Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
David Gibson

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.

Spring New Gear

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

"These rods epitomize the company’s three decades of accumulated experience in building premium fly rods. Sage has incorporated three new technologies in the Xi3 rods. First, the rods have improved torque and torsional resistance"

LL Bean Pocket Water Jacket

  • By: Ted Leeson

"I had a chance to field-test this jacket for a few days, and it functioned remarkably well, sealing out water during the brief immersions that are often part of a day’s fishing."

Cool Doodads

  • By: Ted Leeson

Gadgets, accessories and other must-have items of angling convenience.

Smith Optics Steps Up

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

New shades offer unmatched optical clarity and crisp vision with precision ground lens surfaces meeting a 1/2000 of a millimeter standard.