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Review: ARC 99 Salt floating fly line

I have been fishing the ARC 99 Salt floating fly line for the past two seasons of flats fishing on Long Island, NY. It has been my go to floating line and has been superb. [...]

June 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Gear Review: Aspen Reels 450 Large Arbor fly reel

It balanced my 10 weight nicely, picked up line quickly, exhibited silky smooth drag and a fine anodized finish that holds up well to scratches and nicks. [...]

October 6, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide, Videos

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: 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

Feature: What’s all this fuss about fiberglass this time?

Fiberglass accepts a load, uniformly, up to a certain point. It may continue to bend, but the resistance to bending drops off dramatically. When you try to cast farther the rod stops accepting the increased load [...]

February 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Eight quality fly rods that won’t break the bank

Todd Tanner over at Sporting Classics Daily recently did a good review of trout rods from the growing sector of affordable, quality fly rods that perform well. Check it out... [...]

December 10, 2014 Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

Monday Gear Review: MFC Boat Box- amazing capacity and smart design

In a nutshell, it is bombproof, holds and alarming number of flies, and is extremely well designed. It comes in six colors for those who like to coordinate. [...]

September 22, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Monday Gear Review: A. Jensen Spook Stalker fly rod

The design incorporates light weight (4.1 ounces), a soft tip and a powerful butt amazingly well to give this 9 weight the sensitivity of a much lighter rod [...]

July 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Fishpond Westwater Messenger Bag

Bouncing back and forth between your favorite piece of water and the concrete jungle? Fishpond's Westwater Messenger maybe the fit for you. [...]

February 3, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Sage Click Series Reel

Sage has combined minimalist beauty and traditional simplicity with a clean, modern design and excellent craftsmanship. [...]

December 9, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gift Ideas, Slide