From tying materials to apparel to tackle, our annual roundup of the best new gear for getting Canadian fly anglers in on the action
Best Fly Rod
Sage’s exceptional new R8 Core rod series uses a proprietary aerospace composite for a stiffer, stronger backbone with a more sensitive tip. With this versatility, these rods fish dries, nymphs and streamers equally well. The line includes 19 models, from 3- to 9-weight, with lengths ranging from eight feet six inches up to 10 feet. One rod designer describes the R8 rods as a combination of science and art. After casting one, I know exactly what he means.