Snowbee bug fishing rod review


When it comes to fly rods, conventional wisdom says the longer the better. Quite apart from practical things like power and reach, there’s all that weight of history and tradition going right back to 1496 and the old “loop-rods” in … Continue reading


Classic 444 – Clear Creek


The is Cortland line’s extra long, supple tip allows a “natural fly presentation,” giving an eerie sensation as it almost hovers, before resting on the water. This anti-splash characteristic takes some getting used to. The line is very supple and … Continue reading


Sage 2500 Series Drag Reels


The 2500 series are lightweight large arbour reels. They’re made from hard anodized, aerospace grade aluminium and are approximately twenty percent lighter (Sage spec.) than their equivalent sized 3000D counterparts. In the hand this weight reduction is quite discernable. The … Continue reading


Sage VT2 Series Rods


The VT2 range includes rods from a 7′ 9″ to a double-handed 14′ 4″ salmon. All models are four-piece blank construction making them good for travel in the smaller sizes. Finished in blue, the rods are trimmed with black & … Continue reading


Cortland Dyna-tip


Cortland’s Dyna-Tip arrived at FFR’s door in spring ’06, when rather than put it through its paces on the casting pool, the editor decided to take it fishing and make this a field test report. And here it is… finally! … Continue reading