Hard Goods

Simms G3 Waders, Filsons Mackinaw Jacket and More

G3 Guide Convertible Waders One of the smartest models in Simms' revamped line of waders is the G3 Guide Convertible, which is equally functional in both waist-high and chest-high configurations. Most waders of this type give priority to chest-high mode, with waist-high use an inconvenient afterthought that involves re-wiring your suspenders, fussing with your belt and fighting folds of excess fabric.

The 2008 Kudo Awards

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Once again, it's the time of year when the staff of FR&R gets together with some of the magazine's contributors to select those pieces of gear that deserve to be recognized with a Kudo Award...

Ask FR&R

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson
How to tie the nail less nail knot

The Scoop On Loops Casting loops, loop-to-loop connections-and getting fish on the reel

Letters

Generation Gap Our 'Generation Gap' essays in June provoked discussion concerning whether an angler could or should be judged by his age, his equipment, clothes--or lack thereof-- or choice of beverage. To add your comments, visit flyrodreel.com . Regarding the "Does Fly-Fishing Have a Generation Gap?"

Putting It All Together

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Assembling a rod; what is 'modulus' anyway; and booting up

Secrets of the Guides

Two dozen ways to fish better this summer

$15,000 Fly Rod

Here's your chance to own a piece of history

Cortland Dyna-Tip LInes

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, A convenient strike indicator and a beefed-up saltwater line

Hardy Marksman Rods

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, Scott's X2S saltwater rod, and a waterproof fly box

Is Your Fly Rod Too Fast?

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, avoiding tailing loops, and an angler's fear of failure