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I like beautiful things. Shiny, new, glittery things. Who doesn’t? Sometimes these beautiful things are expensive, sometimes they are not. But my favorite shiny novelties are the ones that let me spend less and get more. The Redington STRIKE Euro-nymphing Rod, one of the newest additions to the Redington line, is a perfect example of …

After 8 years, Scott’s coveted freshwater flagship, the Radian, has a successor. Its replacement, the new Scott Centric, is the product of 18 months of development and is built on all new cones, a host of new technologies and new components. Scott is one of the few cane makers in today’s highly competitive market that …

Redington recently announced the discontinuation of its popular Hydrogen rod series, which has long been one of the brand’s most popular rods. Few companies, however, are willing to put up with their queues these days, especially when it comes to fly rods. And that’s why we have the new Redington TRACE on rod racks in …

Many native Floridians live for the salty ocean and couldn’t be happier on the water holding a fishing rod. It’s part of the education of almost everyone here! Floridians can go there any time of the day or night, but most fishing trips are done at dawn as the fishing is best when the sun …

My first experience with a fly rod was not encouraging. I was young – maybe 7 – and grabbed the green fiberglass telescopic fishing rod I always used and carried it to the creek near our camp. When I showed it to my older, more worldly cousin, he laughed. “You can’t use that,” he told …

When I first started fly fishing, I didn’t know much about the sport, and everything made me nervous. I didn’t want to make a fool of myself and didn’t know who to ask for help. Fortunately, I found a few fly fishermen who I could trust and who guided me through even the most basic …

I remember packing my bags at the trailhead of a small tributary of the South Fork of the Snake River that fateful evening some 20 years ago. It was almost dark and the mosquitoes were on me the second I took off my waders. The sun had set under the Big Hole Mountains, and everything …

Last week, with the trout season in full swing, Sage launched two new products aimed directly at these anglers. Bainbridge Island, Washington’s latest rod offering, the Sage SONIC, is a multi-application rod that fits into its lineup just below its famous flagship X rod. Sage also launched its new ESN reel, which is the first …

Mariah Shiele reacts to a fish she caught during last year’s Mayfly Project outing at Whites Fish Farm. LOGAN – There is a local organization called the Mayfly Project that specializes in helping foster children have an outdoor experience learning to fly fishing in local waters. Last year’s Mayfly Project ended with a successful release …

If you don’t count any of the newly added sticks in my vintage cane collection, it’s been a while since I bought a new cane for myself that sparked an honest Wow. The Orvis Helios 3D was the last rod I reviewed that got me thinking, I need it for myself, in a few different …