Ben Kepka

Hey, I'm Ben, a fly fisherman for over 20 years and also an aspiring blogger. I've been into fly fishing since my graduation from spin fishing when I was 12 years old. I started to help introduce as many people into this amazing sport. Tight lines everyone! You can read more on our about page here.

best fly reels

The 13 Best Fly Reels in 2023 – Buyers Guide

We spoke with a number of fishing guides, read countless online reviews and even picked up a couple of reels for some in-depth reviews a little further down the track. Here are the top picks for the best fly reels available today.

redington path review

Redington Path Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

In this Redington Path Review we run through one of the most affordable fast action rods on the market. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide on everything you need to know about the Redington Path II combo.

orvis clearwater review

Orvis Clearwater Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

In this Orvis Clearwater Review we test the performance of the signature entry-level series from Orvis to determine if it is the best beginner / backup rod. We also have a review of the Orvis Helios 3 if you’re looking for a more premium fly rod.

Sage ESN Review

Sage ESN Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

The new Sage ESN fly rod is an excellent choice for any tight line nymphing angler. In this Sage ESN review we look at their euro nymphing rod – sensitivity, accuracy, the latest technology, and more.

best 8 weight fly rods

Best 8 Weight Fly Rods of 2023

Choosing the best 8 weight fly rod can be challenging. But this guide will help you select the best one for you as we feature 10 of the best 8 weight fly rod currently on the market.

Orvis Clearwater Review

Orvis Clearwater Fly Reel Review in 2023

In this orvis clearwater fly reel review, we’ll be examining the Orvis Clearwater large arbor reel. does it live up to its reputation? How does this diecast reel compare to a machined reel? We’ll answer all your questions in our detailed Clearwater reel review!

echo ion review

Echo Ion Reel Review in 2023 – Fly Reels

Echo Ion Fly Reel is a superb low-cost fly reel can easily compare against premium reels thanks to the close attention to detail and smart design from the folks at Echo. Let’s take a look at this Echo Ion fly reel review and see what it has to offer!

Redington Butter Stick Review

Redington Butter Stick Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

If you enjoy the retro lifestyle and the feeling that all your fish are big then the the butter Stick is for you. In this review, we will look at the Butter Stick rod with its retro-appearance and the skill levels required to effectively cast the Butter Stick.

orvis recon review

Orvis Recon Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

Orvis is one of the biggest names in fly fishing rod. They make some of the finest fly fishing gear on the market. In this Orvis Recon review we’ll take a closer look at every aspect of this rod and how it compares to other popular rods.

orvis helios 3 review

Orvis Helios 3 Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

In recent years, most new premium rods have been designed to maximize distance and line speed. We like to keep you up to date on reviews so we’ve reviewed the Helios III here for you, to see if it truly stands up to the hype.

sage motive review

Sage Motive Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

If you’re looking for a sturdy rod for saltwater fly fishing, you need to check out the Sage Motive. Here’s our in-depth review Sage Motive fly rod so you can decide whether it’s the right rod for you!

fenwick aetos review

Fenwick Aetos Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

In this Fenwick Aetos Review we test the performance of the signature series from Fenwick. You’ll find everything you need to know right here in this Fenwick Aetos review so you can decide if this is the rod for you.

sage foundation review

Sage Foundation Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

We are a huge fan of Sage fly rods and we love that Sage are making fly fishing more accessible to a wider range of anglers. Here’s our detailed review of the Sage Foundation fly rod series, so you can find out if this is the right rod for you!

sage x review

Sage X Review in 2023 – Fly Rods

Sage has harnessed all those decades of fly fishing expertise to come up with the Sage X fly rod. In this Sage X review we’ll show you the rod’s best features, pros and cons and more.

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