Gear Review: Sage Xi3 990-4 Fly Rod

By: Jun 14, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I must start off by admitting that when it comes to fly rods, I have always preferred something with a more moderate action.  So when I packed up a 9wt. Xi3 for my trip to Bolivia, I was a bit hesitant that the rod would be a bit too fast for my liking.

Gear Review: Lamson Velocity 2 Reel

By: May 23, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Velocity is the true workhorse on the Lamson line. The Velocity is Lamson's lowest priced reel that still retains all of the key features that make Lamson one of the best reel lines on the market.

Gear Review: Loon Outdoors UV Knot Sense

By: May 21, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Loon Outdoors UV Knot Sense is a must have product when you head out to the river.  Besides using it on just about every large knot I tie, here is a list of things I've used it for: ·       I've fixed pin hole leaks in my waders. ·       Re-attached a felt sole to the bottom of my buddies Patagonia wading boot. ·       I've snipped off the heads of...

Gear Review: Kelly Galloup’s Sex Dungeon Streamer

By: May 20, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When I presented this fly into any soft pocket or back eddy along the far bank, fish literally did cartwheels trying to track this thing down.

Gear Review: Renzetti Traveler 2200 Series Vise

By: May 20, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Having tied on this vise for the last three years, I can say that, without a doubt, it is the most capable and versatile vise I have ever tied on.

Gear Review: Airflo Ridge Clear Tactical Fly Line

By: May 19, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Weird.  That was my first initial response when I was spooling my sample of Airflo's Clear Tactical WF4F line onto my reel.  Cool.  That was probably my second response as I fished it for the first time late last fall on the S. Platte River in Eleven Mile Canyon.

Gear Review: Scientific Anglers Sharkskin GPX Fly Line

By: May 18, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
A good line, but not for me.