New Gear

The Bauer Rogue is a useful and intelligent design from a company already notable for high quality large arbor reels

March 2008: Bauer's Rogue Reel, new tying vises and material

Simms G3 Waders, Filsons Mackinaw Jacket and More

G3 Guide Convertible Waders One of the smartest models in Simms' revamped line of waders is the G3 Guide Convertible, which is equally functional in both waist-high and chest-high configurations. Most waders of this type give priority to chest-high mode, with waist-high use an inconvenient afterthought that involves re-wiring your suspenders, fussing with your belt and fighting folds of excess fabric.

New for Early 2008

Orvis Helios

Orvis Helios rod, SA's new line and much more were introduced in late 2007 for the 2008 fishing season.

Ask FR&R

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson
How to tie the nail less nail knot

The Scoop On Loops Casting loops, loop-to-loop connections-and getting fish on the reel

The Perfect Angler

We all fall short - but some fall shorter than others…

Secrets of the Guides

Two dozen ways to fish better this summer

Cortland Dyna-Tip LInes

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, A convenient strike indicator and a beefed-up saltwater line

Flyline Tapers

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Or, no, that's not just an expensive piece of string

Hardy Marksman Rods

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, Scott's X2S saltwater rod, and a waterproof fly box

All You Need for Smallies

  • By: Chad Mason

It's time to gear up for this season's smallmouth action