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To preface, I truly believe a high-end nymph rod is a must-have if you want to elevate and really excel in your nymph game. All nymph rods are great at any point in your fishing career, but the amount of innovation and quality built into these rods far surpasses mid-lower end rods.  With that, Hardy has introduced a game-changer from their top-tier brand. I've always loved the Hardy brand, and own a few of their rods, but I've never thought of them as someone to stir up the nymph rod game. I've used the Hardy Ultralite LL 10'8" 3w for over 20 outings,...

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In this week's article, we'll kick off some video tying tutorials. One of my favorite recent patterns is the Purple France Fly - so we'll roll with that. This fly and all of its variations is my absolute favorite pattern - "if you could choose one pattern for the rest of your life..." yeah it'd be a france fly. Here goes nothin' Thanks for watching, let us know what you think, and if you have any suggestions for future videos, that'd be rad. - Nick Meloy

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Written by: Rich Ferarra   A landing net, specifically a large competition-style landing net is one of the most important pieces of equipment I own and I never fish without one. A large net makes landing fish so much faster and easier, especially in conjunction with barbless hooks. More often than not the fish kick the flies out without touching them once they’re in the net. Nets come in all shapes and sizes and range in price from $10 to upwards of nearly $300. Any net is better than no net but I prefer a net with a large hoop...

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