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Why Sage Reels Rule

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Guts. Glory. Sage Disc Drag Reels.

Fly reels, like many other things, are not created equal. So what makes one brand of fly reels substantially better than another? One word: reliability! Fly reels are all pretty simple devices, but many are not very reliable. In many cases, reliability takes a long time to prove, or disprove.

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Sage Reels

My first was a 3600D, which would have been equivalent in size to the 6212 reels made today.

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Berry's Fish Mover

Berry's Fish Mover is an effective fly for steelhead that is offered in two colors: Orange and Blue.

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Fluoroflex Plus Tippet


Popularized in the British Isles for Atlantic Salmon as a way to construct big flies for use with small treble hooks, Waddington Shanks have found favor among Northwest Steelhead anglers as well. In the Pacific Northwest fly fishers tend to shun treble hooks in favor of small singles.

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The Fly Fishing Shop's huge selection of fly tying material and tools

Fly Tying Scissors

Several sizes and styles of scissors should be in every fly tyer's box. We have the largest selection of quality scissors on the market.

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