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Posts Tagged ‘fly fishing’

Gift guide for fly fishers

Gift guide for fly fishers

When considering gifts for anglers, unlimited choices await you. There’s no such thing as an angler with too many fly rods, flies, or fishing gadgets. With that in mind, we’ve found a few things sure to please any angler this holiday season. [Continued...]

The Role of Gender in the Business of Fly Fishing

The Role of Gender in the Business of Fly Fishing

From a business perspective, the idea of encouraging more women to join the fly fishing community makes great senses. After all, the total participation rate (i.e. total number of people over the age of 6 who have fly fished at least once) dropped 3 percent since 2007. (Source: Sports & Fitness Industry Association). (NOTE: For a [Continued...]

Redington casts to a new class of anglers

Redington casts to a new class of anglers

The latest fly rod from Redington has the performance to please the most seasoned fly fisher with a look that will appeal to the youngest generation of anglers. The Vapen’s new graphite construction, a propriety technology dubbed XWrap, alternates the wrapping direction of two layers of graphite to create a rod with an impressive degree [Continued...]

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, forgot the old cliché gifts of aftershave and ties. Outdoor-loving men want fun gifts, cool gifts, manly gifts! Any adventurous dad will appreciate these items designed to air them in their outdoor sports.   Hiking and General Outdoors Dads Anniversary Bottle and Shoulder Sling (by Filson), $175 For the [Continued...]

Sage Circa: A dry fly dream-caster

Sage Circa: A dry fly dream-caster

The era of fast action fly rods really began with Sage some 25 years ago. Now, the company has launched a new era of slower but incredibly accurate rods. The Sage Circa sets a new rhythm for fly casters. Since the mid-1980s, the Bainbridge Island company has moved the world for fly fishing progressively forward [Continued...]

Clearwater Cutthroat

Clearwater Cutthroat

A couple of the Nelson brothers try to gather annually far up the North Fork Clearwater valley for a week of camping, fishing and catching up. This year, our folks joined Jim, Donna and me for the first few days before they had to depart suddenly when mom decided she wanted a root canal procedure [Continued...]

Wader Reviews: Stay dry while getting wet!

Wader Reviews: Stay dry while getting wet!

The pursuit of cold-water fish means anglers must enter the frigid waters that those trout and salmon species call home. Staying dry while walking through those icy rivers requires proper protection, and that generally means waders. To the relief of virtually everyone, the days of snug-fitting neoprene “sausage casings” are quickly fading away. Today, wader [Continued...]