The Douglas SKY Fly-Rod Review

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Over the past handful of weeks I’ve been trying out a pretty awesome new stick that will be the new flagship offering from Douglas Outdoors. “Who is Douglas Outdoors?” is usually the raised-brow response I get when I mention their name. Not everyone has yet to...

Sage Bolt Rocks My Streamer Box

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By Louis Cahill I've been fishing a new Sage Bolt 8 weight for the last month and it has surprised me. It's not unusual for me to read reviews of a fly rod, even the ones written by people I respect, and wonder if we've been fishing...

Saturday Shoutout / Deeter on Rod Reviews

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If you ever plan to buy a fly rod you should read this first. I've written my share of rod reviews. I've recommended rods I love and tried to be clear about the virtues and shortcomings of each. I've been praised, blasted, questioned and on occasion...

Cool New Rods And Reels From Orvis

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Orvis has really stepped up their game the last few years. This year Orvis is introducing some cool specialty rods including new fiberglass and super cool 7'11" Recon. The 7/11 is amazingly powerful and capable of easily making laser tight loops, due to its shorter length....

The Orvis Helios 2 One Piece, Not What I Expected

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The Helios 2 is one of my favorite rods of the last few years. I fish the H-2 in a couple of different weights, for a couple of different types of fly fishing. The 9' 4 weight has become my go-to dry fly rod and all-around...