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IFTD 2019 Show Winners!

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IFTD 2019

The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show was in Denver last week, and showcased all of the newest gear in the fly fishing and fly tying world – here’s  a few of our favorites that made the cut and won each respective category. There’s no shortage of competition at IFTD, so when something wins, you know it’s the best of the best.

 

Simms’ guide-quality G4 Pro wading boot provides the highest standard of fit, performance, and durability The G4 Pro wading boot was engineered from the ground up to be the...

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Echo Carbon XL Euro Nymph Rod Review

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Echo Carbon XL Euro Nymph Fly Rod review fishing competition Czech Nymphing

We’ve been anxiously waiting for the Carbon XL Euro rods to arrive, and they finally have! I ordered one for myself as soon as they became available to order. The standard Carbon XL has been an awesome rod for us, and we had high hopes for the Euro Nymph series of Carbon XLs – we weren’t disappointed, to say the least. I got out and fished with mine a couple times over the past week, and have been rather impressed with it!

The Carbon XL Euro...

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New G Loomis IMX Pro Fly Rods

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Every few years a rod series comes out that blows us away, regardless of price – the new G Loomis IMX Pro series of fly rods are doing exactly that. Loomis really hasn’t been on a lot of people’s radar around our area for awhile, but that’s quickly changing after folks give the IMX Pro a wiggle and a test cast. Each rod in the IMX Pro series has a distinct taper and action that’s particularly suited to a certain style of fishing. These rods have a cool, classic...

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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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