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The Best Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo for the Money

One of the hardest fly fishing choices for beginners is finding and choosing a good fly rod and reel combo. You probably understand that a good rod will help you learn and make it easier to cast and catch fish ...
This image shows the Sage Foundation Outfit on a rock near a stream.

Sage Foundation Fly Rod and Reel Outfit Review

While Sage makes many high-end fly rods and reels, the company out of Bainbridge Island, Washington technically offers only one fly rod and reel outfit: The Sage Foundation Outfit. The Sage Foundation Outfit...
This photo shows the Cabela's Rogue Fly Rod on a rock near a creek.

Cabela’s Rogue Fly Rod Review

Cabela's is proud of its new Rogue fly rod -- and for good reason: The Cabela's Rogue is a great rod, and better yet, it has a fantastic price-to-value ratio. Earlier this year I was on the phone with my fav...
This photo shows the Cabela's Bighorn Fly Combo.

Cabela’s Bighorn Fly Combo Review

The Cabela's Bighorn Fly Combo is an all-new entry-level fly fishing rod and reel combo for 2018. So far, it looks as if it's replacing the Cabela's Three Forks Combo, which we used and appreciated in a variety...
cabela's stowaway 6 review

Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod Review

When I first took the Cabela's Stowaway 6 fly rod fishing on the Lochsa River I was blown away by how well it fished. Why? The Stowaway 6 is a travel rod with six sections -- instead of the more common four -- ...
echo carbon xl review

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...
mystic reaper review

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...