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China’s impact on US sport fishing products is astounding, listen up

A new tariff on Chinese products entering the US has impacted many industries. A severed limb impact on the US sports fishing industry. [...]

June 18, 2019 Gear, Industry News, RECENT, Slide, Take Action

Zeroing in on fanny packs and the value they provide.

A well designed and durable fanny pack can make a day outing on the flats or stream a whole lot easier than vest digging or pocket fumbling. [...]

March 25, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Gadgets, Gear, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Sage’s SPECTRUM C Fly Reel – affordable and formidable

In this case, the SPECTRUM C represents the entry level of sealed drag, saltwater ready reels from Sage. [...]

January 10, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide

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

Entry level outfits for the beginner fly fisherman

These five entry level outfits have companies behind them that will back the products and provide quality customer service. [...]

July 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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