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Garmin enters the trolling motor business with Force™

The best freshwater fishing in the US and Canada is accessible via skiffs - those powered by electric trolling motors have an advantage. [...]

July 9, 2019 RECENT, Review, Slide, Videos

There is an elephant in the room. It’s Seigler fly reels.

The Seigler reel has some highly visible design features that make so much sense one wonders why they were not "invented" long ago. [...]

July 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Review, Slide

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber By Capt. Andrew Derr David Nelson’s Squimpish Hair is a bright light in my never ending quest for perfect tying materials. If fly fishing is a fanatical sport, then fly tying is [...]

April 1, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Review, Slide

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

RIO Products News: Fly Clips and Twist Clips

Your tippet never shrinks with clips when you tie on a new fly, and the clip serves as a bite guard between your line and the fly, but check for line nicks. [...]

January 3, 2019 Gear Review, RECENT, Review, Slide

KastKing’s Day Tripper Tackle Backpack for on the go anglers

Designed with the mobile fisherman in mind The Day Tripper backpack is designed for on the go anglers who want safe and convenient portable storage for their day’s fishing gear. KastKing has succeeded in their attempts to maximize the space [...]

November 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, 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

Review: Zeal Optics’ Big Timber shades

Plant based Big Timber sunglasses are attractive due to the large size lenses and the coverage they offer as well as the availability of AutoSun tinting on the yellow base lenses. [...]

August 29, 2018 FEATURE STORY, 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

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