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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

Understanding basic fly lines and backing. It matters

A dirty fly line reduces its life and substantially affects casting distance. Backing, left wet or unchanged for too long time can produce mold and break [...]

July 9, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Setting it all up: Do you know how?

Boxed into setting up your reel with backing, fly line, and leader also means knots and materials that have different origins. Managing is easy via this video. [...]

July 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

Do you know how to do this?

Zach Matthews, The Itinerant Angler, is an Atlanta lawyer with a fly fishing addiction. He's been published in national fly fishing magazines [...]

August 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Cheap saltwater fly reels that work

What you want to look for in a reel is a smooth drag, decent rate of line retrieval, durable finish, comfortable handle design, easy drag adjustment, and a warranty. [...]

July 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Redington’s Rise Reel possesses value and beauty

Pricing aside, Redington's Rise Reel is an impressive design with large arbor, quick line pick up, smooth and strong drag system, and an excellent finish. [...]

February 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Gear, Gear Review, Gift Ideas, Review, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: A funny thing happened at the office supply store

The accouterments we buy in a fly shop may be better looking, but occasionally the hardware store, office supply store, art supply store or craft store has a better, cheaper products [...]

October 31, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Gear: 2 new innovative reels from Redington, priced right

The Zero reels are the lightest aluminum diecast reels available on the global market thanks to distinctive, unmachinable die-cast construction and skeletonized design. [...]

July 2, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Slide, Uncategorized

Tips & Tactics: Want to increase your chance for success on the water?

If you can’t double haul, hit a target 50-feet away with a few false casts and you don’t know how to strip strike, then the deck is stacked against you. [...]

March 25, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics