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New Website and Products from Finn Utility

To kick off the 2014 fly fishing season, Finn Utility has announced two new additions to their product catalog as well as an updated website design that includes photography of Russell Schnitzer. Read more in the press release below. Finn … more

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William Joseph Releases New Packs for 2014

New for the 2014 season, William Joseph Fly Fishing has announced the release of five new pack designs. Read more in the press release below.  William Joseph Releases Five New Packs for 2014 From William Joseph: West Jordan, UT – William … more

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Video: Aquapac Upano Line of Waterproof Duffle Bags

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Andy MacAuley from Aquapac shows off his company’s Upano line of Waterproof Duffle bags. Perfect for the angler on the go.

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Umpqua Wins Gray’s “Best of 2014″ Award

Umpqua Feather Merchant’s Deadline 3500 Wet/Dry Duffel has won a “Best of 2014” award from Gray’s Sporting Journal. “Every element about this pack is well thought out,” says Miles Nolte, fly fishing editor for the journal. Read more in the … more

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Umpqua Packs and Bags

Umpqua Feather Merchants has made the jump into the soft goods market and announced last week that their new lineup of packs and bags is now available for shipping. Read more in the press release below. From Umpqua: Last week, … more

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Quick Tip: Never Check a Single Rod Tube on an Airplane

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A few weeks ago I was on assignment photographing some anglers and different locations in Argentina. One of the locations was way down south fishing for sea-run brown trout in Tierra Del Fuego.  Naturally I thought I must bring my … more

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Umpqua Unveils 2013 Bags, Packs and Duffels

Umpqua has weighed in with an impressive array of soft goods—six separate pieces, in fact, ranging from chest packs to a boat bag.  What’s most impressive is that these pieces were clearly designed by the folks who make a lot … more

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Fishpond Announces New Welded, Water-Resistant Bags, Packs and Luggage

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I’ve been a fishpond fan for years. They’re a Colorado company with strong roots here in my home state and are very conservation-oriented. Their design and R&D taking place in many of the places I like to fish and boat … more

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Podcast Interview (Exclusive): Fishpond Founder John Le Coq Talks About New 2013 Waterproof Line

Johnny Le Coq founded fly-fishing accessories, vests, bags and packs maker Fishpond a little over twelve years ago. He and his new partners recently moved all of their operations to Denver, Colorado, where Le Coq continues to be in charge … more

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Fishpond’s Dakota Carry-On Case

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I’m often asked how I travel with fly rods. Truth is, when I travel, I’m usually on a story assignment, so I’m more likely than not to be lugging a laptop computer and a camera or two. Because carry-on luggage … more

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