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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...
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7 Best Fly Fishing Reels Under $100

The great news about the best fly fishing reels in 2017 is there are plenty of fly reels to choose from at compelling price points. A fly fisher can now get into a well-made fly reel for less than $100 and some...
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Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod Review

What better way to review the lightest fly fishing rod in its class than to take it backpacking? The Redington Hydrogen fly rod is that fly fishing rod. At just 2.5 ounces, the 9-foot, 5-weight version is crazy...
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7 Best Wading Boots for the Money

The best wading boots for the money need to fit your budget, but they also need to fit your desired fishing conditions and fishing style. In this gear guide to the 7 best fly fishing wading boots, we'll cover t...
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The Best Go Bags for Everything You Do

One of the biggest challenges with living a modern life is that you're busy. Everyone is busy, always busy -- too busy to have any fun, and certainly too busy to get outside, right? There is a way to gain time,...
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Gear Guide: 22 Best EDC Knives for the Money

There is a whole subculture maniacally focused on the best everyday carry knife, a.k.a. the best EDC knives. I'm not one of those guys, but most every day, I carry a knife. Why? A knife is a damn handy tool. ...