I wouldn’t call myself a gear junkie, but I do like using quality gear.
Frustrated by mostly superficial sales-oriented reviews of products I was interested in, I began doing in depth and long term reviews of the products I’m using - or wanted to test and know more about.
I spend much time researching and testing fishing gear and fly tying materials, and share my findings to assist others with making suitable purchases.
My approach is to test a product against objective criteria.
As aesthetic appeal is often personal, I mostly try to state my preferences and biases.
My reviews are completely independent, I am not sponsored by any manufacturer, distributor or agent.
The following items are no longer available from the manufacturers, so we've taken my reviews offline - although earlier cached pages may still be found in a Google Search :
Hardy Zenith 9 ft 5 wt fly rod
Nautilus FWX 5/6 fly reel
Scott S4S 9wt fly rod