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Sage Domain Reel

The new Sage Domain reel is interesting.  I had a chance to play with some of these in Mexico.  From a looks standpoint, it is in my opinion the best looking reel Sage has released so far.  Largely designed by Paul Schmierer (who even showed me the CAD sketches), the …

Umpqua Bin Bag

  This was one of the most creative new products at the show this year.  Umpqua has developed a boat bin with interior and exterior work-station style pockets, etc.  Frankly I would have been all over this if they had configured it to fit onto a Yeti Cooler.  Because some …

Winston Debuts Made-in-America Nexus

Winston’s chief rod designer/VP of Operations Annette McLean and the company’s owner David Ondaatje collaborated on a new rod which was announced …

Umpqua Bags

At this year’s IFTD show, Umpqua (previously Umpqua Feather Merchants, primarily known as a fly dealer) released a new line of waterproof …

River-Worthy Keg Beer

Nothing beats an ice cold beer except a really really good ice cold beer.  Especially when that really good beer is poured from a …

Fishpond Nomad Net Series

I had the opportunity recently to fish with the new-ish Nomad net series from Fishpond.  These nets are outstanding.  Synthetic like an …

How They Run Morgan Falls Dam

A few weeks ago I got a little frustrated with the unpredictability of the generation schedule at Morgan Falls Dam on the …

Sage SALT Field Review

Sage took the wraps off their new line of saltwater sticks, the SALT, today.  You can read their press release here. Basically, this …

MFC Poly Fly Box with Swing Leaf

Montana Fly Company started as, yes, a fly company, but in recent years they’ve expanded heavily into the accessories sector.  They make …

Shades of Glory

T here, it just rose. You still don’t see it? I asked my buddy in exasperation as the 18-inch trout took a …

DJI Phantom Quadrocopter Drone

This might be the strangest thing you’ll ever see reviewed on the gear blog.  I just returned from a photoshoot for the …

Sage Method Elite Field Report

At thirteen hundred and twenty five dollars, this is the most expensive production fly rod on the market today, as far as …

Old Town Guide 147 Canoe

  This is my primary fishing canoe.  As you can see, it’s a two man.  Old Town also makes a Guide 119 …