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I don’t hide the fact that I am a Winston aficionado. I own a Winston rod from every production run except one IM6 laminated by Loomis. My quiver is mostly emerald green. So when I heard the news of a new rod from Winston, I assumed that, as usual, the new rod would replace an …

I have known Mystic fly rods for quite some time now, several years. Designer and entrepreneur Dennis Klein and his wife, Victoria, who owns the company, make quality fishing gear in the company’s small Michigan store. If you haven’t heard of Mystic, you must. First, Mystic rods have been made in the USA in Portland, …

What makes a new cane the biggest release in a business? Or the most important? Or even the most remarkable? It is difficult to imagine an objective measure. That said, it can be just as hard to imagine that when Sage introduced the X in June, the Bainbridge Island fishing rod maker hadn’t hit its …

Redington’s 9-weight VICE cane arrived on my porch in all its glory about three weeks before my trip to the Louisiana swamps. Not really knowing which weight to choose, I opted for the intermediate option offered by most of the experts. With the likelihood of high winds, the extra punch of a nine would help …