Product Spotlight | Simms Flyweight Pliers

In the video above, we take a look at the all-new Simms Flyweight Pliers. These ergonomic pliers are going to be perfect for freshwater or saltwater inshore anglers. The Anodized aluminum body with stainless steel jaws and cutters make them extremely durable, made to last a lifetime. The unique ergonomic grip feels incredible in the [...]

Material Spotlight | Polar Goat Hair

Polar Goat is a very long, natural material that works extremely well for long streamer patterns. It's much like Polar Fiber, just a lot longer at 6-8" of useable length. In comparison to the previous material spotlight, Icelandic Sheep, Polar Goat is more opaque, slightly thicker, and has more sheen. The material does contain underfur that [...]

Waterworks-Lamson Cobalt Fly Rod Review

The Waterworks-Lamson Cobalt is fit for a more relaxed casting approach. It loads easily, and it loads quickly. This makes it a favorite of ours for sight fishing, because most sight fishing shots occur at distances between 30-50ft, not a very long cast. So you have to be able to land your fly with a [...]

EP Practical Brush Review | The New Articulated Fly Brush

The EP Practical Brush is the perfect combination of extremely durable EP Fiber with subtle EP Sparkle flash on a stainless steel wire core brush. These brushes come in a combo pack with 6 different sizes ranging from .50", .75", 1", 1.25", 1.5", 1.75" Width. The 6 different sizes aid tremendously while tying articulated streamers [...]

Fly Tying Tool Review | The New Cottarelli Hackle Pliers

When it comes to innovative, great working designs, this is one of them. The new Cottarelli Hackle Plier is a tool that really makes tying more pleasurable. Having control of your material while tying makes for a better finished bug and a better experience at the vise over all. These adjustable hackle pliers grab and [...]

Orvis Hydros Updated Fly Reel Review

This is the Orvis Hydros. The next generation in the Hydros series of reels, ascending from the Hydros SL. With a solid foundation in place put there by the previous generations, Orvis just improved the Hydros in the areas that warranted improvements. It's still the budget-friendly large arbor workhorse you've known the Hydros family to [...]

Umpqua XS435 Bendback Hook Review

Bendbacks are such a great fly to have in your fly boxes. They're light and they're weedless! You can bang them up against mangroves for snook all day long. They'll ride through grass where redfish and seatrout are stalking, they'll bounce off lili pads where largemouth and peacock bass are hunting, they'll even help keep [...]

2020 Loon Tying Tools Overview

Loon Outdoors has laid out a nice new arsenal of tying tools to start 2020. The kind of tools that give your tying desk an air of credibility and a sense of uniformity. Tools that add style to function. The Hair Packer pushes deer hair nicely with its simple no-slip design that surrounds the hook [...]

Fire Tail: Coq De Leon Perdigon Feathers Saltwater Applications

We brought these traditional dry fly and nymph feathers in for their potential in the saltwater world. The mottled and unique looking colors of the Fire Tail series caught our eyes. Turns out they catch the eyes of tarpon, snook, bonefish and redfish as well. Spirit River's UV2 dying and processing makes these feathers even [...]