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Gear Review – Brook Fishing Equipment Fly Boxes

Are you looking for a new dry fly box? You’re search is over.   Brook Fly Boxes Made in the USA, Brook Fishing Equipment has utilized the popular silicon insert technology in their line of boxes. These boxes are nice and tall with lots of clearance for big dry flies with hackle and parachute posts. These …

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Gear Review – Tacky Fly Fishing Boxes

You’ve most likely seen them somewhere on the internet or in your local shop. Tacky fly fishing boxes are becoming the standard fly box for most anglers. There are a few features that make them special, but are they the end-all choice for a fly box? I received the entire Tacky line up in the …

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Abel Sealed Drag – Gear Review

abel sealed drag fly fishing reel

The Abel sealed drag is Abel’s take on the seal drag design that has becoming insanely popular in fly reels over the last 10 or so years. The Sealed Drag (or SD) is beautifully machined out of aircraft grade aluminum and comes finished in most of your favorite Abel color schemes. The Drag To …

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Abel Nipper – Gear Review

The Abel nipper is a popular choice for fly fishing anglers looking to buy one last nipper forever. One nipper to rule them all. They are extremely sharp and durable, and ranging from $60 up to $110 for the fancy painted ones. If you are going to spend that kind of money on a …

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Sportsmen’s Compass / Chaco’s

    Sportsmen’s Compass is pleased to announce they will be gear testing for Chaco’s! Chaco’s sandals were ‘Born on the River’ over 25 years ago, a former river guide introduced the Chaco Z sandal, a revolutionary design that soon became the footwear of choice for adventurers worldwide and helped make Chaco one of the most …

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Trouthunter Fluorocarbon Tippet – Gear Review

  Selecting fluorocarbon tippet from the huge selection available at your local fly fishing shop can be daunting. With so many options and brands you might just be tempted to try them all. Tippet selection is something that most anglers have an opinion on that usually isn’t given much thought. In other words, you …

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Gear Review – RIO Products 2 Tone Indicator Tippet

RIO Products’s new 2 tone Indicator Tippet is my favorite sighter material for euro nymphing. This tippet is offered in sizes from 1X through 4X, and made of opaque, very supple nylon monofilament. The color changes from fluorescent chartreuse to fluorescent pink every 8 inches providing stark color contrast, allowing your eyes to pick …

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Gear Review – Redington Zero Fly Reel

In the new age of featherlight fly rods, the need for super-duper-mega-ultra-light reels has surfaced. Anglers who do not need high tech drag systems in their reels have looked to light, cast aluminum reels with simple drags to pair with these rods. The Redington Zero reel is all of the above. Its very, very light cast …

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Gear Review – Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod 10′ 4 weight

  While “Euro Nymphing” has been popular in the states for about 15 years or so, it has just really started to become mainstream within the past few years. Euro Nymphing is a classification of nymphing techniques that usually involve long rods, heavy flies and high-stick style fishing. These techniques are meant to catch …

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Vendor News: Native Nets – Handmade Wooden Fishing Nets

Native Nets Native Nets began simply, a name brand net couldn’t take the abuse and broke at a point in time when money was tight. With our combined extensive knowledge of carpentry, we decided to make our own. After lots of research, speaking with anglers on details, many revisions, testing, we designed a net …

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