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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.

Video: Orvis Guide Sling Bag

Tom Rosenbauer, marketing manager for Orvis, talks about the company's redesigned sling bags for 2015. Some of the newer features include a new color, a stiffer back that allows for better breathability, and other changes.

Umpqua Launches Tongass Waterproof Packs and Bags

Umpqua Feather Merchants has announced the release of their Tongass Line of waterproof packs and bags, including a waist pack, backpack, gear bag and dry bags. These products are due to be in stores by December of 2014. Read more in the press release below.  Umpqua Launches Tongass Waterproof Packs and Bags LOUISVILLE, CO — Umpqua Feather Merchants...

Video: Umpqua's New Tongass Waterproof Packs

Justin Nolan from Umpqua Feather Merchants gives MidCurrent a glance at the new Tongass Waterproof 650 waist pack (msrp $169.99) as well as a quick overview of the rest of the Tongass line of waterproof packs that are due out in early 2015.

Video: Vedavoo Deluxe Tightlines Sling Pack & Spinner Daypack

Scott Hunter, founder and owner of Vedavoo Gear, shows off the company's two completely made-in-the-USA marquee products: the Tightlines Sling Pack Deluxe and the Spinner Daypack.