Category Archives: Gear

The Dynamic Duo: Sage Switch Rods for Fly Fishing the Striper Surf

In my years of fly fishing in California, I’ve frequently heard anglers say that there isn’t really any fly fishing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many anglers commit to trout or steelheading (generally 5+ hours away), and there are … Continue reading

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Review: The Patagonia Rio Gallegos Front Zip-Waders

From The Venturing Angler: The new Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders are built for performance. Building upon existing technologies and innovation, Patagonia has made improvements to their Rio Gallegos line with benefits that deserve tremendous praise. I first got a glimpse … Continue reading

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Sage SALT review revisited

The Sage SALT has been with us for about a year now. A year ago, I had the privilege of demoing the rod at the casting club and putting together a review with George Revel of Lost Coast Outfitters. Normally … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Gear Review: RIO Permit Line

From The Venturing Angler: “That line is going to hold you back,” I insisted last week to an angler who let me cast his permit rod. I am generally not one to criticize someone else’s gear, but in this case, … Continue reading

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8 Favorite Pieces of Fly Fishing Gear

1. Sage One Switch Rod -I love this rod. It’s fast enough to hand the surf and bays in the wind, but it has plenty feel and hardly feels like a big rod (in the best ways). I use the … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Gear Review: RIO Switch Chucker Line (The Venturing Angler)

From The Venturing Angler: The two-handed rod craze is now in full swing (pun), and new products that satisfy the appetite of switch and Spey casters are in high demand. For covering big water in all-day casting, many anglers have … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite Pieces of Fly Fishing Gear

1. Scott S4s Rod -I own three of these rods. Fast action but plenty of feel. No overlining or other shenanigans needed. Titanium components better resist corrosion. Click here: Scott S4S 2. Sage Method Switch Rod -For the surf, the … Continue reading

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