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  1. The Redington butterstick has been one of the leading glass rods out on the market. It always had decent sales compared to other brands rods, and it always was pretty good. However they changed it this year, and I believe they hit it out of the park! Absolutely one of my favorite rods for fishing small creeks and streams. So, generally with glass rods you loose accuracy, distance, and generally get a heavier rod. Not so with this new butterstick. This is hands down the most accurate rod at shorter distances I have ever used. Now being glass you still arent going to get a rod that will cast 100 feet with ease, but you are getting a rod that can cast further than most glass rods out on the market. And surprisingly this is very light weight, with a super light swing weight. I mean, there isn't a rod out there that I think would do better within 30 feet, casting small dry flies and nymphs than this rod. For small creek fishing around my area, I would rather have this rod than a $900 sage x, Scott Radian, or Orvis Helios 3. And that is saying a lot since they are all very excellent rods! And this is only $250 which is a whole lot cheaper. So what this rod can do is cast accurately, with a light swing weight at shorter distances. All for a pretty good price at just $250. It is great for dry fly fishing and smaller nymph rigs. Their lineup while somewhat limited, does have in my opinion perfect lengths for each weight they offer. It is also very durable, and very unlikely to break on you. What this rod doesn't do is cast large streamers or poppers, any fly with weight, or long distance casting of any sort. This is not a rod that is going to bomb a stimulator 100 feet across a large river to a rising trout. For that, stick with a rod like the Sage X.
  2. For the past year, I have been using the Anvil Atlas vice. While overall its a great vice for the money, there are a few things I have found that bug me a bit. I will go over all that I found while using this vice over the past year. Both the bad and the good. You can make the decision on whether you want to buy it or not. I discuss the jaws, the rotary feature, angle of the vice, pedestal base, and more.
  3. Im no expert and this is my first full rotary vise. I have played with a few other than this one, and I personally found this one to be the best for what I needed. I am in no way coming down on other vises, except for stating my opinion. I could be wrong on some things with this review, but again I'm not an expert and only stating what I see, and my opinion as the owner of this vise. Now that I am done with that... Take a look at the review below... Click the link to see the full review with pictures on my site. If you are like me, you dont have the money to buy one of each vise on the market and test them out for the best one. With some manufacuturors charging upwards of $500+ for their flagship vise, its hard to even aford one vise, let alone multiple. I recently was on the lookout for a new vise, one with a full rotary feature, and also for a good price.... Read more - Anvil Atlas Fly Tying Vise Review Anvil Atlas Fly Tying Vise Review
  4. Hey, check out this review on the Sage Method! I picked up one of these rods a short time ago. My flavor is a 6wt and 9’ rod. I was hearing great things from online sources and from friends. I even got to use a friends for a short trip before purchasing. Now that I have had it a few months, and taken it on multiple types of trips I have decided to write a short review of the rod. Read more.... http://www.mcflyangler.com/sage-method-review
  5. Just got my Wolff Industries Anvil Atlas in the mail. So I thought I would do an unboxing video. Not a bad vice for $129.99. I am quite happy with it. Check out the video below if you are interested. I sorta did a review on it, however I hadn't tied with it yet. I have since and will say that it works great. But the review is just an initial view review. Talking about the construction. http://www.mcflyangler.com/anvil-atlas
  6. UV Curing resins are the way of the future for fly tying epoxy. They are much quicker and easier to use. No more mixing, no more trying to hurry before curing, and no more of those terrible drying wheels. These curing resins make epoxying so much easier. Just zap with a UV light, and its done. Solarez was actually the inventor of UV resin. They originally made it for surf boards, and have moved into products designed for fly tying, among many other applications. They currently have 4 formulas specialized for fly tying. The Thin Hard formula is great for penetrating thread wraps and fibers. Also great for applying eyes and thin coats over bodies. The Thick Hard formula is great for building bug bodies and when you need a thicker and slower formula. The Flex formula is really great for repairing waders, and building bodies that need to "flex" or bend without the formula cracking. I also use this for some knots to keep their strength and to smooth them out. The most recent formula they came out with is bone dry. This cures super hard, and very quickly. It also comes with a brush applicator and is great for use as head cement.
  7. I just wanted to post some photos of some work I did last spring. I wanted to write a quick review of how they did last year, but something came up. I will update this as soon as I can.
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