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Product Reviews

Welcome to our brand new feature – the Sportfish Team Test! In this team test Allan Shephard, Austin Weldon and Tom Festing review the new Sage Circa fly rod! It’s unusual for a rod manufacturer to design a fly rod with an action specifically tuned to the requirements of a small river trout fisherman. Find out what the guys had to say and our important team test score!

A cold start to spring has changed the fishing routine for the Easter holiday – but don’t worry the fish are still there and feeding hard! Check out our latest video in this post and see how trout expert Jonathan Tomlinson tackles a short session on Haywards Farm Lake – right next to our Reading store – armed with his trusty Sage ONE fly rod.

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Guideline Fario

The Guideline Fario is a beauty.  Promoting power from the butt section with a soft and forgiving tip allows for accurate delivery of flies against a breeze while protecting those fragile tippets on the strike.  Its forgiving action allows for easy casting with plenty of power in reserve when needed.

You could argue that Thames Water’s Farmoor reservoir complex is not the most attractive fishery in southern England. There are two reservoirs to choose from Farmoor 1 and Farmoor 2 . Farmoor 1 is a catch and release fishery – a huge bag of fish is often possible on this fishery and the average size is good. I have never fished 1 from a boat and generally fish from the bank at medium range with buzzers.