New Zealand-based Smith Creek has announced new products for the year: the Middle Fork Fly Patch and the Rig Keeper. Both accessories are designed to be ergonomic and practical on the water without sacrificing style.
Read more in the press release below.
Smith Creek® set to launch two new products.
Adding to its line of innovative high quality fishing accessories New Zealand Company Smith Creek introduces two new products, the Middle Fork Fly Patch and the Rig Keeper.
The Middle Fork Fly-Patch is the patented, extreme access, double-sided fly patch designed with exposed ribs that protect your flies from loss due to rub-offs. The Rig Keeper is the patented dropper rig system that allows anglers to easily carry multiple hook rigs.
Smith Creek’s founder and designer Wayne Smith writes: “We’re proud to add these products to our growing line of innovative, high quality fishing gear. Both are great products that have been thoroughly tested and are a joy to use. The designs are ergonomic, highly practical and good looking; we’ve worked very hard at getting them right. The guides and field-testers refuse to return the prototypes!”
For a definitive look, view the new demo videos at www.smithcreek.co Smith Creek begins supplying their worldwide network of distributors, dealers, and sales reps in mid August. Contacts and more information are available on their website.
The Middle Fork Fly-Patch is the patented, double-sided fly patch system designed with exposed ribs that protect your flies from loss due to rub-offs. Never before has it been easier to see and access your flies.
Not just another fly-patch, this is a smart product that serious anglers love using. Anglers will be surprised at how good it is to be able to hold the patch in front of them to see and access their flies, and no more looking down at your vest or lanyard patch to see that your favorite fly is gone.
Double sided… it holds a lot of flies within a compact ergonomic and adaptable form.
Flies are held securely in custom micro slit foam and protected from damage or loss by its patented exposed ribs. Worn on it’s zinger, or a lanyard, makes it exceptionally easy to use with unparalleled access to secured flies. It’s designed to be worn on vests or clothing, chest / sling packs. For use on lanyards or D-rings an alternative attachment cable is provided.
Load it up in the morning and leave your fly boxes behind.
Smith Creek designer Wayne writes: “I designed this around the need to fish lighter, faster and less encumbered by gear. Wow it was fantastic… I could pin it anywhere and have great access to my flies.”
Like all Smith Creek® products the Middle Fork Fly Patch is crafted from select materials. The body is made from a resilient UV resistant EVA and rubber blend custom formulated for superior hook retention and toughness. The exposed ribs are made from solid high impact plastics. The zinger has a rotating post attachment and extra long cable; the alternative attachment cable is corrosion resistant. To use the patch on a lanyard or D-ring simply remove the zinger and use the attachment cable.
MSRP – $ 24.95
Middle Fork Fly-Patch bullets:
- Double Sided – Wearable Open Fly Box
- Extreme access. Load and leave fly boxes in camp
- Holds flies securely
- Ribs protect against damage & rub-offs
- Adaptable – Zinger, Lanyard, D-Ring, or Pocket
- Includes high spec zinger w/rotating pin attachment & lanyard connector
- Smith Creek quality
- Custom formulated UV resistant body & high impact plastic
- Patented No. 613464
- USA and additional worldwide patents pending
The Smith Creek Rig Keeper is the patented dropper rig system that allows anglers to easily carry multiple hook rigs. It’s the dropper rig solution that nymph fishermen have been asking us for.
Compact and light weigh, rigs are held securely and protected from damage or loss by its patented exposed ribs. It holds all types of dropper rigs; Czech, truck and trailer, dry fly and dropper, multiple wets, even works with salmon and steelhead bare hook setups. But whatever the style it holds leaders and rigs without tangles and it’s quick and simple to use.
“Carrying pre-rigs means less time rigging and more time with your flies in the water… fishing.”
As well as having a place to store the rigs that you’ve just changed out, it’s a real advantage to be able to pre make dropper rigs the night before and having them ready to use on the day. Not spending valuable time making up rigs while you’re fishing means more time with your flies in the water.
You can wear it, pocket it or throw it in your tackle box, the exposed ribs keep flies, hooks and leaders from getting hung up and damaged, while the EVA body with micro slits holds them securely.
Smith Creek designer Wayne Smith writes “Sure you can hang it from a D-ring or wear it on a lanyard but I designed it with exposed ribs so it can be pocketed without flies or hooks getting hung up and damaged. Personally, I fish with it in my pocket unless I’m on water calling for constant rig changes.” A D-ring / lanyard attachment cable is provided.
Like all Smith Creek® products The Rig Keeper is crafted from select materials. The body is made from resilient UV resistant EVA and rubber blend custom formulated for superior hook retention and toughness. The exposed ribs are made from solid high impact plastics and the attachment cable is stainless steel.
MSRP – $ 21.95
Rig Keeper bullets:
- Multiple Fly & Hook Leader Holder
- Holds all types of rigs without tangles
- Exposed ribs protect flies
- Keeps rigs from hanging up in your pocket, tackle box or clothing
- Holds flies, hooks & line securely Cutouts and slits for hook and line retention
- Easy to use
- Simply embed hooks and coil line
- Rugged Smith Creek quality
- Custom formulated UV resistant body & high impact plastic
- Patent No. 613464
- USA & Worldwide patents pending
Company founder Wayne Smith, originally from California, discovered his own New Zealand paradise while fishing his way across the South Pacific on his sailboat twenty odd years ago. Being a designer and innovator he continues to think up new and better ways of doing things.
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