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New Products from Simms for Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 product lineup from Simms Fishing Products ranges from the new Tributary collection of waders and Cloud Camo pattern for men and women alike. Read more in the press release below. Spring 19 Raises the Bar of Comfort, Stealth, and Functionality From Simms: Simms Fishing Product’s steadfast commitment to provide anglers with the world’s...

"Timmy" Grips Add Fine Art to Fly Rods

Phil Monahan writes on Orvis.com about the fancy hand-burning of art onto fly rod grips performed by Utah artist, fly-tier and college instructor Tim Johnson. "Tim has worked primarily in watercolors," notes Monahan, "–we’ve featured his paintings on this blog–but about five years ago, he developed a new medium: hand-burning original artwork into the...

RIO Makes Rigging Easier

RIO Products has announced its new Fly Clips and Fly Twists, accessories to make rigging easier and quicker for anglers.

Tippets: ProBands for Tippet Spools, Parachute Zebra Midge

A new product called ProBands fits around tippet spools and is a great improvement on the original band, writes Bob Reece. Pro Bands “do not slide, slip or rotate around the spool. By replacing the traditional elastic band, the free end of the tippet is held on the side of the spool opposite the built in cutter.” Read more via Gink & Gasoline. The...

Fishpond Unveils New Website

Fishpond has announced the release of a new website featuring easy navigation, updated product categories, and “the award winning line of products brought to life through the photography of Johnny Le Coq.”

Costa Launches New, Lightest Collection of Performance Metal Frames

Costa Sunglasses has announced the launch of new performance metal frame styles, “which are among the lightest titanium frames on the market and will be available in retail in early November.” Read more in the press release below.  Costa Launches New, Lightest Collection of Performance Metal Frames Daytona Beach, Fla. – November 19, 2018 – Adding...

RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

RIO Products has announced a new line designed specifically for chasing bonefish. The DirectCore Bonefish Line was the the winner of the Best New Saltwater Fly Line at IFTD.

Smith Releases new Freespool MAG

Smith has announced a new frame in their WATER Collection of performance eyewear. The new Freespool boasts MAGTM interchangeable and ChromaPop polarized lenses.

Fly Gear Guide Website

A new website, Fly Gear Guide, is a fly fishing gear-dedicated site that enables readers to make informed decisions about which gear is best suited to their needs. With three new gear items reviewed weekly, “Each piece of gear is evaluated using real-world testing procedures,” explains publisher Robert Morselli. “No “8-weight shootouts”, no fish...

Reilly Rod Crafters Announces Debbie Hanson Signature Rod Series

Reilly Rod Crafters, in collaboration with guide Debbie Hanson, has announced a new signature fly rod series. The Debbie Hanson Signature Series is a 7-weight rod, perfect for a diversity of fishing conditions.