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New Tenkara USA Hane Rod!

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It’s been awhile since Tenkara USA has come out with a new rod, but they knocked it out of the park with the new Tenkara USA Hane rod! We’ve been big fans of Tenkara fishing since we started carrying Tenkara USA in 2013 – the versatility and perfect drift make them fantastic fishing tools for our local streams, and they’re great for teaching new folks as well. Tenkara has always been a simplistic and packable way to fish, but the new Hane takes packability to a new level.

The Tenkara USA Hane is the ultimate in packability – it...

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Trout Spey Rod Review 2017

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Trout Spey Rod Review Sage Redington Echo

We just got back from a Trout Spey trip to the Bighorn River in Montana, and had a chance to cast and fish a few different Trout Spey Rods. We had a great time fishing with some different tactics, and a synopsis of the trip can be found in this blog post. If you haven’t swung flies for trout with a lightweight spey rod, you’re missing out!

Redington Hydrogen – The first thing that comes to mind with this rod was how incredibly lightweight it is...

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New Sage Rods and Reels for 2018!

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Sage has been a leader in the fly fishing industry for a number of years, and for good reason – they’re at the leading edge of fly rod & reel technology and design. They didn’t disappoint this year with their unveiling of innovative new products either, with a full line of new reels, as well as a new entry level rod and a fantastic new rod designed to handle the rigors of saltwater fly fishing!

Sage Foundation

Sage Foundation Fly Rod

The first rod in the new lineup is the new Sage Foundation,...

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Echo Base Fly Rod

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The misconception that flyfishing is inherently expensive keeps many people from getting into the sport, which is a shame. As fly rod technology continues to improve, the more inexpensive rods keep getting better and better. If you spent $500 on a rod ten years ago, you can oftentimes get a similar casting rod today for $200 or less. The technology and materials trickle down from the high end rods to the entry level rods after a few years, and because of this the inexpensive rods continue to impress us year after year. Echo fly rods have always impressed us,  and you...

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New Scott Flex Rods!

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Scott Flex Fly Rods

We just received a shipment of the newest member of the Scott fly rod family, and we’re extremely impressed! The Scott Flex is the newest mid-price fly rod in the Scott lineup, and it looks and casts like a rod in a much higher price category. Cosmetically, these rods are very reminiscent of the old Scott G Series rods with the bigger, squared off handle and the white wraps and writing – they’re beautiful rods that look way out of their price range at $475! The handle feels very comfortable in...

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