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Find great information on all of the latest fly rods from Sage, Winston, Hardy, Greys, Redington, TFO, and more!

  1. Best Streamer Fly Rods of 2024

    Best Streamer Fly Rods of 2024

    Chasing fish with streamers is one of the most exciting ways to fly fish, and having a specialized streamer rod makes it more fun and effective. Older streamer rods were heavy broomsticks that lacked soul and finesse. Today, we are fortunate to have streamer rods that are lighter, more accurate, and oftentimes shorter in length. Today, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite dedicated streamer rods for 2024.

  2. Best Small Stream Fly Rods of 2024

    Best Small Stream Fly Rods of 2024

    Fishing small streams is one of the absolute joys of angling. Often characterized by surface-oriented fish and easy wading, a day spent on small water is made even better with a specialized small-water fly rod. Luckily, there are lots of great options for small stream fly rods, each with unique strengths and weaknesses. Keep reading to learn about our favorite small stream fly rods of 2024, and decide which one is the best for your creeking adventures!

  3. Best 8wt Fly Rods of 2024

    Best 8wt Fly Rods of 2024

    The 8 weight fly rod is an essential tool for nearly every fly angler. Whether targeting Bonefish, Steelhead, Bass, or Pike, its versatility is unrivaled. Fortunately, there are many excellent 8 weight rods available today, with features that suit any angling pursuit. Today, we’ll take a look at several of the very best 8 weights of 2024, to help you pick the right tool for your fishing.

  4. Best Euro Nymphing Fly Rods of 2024

    Best Euro Nymphing Fly Rods of 2024

    Regardless of how you feel about it, there’s no denying that European-style nymphing is an extremely effective technique for catching trout. Popularized by competition anglers across the globe, Euro nymphing has now become a widely utilized method for catching more, and larger trout than traditional nymphing techniques.

  5. Best Steelhead Fly Rods of 2024

    Best Steelhead Fly Rods of 2024

    Whether you’re swinging large western rivers for fresh, powerful Steelhead, or probing smaller streams in pursuit of anadromous beauties, fly fishing for Steelhead requires specialized rods for the job. Today, we’ll take a look at several of the best Steelhead rods of 2024, to help you pick the right tool for your fishing.

  6. Hardy Marksman Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Marksman Fly Rod Review

    The Hardy Marksman fly rod replaces the old Ultralight as Hardy’s premier freshwater rod series. Like the Ultralight, the Marksman aims to be the lightest all-around rod on the market, incorporating their latest graphite technology and updated aesthetics. There’s no question that Hardy fans will appreciate the new Marksman’s low swing weight and finesse game, but can it really do everything from dries to streamers? Read on to learn our full impression of the new Hardy Marksman fly rod.

  7. Best 5wt Fly Rods of 2024

    Best 5wt Fly Rods of 2024

    For many freshwater anglers, the 5-weight fly rod is their go-to choice. Whether targeting Trout, Bass, or panfish, its versatility is unparalleled. Fortunately, there are many excellent 5-weight rods available today, with features that suit nearly any freshwater angling foray. Today, we’ll take a look at several of the very best 5 weights of 2024, to help you pick the right tool for your fishing.

  8. Orvis Helios 4D vs 4F Fly Rod Review

    Orvis Helios 4D vs 4F Fly Rod Review

    The much anticipated 4th generation Orvis Helios has finally arrived! Like its predecessor, the H4 comes in 2 models: the D (distance) and the F (finesse), with both models offering many lengths and line weights to target virtually any species from Brook Trout to Tuna. At its core, the new Helios is designed to be the most accurate rod ever made, boasting four times the accuracy of other leading competitors. Keep reading to check out our full impression of the new Helios and whether it lives up to all the hype.

  9. Thomas and Thomas Avantt 2 Fly Rod Review

    Thomas and Thomas Avantt 2 Fly Rod Review

    The new Thomas and Thomas Avantt 2 fly rod is soon to hit the market after much anticipation. The original Avantt was one of our favorite freshwater rods for quite a while, and this new iteration aims to improve upon the success of its predecessor.

  10. G. Loomis IMX-Pro V2 Saltwater Fly Rod Review

    G. Loomis IMX-Pro V2 Saltwater Fly Rod Review

    G. Loomis holds an esteemed reputation amongst saltwater fly anglers thanks to big names like Gary Loomis and Steve Rajeff pushing boundaries with innovative rod designs. Saying the sport wouldn’t be where it is today without G. Loomis isn’t hyperbole. Unfortunately, for budget-conscious anglers, high-performance G. Loomis fly rods have always come at the expense of the angler’s wallet. After we got our hands on the new mid-priced IMX-Pro V2 8wt, we were excited to give it a spin. After all, it has the Loomis name behind it, and at $595, the price tag is pretty reasonable in today’s hyper-inflated market. If you have ever drooled over the Loomis section at the fly shop but walked away in tears after glancing at price tags, read on to see if the IMX-Pro V2 8wt is the mid-priced saltwater Loomis you’ve been waiting for!

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