Feb 18, 2018

Simms Guide Guard Socks - New for 2018

Nothing better than summer time wet wading. Cool or warm water, it doesn't matter. There is something about the freedom from waders and being immerse in the water that brings me closer to the environment and closer to the species I pursue.

All New for 2018, Simms Guide Guard Socks

The marked improvement from previous models is a improved design for easier on/off. If you've ever used past model guard socks I'm sure you remember how difficult they are to remove when wet. The new easier on/off is certainly a welcome improvement.

Other features include 3.5mm cushy neoprene for comfort and protection and anatomically correct left / right feet.

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Feb 17, 2018

Simms BackMagic Wading Belt - Back for 2018

Simms BACKMAGIC
You may have remembered this BackMagic Wading Belt from the past. Not sure why it was discontinued but it is back by popular demand.

Wading streams can take a toll on your body. For those who suffer back pain wading can be extremely strenuous. Back saving wading belts can make a big difference in your fishing game.

Simms also offers the BackSaver Wading Belt. I've personally have used this belt for years. I don't suffer back pain but the support it gives me keeps me in tune better all day long.
Simms BACKSAVER

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Feb 16, 2018

Airflo Super-Dri Tropical Bonefish


Bonefish lines have some pretty specific requirements. They must be able to load a fast action saltwater rod quickly, make long cast and present well. These are pretty big demands and a tricky combination of features.
The Airflo Super-Dri Bonefish Fly Line is equipped with a 38.5' head length which falls into pretty quick loading but still retains some length for precision setup and presentation. The front taper is short enough to turn over your fly and the rear taper is just long enough to help present delivery.
The Airflo Tropical Bonefish would also double as a good Redfish line as long as the environment is tropical in temperature.

Specs -
Line SizeColorHead WeightHead LengthSink RateTotal Length
WF6FSandy Tan/Grey185gr38.5ftFloat100ft
WF7FSandy Tan/Grey210gr38.5ftFloat100ft
WF8FSandy Tan/Grey240gr38.5ftFloat100ft
WF9FSandy Tan/Grey280gr38.5ftFloat100ft

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Feb 15, 2018

R.L. Winston Nimbus Spey - New for 2018


New for 2018, R.L Winston Provides us with two new offerings in the spey category, Kairos and the Nimbus. This post will focus on the Nimbus. 
The all-graphite Nimbus has a mid tip flex taper designed for comfortable smooth casting. Finished in a Big Sky Blue Color it certainly stands out as a departure for the usual Winston Green. Available in three sizes: 6119, 7129, and 8139
Presenting the Nimbus from Winston - a completely new design inspired by our premium Boron rods. Using the same multi modulus graphite as our Boron rods along with versatile mid-tip flex tapers, the Nimbus provides all the core attributes and qualities one has come to expect from a Winston. Incredibly smooth casting, the Nimbus' progressive action delivers unmatched all-graphite performance, with both the power and finesse to fish even the most challenging situations. Offered in a full range of freshwater, saltwater, and spey models, Nimbus rods are finished in a beautiful Big Sky Blue color and sport premium componentry and our renowned handwritten rod inscription. Proudly designed and produced in Twin Bridges, Montana, the Nimbus is simply the best all-graphite fly rod on the market.
Features - 
  • Lightweight, ultra-smooth
  • Progressive fast action
  • Versatile mid-tip flex taper
  • Multi Modulus Graphite
  • Big Sky Blue impact resistant finish
  • Superior graphite performance in a complete line-up of trout, salt and spey rods
  • Designed and produced in Twin Bridges, MT
  • WEIGHTS: 3wt. thru 10wt.
  • ACTION: Fast
  • SECTIONS: 4
  • GUIDES: Chrome nanolite stripper guide/light wire snake guides on 3wt. thru 5wt. Chrome nanolite stripper guide/chrome plated snake guides on 6wt. thru 10wt.
  • REEL SEAT: Frosted white anodized aluminum with burled wood insert on 3wt. through 5wt. Titanium anodized aluminum with Winston signature logo on 6wt. through 10wt.
  • STORAGE: Grey powder-coated aluminum tube with Winston signature logo

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Feb 14, 2018

Simms Fall Run Jacket

Got to have a good "puffy" jacket! 

Simms Fall Run is hard to beat. New for 2018 color Hickory. This is a great color for those who try to blend into their environment. Primaloft Gold Insulation will keep you warm. wear either as a stand alone jacket or as a layering jacket. It's not bulky so fitting under a rain shell works great.

FEATURES
  • PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation provides the highest warmth‐to‐weight ratio available
  • Low‐profile/high‐performance insulation optimized to fit under waders or rain shell
  • YKK® water‐resistant zippers
  • Tricot lined hand‐warmer pocket
  • FABRIC TECH: PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation;DWR treated100% nylon ripstop face
  • APPROX. WEIGHT: 11.5 oz
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Feb 13, 2018

Redington Rise Fly Reels - New Color Olive

New Color Olive for 2018
 The new Redington Rise Reels Series are pretty hard to beat for the money. Keys features include super lightweight and super large arbor. Another feature that people are talking about is the super sticking crank knob. It's really comfortable and easy to maintain contact with.


The Redington Rise Series of reels is seeing it's 3rd generation now with this introduction of the 2017 model. The big change in this 3rd generation is the transition to an ultra large arbor format.


Redington is stepping up their game in a big way. Such as in fly reels, last year we saw the new Behemoth and the Zero. Both reels have received great attention over the past year. The All New Rise Reel looks great and has some great features normally only found in much more expensive reels.

Check out the specs
MODELWeight (oz)Yards BackingDiameter (in)Width(in)
3/4475yds/20#3.21.3
5/64.6100yds/20#3.61.3
7/85.5200yds/20#41.5
9/106.3300yds/20#4.41.5
Notice arbor size and reel weight. 

Features - 
  • CNC machined, anodized 6061-T6 aluminum design with quick release spool 
  • Ultra-large arbor design for quick line retrieve 
  • Smooth, compact carbon fiber drag system 
  • Twin molded, soft-touch ergonomic handles  
  • Oversize drag knob for easy adjustment 
  • Easily converts to left or right hand retrieve 
  • Nylon reel case included 
  • Lifetime warranty

The Rise reels are CNC-machined out of anodized 6061-T6 aluminum and have a U-shaped, ultra-large arbor design for quick line retrieve. The compact carbon fiber drag system offers smooth fish-stopping power and an oversize drag knob for quick adjustments.

The New Redington Rise Reels are In-stock and ready to order

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Feb 12, 2018

Oregon Free Fishing Days - February 17-18, 2018


While assembly this info from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife I came across and pretty cool page of info. It's called 50 Places to go Fishing within 60 Minutes of Portland. Tons of great info here to help one get out and have some weekend fun.

Introduce a friend, child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon's free fishing days. ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and experience fishing, crabbing, clamming without the need for a license or tags on specific listed dates throughout the year.

Enjoy the fun of fishing for free anywhere in the State of Oregon! Fishing regulation and bag limits still apply.

Free Fishing Dates for 2018:
  • Feb 17-18
  • June 2-3
  • Sept 1-2
  • Nov 23-24
Time - legal fishing hours
Location - Statewide
Fee - Free
Registration deadline - No registration

For more information visit ODFW website, www.myodfw.com
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Feb 11, 2018

Airflo Super-Dri C.A.S.T. Fly Line - Atlantic Salmon Taper

C.A.S.T. = Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper

The Airflo Super-DRI C.A.S.T line (Canadian Atlantic Salmon Taper) is designed to be the ultimate all-around tool for targeting Atlantic Salmon with a single hand rod.

The line loads 9 and 10 foot rods easily, and the precise front taper can deliver a fly into the wind but is not too aggressive to disturb low clear water late in the season. The C.A.S.T is also an excellent choice for anglers chugging skaters or swinging muddlers and traditional patterns for summer-run steelhead.

Features -
  • Long Belly Single Hand
  • Color - Sky Blue / Optic Green
  • Density: Float
  • Core Material: Power Core
  • Coating: Super-Dri Ridged
  • Loop Type: Micro Loop Both Ends
Specs -
Line SizeColorHead WeightHead LengthSink RateTotal Length
WF7FSky Blue/Optic Green310gr52ftFloat95ft
WF8FSky Blue/Optic Green360gr52ftFloat95ft
WF9FSky Blue/Optic Green400gr52ftFloat95ft

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