Tackle Week 2020: The year’s best new fly-fishing gear


The year’s top new fly rods, reels, lines, fly-tying materials and accessories for fly fishing in Canada

Also interested in the latest conventional tackle? Check out 2019’s best new lures, rods and reels and accessories. And for the complete fishing gear round-up, see our epic omnibus story: 2020’s Top New Tackle.

Best leaders



Using its new Absolute material, which is designed to reduce water absorption while maintaining suppleness, Scientific Anglers has produced a new line of mono and fluorocarbon tapered leaders for specific applications. The line includes leaders for trout, steelhead, bass, bonefish and other species, as well as leaders for specific tactics, including Euro-nymphing, streamer fishing and making stealthy trout presentations.

Learn more: Scientific Anglers, 1-866-587-6747; www.scientificanglers.com