Fly Fishing Gear
MOST ANGLERS today are familiar with disc drag, because ever since the late 1990s it’s been the primary focus of reel design and advertising. Fundamentally, a disc drag slows the spool by friction, by applying pressure between two discs, usually one on the spool and one on the frame. That concept, simple as it sounds, is the source of almost all the myriad modern drag designs. Why so much variation? Because disc drags create a lot of problems, which make for a lot of solutions.Read more...
Retro Rod Review: Four Graphite Models that Changed the Fly Fishing World
I won an original Scott G Series 3-weight, two-piece fly rod at a charity auction, years ago. I was immediately smitten by the design—those internal-fitting ferrules, clean wraps, and the snappy balance that extended from the tip right through the handle and reel seat.Read more...
NEW GEAR BY CATEGORY
The Esky Series Cooler from Coleman has just passed stringent testing to achieve certification on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee’s list of approved products. Read more in the press release below. Esky® Coolers Receive Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Approval From … more
John Torok of Hatch Outdoors gives us the rundown on the new Nomad pliers. They were the winner of the 2015 Field & Stream Best of the Best award this year and feature “Tungsten Carbide for abrasion resistance and reliable … more
Rick Wittenbraker of Howler Brothers breaks down two popular pieces from the company’s just released Spring 2015 line – the Gaucho Snapshirt with western inspired hopper embroidery, and the Hopper Snapback denim hat.
Smith Optics and Howler Brothers have joined forces to create a line of limited-run, outdoor lifestyle apparel and goods. This will include co-branded models of Smith’s Lowdown and Dockside sunglasses as well Aransas shirt, t-shirt, and Hat from Howler Brothers. … more