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  1. Orvis Helios 3 Fly Rod Review: 3D vs 3F vs H2 in the 9' 8-weight

    Orvis Helios 3 Fly Rod Review: 3D vs 3F vs H2 in the 9' 8-weight
    I was just entering the industry when the Helios 2 was launched. I don’t remember it. But I can say that there’s been a significant amount of marketing behind the Helios 3. I doubt there’s any avid fly fisherman who hasn’t read/heard/seen it yet. Needless to say, there are a lot of questions out there about how it performs. I’m here to put those questions to bed. Today I cast the all-new Helios 3F and 3D alongside its cousin the Helios 2 in the 9’ 8-weight configuration. No question about it, I’m a fan. Read on to see why.
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  2. Sage Salt HD Fly Rod Review

    Sage Salt HD Fly Rod Review
    Sage changed things up a bit this year when they released the SaltHD to replace the 3-year-old Salt, disrupting their traditional 4-year replacement schedule. In traditional Sage fashion, the SaltHD has won every award it’s been up for including the prestigious IFTD “Best in show” award. While it’s clear that there’s nothing stopping the Sage marketing juggernaut, read up to see how this rod really preforms.
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  3. Winston Kairos Fly Rod Review: the 9' 5-weight

    Winston Kairos Fly Rod Review: the 9' 5-weight
    Winston launched two new rods this year – the Kairos and the Nimbus – and both entered the market, well… softly. After a huge announcement, I really didn’t hear much about them for a while. They didn’t go to iCast, so I didn’t have the chance to cast them there and honestly it’s taken me months to get my hands on one. I was almost frothing at the mouth.
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  4. Scott G-Series Fly Rod Review: A look at the GS 884 and 905.

    Scott G-Series Fly Rod Review: A look at the GS 884 and 905.
    In my short time in the industry, I can’t say that there’s ever been a more anticipated rod release than the Scott G-Series. Scott is truly at the top of their game – it seems like they are more in demand than ever! The G-Series (also known as the GS) replaces the G2 as Scott’s medium action, dry fly line of rods. It’s like the heart and soul of the Scott lineup.
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  5. G. Loomis Asquith 7130 Spey Rod Review

    G. Loomis Asquith 7130 Spey Rod Review
    In our first ever Spey rod review in ages, I thought I would start out with a real winner – and a rod for which there’s little to no information – the 7130-4 Asquith Spey Rod (Yup – it’s got a silly name, but get over it). This rod is awesome. I first fished it with Tom Larimer on the Big Hole when we filmed some Spey casting videos and I was so impressed that I went out and bought it. Fast forward a year and I got to actually get out and fish the rod on our first ever hosted trip to the Kedgwick River in New Brunswick. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see how the rod performed on a really big Atlantic Salmon, but that’s a story for a different day.
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  6. A Brief Review of A Flyfisher's Guide to New England

    A Brief Review of A Flyfisher's Guide to New England
    While most of our customers may never set foot into our shop, we often get asked about our local waters. Thankfully, for those interested in visiting New England, there's a new fly-fishing book that might interest anglers. Flyfisher’s Guide to New England by Lou Zambello is a complete re-write of the old guide that some of you may have purchased back in the day.
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  7. Korkers Sole Review and Buyer's Guide

    Korkers Sole Review and Buyer's Guide
    Why would I want to change soles? It's a question that we get all the time when we talk about Korkers boots with our customers. Sure, you get some benefits like having rubber soles to use in your drift boat, but for those of us who aren't floating every other weekend, it seems like it might be kind of a hassle. To be honest, that's how we felt before we got to try them all out. The truth is, the soles allow you to maximize your safety (and therefore your fun) on or off the water.
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  8. Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016

    Trip Report: Turneffe Atoll, Belize - Aug/Sept. 2016
    I recently spent a week fishing Turneffe Atoll, Belize in preparation for a hosted trip I have scheduled in April. I stayed at the Turneffe Flats lodge, which is located on the northeast (Caribbean) side of the atoll, and is situated in perfect location for easy fishing/diving access. “Flats,” as it’s nicknamed, is even stationed right along a home flat which would hold bonefish and at times permit and triggerfish during various times of the day. Most days, either early morning or when I returned to the lodge in the evening, I would see tailing fish feeding no more than 40 feet away. So, right off the bat the location seemed great. I was anxious to see what the rest of Turneffe Flats would show me.
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  9. Scott Flex Fly Rod Review

    Scott Flex Fly Rod Review
    In a big year of rod releases, it’s easy to overlook some of the little guys. The Scott Flex is one such release. It’s not that people don’t think the Flex will be a great rod and a huge improvement over the *meh* A4, and it’s not that Scott doesn’t have a ton of fans. But, let’s face it, the $1100 G. Loomis Asquith is just a little more newsworthy. Here’s why you shouldn’t overlook the new Flex.
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