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Gear Review: Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod - Field Tested

Gear Review: Echo Bad Ass Glass Quickshot Fly Rod - Field Tested

This past weekend, Leif and I took Echo's Bad Ass Glass Quickshot out for a spin. We've been very curious about how this rod could stand up to various presentations and distances with a floating line, as well as its versatility with a sinking line/streamer rigs. Echo also updated this...

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Video: Fly Tying - Near Nuff Smelt

Video: Fly Tying - Near Nuff Smelt

This is a pattern that has been in the shop for a little while now and always sells out, especially during the spring. What's clever, but not seen easily, is the tungsten bead that is hidden within the fly. This weight helps to balance and swim the fly correctly through...

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Video: Fly Tying - October Caddis Jig Nymph

Video: Fly Tying - October Caddis Jig Nymph

Master of euro nymphs (amongst other fly tying skills) Nate Wight takes us through his October Caddis Jig Nymph. This pattern uses a custom blend for the collar giving it great movement and appearance. A staple insect for fall fly fishing in New England! If you saw my recent post "Top 5...

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Gear Review: TFO Axiom II-X Fly Rod - Tested In Northern Maine

Gear Review: TFO Axiom II-X Fly Rod - Tested In Northern Maine

Words + Photos: Josh Thelin I recently brought the newest offering from TFO fly rods out with me on a trout & landlocked salmon trip to northern Maine. I consider this area my home waters so it's always good to bring gear into a setting I know well. The scoop...

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What Is The Difference Between Slow/Medium/Fast Action Fly Rods?

What Is The Difference Between Slow/Medium/Fast Action Fly Rods?

Written by: Leif Catania Photos: Josh Thelin Rod Speed (what a confusing classification). Everyone asks about it in the shop, and unfortunately a fraction of those people have any idea what it means. Usually when purchasing a new fly rod, the three differentiators of fly rods are weight, length, and...

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