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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.

Gear Review: Orvis Chest Pack

The folks at Orvis were kind enough to send along their new Chest Pack for review. You can read my full thoughts on it in Hatch Magazine.  In short, though, I think the new Orvis Chest Pack is a spectacular piece of gear, and it's already supplanted my fishing vest as my go-to method for carrying a day's worth of tackle. Read the full review here.

Gray's Sporting Journal Best of 2020

Gray's Sporting Journal is a leading voice in the sporting world, and if you've ever glanced through a copy of the magazine, it's easy to see why. They really only publish the best of the best. So, when they announce their annual picks for best gear, I tend to pay attention. The folks who put this magazine together know their sports inside and out. I've...

Umpqua Unveils ZS2 Packs and Bags

The new Fall 2019 lineup of new products from Umpqua have been announced, featuring the new ZS2 series of packs, X-Series Hooks, and much more.

Watershed Drybags

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Watershed creates unique drybags and packs made in the USA. Each bag features a patented Watershed Zipdry closure that’s similar to a heavy duty freezer bag which ensures a watertight seal even when submerged or under pressure. Radio frequency welding is used to bond multiple layers of fabric into a single piece of...

Video: Smithfly New Products 2017

Smithfly ups the ante in 2017 adding jackets, waders, and a whole slew of new products for 2017. Founder Ethan Smith explains a couple of them here.

MindShift Gear Launches rotation180° Catch & Release™ Fly Fishing Backpack on Kickstarter

MindShift Gear has launched on Kickstarter campaign for the first 3-in-1 fly fishing backpack. The rotation180° Catch & Release wears like a traditional backpack, “but the lower part of the backpack easily rotates to the front for quick access to fishing essentials.” Read more in the press release below. MindShift Gear Launches rotation180° Catch...

Video: Umpqua - Ambi-Sling ZS Sling Pack

Luke Wennik of Umpqua Feather Merchants explains the new uniquely designed Ambi-Sling. Umpqua says: "There is no right way to wear a sling. Some right-handers prefer it on their left shoulder to minimize interference with their cast and others prefer it on their right, stronger side. Well, now you can wear it any way you’d like. The new Ambi-SlingZS has a...

UMPQUA Launches Zero Sweep Product Line

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced their new Zero Sweep™ line of packs, bags, and vests. Through 2016, a portion of proceeds from Zero Sweep products will go to benefit Discover Courage. UMPQUA Launches Zero Sweep™ — A Line of Packs, Bags and Vests Designed to Eliminate Snags on the Water. Proceeds to Benefit Special Ops Veterans. LOUISVILLE, CO...

Video: Innovative New 1CM Thick Fishing PFD Coming to Market

Mike Fox, co-founder of Hyde Sportswear, gave us the lowdown at the Outdoor Retailer show on what I think has to be the most innovative PDF to come to the market for anglers in a very long time. Get more info at Hydesportswear.com or back the project on Kickstarter to get your own.