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Gear Review: Orvis PRO Approach Wet Wading Shoe

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. 

The Best Waders of 2020

If you're wader shopping this year, the folks over at American Angler have you covered. They've recently published their list of the best waders available in 2020, which you can read in full here. While I think they overlooked a few brands, the list as a whole is a good starting point if you need new waders this year.

Korkers Terror Ridge Review

Korkers newest boot offering - the Terror Ridge - has been out for months now, and the reviews all seem to say the same thing - that these boots are great. I personally had the chance to review them earlier this year, and I have to concur with the general opinion here. These boots are some of the best Korkers has ever built. Read the review here.

Spring 2020 Fly Fishing Gear Guide

With all of us stuck at home and wondering when we'll be able to get back on the water in earnest, I've been fielding more gear-related questions than normal. So, I decided to put together a Spring 2020 Gear Guide for all the fly anglers out there who are looking for new rods, reels, waders, boots, or tying supplies. You can view the entire gear guide here.

iWader Review

As if anglers didn't have enough choices when it comes to waders, Australian-based company iWader is making a name for itself on the international stage. They were the official waders of the 2019 FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship. The waders, according to this review from Fly Fisherman Magazine, are the industry's first highly-elastic waders...

Men's Journal Best Gear Review

Fly fishing gear reviews aren't relegated to fishing-only publications. Men's Journal recently released their roundup of the best fly fishing gear currently on the market. While nothing on their list is a surprise, it's nice to get affirmation that the products you're researching - or already own - are among those that everyone recommends. You can read...

Gear Review: Aquaz Dryzip Waders

I recently had the chance to review a pair of waders from Aquaz - a company that doesn't yet have a big foothold here in North America. I reviewed the Dryzip waders, and I was thoroughly impressed. Any zippered wader is a winner in my book, but these from Aquaz are worth your consideration. You can 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...

Simms Launches Full Line of New Spring 2020 Products

Simms Fishing Products, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel in fishing, announced the launch of the Spring 2020 product line on Jan. 8, 2020.  Simms unveiled the full line at ICAST (July, 2019) and IFTD (October, 2019). Between the two shows, Simms garnered nine Best of Show awards from the Spring 2020 line...

Patagonia Announces New Swiftcurrent Line of Waders

Patagonia has announced a new line of waders. The Swiftcurrent Waders are “lighter, stronger, and intelligently designed for active anglers.”