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  1. Winston Boron III LS Fly Rod Review

    Winston Boron III LS Fly Rod Review
    You would never expect Winston to make a splash in the Fit and Finish category – they are as traditional as rods come – yet, they've done it. The new LS comes with a VERY different (for Winston) skeletal reel seat. We’ll see if they stick to this as the only option. I can tell you that Winston purists will probably shudder at the thought of anything but box elder… but we’ll see!
  2. Sage Method 8-weight Fly Rod Review

    Sage Method 8-weight Fly Rod Review
    This year was full of great new product introductions. Great new rods came out from Winston, Redington, Hardy, etc. But I’m always waiting to see what comes off the bench of Jerry Siem from Sage. This year boasted two new releases: the Method, which replaces the TCX, and the all-new Motive, a “low” cost saltwater rod.
  3. Sage 2014 Fly Reel Preview - Evoke, 2200, 3200

    Sage 2014 Fly Reel Preview - Evoke, 2200, 3200
    Sage has always been known for making great rods. Recently, they released some pretty good reels too. I expect this year to be no different. Sage has three exciting releases for us this year, and certainly seems to have more new releases than anyone else in the marketplace.
  4. Is there Method in your Motive? - Sage 2014 Fly Rod Preview

    Is there Method in your Motive? - Sage 2014 Fly Rod Preview
    Some of you may have heard - the IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show and iCast (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) have been combined. IFTD was traditionally held in the middle of August, and marked the coming out of new lines for our industry. iCast, however, is held in early July. This change has left brands scrambling to get new products ready in time for the show. Some manufacturers aren't going. Others have only limited releases. Sage has
  5. G. Loomis NRX LP vs. Hardy Zenith: Fly Rod Review

    G. Loomis NRX LP vs. Hardy Zenith: Fly Rod Review
    Every year, fly fisherman around the globe hold off on their big new fly rod purchases for the moment when George Anderson releases his annual “5-weight Shootout”. This year, there was a changing of the guard (again), when the G. Loomis NRX LP unseated the Hardy Zenith as the “king of all fly rods”. Needless to say, we couldn’t wait to test them out head-to-head.
  6. My Favorite Time of Year

    My Favorite Time of Year
      "I feel like I'm about to break an unwritten rule of fly fishing." (tweet this)   Every year we anglers wait in anticipation for the change of the seasons. As winter turns into spring, and spring into summer, you get that all too familiar itch.  The itch that says, "I need to get out on the water." Ice melts...
  7. Redington Predator Fly Rod Review

    Redington Predator Fly Rod Review
    A customer called into the shop and was wondering about mid-priced saltwater rods. Of course I instantly defaulted to the TFO BVK, my go-to rod for the less than $500 crowd. He was interested in something stiffer for wind and big flies, and asked about the Redington Predator – so I took it out for a test drive.
  8. 2013 8-Weight Challenge: Fly Reel Review

    2013 8-Weight Challenge: Fly Reel Review
    The first comprehensive and scientific fly reel test ever performed.

    Throughout the years a lot has been written about fly fishing equipment. Blogs, forums, magazines, manufacturers are full of information. There have even been several head-to-head tests of fly rods. Reels, on the other hand, have been virtually ignored. Why? Fly Reels are hard to test. It requires a lot of expensive equipment, knowledge, and time. We set out to break that mold.
  9. How To Read the Graphs

    How To Read the Graphs
    One of the most interesting parts of our 8-Weight Challenge was the great data we got from Admet - which we translated into easily readable graphs. Here's a quick guide to help interpret the graphs.
  10. Redington Rise 7/8 Fly Reel Review

    Redington Rise 7/8 Fly Reel Review
    Redington Reels are well known for their high quality and bargain price. The Redington Rise fly reels are their newest creation. We were curious to see if performance and value would "Rise" to the occasion.