best 8-weight fly rod

  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.
  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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