Nov 16, 2017

New Gear from Fishpond 2018

Some New Gear for 2018
Lots of great new and improved products from Fishpond this year. Here is a sampling of what just arrived at our door.

Grand Teton Rolling Luggage and Teton Rolling Carry-On

For the traveling angler Fishpond redesigned their luggage category. The Grand Teton is a large pieced designed to hold fly rods in their tubes. It also features a PU and DWR coated base compartments to keep damp waders and dirty boots from the rest of your clothes.
The Teton Rolling Carry-On version comes with two gear straps that allows the traveler to strap a rod tube along side. Both feature clamshell type design for easy access.

Thunderhead Submersible Sling

Mention the word "Sling" and "Waterproof" in the same sentence and fly anglers pay attention. If you don't have one, you probably want one. The Thunderhead Submersible Sling is constructed tough and roomy. Thirteen liters of roomy. It features the fully waterproof TIZIP zipper closure on the main compartment. The Thunderhead Sling come in Cutthroat Orange and Yucca. 

Thunderhead Submersible Backpack

I consider a waterproof backpack to be an essential item in my fly fishing paraphernalia. Whether be all day excursions, overnights, drift boat trips or you end up being the group lunch provider , a backpack is "must have" item. If you are going to have one, it might as well be waterproof or one day you'll be wishing it was. The Thunderhead Submersible Backpack includes one pair of Gear Straps that can be used on either side. Additional Gear Straps are available. Like the Sling the Backpack also comes in Cutthroat Orange and Yucca.

Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar

Fishpond added a great feature to this Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar that made me take notice. They added the ability to customize the waist belt with your own accessories. Notice in the picture they have a set of pliers in a holster attached, (not included of course) by built in gear strap. Featuring exterior Hypalon® tabs and reinforced cord loops for tool and accessory attachment now lets you make this pack work for you instead of conforming to someone's idea of what you want. NOTE Manufacturers: I'd like to see more of this!!!

Rod Luggage

The popular Fishpond Dakota Carry-On Rod and Reel Case has been updated with new looks for 2018. The Dakota Also comes in a 45" Spey Size.
The Jackalope Rod Tube is unique in that it unzips from either end. The Jackalope also comes in a standard 9' four piece fly rod size as well as a 45" Spey size.

All New Gear Bags

Two all new gears bags. Starting from the left is the New Cutbank Gear Bag. While not submersible, the Cutbank is more then capable of keeping your valuable gear dry. The exterior of this boat style bag includes options for many accessories such as velcro on lid for fly patches, D-rings for clip on stuff such as Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder and many lash down points.
To the left is the all new Green River Gear Bag. This molded bottom tackle style bag features many compartments to organize your gear for easy access.

New Wader Gear

Tired of Tacos? How about a Burrito! The Burrito Wader Bag is a "must have" for the on the go wade angler. This roll and go bag is ideal for changing out of wet waders and boots and the best feature is that it is it's own wader changing mat.


You may already be familiar with the Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder and the loaded with RIO Tippet Headgate Holder. This Year Fishpond introduces the Headgate Tippet Holder XL designed specifically for 4" Saltwater spools.
The New Quickshot Rod Holder is an interesting idea. Attached this handy rod caddie to your waist pack or backpack for a second rod or handle your primary rod while rigging.
The New Gear Straps are only limited to your imagination. 10" in length and come 2 to a pack.

That's enough for now...

The Gorge Fly Shop Team


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