New Gear

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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G. Loomis Lite Presentation rods

Field Test

  • By: Ted Leeson
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EVERY FLY-FISHING SUBSPECIES CONFRONTS ITS own particular version of the same predicament—how to carry flies on the water in some reasonably organized and easily accessible fashion. For trout anglers, who tend to accumulate more flies than a Dumpster collects bags of trash, the storage problem stems from the sheer number and variety of patterns. For saltwater fishermen, it comes from oversized streamers on big irons; for bass folks, from bulky popper and divers. Every season, it seems, begins with a clever new storage scheme and ends with the same two thoughts:

Post Holiday Gift Guide

  • By: Ted Leeson
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Here’s the perfect chance for those special people in your life to show how much they really love you. From the classic Art Deco styling—decidedly retro yet still strangely futuristic—to the cushy interiors, Airstream trailers are an authentic American icon. And the Sport 16 is the ideal road-tripping model; at 16 feet long with a GVW of 3,500 pounds, it’s compact enough for easy towing and set-up, but large enough for two or three people. With a polished aluminum skin and signature rounded corners to cut drag, it’s your personal fly-fishing rocket ship, your portable fishing lodge, and the coolest thing on the road. It’s estimated that 60 to 70 percent of all Airstreams ever built are still in use—truly the gift that keeps on giving. Expect to give a little in return, though; this silver bullet runs about $40K. www.airstream.com

Great American Fly Rods

  • By: Joe Healy
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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.

Smith Techlite Sunglasses

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Because good glasses are required fly-fishing equipment.

LL Bean Double L Outfit

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LL Bean Double L Outfit

LL Bean Double L 4-Piece Fly Rod Outfiit

Full-Tilt Tying

  • By: Ted Leeson
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Our exclusive field test of the latest in rotary fly-tying vises...

Cool Gadgets Ease Fishing Frustrations

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
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Trout season is gaining momentum and these three items can make your fishing a little more frustration-free this year. Clear some room in your fishing vest...

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