Archive for the ‘Product Spotlight’ Category

Rio Hover Line- the slow sinking intermediate

Rio Hover Line- the slow sinking intermediate

The new Rio Hover Line is a innovative specialty line that should catch the eye of a range of anglers. Traditionally “intermediate” lines have a sink rate of 2ips (inches per second). This new line has a sink rate of 1ips, and while it technically lives in the same realm as sinks and intermediate lines… […]

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 […]

Cliff- Top Shelf

Cliff- Top Shelf

So when you think Cliff, I’m sure the first thought is the killer fly boxes with the blue slit foam. Based in Casper, Wyoming, Cliff has more than just fly boxes. For the fly tier, there is the “Top Shelf”. An organizer that attaches to your vise stem, the Top Shelf includes a magnetic surface […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korkers Metalhead wading boots review

Korkers Metalhead wading boots review

At the 2011 IFTD show, Angling Trade ranked the Metalhead Boots by Korkers the “Best Eco-Friendly Product”. But these boots are not only eco-friendly, they are some of the best wading boots on the market. Here is our review of the Korkers Metalhead wading boot.

The JVise

The JVise

J Vise uses the phrase “The ultimate vise for a lifetime of tying”, and now I know why. This truly is a lifetime luxury tool for fly tying. A handmade tool that is just as much function as it is form. There are endless custom features and options. Jay is truly a craftsman and takes […]

Regal Fly Tying Kit

Regal Fly Tying Kit

Most people know Regal for their outstanding line of vises. Their sturdy and functional approach to vises has been translated into their innovative fly tying kit. This bag is designed around the four corners being zippers that allow a customizable foot print… from a four sided container to no-sides flat workspace and anything in between.

Scientific Angler ID and Mastery Textured line

Scientific Angler ID and Mastery Textured line

So Scientific Angler has really put out some neat things this year. With all the technical innovation that comes with an 3M brand, they may have rolled out the greatest “wish I thought of that” innovation. SA ID- a line identification that is printed on the front taper of a line. This is great feature for […]

Fishpond Tomahawk fly tying kit

Fishpond Tomahawk fly tying kit

Fishpond is well known for their great line of vests and other fly fishing storage gear. Classic styling and a long list of features has made them a top choice for any angler, and their line of fly tying storage is no different. The Tomahawk fly tying is compact enough for the space consious traveling […]

Rite Bobbin- Half Hitch Mag

Rite Bobbin- Half Hitch Mag

The new Half Hitch Mag from Rite Bobbins… the end of whip finishing tools?

Oasis Benches and accessories

Oasis Benches and accessories

Oasis Benches offers a full line of product that suite the needs of any fly tier. The Fly Factory and the Sparkle Spinner 16 can help you stay organized and make you a better tier.

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