In Today’s Gear Short we’re going to show you the Simms Headwaters Guide Hip Pack. This fly fishing hip pack is designed and built to carry a lot of gear and take a beating.
Photo Courtesy of Chris S. There is nothing we like better then getting a fly fishing report from a customer after we have set them up with gear for an international fly fishing adventure. We just received this report from Chris S. who we first met back in January. “I just returned today from Christmas Island ... it was incredible,” said Chris. “Giant trevally, big bones, all kinds of other species ... including a Barracuda!”
When you travel internationally to go fly fishing, things don’t always go as planned. Actually, I take that back. Most of the time something, somewhere, somehow… things manage to go awry. It actually makes sense. You are going somewhere new, fishing for a new species, making tight connections, using new gear and exploring new water. Sometimes… sXit just happens.
We’re starting to see signs of spring fly conditions here in Colorado – albeit sporadically. One day, we’ll be in shirt sleeves with the sun shining and the next in down jackets with snow flying. It is after all Colorado and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Trouts Fly Fishing is excited to announce that Mark Lance will be stopping by the shop on Thursday March 13th from 6-7pm to give our customers a slide show presentation and photography clinic. Mark will be showing a slide show about llama trekking for Colorado River and Rio Grande cutthroats in the Weminuche Wilderness and also talking about some of the photography techniques he used to shoot the images. This is a free presentation here at the shop and a must-see-event if you have an...
hook·y - [hook-ee] - noun - Unjustifiable absence from school, work, etc. (usually used in the phrase play hooky): "On the first warm spring day, the boys played hooky from school to go fishing." – www.dictionary.com It is tough to call it hooky when the boss joins you on the river for a day of fly fishing on a Tuesday in February. But still… it felt a lot like hooky.
As we continue to move toward prime-time fly fishing season here in Colorado, we will continue to showcase the new products that have caught our attention. Next up, the new Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders.
The last knot that we are going to tie in our barracuda rig is the non-slip loop knot. This is a great knot to learn if you plan want to connect your fly with nylon, fluorocarbon or wire bite tippet and if you are looking to give your fly a lot of natural action in the water. The non-slip lip loop knot is a fast and efficient way to tie a knot that can be used in many different salt and fresh water situations.