2019 4-weight Shootout

    2019  4-Weight Shootout By George Anderson With comments by the Yellowstone Angler staff        *Note The final results and performance charts on this page are George's [...]
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2018 8-weight Shootout G. Loomis Asquith Best Fly Rod Comparison

  2018 8-Weight Fly Rod Shootout by George and James Anderson  With comments by the Yellowstone Angler Staff           Note* The final results and performance cha[...]
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Best Buy Trout Switch Write-up

It was hard to pick the best economical outfit because the St. Croix Imperial was also excellent and about the same price. One of the things we liked better about the Fenwick Aetos is its lighter swing weight and better[...]
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Ultimate Trout Switch Write-up

The Douglas DXF series has long been a favorite of ours since we saw how well it performed in our 5-weight shootouts.  It has become our favorite mid priced rod, featured in several of our outfits because it's a ser[...]
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Best Buy Trout Spey Write-up

Here is our pick for the best Best-Buy rod and reel combo for swinging flies.    The Orvis Clearwater 12' 5wt. is a powerful rod yet it has a wide, easy-to-load sweet spot and is a great rod to learn spey[...]
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Mid Priced Trout Spey Write-up

      If you’re looking for that high end feel and performance of our ultimate trout spey set up, but don’t want to spend nearly as much as you might spend on a used Honda Accord, take a loo[...]
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The Ultimate Trout Spey Write-up

    If you plan to swing for trout the Sage ONE 12’6” 5wt. Trout Spey is the sweetest rod you can find at ANY price.   This rod is the perfect length for spey casts, insanely light which[...]
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2017 5-weight Trout Switch & Spey Shootout

  Trout Switch and Spey Shootout 17 Two-Handed Rods Reviewed by James Anderson and the Yellowstone Angler    The new G.Loomis IMX Pro in use on the Yellowstone.      Learning to Us[...]
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2017 5-weight Shootout

  2017 5-Weight Shootout by George and James Anderson and the Yellowstone Angler staff             (Click above to read each staff members casting notes and finishi[...]
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2016 Fly Fishing Holiday Wish List

2016 Holiday Wish List Ideas Finding the angler in your life the perfect gift   By the Yellowstone Angler staff  (Click on each staff member's name or photo to read their individual wish lists)   [...]
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Dress For Success

Dress for Success   Fall and winter are just around the corner, that means a few things.  First of all cooler temps are starting to be the norm and as the season progresses it's going to get cooler and cool[...]
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Douglas Sky Fly Rod Review

    George's First Impressions of the Sky    Last year Douglas Introduced their new SKY Rods, we were anxious to get them into the shop and give them a try.  The DXF from Douglas had been our[...]
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2016 6-weight Shootout

  Sweet Sixteen A Comparison of the best 6-weight rods for 2016  By  George Anderson    With comments by James Anderson, Logan Brown, and “JG” Josh Green (Click on their Name[...]
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2016 5-weight Reel Shootout

The 2016 Yellowstone Angler 5/6 Weight Fly Reel Comparison by: James and George Anderson We learned a lot doing our 8-weight reel comparison back in 2014, but in considering and comparing 5/6 reels, however, there a[...]
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2016 8-weight Shootout

  Click Here or the photo above to read the 2018 8 Weight Shootout     A comparison of this year’s best eight-weight fly rods By George Anderson With comments by James Anderson, Capt. Jamie[...]
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2016 5-weight Shootout

  *Note:  Prices have likely changed since this shootout and are no longer valid. Rod warranties and repair policies have also likely changed.  We have left this shootout up as a reference only. &nbs[...]
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2015-5-weight-shootout

A comparison of the year’s best five-weight fly rods. By George Anderson  With comments from James Anderson, Josh Edwards, Logan Brown,and Paul Bloch  (click on each shop guy's name to read[...]
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Tippet Shootout

  Back in 2012 we wrote a tippet shootout for Fly Fisherman Magazine.  Our intent was to post the article on our website soon after but somehow time got the best of us, so.... better late than never?   [...]
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2014 Reel Shootout

  We have wanted to do a Reel Shootout since we started doing fly rod shootouts back in 2005.  Time was our main issue but also the fact that fly rods, by nature, are easier to compare and evaluate.  Whil[...]
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2014 8-weight Shootout

  *Note:  Prices have likely changed since this shootout and are no longer valid. Rod warranties and repair policies have also likely changed.  We have left this shootout up as a reference only. &nbs[...]
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2013 5 Weight Shootout

2013 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shootout A comparison of the year’s best five-weight fly rods. By George Anderson With comments from James Anderson, Josh Edwards, and Paul Bloch (click the[...]
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2013 Wader Shootout

Yellowstone Angler 2013 Wader Shootout by James and George Anderson Intro Welcome to our first ever wader shootout!  Last year, in addition to our normal rod shootouts we conducted a tippet shootout.  Thi[...]
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2012 Four Weight Shootout

     Welcome to our first 4-weight Shootout!   In the past we’ve concentrated on the popular 5-weight and 8-weight rods, and you can read our 2011 reviews - but for tr[...]
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