Gamakatsu SL12S Short Hook Review

We've been loving the Gamakatsu SL12S Short hook since its recent debut. With its short shank, and with everything else the same as the popular SL12S (except the dark finish), the Short's potential as a tarpon hook was obvious. Then the feedback we received on hookup ratio and fish retention really drove the point home, [...]

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 [...]

Simms Guide Plier Review

Complete with rod racks, fly tying table, and paddle board, is the envy-inspiring Simms bus. The man behind the wheel is Dave Chouinard of Simms Fishing Products. Dave is an avid fly fisherman himself and is extremely passionate about the gear he showcases. In this installment of the Simms Bus Series, we’ll take a closer [...]

How The Abel Super Series Was Revamped For 2017

The Abel Super Series has always been synonymous with success. Its incredibly smooth premium cork drag system’s ability to protect tippet on quick stop and start runs, as well as it’s capability of being cranked down to wear out pelagic brutes, has made the Super Series a favorite of record chasers and hardcore anglers since [...]

Simms G4 Pro Tactical Hip Pack Review

Complete with rod racks, fly tying table, and paddle board, is the envy-inspiring Simms bus. The man behind the wheel is Dave Chouinard of Simms Fishing Products. Dave is an avid fly fisherman himself and is extremely passionate about the gear he showcases. In this installment of the Simms Bus Series, we'll take a closer look [...]