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Father's Day 2021 Gift Guide

The folks over at Fly Fisherman Magazine put together their gift guide for Father's Day in 2021. The guide features everything from fly rods to whiskey, so you're sure to find something here that your dad or husband will appreciate. Read the guide in full here.

"Popular Mechanics" Best Gear of 2021

It always makes me chuckle when mainstream publications with little connection to fly fishing publish gear guides. Enter the latest iteration from Popular Mechanics.  Their gear guide for 2021 features no real surprises, but writer J.R. Sullivan does a good job of delivering puns and making the guide worth reading. Give it a look in full here.

RepYourWater Launches Spring Line

RepYourWater, the popular fly fishing apparel company, has launched its new line of gear for the spring 2021 season. Included are new shirts, hats, and hoodies. Read more about the line of gear here.

Gear: Costa Launches PRO Sunglasses

Costa has a devoted following in the fly fishing world, and for good reason - they make a great product. While I don't own a pair of Costas myself, I've borrowed a few from friends when my go-to shades were left behind. I've always loved them, and I'm really excited to try out their new PRO collection. You can get all the details on the PRO sunglasses from...

Gear Review: Range Fly Reels

Over the past few years, it's been fun to watch the rise of Walton Rods, a small company building good sticks at fair prices. Their rods have evolved exceptionally well since the first batch I fished five or six years ago, and they recently branched out into making reels. Their first reel - the Avail - is designed in the US and built in Canada. Range Reels...

Gear Review: Orvis Bug Out Backpack

Orvis recently announced their new Bug Out Backpack, which will be released later this month. This pack is one of the best I've ever used. I had the chance to review it in-depth for Hatch Magazine Read the review in full here.

RIO Debuts New Elite Tarpon Line

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders,  tippet material, and flies, is delighted to announce the launch of their Elite Tarpon fly line, featuring  RIO’s acclaimed SlickCast.  RIO’s new Elite Tarpon line features a short, powerful front taper to easily cast large flies, and a long  back taper for stable casts at range, quick...

NEW Orvis PRO Dog Waders

This morning Orvis announced the introduction of an exciting new product designed specifically for our most underrecognized fishing partners.  The new PRO Dog Waders are smart, cleverly designed and, in our opinion, an essential accessory for any dog-loving angler. Says Orvis:  "One of the myriad wonderful things about dogs is that you can share outdoor...

Gear: Hardy Ultraclick UCL Reel

Hardy has always been known for their fantastic fly reels, with classics like The Princess and The Perfect going for hundreds on eBay. One of their newest click-and-pawl reels isn't styled like the reels of old, though. It's modern and fun, and you can read all about it here.

Patagonia Intros New Swiftcurrent Waders

Patagonia released a brand-new line of waders for 2021 - the Swiftcurrent waders. Designed for men and women, these new waders feature Patagonia's commitment to using recycled materials, as well as the company's longstanding guarantee of durability. You can learn more about them in the video below.