thermo’s strengths into the Enforcer, they could have a winner.
  5. Hardy Fortuna Regent 10000 Fly Reel Review

    Hardy Fortuna Regent 10000 Fly Reel Review
    The Regent is the latest to bare the Fortuna name, but it’s been completely redesigned from the ground up, and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen from Hardy. While the Fortunas of yesteryear were noted for their burliness and run-stopping drag systems, upon first glance of the Regent, it’s noticeably sleeker and slimmer! How does this translate to performance? Thankfully we were able to get ahold of one just in time for our 2023 Big Game Reel Shootout. Read on to see how the Fortuna Regent stacks up against the rest of the competition.
  6. Sage Salt R8 Fly Rod Review

    Sage Salt R8 Fly Rod Review
    With the R8 Core, Sage seems to be back on track by making rods with a smooth, progressive taper that gives the caster exceptional feel and feedback but still delivers plenty of power. When Sage announced the new Salt R8 would replace the Salt HD, we were excited about the rod's prospects but a little apprehensive over a new salt-specific Sage Rod. Has Sage finally delivered? You will not want to miss this review!
  7. How to Tie the Morrish Hopper Fly Pattern

    How to Tie the Morrish Hopper Fly Pattern
    The Morrish Hopper was created by Ken Morrish and is considered by many to be one of the most effective hopper patterns out there. It utilizes a foam body which is easy to form using The River Road Creations cutters.
  8. Hot to Tie Amy's Ant Fly Pattern

    Hot to Tie Amy's Ant Fly Pattern
    The Amy's Ant pattern was created by Jack Dennis in the late 1990's to be fished in the famous Jackson Hole one fly tournament which it won in 1999. A hybrid between an ant, hopper, and stonefly, Amy’s Ant is a great pattern for a variety of freshwater river fishing scenarios.
  9. How to Tie the Platte River Spider Streamer Fly

    How to Tie the Platte River Spider Streamer Fly
    The Platte River Spider is a classic streamer and wet fly designed by Chris Schrantz that has been successful swinging on a trout spey fly rod as well as swung, stripped, or dead drifted on a single-handed rod.
  10. Shilton SR10 Fly Reel Review

    Shilton SR10 Fly Reel Review
    For our 2023 11wt Big Game Reel Shootout, we had the opportunity to test Shilton’s SR10. Shilton claims they built the reel specifically for remote and harsh environments and the hard-charging gamefish like GT that reside there. If you want to know more about why these reels are worth their weight in gold for Seychelles guides, you will not want to miss this review.

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