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In the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, from mid-October to early December, Atlantic landlocked salmon ascend countless tributaries to spawn, often arriving in waves when water levels rise. and come down with the autumn rains. I’ve been fly fishing for them since I almost ran out of diapers. Over the years, I have …

The Thomas & Thomas zone came into my life as a short, enjoyable adventure that made me want more. She was 9ft 5 in weight and I only had a few weeks to get to know her. If I’m being honest she wasn’t much to see, but we just fell in love. Then she left, …

The Douglas Outdoors line of DXF rods are potentially lost in the revamp among many new mid-priced offerings from well-known fishing rod manufacturers. Based in upstate New York near the Salmon River on the east coast, Douglas Outdoors is a small rod company that makes some of the best rods I have fished for most …

Simply put, the most effective coastal saltwater fly fishing available in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia is the Red Drum. And with the fall tides being pushed by giant storms like Hurricane Florence, now is the time to loosen up a long fly rod and attack them locally. Great fishing can be found almost anywhere …

It’s one thing when a rod maker claims to have designed the best rod for a particular scenario – as I noted before, rod makers are happy to force rod builders for any niche. It is quite another thing when said rod does exactly what the maker says it will do. Designed for seasoned anglers …

Man says his friend hit him with an oar and used his fly rod to stab him in the face on a 2017 fishing trip on the Missouri River near Craig that left him fearful for his life . John Mitchell Winders was charged in April with criminal mischief and theft and assault with a …

In a world where die-hard anglers must have a fly rod for almost every possible fishing scenario (“No, honey, a rod isn’t everything”), rodmakers are happy to oblige. Need a quick stick for the apartments? No problem. A slow rod for throwing tiny flies at picky trout? Check out this sweet little glass baby that …

Earlier this week, RL Winston announced two new rod models ahead of this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Orlando, Florida. New offerings from Winston include its new PURE “light line” series and a saltwater-focused version of its popular AIR rods, which debuted at IFTD in 2016. The Winston PURE Rod is a …

June 28, 2018 | By Sean McCoy Support us! GearJunkie can earn a small commission on affiliate links in this article. Learn more. It has no eyelets and telescopes from a small handle. The REYR Gear First Cast is a western style fly fishing rig like we’ve never seen before. When it comes to fly …

I’ve never been a purist and will do just about anything to get a fish to eat, but there is definitely something special about dry fly fishing. When the conditions are good on a river like the Delaware, I would rather go for hours without throwing, waiting for a climb, than hammering the bottom where …