Jan 17, 2023

Just in - Sage Salt R8 - New for 2023


Performance casting in saltwater requires the generation of high line speed. It’s the only way to cut through the wind and put your fly where it needs to be. As saltwater technology advanced over the years, line speed was achieved by building faster and faster rod actions. These rods work extremely well for top-tier casters, but often prove to be challenging for the average angler. The fact is most saltwater anglers are traveling to fish and may only face those conditions for a week annually, or less. Until now, there has been a huge void in high-performance saltwater rods that an average person can cast well. Enter the Salt R8. 

 Casting the Salt R8 is best described as “intuitive”. You just don’t have to think, (or worry!) about making that critical cast. They’re great in close, but have plenty of punch to deliver at distance. The Salt R8 finally answers the call for a high-performance saltwater rod that can be cast easily by anglers of varying skill levels. This is sure to go down as another one of Sage Manufacturing’s legendary series of fly rods.


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Jan 11, 2023

Just In - RIO Premier Tarpon Clear Tip Floater

RIO's Tarpon Clear Tip Floater features ten feet of gin-clear floating line, eliminating the need for a long, cumbersome leader, and allows the angler to cast flies closer to the target without spooking the fish. The subtle seafoam head color behind the clear tip helps the angler and guide track the location of the fly throughout the retrieve.

The Tarpon Clear Tip Floater also includes x2 RIO Fly Line Cleaning Towelettes in the box. When fishing for big, migratory tarpon, every shot matters and keeping a line clean and shooting like new is the best way to capitalize on each opportunity


Built with RIO's classic tarpon taper, this fly line combines a mid-length head and a short, powerful front taper, designed to efficiently cast typical Tarpon flies. This unique design makes quick casts to moving fish easy while also enabling longer shots when you need to reach out to distant fish on the flats.

Features:

  • 10 ft of floating Clear Tip for stealthy presentations and use of shorter leaders.
  • Effortless casting, accurate line design that turns over typical tarpon flies with ease
  • Built on a strong, medium stiff core which will not wilt in the heat
  • Includes x2 RIO Fly Line Cleaning Towelettes

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Jan 3, 2023

Just in: Abel SDS 7/8 Flats Fade on Solid Back

Solid Back with Flats Fade Finish with Black/Red Fade Drag knob

Drag Knob Black / Red Fade

Platinum Finish Aluminum Handle


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Jan 2, 2023

Product Highlight: G.Loomis NRX+7110-4

Switch rods have become a critical part of my winter steelhead arsenal, and my go-to model is the NRX + 11’ 7 weight. This rod paired with a short Skagit head, like the Airflo Skagit Scout, opens up so much swing water that is awkward to fish with a full-length rod. Much of Oregon’s North Coast comes to mind. If you want to change gears and fish an indicator rig, the rod handles heavy metal with ease. Check this one out if you’re looking for an ultra-versatile winter fishing tool.

Skagit

This NRX loves a 480 grain Skagit Scout. The pairing is perfect for tight quarters with your back against the brush. When needed, you can still send it across the river with 10 feet of T-14 and a weighted fly. It’s a comfortable rod to cast all day long and the light weight doesn’t cause shoulder fatigue on multi-day outings.


Indicator

My favorite indicator line on this rod is the Scientific Anglers Great Lakes Switch 6/7. It has all the punch you could ask for and a 50 foot head that mends easily at distance. This setup is equally at home when wade fishing, or in a boat. Pulling with the bottom hand allows for extra long roll casts and the 11’ rod length makes managing your line a breeze.

Shop NRX+ Switch Rods
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Shop Switch Lines        


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Dec 21, 2022

Product Highlight - Hardy Zane Fly Reels


The Hardy Zane is a saltwater ready reel complete with caged frame,(caged frame on 10000 & 12000 size), and carbon fiber multi plate drag system claimed to have 8-14 lb drag rating depending on size. The finish on this reel is a non-flashy gunmetal. Pictures tend to make it look more silver than it is, especially Hardy's stock photos. Here are more photos highlighting the color as well as the carbon fiber frame spokes. 

Zane Carbon 10000 or 10/11/12

Zane Carbon 12000 or 12+

Zane Carbon 8000 or 8/9/10

Zane Carbon 10000 or 10/11/12
Shop Hardy Fly Reels



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Dec 19, 2022

Product Highlight: Simms Coldweather Pant


Gear in the fly fishing world changes more rapidly with every passing year. In no category is this more true than clothing. That perfect piece you bought last year is likely a thing of the past by now. One of my personal favorite articles of fishing clothing that defies this mold is the Simms Coldweather Pant. 

If someone asked me what the best pair of pants I’ve ever owned for winter fishing was, this would be it. I still have a pair from their first run many years ago. Add a wicking base layer and you’re good to go in most weather. If it’s ice in the guides cold, add a mid-weight pant to the mix and you’re toasty. The velcro cuffs on the bottom hold tightly and prevent the legs from creeping up in your waders. They have all the pockets of a normal pair of pants and a look and fit that doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable when you go into a gas station. Needless to say, when my old pair finally gives up the ghost, I’ll be buying another pair immediately!


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