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Head out into the high mountains one morning to check your stock, but be sure to pack the fly rod. Kimball, a popular Tumut District grazing property marketed as a “productive powerhouse” is for sale for only the third time in its history. Besides its fertile river plains, officers were careful to highlight its fame …

WRITE ON THE FLY By GEORGE LISET Fly fishing in New Hampshire during the fall is my favorite time to get out on the water. The colors, in and out of the water, are spectacular. I check the foliage maps on my phone and plan accordingly. I saw the foliage around the Lake District starting …

Fly fishermen tend to anthropomorphize the objects of our obsession to such an extent that I often wonder if it’s us or the five-year-olds who have the most active imaginations. Still, the claim that fly rods are more than just tools shouldn’t be too hard a claim to swallow. For a group of people who …

Choosing a fly rod can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the sport. Even seasoned anglers have plenty of options for weighing in as they take the plunge for a new rod. Size, weight, flexibility, rod action, and build are just a few of the things you need to consider. “Fly …

Finding this special dry fly rod is a joy. Outright throwing a well-balanced dry fly rod is just plain fun.Courtesy photo If you ask a die-hard fly fisherman if he has a “pet rod”, a special fly rod for a specific purpose, most will admit. Some appreciate custom dry fly rods, while others pride themselves …

JB turning over a ferox trout. An illustration by John Searl that appears in ‘Red Letter Days’ I see Thomas Turner is selling an Edward Barder Ltd Edition Bernard Venables 8’6 “bamboo fly rod. It was ordered October 6, 1996 and completed the following year. Its description looks tantalizing and the pictures show just how …

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from the Snowbee Classic 7ft, 3/4 weight – a rod made by a company I’ve never heard of, who can’t decide which line they want to throw, and is the most affordable offer in the Snowbee range. Nonetheless, I made plans to baptize him in the Appalachian streams. …

You can’t say we didn’t come well armed: in our single scull in the Bahamas my buddy and I had five fly fishing rods. The rods came from three different manufacturers, in sizes designed to handle any fish, from young bonefish to 120-pound tarpon. They were all top of the line sticks, and most had …

Blue Ribbon Trout Streams cut through the Montana landscape and attract hundreds of thousands of anglers to the area each year. But learning to fly fishing takes time and money. This can keep newcomers to the sport on the shore rather than knee deep in one of those Blue Ribbon trout streams. Truth be told, …

The new H3D Blackout rods, the latest evolution in the Orvis Helios 3 family of fly rods, are tools specially designed to meet three specific and common fishing needs identified by Orvis and his team of field testers. The design of one of these new rods, the 5-weight 9’5 “model, was prompted by feedback from …