Orvis Hydros Updated Fly Reel Review

This is the Orvis Hydros. The next generation in the Hydros series of reels, ascending from the Hydros SL. With a solid foundation in place put there by the previous generations, Orvis just improved the Hydros in the areas that warranted improvements. It's still the budget-friendly large arbor workhorse you've known the Hydros family to [...]

All About Bonefish with Capt. Bob Branham and BTT’s Dr. Ross Boucek (West Palm Beach Fishing Club)

Legendary Biscayne Bay guide Capt. Bob Branham and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Florida Keys Initiative Manager Dr. Ross Boucek's presentation on bonefish at the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. Between Capt. Branham's experience and Dr. Boucek's science, we get some great insight into the state of South Florida's bonefish fishery, as well as some fishing [...]

The Sectorization of the Backcountry

The Fishing Early Thursday we received our first shipment of Scott Sector fly rods. Later that afternoon I got a text saying "let's put the Sector to work!" and a screenshot of the weather for Friday. It was from Mike P. (our social media man and the guy responsible for the video above). The way [...]

Redington Grande Fly Reel Review

The new Redington Grande reel is Redington's best answer yet to the destructive forces of nature - mainly the salt and the power of the fish we need to stay connected to. The foundation of the equation is the fully machined aluminum frame and spool. This reel is going to hold up to time and [...]

Sage Igniter Fly Rod Review

It's a lineage engineered for a specific purpose. To be the ultra-fast instrument that fears no wind, adds a new gear to line speed, takes distance the extra mile, and cannot be overpowered. It started with the TCR which was revolutionary for its time. Then came the TCX, then the Method which gained a cult-like [...]

IFTD 2018 – Calm Before the Storm

IFTD 2018 had a slightly different feel to it than past years. Spacier is probably a good way to put it. It was a smaller, sleepier show missing a few big players. You have to believe this was the calm before what would be the storm when the show moves to Denver next year. That [...]

Simms Solarflex Armor: Beating the Blaze

As we watched the introduction of the Simms Solarflex Armor shirt/hoody or whatever you want to call it, one very specific memory was pushed to the front of my brain. It was from a summer day in Everglades National Park. I don't quite remember all the details of the day, just the afternoon. If there [...]