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Scientific Angler Mastery Textured Titan line

Scientific Angler Mastery Textured Titan line

You wouldn’t drive a railroad spike with a small finishing hammer… and you don’t want to throw big streamers with a long fine taper dry fly line. The Titan has a lot of mass up front in the double taper. which allows for the delivery of big flies. You also get the ability to generate fast line speed with minimal backcast… which in non-geek-speak means less chance of crushing yourself with a large hook and more time with the fly in the water.

Kast Extreme Fishing Gear- Steelhead Glove Review

Kast Extreme Fishing Gear- Steelhead Glove Review

It’s no secret, if fish in cold weather you get cold hands. Add to that landing fish and getting your hands wet, then you have numb fingers making fly fishing near impossible. The hunt for perfect cold weather fishing gloves is an ongoing process for all cold weather anglers and usually involved sacrificing fit for […]

Redington Sonic Pro Wader review

Redington Sonic Pro Wader review

The recent years have seen many improvements in fishing outerwear materials and most specifically waders. Redington has now jumped the game with not only top tier materials, but in the way a wader is constructed. No thread, no seams, no holes… The Redington Sonic Pro wader. Traditional wader construction consists of sewn fabric then sealing […]

Abel Nippers

Abel Nippers

Abel is well known for their high quality fly reels, and more recently their quality line of accessories. The newest product to their line is “The Abel Nippers”. These are not your dollar store fingernail clippers… in both quality and function. Abel is proud to have the nippers “designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA”. […]

Montana Fly Company- MFC Boat Box

Montana Fly Company- MFC Boat Box

4000 flies in one fly box? Yeah Montana Fly Company did that. Back in August at the IFTD show I was cruising all the cool stuff at the MFC booth and happened upon their new MFC Boat Box (winner in the Fly Box/Storage System category). Most people (like me) want to fish as light as […]

Somerset Fly Fishing Show 2012

Somerset Fly Fishing Show 2012

January 27, 28, and 29 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset New Jersey. This show has an international pool of the top fly tiers, fly fisherman, and fly fishing companies. Walking the floor is almost an overload of all things FLY. I tried to make sense of it all […]

Beulah Platinum Switch Rod Review

Beulah Platinum Switch Rod Review

Switch rods have been gaining a lot of popularity of the past 5yrs or so. A versatile rod that can be used in 2handed spey casting, single handed spey casting, tradition over head, and nyphing when you need long mends or reaches. A swiss army knife of the fly world, a rod that can do […]

Nymphing with Switch and Spey Rods- by Dave Henry

Nymphing with Switch and Spey Rods- by Dave Henry

Dave Henry has taken on a great new topic… 2handed rods for trout. While mainly a tool for targeting steelhead and salmon, 2handed rods (commonly called spey or switch rods) have a loyal following looking to expand their horizons; taking a rod that has its origins in swinging flies and applying it to nymphing. Dave does a great job breaking down tackle and technique.

Reader Reviews: Ross CLA Fly Reel

Reader Reviews: Ross CLA Fly Reel

The CLA has set the standard for affordable large arbor fly reels. The CLA series incorporates a superior drag mechanism that is extraordinarily smooth, heat resistant and provides incredible stopping power. While the CLA is offered at a reasonable price, no options have been overlooked. The series is fully machined out of a proprietary aluminum […]

Reader Reviews: HMH Standard Fly Tying Vise

Reader Reviews: HMH Standard Fly Tying Vise

This is the package for the serious tyer. A full-size, professional-quality tool. Comfort and stability to carry you through extended tying sessions without fatigue. You know what you need to tie, so we let you choose the jaws that are the best for you. No clutter; no gimmicks. Nothing to get between you and quality […]

Reader Reviews: Stonfo Bobbin

Reader Reviews: Stonfo Bobbin

This machined bobbin has a hardened steeltip insert and countersunk feed that willallow thread to glide through the tube forthreading and tying. The drag control has alarge adjustment zone for fine tuningthread tension to your personal like. Have an opinion about this product? Share your comments and rate this product in the comment section below

The Evolution of a Fly by VERN-O

The Evolution of a Fly  by VERN-O

It started as a simple request for some flies. I had been tying a few steelhead flies for a guide who shall not be named on the Salmon River a year or so ago. As the steelhead season was winding down he was gearing up for his guiding season in the New England area for […]

Reader Reviews: Renzetti Presentation 4000 Vise

Reader Reviews: Renzetti Presentation 4000 Vise

If your tying needs require a variety of hook styles and sizes, you’ll find unmatched versatility in the Renzetti Presentation 4000 Cam True Rotary Series Vise. The Presentation 4000 Cam Series has two rotary tension adjustments. You can use one adjustment to preset a desired level of tension for your basic tying needs. The second […]

March Browns Photo Essay- by Kevin Hospodar

March Browns Photo Essay- by Kevin Hospodar

A late afternoon trip to a central Pennsylvania stream for March Browns. Some fish, flies, and great surroundings.

Meeting Don Bastian- by Scott Bleiler

Meeting Don Bastian- by Scott Bleiler

If you like wet flies like I do, you will of course have read the ‘fly fishing bible’, Ray Berman’s masterpiece, Trout. The book is a timeless classic, drenched in the lore and nostalgia of fly fishing. I’m 34 and tied my first wet fly in 2008. I never saw these things for sale in […]

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