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New Saltwater Fly Fishing Gear Videos!

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We had a great trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico last month, and have finally gotten around to editing a few videos we took of some of the new products on the market for saltwater anglers.  Saltwater fly fishing is especially hard on gear, and sub-par equipment typically shows itself pretty quickly. We tried out some new Saltwater fly fishing gear on the market, as well as a few old favorites and filmed a few short videos about each of our favorite items.

Short review of the...

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New RIO Fly Lines and Leaders!

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RIO fly lines and leaders have been our favorites for a number of years now, and for good reason. They’re the industry leader for innovation, from new fly line coatings and cores to stronger leaders and tippet material. They have some new products that they just introduced for next year that use new technologies that are going to be awesome!

RIO Flats Pro Fly Line

The new RIO DirectCore Flats Pro fly line ups the ante when it comes...

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Why RIO’s New Powerflex Plus Rocks!

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The ultimate connection from you to a fish is the tippet that’s knotted to your fly in the fishes mouth. Every angler has lost fish due to the failure of this knot, and oftentimes an exceptionally nice fish – it sucks! Due to the nature of the majority of trout fishing being done with fairly small […]

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New Fly Rod Outfits on the Webstore!

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We’ve gathered up our expert staff, and they have spoken. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that serious, but we’ve collaborated and come up with what we believe to be the best fly rod setups at reasonable prices for a variety of uses. From an all-around Black Hills rod to a 10 weight for Muskies, we’ve come […]

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Choosing The Right Fly Line For You!

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Picking a new fly line can be tricky business – All the mumbo-jumbo talk about tapers, coatings, cores, and technologies in new fly lines can get to be dizzying and confusing when it comes time to get a new line for your favorite fly rod! All of these things are very important, but to the average flyfisher, they don’t mean much. Everyone just wants a line that’s going to fish well on their rod, and last a long time, right? Here at the shop, we’re really partial to RIO fly lines, leaders, and tippet – in our opinion it’s great...

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