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SmithFly’s New Switch Kit

The Switch Kit is a modular system that allows fully-loaded pockets to mount on either a vest, bag or waist belt. When you wade, wear the vest. When you float take the bag, and when you fish the farm pond on … more

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William Joseph Armadillo and Coastal Packs

William Joseph’s new Armadillo pack features a ZIPNO closure system, airtrack suspension, waterproof molded foam and snag-free design, with a removable chest pack. MSRP: $159.99. Their new Coastal pack also features a removable chest pack and Willy J Airtrack suspension. … more

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Water Master Dry Bag

Whether you’re a saltwater or freshwater angler, odds are you’ve learned to appreciate the utility and value of a good dry bag for carrying things like wallets, cameras, and spare clothing. While relatively simple in concept, not all dry bags … more

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New Simms Headwaters Half Day Pack


This is a nice little bag that can store all the gear needed for the better part of a day on the river. It’s light and tough, and features 13 liters of interior space. A breathable back panel adds to the … more

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Rising Fish Flask Pack


This pack features dedicated floatant/bottle holders, a horizontal tippet leash, tool slots, “tippet 4-life” pocket, lash system, and neoprene strap. MSRP: $59. Find more info on the Rising Fish Web site.  More mentions of Rising Fish on MidCurrent.

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LL Bean Double L Vest

L.L. Bean designers created the “Double L Vest” to feature “Air Mesh” shoulder material that supports the weight of your gear while helping keep you comfortable. Sandwiched between the Air Mesh is soft, perforated foam for extra support, breathability and … more

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New William Joseph Packs and Bags for 2011


William Joseph has 19 new bags and packs for 2011, and have also redesigned three of their older models.   Exodus II When William Joseph launched this pack a few years ago, consumers were impressed with its technical features and … more

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Podcast: Rosenbauer on Vests vs. Packs and “Going West, Going West”

In his latest podcast Tom Rosenbauer compares vests, chest packs, waist packs and sling packs, covers how best to keep your flies floating (and reveals his secret), and answers a question about realistic vs. impressionistic flies. But the main topic …

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Fishpond Piney Creek Pack

Good gear: Tim Romano says the Fishpond Piney Creek “pack is insanely light, has 1,220 cubic inches of space, two zip out rod tube holders, can accommodate a bladder for drinking, recessed ‘garages’ for all zippers and snaps.” (Read more about … more

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New Fishpond Vests and Packs

After building a reputation for producing rugged and functional fly fishing equipment over the past ten years, Fishpond enters its second decade by building on their previous successes.  Be sure to watch the videos at the bottom of this page … more

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