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Fly Fishing Gear Reviews

I wouldn't call myself a gear junkie but I do like using quality gear.

Frustrated by sometimes superficial sales-oriented reviews of fishing gear I was interested in buying, I began doing detailed reviews of gear I was either using or had managed to loan for long enough to do a decent testing.


I later included long-term reviews of products I had used for several years.


Long-term reviews usually provide additional insight based on greater familiarity as well as information on durability.


My reviews are independent, I am not sponsored by any manufacturer, distributor or agent.


I publish reviews of products I like and believe are worth purchasing - and I only manage to test a very small fraction of the vast variety of gear out there.


While many of the products I review I've purchased beforehand, I'm grateful to those tackle distributers who've kindly loaned me gear to test.


I love researching and writing about fishing gear, and I hope the reviews on this page help guide others in making worthwhile choices.

See reviews :

+   Scientific Anglers 5wt Amplitude Infinity, Smooth Infinity and MPX Review

+   Scientific Anglers Skagit Lite review

+   Rio Replacement Tips for Trout Spey review

+   Danielsson Fly Reels long term reviews

+   Airflo Skagit Scout review

+   TFO BVK fly rod review - Intro

+   TFO BVK fly rod review - 5 wt

+   TFO BVK fly rod review - 7wt

+   TFO BVK fly rod review - 8wt & 9wt

+   Loomis NRX fly rod review - 9wt

+   Fishing the Loomis NRX fly rod - 9wt

+   Choosing a fly reel for a 9wt fly rod

+   Stonfo Kaiman vise review

+   Stonfo Elite fly tying tools review

+   Riverworks X-series wading boot review

+   Scott Radian 5 wt fly rod review

+   Airflo Tracker and Dash fly lines review

+   Sage X-597 fly rod review

+   Sage Trout Spey HD 4113-4 4wt rod review

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