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Night of the Hex

Night of the Hex 350Robert Thompson has turned a new film called "Night of the Hex".   This video captures the passion and madness of Midwest Hex fishing.   This hatch that drives so many of us nuts is captured in a unique way and will make you long for a hot sticky night...Ummm in June.  Some of the video was shot on one of the outings during Troutapoloza, so you may see some familiar faces.

You can see the Trailer of the video and order your own copy of the DVD at...
Night of the Hex

River Beast 06Review: River Beast Fly Rod

Model: Stalker 5wt. 4 pc.

When I received this rod, the first thing I noticed was that the rod tube is square. What a great idea, this rod tube is not going to roll away on you when you set it down, and it's not going to roll around the back of your truck and get lost.

The rod is a fine piece of work, the reel seat has a beautiful burl wood center and handsome looking hardware.  The cork handle is just the right size and is capped off with a metal winding check and hook keep.  The blank is blue in color and has a nice finish, with white dots on each section to help you line up each section of the rod.  Also each section of the rod has the length and weight marked, which could come in handy.  The stripping guides are anodize in a cool blue color that matches the blank. The other guides are double foot chrome and are sized right for a shooting line.

Fishing with this rod is a pleasure, it's light weight and nicely balanced.  The rod cast like a dream.  It's a fast action rod that can present a dry fly on target with a delicate touch,  but the rod is also at home casting bigger flies that demand more power.

River Beast 02 550x413Pros: Light, responsive, balanced blank. Topnotch manufacturing, materials and hardware. Rates high on the quality/price scale. Excellent for trout and light smallmouth.

Con: Cosmetic defect on the label.  (The manufacture said this will be fixed on all new rods.)


Steve Heuser
FlyFishingWis.comRiver Beast 01



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