Gear

Autumn New Gear

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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"The Force/MV1 is rated at 190 to 220 grains and the Force/MV3 at 350 to 400 grains. The rods feature an angled-forward stripping guide (to aid in shooting line), a handsome triangular reel seat and a super-aggressive rod taper..."

Lightweight Coverage

  • By: Ted Leeson
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"Most anglers are better served by lightweight, packable wading jackets."

Fresh for the Salt

  • By: Ed Mitchell
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"The truth is, many patterns entice multiple species and some jump a divide between freshwater or saltwater connotation to become a special breed of so-called crossover flies."

SUMMER BONUS: Packable Rain Jackets

  • By: Ted Leeson
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More jackets tested by our gear guru, Ted Leeson. Bonus content from our Summer 2010 issue...

Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
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Great Bay Rod Company builds quality, value-priced fly rods in Rochester, New Hampshire. "I’ve been building rods for more than 20 years. In 2004 I decided to throw caution to the wind and to leave high-tech and to launch Great Bay Rod Company," says David Gibson, company president.