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The newly-redesigned Redington STRIKE euro rod has been turning some heads since its recent release. The folks over at Hatch Magazine have a great write-up on the STRIKE that explains why it projects to be such a good rod. You can find it here.
I had the chance to review the new Redington Trailblazer. This is a six-piece pack rod that casts wonderfully, and packs enough power to fight through wind or big fish. You can read the review here.
Montana Brothers Rodworks is a new, up-and-coming boutique rodbuilder based in Bozeman, Montana. We featured their rods in our most recent Holiday Gift Guide here at MidCurrent. If their rods - and more specifically, their design philosophy - has caught your eye, you're not alone. Todd Tanner recently sat down with the brothers who own the company - Dan and...
Todd Tanner took the time to go through a question we see a lot in the fly fishing community - what's the best fly rod for a beginning or intermediate angler? Tanner's advice departs from the industry norm, and it's refreshing to read. You can do so here.
Redington has debuted a redesigned version of their STRIKE fly rod family, which is built for Euro nymphing. The updated STRIKE features new stripping guides and guide alignment, to reduce line sag. The tip is "uber-responsive" giving anglers even better line control. You can learn more about the STRIKE here.
Sage has released the new SALT R8 Rod, part of the R8 Core rod family. It will be available for purchase starting January 17. Sage worked directly with guides in the Florida Keys to help design the SALT R8, ensuring it meets the needs of folks on the water day in and day out. You can view more about the SALT R8 here, and watch this great new video Sage...
If you've been interested in the growing small batch fly rod movement, then you need to read this recent story from Ross Purnell over at Fly Fisherman Magazine. Purnell takes us through the history and unique selling points of several new small batch fly rod companies. You can read it here.
This recent story by Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten tackles an age-old question: do you really need an expensive fly rod? Dom has his own opinions on the subject, which are well-articulated, as usual. You can find them here.
With the glut of fly rods on the market, picking one can be a challenge. To help out with that task, this article goes through the differences in the three fly rod materials - graphite, fiberglass, and bamboo - to help anglers start to narrow down their search. Read the story here.
Greys has released a new family of fly rods, dubbed the Lance. This is a sub-$200 fly rod that Greys says packs in features commonly found in flagship models. The blank is an intermediate-modulus graphite with a low resin content, meaning it'll have a softer action without extra weight. Greys opted for AAA cork on the handle, alignment dots on all sections...