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Product Reviews

  • The Magalloway Fly Rod Review/Maine Fly Company
    I had been looking for a new fly rod to add to my arsenal that could handle some heavier nymph rigs and streamers better than some of my other fly rods I had been talking to my friend Mike Watts, Publisher at Riversandfeathers.com, about the possibility of a new fly rod purchase and he suggested…
  • A review of Maine Fly Company “Small Batch” Rods
    On a recent trip to Maine, I had the opportunity to drop by the Maine Fly Company (https://maineflyco.com/) and spend some time with the founder, Jeff Davis. With a brief introduction and tour, I listened to the story of how Maine Fly Company began, and what impact his father had on its beginnings. Jeff explained…
  • Simms G-3 Guide waders Riparian Camo-Stocking Foot
    I purchased these waders last fall with great expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. The 4-layer Gore-Tex in the seat and legs seems to provide more strength, reinforcement, and support, while the 3-layer Gore-Tex upper portion allowed for easier maneuverability and wading. The waders are comfortable when wearing them all day and I feel that the lighter…
  • Orvis Helios 5 wt SF Review
    The Helios SF 5 wt. fly rod is a pure joy to fish with. I have ardently fished faster action rods during the last few years but decided it was time to progress to a more relaxed casting stroke.
  • AirFlo Poly Leader Plus Floating Review
    The leader is the connection between the fly line and the fly. A good leader/ formula is an integral part in the overall castability and accuracy of the fly line.