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Rods/Reels

Scott Fly Rod Company Unveils New Session Series

“Fast with feel” Session rods combine acclaimed design approaches with latest materials and

Fly Fisherman Staff

How to Find the Spine of the Rod Every Time

A quick video from the Thomas & Thomas fly rod factory that covers an essential step in the

Ross Purnell, Editor

Fly Rods Optimized for Great Lakes Steelhead

Jeff Blood Premium Fly Rods offer high-grade 40-ton carbon fiber and a proprietary taper with

Dennis Pastucha

Flies

"Flies For:" Umpqua Feather Merchants Launches Fly-centric Video Series

The inaugural episode features beloved Fly Fisherman columnist Charlie Craven talking winter

Fly Fisherman Staff

12 Best Steelhead Flies

Urgency and conditions anoint certain flies; how to trigger steelhead to eat.

Matt Straw

3 Fly Fishing Guide Rigs

Productive nymph combos for different situations.

Pat Dorsey

Fly Fisherman Throwback: Lefty Kreh's Ten Saltwater Flies

Five of these basic patterns work in most saltwater situations, and another five work

Lefty Kreh

The 18 Best Flies, According to the Experts

Fly Fisherman's exhaustive list of the top flies.

Andrew Albright

Fly Lines/Leaders/Tippets

Scientific Anglers Launches Totally Reimagined Tropical Saltwater Fly Lines

The Magnitude series is a completely new creation in the same way that the first breathable

Fly Fisherman Staff

Shooting from the Tip: New Fly Line Technology for 2024

Heavier lines are a continuing trend for new lines in 2024.

Fly Fisherman Staff

More Effective Angling with SA's New All-Purpose "Satin Creamsicle" Fly Line

Experts and newbies alike will appreciate Scientific Anglers's Amplitude Smooth Infinity

Fly Fisherman Staff

The Added Invisibility of Umpqua's New Pink Deceiver HD Big Game Fluoro

Colors at the high end of the spectrum—like pink—basically disappear in deeper water.

Ross Purnell

Review: Scientific Anglers Sonar Trout Express Fly Line

Fly Fisherman magazine's Best New Freshwater Fly Line for 2023.

Fly Fisherman Staff

Apparel/Outerwear

Grundens' New Vector Wader Has New “Warming” Neoprene Feet

It features four-layer laminated puncture-resistant microfiber face fabric and is designed

Fly Fisherman Staff

Costa's Marlin Fly Project Aims to Protect a Little Understood Billfishery

Discoveries from the first-of-its-kind fly-fishing project will help fill crucial data gaps

Fly Fisherman Staff

Ditch the Waders in Summer with These Lightweight Traction Machines

Simms's Flyweight Access Wet Wading Shoe is perfect for long hikes into backcountry

Fly Fisherman Staff

Understanding How Breathable Waders Really Work

The history and technical details of this game-changing innovation.

Ross Purnell, Editor

Skwala SOL Wading Pant Delivers on Promises

Made from Poly Primeflex™ DotAir™ with DWR finishing for quick drying and comfort during high

Josh Bergan

Packs

Review: Orvis Pro Waterproof Zip Backpack

Fly Fisherman's Best New Pack for 2023 is light, soft, and pliable, but still durable enough

Fly Fisherman Staff

Patagonia Black Hole Rod Case

True to Patagonia's ethos, it's made with 100% recycled fabrics.

Fly Fisherman

Orvis PRO Waterproof Sling 14L: Everything Right Where You Need It

Hold all your fly boxes, floatant, and tippets with room for a jacket and a water bottle.

Fly Fisherman Staff

Review: Simms Freestone Backpack

Clever access with a clamshell top and a curved side zip to easily get what you need.

Fly Fisherman Staff

Simms Flyweight Hip Hybrid System

New pack helps anglers get far from roads.

Fly Fisherman

Patagonia Guidewater Packs

Submersible backpack for all types of fishing venues.

Fly Fisherman

Boats

Designed for Fishing Adventure: The Best New Inflatable SUPS

Fly fishing from modern SUPs has become increasingly popular from bonefish flats to local

Jay Nichols

Floating in Style: Top Drift Boats of 2024

Drift boats help you search through miles of river quickly and effectively. Here are the top

John Fedorka

Double Trouble: A New Paradigm in Fishing Rafts

Two-person rafts are easy to transport, get you into small places, and don't require a social

Ross Purnell

Get Off the Bank: Catching Bass & Panfish from a Kayak

A kayak allows you to leave the shoreline vegetation and muddy bottoms to access water you

Bart Lombardo

Review: Dave Scadden Paddlesports 2023 Cast & Blast One-Man Raft

A rock-solid platform for all your fishing adventures on rivers and stillwaters.

Fly Fisherman Staff

Books

Bookshelf: Casting Seaward Follows Ramirez's Eloquent Evolution to Salt

Casting Seaward: Fishing Adventures in Search of America's Saltwater Gamefish by Steve

Monte Burke

Bookshelf: Tributaries: Fly-fishing Sojourns to the Less Traveled Streams

Avid fly fisherman, conservationist, and author Lou Wentz intimately captures many of those

Tyler Frantz

Review: Trout Tracks by Jim McLennan

New book masterfully inches us toward a higher purpose and gives us a clearer understanding of

Ross Purnell

Bookshelf: CRACKED: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World

A detailed account of the dysfunctional relationship between our society and dams.

Matthew L. Miller

Book Review: Dry Fly Strategies by Paul Weamer

Stackpole Books, 2021, 192 pages, $30 hardcover, ISBN 978-0811739535.

Bill Bowers

Accessories

2023 Fly Fisherman Holiday Gift Guide

Fly fishing gift ideas for the anglers on your Christmas list.

Fly Fisherman Staff

The Perfect “Snacklebox?" Yeti's LoadOut GoBox 15 Gear Case

Or pack it with flies, tippet spools, pliers, sunscreen, insect repellent, stripping guards,

Ross Purnell

Costa Hybrids Combine Beach-Lifestyle Look with Performance of Fishing Frames

Hybrids have side shields, Hydrolite nose pads, sweat management channels, eyewire drains, and

Fly Fisherman Staff

Fly Fisherman's 2023 Father's Day Gift Guide

Creative and practical Father's Day Gifts for the fisherman dad.

Fly Fisherman Staff

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