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Frogg Toggs Hellbenders Stockingfoot Waders Review

The Frogg Toggs Hellbenders Stockingfoot Waders are a solid entry-level wader that boasts a great price-to-value ratio. They have a four-ply construction with reinforced knees and shins, as well as built-in gra...
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21 Best Fly Fishing Sling Packs 2017

The best fly fishing sling packs are purpose-built for fly fishing gear. They should have built-in connections and ports for core accessories like nippers, pliers, tippet, and nets. Most importantly, the bes...
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The Best Travel Fly Rod 2017: The Ultimate Guide

The best travel fly rods come in 6, 7 or 8-piece sections. The most important reason to choose a travel fly rod is portability. If you want a fly rod to easily fit into a duffel bag, carryon luggage, backpack, ...
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Echo Ion Fly Fishing Reel Review

The Echo Ion Fly Reel is an affordable, well-designed large-arbor fly fishing reel. In fact, for a fly fishing reel that comes in under $100, it’s an excellent fly reel. We’re big fans. Echo sent along its I...
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15 Best Gift Ideas for Fly Fishing Fanatics

In our Man Makes Fire guide to the best fly fishing gifts 2017, we choose some of the core gear that most every fly fisherman needs, could use, or would appreciate. Some fly fishers already have some of this ge...
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Echo Carbon XL Review

The 9-foot 5-weight Echo Carbon XL is a joy to cast and fish. As far as fly rod reviews go, most everyone has a slightly different opinion, but between my best fly fishing buddy and myself, we came to a consens...
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Mystic Reaper Fly Rod Review

The Mystic Reaper is a great fly rod, hands down, at any price point. At the $229 price point, it's a seriously fantastic fly rod. I fished a 9-foot 5-weight Mystic Reaper over a three-day weekend going after b...
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Ross Eddy Reel Review

The Ross Eddy reel is an entry-level fly fishing reel with a fantastic price-to-value ratio. It boasts a large arbor design that looks great, plus it has a drag system that gets the job done with ease. In my fi...