Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

Review of Good gear from Echo Fly rods: 2016

Ouch! ECHO fly rods are tough, and this is something I’ve learned over a long stretch of time. While I do not recommend doing silly things like the photo above reveals, it is but one more example of how durable … Continue reading

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Fluorocarbon and Mono steelhead leader options – all good?

Fluorocarbon and traditional steelhead leader options – are they all good?  Saying that you are fishing Fluorocarbon is like – well – it is not very informative. There are many Fluoro brands and formulations on the market, and I have only fished … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Understanding All Fly LInes

This image is simply a teaser to let the reader know we are going to be talking about fly lines. Several of these fly lines are now obsolete. Where we once had our double taper and weight forward lines that … Continue reading

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FREE! Sage Spey Demo Day March 5th 9am-12

Please join us at Armitage Park on March 5 from 9-12 for a FREE Sage Spey/switch casting day. Our host for the day is the infamous Sage/Rio Representative George Cook (guy in the pic). George will be in town to … Continue reading

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Patagonia Rio Gallegos Wader Review

For 2016 Patagonia has redesigned and improved their line of waders and boots. In this review I will be focusing on the Rio Gallegos wader. Even though these are new waders I was able to get my hands on a … Continue reading

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Unexpected delights – totally random Product reviews

Well, it’s time to fish again and Guy Allen released a beautiful wild winter steelhead today and it is 11:08 PM and I’ve been up since 3:30 AM and can’t sleep and I didn’t get a grab but maybe tomorrow … Continue reading

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2016 Scientific Anglers Fly Lines Review

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop can provide any SA fly line, leader or product on request, even if it is not featured in our online catalog. Just shoot us an email and we will let you know the latest details … Continue reading

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Winston B 3 Plus Jungle Rod – A winner for king salmon

This product review will be short in comparison to lengthy analyses posted by professional bloggers – but it represents my heartfelt approval for a new fly rod I fished this season for Chinook. I fished Winston B IIx fly rods for king several … Continue reading

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Patagonia Nano Puff Pant Product Review

Winter fisherman and midnight pub crawlers rejoice; there is a pant made just for you. The Patagonia Nano Puff Pant was originally made to wear underneath your waders to help keep you warm and happy on those cold winter days, … Continue reading

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Fly Fishers Gift Guide for 2015 – Top Gift Ideas for the Fly Fisher

It’s that time again and we have created a list that includes some of our top gifts for the fly fisher. Share with your friends and loved ones for best results. 2015 50 Best Gifts for the Fly Fisher $1-$50 … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Bahamas

The weather has been less than perfect during our stay on Abaco Island in the Bahamas but when the wind lays down enough to get out and do some fishing we have had some very nice days. I have had … Continue reading

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New Redington Rods and Reels for 2105/6 Season

Redington Fly Fishing continues to improve it’s equipment offering. This season’s introductions include the Hydrogen and Chromer rods as well as the Behemoth and Zero reels. The Hydrogen Rod is the sleeper of the group and really should be cast … Continue reading

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Trout Spey Lines Defined by George Cook

Trout Spey….Micro Spey…”Small Ball” has indeed arrived ! The Spey Angling enthusiast of today has limitless opportunity, be it Trout, Sea Run Cutthroat, Smallmouth Bass, even the various Shad species of both coast. Trout Spey tackle which spans from the … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Gizmo Identified

Yes folks, as many old timers like myself recognized, this is a barbed metal eyelet that we often used to create a nice junction between fly line and leader.  The barbed point was shoved into the fly line core and … Continue reading

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Anyone old enough to recognize this fly fishing gizmo?

So here we have a “thingy” that was formerly a standard in the fly fishing industry. Anyone care to name it? Anyone ever use one? Good or bad? Successes or failures associated with use? I’ll follow up shortly with commentary. Jay … Continue reading

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