If you fish in the spring, there's a good chance you'll run into some inclement weather. Meticulously designed and tested, Howler's brand new Aguacero Rain Jacket is constructed of 2.5 layer nylon bonded lightweight fabric with a touch of spandex to keep you freewheeling when you get out there in the deluge. The taped seams and waterproof zippers keep the water out and your core cozy but the vented sides allow you to open up and let off some steam when things heat up. It is fully packable into the hood and features western-style front pockets, bungee drawcords and Bros Bolt logo.
The Freestone Ambidextrous Sling keeps all your required gear at the ready. The 18L fishing carryall has an array of pockets for positioning everything from camera to tippet to flies at your fingertips. There's a magnetic docking station for tools, a retractor attachment and looped webbing for nippers. And four zippers allow easy access to the main body, while compression straps hold your rod for the approach and return hikes.
Click and Pawl reels are fun. They're even more fun in bigger sizes. The good people at Abel in Montrose, CO leveled up and produced the large and in charge Abel TR 5/6. Feel every fight and get the ultimate control over those big water fish with this new made-in-Colorado reel.
BWO's, Caddis and Wind are three certainties of spring and if you're looking to cut through those power Rocky Moutain winds while throwing dry flies, we can't think of a better rod than the Winston Air.
Trout socks. Rep your favorite trutta with these medium-weight crew socks that were made in collaboration with Point 6 out of Steamboat Springs, CO. They are great for wading, hiking, biking, the office or anything in between.
If you aren't a prolific fly tier and you'd like to keep your flies separated by hatch or you're looking for a small box to put a diverse and small selection into, look no further than the variety of Umpqua Mini LT Fly Boxes that we carry. With the same construction and TPE inserts you find in the standard size LT Fly Boxes from Umpqua, these are a worthy addition for your next trip to the river.
Like everything in life, there are tradeoffs. If you've been thinking about picking up one of Rising's Made-in-the-USA Lunker Nets, but have wanted a shorter handle, the boys from Utah have your back. With a handle that is a full 14" shorter than the standard Lunker, the Stubby Lunker Net pairs very well with your favorite hip pack.
Microtrash...and trash, for that matter, is bad. The Largemouth PIOPOD from Fishpond is good. The PIOPOD's are an angler essential that is designed for micro trash to be packed out and disposed of correctly. Pack it out regardless if your in a drift boat, skiff, car, local stream, or backpacking deep in the backcountry. Help do your part to keep our wild places free of trash.