Lamson Cobalt Saltwater Fly Reel Review

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The Lamson Cobalt is a big game fly reel with a pedigree. I’ll be honest, I’ve always thought of Lamson as a trout reel company. I don’t mean that to be dismissive, but I think of them as making great trout reels and, for saltwater reels,...



Loon UV Infiniti Light Video Review

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By Bob Reece The ease of working with UV resins is largely determined by the quality of light that is applied to cure them. As an Umpqua fly designer and guide, I spend a large amount of time throughout the year behind the vise. ...



A Backpack For All Your Adventures

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By Justin Pickett Recently I’ve been toting my gear around in Fishpond’s Thunderhead Backpack. It’s not something I carry on the water every day, but if I’m going to be far and away from my vehicle (or civilization) for a day or two, then it’s going...



Umpqua Pro Guide Fly Boxes

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By Bob Reece Between my guiding and personal days I spend an extensive amount of time each year on the water. Throughout these adventures there is nothing that disheartens me more than losing flies or a fly box. Whether tied or purchased my...



The Stickman T-7: Return of the 7 Weight

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The 7 Weight is the middle child of fly fishing. A 7 weight fly rod is the most versatile tool in the fly anglers box. The number of species and techniques that are perfect for the 7 weight is staggering, and yet this versatile rod is...