Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

Sage X Rods: Everything You Need To Know

As I stood in the lot casting one of our last ever 9′ 5wt Sage Ones last month the Sage logo glinted gold in the afternoon sun and my palms ached for the loss of this beautiful tool. Luckily though, … Continue reading

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Introduction and Interview with Doug Brutaco of Aqua Flies

Aqua Flies. New Kid on the block. Impressive flies. Very nice. Very tasty. I purchased several patterns and am busily trying to adapt my own flies with the new inspiration I’ve found in these beauties. Doug Brutocao. Doug is the … Continue reading

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Three great Switch Rods – Nicholas’ Review of Echo, Scott, and Redington

Why consider a Switch Rod? With the winter steelhead season about wound down, I realize that I have responded to more people than ever who have enquired about the relative merits of Switch fly rods compared to full-on Spey rods … Continue reading

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Demo Day Reminder – This Saturday at the Shop

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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Win New Gear – Patagonia, Winston, Echo, Airflo on Display April 16th at The Caddis Fly

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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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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