Gear

Lightweight Coverage

  • By: Ted Leeson
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"Most anglers are better served by lightweight, packable wading jackets."

Fresh for the Salt

  • By: Ed Mitchell
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"The truth is, many patterns entice multiple species and some jump a divide between freshwater or saltwater connotation to become a special breed of so-called crossover flies."

SUMMER BONUS: Packable Rain Jackets

  • By: Ted Leeson
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More jackets tested by our gear guru, Ted Leeson. Bonus content from our Summer 2010 issue...

Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
David Gibson

Great Bay Rod Company builds quality, value-priced fly rods in Rochester, New Hampshire. "I’ve been building rods for more than 20 years. In 2004 I decided to throw caution to the wind and to leave high-tech and to launch Great Bay Rod Company," says David Gibson, company president.

Spring New Gear

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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"These rods epitomize the company’s three decades of accumulated experience in building premium fly rods. Sage has incorporated three new technologies in the Xi3 rods. First, the rods have improved torque and torsional resistance"