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    Simms launches new Flyweight collection

    It's an interesting time for fly fishing gear manufacturers. The ongoing pandemic has cancelled trade shows and outdoor expos, so marketing departments are working through what's become an unfortunate new normal. How do you introduce a consumer base — even a loyal one — to new products? Simms is facing that challenge as I write…

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    Artist Alana Louise crafts bandana to benefit TU

    Seattle artist Alana Louise has crafted a new bandana with a distinctly fishy appeal for Bandits Bandanas customers, and 10 percent of proceeds from the bandana's sale will go to Trout Unlimited. Titled "Anadromous," the bandana depicts a river full of sockeye salmon on an annual spawning run. It is now available to the masses…

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    Douglas SKY G a solid fast-action fly rod

    I. Like. This. Rod. A Lot. Douglas does not sell direct to customers, so we suggest you check one of their rods out at your local TU Business member fly shop.

    Looking for something special for someone special this Chistmas? Let me suggest this awesome fly rod from our friends at Douglas Outdoors. The first thing I noticed about this rod was the weight. It’s light, coming in at 2.7 oz. in a 5-weight. That’s not a lot different than plenty of other 5-weights, but you…

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    The Moonlit Lunar S-Glass is a creek freak’s fly rod

    I love to fish glass. Love it. I love the slower cast, the softer feel. I love how glass gives smaller fish some heft. I love the bend in the rod that stretches into the cork. Glass fly rods, in my opinion, provide a more intimate, visceral connection with the fish we're all after

    A Moonlit fly rod

    moonlitflyfishing.com, $179 I've been fortunate enough to be able to test and review a number of fly rods over the years, and I'd be lying if I told you that I didn't like some more than others ... or that I liked every rod I tried. But I've never gotten to test a rod in…

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    The new Scott Centric is a rod for the ages

    When the tube arrived from Scott, I expected it to be something special.  So, I wanted the first analysis to more than a cursory shakedown. I headed to the grass field behind my house for some quality one-on-one time, poured myself a small mason jar of red wine, put on some Bose noise-cancelling headphones, strung up the…

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    A look at Loon’s new Rogue hook-removal forceps

    For me, a good pair of forceps has become a requirement on the water, particularly during summer when I'm fishing more frequently and, subsequently, catching more fish (hopefully!). Forceps or hemostats are great multi-purpose tools — they help with hook removal, they mash barbs down and they can even be helpful when untying knots. But,…