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Gear Reviews & Field Tests

Guide Tested

Have you ever noticed how every field test you read in magazines has nothing but good things to say about a product?

We all know that even great rods have their strengths and weaknesses. Certain fly lines perform incredibly on slow action rods, but are terrible on fast rods. Wading boots that feel fine casting for little trout out of a drift boat may kill your feet after standing ten hours in a boulder filled steelhead river. Bottom line: Not all gear is created equally. More to the point, a lot of gear works great for some applications, but not all applications. Letís face it, fly fishing is an expensive sport. If youíre going to spend a good chunk of change on a new outfit, wouldnít it be nice to know what the products strengths and weaknesses are.

Sage ONE 7116-4 Switch Rod Review

Tom LarimerLarimer Outfitters
Sage graciously sent me a number of the new ONE Spey and Switch rods for the filming of Skagit Master 4 in the Great Lakes. One of my favorite rods in the bunch was the ONE 7116-4 Switch rod. It was perfect for fishing the small to medium steelhead rivers in the Midwest. Since then, Iíve had a chance to fish the ONE on a number of different West Coast Rivers. [read more -]


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