Companies that give back

I am 20 years old; sitting cross-legged on the floor of my dorm room. The words on the page are so freaking clear, but their application remains elusive. “Fly casting makes it possible to deliver a relatively weightless lure or imitation of a living creature on a target, using line weight to develop momentum.” After … Read more

A greener fly-fishing industry on display at IFTD

Perhaps the overarching theme of the 2019 International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Denver was environmental sustainability. The show itself was a plastic-free event, and according to American Fly Fishing Trade Association President Ben Bulis, there was no cost difference for the association when it came to making this determination. And companies that displayed their … Read more

The New Zealand Strike Indicator

I’m not big on gimmicks when it comes to fly fishing. Anything that requires an extra tool on the water, or some complex, newfangled series of steps in order to make something work like it should rarely appeals to me. But my friend Walt Gasson changed my mind about a new-ish product that I’ve been … Read more

Finding the perfect soft-hackle water

I love to swing soft-hackle flies. It’s one of the best fishing methods I know for trout in steadily moving water with a generally constant depth. Below, RIO Products Brand Manager Simon Gawesworth shows you what kind of water you’ll be looking for when you’re out to swing soft-hackles, and he’ll give you some gear … Read more

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