IFTD 2018 – Calm Before the Storm

IFTD 2018 had a slightly different feel to it than past years. Spacier is probably a good way to put it. It was a smaller, sleepier show missing a few big players. You have to believe this was the calm before what would be the storm when the show moves to Denver next year. That [...]

Simms Solarflex Armor: Beating the Blaze

As we watched the introduction of the Simms Solarflex Armor shirt/hoody or whatever you want to call it, one very specific memory was pushed to the front of my brain. It was from a summer day in Everglades National Park. I don't quite remember all the details of the day, just the afternoon. If there [...]

Simms Guide Plier Review

Complete with rod racks, fly tying table, and paddle board, is the envy-inspiring Simms bus. The man behind the wheel is Dave Chouinard of Simms Fishing Products. Dave is an avid fly fisherman himself and is extremely passionate about the gear he showcases. In this installment of the Simms Bus Series, we’ll take a closer [...]

How The Abel Super Series Was Revamped For 2017

The Abel Super Series has always been synonymous with success. Its incredibly smooth premium cork drag system’s ability to protect tippet on quick stop and start runs, as well as it’s capability of being cranked down to wear out pelagic brutes, has made the Super Series a favorite of record chasers and hardcore anglers since [...]

Simms G4 Pro Tactical Hip Pack Review

Complete with rod racks, fly tying table, and paddle board, is the envy-inspiring Simms bus. The man behind the wheel is Dave Chouinard of Simms Fishing Products. Dave is an avid fly fisherman himself and is extremely passionate about the gear he showcases. In this installment of the Simms Bus Series, we'll take a closer look [...]

New Battle-Ready Patagonia Gear

The Patagonia Spring 2016 Collection is here and the best way we can describe the saltwater fly fishing line is "battle-ready". All good armor has a job to do, the new Patagonia gear is no different. Spring and Summer not only bring hot fishing, but also blistering heat and torrential downpours that seem to come [...]

New Simms Protection From Sun & Swarms

Anyone who's ever pulled up to the Flamingo boat ramp before the sun came up, fished the Tamiami Trail around dusk, or got too close to certain keys and islands knows that swarms of mosquitoes and no-see-ums can drop morale in seconds. The fly line eating ingredients and nauseating odor of bug spray may have [...]