Fish&Fly's new Features Editor - Henry Giles, joined Spey casting guru Ian Gordon of Hardy's and other double-handed rod enthusiasts from Farlows down at Putney on the Thames this past weekend to test out the new Hardy Zenith double-handed fly rod range under the watchful eye of the AAPGAI expert and is impressed. ... Full story
Having a fly rod that breaks down into 7 pieces is great for both travelling and to keep as a spare rod in the car for that unforseen fly fishing opportunity or as a back-up rod. With increasing blank technology and a wide range of pricing on fly rods, we look at a very affordable option from Flextec - their Nomad Traveller Fly Rod. ... Full story
Throughout this series, I have tried to bring a glimpse of what is going on at the frontier of fly fishing for trout & grayling, though have not really explored other developments, such as fly fishing for other species and, notably, salt water. I do very little of the latter and there are far more experienced fly fishers in these areas to broadcast what is going on. ... Full story
Pure Fishing, Inc. were named overall “Best of Show” winner at the ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase thanks to their new Berkley Nanofil fishing line with newcomer Driftpac along with Temple Fork Outfitters and G Loomis taking top spots in the Fly Fishing categories. ... Full story
Scott Fly Rods let their friends Ben and Travis of Felt Soul Media poke around the factory for a couple days to see what they'd come up with. As usual, they were totally disappointed with the outcome and have encouraged them to "get a real job." "We appreciate the effort guys, but it seems you can't even afford a camera that films in color." ... Full story
Mark Richens just bought legendary rodmaker Thomas & Thomas, rescuing it from what has been a fairly public decline. But with a background in successfully managing start-ups, an appreciation for the importance of keeping the racks full, and a hearty sense of the company's history, the future is obviously bright. ... Full story
The history of one of the worlds great fishing tackle innovators and manufacturers, Hardys of Alnwick.