Live from Fly Fishing Retailer – Day 3 Podcast

Listen to interviews with company executives and product designers from Cortland, Sage, Ross Reels, Redington, Orvis, G. Loomis, and Costa Del Mar.
Podcast Highlights

  • Neill Webb of Cortland Line Company talks about the new Cortland Crystal PE Plus Fly Line ($74.95), which is a highly durable, crystal-clear mono-core fly line. The line’s proprietary polyethylene copolymer coating aims to solve the “sticky-line” problem for hot-weather, monofilament core lines.
  • Paul Johnson of Sage describes all of Sage’s new products, including the new Flight series and 8 brand new families of reels and with 23 models to match Sage rods.
  • Brad Befus of Ross Reels announces two new reels for ’09: the Vexsis Series reel and the new Fly Rise Series, as well as an expanded Essence fly rod series and the new Journey youth rods.
  • Mark Andresen of Redington talks about two new pairs of waders and two new wading boots, two new reels and new fly rods.
  • Steve Hempkins from Orvis talks about the new larger Helios rods with convertible fighting butts, the Helios Ion model rods for small stream and wild trout enthusiasts, redesigned waders and the new Pack and Travel Sonic wader, comes in a stuff sack that packs down to the size of a dop kit.
  • Chas MacDonald, president of Costa Del Mar, describes their two new product improvements: 580 silver-mirrored copper-based glass lens and co-molded hydrolight material that helps grip the frames comfortably to the face.
  • And finally Gary Schaefer of G.Loomis talks about the company’s new, shorter Shorestalker rods for freshwater fly applications, as well as 3 new models of switch rods.
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