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I had the chance to review the newest boots from Korkers - their River Ops wading boots. These boots really impressed me. You can read the entire review over at Hatch Magazine.
It hit 90 here in Salt Lake City this week - an unfortunate sign that a hot, dry summer isn't just coming, but finally arrived. Thankfully, that means my usual wet wading season has been expanded substantially. If you're new to wet wading, or just want to upgrade your gear, this piece from Phil Monahan over at Orvis is a great places to start. Read it here.
Adam Bible, over at Men's Journal, recently put this piece together that details the best ultralight wading and fishing gear needed for high-country fly fishing. Read the roundup here.
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.
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.
Good ol' rubber boots don't near the love they deserve in the fly fishing community. And these new Wetland Pro Snake Boots from Muck are a great example of how these overlooked pieces of gear can really serve a great purpose for a variety of anglers. You can read the review in Hatch Magazine here.
The folks over at Gear Junkie just released a review of the new Simms Flyweight boots - ultralite footwear built with athletic movement in mind. You can read the full review here.
For years, my fishing buddies gave me a hard time because I wore my camo hunting jackets while fishing in the dead of winter. The way I see it, why buy yet another Primaloft down coat just for fly fishing, when my hunting coats are often better at keeping me warm anyways? Then, Simms released their river camo waders, and I felt some sort of vindication...
Simms recently announced that they'll have a new wader available in January 2021 - a product they've dubbed "FlyWeight Waders." These waders, according to Fly Fisherman Magazine, have stretch panels in strategic places to allow for more flexibility while on the water. Simms is also including a Hex Grid chest that looks like it's supposed to replace the...
Orvis continues to expand upon their existing lineup of PRO gear. Their newest offering is the PRO Approach wet wading shoe. You can read a full review of them here, courtesy of Hatch Magazine.