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Gear Review: If you can’t afford a Power Pole, think StickIt

The StickIt Anchoring System's 'pin' is a custom glass and resin formulation compound and a pultrusion product with a life expectancy far exceeding fiberglass Power Pole or Push Pole [...]

August 5, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gadget Review: MFC’s River Steel family of streamside tools

I grabbed for my River Steel forceps and was pleased to find them easily detached and put into action. They were able to find the bend of the hook and quickly remove the fly. [...]

July 30, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: An entry level rod? Yes, but far more, it turns out

Tim Rajeff says the Base is a perfect entry level rod. We couldn’t agree more, but a veteran caster might take better advantage of it. Do we recommend it? Yes! [...]

July 29, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Video Review: Carter Andrews on G. Loomis’ ShortStix 7’6″ fly rods

I was catching blackfin tuna with this rod. I put as much heat as I possibly could on it. It is a workhorse. I will always have a couple of these around... [...]

July 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide, Videos

Gear Review: Does that old, rusty fillet knife ‘butcher’ your fish?

There are plenty of knives giving different value and options to users. They need to analyze their needs and choose a knife suitable for their requirements [...]

June 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: 3-TAND Surgex S-6+ Pliers

If you are in the market for a reasonably priced, lightweight, multi purpose set of pliers, do yourself a favor and check out 3-TAND's offering. [...]

May 28, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Slide, Uncategorized

Gear Review: Dousing in DEET can be sticky and smelly

The best fishing hours are buggy hours; dawn an dusk. This little lantern repels no-see-ums and mosquitoes in a 15-foot X 15-foot space up to 12 hours on one cartridge [...]

May 22, 2015 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: “Gadgets” that save time and money

The gadgets that we like and use can, generally, be stuffed into our pockets, handily retrieved and used to do things better than by hand. [...]

May 20, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: RIO Saltwater Tropical Intermediate

A guide buddy told me after sticking a few small bass on it on Sunday that he was going to rig all his flat's fishing setups with the Rio Tropical I/I. [...]

May 19, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Is SharkWave the fly line for you?

Scientific Anglers, knowing they were onto something, went back to the drawing-board. They married Mastery fly line technology to their SharkSkin technology. [...]

April 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide