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Every string to your bow – Connected by Scientific Anglers

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What we knew for a fact before we departed for the Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina was the following: It was at the end of 26-grueling-hours of traveling from Johannesburg to Sao Paolo, then on to Buenos Aires and then a final leg down to the town of Rio …

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REVIEW : SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS KNOT 2 KINKY WIRE

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By Vagabond Fly In July, during the 2016 rendition of the International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) tradeshow we stepped onto the Scientific Anglers booth and received a welcome liken to long-lost family showing up for Sunday lunch. Yeah, maybe biased, but we also think we are rad guys and would be happy …

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Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX Fly Line Review

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Mastery Presentation Taper MPX stands for Mastery Presentation Taper: that’s a pretty bold statement! The team at Scientific Anglers also call it the best all-round fly line they have ever made. Another bold statement! Even more so when you consider that the MPX is by & large replacing the discontinued …

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RIO GOLD & InTOUCH RIO GOLD – The Devil is in the Detail

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Editors’ Note: For the confines of this specific article, referring to freshwater fish/species, I include those you could realistically target with 3 – 6wt outfits. No, staying attached to a leviathan with your toothpick until one gives in is not ‘taming the beast’. I apologise upfront for mentioning the reviewed lines, in …

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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS SONAR TITAN BIG WATER TAPER By Vagabond Fly

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YOUR SALTWATER WINCH Heading off to Alphonse Island we were forewarned about the sheer brutality and un-distilled raw power that a GT can enforce. Like most, we immediately turned our focus and gear prep to the rods, reels, amount of backing and flies we would use to tame these savage …

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SHALLOW WATER BONES – CASTING AT SHADOWS ON THE MOON By Pieter Taljaard

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Editors’ Note: Unlike our technical gear review articles, our first review of Scott’s Meridian Rods and Scientific Anglers’ Mastery Bonefish Lines is all about why we actually purchase gear – the fishing! In a lifestyle piece, we set the scene first before we get into our actual verdict. The skiff …

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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS’ SONAR SALTWATER INTERMEDIATE By Vagabond Fly

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After being introduced to Scientific Anglers’ new range of sinking lines, SONAR, during this year’s IFTD expo we saw it as a blessing in disguise when we received the call just before we hit the road for a hosted Tigerfish trip that Intermediate lines were a non-negotiable. The fish were …

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