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Patagonia recycles 10 million plastic bottles for new travel bag

Each new Black Hole travel bag from Patagonia incorporates some of the 10 million recycled plastic bottles used in this year’s model, meaning you can own tough gear that lasts and help keep waste out of landfills. Every Black Hole bag is incredibly durable, water resistant and backed by Patagonia’s Ironclad Guarantee. “Our Black Hole … Read more

Simms introduces two new wader models for women

Women’s interest and involvement in the sport of fishing is growing and becoming more of a focus in the industry. Simms announced last week the introduction of the new Women’s G3 Guide Z Stockingfoot and Women’s Freestone Z Stockingfoot waders. These women-specific waders are made for women, by women who fish. The new designs feature a TiZip waterproof side zipper for … Read more

Three fly-fishing knots everyone should know

Line to leader. Leader to tippet. Tippet to fly. If you can learn the three simple connecting knots for rigging your fly-fishing outfit, you can hit the water in almost any situation. The folks at Gear Junkie and Denver Outfitters teamed up to produce the super-helpful video above. It shows just how easy the knots … Read more

On second glance

A scenic shot of a trout stream.

A fairly average-looking run on a stream. Or is it? I’d been fishing a small native cutthroat trout stream in eastern Idaho, and came upon what, at first blush, looked to be a fairly featureless stretch of stream. But, as I got closer, I noticed a few things. The long “slick,” as I’ve taken to … Read more

Costa wins award for women’s sunglasses

When our friends do well, we at TU do well, too. Our friends at Costa Sunglasses were awarded the Best Eyewear designation at this year International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show in Orlando for the company’s new WaterWoman line of polarized sunglasses. From Costa’s press release on the big win: “Designed for the … Read more

Hopper-dropper fishing

With terrestrial season coming on strong throughout the country, it’s an obvious time to start flinging a hopper-dropper rig. But what’s the best way to do it? What knots make the most sense? How far below the high-floating hopper should the “dropper” nymph be? Here’s a great short video from the New Fly Fisher that … Read more

Why 50/50 on the water?

Any fly fisher can understand that increasing participation in the craft can help create more advocates for the resources we all love. And the largest opportunity for growth in fly fishing rests with women. At last check, women make up about 25 percent of the fly-fishing population. Orvis, as you’ll see in the short video … Read more