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New Echo and Redington Pike Rod Setups

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Pike fishing  with a fly rod has become rather popular around our area over the past few years, and we’ve come up with a few outfits geared towards the fly fisher who wants to start chasing pike at a reasonable price. Both Echo and Redington offer fantastic equipment that is enjoyable to fish at a price that’s equally fantastic. They stand behind their equipment as well – all of the rods we’ve put together in these kits have a lifetime, no questions asked warranty. If you’re thinking about getting into pike fishing or other heavy duty warmwater stuff, check out some...

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Czech Nymph Rods Explained

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Czech Nymphing is very popular these days, and for good reason – it’s incredibly effective and a fun way to fish! Only a few years ago, there were very few options out there for long, light rods that were appropriate for Czech style fishing. That’s changed quite a bit, and there’s a wide variety of Czech Nymph rods, lines, and leaders out on the market now. What makes a Czech nymph rod different? The length is the first thing many people notice, but there’s more to it than that. Rather than seeing your strikes like you would fishing a conventional indicator...

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Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod Overview

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Echo hit the ball out of the park with their new series of Carbon XL Fly Rods. There’s a lot of options out these days for the value-minded fly angler, but Echo has been at the forefront of fly rod design in the $100-$250 range for quite some time now. The new Carbon XL fly rods are incredibly light, medium-fast action rods that will do just about everything you need to do on a trout stream. This series of rods comes in a full range of sizes, ranging from a 2 weight that’s perfect for small stream dry flies to a...

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Keep it Glassy, South Dakota.

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Fiberglass rods have made a resurgence over the past several years, and for good reason – they’re tons of fun! Five years ago if you were fishing a fiberglass rod, you were probably some sort of feral hermit that had been living under a rock in the eyes of the general fly fishing community, but a […]

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Why you should fish Fiberglass

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Fiberglass fly rods are making a comeback the last few years, and for good reason. Several companies are manufacturing high quality fiberglass rods, including Scott, Redington, and Echo. Many people scoff at the idea of paying current fly rod prices for “outdated” technology and feel, but there’s several valid reasons to convert back to fiberglass, at […]

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