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  1. A Complete Fly Fishing Gear List for Beginners

    A Complete Fly Fishing Gear List for Beginners
    Navigating the fly fishing gear sphere can be difficult for anyone. When purchasing gear, there’s a choice around every corner and multitudes of buying options. Here at Trident, we’re gear junkies and we always do our best to make sure you get products that will work for you on the water. For first-time anglers, navigating the gear sphere can be particularly daunting. Knowing which gear is essential and how to assemble a collection of fly fishing necessities is no easy task. We’ve put together a list of the most important gear for first-time fly anglers to point you in the right direction.
  2. Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers

    Fly Tying Essentials: The Basics for First-Time Tyers
    So you're new to fly tying. How do you wade through the thousands of available fly tying devices/tools/materials to find the basic necessities? How do you learn to tie flies? Fly tying for beginners can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. Here’s a list of the most relevant tools of the trade for first-time tyers and some pertinent learn-to-tie info.
  3. Bonefish Bonanza... How To Choose A Fly Rod For Bonefish

    Bonefish Bonanza... How To Choose A Fly Rod For Bonefish
    The topic of choosing a fly rod for Bonefish is particularly relevant as we muddle through the winter season here in Maine and begin looking forward to warm-weather saltwater getaways. Whether you’re venturing to the Bahamas, Belize, or even Hawaii, a proper Bonefish setup can play a significant role in making or breaking the trip of a lifetime. In-Depth knowledge of fisheries, weather patterns, and personal preferences is imperative when traveling to fly fish, and choosing the right fly rod for Bonefish follows these three reflections closely. Read on to find out which Bonefish rod is for you.
  4. Sage X Spey Rod Review

    Sage X Spey Rod Review
    Sage has re-worked their flagship series, the Sage ONE, into a more moderate action, caster-friendly rod, the Sage X. Sage designed the X for the every-man trout angler. The X is a departure from the Sage norm of fast-action rods and caters to a wider audience than rods like the Sage Igniter or the Sage ONE. The Sage X two-handed series, or the Spey series, follows the design of the one-handed Sage X rods with some significant departures. Read on to find out how the Sage X Spey Series provides industry-leading power and castability.
  5. Hardy Demon Smuggler Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Demon Smuggler Fly Rod Review
    Hardy has made a rod for the frequent traveler, a rod that fits in your back pocket. Well, almost. The new Demon Smuggler 6-piece fly rod from Hardy is made for carry-on luggage and extreme packability. Usually, a 6-piece fly rod means extra weight, less power, and decreased accuracy. This Demon Smuggler is quite the opposite, however. We are thoroughly impressed with the performance of the Demon Smuggler, especially in the 6-piece fly rod category. Read on to find out why.
  6. Douglas Upstream Fly Rod Review

    Douglas Upstream Fly Rod Review
    Are you thinking about fishing a spring creek or a backyard brook this season? The Douglas Upstream is for you. Douglas has come out with a graphite, full flex rod with a cane feel, perfect for small stream fishing. The Upstream allows anglers to slow down, make impeccable delicate presentations, and enjoy the artwork of fly fishing. This rod combines old-fashioned feel with state-of-the-art graphite technology to create a fly rod that may just be the best graphite rod we’ve ever cast at close distances. Read on to find out what makes the Upstream so much fun to fish.
  7. Thomas & Thomas Avantt Fly Rod Review

    Thomas & Thomas Avantt Fly Rod Review
    T&T’s tradition goes way back to bamboo rods and old-fashioned rod makers including the famous Thomas Dorsey and Thomas Maxwell. Is T&T old-fashioned? Quite the opposite, actually. T&T is caught up with the modern fly rod movement and produces some of the most high-tech, cutting-edge fly rods in the industry. One such example is the new freshwater Avantt rod series by Thomas & Thomas. Read on to learn how the Avantt combines classic T&T tradition and state-of-the-art contemporary innovation.
  8. Douglas DXF Fly Rod Review

    Douglas DXF Fly Rod Review
    Douglas Outdoors, founded by Jim Murphy, combines years of rod-making experience and expertise with incredible state-of-the-art technology to produce affordable fly rods. One such rod is the Douglas DXF. The DXF is a new, mid-priced rod series from Douglas that exemplifies quality and affordability. The DXF combines a fast-action rod blank with classic Douglas componentry to provide a high-quality mid-priced rod. Read on to find out more about the DXF.
  9. Fenwick AETOS Fly Rod Review

    Fenwick AETOS Fly Rod Review
    Fenwick Fly Rods are steeped in tradition dating back to fiberglass rods in the 1950s. Perhaps your father or grandfather fished a Fenwick fiberglass rod in the middle part of the 20th century. Fenwick turned to graphite like many other rod companies in the 1970s and have continued crafting top-notch rods since. One such rod is the Fenwick AETOS, a low-priced rod built for functionality and purpose. Does the AETOS pay homage to the Fenwick tradition while continuing to drive contemporary fly rod innovation? We think so. Read on to find out why.

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