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Gear: Fly Fishing Kayaks

As someone who's been spoiled by a drift boat for much of my fishing career - and with a bad back - I've come to dislike float tubes. Sure, they're convenient, but they're not comfortable or all that enjoyable. Enter kayaks. They keep you out of the water, but still on it, and they're more maneuverable than a float tube. The folks over at Fly Fisherman...

5 Products Every Boat Angler Needs

Tim Romano, over at Angling Trade, recently put this list together that highlights some new products that boat anglers need. If you chase your trout from a drift boat, a skiff, or a canoe, these are some great products. Read the list 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.

Review: BOTE Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddleboard

The fishing community in general isn't short on ingenuity, and I think our collective creativity is on full display when it comes to new watercraft. This review of the BOTE Rackham Aero Inflatable Paddleboard is, to say the least, intriguing. I'd never really considered fly fishing from a paddleboard before - let alone an inflatable one. Read the review...

SmithFly Launches the Shoal Tent

SmithFly Designs has announced the release of their newest product, the Shoal Tent, “a first of it’s kind inflatable raft with a tent on top, allowing users to camp right on their favorite piece of water.”

Gilman Oar Grips Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Gilman Oar Grips are an ergonomic rowing grip designed for serious fishing guides and anglers. They have started a kickstarter campaign to help bring their product to market.

AIRBORN Inflatable Boats Announces Asset Sale

The owner of AIRBORN Inflatale Boats, Dick Swan, has announced his retirement and the sale of all company assets. Read more in the press release below. Small Water Sports Company Announces Asset Sale that Includes Game Changing Patent The owner of AIRBORN™ Inflatable Boats is retiring and all company assets arefor sale. The assets include important...

Spanish Wells Skill Meets Dragonfly Boatworks

Dragonfly Boatworks is adding a new chapter to the classic Spanish Wells Skiff. “A proven hull is always a pleasure to dress up or down,” says Mark Castlow, manager of Dragonfly Boatworks.

Tidal Roots Launches with New Website, Boards & More

New England based-Tidal Roots has announced a complete re-branding and new website, along with new boards called The Bluefin and the Sun Rise. Read more in the press release below. A Rebranded Tidal Roots™ Launches with New Website, New Boards & More Rollinsford, NH - Tidal Roots, the leader in building soulfully crafted wooden stand up paddleboards...

Wilderness Systems and Perception Launch New Angling-Specific Boats

Wilderness Systems has released a new lineup of angling-specific watercraft for the 2016 season. Read more in the press release below. Wilderness Systems and Perception Launch new angling-specific boats. Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X, $TBD (Available Spring 2016) A performance driven, sit-on-top Tarpon kayak with fishy features and the sleek, speediness...