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The good kind of drag

Reel Deal: Five Best Fly Reels

In fly fishing, the rod is the rock star. It gets all the attention when you’re bragging about the big one from your last trip. On the other hand, reels are the unsung heroes. They’re the ones that make the sweet music (they really do – listen to a big fish running against one sometime), the ones that make catching big fish possible. We round up our five favorites.

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Tackling your essential tackle

Kit: Learning to Fly Fish

If we’ve done our job, you’re inspired to do some fly fishing. Good on you, sir. All that stands in your way is a lot of practice, some really smart fish, and an utter lack of the necessary equipment. All three of those things are daunting. We tackle the last part with our all-inclusive, affordable fly fishing kit.

A special thanks to Urban Angler Ltd, NYC's premier fly fishing shop, for helping us procure some of this kit's gear. If you're in New York and need to stock up for your Central Park pond kit, or you just need to talk fishing, visit their store in Midtown Manhattan.
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It all starts here

A Beginner Fly Fisherman’s Primer

So you watched A River Runs Through It on cable the other night and, your brother’s gambling issues aside, you’ve decided to try fly fishing. What do you need? Well, you could start with just a hardware store rod, reel & line, a few flies in a plastic box, and some clothes you don’t mind trashing. But you’ll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have some decent gear in hand. Lucky you — we’ve got everything you need right here.