TROUTHUNTER FLUOROCARBON TIPPET
The best performing Fluorocarbon on the market.
- Superb knot strength and abrasion resistance.
- Nearly invisible due to low refractive index.
- 50 meter spools afford anglers superior material at a low per meter price.
- Proprietary misty gray polycarbonate large arbor spool. Designed for low material memory and easy handling in a stackable, compact, durable design.
- Premium rubber, water repellant tippet tender. Unique colors for each diameter.
- NEW Big Game sizes 0/3X, 0/2X, and 0/1X (available in 25 meter spools only)
RIO OUTBOUND SHORT SHOOTING HEAD FLY LINE
Powerful, Easy Casting Shooting Heads That Make Long Distance Casts Simple. RIO‘s shooting heads are based on the popularOutBound Short lines, and are designed to castvery long distances. The front loaded weightdistribution quickly loads a rod, while the uniquestep down taper at the back allows for verylong flight times and easy distance. The headsare built two sizes above the AFTM standardto correctly load modern rods – anglers do notneed to step up a line size when choosing a linefor their rod, as this is done in the design. Eachhead has an EasyID loop at the back end forquick recognition.RIO recommends attaching the following headsizes to these shooting lines sizes:ST7 to ST8 – 0.024”/0.026” shooting line, or25lb SlickShooter/GripShooterST8 to ST10 – 0.030”/0.032” shooting line or35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
TFO PRO II FLY ROD
The TFO Pro 2 series is as versatile a series as it is a rod. With rod models that accommodate any style of angling, from 2wt through 10wt, TFO has truly built a series that has a rod for every situation. These rods are also caster friendly, forgiving, and hugely versatile on the water which makes them a fantastic rod for the novice angler. If you’re looking for an affordable fly rod that’ll help you progress as an angler, look no further.
NAUTILUS NV-MONSTER FLY REEL
The Nautilus >NV- Monster, the largest version of the >NV–G series, comes in one size and one size only. This reel is designed for the monsters of the sea, hence the name. If you’re after Tarpon, Giant Trevally, or any other large saltwater species, this reel is made for you. A fully-sealed cork carbon disc drag will help wrangle predatory fish and an ultra-large arbor will help reel them in as quick as possible. This reel has a slew of features that make it one of the most capable big game, bluewater reels on the market.
GALVAN TORQUE FLY REEL
The Torque is Galvan’s premier reel series, a series that’s versatile and high-performing. Trademark Galvan engineering includes 6061 Aluminum, a powerful Torque Drag System, T2 anodizing and more. This reel is great for anglers who fish both freshwater and saltwater and is a great tool for stopping large fish and balancing a variety of fly rods. The Torque oozes modern fly reel architecture and Galvan has designed the Torque to be one of the best fly reel options on the market.
SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS AMPLITUDE MPX FLY LINE
Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX may be our favorite all-around trout line for fast-action rods. If you’ve watched any of our fly rod reviews, you’ve probably seen us casting the Amplitude MPX. This line was made to replace the GPX, SA’s previous iteration of a do-it-all trout line. The MPX features more mass toward the front of the head, however, and allows anglers to access distance casting capabilities without sacrificing finesse. If you’re looking for a versatile line to properly load your fast-action freshwater fly rod, you’ve come to the right place.
DOUGLAS DXF FLY ROD
The DXF may be the most versatile mid-priced rod series on the market today. Douglas has made the DXF in nearly every rod model from single-hand trout rods to nymph-specific models, two-handed models, and more. These rods combine fast action performance with efficient blank taper technology to create a rod that is powerful and efficient in nearly every angling scenario. Douglas has accomplished what many rod manufacturers have set out to achieve: a well-rounded series that includes a rod for any angler.
REDINGTON CLASSIC TROUT FLY ROD
The Classic Trout is Redington’s mid-priced moderate action trout rod. The CT is perfect for spring creeks, small streams, and even some drift boat fishing on larger tailwater fisheries. The rod’s medium-action makes delicate presentations at close-range a breeze and the rod’s functional componentry make the CT one of the best dry fly rods in its price range. If you’re a novice dry fly angler looking to take your game to the next level, the Redington Classic Trout is one of the best in the entry-level price range.
ORVIS BATTENKILL FLY REEL
- Battenkill I for line weights 1-3, 2.8 oz., 2¾” diameter
- Battenkill II for line weights 3-5, 2.9 oz., 3″ diameter
- Battenkill III for line weights 5-7, 3.2 oz., 3¼” diameter
- Battenkill IV for line weights 7-9, 8.5 oz., 3¾” diameter
- Battenkill V for line weights 9-11, 9.5 oz., 4″ diameter
The Orvis Battenkill click-and-pawl reels are a ‘minimalist’s dream’. These reels are made to provide the angler with a pure connection to the fish; not huge drag system or flashy design. These reels are traditional, classic, and ultralight. Made for the enthusiastic trout angler, the Battenkill keeps small-reel functionality without adding unnecessary design features that increase weight. While the reel is old-fashioned, it’s also contemporarily durable and is finished and built using top-notch fly reel technology. Orvis has always been progressive yet traditional and the Battenkill is a prime example of that history.