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Gear Review: Cortland Tropic Plus – Intermediate Fly Line

Cortland Tropic Plus' thin diameter is helpful in cutting through wind while the head loads the rod quickly and shoots well. [...]

December 12, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Get Shorty: Why all the buzz around short fly rods?

Short fly rods are remarkable angling tools for many situations. If you have not been introduced - "run" to your nearest fly shop and test drive one. [...]

November 28, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Review: Redington’s Grande Reel

The Grande performed extremely well and would be a wise choice for anglers looking to get into a great large arbor, sealed drag reel without breaking the bank. [...]

October 25, 2018 Gear, Gear Review, RECENT, Review, Slide

Gear Review: Orvis Helios 3D

Orvis also bought the license to a resin that cooks at a higher temperature, a process usually reserved for state of the art helicopter blades. [...]

July 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide, Videos

What’s inside Van Staal’s 2nd generation fly reel – VF Series?

it is with baited breath that people have been anticipating the next incarnation of the fly reel by Van Staal. [...]

June 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: KastKing Emergence combo

Recently KastKing has stepped up their willingness to embrace the fly fishing market with a line of products that has considerable depth. [...]

April 12, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Redington Crux Rod & Behemoth Reel

Perfectly matched were the "Desert" colored Redington Behemoth 7/8, loaded with a RIO DirectCore Flats Pro line, and the 8 weight Crux rod from Redington. [...]

March 30, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

New and noteworthy gear from the 2018 Fly Fishing Show

Our editors and staff were able to attend The Fly Fishing Shows at Edison, NJ and Atlanta, GA. Both venues were packed with high energy and excitement. [...]

February 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Fly Tying, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Rise Fishing’s Level X harnesses power and finesse

The Level X is a fast action rod with major lifting power in the butt section and just enough flex in the tip to allow for feel upon presentation, also cutting back on arm fatigue. [...]

February 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide

Gear Review: Redington’s affordable and customizable i.D reel

In an age where we can customize cell phone covers or wrap boats with promotional or artistic graphics, it makes sense that someone would come up with modular graphics for a fly reel. [...]

January 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide