2018 Trouts Fly Fishing Gear Guide

Nov 28, 2017

Author: Ivan Orsic

Quality gear for the upcoming year!

We love new gear as much as the next fisherman and the second half of 2017 and 2018 brought or will bring some useful pieces of gear our way. We've put this gear to the test and are proud to put our name behind this impressive list of ten for 2018. Without further ado, the 2018 Trouts Fly Fishing Gear Guide.

FISHPOND QUICKSHOT ROD HOLDER

While the Quickshot was designed with the salt flats in mind, this mountable piece of gear is perfect for the angler who is targeting multiple species on the flats and needs an extra rod at a moments notice. Trout fisherman who likes to nymph and streamer fish in the winter? Want to carry both rods? The Quickshot is well suited for the river, as well.

SCOTT G-SERIES FLY ROD

Moderate-action fly rods are back in a big way. Those rocket launchers aren't a thing of a past, but the feel and touch that exists in the Scott G-Series is second to none. The G-Series became a shop favorite the moment it arrived in the shop this summer.

SIMMS G3 GUIDE STOCKINGFOOT WADERS

New doesn't always equal better. But, in the case of the new SIMMS G3 Guide Stockingfoot waders, it does. With a SIMMS exclusive 4-layer, GORE-TEX, these waders more breathable and more durable than the previous generation, making these the waders to beat.

SAGE SPECTRUM REEL

One Revolution. In one revolution, you can turn the drag from 1 to 10. Never before seen at its price point, the One-Revolution Drag Knob paired with the high-performance smooth drag system make the SPECTRUM LT a no-brainer. 

UMPQUA LT FLY BOXES

The new LT fly boxes from Umpqua are primo. Featuring Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) and not silicone, these boxes are more durable and can withstand heat better. Available in a wide variety of options and arrangements, these slim boxes are a worthy addition to your fly fishing bag, vest, or backpack.

NAUTILUS XM CLASSIC FLY REEL

A marriage of new and old, the Nautilus X Fly Reel combines the drag from the new SCF-X drag, which is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system from the new X Series Fly Reel, with the classic stylings of the original Nautilus reels like the FWX.

YETI LOADOUT BUCKET

It's hard not to love the YETI bucket. Brine your Christmas Turkey, carry empties on the drift boat, the perfect companion for your house, bbq pit, garage, drift boat, or the bed of your pickup truck, the YETI bucket is legit!

ORVIS HELIOS 3 FLY ROD

Whether you're fishing the 3F (F=Finesse) or 3D (D=Distance), Orvis knocked it out of the park with the latest iteration of the Helios. By reducing the amount of vibration that the rod produces when it unloads, the Helios 3 is effortlessly accurate. Fast action fan? Choose the 3D. Want a bit more feel? Choose the 3F.

FISHPOND THUNDERHEAD SUBMERSIBLE SLING PACK

We find ourselves carrying more and more valuable electronics on the water. Protect yours with the new Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Sling Pack. Featuring a meaty TiZIP waterproof zipper, this handsome sling is perfect for the angler who wants to document their day on the water and keep the water off those valuable electronics.

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS AMPLITUDE TROUT FLY LINE

The Amplitude MPX line quickly became a shop favorite this past year. Thanks to the AST Plus slickness additive, this textured fly line floats longer, shoots through guides easier, making the angler's job easier. We are excited to have the Amplitude in the TROUT taper. Perfect for your medium action fly rods like the Scott G-Series.

SIGHTLINE PROVISIONS TROUT 2.0 BRACELET

We were happy to welcome in Sightline Provisions this past year and there is truly no better way to show off your love for the sport of fly fishing than with one of their bracelets. Hand-crafted in Austin, Texas, these leather pieces become one of a kind as you break them in.

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