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Fishpond Westwater Rolltop Backpack & Delta Sling Pack

Kara Armano from Fishpond gives us the scoop on Fishpond’s latest and greatest. Fishpond is on a roll, racking up several IFTD Best of Show Awards this year with a full slate of highly functional fishing products that have an … more

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Video: Tacky Fly Fishing Silicone Fly Box

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Tim Jenkins from Tacky Fly Fishing explains the company’s fly box, which won Best New Fly Box at this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando last week. The box is made with a slit-silicone insert, rather than regular … more

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Patagonia Stormfront Roll Top Pack

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I’ve owned the Patagonia Stormfront Zippered backpack for over ten years now and I can confidently say it’s the best backpack I’ve ever used for both fishing and photography. It’s bombproof, 100% waterproof, and remarkably comfortable for a pack with … more

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First Glance: Smithfly Digi Pouch

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What’s this? A fishing company that has made a product specifically for photography?  That’s right., Smithfly, makers of the modular packs, bags, waist packs and belts, has added the Digi Pouch to their expanding line of quality products that are … more

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Video: First Look at Patagonia’s 2014 Stormfront Backpack

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Mark Harbaugh of Patagonia walks us through the 2014 changes to one of the all-time greatest waterproof backpacks ever built, the Patagonia Stormfront backpack. This year’s model has a roll top and new material, and links in with the rest … more

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Video: Vedavoo Day Pack and Tablet Messenger

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Scott Hunter of Vedavoo shows off his latest and greatest for the fly fishing community, the Vedavoo Day Pack and the Tablet Messenger.

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Video: Patagonia’s 2014 Hybrid Pack Vest

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Patagonia’s Mark Harbaugh explains the newest addition the the company’s line of vests. Patagonia is just one of a few select companies that still make vests, and their 2014 model is one of the more unique offerings we’ve seen in … more

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Video: The Right Way to Wear a Sling Pack

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There are a number of fishing companies out there that are making “sling packs” for fly fishing. The problem I’ve noticed is that for a first-time user they can be a bit confusing to put on correctly, no matter the … more

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Umpqua Launches New Vests

Following on spring’s successful release of their new packs and bags lines, Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced the addition of two vests to the lineup. The Toketee and Swiftwater Tech Vests will be available November 2013. Read more in the … more

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Video: Patagonia’s Stormfont Pack Sling

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Mark Harbaugh from Patagonia delves into the details on the newest piece for 2014 in their Stormfront Line, called Stormfront Pack Sling. The completely waterproof sling retails for $199.

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