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  1. G. Loomis Asquith 5-weight Fly Rod Review

    G. Loomis Asquith 5-weight Fly Rod Review
    Round 2. Our second review of the much talked about G Loomis Asquith. It’s a silly name, but is it also a great rod? We’re going to skip the techno-babble in this review and get right down to the meat and potatoes. Read on to see if you should spend your next stack on the Asquith.
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  2. G. Loomis Asquith 9' 8-weight Fly Rod Review

    G. Loomis Asquith 9' 8-weight Fly Rod Review
    The 2017 model year will likely go down as a great one for the fly rod industry. We were lucky enough to have 3 major rod releases from 3 of our favorite companies. The Asquith (yes, that’s what it’s really called) is Loomis contribution to the pile, and it makes fly rod history by being the first regular production rod to break $1000. Is it worth it? Read on to find out.
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  3. Winston Air Fly Rod Review

    Winston Air Fly Rod Review
    Rarely do new rods surprise me. Being in the industry means that I usually get a heads up for what’s coming next. I got no such heads up from Winston. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when Winston came to iCast ready to make a splash. They have hired 3-4 new team members, have a host of new, top-notch pro staffers, and some really great new products. Leading the charge is the new Winston Air. It’s touted as a “super premium, ultra-lightweight, all around fly rod.” Read on to see if it lives up to the hype.
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  4. 10… 11… 12… How to Choose a Fly Rod for Tarpon

    10… 11… 12… How to Choose a Fly Rod for Tarpon
    Whether you’re taking your first tarpon trip, or upgrading your existing setup, one of the questions that you’re going to wrangle with is which line weight to choose. That choice typically comes down to 10-, 11-, or 12-weight. Here’s how to choose between them
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  5. Sage X 590-4 Fly Rod Review

    Sage X 590-4 Fly Rod Review
    When Sage changes their flagship rod, it’s a big deal in the fly fishing industry. Sage is one of the largest and most innovative rod makers, so everyone is really excited to see what Jerry is going to come up with next. And then of course there are the haters, like my fishing buddy, who, when I mentioned that I had a new Sage X fly rod said, “Meh, it looks like a dressed up Sage ONE.” I can tell you unequivocally that it’s not another Sage ONE. Read on to see what this rod’s all about.
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  6. Douglas Sky 590-4 Fly Rod Review

    Douglas Sky 590-4 Fly Rod Review
    It’s the start of trout season in Maine. That means it’s time to dust off my trusty Lamson Litespeed, put on my fleece and wading jacket and start reviewing trout rods! First up for 2016 is the brand new Douglas Sky.
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  7. Fly Line Shootout, Review, & Buyer’s Guide

    Fly Line Shootout, Review, & Buyer’s Guide
    When we first started testing gear, we knew that we had to do things differently to make a difference. It all started with the first ever fly reel shootout way back in 2013. As we continued to scour the web for new ideas, it was pretty clear that the most talked about and least understood part of our equipment was fly lines.
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  8. ARC 99+ Fly Line Review

    ARC 99+ Fly Line Review
    ARC is a new brand in the world of fly fishing. Started just a few years ago, they are committed to innovation in the tippet, fly line and leader markets. They sent us their ARC 99+ line for this test, so read on to see how it stands up.
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  9. RIO Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    RIO Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide
    Rio is a relative newcomer to the fly line game. They made their first fly line in 1997. Since then, they've become a market leader due to great products and clever marketing. Rio divides its lines into 4 "series", which are differentiated by technology and price points: Mainstream, Avid, "Premier", & InTouch. Mainstream & Avid are Rio's entry-level lines and they have aggressive front tapers, while the Premier and InTouch series feature a wider array of lines to fit the needs of any angler. Read on to learn more.
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  10. Airflo Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide

    Airflo Fly Line Reviews and Recommendations: Fly Line Buyer’s Guide
    Airflo lines have gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years - and with good reason. They've got an incredible pro-staff that includes the likes of Kelly Galloup and Bruce Chard. They've also come out with great innovations like low-stretch cores, ridged fly lines, and PVC free lines.
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