Win a 6-Weight H3 in Our “Best of 2017” Photo Contest!


The 9-foot 6-weight is the latest addition to the lineup, and it's available in both D (distance) and F (feel) models.

On Saturday, Vermont's regular trout season ended, which means that everyone around here is slightly depressed and is reliving the highlights of their year on the water. To make ourselves . . .

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Pro Tip: Cleaning and Storing Your Gear for the Off-Season


Always make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and lubing your reels.
Photo via orvis.com

It's the final day of Vermont's open trout season, and since many other states also close for spawning and winter, it seems appropriate to post this primer for how to ensure that your gear is ready to go next time you hit the water, which may be months away.

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Video: Hank Patterson Reviews a Vital Casting Tool

Hank Patterson is back with another great review. He simply loves free stuff, so Hank called Tom Rosenbauer for a handout . . um . . . I mean product to review. So we sent him one. . . .

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Win a “Citron” Hydros SL Reel in Our Latest Giveaway!


The color give Hydros SL lover a new option and a way to spice-up their rigs.

Fishing season is still not quite up to speed here in Vermont, as high water and frigid temperatures have delayed hatches and made the trout pretty sluggish. To help build anticipation for better . . .

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Tuesday Tip: A Good Checklist Can Protect You from Your Own Stupidity

Written by: Robert Morselli


You don't want to forget your rod and end up like this guy, fishing with a hot dog fork (story here).
Photo by Bryan Eldredge

The first time, I took along the correct rods, but wrong reels and lines. Real smart, I know. Yes, I fished, but felt like a complete dope the entire day. The second time, I arrived at my. . .

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