TROUTHUNTER NYLON LEADER
Extruded to exacting standards from the highest quality co-polymers available.
- Extraordinary precision and unparalleled turnover for the most demanding trout angler.
- Camouflage olive tint for low visibility.
- Exclusive U.V. resistant, waterproof packaging ensures that the product is of maximum strength when purchased.
SCOTT TIDAL FLY ROD
Scott has come out with a fly rod that epitomizes value-packed saltwater performance. The Tidal, a mid-priced saltwater series from Scott, sports a caster-friendly blank and some features to be excited about. While the Tidal falls short of the performance of the Meridian, that’s to be expected from a mid-priced rod series. The Tidal is made for flats fishing, tough conditions, and big fish. Scott has succeeded in creating a series that’s powerful, accessible, and highly functional. The Tidal is the epitome of decades of Scott design and craftsmanship. An added bonus: the Tidal is handcrafted from start to finish in Montrose, Co.
DOUGLAS UPSTREAM FLY ROD
The Douglas Upstream is designed to be a rod for small water and small fish. The unique cane-looking rod blank and full cork reel seat give this rod an old-fashioned feel. Underneath its outer shell, however, lies contemporary graphite technology that makes the Upstream one of the best small water fly rods on the market. The Upstream has superb accuracy inside 30 feet and works to protect light tippets. Small dry flies turn over effortlessly and delicately on small creeks to fool wary fish with the Upstream. If you’re looking for your next slow-action short-range dry fly rod, the Upstream is one of the best.
GALVAN RUSH LIGHT FLY REEL
Galvan’s small water freshwater reel series, the Rush Light, combines features of other reels in the Galvan in a lightweight package that’s perfect for backcountry and backyard angling. The drag system on the reel is ultra-smooth and more than strong enough to stop the largest freshwater and even some smaller saltwater fish. The design is intelligently engineered for a balance between durability and performance. The Rush Light is truly one of the best freshwater fly reels on the market, especially in its price range.
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.
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.
FENWICK AETOS FLY ROD
The AETOS is Fenwick’s low-priced do-it-all freshwater fly rod. This rod was designed to be forgiving, caster friendly, and hugely versatile on the water. Fenwick succeeded in creating a rod with performance way above its price range. This rod is accurate at any distance out to 60 feet and one of our favorite trout rods on the market regardless of price. If you’re in the market for a new freshwater fly rod that caters to a wide range of angler ability and works well in any fishing scenario, consider the AETOS.
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.
ROSS EVOLUTION R FLY REEL
The Ross Evolution R combines impeccable engineering with clean aesthetics to produce one of the best trout reels on the market. This reel is lightweight and really strong for stellar freshwater performance. The drag knob offers unique palming capabilities and an incredibly strong drag allows anglers to target any freshwater fish. This reel also has solid retrieval rates and an easy-to-release spool to make it user-friendly and a real fish fighting machine. Ross has been at the top of their freshwater fly reel game for a while now and the Evolution R is sure to prolong their seat atop the throne.