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The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...

The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...
We expect a lot from our fly reels. We want them to be durable, provide smooth drag (no matter what the conditions), and to look good all while doing so. The pursuit within fly fishing puts us in locations, environments, and weather situations which demand a lot from our gear.

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9wt Fly Rod Royale - The Best Fly Rod For Striped Bass

9wt Fly Rod Royale - The Best Fly Rod For Striped Bass

Words + Photos By: Josh Thelin If you keep up with our blog, you might have seen the article "8wt or 9wt For Striped Bass?" which covers why I believe the the 9wt fly rod is really the most utilitarian saltwater rod for "New England saltwater fly fishing." In this article,...

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Video: Fly Tying - Wight's Mackerel Fly

Video: Fly Tying - Wight's Mackerel Fly

Get a step by step of Nate Wight tying his mackerel fly. It's tied using a combination of natural and synthetic materials. This is a great pattern to imitate a plentiful baitfish we see in New England waters and a favorite of striped bass and bluefish! Check out the video...

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Recap: Maine Bar Fly - Stars & Stripes Brewing (March 27th 2019)

Recap: Maine Bar Fly - Stars & Stripes Brewing (March 27th 2019)

The 2019 Maine Bar Fly season is in the books! Last night we rounded off the tying nights at Stars & Stripes Brewing in Freeport. This particular brewery I thought would be a great way to end as it brought the work with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing full circle....

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4 Benefits Of Using A Shorter Fly Rod

4 Benefits Of Using A Shorter Fly Rod

This is a continuation of the "4 Benefits Of Using A Longer Fly Rod" article that I published last week. For those of you who read that, it detailed how a fly rod that is longer than (the "standard") 9' can be an advantage. Well, in an opposite way, a shorter...

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