Fly Fishing Gear News


Them’s the Breaks: Flyrod Disaster Stories

Everyone knows about the usual stuff… breaking rods in car doors, snapping tips on ceiling fans, high-sticking while fighting fish …


Gloves for Fly Fishing

On our On the Fly Forum, several other members offer advice for covering up hands to minimize skin cancer risks.


Waist or Chest Pack?

What’s the best way to carry fly boxes, leaders, and miscellaneous gear while wade-fishing? Florida fly fishers are talking about different waist and chest packs in the On the Fly Forum. Several point out the ergonomic drawbacks to chest packs, while others address construction issues such as waterproofing. It’s a good read, if you’re hunting for a new pack.

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Nautilus Fly Reels CCFX2

Nautilus Reels recently introduced the all-new CCFX2 saltwater reel, a new and improved version of the well known CCF that has been in the Nautilus family for over 10 years. The CCFX2 was unveiled at the the 2013 ICAST in Las Vegas and took Best in Show in Saltwater Fly Reels.


Hardy and Greys: Proaxis Rods and Ultralight Saltwater Reels

Andy Mill of Hardy North America tells us why he believes the Proaxis rods are a game-changer in the world of fly fishing. Aside from the rods, Mill also talks about the new Hardy and Greys saltwater reel.


Pure Fishing Announces Acquisition of Hardy & Greys Limited

From Press Release Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, today announced that it has acquired Hardy…»


Orvis Agrees to Buy Scientific Anglers and Ross

Top fly tackle brand Orvis has entered into an agreement to buy fly line brand Scientific Anglers and rod and reel brand Ross from 3M, in one of the biggest deals in the recent history of the fly fishing trade.


Redesigned Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet Spool

Scientific Anglers fluorocarbon tippet material now comes on a newly redesigned spool. Six new convenient features were incorporated into the spool to help make fly-anglers time on the water more enjoyable and efficient.


Orvis Introduces Silver Sonic Waders and Helios 2 Fly Rods

Orvis recently introduced two hot new fly fishing products, the all new Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders and a line of Helios 2 fly rods and outfits.

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Thinking of Joining Bonefish & Tarpon Trust? Good Month to Do It

From Press Release Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s 2012 Membership drive includes a chance to win the first Orvis Helios 2,…»

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New System 4 Fly Reels from Colorado Factory

From Press Release Scientific Anglers is pleased to announce the release of the new System 4 reel series. Adding to…»

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My Magic Wand: Essay by a Florida Fly Fisherman

There is indeed magic in fly fishing illuminated by a full moon, or the majesty of a sunset, or the beauty of a sunrise. There is the thrill of a fish smashing a newly-tied fly, affirming the craft and choice of this offering…

The Bonefish Quickshooter flyline by RIO won "203 Best New Saltwater Fly Line" at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, Nevada, August 16-18.

RIO Bonefish Quickshooter, Tippets Among Award-Winners in 2012

  From Press Release RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, won three prestigious awards during 2012:…»


Saltwater Fly Reel Among Sage’s Award-Winning Products at Tackle Show

From Press Release Adding to the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) “Best New Fly Rod” award won in June,…»

Neoprene Flats Booties

New Fly Fishing Gear from Patagonia

Neoprene Flats Booties are the ultimate flats bootie, with an impenetrable sole that provides greater safety should one encounter spiny coral when walking around the flats …

Liquid Crystal fly line series, developed for warmwater applications, with PE+ jacket for optimal manageability and minimal friction.

Fly Industry News: Cortland Line Company Under New Ownership

Cortland Line Company, one of the oldest manufacturers of premium braided fishing line and a comprehensive assortment of fishing equipment…»