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ORVIS® HYDROS SL II REVIEW – PART 1 BY VAGABOND FLY

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Editors’ Note: Part 1 of our review on the Orvis® Hydros SL II Reel is focused on the fishability & versatility of the reel throughout an array of conditions, against several different species and all this after putting it through the hands of several reviewers. In Part 2 we will be …

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GREYS® GR70 SALT 9FT 7WT ROD & GX 900 6/7/8 REEL FRESHWATER REVIEW – PART 1 BY VAGABOND FLY

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CHASING DOWN UNICORNS IN SOUTH AFRICA – THE LARGEMOUTH YELLOWFISH Editors’ Note: Read on and see why we had to eat humble pie and break this freshwater review of the Greys® GR70 Salt 9ft 7wt & GX 900 6/7/8 Reel up into two parts. It will also explain why we …

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3-TAND TF-50 REEL REVIEW BY VAGABOND FLY

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Impressive Engineering Species species species! Conditions conditions conditions! We can honestly say we have not thrown a reel test at more fish & varied conditions than the 3-TAND TF-50. Perhaps we were worried that previous tests on the TF-70 were rose-tinting our judgment or could it be that we already …

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HARDY® ZEPRHUS FWS ROD & ULTRALITE® CADD REEL REVIEW By Vagabond Fly Mag

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MAJESTICALLY SEXY Walking on the banks of a crystal-clear and strong flowing mountain stream deep in the Kwa Zulu-Natal Hartland with the Hardy® Zephrus FWS Rod & Ultralite® 3000 CADD Reel in hand, we started debating what the fly fisher looks for in a premium freshwater outfit. A strong argument …

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GREYS GR50 ROD (9ft 6wt) & GREYS GTS700 REEL (5/6/7) By Vagabond Fly

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Editors’ Note: We are beyond stoked to be working with Pure Fishing (South Africa) on a 12-month long review campaign on the GREYS, HARDY & HODGMAN brands. This review is the first of the GREYS reviews. When Pure Fishing sent the GREYS GR50 9’0”6wt rod paired with a GREYS GTS700 …

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ALLEN FLY FISHING – LOOKING AWESOME IS MANDATORY! By Vagabond Fly

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We’ve always been fanatics of the old adage, “You don’t support a brand, you support the people”. Please, dear reader, before you blow holes through this phrase, hear us out. Sure it’s an easy conviction to follow if the excellence of both their products and personalities are aligned, but all …

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This is not a Review, This is just a Tribute By Pieter Taljaard

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Editors Note : Special thanks to John Zerihoun for the pictures of my trophies Since the inception of Vagabond Fly Mag we have attempted to network with, meet and have the odd braai (barbeque) with as many professional fly fishers and guides as possible to discuss all matters gear/tackle related. …

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