The new Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody is and ideal mid weight jacket for Colorado's unpredictable spring weather. When the wind howls and precipitation is always a possibility.
Out of the box I will say that the Vanquish is one of the hottest reels I have ever seen. I have never been one for the tricked out machined reel, but there is just something about the Vanquish that still catches my eye.
Simms is synonymous with high quality waders and boots, and Gore-Tex is a brand that is recognized as being the benchmark that all other waterproof materials are measured against. So as Simms has done on numerous occasions, they've melded the Gore-Tex fabric, its name and recognition into a new and fantastic product offering. Footwear.
Nail knot tools are essential for on-water emergencies and last minute rigging, as is your favorite beer. Mayfly has combined these two essentials into one ergonomically friendly package.
I had previously been using the Fishpond Waterdance Guide Pack, and had always been thoroughly pleased with it. But when the Simms Headwater pack series debuted in 2009, I had to jump at the opportunity to give this pack a try. Right out of the packaging, it was evident that this pack was designed for fisherman by fisherman.
This rod is a very powerful rod that in case can throw streamers in the wind... Yes that's right multiple. If your fishing multiple flies on a regular basis then this rod is for you. Although nine inches seems small in the grand scheme of things, it truly makes a difference when you want to reach out and extend that drift into the sweet spot.
I've always been a big fan of medium to medium-fast action rods and oftentimes still find myself fishing my old stand by, the Sage SLT 486-4. This "newer" version of the old SLT is truly a better stick.
Scott fly rods are constantly exceeding my expectations, and this Colorado made gem is no exception. Fast and powerful, yet still light in the hand, I did not experience any fatigue after a full day of casting at spooky Redfish. This rod is fast, but not overly stiff, so you are still able to feel it load on the back cast and maximize your forward punch.