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MAGAZINE no.6

Flyfish Europe

2017

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EUROPEAN

DISTRIBUTOR

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EDITORIAL Petri Heil, In this edition of the FFE magazine you will find many exciting new products combined with articles from some of Europe’s most talented writers and photographers. I hope the content will inspire you to visit your local dealer and plan your next adventure, because we all need something to look forward to. I would especially like to mention the new UST Short shooting heads developed by our team in cooperation with the world’s leading fly-line manufacturer Scientific Anglers. Also, I would like to welcome Mclean nets from New Zealand to our already great product range. The full range of Mclean nets is available through our dealer network*. Flyfish Europe has been the leading European distributor of premium fly-fishing products for several years. But great products is only part of the explanation. The other is great people. Thank you Bent-Ove, Nils Oskar, Roy, Rune, Stig, Tom Roger and Wiggo. You are the best crew on the planet! I would like to thank all our suppliers, agents and last, but not least, you - my fellow fly fisherman - for buying and using our products. On behalf of the FFE Team Jarle L. Kristiansen

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CONTENTS 6

RIO IRIGOYEN

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SIMMS

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COSMOLEDO

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PAULA SHEARER: AN INTERVIEW

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THE RYABAGA CAMP

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SCOTT FLY RODS

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ANOTHER YEAR WITH THE GIANTS

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WATERWORKS-LAMSON

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C&F DESIGN

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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS

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THE UNICORNS OF THE EAST

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MCLEAN

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LOON OUTDOORS

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NASF AND THE WILD SALMON

Cover Photo: Brian Grossenbacher Text & text editing: Jarle L. Kristiansen, Roy Thue, Tom Roger Bekkeli Artwork & Design: CAMedia Repro: Basecamp AS Print: UAB Spaudos Konturai, Vilnius. Copyright © Flyfish Europe AS 2017. This Catalogue is produced by Flyfish Europe. We reserve the right for any incorrect information or fault in printing and take no responsibility for either. This cataloge is printed on a environmentally friendly paper.

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Credits. A big warm-hearted thanks to everyone who contributed to the magazine with inspiring articles and stellar photos. Matt Harris, Steffan Jones, Paula Shearer, Tarquin MillingtonDrake, Keith Rose-Innes, Jon Anders Walle, Bessie Bucholz, Nanda Sanasie, Jako Lucas, Masa Katsumata, Tim Angelli, Jan Bach Kristensen, Brian Huskey, Dan Rooster Leavans, Shane Smith, Alexander Gullstrand, Steve Patterson, Nils Jørgensen.


PHOTO: RASMUS OVESEN

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Rio Irigoyen Chasing Sea Trout where the World Ends

Steffan Jones They say to get over a problem you must first admit that you have one. I have an addiction, affliction – call it what you may. The sea trout is my mistress, my temptress and I yearn for her attention. She keeps me up at ungodly hours, provokes me, teases me and leaves me wanting more. Sometimes she is cruel, sometimes she is kind, but no matter what her mood to me there is no finer treasure to be found.

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I have chased sea trout around the British Isles for as long as I have held a fly rod; rude not to when you are born equidistance between the revered Teifi and Towy Rivers in West Wales. Then in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter I follow the birds and migrate south, again in pursuit of the silver tourist. Over the years I have been fortunate to fish some magnificent sea trout rivers; each and every one holding its unique charm and intrigue. The Queen of Welsh Rivers – the River Teifi – is my Northern Hemisphere’ mistress, but in the Southern Hemisphere my heart belongs to one; the Rio Irigoyen. The Irigoyen does not often fall onto an angler’s radar, especially with the mighty Rio Grande being nearby. Indeed, it is no larger than that of a tributary of the Rio Grande, such as the Menendez, for example. As such, why the Irigoyen above all others? Especially given the neighbouring pedigree. Every sea trout is a reward, not matter what the size – when it comes to wild fish we should be grateful of every capture. However, it is the challenge of the reward that holds the Irigoyen in such high esteem for me. Located on the island of Tierra del Fuego between the towns of Rio Grande and Ushuaia the Irigoyen meanders through dense lenga and Antarctic beech woodland, which not only add beauty but also buffer the winds that the island is synonymous for. The river is some 15-20 metres wide at most, barely changing over the first 15km upstream from the ocean as there are no notable tributaries until then. Whilst the river meanders like a lowland spring creek it retains a surprising gradient, which, in turn, creates a classical ‘run-poolriffle’ combination us anglers adore. Interesting pocket water is abound; created by the fallen trees and logjams that construct the perfect habitat and hideaway for the sea trout. Then at every corner you have a holding pool. Those with structure present – be it bedrock or wood – are always the most productive, creating a secure lair for the sea trout.

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Do not let the size of the river fool you. Massive sea trout are present; certainly within reach of those caught and expected on the Rio Grande. Landing them, however, is a different matter! This, to me, is what makes the Irigoyen so special and unique. Not only do you have to think about the cast and presentation but you also have to think about a battle strategy. You are forced to think about every single cast; what depth am I fishing at? Am I giving the fish enough/too much time to see my fly? How close do I dare fish to the snag? Are there submerged branches? How wide is the undercut bank? When hooked, what is my exit strategy for the fish? What other obstacles are there in the pool that I need to be aware of when playing the fish? There are few guarantees in fishing, there are even fewer on the Irigoyen. The sea trout are present in healthy numbers, getting them to take and landing them is a different matter. Every fish feels like a reward and that your effort and thought process deserved the outcome. This, again, is what makes the Irigoyen special to me. It is not a river of ‘chuck and chance’. The daytime fishing is predominated with nymph fishing – akin to high-sticking for trout. Line control and accuracy takes precedence over distance. You must approach each hole with stealth and then present the fly within a hair of an obstacle whilst immediately allowing it to achieve the necessary depth before the current sweeps it away and passed the fish.

Another beauty of the Irigoyen is that it is all single handed rod fishing. A 10ft #8 is the perfect companion. Nothing more than a floating line is needed either, adding to the simplicity. You do, however, need tips of varying sink speeds; everything from intermediate to type 7-8. Again, make sure they are up to the task as many will have low breaking strains. Evening fishing for sea trout is special and on the Irigoyen is no different. The habits of these sea trout are the same as those found closer to home and as the light fails the sea trout soon betray their daytime lairs. This is when your daytime reconnaissance comes into use and hopefully you have remembered the key structure in a given pool. As light levels diminish many, if not most, of the sea trout will move out from the undercut banks, drop out of the deep holes and recesses, and wander from underneath the logjams and structure. They will drop onto the shallower tails of the pool, onto the edge of the drop-offs or move towards the run into a pool if they are tempted to vacate and find another home further upstream – sometimes this is just to test the levels and they will then decide against this course of action until water levels change or time becomes pressing. No matter what the reason, this action presents them as an easier target and it should be fully capitalised on. Under these conditions there are two flies I would never be without; the sunray shadow and the leech.

Tungsten is invariably the key; be it in bead or dumbbell form. You must then have nylon that’s up to the job; no lighter than 15lb in the daytime with 25lb being the material of choice for the evening. Fluorocarbon is a good choice with its extra abrasion resistance. Sometimes it’s a case of hit and hold or there’s a need to drag a fish away from an impending obstacle; turn the fish or lose it, it really is that simple. With fish of over 20lb hooked every week this is definitely easier said than done… Your hooks, too, must be up to the task in hand. Indeed, every aspect of your tackle will be tested and nothing should be left to chance. Strong salmon or steelhead hooks should be used or carp hooks, which are my personal preference as you get a lot more variety and they are immensely strong.

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The fading light excites the sea trout and when they are active, rolling around, exploring the runs etc. they can usually be tempted to a sunray shadow fished towards the surface. When this fails and the fish become less active then it is time for a leech. Basically, as long as it is black then chances are it will work. They are usually tied with zonker rabbit strips over some large krystal hackle. Most are articulated with either a Waddington shank or a clipped Aberdeen hook up front then a trailing stinger hook in size 4-1 behind. You may use wire or braid to connect the two and either leave the hook loose or bind it to the flowing rabbit strip to stop it from snagging; usually only necessary on the longer leeches. The takes can be explosive – they really want to kill the fly. Other times it is the lightest of weight changes detected that will indicate a take. These fish present very different challenges. Whilst where they were hooked may present few challenges, where they may run to present many. This is when your nylon, daytime recollection of the pool and a healthy pinch of luck will all come into play to decide the outcome. The serenity of the environment lulls you into a relaxed state, which is then overturned into a state of deep concentration mixed with extreme chaos and hedonistic sport – I have experienced no other river that takes you on such a rollercoaster. Sea trout have no need to feed once back in freshwater and on their spawning run. As such, if the water is low and clear and the sun shining then there’s only one thing for it; head for the beach. The estuary and sea-pools of the Irigoyen provide yet further sport, but this time for a very unusual species called robalo (Eleginops Maclovinus). Robalo is the only member of its genus and only member of its family; Eleginopsidae. It is a sea fish that comes into the estuary and sea-pools to feed mainly on weed, worms and crustaceans. They are very opportunistic and will readily take a fly, especially one that is fished slowly close the riverbed. They have a particular penchant for olive and orange with these often proving too tempting. They have been caught in excess of 15lbs in the Irigoyen and sessions of over fifty in a tide (best fished over an incoming tide) between a party of rods is not uncommon. They are good fighters and do not give in easily. Certainly worth targeting during your visit and a species to add to your list, especially when sport is likely to be unfruitful on the main river for sea trout.

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As you may have now gathered if you are after an easy life on the sea trout front then the Irigoyen is probably not for you. If, however, you are not obsessed with numbers, prefer to be rewarded for your fish and fancy a unique challenge then you must visit the Irigoyen. This is why the river has reached cult status in only a few years and is where many anglers – me being one of them choose to return to annually beyond all others. Aardvark McLeod Sporting Travel Specialists have the worldwide distribution on the Irigoyen. For further information visit: www.aardvarkmcleod.com 16

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It’s fishing, but not as you know it!

We have fished the flats and walked the banks. For truly unbiased advice or a copy of our free newsletter please contact us. Aardvark McLeod • RBL House • Ordnance Road • Tidworth • Hampshire • SP9 7QD T: +44 (0) 1980 847389 • mail@aardvarkmcleod.com • www.aardvarkmcleod.com

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TH E WADE R MAKE RS

MADE BY HAND. HEART. AND SOUL. THE BEST WADERS IN THE WORLD STEM FROM INNOVATIVE DESIGN, CUTTING-EDGE MATERIALS, AND TENACIOUS TESTING. THEY’RE ALSO THE END RESULT OF A PAINSTAKING PROCESS AND THE SKILLED WORKERS WHO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO IT EVERY DAY. TO REACH AN IMPENETRABLE LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE REQUIRES BUCKING THE NOTION OF MASS PRODUCTION AND ADHERING TO AN ETHOS OF ONE-AT-A-TIME. IT TAKES CHARACTER TO CRAFT AN AMERICAN ARCHETYPE. AND IT’S A MAKEUP THAT DEFINES THESE MEN AND WOMEN: BOZEMAN, MONTANA-BASED FOLKS WHO RISE EARLY, TOIL AT THEIR TRADE, AND USE THE TOOLS THEY’RE BESTOWED WITH—TWO CAPABLE HANDS COMBINED WITH KEEN EYES FOR QUALITY AND FUNCTION. FROM A BLANK ROLL OF GORE-TEX® FABRIC, THE SAME HANDS THAT DOUBLE-HAUL SINK TIPS AND STROKE DRIFTBOAT OARS CUT, SEW, TAPE AND, FROM BOOTIE ON UP, HAND-BUILD EVERY WADER THAT BEARS THEIR MARK. THAT’S WHY THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY.

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THE MAKERS Creating the world’s best waders begins with premium ingredients. Omissions are not allowed. Substitutions? Not a chance. And, just like all great recipes, there’s a closely guarded secret to our method that takes the final product to the highest level. It’s not any one material, nor is it any one special tool. It’s the love, passion and artistry put in to each and every cut, seam and stitch by the skilled and steady hands of our wader makers — Bozeman, Montana-based craftsmen

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STEP

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1. The finest materials, including proprietary GORE-TEX® are selected for construction of Simms waders. 2. Size sets are received, patterns are drawn and cut by hand. 3. Belt loops, back labels, reinforcement panels and pockets are pressed on. 4. Body panels are sewn. 5. Seams are taped and patched at the end of every tape run and seam intersection. 20

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REPAIRS

6. Suspenders and gravel guards are attached. 7. Stockingfeet are cut, glued, assembled, taped (inside and out) and attached. 8. Every wader is turned inside out, filled with water, proven leak free, then hung to dry. The wader is now ready to be shipped. 9. Simms’ onsite Repair Center performs maintenance and repairs so you can keep fishing.

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Each Simms wader is designed to allow for comfort in all fishing situations - sitting, knee-ling, hiking and getting to your secret fishing hole. The optimum solution for anglers in extended and extreme conditions is GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric technology. All of the waders manufactured in Simms’ Bozeman, Montana factory utilize GORE-TEX® 3- and 5-layer fabric to ensure an extremely hard-wearing product - durable enough to stand up to the dayto-day use of professional guides.

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G 4 TM

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The angler evolution has been distilled to three simple steps: Catch a fish. Catch many fish. Catch the fish. Wise words, but limiting. In reality you define your fishing quest. And wherever it leadse, G4Z® Stockingfoots Waders are built for the pinnacle with 5-layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric that bolsters durability and enhances breathability by 25%. Powered by the most feature-rich mix on the market, G4Zs include a YKK® waterproof center-front zipper for easy access and optimal ventilation as well as plush handwarmer pockets to toast frozen digits fast, and everything you need for an evolved wader that goes way beyond the basic.

G4Z® Adjustable stretch spacer mesh/elastic suspenders provide the most advanced & comfortable suspender system available

Super-Fly Patch & Retractor

2 large zippered chest pockets to accommodate fly boxes Micro-fleece lined hand warmer pocket offers quick/easy hand warm-up

Built-in low-profile belt loops with high-quality 2” elastic belt featuring Simms Trout side-release buckle Extended YKK® Aquaseal® waterproof center-front zipper allows easy access for quick relief & additional ventilation; the center-front zip also allows for allows easy on/off capability Simms Exclusive 5-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell in seat, waist and legs Patented front and back leg seams provide an articulated fit, maximum comfort & mobility

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////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// From backyard boat ramp to AK tent camp, Simms’ G4 ProTM Stockingfoot wader is “lived in” by more professional guides than all others combined. Rugged and ultra-quiet 5-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell technology in the seat, leg, and waist takes stay-dry to the next level—enhancing your internal A/C capabilities with 25% more breathability. In addition, G4s feature the largest zippered chest pockets available on any Simms waders, plus a flip-out tippet tender to keep all your river mainstays in tow. G4 Pro. Guides’ pick for the future of fishing seasons in session.

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Adjustable stretch spacer mesh/elastic suspenders provide the most advanced & comfortable suspender system available Largest zippered chest pocket available to accommodate fly boxes

Comfortable lined hand warmer pockets provide room for heater packs, offer quick/easy hand warm-up & convenient hand placement

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Built-in low-profile belt loops with high-quality 2” elastic belt featuring Simms’ Trout side-release buckle

Simms Exclusive 5-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell in seat, waist and legs

Patented front and back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort & mobility

Articulated knees for maximum comfort & mobility

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Powered by 25% more breathable GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, Simms’ G3 Stockingfoot wader just got revamped for a lifetime of in-river marching orders. Wrap raw hands in the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining, then reach for everything you need for successful fishing missions via an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials. Patented front and back leg seam construction delivers an articulated fit that fights wear zones, bolsters wader longevity, and maximizes mobility either in the drift boat or hiking for riches well beyond road’s end. TM

G3 G U I DE

Adjustable elastic 1.5” suspenders with YKK® non-locking buckles Zippered chest pocket & Integrated Utility Tabs

Reach-through hand warmer pocket with stormflaps

Built-in low-profile belt loops

High-quality 2” elastic belt featuring Simms trout buckle

Water-resistant zippered hand pocket

YKK® Aquaseal waterproof fly zipper

Patented front and back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort & mobility

Articulated knees for maximum comfort & mobility

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Integrated Abrasion-resistant built-in Gravel Guards


////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Sorry guys, when you’re wading chest deep through spring runoff, launching laser beam casts to 20-pound steelhead—size matters. Meaning the size that fits. Simms’ Women’s G3 Guide™ Waders are sized right from a slim boot to accommodating upper, with microfleece-lined hand warmer and zippered chest pockets where you need them. The women’s specific cut features patented front/back leg seam construction to minimize wear and delivers enhanced mobility befitting of extra-big pursuits.

W O M E N’S

Adjustable elastic 1.5” suspender with YKK® non-locking buckles

Chest pocket design & adjustable shock cord cinch at top of wader Reach-through hand warmer pocket with increased volume & micro-fleece lining WATERPROOF WADER POUCH (Sold seperatly)

Built-in low profile belt loops with nylon wading belt

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Women’s specific cut features higher chest and patented front/ back leg seam constructions

Patented front & back leg seams provide an articulated Women specific fit & provide all day comfort

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Simms’ new Headwaters™ Pro Stockingfoots are handcrafted from 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Fabric and powered by our industry-leading G3 Guide™ architecture. Patented front- and back-leg seam construction boosts both mobility and durability on the trail and in the flow. Pass through handwarmer pockets provide a cold-weather sanctuary, while chest storage pockets provide ample capacity for tools and fly boxes. Abrasion bucking, built-in gravel guards and anatomical hourglass stocking feet round out this IFTD 2016 award-winning wader.

H EADWATE R S PR O Adjustable 1.5” elastic suspenders with opposing buckles for waist high conversion Flip out Tippet Tender™ with secure zippered internal storage pocket

Pass through, lined hand warmer with chest storage pocket

Built in belt loop at center back with multiple height options for a concise fit

Patented front and back leg seam construction offers improved articulation and reduces abrasion in critical wear zones

Abrasion-resistant, built-in Gravel Guards

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FABRIC TECH: Fabric Tech: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro wader laminate with reinforced lower legs Approx. Weight: 43oz. / 1200g

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Adjustable elastic suspenders with opposing buckles

Chest pocket design & adjustable shock cord cinch at top of wader

Convertible upper with innovative extension system at waist allows easy conversion from pant to chest high wader

Waistband construction with integrated belt loops & high-quality 2” elastic belt Lightweight GORE-TEX® 3-layer fabric in light color offers a versatile solution for fresh & saltwater enviroments

Patented front & back leg seams provide articulated fit, maximum comfort & mobility

Abrasion-resistant built-in Gravel Guards

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F R E E S TO N E ®

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Embrace the deep wade. Corner comfort. And access the untrammeled—unscathed—in Simms’ Freestone® waders, powered by a Toray® QuadraLam™ perimeter that breathes easy, repels water, and bushwhacks with aplomb. Angler-driven architecture includes articulated engineering, with center leg-seam construction that prioritizes fit. Toast icy digits inside the fleece-lined reach-through handwarmer pocket. Conveniently convert from chest- to waist-high level thanks to reversible suspender buckles. Tap an internal zipper interface that synchs with the Tippet Tender™ Pocket or Waterproof Wader Pouch. And treat your feet right, with hourglass patterning for glovelike boot-to-stockingfoot fit.

F R E E STO N E ®

Adjustable elastic suspenders with opposing buckles Reach-through hand warmer pocket is fleece lined for comfort, and offers secure storage for gear

Built-in belt loop at center back; nylon wading belt included

Articlulated patterning combined with center leg seam construction offer the ultimate in fit and comfort

Integrated waistband adjustment offers comfort and security on the river

WATERPROOF WADER POUCH (Sold seperatly)

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Internal zipper interface for attaching the Tippet Tender™ Pocket or Waterproof Wader Pouch Abrasion-resistant built-in Gravel Guards

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Hourglass stockingfoot patterning eliminates excess material and offers a low profile fit in a wading boot


////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Simms’ develops all its women’s waders with beta from the world’s best female guides. Enter the new Freestone® Stockingfoots, where articulated patterning in cahoots with center leg seams prioritize fit for appreciated fishing comfort. The Toray® QuadraLam™ perimeter breathes easy, repels water, and bushwhacks with conviction, while waders conveniently convert from chest- to waist-high level thanks to reversible suspender buckles. Fleece-lined reach-through pockets keep hands nimble through nuclear weather and amplify storage options.

W O M E N’S

F R E E STO N E ®

Reversible suspender buckles offer an easy conversion to a waist high wader

Reach-through handwarmer pocket is fleece lined for comfort, and offers secure storage for gear

WATERPROOF WADER POUCH (Sold seperatly)

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Internal zipper interface for attaching the Tippet Tender™ Pocket or Waterproof Wader Pouch

Simms’ proven Women’s wader fit developed with feedback from the best female guides in the world

Articlulated patterning combined with center leg seam construction offer the ultimate in fit and comfort

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Whether immersed in a snot-slick north Umpqua

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scrambles

into the black canyon abyss, good footing is essential to your fishing missions. Simms’ intrepid footwear lineup rounds the bend, aleuts the flat, combs the beach, and excels in taxing ocean environments thanks to technical aspects that simply enhance the essential act of mobility. These

superior

kicks

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CleanstreamTM

designs to minimize the spread of invasive ”Hitch-Hickers”, unsurpassed Midsole technology for ultra-plush cushioning, and StreatreadTM soles for unparalleled grip in and out of the water. Step into Simms today and walk away with State-Of-The-Art Performance for your feet.

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The RiverTread™ platform is designed for the demanding angler looking for the best wading footwear on the market. RiverTread™ features Simms’ engineered components to maximize comfort, performance, and slip-resistance. Our RiverTread™ boots allow the transfer of Proprioception better than any other boots on the market. Unlike stiff-soles wading boots, the RiverTread™ platforms shape to the terrain putting more rubber in contact with the river bottom, allowing the angler to better feel the changing terrain and enhancing proprioception. When fishing, this means you stay upright and balanced with less effort and ready for a full day on the water stalking the most exclusive fish species.

RIVERTREAD™ PLATFORM

R E D E FI N I N G B ETTE R G R I P

BENEFITS:

> ALIGNS FOOT FOR ALL-DAY COMFORT AND OPTIMIZES BIOMECHANICS > CUSHIONING FOR HIKING COMFORT AND ENHANCES PROPRIOCEPTION > PROVIDES LIGHTWEIGHT CLEAT RETENTION AND ENHANCES PROPRIOCEPTION > LONG-LASTING TRACTION ON TRAILS, SLIP-RESISTANCE IN WATER AND TOE PROTECTION

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G4® BOA® BOOT: Fully-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off // Boa® Closure System for easy-on/easy-off & a precision, on-demand fit. // MATERIAL TECH: A waterproof PU-coated leather & TPU-coated textile upper with an asymmetrical Boa® Closure System & full neoprene lining; Built on the Simms RiverTread™ Platform with a 4.0mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole. 2 G3® GUIDETM BOOT: Light and durable balance of wet trail & all-day wading // RiverTread™ platform for guide-ready wading performance, support & traction TPU molded heel clip for positive heel fit & hiking security // Partially-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off // MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof nubuck leather & TPU-coated textile upper, RiverTread™ platform/4.0mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole. G3® GUIDETM BOOT FELT: MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof nubuck leather & TPU-coated textile upper, RiverTread™ platform/12mm Felt outsole.

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HARDBITE™ STAR CLEAT

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The StreamTread™ platform is designed for the angling enthusiast looking for all-round, heavy-duty wading footwear. All the styles that feature the StreamTread™ platform have been providing our faithful with years of reliable, trustworthy wading confidence. Vibram® soles are built from the bottom up and are designed to overcome very specific obstacles an a variety of terrains. Vibram® invests heavily in research and development of products never overlooking even the most minute detail. Vibram® soles boast innovative compounds and technical sole patterns, specifically developed to meet the challenges of many different environments and applications.

STREAMTREAD™ PLATFORM

BENEFITS: > OFFERS A STURDY, WADING-READY DECK > HEEL-HOLD AND LATERAL STABILITYFOR ALL-DAY WADING SECURITY > CUSHIONING FOR ALL-DAY WADING COMFORT > MAXIMUM RIGIDITY AND CLEAT RETENTION FOR HEAVY-DUTY WADING > SLIP-RESISTANCE IN WATER AND TOE PROTECTION

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RIVERTEKTM 2 BOA® BOOT: A wading boot with a tuned combination of reliability, performance & quick adjustment // Boa® Closure System for easy-on/easy-off & a precision, on-demand fit. // Molded TPU skid plates located in high-wear areas for added durability & protection // Partially-lined with neoprene for warmth, cushioning & easy-on/off. MATERIAL TECH: A waterproof synthetic leather, molded TPU & scratch rubber upper; StreamTread™ platform/3.0mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole. 2 RIVERTEKTM 2 BOA® BOOT FELT: MATERIAL TECH: A waterproof synthetic leather, molded TPU & scratch rubber upper / 12mm Felt outsole. 3 FREESTONE® BOOT: A boot that features an engineered balance of value & wading performance // Neoprene-lined collar for all-around hiking & wading comfort // Neoprene-lined collar for all-around hiking & wading comfort. MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic full-grain leather upper; StreamTread™ platform/3.0mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole. 4 FREESTONE® BOOT FELT: MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic full-grain leather upper; StreamTread™ platform/12mm Felt outsole.

HARDBITE™ STAR CLEAT

ALUMIBITE™ STAR CLEAT

HARDBITE™ STUD – VIBRAM

HARDBITE™ STUD – FELT

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The Headwaters Pro™ platform is designed to offer ultimate fit, support and comfort while wading. These nubuck leather boots feature improved cleat retention and proprioception in combination with dual density EVA midsoles that ensure superb shock absorbtion.

1 HEADWATERS™ PRO BOOT brings trusted traction and durable performance to the pursuit.

Waterproof nubuck leather with a scratch rubber upper combine to limit line-snares while winning the war against wear and tear. Dual-density EVA midsoles minimize shock. The angler-appreciated Headwaters® platform maximizes underfoot stability. Finally, Vibram® Idrogrip outsoles have ESS plates for improved cleat retention. They also help bolster grip on the slipperiest trails and streams thanks to proprioception engineering that puts more rubber in contact with the river bottom.rubber outsoles for powerful grip.

2 HEADWATERS™ PRO BOOT FELT brings superior skills to slick underfoot scenarios. Waterproof

nubuck leather with a scratch rubber upper combine to limit line-snares while simultaneously winning the war against wear and tear. Dual-density EVA midsoles minimize shock while an angler-appreciated Headwaters® wading platform maximizes underfoot stability. And full-coverage retention plates provide superior rigidity and the perfect home for Hardbite studs. Felt 12mm outsoles come standard.

HARDBITE™ STAR CLEAT

ALUMIBITE™ STAR CLEAT

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BENEFITS: > WATERPROOF NUBUCK LEATHER & SCRATCH RUBBER UPPER > DUAL-DENSITY EVA MIDSOLE FOR SHOCK ABSORPTION > HEADWATERS® PLATFORM FOR MAXIMUM UNDERFOOT STABILITY > FULL COVERAGE RETENTION PLATE FOR MAXIMUM RIGIDITY & STUD RETENTION > 12MM FELT OUTSOLE


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The Headwaters™ platform is engineered for the dedicated angler looking for a reliable wading boot construction that will hold up in the most demanding conditions. The Headwaters™ platform features Simms proven components that enhance proprioception for maximum underfoot stability, control and slip-resistance.

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1 SIMMS’ HEADWATERS™ BOOT has a lightweight, durable platform that maximizes underfoot stability,

control, and slip-resistance. The scratch rubber and high-denier nylon upper ensure long life, and a partial neoprene lining adds cushioning and easy on/off performance. Additional features include a dual-density EVA midsole for absorbing shock, ESS plates for improved cleat/stud retention, and proven Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsoles for powerful grip.

2 HEADWATERS™ BOOT FELT is an all-day ally powered by a lightweight, durable platform that

maximizes balance and control. The scratch rubber and high-denier nylon upper ensure long life. A partial neoprene lining adds appreciated cushioning and easy on/off performance. Dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock and bolster comfort. And die-cut, full coverage retention plates enhance rigidity.

HARDBITE™ STAR CLEAT

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VAPOR BOOT: Lightweight, fast & minimal wading boot with a synthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper // Anatomical top line at collar for all-day hiking // Partially-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off // Lightweight: VaporTread™ platform for an engineered balance of fast hiking & wading performance. MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper; VaporTread™ platform/4.0mm Vibram® Megagrip rubber outsole.

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WOMENS VAPOR BOOT: Lightweight, fast, & minimal wading boot with a synthetic leather, textile & scratch rubber upper // VaporTread™ platform for an engineered balance of fast hiking and wading performance // Partially-lined with neoprene for wading warmth, cushioning & easy-on/easy-off // Women’s-specific last for precision fit, comfort, and all-day adventure angling. MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic leather, textile and scratch rubber upper; VaporTread™ platform/4.0mm Vibram® Megagrip®

HARDBITE™ STAR CLEAT

ALUMIBITE™ STAR CLEAT

HARDBITE™ STUD – VIBRAM

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TRAI L R EADY, WAD I N G R EADY The Vaportread™ is designed for the adventurous angler looking for an innovative piece of footwear that is both trail-ready and wading-ready perfect for accessing remote, prisitine backcountry fishing holes. The molded 3D footbed with arch support and ball flex aligns the foot for all day comfort and optimizes biomechanics. A molded TPU heel clip secures the heel and adds lateral stability for all day hiking and wading. The molded dual-density EVA midsole creates additional cushioning for hiking comfort and enhanced proprioception. Trying to reduce weight for the trail a molded, minimal TPU retentioin plate was hidden between the midsole and outsole to provide light weight cleat retention and to enhance proprioception. For long lasting traction on trails, slip resistance in water and toe protection, a revolutionized molded VIBRAM® IDROGRIP® rubber outsole with self-sharpening multi-directional lugs was created. BENEFITS:

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BENEFITS: 1 ALUMIBITE™ STAR CLEAT

> CORROSION-FREE ALUMINIUM IS SOFTER THAN CARBIDE AND CONFORMS TO THE MICRO SURFACES OF

ROCKS PRODUCING EXCELLENT GRIP > DESIGNED TO FIT PRE-DEFINED CLEAT LOCATIONS ON VIBRAMTM RUBBER OUTSOLES FEATURED ON SIMMS RIVERTREADTM, STREAMTREADTM AND VAPORTREADTM PLATFORMS > MACHINED AND MANUFACTURED IN BOZEMAN, MONTANA

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> DESIGNED TO FIT PRE-DEFINED CLEAT LOCATIONS ON VIBRAMTM RUBBER OUTSOLES FEATURED ON SIMMS RIVERTREADTM, STREAMTREADTM AND VAPORTREADTM PLATFORMS > CARBIDE CHIPS WELDED TO EACH ARM OF THE CLEAT FOR ADDED TRACTION AND DURABILITY > 1/4” HEX HEAD SCREW AND HEX NUT DRIVER > WELDED CARBIDE GRIPPER PELLETS ENHANCE TRACTION AND DURABILITY

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CASUAL, COMFORTABLE KICKS IDEAL FOR ON AN OFF WATER Built for comfort and driven by the desire to out-fish your friends, Simms’ new Westshore™ lace-up is an elevated everyday fishing ally. From the top, soft genuine suede-leather with a microfiber lining look and feel great, while snag-free uppers ensure your casts won’t fall short. On the ground floor, Right Angle® Footbed technology boosts biomechanics and bolsters comfort; dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock; and appreciated non-marking rubber outsoles come standard.

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ON AND OFF RIVER COMFORT

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BENEFITS: > CASUAL SHOE WITH FISHING-SPECIFIC DETAILS > GENUINE SUEDE LEATHER UPPER WITH MICROFIBER LINING > RIGHT ANGLE® FOOTBED CREATES PROPER FOOT BIOMECHANICS FOR ALL DAY COMFORT > DUAL-DENSITY EVA MIDSOLE FOR SHOCK ABSORPTION > NO-LINE CATCH UPPER > NON-MARKING RUBBER OUTSOLE 42

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WESTSHORETM SHOE: Features Right Angle® Footbeds for all-day comfort, support, and superior fit. Washed canvas and scratch rubber uppers are city street to boat deck activated. While additional benefits include dual-density EVA midsoles that absorb shock; scratch rubber toe bumpers that bolster durability; no-catch uppers for headache-free line maintenance; siped soles that slip less; and Agion® anti-odor technology. 2 WESTSHORETM SLIP ON SHOE : Features Right Angle® Footbeds for all-day comfort, support, and superior fit. Washed canvas and scratch rubber uppers are city street to boat deck ready. Dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock; scratch rubber toe bumpers bolster durability; no-catch uppers make for headache-free line maintenance; siped soles slip less; and Agion® anti-odor technology. 3 WESTSHORE® SLIP: Features Right Angle™ Footbed technology for comfort, support, and a fatigue-alleviating fit. Canvas, neoprene-lined straps are extra plush for all-day wear. And molded EVA midsoles have integrated arch supports and water channels, while additional features include medial and lateral heel wraps, and non-marking, siped rubber outsoles. 4 CURRENTS® BOAT SHOE: come ocean equipped with the all-day comfort and support of Right Angle® Footbed technology. Seamless TPU welded and quick-dry mesh uppers fight water retention. Smooth uppers, featuring a bungee lacing closure, are line-catch-free. And non-marking rubber soles are siped for proven no-slip grip. Additional features include EVA footbeds and Agion® anti-odor technology. 1

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BENEFITS: > WASHED CANVAS & SCRATCH RUBBER UPPER > DUAL-DENSITY EVA MIDSOLE FOR SHOCK ABSORPTION > SCRATCH RUBBER TOE BUMPER FOR DURABILITY > NO-LINE CATCH UPPER > SIPED FOR MAXIMUM SLIP RESISTANCE > NON-MARKING RUBBER OUTSOLE

WESTSHORETM SHOE

BENEFITS: > CANVAS UPPER FULLY-LINED WITH NEOPRENE > MOLDED EVA MIDSOLE WITH INTEGRATED ARCH SUPPORT, WATER CHANNELS & LEATHER DECK > SIPED GUM RUBBER OUTSOLE WITH MEDIAL & LATERAL HEEL WRAP FOR STABILILTY > NON-MARKING RUBBER OUTSOLE

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BENEFITS: > SEAMLESS TPU WELDED & QUICK-DRY MESH UPPER RESISTS WATER RETENTION > BUNGIE LACING CLOSURE > NO-LINE CATCH UPPER > EVA FOOTBED > SIPED FOR MAXIMUM SLIP RESISTANCE > NON-MARKING RUBBER OUTSOLE

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Because fishing is a four-season pursuit full of mixed variables, Simms pours thousands of hours into outerwear R & D for a stacked lineup of rugged all-weather performers. From hood to cuff, each Simms jacket is designed to allow for comfort in all conditions, in any fishing environment. Simms Outerwear – where cutting-edge comfort comes standard.

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THE ULTIMATE WADING JACKET Dress for absolute angling success in Simms’ versatile, stormproof G4 Pro™ Jacket. Featuring updated GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, G4 pro™ are 15% lighter than previous incarnations, while boasting an increase in bomber abrasion resistance and tear strength from top to bottom. Slip your hands into the drink, caress the tail of a two-footer, and keep inner sleeves dry thanks to the highly water-resistant Dry Cuff system. And source savvy architectural accents via nine storage pockets, including fly-box friendly bellowed and zippered chest options, two tippet pockets, a convenient sleeve stash, internal woven stretch storage, and one heaping back compartment—big enough to swallow your lunch, and then some. Welcome to the unmatched G4 Pro™.

G4 Microfleece-lined collar provides added protection from the elements

Fully adjustible storm hood the hood around the face, including a full lockdown to minimize water entrance

Tuck-away fly patch Folds out to hold flies or our Fractal foam fly patch

Internal zipperd pocket

9 total storage pockets

Two patented built-in retractors 2 bellowed chest pockets

2 zippered chest pockets

Highly water-resistant Dry Cuff™ design keeps water out of the sleeve when tailing fish or casting in the rain

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When rainfall powerwashes the Pacific Northwest, find returns of ocean-bright steelhead or salmon and seek fortress-like shelter in Simms’ Slick Jacket. Propelled by GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, with stretch, the Slick flows with your body for superior mobility, while the ultraclean outside-in design delivers snag-free performance from hood to bottom hem. Features include ample storage via large integrated chest pockets for fly boxes and tip-wallets, coupled with internal organization for river mainstays such as sunglasses, tippets, and leaders. Watertight, adjustable cuffs and a dual draw-cord waist keep the dank out, while plush hand warmer pockets with interior pass-thru zips allow you to access waders lying within, without breeching your external bulwark. TM

Fully adjustible storm hood the hood around the face, including a full lockdown to minimize water entrance

Microfleece-lined collar provides added protection from the elements

2 large hand warmer pockets with YKK® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® ultra water-resistant zips and interior pass-thru zips for access to inside of jacket

1 interior chest pocket with magnetic closure

2 large chest pockets capable of storing a “6-pack” of fly boxes with internal organization

Watertight adjustable Shingle cuff

FABRIC TECH:

3-LAYER GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL FABRIC; 92% NYLON, 8% ELASTANE; 100% NYLON BACKER INTERIOR

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GORE-TEX® FISHING FORTRESS, WITH GUIDE-APPROVED ARCHITECTURE INSIDE AND OUT G3 Guide™ Jacket is 25 percent lighter, while ratcheting performance thanks to rugged, rip-stopping 3-layer GORE-TEX® Shell fabric. Guide-tested including 2 large top-loaded fly boxes pockets and zippered chest, internal stash, and micro fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets. The stowable 3-point Storm Hood adjusts to fight the fiercest downpour. And proven Dry Cuffs keep water out of the sleeves when tailing, and releasing, fish.

Tuck-away, 3-point adjustable Storm Hood

Tuck-away fly patch Folds out to hold flies or our Fractal foam fly patch 7 storage pockets: 2 top-load chest pockets, 2 zippered chest pockets, 1 internal stash pocket

Micro-fleece lined hand-warmer pockets

Water-resistant Dry Cuffs keeps water out of sleeves

FABRIC TECH:

3-LAYER GORE-TEX® SHELL FABRIC; 100% NYLON 70D RIP-STOP FACE WITH TRICOT BACKER

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THE G3 GUIDE™ JACKET THE EVOLUTION OF SIMMS G3 GUIDE™ JACKET CONTINUES. In 2004, Simms upped the ante with the release of the G3 Guide™ Jacket. Since that time, the G3 has become a staple amongst the guide community and hardcore anglers who refuse to let the conditions get in the way of their fishing. For 2015, the product team at Simms accomplished the task of taking this G Series favorite to a new level. When the original G3 Guide™ Jacket was released it was a fairly aggressive move for Simms. The goal was to create the most technical wading jacket on the market which resulted in an end product that was aesthetically much different than any other piece of Simms outerwear. “The initial goal of the G3 Guide™ Jacket wasn’t to create a wading jacket that addressed a different demographic, it was simply for the jacket to speak to super technical guides and anglers.” says Diane Bristol of Simms “We wanted the G3 Guide™ Jacket to be the next innovation in rain jackets. Compared to say the Guide™ Jacket, the G3 Guide™ Jacket had a super clean front, much lower profile and just an overall more progressive look.” Since 2004, there have been numerous iterations of the jacket, each surpassing its predecessor in terms of ruggedness and performance. The latest offers the same weatherproof protection as always but is tougher and more functional than ever before. On the new jacket, one of the main goals was to turn up the ruggedness. In order to do so, the G3 Guide™ Jacket received a new fabric package. “We worked super close with GORE-TEX® when deciding on new fabric. In the end, we decided to go with a rugged rip-stopping 3-layer GORE-TEX® Shell fabric which really ratcheted up the performance of the jacket.” says Simms Category Manager of Outerwear, Curtis Graves. To really take the G3’s weather protection to the next level, Simms incorporated a newly constructed, stowable 3-point adjustable hood, dual draw cord bottom hem and the Dry Cuff which is the most water-tight, dunkable cuff in the line. It’s been many years since Simms dropped the first G3 Guide™ Jacket and just like the first, the goal of the new G3 is to keep you on the water longer by pushing the envelope of technology and performance. Whether your swinging for chrome or chucking streamers for two-footers, the new G3 Guide™ Jacket keeps you in the moment when the bad weather rains down on good fishing. // John Frazier

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G U I D E TM

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Charge hard into the elements with Simms’ Guide Jacket, powered by contoured design lines, savvy sleeve articulation, and the highly breathable benefits of 3-layer GORE-TEX® Shell fabric. Angler-driven accents start with Shingle Cuffs that prevent up-sleeve water migration, a lined, wind-cutting collar, and fulltime shelter under an adjustable stormproof hood. Additional features follow suit, such as fly-box friendly zippered chest pockets, an internal stretchwoven pocket, and a large vertical-zip back pocket—big enough to swallow everything from copious fishing gear to essential gummy bear rations. While a YKK® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® main zipper seals in the warmth and style integral to this go-to piece built to fish through it all.

W O M E N’ S

Microfleece-lined collar provides added protection from the elements

YKK® VT9 AquaGuard® VISLON® main zipper and matching tippet pocket zippers

4 storage pockets: 2 zippered chest pockets, 1 internal stretchwoven pocket and 1 large back storage pocket

Contoured design lines and sleeve articulation provide a women’s fit that works in harmony with the highly breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX® shell fabric

Water tight Shingle Cuff design keeps eliminates line catching

FABRIC TECH:

3-LAYER GORE-TEX® SOFT -100% POLYESTER FACE

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STAY-DRY GORE-TEX® Shell, WITH GUIDE-DRIVEN EXECUTIONS FROM HEM TO HOOD The redesigned Guide™ Jacket is built-to-fish with Gore-Tex® Shell fabric that’s waterproof, breathable, lightweight, and tenacious against tears. Guide-tested features include two top-loading, fly-box compatible storage pockets with integrated retractors and Shingle Cuff™ engineering for unimpeded casting. A Tuck-Away fly patch folds out to hold sidelined bugs.

Dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem

Tuck-away fly patch Folds out to hold flies or our Fractal foam fly patch

2 top-load storage pockets with Simms’ integrated retractors

Micro-fleece lined hand-warmer pockets

Shingle Cuff™ is watertight & eliminates line catch points

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BEST IN CLASS WATERPROOF-BREATHABLE PROTECTION Simms’ Challenger Jacket features 2-layer Toray® fabric with fully taped seams for 100-percent waterproof, breathable performance. Revive cold hands in fleece-lined pockets and dodge hard rain by ducking inside a 3-point adjustable storm hood that conveniently stows in the collar. External architecture includes a YKK® VISLON® center front zipper with a storm flap for added protection. Finally, a dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem customizes fit, while dual kill-switch anchor points add on-the-water safety. The Challenger Bib features an adjustable hem and adjustable suspenders ensure great fit and absolute comfort. Revive cold hands in fleece-lined pockets. And, finally, keep loose gear and pliers contained thanks to a single thigh pocket with a reinforced tool sheath.

38mm adjustable suspenders 3-point adjustable storm hood with stowage in collar

YKK® Vislon® CF zipper with external storm flap

Hand-warmer pockets

Chest pocket with YKK® AquaGuard® zippers

2 micro-fleece lined hand-warmer pockets

Full-length, 2-way leg zippers offer ease of entry/exit & add additional ventilation

Fully taped seams for 100% waterproof performance Single thigh pocket with reinforced plier sheath

Adjustable hem

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PRO DRYTM

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GALE FORCE DEFENSE SYSTEM, POWERED BY GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL FABRIC Simms’ redesigned ProDry™ Jacket & Bib is 25 percent lighter for enhanced stowability. While proven waterproof, durable Pro Shell fabric sets the performance standard for oceanic endeavors to the pro bass tour. Optimized architecture includes high-capacity zippered chest pockets, secured with water repellent YKK® AQUAGUARD® VISLON® zippers. Micro fleece lined-pockets thaw hardworking hands. Dry Cuff™ engineering blocks water at the sleeve. And the Cohaesive™ cord lock system intuitively manages internal adjustments, simplifying the act of cinching comfort in. A lower leg hem-lifter adjusts pant length to prevent cuff/heel drag on boat decks. And full length, 2-way leg zippers ventilate, while delivering appreciated entry/exit convenience.

Tuck-away, 3-point adjustable Storm Hood keeps water out & designed to wear well with a hat

Overzised collar to protect from elements

2 chest pockets with YKK® AquaGuard® zippers

2 micro-fleece lined hand-warmer pockets

Dry Cuff™ design locks water out of the sleeve

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3 storage pockets: 2 top-load thigh pockets with plier sleeves, & zippered chest storage pocket

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3-point adjustable Storm Hood

2 large YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® zippered fly box pockets

2 upper hand-warmer pockets

Shingle Cuff™ is watertight & eliminates line catch points

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2-LAYER GORE-TEX® SHELL FABRIC 100% NYLON 70D RIP-STOP FACE; 100% POLYESTER 20D RIP-STOP LINER; PRIMALOFT® SILVER INSULATION 100G BODY, 60G/SLEEVES & HOOD - RETAINS ITS INSULATION POWER WHEN WET FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2017

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ACKLINS JACKET: Designed for warm weather, less layering & improved mobility // 3-point cinch storm hood with drop collar construction, extended length mesh-lined hand pockets with 2 way zipper for easy access, venting & low profile bellow zippered chest pocket // YKK® AquaGuard® VT10 CF lightweight/ flexible zipper with interior storm flap for added protection // Articulated sleeves with VELCRO® cuff closure & adjustable bottom hem with kill switch d-rings. MATERIAL TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Shell 100% Nylon 20 Denier ripstop face & tricot backer; 100% Polyester mesh lining pockets & vents. 2 RIFFLE JACKET: Fully taped seams // Pass-through hand-warmer pocket // Minimal line catch points, featuring 2 internal chest pockets // YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® zipper with interior storm flap // Dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem MATERIAL TECH: 3-layer Toray® waterproof/breathable fabric; 100% dull polyester ripstop with fully taped seams.

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Simms’ packable, waterproof 2.5-layer Waypoints® Jacket is determined to keep you dry. Details include an ultralight build, where the jacket stuffs into itself for convenient stowage via the left-hand pocket. Anti-catch molded cuffs eliminate line snags, and trusted YKK® VISLON® CF zippers bring failsafe performance to this restless, on-the-go piece. 1

WAYPOINTS JACKET 100% waterproof/breathable protection // Packable stow pocket in left hand pocket // Exterior storm flap // Anti-line catch molded cuff tab // YKK® VISLON® CF zipper

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WAYPOINTS PANT 100% waterproof/breathable protection // Packable stow pocket in rear hip pocket // Elastic waistband with drawcord // Zippered hand pocket // 18” leg zipper (sized for rain boots)

Elastic waist-band with drawcord

Exterior storm flap

Packable stow pocket in rear hip pocket Zippered hand pocket

YKK® VISLON® CF zipper

Packable stow pocket in left hand pocket

Anti line catch molded cuff tab

18” leg zipper sized for rain boots

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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE Forget the weather. Remember the moment. GORE-TEX速 products provide long-lasting, comfortable weather protection you can trust from your head down to your toes. Guaranteed. The right clothing will determine whether someone is out on the water fishing or watching the fishing through the French doors at the fishing lodge. Simms速 Clothing features waterproof, windproof and soft shell fleece fabrics from the highest tech companies in the world, including GORE-TEX速 fabrics. These fabrics are also lightweight, breathable and durable - perfect for ever-changing fishing conditions. And the fishing-specific designs allow you to fish in comfort and with just the right amount of gear all in the hope you stay out on the water instead of running for the truck. This explains in 4 steps why you should choose a GORE-TEX速 product.

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Membrane

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Laminate

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Product technology

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GORE-TEX® products are well known for providing long-lasting, comfortable weather protection you can trust on. But what exactly is the GORE-TEX® fabric? Is it a coating or an impregnation? An outer fabric or an inner textile lining? It’s none of those but all of the following: 1 It´s a membrane 1.

The GORE-TEX® membrane is at the heart of all GORE-TEX® products. Due to its microporous structure it has some amazing characteristics.

The heart of all GORE-TEX® products

The GORE-TEX® membrane is an extremely thin layer of expanded polytetraflouroethylene (ePTFE). It has over 9 billion pores per square inch. It’s these pores that give the GORE-TEX® fabric its characteristics.

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The pores are 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule which means perspiration passes right trough. This is what makes the GORE-TEX® membrane breathable.

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The microscopic pores of the membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a waters droplet, which means that no rain can penetrate it. This is what makes the GORE-TEX® membrane waterproof.

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The membrane´s structure is similar to that of a hedge. The wind is caught up entirely in the branching and thus averted from the body. This is what makes the GORE-TEX® membrane windproof.

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It’s a laminate The GORE-TEX® membrane itself is only 0.01 millimeter thick. In order to use the GORE-TEX® membrane in the manufacture of a finished product, it first has to be bonded between high-performance lining and outer textiles. This combination of membrane and support material is referred to as the GORE-TEX® laminate.

DURABLE SHELL FABRIC GORE-TEX PRO SHELL MEMBRANE HIGH-PERFORMANCE LINING

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3-layer membrane

All GORE-TEX® garments have an ultra-thin treatment called DWR - a durable water repellent polymer - applied to the outermost fabric layer so that water beads up and rolls off rather than soaks in.

SEAM SEALING

5-LAYER & 3-LAYER GORE-TEX®

For durable waterproofness, GORETEX® products rely on GORE-SEAM® TAPE applied by specially trained Simms personnel.

The 5-layer GORE-TEX® features two layers of membrane plus an additional layer of shell fabric between the outershell and the lining which delivers the most rugged and durable wader construction available. In the 3-layer GORE-TEX®, the membrane is bonded between high-performance lining and shell textiles which resists wear and tear and enhances durability.

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3 It’s a product technology GORE-TEX® product technologies offer unique solutions for specific activities and climate conditions to fit your individual needs.

GORE-TEX® PRO FABRICS Garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. They combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather. The fabric’s construction keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat, so you remain cool during aerobic activities and warm during cool-down. Made to meet the high demands of (ski)mountaineers, freeriders, mountain guides and serious outdoor enthusiasts, garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are engineered with added durability to withstand abrasion in rugged environments while protecting against extreme and unpredictable conditions with frequent work-rest cycles. GORE-TEX® SHELL GORE-TEX® Shell is waterproof, lightweight, durable, breathable and designed to provide excellent, long-lasting performance in a wide range of conditions. Featured in our Acklins Jacket, G3 Guide™ Jacket, Guide Jacket, Bulkley Jacket and Contender Jacket and Bib.

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WATERPROOF Wet fabrics rob your body of warmth. GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof, allowing you to stay dry and enjoy your activity in comfort. What does it mean? We believe waterproof products shouldn’t leak - and, what is more, that this quality is retained over the entire lifetime of the product. The durability of waterproofness is really what sets GORE-TEX® products apart. GORE-TEX® fabrics withstand water-entry pressures encountered during severe weather and in demanding applications. However, a product’s waterproof protection depends on more than just the fabric. That’s why all new GORE-TEX® product prototypes from our manufacturing partners are put though a battery of tests in our labs. Only if they meet our strict weatherproof performance standards are they approved for production in a Gore certified factory. Why is it important? Wet fabrics conduct heat 3 times faster than dry clothes, robbing your body of warmth. By keeping water out, our durably waterproof clothing system prevents this heat loss. As a result, you stay dry and comfortable, even during extended use, and in harsh conditions. WINDPROOF What does it mean? Although textiles like microfibers, closely woven fabrics, and many fleece materials are often considered windproof, even light winds can penetrate most of these fabrics, making you feel chilled and uncomfortable. In technical terms, a fabric can only be considered truly windproof if its air permeability is 1.0 cfm (volume of air that passes through one cubic foot of fabric in one minute) or less. All GORE-TEX® products meet or exceed this standard. Why is it important? As cold wind blows through your clothes, it causes convective heat loss, robbing you of the warmth kept in the thin layer of air between you and your clothing. GORE-TEX® fabrics prevent this windchill from happening by stopping the wind from passing through. The result – you preserve a comfortable microclimate inside your gear. BREATHABLE GORE-TEX® fabrics allow sweat to pass through and help reduce overheating and perspiration buildup. What does it mean? “Breathability” is one of the outdoor industry’s most misunderstood terms. It is not, as many believe, about a fabric’s ability to let air move through it, rather it refers to how well it lets your sweat escape in the form of moisture vapor. Our standards require that during heavy exertion our fabrics must breathe well enough to allow sweat to evaporate easily. Why is it important? When you’re active, your skin removes excess heat via perspiration. To avoid uncomfortable sweat buildup, the GORE-TEX® membrane allows the evaporating moisture to escape through the fabric. This breathability leads to more comfortable and drier skin, even during high exertion.

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Gear Care

Users of GORE-TEX® know the importance of keeping for their garments. They also know that it is worth it in terms of what you get back. Clothes that resists cold and wet, regardless of what environments or contexts of use. By contributing to their Clothing’s long life, it also means something for the environment - ultimately it is thus a bet for all. To take care of your GORE-TEX® products has several advantages. If GORE-TEX® will keep its promise to always keep their customers dry it is required that those who have the clothes take care of them the best way. The result is a garment you can rely on long time plus a product with a long life is a win for the environment. In addition, the products are stylish and fresh. To wash your outerwear is the easiest and most important way for longer durability. Be sure to close all zippers before machine washing begins. Follow garment care label instructions, but generally GORE-TEX®’s outerwear feel best when washed at 40 C degrees with liquid detergent, FFE recommends ReviveX® fabric cleaner and not with heavily soiled laundry. DO NOT USE SOFTENER!

ReviveX® fabric cleaner

When it’s time for drying is recommended hang-drying or tumble dry on low heat. Just tumble drying product is important to you then re-enables the garment water repellent treatment, and if there is not the possibility you can also iron the outer garment. Place a towel or cloth between the iron and the garment and be careful. If you get it right, the water repellent treatment is reactivated. REMEMBER TO USE HEAT AND NO STEAM! NOTE! Do not tumble dry Waders. The Glue that attach the Neoprene foot don´t stand the heat. Use a hair dryer or Iron on GORE-TEX® garment. Is the garment so used to reading can not be reactivated, it is advisable to apply a new one. Use ReviveX® Durable Waterproofing to create or restore water, oil and stain repellency on all your favorite outerwear. Just spray this water-based formula on wet or dry garments, dry, and enjoy waterproof pants, jackets and rain gear again.

ReviveX® Durable Waterproofing

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EXPERIENCE EXTREME COLD

WITHOUT EXPERIENCING IT! It’s powerful, primal and fundamental. It allows us to get the most out of every experience. For this reason we will never stop eliminating what stands in the way of feeling good. Backed by the latest innovation and grounded in science, our technology gives you the comfort to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Comfort and innovation are as intertwined as the fibers in our insulation. Together, they make it possible to fully “Feel the Performance™” in any climate, in any condition. Originally developed to serve the needs of the U.S. Army, who desired a water resistant, synthetic alternative to goose down, PrimaLoft, Inc. is recognized as the leader and pioneer of innovative comfort solutions.

DOWNSTREAMTM SWEATER

DOWNSTREAMTM JACKET

The DOWNStream® Sweater blends 750-fill equivalent, water-repellent treated down with PrimaLoft® Gold insulation for a cold-weather counterpunch. Down insulation placed in essential thermal zones holds heat where it counts, while body mapped 100-percent high-loft synthetic insulation strategically located in the lower sleeves boosts comfort/mobility.

The DOWNStream® Jacket blends 750-fill equivalent water-repellent down with PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation for the ultimate in wet and cold weather protection. The exclusive cuff design and body mapped thermal zones in the chest and lower sleeves boost comfort/mobility while the Ripstop Pertex® Endurance outer layer sheds rain and beats wind.

FABRIC TECH: Pertex® Endurance 30d –100% nylon with waterproof/windproof coating, 20d ripstop lining – 100% polyester; Body: Primaloft® Gold Down Blend – DWR treated - 750 fill power equivalent; Cuffs/Hood: Primaloft® Gold – 133 g/m2

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EXSTREAMTM JACKET

KINETIC JACKET

This all-weather specialist jacket stays warm and delivers maximum comfort during long, subzero days on the water. Bodymapped insulation adds heat where it’s needed and bolsters mobility, with less bulk, where it’s not. ExStreams can be worn as a midlayer under waders or harness the powers of great fit.

PrimaLoft® Gold insulation stacks warmth where it’s needed for optimized layering options without the bulk. And a low-profile insulated hood, designed to layer perfectly under Storm Hoods featured on Simms’ shell pieces, adds fortress-like performance to your on-the-water arsenal.

FABRIC TECH: 100% Polyester diamond weave face fabric

FABRIC TECH: DWR treated, 100% Polyester shell with

with PrimaLoft® Silver - High Loft insulation

PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation. Polartec® Wind Pro® hardface stretch-fleece (underarm/side)

FALL RUN JACKET & VEST

FALL RUN WOMEN’S JACKET

Wherever the season takes you, Simms’ Fall Run Jacket is primed for detonation. Infused with the overachieving warmth-to-weight performance of PrimaLoft® Gold insulation, this street-style meets functional fishing jacket holds ample warmth opportunity, and multitasks as a stalwart standalone or under waders or a shell. Angler-driven architecture includes handwarmer pockets for chilled fingers in need of oven-like reprieve and a zippered chest pocket for added storage options.

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BOUNTY HUNTERTM

R O D & R E E L CAS E S

///////////////////////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Carries from 2 - 10 reels with padded, configurable dividers // Compression molded exterior for interior reel protection // Padded walls & non-scratch brushed liner fabric // Removable divider protects top of reels during transfer // Zippered mesh pockets and sleeves for leaders & lines. BOUNTY HUNTER® VAULT: Carries up to 8, 4-piece, 10-foot rods & 8-10 reels // Padded, configurable reel dividers // Multiple interior zippered mesh pockets for leaders & lines // Detachable, adjustable back & shoulder straps with a padded center-balanced handle for quick grab-and-go.

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR-CARRYING SOLUTION

GET PACKED AND READY!

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BOUNTY HUNTER REEL CASES - LG, MD, SM CAPACITY LG, MD, SM: 8-10 REELS, 4-6 REELS, 2 REELS

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BOUNTY HUNTER VAULT CAPACITY: 8 4-PIECE 10” RODS AND 8-10 REELS

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Carries up to two rods // Reel carriage holds up to 2, size 12 salt reels

// Removable, velcro fastened rod wrap straps // Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap & centered padded

handle for quick grab-and-go 2

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BOUNTY HUNTER® ROD CANONS: Carries up to six rods // movable reel storage case fits 1 spooled, ready-to-

fish reel // Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap & centered padded handle for quick grab-and-go // Compression molded end caps with removable foam with end-of-day fly attachment panel BOUNTY HUNTER® MESH REEL POUCH: 3mm neoprene side panels protect reel rims // Coated mesh allows reel lines to dry quickly.

84 CM DOUBLE 4-PIECE CASE: 2 SINGLE-HAND, 4-PIECE, 10” RODS + 2 SIZE 12 REELS SINGLE 4-PIECE CASE: 1 SINGLE-HAND, 4-PIECE, 10” RODS + 1 SIZE 12 REELS

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BOUNTY HUNTER ROD & REEL CASES

FABRIC TECH:

1680D DOBBY BALLISTIC FABRIC & HIGH-DENSITY PLASTIC TUBE WITH DWR FINISH

91 CM

132 CM LG: 18X12X6 CM MD: 15X10X6 CM 2 BOUNTY HUNTER ROD CANNONS

3 BOUNTY HUNTER MESH REEL POUCH - LG & MD

6 SINGLE-HAND: 6 SINGLE-HAND, 4-PIECE, 10” RODS + 1 REEL (91 X16CM)

FABRIC TECH:

3 SINGLE-HAND: 3 SINGLE-HAND, 4-PIECE, 10” RODS (91 X10CM)

420D NYLON OXFORD WITH PU COATING; 3MM NEOPRENE

6 SPEY: 6 DOUBLE-HAND 4-PIECE, 15” RODS + 1 REEL (132 X 16CM) 3 SPEY: 3 DOUBLE-HAND 4-PIECE, 15” RODS ( 132 X 10CM)

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G4 PRO® BACKPACK: Two fold-down workbenches, with tippet tender and floatant/shake holder attachments // Aluminum frame, removable padded waistband & sprung padded back panel for ultimate load carry // Large two-way zippered opening that folds down for easy access // Two rod tube carriers double as exterior bottle pockets & side compression straps // Catch & Release system on shoulder strap that is compatible with Way-points® Convertible Vest or Waypoints™ Chest Pack 2 G4 PRO® SLING PACK: U-shaped zippered opening for access to main compartment // Fold-down workbench, with tippet tender and floatant/shake holder attach-ments // Water-resistant interior lining bag for deep wading // Magnetic tool ports for tool access & storage // Ergonomically designed shoulder strap for vertical carry 3 G4 PRO® HIP PACK: Easy to open and access gear with wide mouth peel back zipper // Removable padded shoulder strap & side secure strap // Fold-down workbench, with tippet tender and floatant/shake holder attach-ments // Bellowed hip belt pockets, stretch mesh bottled pocket and exterior compression straps to stash jacket or net. 4 G4 PRO® TACTICAL HIP PACK: Simms branded squeeze water bottle in exterior nesting pocket included // Removable padded shoulder strap & side secure strap // Interior pocket with divider mesh pockets to organize gear // Plier holster & magnetic tool port for tool access & storage. MATERIAL TECH: 210 Double Rip Nylon with TPU Coating, 4000mm, DWR coating.

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CAPACITY: 35 L, 56X28X18 CM

3 G4 PRO HIP PACK

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CAPACITY: 12 L, 20X30X19 CM

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G4 PRO TACTICAL HIP PACK

CAPACITY: 8.5 L, 17X24X22 CM


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BOUNTY HUNTER 100 ROLLER: Rugged hardware & bomber fabrics for long term durability // Clamshell design with stretch gussets to maximize packing capacity // Comes with seam-taped waterproof roll-top bag to store wet gear for the trip home // 2 exterior rod tube access points tuck-away when not in use. CAPACITY: 100 L 2 BOUNTY HUNTER CARRY-ON ROLLER: Rugged hardware & bomber fabrics for long term durability // Fits most airline size regulations for carry-on travel // Top pocket has quick-access laptop sleeve // 2 exterior rod tube access points tuck-away when not in use. CAPACITY: 45 L 3 BOUNTY HUNTER 50 DUFFEL: Removable backpack straps for on-the-move travel // Easy acccess main zipper compartment with exterior zippered pocket at the side & stash pockets at the ends // Lash points & molle webbing to keep bag on lockdown CAPACITY: 50 L. 4 BOUNTY HUNTER DRY BAG: Waterproof roll top bag for traveling with wet gear // Sized to fit waders & boots, or flats sneakers & sportswear // Packs inside Bounty Hunter Roller bags. CAPACITY: 28 L.

INTERNATIONAL FLY TACKLE DEALER

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BOUNTY HUNTER 100 ROLLER

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CAPACITY: 100L, 76X45X36 CM

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BOUNTY HUNTER DUFFEL

CAPACITY: 50L, 56X30X30 CM

BOUNTY HUNTER CARRY-ON ROLLER

CAPACITY: 45L, 50X36X25 CM

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BOUNTY HUNTER DRY BAG

CAPACITY: 28L, 63X48X20 CM

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DRY CREEKTM BACK PACK: Highly-durable & fully waterproof TPU coated fabrics with a submersible roll-top closure // High-loft, closed-cell foam back panel, waistband & shoulder harness // Exterior stretch-mesh water bottle pockets & interior stretch-mesh organizational pockets. 2 DRY CREEKTM DUFFEL: Highly-durable & fully waterproof // Submersible roll-top closure // Top zipper for easier management of roll-top // Fits most two-handed rods. 3 DRY CREEKTM HIP BAG Highly durable and fully waterproof TPU coated fabrics with a submersible roll-top closure // High loft, closed-cell foam back panel and waistband are non-water absorbent and fully cushioned // Retractor docking stations and loop Velcro patch for flies and Simms accessories 4 DRY CREEKTM BOAT BAG: Magnetized Catch & Release buckle keeps lid securely closed Compression-molded lid overhangs main body of the bag to repel water when zipper is not fully closed Interior dividers & compression molded trays for gear organization MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof TPU coated fabrics.

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3 DRY CREEKTM HIP BAG CAPACITY: L; 10L, 30 X 14 X 38 CM

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DRY CREEKTM DUFFEL BAG CAPACITY: XL; 164L, 122 X 40 X 33 CM LG; 150L, 85X 33 X 74 CM MD; 100L, 63X 33 X 74 CM

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DRY CREEKTM Z DUFFEL: Fully waterproof welded constuction with submersible TIZIP® zipper // Interior stretch-mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points for built-in travel convenience // Carry handles are fitted to function as backpack straps. 2 DRY CREEKTM Z HIP PACK: Fully waterproof welded constuction with submersible TIZIP® zipper // Interior stretch-mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points & built-in easy-access tool storage // Fully cushioned waistband with breathable, water-resistant foam // Roll-up strap retainer reduces line catchers on adjustment straps. 3 DRY CREEKTM Z BACK PACK: Fully waterproof welded constuction with submersible TIZIP® zipper // Interior stretch-mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points & stretch cording for wet storage // Fully cushioned shoulder straps & back panel with breathable, waterresistant foam. 4 DRY CREEKTM Z SLING PACK: Fully waterproof welded constuction with submersible TIZIP® zipper // Interior stretch-mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points & stretch cording for wet storage // Fully cushioned shoulder strap & back panel with breathable, water-resistant foam. MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof TPU coated fabrics.

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DRY CREEKTM Z DUFFEL CAPACITY: 85L, 68 X 43 X 33 CM

TIZIP®

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DRY CREEKTM Z BACK PACK CAPACITY: 25L, 48 X 30 X 18 CM

TIZIP®

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DRY CREEKTM Z HIP BAG CAPACITY: 8L, 33 X 20 X 14 CM

DRY CREEKTM Z SLING PACK CAPACITY: 12L, 37,5 X 20 X 13 CM

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WAYPOINTSTM BACKPACK Lg & Sm: Ultra-lightweight backpack with aluminum frame, removable waistband & vented back panel for load carry/breathability // Rod tube sleeve at back panel and exterior load/compression straps // Side access sling zipper for access to main compartment // Top zippered accessory pocket with key clip // Catch & Release system on shoulder strap. 2 WAYPOINTSTM SLING PACK Lg & Sm: Ultra-lightweight pack with patterned shoulder strap & side secure strap // U-shaped zippered opening for easy access to main compartment // Fold down work bench with tippet tender & floatant holder // Top-zippered sunglass pocket with key clip // Magnetic tool ports for tool access & storage. 3 WAYPOINTSTM HIP PACK: Compression molded work bench & interior divider page to store massive amounts of gear // Exterior loop field for extra storage, comes with patch on tippet tender & floatant holder // Magnetic tool ports for tool access & storage // Zippered pockets at waistband. 4 WAYPOINTSTM CHEST PACK: Ultra-lightweight full-size chest pack with adjustable on-shoulder harness system // Center divider for extra storage & organization // Compression molded work bench with patch-on accessories // Magnetic tool ports for tool access & storage // Exterior zippered stash pocket // Catch & Release attachments works with Waypointsâ„¢ Backpacks. MATERIAL TECH: 420D nylon Oxford with PU coating & 210D nylon HT Dobby.

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WAYPOINTSTM BACKPACK

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CAPACITY: L; 30L, 63 X 32 X 18 CM SM; 20L, 60 X 28 X 15 CM

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CAPACITY: L; 20L, 38 X 21 X 20 CM SM; 17L, 45 X 25 X 24 CM

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WAYPOINTSTM CHEST PACK CAPACITY: 4L, 20 X 24 X 10 CM


CHALLENGERTM

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TACO BAG: Large circular design that easily zips & contains wet/muddy waders & boots // Large enough to hold up to two stockingfoot waders & two pairs of wading boots // Mesh vents help prevent mold & mildew // YKK® zipper. MATERIAL TECH: PU-coated 600 denier ballistic nylon shell fabric. CHALLENGERTM TACKLE BAG: Transparent zipper lid allows view of interior; water-resistant bottom // Interior fold-down dividers to sort gear // External stash zipper pockets // Quick-stash tuck away handles & detachable shoulder strap // Large holds up to (8) 3700-size Plano® tackle boxes; Small holds up to (3) 3700-size Plano® tackle boxes. MATERIAL TECH: 35% 420 Nylon Teflon Coated reflective dobby/ 40% TPU coated nylon tarpaulin/25% TPU transparent lid

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TACO BAG

CAPACITY: 17L, 49 X 102 X 18 CM

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CHALLENGERTM TACKLE BAG CAPACITY: LG; 68L, 29 X 46 X 37 CM

CAPACITY SM; 24L, 27 X 40 X 21 CM

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Simms’ Waypoints® Dual Chest Pack is an on-point companion that stays true to what’s important — the fishing. The ultralight design rides comfortably thanks to a shoulder-hugging flat harness system engineered for effective, ergonomic weight distribution. Dual chest pockets are fitted for fly boxes. Magnetic tool ports with a retractor docking station keep tools at the ready. And an exterior loop field allows you to carry more thanks to a patch-on tippet tender and floatant holder.

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Simms’ Waypoints® Convertible Vest is all about versatility. Functional front pockets house fly boxes and essential tools, while storage capacity is boosted in the back via additional storage options. Convertibility comes in the form of a removable front that—thanks to the Catch & Release attachment system—syncs with Waypoints® and G4 Pro® backpacks.

Extra Padded Straps for enhanced comfort and weight distribution

Padded breathable collar and padded shoulders Catch & Release attachment works with WaypointsTM Backpack & G4 ProTM Backpack

Lowprofile flat harness system for comfortable fit and compatibility when worn with packs

Magnetic tool ports with retractor docking station for tool access & storage

Center front zipper can also be used as a quick clip

Exterior loop field for extra storage, comes with patch on tippet tender & float holder

Multiple fly boxes and gear stash pockets 2 patented built in retractors with magnetic docking station

Fid lock buckle closure on center front zipper for secure fit

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Cosmoledo Seychelles and the Land of Giants

Keith Rose-Innes The Seychelles is home to some of the world’s best saltwater fly fishing. And with an abundant presence of some of the most exciting saltwater game fish around, the Seychelles atolls have fast gained worldwide recognition.

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560 miles southwest of Mahé is a large, deserted atoll, which is wild and untouched. It forms part of the Aldabra group, one of the three clusters of coralline islands known as the Outer Islands.

the atoll on the Moresby Expedition in 1822. The south island sits near the main entrance to the inner lagoon, while the second smaller entrance is just south of Menai. The northern islands are interspersed with numerous islets and banks.

The attoll’s name is Cosmoledo, a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra, and in many respects resembles the latter. It is often referred to as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. This huge atoll, almost three times the size of Farquhar, is planet earth’s giant trevally headquarters and home to outstanding double-digit bonefish. Not only that, but it is home to some of the biggest milkfish you’ll ever see!

Cosmoledo is a true example of natural regeneration. This atoll, along with Aldabra, Assumption, Astove, Marie Louise, Desnoeufs and Remire, was one of those rented by the government to produce commodities. In the nineteenth century, Cosmoledo produced tobacco, tomatoes, cotton and later copra, maize and gironom. Sea turtles were harvested on a large scale, along with hundreds of tons of the famous burgot (a big shellfish whose thick shell is used to make mother-of-pearl buttons). Until the 1970s the copra fields were worked, but when the costs of producing it exceeded its market value, production ceased.

Cosmoledo consists of a coral ring about eight miles wide, with four major islands occupying the cardinal points of the compass. Menai and Wizard islands occupy the east and west points and were named after the two ships that explored

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Left to itself for many decades, Cosmoledo is now simply the home to a rejuvenated ecosystem. Along with the abundance of all Seychelles sea life, which frequents this atoll is a legion of giants. Firstly, there is the lazy giant tortoise, some over a hundred years old, lounging in the shade of the palms. Then, in the shallows as far as the eye can see, giant sea turtles prepare to mate. But, more importantly the waters surrounding Cosmoledo are the domain of huge giant trevally (GT’s), the powerful milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific permit, big bonefish and a host of triggerfish species including moustache-, yellow margin-, and Picasso triggerfish. A visit to this Indian Ocean Shangri-La with Alphonse Fishing Company begins with a three-hour charter flight from Mahé to Astove, Cosmoledo’s closest island with an

operational airstrip, which is where the 85ft sailing yacht Lonestar is waiting. This luxurious vessel features a host of facilities you wouldn’t normally expect on an outbound trip to Cosmoledo Atoll. The Lone Star caters to eight fly fishing guests with five en-suite guest cabins situated on either side of the saloon and relaxing area. All cabins and indoor areas are fully air conditioned, allowing guests a chance to relax in a comfortable environment after a long days fishing out on the flats. She is extremely stable, spacious and more importantly has a 1,85 meter draft that allows her to anchor inside the calm waters of Cosmoledo lagoon. This southern entrance - sometimes referred to as a roaring river, makes you quickly realize how large the tidal rise and fall are. The charts show a two-and-a-half meter shift, but the experience would make you think that it is in the region of three to four meters. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2017

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“With my rod firmly locked under my arm, I stripped off as much line as possible and tightened the drag.”.

The Seychelles’ sand flats are unlike most others in the world. The sand is white and hard, making wading easy and spotting fish even easier. And there is plenty to see! As the target species variety on this atoll is so wide, trying to cover all aspects by discussing habits, tackle and tactics for each would require articles in their own. But briefly... Anyone who’s read about catching milkfish on the fly will know Lefty Kreh’s famous words. Milkfish reach “40 lb or more, with bonefish speed and tarpon power... a better fighter than the bonefish and one of our greatest challenges in flyfishing”. He went on to say: “Someone in the future will work out a formula for catching milkfish. When he does, we will be able to fish for one of the greatest inshore trophies in all of saltwater.” Arno Matthee, one of South Africa’s most respected flyfishing guides, is credited with deciphering the code for catching milkfish, a fish that was always thought to have been almost uncatchable on a rod and reel, let alone a fly-rod. The secret is to use special flies that imitate lush green algae and to target the milkfish when they school up and feed.

the far reaches of the flats on the flood. On Wizard Island fish of up to 10 lb congregate in large schools very close to shore “98hour. centimeter of edge will where they wait out the predator’s Walking this often produce a trophy fish. pure beauty” The permit and the triggerfish comprise a chapter of their own, but what most people travel to Cosmoledo for is GT’s: The ravenous gangsters of the flats that have become notorious for their gory nonchalance and explosive temper. Even the name sends shivers down my spine and conjures up memories of true mayhem and epicness. Among them is a GT session a while back, where we waited out the last bit of the ebb at Cosmoledo and positioned ourselves for the incoming tide. It’s all about positioning yourself on an access point and if you hit it right the GT’s will come on rays, sharks and in packs. Suddenly, there were the fish! With my rod firmly locked under my arm, I stripped off as much line as possible and tightened the drag. With the thought “make them chase something” firmly ingrained into my subconscious, I made a cast and lead the fish by a couple of meters. As the fly landed there was instant interest and I clearly saw how their pectorals extended as they turned.

Indeed, one’s mouth waters at the sight of huge shoals of milkfish frequenting the channels, flats and offshore areas of Cosmoledo, and knowing they can be caught will simply leave you breathless.

I stripped as fast as humanly possible... the fish followed, jostling for the fly and creating a submarine-like bow wave in the transparent water. Then, with big, black dilated eyes firmly locked on the fly, one fish took the lead.

The best bone fishing is on Menai and Wizard islands where a huge populations of fish feed to the rhythm of the tides. They move to the shoreline on the ebb, and spread out onto

The eyes came straight towards me, and then - at the right time - I missed a strip. Instantaneously, the GT’s mouth opened to engulf the fly, the water exploded - and with three short, sharp movements I drove the hook home.

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In a split second the line cleared through my fingers and onto the reel. In a bid for freedom the fish headed for deeper water with fluorescent backing trailing behind it. Turning to see what my partner was up to, I saw him casting at three other large fish. In a smooth movement he’s also hooked up. As I followed the fish I realized that once again we were in for a hell of an afternoon. With the tidal flood came waves of GT’s, sometimes more than ten strong in a group – and my pre-trip intention of casting the fly to as many GT’s as possible somehow fell away. The action was continuous throughout the day as I pulled the fly away from the smaller fish and cast it to larger GT’s. The saying: “time flies when you’re having fun” seemed to be an understatement as, an hour or so later we were battling to even stand. The tide had pushed in so high that it was around our waists. With the count being six apiece, we were picked up by the tender and moved closer to the island. In an almost exact replica of the earlier action, the mayhem continued and time seemed to stand still with the excitement. For more info, please check: www.alphonsefishingco.com

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Q&A WITH

PAULA SHEARER

Paula Shearer is absolutely fascinated by the outdoors, and ever since she was a little child she has been heavily into fly fishing. Now, she works as a full-time guide on one of Canada’s most productive and coveted trout streams - the Bow River. And no matter how tough the conditions might be, she loves every second of it.

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How did you get started fly fishing? Most of my childhood was spent outdoors camping and following my dad on hunting and fishing adventures, it was during my young age that he introduced me to fly fishing. Some of my earliest memories are from being out on the lakes trolling flies for trout. It wasn’t until I was 8 having watched my dad cast dries for rising fish, that I was curious to learn how to cast. From that day forward it has been a love affair with fly fishing. Was it an immediate infatuation or did it take some time getting fully hooked? I have always been infatuated with fly fishing and the outdoors ever since I was a kid. I find my love for this sport constantly growing as there are always new experiences and adventures I can peruse each day on the water. What is it about fly fishing that appeals to you? There is a lot about fly fishing that appeals to me! You are always learning and gaining knowledge on every waterway you are fishing. I am always finding new challenges to try and conquer. If there is one thing I love it’s the ability to explore, and enjoy the fun adventures where ever I go to fish. What would you have been doing if you hadn’t gotten into fly fishing? When I wasn’t outside enjoying nature growing up, I was competing or training in high calibre sports. I was an athlete for most of my life so if I hadn’t gotten into fly fishing, then I would be continuing to peruse several sports in hopes of competing on the world stage level. Does fly fishing help you become a better person? Absolutely! Fly fishing helps you become a better person. There are many days and moments on the water that give you opportunity to be humbled. Being on the water you learn to become patient, as well as appreciate everything around you that you may not have taken the time to otherwise acknowledge.

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Are you a competitive fly fisher? When it comes to fishing I am not a competitive person, I enjoy it when everyone I am around are catching fish. It is always a great time when the friends you are with are smiling and enjoying themselves on the water. What is it like being a female fly fisherman, and what’s the typical response from the male fly fishermen, you meet out there? Being a female fly fisherman I don’t find I get much of a response from male fisherman around me and on the water. Personally we are all doing what we love and we all respect that. As fishermen/women we should all be treated the same and I have been fortunate to have been treated as so. What would you rather catch, and why? A 30 lb permit in skinny water or a 6lb cutthroat trout on a dry fly? Both of those would be incredible experiences! For me I would go for the 30lb permit, as I have yet to have the opportunity to fish for them. Permit are quite high on my bucket list. A 6lb cutthroat on a dry would be awesome as well, although I have caught some very large cutthroat that have been maybe only one or two pounds off. The opportunity in Alberta is always there to catch huge cutthroats, so I would rather have the opportunity to travel 90

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somewhere new and chase after one of the hardest fish to catch on the fly. What ambitions do you have as a fly fisherman? As with most dedicated fly fisherman I hope to make a long term career from my passion. Being a guide has allowed me to share my love and knowledge of this sport with many new and old anglers alike. I also hope to travel a lot more, and experience new locations and fisheries all around the world. What ambitions do you have as a fly fisherman? I don’t think I have just one valuable skill as an angler but rather 2, and its that I am able to read water and identify where fish are holding, as well as being able to execute a cast in such a way and with the required distance to be able to best increase my odds of hooking into a fish. This has been learned through a tremendous amount of time and dedication on the water. What fly fishing trips have you planned in for the coming season? I am hoping to do a bit more traveling next year. There is a possibility that I might be heading to New Zealand in the spring to fish for both trout and saltwater species! I will also make plans to head back to British Columbia to do some more steelhead fishing. I’m looking forward to what adventures and trips come my way this year.


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THE RYABAGA CAMP Tarquin Millington-Drake

Ryabaga is a famously sociable camp with a great bar. What really makes it special is that staff and guests gather around the same bar before and after dinner. This means that guests and staff get to know each other during the week and often end up playing cards, music or whatever together. This is what makes Ryabaga particularly relaxed. The fishing, however, is anything but relaxing – it’s pure adrenaline-infused mayhem!

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“If you want almost endless wading, Ponoi is the place”.

I love set routines combined with chaotic fly fishing action – and the Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi River in Russia offers just that! A typical day on the Ryabaga Camp begins the night before, when you meet your guide for the next day (guides are assigned to a beat for the week so guests will fish with six different guides during the week). During your chat, you will discuss tackle and the guide will want to establish that you have the right lines and flies etc. This conversation is a good time to talk about wading versus fishing from the boats, fitness levels, ailments etc. The day begins with cold breakfast, tea and coffee followed by hot breakfast. At 8.45am the guides will come to your cabin to help with your gear, and at 9am you head down to the boats on foot or by vehicle and head off for the day. The journey to your beat is anything from one minute to 40 minutes. The camp uses a hovercraft for the further away beats. You can have lunch whenever you wish wherever you wish, in the boat, in the river tents on the beats or at a pretty spot along the river. You do not have to stop for lunch if you prefer not to but can eat as you fish. Lines are up at 6 pm unless you have a fish on. This is a golden rule because the camp knows where you are and when you should be back, if you are not back by then, they come looking for you. In the spring and summer you can fish Home Pool before dinner if you wish but most go after dinner into the midnight sun. As the light fades, fishing after the fishing hours or in the morning (also popular in the spring and summer) are the better options to take advantage of that superb pool. You will get back to the dock between just after 6pm and about 6.45pm. There is time to shower and get to the bar for canapés before dinner at 8pm. What time you retire is up to you!

For the less able Ponoi is almost unique in its ability to look after the less able. There are vehicles to take you down the hill from the helicopter and from the camp to the boats. There are plenty of attentive staff to help you into the boat, you can sit on a chair while you cast if you need to but the boats are very, very stable. Tell them what your abilities are and they will tell you if they can handle looking after you but the answer is usually yes. They have gone so far as to build beds in the river tents for one old gentleman of over 90 to have a post-lunch nap! Ponoi has extended many a salmon fisherman’s career and thus has brought a great deal of pleasure to many. For the able There is the other end of the scale which is the possibility of wading all day. I do it every time I visit Ponoi and I catch plenty of fish. If you want almost endless wading, Ponoi is the place. Some wading is easy, some tough, the key to being productive is choosing the water to fish and/or walk past. There is a wonderful sense of freedom and remoteness to being left on the river to work things out for yourself. You learn a huge amount, you are challenged and there is nothing more satisfying than reading the water yourself successfully. The same applies to the wonderful nights under the midnight sun. There is Home Pool, which is 400+ yards but you can walk up or down river as far as you like and explore. Best to tell someone you have gone and which direction. It is simply a myth to say that Ponoi is boat fishing only. There is nowhere in the Atlantic salmon arena which provides the space and freedom to explore wilderness rivers by day and night like Russia, and Ponoi has 67 kms of water!

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The Spring They classify spring as the first week’s fishing to the last full June week which is usually four weeks. This is the time of plenty and one of these four weeks will be the best of the season every time. Which one depends on the weather and how the river settles down to a good height and temperature. These weeks will usually be the top four weeks of the season (30 to 50 fish per rod on average), it is just a matter of which order they come in. Once the river is warm enough (48–50 degrees) the fish will start taking skated flies and this is when it is at its best and most spectacular in terms of aggressive takes. Home Pool also comes into its prime during this period and many times guests enjoy a ten-fish night all on skated flies. If you want numbers of fish, this is the time for you. The Summer This is classified as the first of the cusp June/July weeks until the camp closes for the summer recess, usually two or three weeks. They include these weeks when we speak of the Spring season which is classified as the weeks the camp is first open before the summer break. The summer weeks will undoubtedly have mosquitos (priced accordingly but any wind or cold and they are not a problem at all) and can have warmer weather but it is also the time when the summer run comes into the river. This is a grilse run mixed with bigger females predominantly but there are some larger male fish among them. The fishing is often more technical, the river is lower (Ponoi is never too low to be good fishing) and therefore at its most interesting and the size of the flies and skaters being used comes down to 12s and 14s as well as muddler minnows and hitch tubes. This is a time when guests often work a fish, which rises to the fly multiple times. Home Pool remains productive under normal conditions. If you want good value (20 to 30 fish per rod) fishing, these are the weeks.

The Autumn This is the entire autumn season which starts from early August when the camp returns from its break, all the way through to the beginning of October. The autumn is all about the fresh Autumn or Fall run fish. They start on 6th August almost to the day and keep coming long after we have all gone home. The early autumn weeks may have some mosquitos or black flies around depending on the weather but they are exciting weeks because everyone is hoping to catch the first ‘minters’ which explode at the fly and take off down the river. You know you have an autumn fish almost the moment you hook it. With each week that passes so the run grows and the ratio between old and new fish changes. By early September the new are usually in the higher percentage and that continues to increase as temperatures decrease. My favourite week is the cusp week from August to September, there is still good light to fish Home Pool in the mornings and before dinner, one is still using floating or intermediate lines therefore witnessing incredible takes and the water is not yet cold so the fish are at maximum power. There is of course the bonus of the magnificent autumn colours and berries along the riverbank and, with a clear sky and a cold night, the northern lights. If you are OK with less fish (20 to 35 fish per rod) but want the bigger (10–25lbs) explosive, legendary autumn run Ponoi fish, this is the time for you! The Ponoi is a truly remarkable wilderness river and should be experienced by all at least once.

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Equipment It is possible to borrow everything from rods and reels to waders, wading boots, and wading jackets - all by Simms, but most guests like to bring their own gear. Thus, chest waders, wading boots, a wading jacket and modern layered clothing are essential, as is a waterproof bag of some sort to take on the river into which you can decant layers or from which you can add layers as well as carry extra tackle, camera etc. I think that 14ft rods are the ideal rod for Ponoi but do not rush out and buy one if you have a 15ft rod. It is just that today’s 13 and 14ft rods can cast a perfectly adequate line and are less tiring and work better if you are fishing from a boat. It is best to have two rods, one set up with a certain line, perhaps a sink-tip and the other with a different depth line or a floater for skated-fly fishing. Reels need to have at least 100+ yards of backing. 94

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Leaders at 15lbs are about right, maybe lighter in summer and a bit heavier in the autumn. For flies, it is my view that it is better and cheaper to buy a few of what is working at the time you are on the river from the camp shop than bring tons of flies all of which the guides reject which has happened to all of us at some time or other. You will be doing lots of spey-casting so bring tape to tape your rods. Polarised glasses are obligatory for safety and they do help you see if a fish moves to your fly. A hat or cap is also a good idea. Bring a wading stick if you like to use one, they do have a few in camp, also bring a life jacket if you like, they have gas bottles in camp. For more information: www.frontierstrvl.co.uk.


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For small waters and small fish, this rod loads up with just a few feet of line out of the rod tip and excels at fishing dries, terrestrials and hopper dropper rigs. The perfect all around small stream rod, and your companion for farm pond sunfish and small bass. Handles a wide variety of trout and warm water flies in small to medium sizes.

The all around Flex for mid sized waters. It handles small to average sized nymphs, dries and streamers with ease. Great for shorter to mid range casts. The one Flex to rule them all on trout waters. The do it all rod from light streamers to size 20 baetis.

FLEX 955/4 - Grip B

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FLEX 1006/4 - Grip B

Perfect light steelhead and salmon rod for dry line single hand swinging.

FLEX 907/4 - Grip B

The rod for streamer specialists whether you target trout from a drift boat or carp along shorelines, this is the stick.

FLEX 1007/4 - Grip B

Sea run cutts on the beach, double Pats out of the drift boat, or any other application where larger flies are fished on 5 wts.

Our favorite Flex for steelhead and Atlantics where a single hander is called for. Great dry line or sinking shooting head rod for single handed spey style casts.

Our favorite Flex for focused dry fly fishing, and a great all around light line trout rod when small nymphs or soft hackles are used.

FLEX 1005/4 - Grip A

FLEX 908/4 - Grip B

FLEX 904/4 - Grip A

FLEX 906/4 - Grip A

FLEX 854/4 - Grip A

Our favorite Flex for smaller dries and nymphs fished on very light tippets. Combines delicate presentation, tippet protection and the power to bring a tail water lunker.

FLEX 1004/4 - Grip A

The Flex for high stick and Euro style nymphing. And it will cast a fly line and dry fly too.

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A great all arounder when extra length and reach are needed. Perfect for tailwaters and stillwaters. A great choice for fishing larger indicator, big foam bugs and small to medium sized streamers on rivers and stillwaters.

FLEX 956/4 - Grip B

A great crossover rod for summer steelhead, big trout, and warm water species. A long casting big fly rod.

A great choice for heavier warm water applications and pacific salmon. Handles large flies and sinking lines gracefully.

FLEX 1008/4 - Grip B

A great rod for steelhead and Atlantics when faster sinking lines and bigger flies are called for.


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• Fast tapers with low-mass, thin-walled blanks for increased stability and control • Multi Modulus Design - Focuses, regulates and fine tunes stiffness for smooth loading and unloading • Natural Finish - Naturally stronger, naturally lighter • Handcrafted in the USA

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fast and feel RADIAN

We dramatically increased recovery speed with our ReAct technology. By minimizing energy- sapping vibrations, ReAct creates fast action, high line speed rods with all the nuance and feel of a presentation rod. Roll casts to a tricky seam, and short, delicate casts with fine 6X leaders are just as easy as long distance streamer deliveries to the opposite bank. And after the cast, when you need extended fishability, Radian rods give you incredible mending abilities and tippet protection without sacrificing the authoritative hook setting and fish fighting power you expect from a fast action rod. There isn’t a finer production rod in existence. Features like titanium framed SiC stripping guides, custom reel seats with burled box elder spacers, the very top grade Portuguese cork, and the new patented Universal snake guides from American maker Snake Brand round out the most fully loaded rods to ever grace a rod rack. Fast and Feel have finally come together. The award- winning Radian from Scott. Available in line weights #3-9 for singlehanded rods and # 7-11 for doublehanded rods.

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Our newest Radian is our littlest. Super light in the hand with tons of touch, yet capable of casting very tight loops and cutting through wind.

RADIAN 854/4 - Grip L

RADIAN 955/4 - Grip L

The rod when extra reach is needed for technical nymphing, dry fly fishing, and highsticking. Think of this as the big brother to 9’ 5 line. It has very similar feel and capabilities with added reach.

Quick, sensitive, and light in the hand, the 854/4 is right at home with small and medium-sized dries and lightly weighted nymphs. Incredible feel and touch paired with control and line speed make this pure fun to fish.

RADIAN 1005/4 - Grip L

RADIAN 904/4 - Grip L

This is the rod for dry fly and light nymph fishing when long leaders and fine tippets are matched with long casts and complex mends.

The Radian 906/4 excels at delivering large and wind-resistant flies at longer distances, while offering a tip sensitive enough to protect tippet. When you need power to handle big trout, big flies and big winds, reach for this rod.

RADIAN 1004/4 - Grip L

RADIAN 906/4FB - Grip L

The rod for nymphing specialists. If you fish high stick nymph techniques like Czech styles, this is the tool. Light enough to hold out all day with a sensitive tip for quick positive hook sets.

RADIAN 855/4 - Grip L

The 8’6” Radian loads at closer range than the 9 footer, making this rod well-suited to fishing small to medium size freestones.

RADIAN 905/4 - Grip L

Truly an all-purpose fast-action 5 weight. The Radian 905/4 can turn over big flies or 16 foot dry fly leaders over a wide range of fishing distances. A powerful butt section paired with a sensitive tip make this rod incredibly versatile and almost effortless to fish.

RADIAN 905/4W - Grip W

W stands for Women´s model. Same model as above, an all-purpose fast-action 5 weight. But with a smaller full wells handle suitible for smaller hands.

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A great rod for nymphing, or float tube. The longer length helps control line drag and makes roll casting easy.

RADIAN 906/4 - Grip L

RADIAN 957/4 - Grip M

Designed to handle both streamer and nymph fishing with large flies, the 957/4 offers great line control at distance balanced with a strong butt section to turn hard-fighting fish.

RADIAN 1007/4 - Grip M

A top choice for light salmon -and stillwater fishing with floating and intermediate lines. Very smooth with single hand spey casts and long over-hand casts, this rod also helps manage line and fly speed for perfect swings.

RADIAN 908/4 - Grip M

The Radian 908 has the tippet protection and mending abilities you won’t find in any other 8 weights. The Radian generates the line speed needed to turn over larger flies and still loads at closer range.

Built off of the standard Radian 6 weight blank. Built with streamer and nymph fishing in mind, it is fitted with a wells grip and saltwater-safe anodized aluminum reel seat and a fighting butt.

W stands for Women´s model. Same model as above, a great crossover saltwater/Pike rod. A smaller full wells handle suitible for smaller hands.

RADIAN 956/4 - Grip L

RADIAN 958/4 - Grip M

The specialist streamer and nymph rod, the This is the rod to reach for when you’re fishing deep. Superb line control for long distance mending, and the power to deliver heavy nymph rigs.

RADIAN 1006/4 - Grip M

RADIAN 908/4W - Grip W

The rod of choice for large anadromous fish. Paired with a long-belly line, this rod excels at long distance roll casting and mending. A strong butt section with a tip that is able to protect tippet during wild fights with big fish.

RADIAN 1008/4 - Grip M

A favorite rod for stillwater fishing. This rod handles sinking and floating lines with ease, long leaders and multi fly rigs with ease.

Our favorite single hander for swinging flies. This rod roll casts and single hand speys very well, and has the power for longer casts and big bright fish.

RADIAN 907/4 - Grip M

RADIAN 909/4 - Grip M

Quick and accurate with power to spare, the 907/4 is a great streamer rod. It’s sensitive tip protects tippet and keeps you in contact with the fly to detect subtle takes.

Our favorite single hander for swinging flies. This rod roll casts and single hand speys very well, and has the power for longer casts and big bright fish.


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These rods love Scandi heads and long belly lines, but will deliver Skagit systems with ease too.

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RADIAN 1409/4 - Grip A

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The perfect rodfor modern river techniques with Scandi style shooting heads or long bellies. It has progressive power allowing for compact casts off the tip to fully loaded casts that use the whole rod to propel line great distance.

This rod balances light in the hands and casts tight clean loops effortlessly. Spot on for fishing Scandi style floating or sinking lines in the summer with feel and accuracy. When long distance casts are called for but you don’t want to jump up to 9 or 10 weight rods, this is the choice.

We created this rod for battling big fish in tight quarters. Think small fast coastal streams, boulder strewn slot water, or creeks with a lot of log jams and debris. This rod also excels at casting very fast sinking tips.

This rod feels super smooth with all Scandi style lines, either floating lines and smaller flies and handle the heavy sinking lines and larger flies better than other rods in the same length/weight. If you need to cover lots of water and fish different water depths, this is it!

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When your fishing takes you to big water and demands the longest casts, this is the rod of choice. Surprisingly light for a rod this size with accessible power that will send your shooting head into the next zip code.

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Our Big Gun. This rod makes very long casts with heavy flies and sinking lines easy. Excels when put under pressure by the heaviest sinking lines. It will cast the biggest flies in your box with no effort. Take this rod on high water trips and to bigger rivers and you will be prepared.

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Find out just how satisfying your fishing becomes when you get Fast with Feel, and start fishing a Radian.

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fastest to the fish MERIDIAN The all new Meridian saltwater rods build on our award winning ReAct technology to bring you a series of saltwater rods that are remarkably light, and generate exceptional line speed and power. Using increased recovery speed rather than stiffness to more efficiently transfer energy, Meridian rods help you quickly make accurate casts at any distance in demanding saltwater conditions. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can get the fly from your hand to the fish. Meridian rods are fit with newly designed components. Scott designed a new reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum, featuring self-indexed slide hoods, type 3 mil-spec hard coat in non-reflective flat black, and line weight engravings for quick rod identification in boat racks. Stripping guides feature SiC rings in full titanium frames and Recoil nickel titanium snake guides for low friction and corrosion free performance. These rods will truly last and perform in the salt even under the rigors of fishing year around. Wield the new Meridian on your next saltwater quest. We focused on every detail so you could focus on the fish. Available in line weights #6-12 & #15

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4 PIECE RODS

MERIDIAN 8108/2 - Grip A

MERIDIAN 906/4 - Grip A

Fast, powerful and fun. This rod will pick off fish in close or a fly line away.

MERIDIAN 8109/2 - Grip A

Our new favorite rod for permit. Is there really anything else that needs to be said.

MERIDIAN 81010/2 - Grip A

Our pick for finicky ocean side tarpon, or ‘spring creek’ tarpon as we like to call them. Long leaders, small flies and long quiet presentations. Also a great choice for windy permit days with heavier crabs and shrimp.

MERIDIAN 81011/2 - Grip A

Light and quick, a perfect choice for redfish in the marsh, tailing bonefish, and sea trout.

MERIDIAN 907/4 - Grip A

The go-to rod for tailing redfish, bonefish, and sea trout both in Scandinavia and the PNW. Awesome line speed and tight loops defy wind and make this 7 fish in conditions that normally call for an 8 or higher.

MERIDIAN 848/4 - Grip A

A super fun rod for targeting snook, baby tarpon, and other mangrove dwellers. The short length balances light in the hand and generates blistering fast loops.

Affectionately named ‘the leaper’ by a Scott Pro, this is the rod to put tarpon in air and alongside the boat. Very powerful for quickly breaking the spirit of the silver king, but with a responsive tip for floating in those short shots to laid up fish.

MERIDIAN 908/4 - Grip A

MERIDIAN 81012/2 - Grip A

With amazing power to make long casts and turn over heavy flies and surprising touch in close for those quick chip shots, this rod is the choice for most permit fishing. It’s also perfect for stripers and big reds when fly sizes need to be downsized.

Go ahead, catch a fish you probably shouldn’t use a fly rod for. Halibut? Bull shark? Marlin? No problem.

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MERIDIAN 8410/4 - Grip A

When chasing larger tarpon or snook in the mangroves, or for big bull reds, this 10 weight is a little power house. Short, light, and quick, you’ll feel like you’ve got nothing in your hands, until you put the heat on a fish.

MERIDIAN 9010/4 - Grip A

Incredibly light in hand but very powerful this rod generates high line speed and forms tight crisp loops. This is the rod for stripers, bull reds, permit, ocean side tarpon, and any other big, fast, powerful fish.

MERIDIAN 9011/4 - Grip A

Tarpon, tarpon, tarpon. This is the standard rod for feeding and fighting the silver king.

So light in hand, you’ll think you picked up a 6 weight, until you make a cast and feel the line speed and power. This is the all-around workhorse of the Meridian series.

MERIDIAN 9012/4 - Grip A

MERIDIAN 909/4 - Grip A

MERIDIAN 8415/3 BW - Grip A

For all big game fish that push the limits of fly tackle, choose this model. Tarpon, tuna, sharks, and billfish. A glass graphite hybrid designed to tackle the largest fish ever caught on fly. It has a gimbal butt for the fighting belt and SiC ceramic guides all the way to the tip top to handle gel spun flying out of the reel. Bluefin? Bring it.


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Scott Meridian fly rods feature breakthrough technology seamlessly integrated with the finest components and workmanship. All this to make sure your fishing is better.

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Technical Presentation

If you stalk big, wary trout with tiny flies, long leaders, and light tippet, look no further for the perfect fishing tool. G2 rods inspire confidence and fierce loyalty. It comes from knowing exactly where your fly is going to land and from knowing that when you hook that big selective fish on fine tippet, your rod is going to perform to land it. The G2 combines compound progressive taper designs, multi-modulus lay ups, and thin-walled, natural finish blanks, fit with the finest componentry and craftsmanship. What does that mean? It means that the last few minutes spent on your hands and knees crawling into position below a big riser won’t leave you wondering if 7X tippet is a cruel joke. Available in line weights #2-7.

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Light and sensitive rod to reach for if you’re fishing for native trout with dry flies in small streams. This rod loads with a short line and flexes deeply during fights with smaller fish.

Enhanced feel, incredible stability, and unequalled performance. X-Core combines the industry’s most advanced composite technologies with cutting-edge design. The G2, Scott’s ultimate presentation tool.

G2 883/4 - Grip B

G2 845/4 - Grip B

G2 774/4 - Grip B

G2 905/4 - Grip B

This rod has become legendary for its control, feel and precision in presenting dry flies on very long light leaders.

G2 842/4 - Grip A

A great rod where short length is needed along with more power to handle bigger fly sizes and bigger fish.

G2 773/4 - Grip A

One of all time favorite 4 weights for fishing small to mid sized waters. It casts beautiful tight loops, turns over long leaders and places dries with great accuracy. When you need to go to nymphs or light streamers, this rod handles the job easily.

This ultra light rod will float in small dries on very long leaders and protect the lightest tippets. This is a specialized rod for anglers looking for the lightest touch.

G2 844/4 - Grip B

One of the finest small stream graphite rods ever built. If you prefer the speed of graphite rods but still want a rod with tons of touch and feel that is light and responsive, this is the rod.

G2 884/4 - Grip B

G2 843/4 - Grip A

G2 904/4 - Grip B

A great light line rod for small to mid sized waters where dry flies are the norm but the occasional light nymph may be used.

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Our favorite rod for technical tailwaters and spring creeks. Delivers flies with accuracy and delicacy, with a tip that can protect the lightest tippet. This rod is for the dry fly enthusiast who needs to present smaller patterns on long light leaders. It will also handle hopper dropper rigs and small technical nymph set ups perfectly.

A great choice for tighter quarters fishing situations that call for heavier flies or larger wind resistant dries. An all-purpose medium action 5 weight for those who cast with a more relaxed stroke. The 905/4 has a sensitive tip for superior tippet protection.

G2 886/4 - Grip B

If you’re going out for a day on the water where you’ll likely be fishing streamers and big nymphs. Power for the big stuff with a medium flex and softer tip to keep you in the game when the hatch starts.

G2 906/4 - Grip B

The rod for anglers who prefer a smoother deeper loading rod for their nymphing and streamer fishing. This rod has great feel and control with all but the heaviest flies.

G2 907/4 - Grip C

This rod casts tight loops that cut through the wind with ease. It is perfect for general trout fishing, as well as a host of other species in your coastal waters.


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make the hard wat a little easier Choosing a fly rod to fish the world’s species clearly isn’t the easiest way to catch fish. But, for those of us who choose to fish the Hard Way, the rewards come from our methods as much as our results. We designed the new Scott Tidal fly rods to make accurate presentations to cruising fish a lot easier. These salt specific rods load quickly, generate high line speed with a relaxed casting stroke, and have ample power to turn over heavy saltwater flies into the wind. Their stiff tips really drive the line and help “finish” the cast. Like all Scott fly rods, they’re handcrafted start to finish by skilled rod builders using the best materials available... all right here in our Colorado shop. Tidal rods come in models to cover any species or situation you’ll encounter on the flats or open waters. Take some new Tidal series fly rods on your next saltwater adventure. They will make the Hard Way a bit easier… and make your guide smile, too.

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Great rod in the marsh for redfish, or on the coast for sea trout. And, for those in the know, a heck of a streamer rod from the drift boat on rivers.

TIDAL 907/4 - Grip M

Bonefish, schoolie stripers, and redfish beware. The Tidal 7 weight is the perfect tool to deliver flies to these saltwater favorites. This rod generates very high line speed and tight loops to deliver smaller flies accurately at any distance and to quickly land speedy fish.

Tidal fly rods feature saltwater proven technology combined with superior components and craftsmanship. All this to make sure your saltwater fly fishing is easier.

TIDAL 908/4 - Grip M

The all around work horse of our Tidal saltwater series, this rod will handle most saltwater situations easily and effectively. It casts a wide variety of fly sizes, and is powerful enough to handle any bonefish, most permit, stripers, smaller jacks and inshore species.

TIDAL 909/4 - Grip M

When fish size, fly size or weight start to climb, reach for the Tidal 9 line rod. There is a noticeable jump in power over the 8 line rod both for casting big flies and controlling hard running and fighting fish.

TIDAL 910/4 - Grip M

Choose this rod to target Keys permit, redfish, big stripers, and smaller tarpon. This is a big game class rod designed to deliver large bulky flies and for pulling hard on fish that pull back.

TIDAL 910/4 MP - Grip not showed.

Our Musky-Pike special comes the Tidal series. This rod is optimized for 450 grain lines and HUGE flies. It’s fit with a long fighting butt to facilitate ‘stirring the pot’ at the boat when those big toothy fish follow the fly all the way in.

TIDAL 912/4 - Grip M

Tarpon, trevally, and offshore species are easily hadled with the Tidal 12. The rod of choice when raw power is the most important factor in your fishing success.

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Fiber glass rods If you want top performance and maximum fun from your small stream fishing, F2 high performance glass rods are the choice. These aren’t about nostalgia or being retro. F2 rods are about getting the most from your small stream fishing by using the right tools for the job. These rods form precise accurate casts with just a few feet of line and the leader, are great for underhand and bow and arrow casts, and load deeply under the pull of small fish, transmitting tons of feel.

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Improve your success and enjoyment on small water with the Scott F2. A continuous taper and smooth progressive action.

F2 602/3 - Grip D

F2 703/3 - Grip D

F2 653/3 - Grip D

F2 723/4 - Grip E

Our shortest lightest small stream rod. This rod will load and form loops with just a foot of line and the leader and place flies accurately in the tightest spots. And when that monster 4 incher takes the fly, you’ll feel this rod bend into the butt section.

This rod is a great choice for high performance small stream fishing that requires every trick in the bag. From bow and arrow casts, to roll casts, to laser tight loops, this little rod executes them all with ease and precision. This rod might be the most fun you’ll ever have fishing for the little ones.

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More of us at Scott have this model in common in our personal rod collections than any other. That tells you something about how special this rod is. A perfect blend of balance, casting precision, and feel, this rod makes small stream fishing successful and fun. Our favorite all around F2. It is incredibly smooth and even flexing with surprising range from just the leader and a foot of fly line to longer casts that turnover gracefully. If you’re heading to a small stream to fish dries, this may be the perfect companion.

F2 774/3 - Grip E

If you need to switch between dries and nymphs and even cast small streamers, this rod handles variety with ease. With the added length, it’s also a great choice for anglers who fish creeks up to their source and then fish the lakes, or who enjoy fishing glass on larger streams.


High quality bamboo rods

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Continuing our long standing tradition of partnering with the world’s top split cane rod makers, Scott is pleased to introduce the new three piece SC rods designed and built in collaboration with Naoki Hashimoto of Hokkaido, Japan. Scott SC bamboo rods seamlessly integrate the traditions of craftsmanship with the high performance innovations of contemporary split cane technology to bring you fly rods that stand the test of time as works of art, and as serious fishing tools. SC rods feature beautifully figured amboyna burl wood and blued nickel silver reel seats, Snakebrand guides and agate inserts, and handmade ferrule plugs. Each rod comes with a pair of matched tip sections.

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The perfect rod for small stream dry fly fishing. This rod has great touch in close for accurate placement of dries or small nymphs. The deep flex transmits feel even of the smallest trout.

SC 774/4 - Grip U

This is the SC bamboo rod for medium to larger sized waters. It handles all dries, nymphs and smaller streamers with control and accuracy. Capable of handling larger and more powerful fish, pick this model when targeting larger tailwater or lake fish.

SC 724/4 - Grip U

Our pick for the all around SC bamboo rod. This model handles most trout fishing situations effortlessly from long leaders and small dry flies, to medium sized weighted nymphs. This rod produces amazing line speed and tight loops for a bamboo rod, or any rod for that matter, and retains a ton of feel keeping you in touch with your line, flies and fish.

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Premium Two-handed Rods

T3h two handed and switch rods advance casting and feel with X-Core technology. Find out how easy it is to form tight flat loops and reach far off lies, and to control your swings precisely with T3h rods. Advanced blank technology paired with exceptional quality components complete the package. With bar stock milled reel seats in type 3 hard coat finish, titanium strippers with SiC inserts and Flor grade cork grips, you won’t find a better built two hander. Available in line weights #4-10.

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This rod will allow you to spey fish with smaller flies and light tippet. Discover the fun in taking two-handed tactics to the trout stream.

T3h SWITCH 1106/4 - Grip P

The choice for seatrout and grilse on smaller waters where tight quarters call for spey and single-hand techniques.

T3h SWITCH 1108/4 - Grip P

A workhorse for anglers looking for a switch rod to handle both sinking and floating lines.

T3h 1286/4 - Grip O

The perfect summer grilse rod. It handles floating lines and lightly dressed flies with ease. Perfectly matched with modern Scandinavian and Skagit shooting heads.

T3h 1356/4 - Grip O

Great low water rod for small flies and floating lines. Very light crisp action. Handles long belly lines as well as compact heads.

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T3h 1287/4 - Grip O

T3h 1409/4 - Grip O

T3h 1357/4 - Grip O

T3h 1509/4 - Grip O

The perfect all-around two hander. This rod peforms equally well with floating lines or sink tips. Light and balanced, it’s a great choice when you need one rod to cover a wide variety of techniques throughout the season.

The backbone of the T3h line up. This rod typifies the versatility and smoothness of the T3h series. If you need to cover lots of water and fish different water depths, this model is a great choice.

Our favorite rod for floating lines. Light in the hand and lively, this rod casts beautiful loops on mid and long belly lines. The perfect blend of power and finesse.

A great rod for big waters and the big fish you’ll find in them. The extra length helps form clean D-loops with long belly lines and controls swing speed at long distances.

T3h 1288/4 - Grip O

A great choice for early season when fast currents and fast-sinking tips are the norm. Lots of power to wear down powerful mint bright fish, and reach those far seams with long casts.

This rod handles floating and sinking tips easily and casts tight, precise loops. It has progressive power for compact casts off the tip or fully loaded casts that use the whole rod for long distance casting with the heaviest tips.

T3h 1358/4 - Grip O

A great rod for summer salmon fishing when early season dry line techniques unfold into heavier sink tips and larger flies.

T3h 1510/4 - Grip O

T3h 1610/4 - Grip O

A powerful two hander for big or high water conditions. This rod makes very long casts with heavy tubes and handles fast-sinking tips with ease. If you fish early season runoff conditions this rod will become an indispensable piece of gear.


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Stealthy, light, and stable, L2h are the value high performance two handed and switch rods. Easy to cast, smooth and powerful, these rods have the recovery and positive tracking to handle aggressive short heads. Components are top of the line, with new grips shaped from Super grade cork, TiCh coated reel seats with self aligning slide hoods, and TiCh stripping guides that feature SiC inserts. And they’re handcrafted right in our Colorado shop. Available in line weights #5-10.

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L2h 1308/4 - Grip K

L2h SWITCH 1105/4 - Grip J

L2h SWITCH 1158/4 - Grip J

For heavy lifting in the switch rod category. Perfect for rivers where space is confined but you still expect to hook up with bigger fish. Sinking lines and the new compact heads pair perfectly with this rod.

A fast powerful rod that pairs well with Scandi heads or Skagit style lines. Great for sink tips, and short quick casting strokes.

L2h SWITCH 1106/4 - Grip J

L2h 1256/4 - Grip K

The all around work horse of the L2h series will cover most conditions with smooth power and crisp clean loops. A very adaptable rod that handles a variety of lines & tapers equally well. If you fish bigger water for heavier fish, this is it.

L2h SWITCH 1157/4 - Grip J

L2h 1257/4 - Grip K

A light switch rod that can be fished either overhead or two handed for half pounders and for applying two handed techniques for trout.

This light line switch rod is perfect for targeting summer runs or for taking your two handed game to the trout stream.

A great all-purpose switch rod for small to medium sized rivers, sea trout, grilse and medium sized salmon. This rod has the grunt to lift heavy rigs and turn powerful fish.

The L2h 1256/4 handles floating lines and lightly weighted flies with ease. A great choice for fishing lighter flies and tips on today’s Skagit and Scandinavian heads.

Light, smooth and responsive, this is an ideal rod for most steelhead and salmon conditions. This rod casts beautiful long flat loops and has a progressive bending curve to supply power when it’s needed.

L2h 1409/4 - Grip K

L2h 1510/4 - Grip K

The big gun. Take this rod on early season high water trips or when bigger rivers are swollen with rains or snow melt and long casts with heavy tips and big flies are called for. Sinking shooting heads, longer spey lines or Skagit. You’ll be well prepared.

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ICELAND

ANOTHER YEAR WITH THE GIANTS For a number of years, I did annual reports about my fishing in Iceland. In 2011, I named one ANOTHER YEAR WITH THE GIANTS. After the 2016 season, there is good reason to make a sequal…

Nils Folmer Jørgensen

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Iceland is one of the most unique places to fish in the world. Besides the breath-taking scenery and high-quality rivers, it´s known for huge numbers of salmon - mainly grilse. And yes, grilse do fill a lot and come in big numbers along the west coast. But we have big salmon here, as well - and trout. I will now take you through my 2016 season, which might give you a better picture of Iceland - the land of fire and ice.

First fish of the season; 82 cm sea trout from Huseyjarkvisl.

My season doesn’t start in Iceland. The reason: all inland fishing is banned during winter. Some trout rivers and lakes open in April and close in October. All wild salmon rivers are by law only allowed to be fished 90 days from June through September. So, for a fishing junkie like me, that means I HAVE to fish for species like bonefish, tarpon, permit and sailfish in the warmer parts of the world during the winter. But I’m always looking forward to the Icelandic summer. A few rivers opened on April 1st. The most popular ones: Huseyjarkvisl and Tungelækur target sea trout. I started my fishing in early April on Huseyjarkvisl. At this time, the fish are in the lower part of the river, which isn’t the most interesting part, but one that is occasionally full of fish. It being my first time there, I ended up walking quite far to find pools, but NO! It was all flat, sandy and not looking very fishy. In the junction area, where the river joins a larger glacier river, there were, however, some nice spots and lots of sea trout. I managed to land three sea trout the first evening with a big one of 82 cm. As opposed to salmon fishing, you need sinking lines to get any action, so I used a Scott Meridian armed with a SONAR TITAN I/S3/S5 and it did the trick. Anyway, Iceland 2016 was on! The next day I did a lot of scouting, trying to crack the middle part of the river. I had a hotline: Valli, the river keeper. I picked up a fish here and there but did not really get a feel for the river. In fact, I decided to take off one day earlier than planned, but ended up with 9 sea trout, which I believe is no cause for sadness. As a farewell, I took a look at the upper part of the river, which is sold as a salmon beat. It looked very interesting - something I have to try at a later time. On the way back, I stopped and fished a few hours in the famous salmon river, Vididalsá. The goal was trout but the salmon/kelt attacked the fly big time! Seven of them in fact, which proves they survive the spawning. All were between 82 and 92 cm, silver and ready to return to the sea. I did manage to get a nice, fat trout though, which was a bit more challenging than the hungry kelt. So a fantastic four-hour-stop before returning to town.

Next trip was on lake Thingvallavatn’s ION beats, which have become very famous for their huge, wild brown trout. The ION area is private and only fished with 4 rods. First visit was just an evening trip with my good friend, Jóhann Hafnfjörð. It was cold and only part of the area was free of ice - the part closest to the hot springs. We saw a few fish break the surface, which always awakens the hunting instinct. Only a few casts with my Olive Ghost fly was needed - and I was in! These fish fight like no other freshwater species! Great to feel that power again! Like most fish here, it was big, fat and impressive in every way. And 74 cm of it. I landed 4 Trout in the first 45 minutes with some nice runs underneath the ice. But suddenly the fish seemed to pull out of the bay. Jóhann got one more, but otherwise it was over. But a fantastic evening and great warm up to May, which is prime time on this location.

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May started with Bahamas bonefish and Florida tarpon and then it was back to Iceland for prime time on Thingvallavatn’s brown trout. Last year was cold and windy but now it was perfect. Six days of fishing, only two of them windy, which is quite decent here in Iceland. For the fishing, it meant a lot of sight fishing with dry flies, nymphs and sometimes streamers. It was quite simply world class! I don’t know of anywhere else in the world where you can experience this kind of fishing! On beat I, the trout were cruising around in the surface like tarpon: Not really eating. A Woolly Bugger, however, or some ugly looking dry fly could get them curious enough to bite. On Beat II, the fish were behaving different and eating from the surface. It would be boring to read about the numbers of fish each day. There were so many! Already on the first evening, I got the season’s first 20lb brown trout after a very long fight with over 100 meters of backing out. One day I hooked a fish that took almost all my 200 meters of backing! I thought it was foul-hooked but, no! - It was a 96 cm long, lean fighting machine. (Note that I fish with #6 rods and rather thin tippets. Also small flies). By the end of the week, I had landed God knows how many trout with 4 over 20 lb. So this is the absolute best wild brown trout fishing I have tried or know of for that matter. One thing is the amount of fish but the average size is beyond anything. Most of the fish here are between 60 and 75 cm. A lot are from 75 to 88 cm. Then there are the big 90+ ones. And, finally, regular monsters pop up now and then. My friend Magnus was almost knocked over by a fish jumping right besides him on a windy morning. - 30 lb plus. In 2016, I landed a 101cm trout here and Stefán Kristjánsson one of 100 cm. So there are some seriously big fish here. In June, the month where the salmon start to arrive, I normally go into salmon-mode. I usually only have a quick trip to my little dream stream Svarta for brown trout, but instead - this year - I did more fishing and guiding on Thingvallavatn’s ION Beat. The place was on fire with endless amounts of insanely strong brown trout. All foreign visitors here normally get a PR with their first fish. So you get to see a lot of happy anglers here. Otherwise, all salmon anglers are excited to see what’s in the rivers on the opening day. Are there any early springers? The first salmon rivers to open in Iceland are Blanda and Nordura. The opening was exceptionally good! The first group on Blanda landed 99 salmon in only 2,5 days on four rods! That’s gotta be a record! The stories were the same on the rivers that opened later in June. It was quite clear that the salmon had arrived very early - the rivers were already full of fish and producing like it was prime time. Salmon angler are always excited to hear about the first days on Laxa i Adaldal: Iceland’s Alta. It’s a big river that is known not for the amount of fish, but the size of the fish. The Nes beat on Adaldal opens July 1st and this year cleaned the table. 91 salmon were caught during the first 3 days on 8 rods, which is unprecedented in the history of this river! But what struck me when I saw the pictures pop-up on the Internet was that the big salmon were already quite coloured, which indicates that they have been in the river a long time. It’s normally hard work to catch just one fish per day at this time. The easier fish are usually fresh and sea-liced. It certainly looked like these fish had already arrived in May! Back to June: the fishing slowed down after a while, but I had a great trip on Blanda. The salmon were running - and in great numbers. I picked up a few on traditional downstream fishing with a Jock Scott tube but then decided to fish the more intense and challenging

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Tungnaa riffling hitch. I had never tried that on Blanda but it made the fishing far more interesting. The Salmon went nuts for a mediums-sized Kolskeggur hitch tube. I ended up with 26 salmon up to 96 cm. Whay a great start to the salmon season! Only minus - and a big one - was that the water would colour up during the afternoon. The river is regulated by a power plant that opened the dam in the morning and ruined the fishing in the afternoon. Other than that great fun! Prime time on Blanda’s beat I is mid-June till mid-July. I went from Blanda to meet the owners of West Ranga, which had also had a great opening, in fact the best ever! Normally they only have fish on the lower river at this time and you have to work for them. But 2016 showed fish all over the river. My visit ended up with fishing of course. Normally Ranga anglers use sink tip lines and weighted tubes but I continued where I left off at Blanda - with the riffling hitch. It turned out to be an absolute winner! I landed 7 salmon and rose quite a few in one morning. Fishing the hitch made it all so entertaining! The trip was completed with a sea-liced beauty of 102 cm. It turned out to be the second biggest of the season on this river, which normally does not produce 100 cm salmon. I had my good fishing on the so-called free beat. This is an area between the home pool and the lower waterfall. The main river is wide and rather slow. The free beat is an area where the river splits up into several small streams, and I personally find it interesting to fish. July: All Salmon rivers are open now. It was now clear that the salmon had arrived at least one month earlier, which means slower runs now when it would normally be picking up. On the opening of River Vididalsá the 24th of June, there were already 50-80 salmon in the uppermost pool in the tributary river, Fitja. This is something that normally doesn’t happen until August.


I started July in River Vididalsá: A top river with lots of space per rod, big fish and a great lodge and staff. My three days got hit by a cold front along with minimal amounts of running fish. It was tough fishing but being in Iceland on a prime river means nothing’s impossible - not like I have experienced in my years in Norway and Scotland. I had a morning with three grilse salmon on a riffling hitch below the old bridge. I got a bigger one up in the pool we call Lower Cooler, which was starting to pack with salmon. It was a 94 cm male that had been in the river for about a week. It was a fun catch on a single-handed rod, which is the most used rod for salmon fishing in Iceland. For me a Radian 9,6’ #7. In the tributary river, Fitja, I spotted lots of salmon from the cliffs in the upper part of the river. I landed a few, but most of them were easily spooked. Smaller rivers and challenging sight fishing: that’s my kind of thing, so I was in heaven. During my three days, I ended up with 12 salmon, which was very satisfying under the circumstances - but the dream of hitting the July run of big Vididalsá salmon did not happen for me in 2016. My next trip was quite an adventure, driving south to northeast straight across Iceland. This is an unpopulated and rough area, probably like no other place on earth. You need a proper 4X4 to make it to the other side. On the way over the highlands, my friend Kasper and I stopped to fish for arctic char in river Tungnaa. I’m not really a char angler but this place is different. It’s a beautiful river where the water is as clear as it gets and the char love dry flies. We fished two rather short periods in between heavy rain but the char were on the surface right away taking our CDC flies. Most of the fish were between 50 to 63 cm. We also tried a river nearby called Kaldakvisl, which was yet a beauty. Different from the Tungnaa with faster water and more rugged scenery. Rough weather made us chicken out, though.

biggest fish in Iceland on the upper Hafralonsa. The stories always give us motivation … Both Kasper and I got salmon during the first evening, so the trip was saved. All the salmon were sea-liced, which proved the timingwas good. The water level was a bit lower than normal at this time. Normally, higher water levels deter the salmon from transcending the canyon on the middle river. But the salmon were migrating through now. In the morning, there could be around 25 salmon in the Gusti pool, at noon five. I had rather good fishing on the riffling hitch and my own fly Autumn Hooker. Since the fish were running over the middle falls, we decided to try the upper river, which offers endless space and pools. You have to be very optimistic to look for fish up here this early in the season. But Kiddi had said that the biggest ones are up there early, adding some excitement to it. I tried a few pools, which I knew, but did not feel or see anything. Kasper, on the other hand, landed a nice 84cm male on a Tin Tin fly in the upper Armot pool. At the end of our 3 days, I had landed 12 salmon. My biggest was a beautiful sea-liced male of 89 cm. I went directly to Laxa i Adaldals Nes beat: Iceland’s big fish river number one. The river doesn’t boast many fish but the biggest average size. Like I wrote earlier: the opening provided outstanding fishing but lots of colored salmon. Naturally the fishing had slowed down, but unusually many big salmon had been caught, and I thought it would be easy to get a 100 cm+ fish.

We drove straight over the bumpy highlands till the car started falling apart. We did, however, manage to make it up to one of Iceland’s most beautiful and raw salmon rivers, Hafralonsa, where I fish every year. Hafralonsa is a fast flowing river with endless space fished only with four rods. Unlike all the other rivers it had not kicked in yet - and the last group of anglers had only caught 5 salmon in three days. Hafralonsa - especially the upper area above the middle canyon - is challenging and you need to be aware of it. When I started fishing Iceland, Midfjardara-guide Kiddi told me that he had seen the

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The fishing for me was beyond anything I had ever experienced here. I landed no less than 19 salmon in three days, which is a record for me. There were fish rising to the fly in most pools. There is no hocus pocus here: Floating lines, long leaders, double hooked flies and salmon that rise to the surface over and over again. Sometimes even taking the fly! The salmon loved my own fly patterns; Lagsi, Autumn Hooker and Radian, which turned out to be the best catching big fish fly of the season. I might have caught a lot of fish, but statistically speaking, I was unlucky size-wise. Only one of the fish was over 100 cm, which is very strange since so many had been landed already. But any Adaldal salmon should be praised as a victory. And I was, in all fairness, fortunate enough to get 11 sea-liced salmon topped with a perfect 94 cm bar of silver - a fish that stands out in my memory. At the end of July and the beginning of August, I guided on Laxa i Adalsals Nes beat. The fishing slowed down a bit but was still stable. More stable than many other rivers. Mid-August oversaw me fishing the Jökla in eastern Iceland. This is a fishery of four different rivers - all of them with different character. If you want variation, Jökla is the place. Additionally, it’s also the best value fishing in Iceland, I would say. Jökla had a great early season, but the fishing had dramatically slowed down in August. Same story once again! We had to work hard! Last year at this time I was catching fresh salmon all over but not now. The salmon had disappeared far up into the river system leaving only a few good pools on the lower part with fish in them behind. The famous pool Holaflud on the middle part of Jökla was almost empty, the salmon ran straight through. Last year it held around 200 salmon at this time.

I worked hard to get my 9 Salmon on this trip but got rewarded with a 96 cm male, which is a big salmon on this river. He had been in the river for a long time and therefore further underlined the general story of the Icelandic salmon season in 2016. I then went back to West Ranga to fish for a day. Here, the fish were also getting coloured and tricky to catch. I started the day with the Ranga-standard: Sink tip and a tube fly, but only got one fish, which was nothing compared to how many fish I was seeing. Like in the spring, I now put on a medium-sized riffling hitch and the salmon went berserk. No matter where I put the fly, something attacked it. It ended up hooking 15 salmon, I think. Hitch was the medicine! September, the “crocodile” month. The males have grown a long jaw and look like crocodiles. They are dark in colour with red patterns on their sides. At times aggressive - slowly getting into spawning mode. The big males are what many anglers hope to catch and during a big-fish-year like 2016, Laxa i Adaldal, Vatnsdalsa and Vididalsa are the places to be. I started early September on Laxa i Adaldal. I had one evening on the Arbot area, which hadn’t been fished much during the summer. I ran into an 85 and a 101 cm salmon while fishing the pool Sponhylur, which Adaldal legend Pétur Steingrímsson had told me about. It was the first time ever I fished here and a pleasant way to start. The next three days I spent on Adaldal’s Nes beat. The first evening resulted in 5 salmon up to 92 cm, which is a very good result. The salmon took my own patterns, Mentalizer and Radian, tied on size 8 and 10 double hooks. In the morning, I had the two stacked pools Oseyri and Stiflan to myself. These two pools are on two different beats, but I had two rods to myself giving me the possibility to really rest the pools and thereby hopefully get much better fishing. I made a plan to start in Oseyri and then Stiflan. Afterwards, the in- between pools and finally Oseyri again. Right away, I hooked a small 61 cm fish, which was quickly followed by a 91 cm fish - both on the first run through the pool. Salmon were showing in the top of the pool where I had already fished, so I decided to give it a go again. After a few casts into the upper part of the pool - while stripping the fly in, a big salmon broke the surface and took hard. It was the big one I had been hoping for. Finally! A big dark crocodile flew out of the water but - for the time being, I was in control. I came close to landing it several times but the angry male used its size and weight and headed for the neck in the back of the pool. I followed and stopped him from going over. He was now hanging out in the strongest part of the current - tired but almost impossible to move. I managed to pull him up in the pool again a couple of times but the current pushed him back. That went on for some time, but finally the net went under him, and at 105 cm it was the one I had gone through 25 Adaldal-salmon that year to get! All the fish took my own Oseyri fly in size 8. Yes, the fly has the same name as the pool - not a coincident! Three salmon already, and now the pool Stiflan. I started above the main pool fishing a shallow sand bar and a deep channel close to the bank. Right away, I rose two fish out on the sand bar but they did not take. Out on what I call Hilli’s corner, which is a little point

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Laxa i Adaldal coming out from the bank, I just knew that the fly would get taken when it came in along the bank. The fly made its swing and when it stopped along the bank, I stripped it slowly to keep it moving. First strip - Bang! A huge, aggressive fish came flying out of the water and ran out in the middle of the main pool where it jumped two times. Another big crocodile was on! I had good control over him and successfully landed a 102 cm male. Like all the other fish, I shot a few pictures and safely returned him into the river. Further down in the main pool another big fish took the fly just outside the boat we use to cross the river. It was another monster, 100cm+ fish! He wanted to go over the neck in the back of the pool but the gear was strong and I stopped him. I was the more surprised when the leader broke just as I was landing the fish. If I had blanked this morning I would be heart-broken, but who can complain with a 102 and 105 cm salmon caught already? In the absolute lower part of the pool, where the water runs off, an 82 cm female took the fly and gave my 12 foot double-hand rod a workout. I then went upstream and tried the pool above the upper bridge, where a 75 cm male salmon had to give in. I was running out of time before the lunch break but just had to try Oseyri again. A fat female of 85 cm became the last fish of the morning - and what a crazy morning! 7 salmon during a morning on Laxa i Adaldal. After lunch, I started in the Hornflud pool. I didn’t get any action in the pool itself but towards the neck, a huge fish showed several times almost on the other side of the river. I waded out and cast as far as I could with my custom-built Scott T3H, named Adaldal. At some point, the Lagsi fly got taken as it hit the water and a series of deep pulls followed. The fish went down to the next pool named Vitaðsgjafa, and when crossing one of the hot spots, another big male salmon jumped, properly annoyed by our presence. I estimated the fish at around 95 cm, but couldn’t really tell because of all the weed that was starting to collect on the line. The weed pile grew and became so heavy that the current just pulled the fish downstream towards the next pool Presthylur. I couldn’t do much. My friend Andrey tried to wade out and net the fish but we just kept on going downstream. At some point we couldn’t wade any further because of the water depth. I thought it was over and decided to get on the bank and simply pull until the line broke. Andrey could’t see anything in the disturbed and turbid water, but he put down the net and lifted. The second time, there was a huge pile of weed in it - and inside a salmon way bigger than we had thought. We measured it to 104 cm. This day was madness!

was bigger than anything that day and measured 108 cm. That was salmon number 11 of the day, which is a record for me on this river. At the same time, it was salmon number 4 over 100 cm in one day, which is also a record. An absolute crazy catch on this river which most likely will be once-in-a-lifetime. Did I mention this was my birthday? What a day! Next morning, I started in Presthylur. There was no wind leaving a mirror on the river. The sun was flaring and fish were showing - all over the area, not just in the usual spots, but all the way across the river. I had never seen anything like it before. This is a boat pool so I started out close to the bank and fished my way out to the middle. Two salmon of 95 and 81 cm fell for the Lagsi fly and a small cone tube. I lost one all the way down in the tail of the pool - a place I had never seen fish before. It shows that the salmon fill this big area and spread out here when the spawning season draws nearer. I rowed up to the area called Skerflud and dropped down along the usual spots. I did not see any fish even though this was a top spot in July, but did pick two smaller 72 and 76 cm salmon up on the Oseyri fly. I also tried the stunning pool, Kirkjuholmkvisl, which is one of the most beautiful spots on the river. I went along with a different looking fly from Pétur Steingrímsson called Bill Young. It was a featherwing-version tied on a size 8 hook he made for me during Spring. I had to work myself down to the island before a salmon went for it, a small male of 62 cm. The afternoon took me to the lower beats that held a lot of big fish this year. I got a salmon in two connected pools Grundahorn and Grundakvisl. The last pool is a little stream running behind an island where I love to fish. I hooked a fish on a short line, and surprisingly it was a 100 cm male. It took another of Pétur Steingrímssons flies called Copper Killer, which I got earlier from him the very same day. Pétur lives besides the river. I spent the evening in Hofdahylur, where I landed 3 salmon up to 85 cm, again on the Oseyri fly. I tried to fish the pools around Knutstadir but could not get the fish to take. Next morning I had the pools Oseyri and Stiflan again, and with genuine excitement I put the Oseyri fly on and swung it. I fished the pools for 5 hours and only landed a small salmon. But I had the fishing of my life on this challenging river landing a total of 27 salmon with 4 over 100 cm in three days.

I went up to the pool, Mori, which was supposed to hold a huge fish. Several guides had seen him during July and August. I did not really know the pool, however. It is an area where the river is wide, flat and with slow-flowing water. No features, so very boring to say the least! Krauni, who is a local guide, came by and told me what a great place this was and helped me out. He also stuck his hands in my fly box and confidently said, “this one”. He picked another of my own patterns called Husky. He held it up against the evening sky and had no doubt. Wise choice! Not long after, I had a fat female salmon in the net of 85 cm. A bit further down, a big wave followed the fly a bit until it eventually got taken close to the bank. A massive weight pulled steadily downstream until I was close to the next pool Hornflud. I had not seen the fish yet but knew that it was bigger than the previous fish. In the calm water - close to the bank, I saw the salmon for the first time. It was massive! I desperately waded further out thinking it would be easier to land the fish, but as many others before me have experienced, that’s not how it works. Back to the bank, armed with patience, the huge fish finally came to the net. It

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Next stop on the list was River Vatnsdalsa’s salmon beat - another fantastic river I look forward to fish every year. This autumn’s Vatnsdalsa trip unfortunately involved lots of rain, freezing temperatures, wind and very slow fishing. We pushed ourselves to go out late morning for two days. I ended up with 7 salmon, but went home one day earlier than planned. We were all tired of the weather and got more and more stuck to the soft couches inside the warm lodge. The fishing generally got very slow all over Iceland. The reason most likely was that the salmon had arrived one month earlier this year and had settled in already in July. This resulted in a rather slow August, and September - where things should have picked up - also proved very slow. The fish had been in the rivers for so long, seen all the flies and were just stuck to the bottom. I feared that the fish would spawn early due to the early arrival but, no. I didn’t catch one September-salmon with leaking milk. So early salmon migration does not change their spawning times. Normally, I don’t fish for trout at this time of the season, but I had Jim Bartschi from Scott and Jarle Kristiansen from Flyfish Europe come for a visit. Jim was more into big brown trout than salmon so we tried something I had never done before: Thingvallavatn’s ION in the autumn. We started our trip one evening on the little River Varma. Jim and Jarle went to the upper part of the river, Ryan and I to the lower. Soon after, Jarle brought news that Jim had nailed a 70 cm plus sea trout. I was helping Ryan get into some action in the famous pool Stodvarhylur. He got brown trout, sea trout and arctic char, so he was a very happy man! We then split out on the river and picked up smaller sea trout here and there. The next two days were dedicated to ION’s monsters, which I have never tried at this late in the season. Would the fish be in the area this time? Would the river on beat II still attract the trout? Yes to all of the abovel! The fish were there, jumping like mad and behaving different compared to spring. They were jumping clear out of the water like salmon - big, colored males showing off. The problem was that heavy rain had flooded the small river and pushed the fish far into the lake out of our reach. We worked hard and eventually Ryan hooked a fat 74 cm trout on a nymph. His trip was now complete! Next evening I got some action: two fish of 62 cm and a big coloured male of 82 cm. River Vididalsa and its salmon were next on the menu. The weather was better here in the north. The story was the same as Vatnsdalsa, which is the neighbouring river: Slow fishing. I was sharing Beat III with Jim and

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Jarle and went to the upper area where I started scouting for salmon in the pool Snagshylur. I could see at least 4 salmon and a bunch of char so I went down and cast a 0,5” Autumn Hooker tube fly upstream, stripped it in and, Bang! First cast; a 78 cm female. Another smaller one followed down in the pool Upper Valhylur, but that was it for me that evening. My friends Sturla, Teitur and Birgir did great down on beat II with 5 salmon up to 90 cm! So things weren’t impossible. Next morning, we were on beat II. Jim had been unlucky on ION but as if that wasn’t enough a new reel that he had been given almost exploded into pieces after hooking a huge 100+ cm salmon. That day was my first ever on Vididalsá without a salmon. I had one on for a few seconds in the famous pool Dalsaros but that was it. The next morning I was in the tributary river, Fitja. There were fish in more or less every little pocket in the upper part of the river. But it was very difficult to get to them without spooking them. The first pool I went to was the pool Bjarnafoss close to the uppermost waterfall. I literally just put my head out over the cliff and spooked all the salmon, about 50 of them. That morning, I walked the river and cast to all the fish I saw, landing 6 salmon up to 92 cm. It seems like a lot, but I spooked more. Even in the faster water, the shadow from the fly line spooked them before the line ever landed. This is where brown trout skills come in handy! The evening was eventless, but the last morning I got 2 very nice salmon in the pools Dalsaros and Hardeyjarstrengur: An 81cm fish and a fat female of 95 cm on a small size 14 Autumn Hooker fly. The rain and cold had now hit the north and I was actually glad that my salmon season had come to an end. Finally! Many salmon rivers close around the 21st of September. A few, however, run until September 31st. Only the artificial Ranga rivers are open longer than the prescribed 90 days. They are fished until October 20th. I had honestly had enough fishing and was happy to clean the lines and store the salmon tackle. Now it was time to focus on work again, only interrupted by tropical fishing. However, on


the last day of September, I got a call from Thorir who invited me to fish Beat IV of Stora Laxa in southern Iceland. I had heard it’s one of the most beautiful places to fish: A rather inexpensive river with extremely rough terrain but a feeling of raw beauty that you don’t experience anywhere else. It was an offer I couldn’t resist! I got out of town very late and ended up having only a few hours to fish in the evening. Thorir did not make it. Tómas Sigurðsson and Johann Gunn did: two gentlemen I met for the first time and very experienced anglers on this river. They turned out to be really nice guys and very helpful. They were definitely not the kind of people who took the best pools themselves. We drove all the way up through the rough landscape, crossed the river and continued till we could get no further. I walked 20 minutes further up to the most upper pool of the river called Armot. The river was nice indeed: A medium-sized river, long classic pools, and gin-clear water. It was quite easy to read but still, you wonder where the fish are when you’re visiting the first time. A big male revealed himself in the middle of the pool, while I was scouting from the cliffs. I ran over the upper part fast and landed a smaller salmon close to where I saw the big male. I was now down by the spot where the big fish had shown, and nothing happened so I did something I don’t normally do. I went through many flies and presentations. In smaller rivers, you normally only get one chance before the fish are spooked. On bigger rivers with fast water, you get more, unless you unsettle them wading.

Fitja sight fishing

I tried changing into a weighted black fly, which was taken on the first cast while sinking. The fish went deep, back and forth, over and over again, and I had no doubt it was a big fish over 90cm. I put maximum pressure on the fish until it came to the surface, but then it got stuck on a rock out in the middle of the river. Now, we could see it, but the line was wrapped around rocks - and it was too deep to wade out. After almost giving up, the fish suddenly came free. With the risk of a damaged leader, I took it easy until Tómas finally got it in the net – a 98cm male salmon. Oh, joy! This was one of my biggest moments this season since I came with no expectations. I drove down to the lower part of Beat IV and saw some absolutely stunning pools, but it was getting dark and time to call it a day. That was the last fishing day for me in Iceland in 2016. It was a fantastic season for me. Like I mentioned earlier, the salmon came very early and as many predicted it was a big-fish-year. In my time on Laxa i Adaldal, I have never seen anything like it. On Adaldal alone, I landed 7 salmon over 100 cm, which is something I never thought would happen. With the 102 cm from Ranga, that’s 8 over 100 for me. Vatnsdalsa yielded a giant of 110 cm. Adaldal had 3 over 110 cm, I think. (If you’re considering visiting these river, please note that these aren’t normal catches!) 2016 will be remembered as a big-fish-year and for the early arrival of the salmon. The catch numbers were average, but the size of the fish was extraordinary!

First salmon in Stora Laxa

If you are dreaming about fishing Iceland, here are a few tips: The most expensive places aren’t always the best. Ask people, who have fished the rivers, you are thinking of, if they are as good as advertised. Decide if you want to fish single-handed rods and small rivers, double-handed rods and larger rivers? Do you want full service or self-catering lodging? I recommend getting a guide on your first trips. Book a guide with lots of fishing experience on the river. Hiring a guide costs the same as renting a 4X4 car. With a guide you get the ride free in addition to expert guidance.

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LIGHTWEIGHT RODS ONLY BALANCE

WITH LIGHTWEIGHT REELS OUR PRODUCTS UNIQUELY REFLECT OUR DRIVE FOR SUPERIOR DESIGN. FOR US THIS MEANS THEY MUST EMBODY TRUE INNOVATION AND MEANINGFUL IMPROVEMENT. YOU WON’T SEE THE WATERWORKS MARKETING “JUST ANOTHER FLY REEL” OR A “ME-TOO” ACCESSORY. IF WE CAN’T DO IT BETTER, WE WON’T DO IT AT ALL. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR PRODUCTS, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF YOUR PASSION FOR THE SPORT.

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The drag system in all of our reels consists of a pair of precisely matched conical elements which are drawn together with spring tension to produce variable rates of smooth rotational braking. By re-configuring the surface area of traditional disks into a pair of matching conical elements we were able to seal the drag completely from moisture, salt and grit. And since the mass of the drag elements is centralized, the spool’s rotating mass is much lower which makes the reel more responsive to light drag settings. Because the average radius of the contact surface is much smaller (being conical rather than disk-shaped), start-up torque is too low to measure.

All of our premium reels ARX, Speedster, Force SL II and Litespeed are offered in one fantastic finish only - a proprietary TM combination of alloy selection and conversion coating that we call “Hard Alox”. The term Hard Alox is taken from the anodizing process itself, wherein the aluminum surface is converted to aluminum oxide. By increasing the coating thickness and reducing porosity, our Hard Alox coating is much more durable than any other reel. Hard Alox trumps the conventional and ubiquitous Type 2 anodize, a finish which emphasizes gloss and color selection over durability. In place of Type 2 we offer you enhanced resistance to abrasion, impact and corrosion and a look that tells the story of beauty which, while not being just “skin deep”, actually does start there. M

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CLUTCH STORAGE FORMAT Our large arbor reels maximize the benefits of large arbor design by maximizing the arbor diameter-to-width ratio. The spool is large in circumference and wide, so that line is stored in a shallow layer. The increased circumference provides high retrieve rate and eliminates line coil memory. The wide, shallow line layer means there is little radius change as line is pulled form the reel. This results in constant drag torque during long runs and eliminates the risk of tippets breaking due to drag force gain.

Most premium reels rely on a pawl type clutch mechanism. These are often vulnerable to stress related failure, contamination and wear. All of our reels employ a Torrington zero-lash roller clutch. This mechanism relies on the locking effect of a number of ramps and rollers to achieve torque transmission. There are no “teeth” or “steps” to break off or wear out. And the zero-lash feature means instant engagement. This improves feel and eliminates “spike” that the reel, line and leader experience when a typical pawl clutch hooks up.

“As our world becomes ever more modernized, fractured, extracted and abstracted, it seems clear to us that beneficial technologies are those that help connect us to the natural world rather than alienating us from it. This is precisely why, in 1988 we began building experience, ideas and products around the principle that our work can help people enjoy the astounding gifts nature provides us. We’ve aspired to be agents of change, to participate in revolutions and evolutions in sport, because we want you to get out there, enjoy yourself, find the deep connections, fall in love with beauty, make friends with a river, learn a new style or technique, test yourself, change with the seasons. And while doing these things, remember that we’re out there with you”.

Scan the QR code to watch how the Waterworks Lamson Reels are made.

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ARX

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ARX is a purpose-built reel for Spey or switch casting a variety of lines with maximum line control and reliability. The continuing evolution of Spey and Scandi lines, shooting heads, flat mono, etcetera demands a reel that can help prevent line snags. Arx has a full cage to prevent line from escaping critical areas, and the gap between the case and spool is on the side of the reel to prevent small lines from dropping into the space between. Normally a configuration like this would do a good job at preventing line fouling, but would preclude palming the reel. But as you can see from the photos Arx is carefully milled on the bottom third of the reel to expose a functional palming section.

MATERIALS: Machined 6061 Aluminum, stainless steel

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30 mm

170 g

WF 7,8

125 yds 20#

101 mm

38 mm

226 g

WF 8,9

150 yds 30#

110 mm

38 mm

297 g

WF 10,11

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FORCE SL II FLY REELS

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The evolution of Force Superlight reels arrives with a new line storage format, enhanced CNC machined structural development and more fluid, refined styling. The Force reels have, since the introduction in 1997, pursued what we feel is the Holy Grail of fly reel performance: delivering the highest possible ratio of retrieve rate to reel weight. To this end, while other super arbor reels add weight in order to gain speed, Force reels maintain their featherweight specification by being pure muscle and bone. B

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24 mm

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105 mm

25 mm

FORCE 3 SL II

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94 g

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125 g

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SPEEDSTER FLY REELS

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The Speedster is a super-high retrieve rate reel with a narrower arbor, inboard mounted handle and an outer diameter significantly larger than our highest performing reels. The narrow arbor prevents line barreling, and the added circumference and inboard handle improve retrieve rate. Mate these features with our time tested smooth-as-silk, maintenance free drag system, classic Waterworks-Lamson styling and attention to detail, and you have what the name implies: Speedster HD follows the lead of our Arx and Guru HD reels by incorporating a full-cage design. The full-cage design is the solution for thin-diameter running lines that are inclined to escape through spool/line-guard gaps. A hotrod of a reel. Available in all sizes in Black and Silver. For HD only in Black. *HD spools are not compatible with standard Speedster.

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78 mm

22 mm

96 g

WF 2,3

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SPEEDSTER 1,5

89 mm

24 mm

113 g

WF 3,4

WF4 100 yds 20#

SPEEDSTER 2

95 mm

24 mm

120 g

WF 5,6

WF6 100 yds 20#

SPEEDSTER 3

101 mm

26 mm

149 g

WF 6,7

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SPEEDSTER 3,5

111 mm

29 mm

170 g

WF 8,9

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SPEEDSTER 4

121 mm

32 mm

240 g

WF 9,10

WF10 250 yds 30# WF7 150 yds 20#

SPEEDSTER HD 3

95 mm

26 mm

162 g

WF 6,7

SPEEDSTER HD 3,5

111 mm

38 mm

187 g

WF 8,9

WF9 200 yds 20#

SPEEDSTER HD 4

121 mm

38 mm

265 g

WF 9,10

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FLY REELS

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We’ve learned from history, and we’re repeating it with the Generation 5 Litespeed. In 2016 we introduced design changes to the Force SL that resulted in engineering alchemy: A fly reel structure that is larger in diameter, stronger and yet lighter. 1. By integrating the drag housing into the frame, the housing becomes a structural member, increasing stiffness and strength. 2. Eliminating the cassette and the threaded overlaps reduces material and thus weight. 3. The integrated housing is much narrower and the frame /drag unit much lighter. 4. A narrower drag can support a narrower spool, which results in additional weight reduction. Hence the new Litespeed: Higher retrieve rate, narrower spool for improved line handling, stiffer frame. Specific to Litespeed you’ll find enhanced 3D milling for better material distribution and an improved ergonomic drag knob for better grip. Lastly, the Gen 5 Litespeed comes wrapped in a spectacular new finish process first used on the Force SL 20th Anniversary edition, called Micralox. Far more environmentally protective than Type IIIanodize and even more scratch resistant, Micralox is a proprietary process found only on specific Waterworks and Lamson reels. We invite you to meet Litespeed Micra 5. As something Yogi Berra might have said, it’s like history repeating itself all over again.

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92 mm

34 mm

119 g

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99 mm

37 mm

144 g

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LITESPEED Micra 5 3.5

105 mm

38 mm

162 g

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LITESPEED Micra 5 4

118 mm

42 mm

228 g

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GURU 1 II

78mm

22mm

GURU 1.5 II

85mm

25mm

GURU 2 II

89mm

25mm

GURU 3 II

95mm

29mm

144g

WF 7,8

WF7150 yds 20#

GURU 3.5 II

101mm

30mm

158g

WF 8,9

WF9 200 yds 20#

GURU 4 II

112mm

33mm

198g

WF 10,11

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29mm

143g

WF 7,8

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103mm

30mm

169g

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33mm

205g

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131g

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A fusion between the free-form structures of a cast spool and the mechanical integrity of a CNC-machined case, Remix is a hybrid. The case, CNC-machined in the U.S. from 6061 bar-stock aluminum, delivers maximum structural rigidity and durability all wrapped in a harder, brighter finish. The spool, pressure cast with radiused compound curves, near zero-radius inside corners and a precise fit and finish. Remix brings together the best of CNC machining and pressure-cast technologies to deliver an unprecedented level of quality for a good price. In addition to the US-made case, all critical drag components are CNCmachined here in the U.S. Remix reels are assembled in Boise by our skilled and experienced team. The result of this Remix? High performance, reliability and quality assurance.

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SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

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85 mm

25 mm

121 g

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WF4 100 yds 20#

REMIX 2

92 mm

25 mm

135 g

WF 5,6

WF6 100 yds 20#

REMIX 3.5

98 mm

29 mm

237 g

WF 8,9

WF8 200 yds 20#

REMIX 3.5HD

101 mm

29 mm

181 g

WF 8,9

WF8 200 yds 20#

REMIX 4HD

121 mm

38 mm

272 g

WF 10,11

WF10 250 yds 30#

REMIX 1.5

FORMAT: Large Arbor MATERIALS: Machined Aluminum Cage/Die Cast Spool FINISH: Type 2 WEIGHT: 135 g / 5-6 wt

AVAILABLE IN 3PACK

1.5, 2, 3.5 (standard) 3.5, 4 (HD)

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LIQUID & REMIX

Add your personal style on to your Liquid or Remix fly reel with the Color sleeves and one thing is certain: they bring an unseen level of quality and style. Available in three color options: Burnt orange, Salsa gren and Coral blue. (Sold seperatly).

Let’s face it, die cast reels are intended to be low cost alternatives to a machined reel, right? Imported, heavier, easier to damage, plain Jane, etc. Well... not necessarily. When we started creating Liquid we focused purely on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer. These high quality castings are imported, but the components critical to the drag system are CNC-machined here in the U.S. Liquid reels are assembled in Boise alongside our highest priced reels. Nudging out a worthy old war horse like Konic wasn’t easy. It took a blank sheet of paper and sharp electrons. Enjoy the best of all worlds, including the best of Idaho, USA.

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SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

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85 mm

25 mm

119 g

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WF4 100 yds 20#

LIQUID 2

92 mm

25 mm

131 g

WF5,6

WF6 100 yds 20#

LIQUID 3.5

98 mm

29 mm

152 g

WF8,9

WF8 200 yds 20#

118 mm

34 mm

232 g

WF10,11

WF10 250 yds 30#

LIQUID 1.5

LIQUID 4

FORMAT: Large Arbor MATERIALS: Die Cast Aluminum FINISH: Type 2 WEIGHT: 131g / 5-6 wt

AVAILABLE IN 3PACK 1.5, 2, 3.5, 4

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WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Micro Slit Foam is a concept by C&F Design for improved fly storage. Rows of foam with our patented design hold a wide range of hooks gently but securely. Notches help locate the Micro Slits, making fly organization a breeze. Just insert the hook bend into the slit.

LIGHT WEIGHT FLY BOXES

WATERPROOF FLY BOXES

WATERPROOF FLY FILING SYSTEM

The CFLW series fly cases are designed to be the lightest in the market. Simple magnetic closures reduces weight, and the durability of the plastic hinges is proven by rigorous testing both in the lab and in the field.

The Waterproof Fly Cases are designed for heavy duty use in wet conditions. Thicker than our original Fly Cases, they can accommodate larger flies for fresh or saltwater.

C&F DESIGN offers a variety of options for unique fly storage systems. Configure your own case by combining our options. Switching flybox contents is now a breeze.

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ORIGINAL FLY BOXES It all began with our Original fly boxes - with many innovative features. These lightweight boxes are designed for easy handling and storage - and they come with R-shaped corners.


FLY CASES C & F Design’s unique products are the result of years of development in the lab and on the water. It’s taken the utmost determination and refinement by Japanese designers to create fly boxes, fly fishing accessories, and fly tying tools with such exceptional functionality. Choose from fly boxes with foam facing built into the box, or system fly boxes with replaceable foam inserts that are designed to pop in and out quickly and securely. With this clever system you can use different inserts for different types of flies and create selections

SEE THE FULL RANGE OF C&F DESIGN´S FLY BOXES ON FLYFISHEUROPE.COM

MAGNETIC FLY BOXES In this box, the fly’s shape will remain as it was the moment it came out of the jaws of the fly tying vise. This roomy box neatly and cleverly stores the flies by using magnets.

SALTWATER FLY ATTACHE

This lofte and spacious case is great for saltwater fly fishing from boats and flats skiffs. It also serves as a storage box for tying and stocking flies for upcoming expeditions.

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WHEN CREATIVITY & INNOVATION UNITE! Fly tying is an artform in itself - one that sparks contemplative- and creative thoughts. As with all other artforms, the tools play a defining role when tying flies, and with that in mind, C & F Design have created some of the most versatile and innovative fly tying tools in the trade.

REFERENCE

MARCO POLO

Our top-of-the line fly tying vise, featuring superior ergonomic comfort, rock-solid construction and delicate adjustability. Innovations include link arm, magnetic jaw and exclusive accessories. Comes with Temporary Hanger, Bobbin Hanger and Centering Mandrel

The “Marco Polo� Fly Tying System is for serious use on fishing trips. The design started with our Large Waterproof Case, and we built the system around it to create a minimal yet fully functional fly tying tool kit. Travel neat, tie well, and fish hard.

PEDESTAL FLY TYING VISE

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FLY TYING TRAVELLER KIT


LIGHTWEIGHT CHEST STORAGE

CFT-120 CFT-120

CFT-120Midge

CFT-120Midge

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(税抜) (税抜) CFT-120/V CFT-120/V バイオットプライヤー PAT.P ¥1,900 バイオットプライヤー PAT.P ¥1,900 (税抜) CFT-120/V バイオットプライヤー PAT.P ¥1,900

●よりステムの硬いマテリアルやブラシ

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●よりステムの硬いマテリアルやブラシ

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●Its heavier weight helps maintain ten

きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを巻くこと ●An replacement ring for CFT-120 and Magnum Gravity R CFT-127 マグナムグラビティーリング Midge Rotary Hackle Pl ●マグナムグラビティーキットは、 ハック ●Its heavier weight helps maintain ten

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ディを作る事ができます グリップ部 CFT-140 ロータリーハックルプライヤー PAT 防ぎます ●CFT-120と同じプライヤーを装備し、 ●プライヤー本体の位置関係がマテリア ●ショックアブゾーバーとOリングは、微妙 ●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバーでショッ ●A swiveling hackle pliers that shares the sam ディを作る事ができます ●プライヤー本体の位置関係がマテリア  ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンションを掛け ●CFT-120と同じプライヤーを装備し、 グリップ部 ディを作る事ができます きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを巻くこと CFT-127 マグナムグラビティーリング ●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバーでショッ ●An replacement ring for CFT-120 and CFT-127 マグナムグラビティーリング  ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンションを掛け

●ショックアブゾーバーとOリングは、微妙

●先端部のエッジ部分には全周アールを ●ショックアブゾーバーとOリングは、 微妙 をしっかり挟み込みます ディを作る事ができます Rotary Hackle Pliers ●A swiveling防ぎます hackle pliers that shares the sam ●プライヤー本体の位置関係がマテリア ●先端部のエッジ部分には全周アールを

をしっかり挟み込みます 防ぎます CFT-140 ●プライヤー先端部内側にはサンドブラ ロータリーハックルプライヤー PAT ●プライヤー本体の位置関係がマテリア

●ハックルプライヤー本体からウエイトを外し付け をしっかり挟み込みます 防ぎます Rotary Hackle Pliers tension ●プライヤー先端部内側にはサンドブラ ●先端部のエッジ部分には全周アールを ●ショックアブゾーバーとOリングは、微妙

●先端部のエッジ部分には全周アールを tension  The shock-absorbing elastomer joint

●マグナムグラビティーキットは、 ハックルプライ ●The gripping inside is sandbl ●An replacement ring for surface CFT-120 and CFT-120M ●Designed to wind flat materials such CFT-120M/V ミッジバイオットプライ ●The head has a sight flare at the nose ta エイトです shock-absorbing elastomer joint ●Its heavier The weight helps maintain tension of m 90 degrees our Hackle ●The gripping surface inside is sandbl ●Designed tofrom wind flatstandard materials such a tension ●よりステムの硬いマテリアルやブラシなどを巻 ●The head has a sight at theHackle nose  The shock-absorbing elastomer jointt ●マグナムグラビティーキットは、 ハックルプライ 90 degrees from our flare standard ●ハックルプライヤー本体からウエイトを外し付け ●プライヤー先端部内側にはサンドブラ ●The gripping inside is sandbl tension エイトです ●The head has asurface sight flare at the nose t をしっかり挟み込みます  The shock-absorbing elastomer joint ●The gripping surface inside is sandbl ●よりステムの硬いマテリアルやブラシなどを巻 ●プライヤー先端部内側にはサンドブラ

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●A swiveling hackle pliers that share ●CFT-120Midgeと同じプライヤーを装 Hans van Klinken ハンス・ヴァン・クリンケン Fly Fisher, Auther, Outdoor Journalist ●CFT-120Midgeと同じプライヤーを装 Hans van Klinken ハンス・ヴァン・クリンケン Hans van Klinken Hans van Klinken

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積が確保されています。 ラバーを使ったショックアブソーバーはまったく斬新なアイディアで、 最初は耐久性に問題があるのではと思いました CFT-120ハックルプライヤーは、 通常のハックリングもパラシュートも、完璧にこなします。私はどちらのタイプも大量にタイイングします。 バ ちりとした高品質素材で、 その伸縮性はハックルの切れ防止に確かに役立つようです。小さいながらも画期的なツールですね。 積が確保されています。ラバーを使ったショックアブソーバーはまったく斬新なアイディアで、 最初は耐久性に問題があるのではと思いました

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・ヴァン・クリンケン CFT-140 ロータリーハックルプライヤ The hackle pliers model CFT-120 works perfectly for normal hackles as well for ハンス parachutes. Of course I tried both techniques intensively. The ●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバー Fisher, Auther, Journalist ●CFT-120と同じプライヤーを装備し、 the clip and, plenty of purchase area under theFly flared points too.Outdoor The flexible rubber neck between the clip and the finger-loop is absolutely  ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンショ ●A swiveling hackle pliers that shareグ CFT-140 ロータリーハックルプライヤ first it will not last for long, you will change your mind quickly when using it. It’s very solid and seems very●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバー good quality rubber indeed. The e きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを ●A swiveling hackle pliers that share ●CFT-120と同じプライヤーを装備し、 グ The hacklequills pliersfrom model CFT-120while workswinding. perfectly normal hackles as well for parachutes. Of course I tried both techniques intensively. The  ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンショ the hackle snapping It’sfor a brilliant little tool. ●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバー the clip and, plenty of purchase area under the flared points too. The flexible rubber neck between the clip and the finger-loop is absolutelyグ きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを ●CFT-120と同じプライヤーを装備し、 CFT-140Midge first it will not last for long, you will change your mind quickly when using it. It’s very solid and seems very ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンショ good quality rubber indeed. The e ●ジョイント部分にはエラストマーラバー きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを CFT-120ハックルプライヤーは、 通常のハックリングもパラシュートも、 完璧にこなします。私はどちらのタイプも大量にタイイングします。 バネは強く CFT-140Midge the hackle quills from snapping while winding. It’s a brilliant little tool.  ハックルを巻く際には適度なテンショ 積が確保されています。ラバーを使ったショックアブソーバーはまったく斬新なアイディアで、最初は耐久性に問題があるのではと思いましたが、 使っ きにくい箇所にもきっちりとハックルを CFT-140Midge ミッジロータリー CFT-140Midge ちりとした高品質素材で、 その伸縮性はハックルの切れ防止に確かに役立つようです。小さいながらも画期的なツールですね。 ●A swiveling hackle pliersバネは強く that share CFT-120ハックルプライヤーは、通常のハックリングもパラシュートも、完璧にこなします。私はどちらのタイプも大量にタイイングします。 CFT-140Midge ミッジロータリー CFT-140Midge 積が確保されています。ラバーを使ったショックアブソーバーはまったく斬新なアイディアで、最初は耐久性に問題があるのではと思いましたが、使っ ●CFT-120Midgeと同じプライヤーを装 ●A swiveling hackle pliers that share ちりとした高品質素材で、その伸縮性はハックルの切れ防止に確かに役立つようです。小さいながらも画期的なツールですね。 CFT-140Midge ミッジロータリー

CFT-140 The Expert’s Voice

●Plier ●Plier head head has has a slight a slight flare at the at the nose nose to minimize to minimize the risk of cutting of cutting materials materials ●Plier head has a slight flare atflare the nose to minimize thethe risk of risk cutting materials ●Shock-absorbing ●Shock-absorbing elastomer elastomer joint joint ●Shock-absorbing elastomer joint ●Brass ●Brass stabilizer/finger stabilizer/finger hole hole with with optimized optimized weight weight ●Brass stabilizer/finger hole with optimized weight ●Grip: ●Grip: elastomer elastomer rubber rubber ●Grip: elastomer rubber ●Head: ●Head: stainless stainless steel steel ●Head: stainless steel

●プライヤー先端部は充分なバレル研磨でエッジを処理しました ●プライヤー先端部は充分なバレル研磨でエッジを処理しました ●プライヤー先端部は充分なバレル研磨でエッジを処理しました  又ハックルのグリップを確実にする為にノンスリップ加工を施しました  又ハックルのグリップを確実にする為にノンスリップ加工を施しました  又ハックルのグリップを確実にする為にノンスリップ加工を施しました ●ジョイント部分にはグリップと一体のエラストマーラバーでショックアブソーバーを設けまし ●ジョイント部分にはグリップと一体のエラストマーラバーでショックアブソーバーを設けまし ●ジョイント部分にはグリップと一体のエラストマーラバーでショックアブソーバーを設けまし た。 た。 ハックルを巻きながら、 ハックルを巻きながら、 微妙な指先の感覚を失わずフレキシブルに伸縮します 微妙な指先の感覚を失わずフレキシブルに伸縮します た。 ハックルを巻きながら、 微妙な指先の感覚を失わずフレキシブルに伸縮します ●グリップ内側には着脱可能な真鍮削り出しスタビライザーをセットしました。 ●グリップ内側には着脱可能な真鍮削り出しスタビライザーをセットしました。 ハックルを巻き ハックルを巻き ●グリップ内側には着脱可能な真鍮削り出しスタビライザーをセットしました。 ハックルを巻き 終わった後にハックルプライヤーから手を離してもハックルが緩むことを防ぎます 終わった後にハックルプライヤーから手を離してもハックルが緩むことを防ぎます 終わった後にハックルプライヤーから手を離してもハックルが緩むことを防ぎます

STANDARD MIDGE STANDARD MIDGE BOBBIN BOBBIN BOBBIN BOBBIN LONG LONG

30 30

(税抜) (税抜) CFT-120 CFT-120 ハックルプライヤー PAT.P ¥2,400 ハックルプライヤー PAT.P ¥2,400 (税抜) CFT-120 ハックルプライヤー PAT.P ¥2,400

Hackle Hackle Pliers Pliers Hackle Pliers

CFT-120 CFT-120 CFT-120

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You can hang a variety of tools to eight snaps. Adjustable for correct fit. Magentic closure • • •

LCS-1 CFA-810 CFA-820

This cleverly designed pack combines the versatility of a lanyard with the stability and fly storage of a chest pack. The centre mounted light weight case provides lots of storage for flies and further cases can be “stacked” in front of it using the enclosed adhesive velcro fasteners. Available in Small: LCS-1, Medium: CFA-810 & Large: CFA-820. Features:


Our mission at Scientific Anglers is a simple one: to create the finest fly lines, leaders, and tippet in the world. Every bit of energy we put into our products can be felt with each cast, each fish, and each new adventure.

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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS

TECHNOLOGIES

AST PLUS - A revolutionary breakthrough in slickness technology; 50% slicker than the original AST

SA•ID - The Scientific Anglers innovative line marking system

ST PLUS - Durable slickness additive built for warm climates

AST - Scientific Anglers’ patented slickness agent, built into the coating

DRY TIP - A unique blend of microballoons, resulting in high-floating fly-line tips

TROPICORE - Braided monofilament core for harsh tropical conditions

SHOOTING TEXTURE - Golf ball-shaped embossing that reduces friction, resulting in increased shootability

SONAR - Our SONAR sinking technology takes flies to where the fish are: beneath the surface

100-LB CORE - A 100-lb. braided monofilament core built for large fish and harsh tropical conditions

FLOATING TEXTURE Diamond-shaped embossing that reduces surface area, resulting in high flotation

WELDED LOOPS - Handwelded loops on the ends of fly lines to provide loop-toloop leader connections

SEAMLESS DENSITY A gradual mixing of densities, resulting in a straight-line connection to the fly

TACTILE REFERENCE POINT A smooth section of line that serves as a tactile signal between the head and running line

MICROBALLOONS - Microscopic glass balloons are built into each floating line for additional flotation

CAMO TIP - A subtle mixing of muted colors on the tip to provide increased stealth

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TEXTURED

MPX

• Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability

Mastery Presentation Taper

NEW

• The ultimate general presentation line • Improved version of our GPX taper

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HEAD LENGTH 9,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,1G

WF-4-F

9,9M

27,5M

8,4G

WF-5-F

11,OM

27,5M

9,7G

WF-6-F

11,OM

27,5M

11,2G

WF-7-F

12,1M

27,5M

12,8G

WF-8-F

12,5M

27,5M

14,5G

WF-9-F

12,9M

27,5M

16,8G

• Made a half-size heavy to load fast-action rods • Best for large dry flies, nymphs, and streamers • For use in moderate and cold climates • Braided multifilament core

90’

80’

70’

GRAND SLAM Bonefish, permit and tarpon

NEW

60’

50’

40’

30’

10’

0’

• Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,4M

GRAM WEIGHT* 12,9G

WF-7-F

12,2M

30,4M

14,9G

WF-8-F

12,2M

30,4M

17,0G

• Designed for demanding tropical saltwater applications

WF-9-F

12,2M

30,4M

19,4G

WF-10-F

12,2M

30,4M

22,7G

WF-11-F

12,2M

30,4M

26,7G

WF-12-F

12,2M

30,4M

30,8G

• Loads rods quickly, cuts through the wind with ease, and turns over big saltwater flies • Short, powerful head for quick casts to moving targets • Tropi-Core technology for tropical climates

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20’


TEXTURED

MPX Mastery Presentation Taper • Shooting Texture reduces friction for longer casts, higher flotation, and increased durability • Improved version of our GPX taper • Made a half-size heavy to load fast-action rods

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HEAD LENGTH 9,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,1G

WF-4-F

9,9M

27,5M

8,4G

WF-5-F

11,OM

27,5M

9,7G

WF-6-F

11,OM

27,5M

11,2G

WF-7-F

12,1M

27,5M

12,8G

WF-8-F

12,5M

27,5M

14,5G

WF-9-F

12,9M

27,5M

16,8G

LINE WEIGHT WF-4-F

HEAD LENGTH 14,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,7G

• Braided multifilament core

NYMPH Nymph Indicator

NEW

• High-floating orange tip • P  owerful front taper for turning over heavy weight • Shooting Texture reduces friction for longer casts, higher flotation, and increased durability

WF-5-F

14,9M

27,5M

11.3G

WF-6-F

14,9M

27,5M

12,8G

WF-7-F

14,9M

27,5M

14,6G

WF8-F

14,9M

27,5M

16,8G

LINE WEIGHT WF-10-F

HEAD LENGTH 9,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 21,4G

WF-11-F

9,9M

32,0M

24,6G

WF-12-F

9,9M

32,0M

29,2G

• Overweighted by a full line weight • Braided multifilament core

BIG WATER TAPER Floating Line for Big Game

NEW

• Excellent turnover due to short, powerful head and short front taper • Designed for the large saltwater fish such as giant trevally • Built on a 100-lb. monofilament core

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STATE OF THE

ART

Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

FLOATING TEXTURE

ALL-ROUND TAPER RUNNING LINE

REAR TAPER

ART 100’

90’

NEW

80’

All-Round Taper

70’

60’

50’

BELLY

ALL-ROUND TAPER 40’ 30’

DESIGN

20’

• Medium length head suited for all skill levels • Half-size heavy to load rods quickly • Powerful taper turns over long dry-fly leaders and delivers nymphs and small streamers • Great for single-handed Spey casting

LINE WEIGHT WF-2-F

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HEAD LENGTH 9,4M

FRONT FRONT TAPER TAPER 2 1

ALL-ROUND TAPER 10’ 0’

TECH

• Two-tone, stealthy colors with camouflage tip for wary fish • Floating Texture on tip for higher flotation • AST slickness additive for increased shooting ability • Front and rear welded loops • SAID line identification

TOTAL WEIGHT LENGTH IN GRAMS* 30,5M 5,85

WF-3-F

9,8M

30,5M

7,15

WF-4-F

10,2M

30,5M

8,45 9,75

WF-5-F

10,6M

30,5M

WF-6-F

10,6M

30,5M

11,2

WF-7-F

11,0M

30,5M

12,8

WF-8-F

11,0M

30,5M

14,6


MPX Mastery Presentation Taper • The ultimate general presentation line • Improved version of our GPX taper • Best for large dry flies, nymphs, and streamers

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HEAD LENGTH 9,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,1G

WF-4-F

9,9M

27,5M

8,4G

WF-5-F

11,OM

27,5M

9,7G

WF-6-F

11,OM

27,5M

11,2G

WF-7-F

12,1M

27,5M

12,8G

WF-8-F

12,5M

27,5M

14,5G

WF-9-F

12,9M

27,5M

16,8G

LINE WEIGHT WF-2-F

HEAD LENGTH 6,5M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 6,5G

• Made a half-size heavy to load fast-action rods • Braided multifilament core AMBER/WILLOW

BUCKSKIN/OPTIC GREEN

SBT Short Belly Taper • Short head delivers flies at short-to-medium range with extended line control • Turns over weighted flies, yet offers light presentations

WF-3-F

6,8M

30,5M

7,8G

WF-4-F

7,1M

30,5M

9,0G 10,4G

WF-5-F

7,4M

30,5M

WF-6-F

7,7M

30,5M

11,9,G

• Camo non-spooking tip,

WF-7-F

8,0M

30,5M

13,6G

• Well suited for single-handed Spey casts

WF-8-F

8,0M

30,5M

15,5G

LINE WEIGHT WF-2-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,1M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 5,2G 6,5G

• Braided multifilament core Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

VPT Versatile Presentation • Perfect for delicate dry-fly fishing • Floating Textured tip for high flotation • Great for roll-casting and soft presentations • Excellent line control in close or at a distance

WF-3-F

12,6M

30,5M

WF-4-F

12,9M

30,5M

7,8G

WF-5-F

13,4M

30,5M

9,0G

WF-6-F

13,7M

30,5M

10,4G

WF-7-F

14,3M

30,5M

12,0G

WF-8-F

14,0M

30,5M

13,6G

• Braided multifilament core Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

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BFT Big Fly Taper • “ Big gun” line delivers big flies without sacrificing control and accuracy • Optimized for temperate conditions

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-F

HEAD LENGTH 10,4M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 12,0G

WF-7-F

10,4M

30,5M

13,6G

WF-8-F

10,4M

30,5M

15,6G

WF-9-F

10,4M

30,5M

18,6G

LINE WEIGHT DT-2-F

HEAD LENGTH N/A

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 5,2G

• Short front head reduces need for false casts • Braided multifilament core, very low stiffness, very strong delivery Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

DTD Double Taper Dual

NEW

• Popular Ultra 4 front taper on one end for diverse fishing situations • Modified VPT front taper on the other end for delicate dry-fly fishing

DT-3-F

N/A

27,5M

6,5G

DT-4-F

N/A

27,5M

7,8G

DT-5-F

N/A

27,5M

9,1G

DT-6-F

N/A

27,5M

10,4G

LINE WEIGHT WF-2-F

HEAD LENGTH 19,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 5,2G

• Looped on both ends, makes changing tapers quick and easy • Braided multifilament core Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

TROUT Floating Dry Fly Line • Delicate taper for precision casts

NEW

• Superb dry-fly line • Ideal for delicate presentations • For cold-to-temperate climates • Braided multifilament core

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NEW

WF-3-F

19,8M

27,5M

6,5G

WF-4-F

20,4M

27,5M

7,8G

WF-5-F

21,0M

27,5M

9,7G

WF-6-F

21,6M

27,5M

10,4G

WF-7-F

22,2M

27,5M

12,0G


NEW

ANADRO

COMPETITION NYMPH

GRAND SLAM

MADE FOR MENDING

BUILT TO FIPS-MOUCHE STANDARDS

FOR TARPON, PERMIT, AND BONEFISH

LINE WEIGHT WF-5-F

NEW

HEAD LENGTH 18,3M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 11,3G

LINE WEIGHT 0-5 FLOAT

HEAD LENGTH N/A

TOTAL LENGTH 24,4M

GRAM WEIGHT* N/A

WF-6-F

18,3M

WF-7-F

18,6M

30,5M

12,8G

0-5 INT. SINK

N/A

24,4M

N/A

30,5M

14,6G

WF-8-F

18,9M

30,5M

16,8G

WF-9-F

19,2M

30,5M

20,0G

WF-10-F

19,2M

30,5M

23,0G

FLOATING

INTERMEDIATE

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 11,5G

WF-7-F

12,2M

30,5M

13,3G

WF-8-F

12,2M

30,5M

15,0G

WF-9-F

12,2M

30,5M

17,5G

WF-10-F

12,2M

30,5M

20,6G

WF-11-F

12,2M

30,5M

23,8G

WF-12-F

12,2M

30,5M

28,0G

TARPON

BONEFISH

FOR TARPON ON THE FLATS

FOR BONEFISH ON THE FLATS

LINE WEIGHT WF-10-F

HEAD LENGTH 10,9M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 19,7G

LINE WEIGHT WF-5-F

HEAD LENGTH 10,0M

TOTAL LENGTH 30,5M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,0G

WF-11-F

10,9M

30,5M

23,0G

WF-6-F

10,6M

30,5M

10,4G

WF-12-F

10,9M

30,5M

27,0G

WF-7-F

11,3M

30,5M

12,0G

WF-8-F

11,9M

30,5M

13,6G

WF-9-F

12,5M

30,5M

15,5G

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FISH THE

TRUTH LEADER & TIPPET For years, our tippet materials were marketed as being something they weren’t. The diameters, breaking strengths, and performance just weren’t accurate—or up to par with our own rigorous standards. Our new tippet is, simply put, the strongest and most reliable we have ever created, with the highest wet-knot strength of anything we tested. Period. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

HARD MONO AR TIPPET

FLUOROCARBON TIPPET

FRESHWATER TIPPET

• Abrasion-resistant • Sizes: 2,7kg to 9,1kg • 30m spools

• Up to 35% stronger • True-to-spec X sizes • Sizes: 7X to 36,3kg • 30m & 100m spools

• Up to 35% stronger • True-to-spec X sizes • Sizes: 8X to 29,5kg • 30m & 100m spools

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SPOOL FEATURES

MORE INFO

• 30m spools feature a built-in cutter • Color-coded elastic bands printed with size and strength • Spool hubs snap together and rotate independently

• Freshwater and Fluorocarbon 0X-7X also come in 100m • Larger sizes come on large format spools


FRESHWATER It’s all well and good to have a quality fly line, but without a good leader, you’re out of luck. Our nylon Freshwater leaders come in four different lengths and feature a longer, larger butt section for easy turnover. Each leader comes in a two-pack, so you spend less time rooting through your vest for a new leader and more time actually fishing. Sizes: 7X - 9,1kg

SALTWATER Designed with low visibility in mind for fish on the flats, our nylon Saltwater leaders are perfect for chasing permit, redfish, bonefish, and other saltwater game. The unique taper helps turn over flies and three different breaking strengths help you dial in your presentation. Sizes 3,6kg - 8,2kg

SALMON Fishing for salmon requires a lot of patience and, often, a lot of experimentation. Our nylon Salmon leaders are available in two different lengths and a variety of breaking strengths in order to help you get your flies in front of the fish. Ideal for both fresh and salt water, these leaders feature a large butt diameter to turn over large flies and work well for both Spey and conventional casting. Sizes 7,3kg - 13,6kg

NEW

HARD MONO AR

Abrasion resistance is a real concern when fighting fish that run and hide behind coral heads, mangrove roots, or logjams. Our Hard Mono AR leaders, with the highest abrasion resistance in the industry, will put a stop to these hucksters and help you land more fish without all the fuss.

FLUOROCARBON

While we’re not going to sit here and claim that our Fluorocarbon Leaders are invisible underwater, let’s just say that they’re extremely difficult for fish to see. Constructed of a UV-proof material with high abrasion resistance, these leaders are great for wary fish, low-water conditions, and truly excel when nymphing. But did you know they’re also great for dry-fly fishing? Just an added bonus.

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NEW

BOOST

TROUT

SALTWATER

HALF-SIZE HEAVY

FOR DRY-FLY TROUT PURSUITS

FOR GENERAL SALTWATER

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HEAD LENGTH 11,6M

TOTAL LENGTH 26,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,1G

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,4M

TOTAL LENGTH 26,0M

WF-4-F

11,6M

26,0M

8,4G

WF-4-F

12,4M

WF-5-F

11,6M

26,0M

9,7G

WF-5-F

12,4M

WF-6-F

11,6M

26,0M

11,2G

WF-6-F

WF-7-F

11,6M

26,0M

12,8G

WF-7-F

WF-8-F

11,6M

26,0M

14,5G

WF-9-F

11,6M

26,0M

16,8G

GRAM WEIGHT* 6,5G

LINE WEIGHT WF-7-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,4M

GRAM WEIGHT* 12,9G

26,0M

7,8G

WF-8-F

12,2M

27,4M

14,6G

26,0M

9,0G

WF-9-F

12,2M

27,4M

16,8G

12,4M

26,0M

10,4G

WF-10-F

10,7M

27,4M

19,8G

12,4M

26,0M

11,9G

WF-11-F

10,7M

27,4M

23,0G

WF-8-F

12,4M

26,0M

13,6G

WF-12-F

10,7M

27,4M

26,9G

WF-9-F

12,4M

26,0M

15,5G

SINK TIP

INTERMEDIATE

FULL SINK

SINKING TIP FLY LINE - 10’ TIP, SINK 3

INTERMEDIATE SINKING LINE - 1.25IPS

FULL SINKING FLY LINE - SINK 3 & SINK 6

LINE WEIGHT

HEAD LENGTH

TOTAL LENGTH

GRAM WEIGHT*

LINE WEIGHT

HEAD LENGTH

TOTAL LENGTH

GRAM WEIGHT*

LINE WEIGHT

HEAD LENGTH

TOTAL LENGTH

GRAM WEIGHT*

WF-5-F/S

13,7M

26,0M

9,0G

WF-5-I

10,4M

26,0M

9,0G

WF-5-S

10,4M

26,0M

9,0G

WF-6-F/S

13,7M

26,0M

10,4G

WF-6-I

11,0M

26,0M

10,4G

WF-6-S

11,0M

26,0M

10,4G

WF-7-I

11,0M

26,0M

12,0G

WF-7-S

11,0M

26,0M

12,0G

WF-8-I

11,6M

26,0M

13,6G

WF-8-S

11,6M

26,0M

13,6G

WF-9-I

11,6M

26,0M

15,5G

WF-9-S

11,6M

26,0M

15,5G

WF-7-F/S

13,7M

26,0M

12,0G

WF-8-F/S

13,7M

26,0M

13,6G

WF-9-F/S

13,7M

26,0M

15,5G

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AIRCEL

WETCEL

GENERAL-PURPOSE FLOATING

GENERAL-PURPOSE SINKING

• Sink Rates: Int. = 1.25 ips Sink 2 = 1.75 - 2.75 ips Sink 4 = 4.0 - 5.0 ips Sink 6 = 4.5 - 6.0 ips • Braided multifilament core

• The original modern floating fly line, now with a front loop • Raised bump in handling section to indicate the ideal place to begin the cast • Braided multifilament core

LINE WEIGHT WF-4-F

HEAD LENGTH 12,1M

TOTAL LENGTH 25,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,8G

LINE WEIGHT WF-5-S

HEAD LENGTH 8,4M

TOTAL LENGTH 24,3M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,0G

WF-5-F

12,1M

25,0M

9,0G

WF-6-S

8,4M

24,3M

10,4G

WF-6-F

12,1M

25,0M

10,4G

WF-7-S

8,4M

24,3M

12,0G

WF-7-F

12,1M

25,0M

12,0G

WF-8-S

8,4M

24,3M

13,6G

WF-8-F

12,1M

25,0M

13,6G

WF-9-F

12,1M

25,0M

15,5G

HEAD LENGTH 10,7M

TOTAL LENGTH 25,9M

GRAM WEIGHT* 6,5G

WF-4-F

11,6M

25,9M

7,8G

WF-5-F

12,5M

25,9M

9,1G

WF-6-F

13,4M

25,9M

10,4G

LINE WEIGHT WF-3-F

HERITAGE ULTRA FOR DRY FLIES AND SLOW RODS

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TITAN INT. Slow-Sinking for Streamer Fishing

NEW

• E  xcellent turnover due to short, powerful head • Slow sink rate gets flies just below the surface • For temperate climates • Braided multifilament core

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-I

HEAD LENGTH 10,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 13,6G 15,6G

WF-7-I

10,2M

32,0M

WF-8-I

10,2M

32,0M

18,1G

WF-9-I

10,2M

32,0M

21,4G

WF-10-I

10,2M

32,0M

24,6G

WF-11-I

10,2M

32,0M

29,2G

WF-12-I

10,2M

32,0M

32,4G

• Sink Rate: 1.25 ips (Intermediate)

SINK 30 COLD Sinking-Head Fly Line for Cold Water

NEW

• 30’ extra-fast sinking head with handling line

LINE WEIGHT 150 GR 4-6 WT

HEAD LENGTH 9,1M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,7G

200 GR 5-7 WT

9,1M

32,0M

13,0G

• Intermediate running line

250 GR 6-8 WT

9,1M

32,0M

16,2G

• Excellent big-water streamer line from a boat

300 GR 7-9 WT

9,1M

32,0M

19,4G

350 GR 8-10 WT

9,1M

32,0M

22,7G

• Super Fast Sink: 4.0 - 8.0 ips, sinks 4’ - 15’

400 GR 9-12 WT

9,1M

32,0M

25,9G

450 GR 12-13 WT

9,1M

32,0M

29,2G

LINE WEIGHT 150 GR 4-6 WT

HEAD LENGTH 7,6M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,7G

• Braided multifilament core

SINK 25 COLD Sinking-Head Fly Line for Cold Water • 25’ extra-fast sinking head with handling line • An excellent streamer line for trout • Low tangle design increases shooting distance • Floating running line • Super Fast Sink: 4.0 - 8.0 ips, sinks 4’ - 15’ • Braided multifilament core

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200 GR 5-7 WT

7,6M

32,0M

13,0G

250 GR 6-8 WT

7,6M

32,0M

16,2G

300 GR 7-9 WT

7,6M

32,0M

19,4G

350 GR 8-10 WT

7,6M

32,0M

22,7G

400 GR 11-12 WT

7,6M

32,0M

25,9G

450 GR 12-13 WT

7,6M

32,0M

29,2G


NEW

NEW

TRIPLE DENSITY - I/3/5

TRIPLE DENSITY - H/2/4

TRIPLE DENSITY - 3/5/7

SINK RATES: 1.25ips, 2.5 - 3.5ips, 4.5 - 6.0ips

SINK RATES: 1.0ips, 1.75 - 2.75ips, 4.0 - 5.0ips

SINK RATES: 2.5 - 3.5ips, 4.5 - 6.0ips, 7.0 - 8.0ips

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-S

HEAD LENGTH 10,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 13,6G

LINE WEIGHT WF-6-S

HEAD LENGTH 10,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 13,6G

LINE WEIGHT WF-8-S

HEAD LENGTH 10,2M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 18,1G

WF-7-S

10,2M

32,0M

15,6G

WF-7-S

10,2M

32,0M

15,6G

WF-9-S

10,2M

32,0M

21,4G

WF-8-S

10,2M

32,0M

18,1G

WF-8-S

10,2M

32,0M

18,1G

WF-10-S

10,2M

32,0M

24,6G

WF-9-S

10,2M

32,0M

21,4G

WF-9-S

10,2M

32,0M

21,4G

WF-11-S

10,2M

32,0M

29,2G

WF-10-S

10,2M

32,0M

24,6G

WF-10-S

10,2M

32,0M

24,6G

WF-12-S

10,2M

32,0M

32,4G

WF-11-S

10,2M

32,0M

29,2G

WF-11-S

10,2M

32,0M

29,2G

WF-12-S

10,2M

32,0M

32,4G

WF-12-S

10,2M

32,0M

32,4G

BIG WATER TAPER

HOVER

STILLWATER

SINK RATE: 1.25ips

SINK RATE: 1.00ips

SINK RATE: 1.25 - 2.0ips

LINE WEIGHT 350 GR 9-11 WT

HEAD LENGTH 10,0M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 22,7G

450 GR 10-12 WT

10,0M

32,0M

29,1G

LINE WEIGHT WF-5-F/H WF-6-F/H WF-7-F/H

HEAD LENGTH 11,1M 11,7M 12,3M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M 32,0M 32,0M

WF-8-F/H

12,8M

32,0M

WF-9-F/H

13,6M

32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 9,7G 11,3G 13,0G

LINE WEIGHT WF-4-S WF-5-S WF-6-S

HEAD LENGTH 12,5M 13,4M 14,3M

TOTAL LENGTH 32,0M 32,0M 32,0M

GRAM WEIGHT* 7,8G 9,1G 10,4G

14,6G

WF-7-S

15,2M

32,0M

12,0G

16,8G

WF-8-S

16,1M

32,0M

13,6G

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SKAGIT TC SKAGIT - FLOAT & INT. Short-Head Floating Spey Line • Extremely short and powerful taper for casting heavy sink tips

FLOATING

• Extended grain weights for any rod size • Color change at the rear of the head • Available as a kit with a full selection of TC Sinking Tips

INTERMEDIATE

• Braided multifilament core

FLOATING

INTERMEDIATE

WEIGHT GRAIN 320 GR

WEIGHT GRAMS 20,7G

HEAD HEAD LENGTH FT LENGTH M 19.0’ 5,8M

WEIGHT GRAIN 400 GR

WEIGHT GRAMS 25,9G

HEAD HEAD LENGTH FT LENGTH M 21.0’ 6,4M

360 GR

23,3G

20.0’

6,1M

440 GR

28,5G

22.0’

6,7M

400 GR

25,9G

21.0’

6,4M

480 GR

31,1G

23.0’

6,7M

440 GR

28,5G

22.0’

6,7M

520 GR

33,7G

23.0’

7,OM

480 GR

31,1G

22.0’

6,7M

560 GR

36,3G

23.0’

7,0M

520 GR

33,7G

23.0’

7,0M

560 GR

36,3G

23.0’

7,OM

600 GR

38,9G

25.0’

7,6M

640 GR

41,5G

25.0’

7,6M

TC TEXTURED TIPS Tapered, Textured, Multi-Density Spey Tips • The world’s first tapered, textured multidensity Spey tips • Mastery Texturing reduces friction, allowing for easier pick-ups of sinking tips • Tapered design aids in turning over flies at any distance • Sink Rates: Int./Sink 2 = 1.25/2.0 ips Sink 2/Sink 4 = 2.0/4.0 ips Sink 3/Sink 5 = 3.0/5.0 ips Sink 7 = 7.0 ips • Available in 10’ 120 grains and 12’ 160 gr. • Full selections available as kits • Suited for two-hand and switch rods

LENGTH NEW 8’

NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW

GRAIN GRAM WEIGHT WEIGHT 80 5,2G

8’

INT./SINK 2

80

5,2G

8’

SINK 2/SINK 4

80

5,2G

8’

SINK 3/SINK 5

80

5,2G

8’

SINK 7

80

5,2G

8’

COMPLETE KIT

80

5,2G

10’

FLOAT

120

7,8G

10’

INT./SINK 2

120

7,8G

10’

SINK 2/SINK 4

120

7,8G

10’

SINK 3/SINK 5

120

7,8G

10’

SINK 7

120

7,8G

10’

COMPLETE KIT

120

7,8G

12’

FLOAT

160

10,4G

12’

INT./SINK 2

160

10,4G

12’

SINK 2/SINK 4

160

10,4G

12’

SINK 3/SINK 5

160

10,4G

12’

SINK 7

160

10,4G

12’

COMPLETE KIT

160

10,4G

FLOAT

200

13,0G

INT./SINK 2

200

13,0G

SINK 2/SINK 4

200

13,0G

SINK 3/SINK 5

200

13,0G

SINK 7

200

13,0G

COMPLETE KIT

200

13,0G

NEW 15’ NEW 15’ NEW 15’ NEW 15’ NEW 15’ NEW 15’

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DENSITY FLOAT


SPEY PUT

NEW

YOUR FLY

WHERE

THE FISH ARE

SHOOTING TEXTURE FOR INCREASED FLOTATION, EASE OF PICK-UP, AND DURABILITY

UST

UST SHORT

UST SHORT FLOATING

FLOATING

/ HOVER ULTIMATE SCANDI TAPER - SHORT FLOATING / INTERMEDIATE

TOP WATER

INTERMEDIATE

HOVER / INTERMEDIATE AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT DENSITIES SHORTER VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL UST FEATURES SEAMLESS DENSITY TECHNOLOGY

FLOAT / INTERMEDIATE

FLOAT / SINK 2 FLOAT / SINK 3

FLOATING / INTERMEDIATE / SINK 2

INTERMEDIATE / SINK 3 INTERMEDIATE / SINK 4

FLOATING / HOVER / SINK 3

UST

ULTIMATE SCANDI TAPER

MID LEVEL

INTERMEDIATE / SINK 5

SINK 1 / SINK 2

INTERMEDIATE / SINK 7

INTERMEDIATE / SINK 2 / SINK 4

SINK 3 / SINK 4

SINK 2 / SINK 3

SINK 3 / SINK 5

DEEP AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SINGLE-, DOUBLE-, AND TRIPLE-DENSITY MODELS

SINK 1 / SINK 3 / SINK 5

FLOAT / SINK 5

SINK 3 / SINK 7 SINK 5 / SINK 6 SINK 5 / SINK 8 SINK 7 / SINK 8

750 & 850 GRAIN 750 & 850 GRAIN

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SPEY UST Flyfisheurope.com

ULTIMATE SCANDI TAPER

Designed by Flyfish Europe

TEXTURED BENEFITS: + Textured lines float higher, which has allowed us to slim the diameters of the floating lines; this makes the lines cut through the wind better and provides significant improvements to casting performance

+ Less friction improves the pick-up qualities of both the floating and sinking lines; the textured surface

SA•ID

AST

will make it much easier to lift your sinking line to the surface before casting

WELDED LOOPS

MASTERY TEXTURED

+ Less memory provides better contact with the fly when fishing, which means easier detection of subtle takes

TAPER BENEFITS:

UST FEATURES

+ The taper design has most of the weight distributed at the back of the head with short rear tapers, which provides easier rod loading and aids positioning for changing direction when Spey casting

+ Mastery Textured Coating + Graduated density and True Triple Density (TTDTM) lines + Advanced Shooting Technology (AST) + Streamlined welded loops on both ends + Scientific Anglers line identification + Braided multifilament core MEDIUM COLD

+ The long front tapers are designed to deliver typical flies at distance and in the wind + The versatility of the taper allows for both short- and long-distance casts + Designed for use with both conventional and poly leaders

COLD MEDIUM

TTD TTD™ TTD™ TTD™ ™

TTD

CLASS / LENGTH /LENGTH WEIGHT WEIGHT

SINKING RATE

TYPE

COLOR

F

Orange / Willow

CLASS #7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

H/I

Surf / Pale Green

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.25-1.5 ips | 3-4 cm/sek

S1/S2

Blue Heron / Olive

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.75-2.75 ips | 5-7 cm/sek

S2/S3

Olive / Gray

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

2.75-3.5 ips | 5-9 cm/sek

F/H/I

Orange/Surf/Pale Green

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.5 ips | 4 cm/sek

F/I/S2

Orange/Pale Green/Olive

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.5-2.75 ips | 4-7 cm/sek

F/H/S3

Orange/Surf/Grey

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.25-3.5 ips | 3-9 cm/sek

I/S2/S4

Pale Green/Olive/ Dk.Grey

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.5-5.5 ips | 4-13 cm/sek

S1/S3/S5

Blue Heron/Grey/Black

#7/8 11.2m 30g

#8/9 11,6m 34g

#9/10 12,2m 38g

#10/11 12,8m 42g

1.75-6.0 ips | 5-15 cm/sek

GRAIN LINES TYPE 750 Grain

COLOR Black

850 Grain

Black

Recommended to be used with fast action 15`and 16`rods from 10/11 – 12-13 weight WEIGHT

CLASS

SINGLE DENSITY - FLOATING FLOATING Floating, whether you are swinging, riffling, or hitching your fly. This is the line for fishing on or near the surface. Visual takes will never go out of fashion.

SINGLE DENSITY - SINKING These single density lines are for the fastest water and the deepest pools. The one objective of these lines is to get the fly down deep quickly. The new UST taper and the textured surface make these sinking lines much easier to handle—especially when bringing to the surface before casting.

750 & 850 GRAIN Same density as the Sink 5, only heavier, which makes them get down even deeper. The taper design enables these lines to fish deeper than other grain-rated lines on the market.

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LENGTH

DOUBLE DENSITY

WEIGHT/LENGTH

SINKING RATE

750/11.2m 48,5g

8 ips | 18 cm/sek

850/11.2m 55,5g

8,7 ips | 20 cm/sek

TRUE TRIPLE DENSITY - TTD™

These lines are perfect for slowing down the swing in strong currents, or if you just want to fish deep and slow. These four double-density lines will get your fly to the correct depth.

We have designed these lines to maintain the fly speed to get the flies down to the required depth. The lower densities in the rear of the taper help keep up the speed and the higher densities in the front help get the fly down to the fish. An excellent choice in pools where the main current is close to the opposite bank.

HOVER/INT

FLOATING/HOVER/INT

FLOATING/INT/S2

Gives higher speed but brings the fly just below the surface. Fly speed is easily controlled by mending the floating part of the line up or downstream.

Same qualities as the Float/Hover/Intermediate but brings the fly down a little deeper. This line became a firm favorite with our field testers.

S1/S2

FLOATING/H/S3

INT/S2/S4

Fishes relatively close to the surface. Good for shallower pools with fast currents where you need to slow down the swing. Also an excellent choice in high water when you need to go a little deeper.

Similar qualities as Floating/INT/ Sink2 but gets the fly down deep. A great choice for when fish are lying in deeper water and where fly speed is the key.

Same density as the Sink 5, only heavier, which makes them get down even deeper. The taper design enables these lines to fish deeper than other grain-rated lines on the market.

This is the must-have and one of the most versatile lines for any angler chasing anadromous fish. If stealth is required, this line provides it. Perfectly balanced so it will stay just below the surface.

S2/S3 Probably the best all-around sinking line through the entire season. A great fish catcher in all temperatures and levels.

S1/S3/S5 This line incorporates similar characteristics as the Intermediate/Sink2/ Sink4 but works deeper. This line excels in heavy currents and when the fish are holding in deeper pools.


UST SHORT

SPEY

NEW

ULTIMATE SCANDI TAPER - SHORT

Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

COMPACT HEAD: Introducing the UST Short, the next step in the evolution of the traditional Scandi taper. Featuring a more compact head, Seamless Density sinking technology, and a textured surface, the UST Short allows you to fish at the correct depth and speed wherever your fly is in the water column.

AST

SA•ID

WELDED LOOPS

MASTERY SEAMLESS TEXTURE DENSITY

SEAMLESS DENSITY - SD

UST SHORT FEATURES

The introduction of Seamless Density sinking technology was a necessary one from a design standpoint. We had to devise a way to get from a floating section to a fast-sinking one in under 10 meters. Instead of a quick density change, which could lead to unnecessary hinge points while casting and unwanted drag while in the water, we gradually mixed densities, which resulted in a head which sinks as well as it casts. What you see is the result of hours of designing, hours of casting, and even more hours of on-the-water work. The UST Short is the most advanced, most groundbreaking Scandi taper on the market today. We are confident the results will speak for themselves.

+ Mastery Textured Coating + Advanced Shooting Technology (AST) + Graduated density and true three-density lines + Streamlined welded loops on both ends + Scientific Anglers line identification + Braided multifilament core

TYPE

COLOR

COLD COLD

CLASS / LENGTH / WEIGHT

F

Willow / Orange

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

F/I

Pale Green / Orange

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

F/S2

Dark Green / Orange

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

F/S3

Green / Orange

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

F/S5

Gray / Orange

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

I

Pale Green

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

I/S3

Green / Pale Green

#6/7 9,5m 26g

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

I/S4

Dark Gray / Pale Green

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

I/S5

Gray / Pale Green

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

I/S7

Black / Pale Green

#7/8 9,9m 30g

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S3/S4

Dark Gray / Dark Green

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S3/S5

Gray / Dark Green

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S3/S7

Black / Dark Green

#8/9 10,3m 34g

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S5/S6

Black / Dark Gray

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S5/S8

Black / Dark Gray

#9/10 10,7m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

S7/S8

Black

#9/10 10,8m 38g

#10/11 11,1m 42g

GRAIN LINES TYPE SINK 750

COLOR Black

SINK 850

Black

MEDIUM MEDIUM

#6/7 11.2m 26g

#7/8 9,8m 30g

CLASS

SEAMLESS DENSITY

WEIGHT

LENGTH

#8/9 10,4m 34g

WEIGHT/LENGTH

750/ 48,6g / 11.1m 850/ 55,1g / 11.2m

INTERMEDIATE -SD- SINK 3

FLOATING -SD- SINK 2

INTERMEDIATE -SD- SINK 4

FLOATING -SD- SINK 3

INTERMEDIATE -SD- SINK 5

FLOATING -SD- SINK 5

INTERMEDIATE -SD- SINK 7

SINK 3 -SD- SINK 4

SINK 3 -SD- SINK 5

SINGLE DENSITY FLOATING INTERMEDIATE SUPER FAST SINK 750/850 GRAIN

DOUBLE DENSITY

SINK 3 -SD- SINK 7

SINK 5 -SD- SINK 6

FLOATING - INTERMEDIATE

SINK 5 -SD- SINK 8

SINK 7 -SD- SINK 8

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switch ADAPT SWITCH Short Head Floating Switch Line

• Short head for quick casts and line control

LINE WEIGHT 240 GR

HEAD LENGTH 8,5M

TOTAL LENGTH 27,4M

• Integrated, one-piece floating line reduces hinging on casts

280 GR

8,5M

27,4M

18,1G

320 GR

8,5M

27,4M

20,7G

• Smooth casting, turns over large flies or sinking Spey tips

360 GR

8,5M

27,4M

23,3G

400 GR

8,5M

27,4M

25,9G

440 GR

8,5M

27,4M

28,5G

• Excellent line for swinging streamers and can be used as a dry-fly line with long leaders

GRAM WEIGHT* 15,6G

• Designed for shorter twohanded rods • Braided multifilament core

FLOATING DRAGON TAIL

FLOATING SHOOTING LINE

FLOATING TEXTURED SHOOTING LINE

FRESHWATER SHOOTING LINE

LINE WEIGHT 30-LB.

HEAD LENGTH N/A

TOTAL LENGTH 36,6M

GRAM WEIGHT* N/A

• Shooting texture delivers longer casts without abrasion

LINE WEIGHT 20-LB. 30-LB.

HEAD LENGTH N/A N/A

TOTAL LENGTH 30,4M 30,4M

• Braided multifilament core • 20lb - Orange • 30lb - Mist Green

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DIAM. 0.031” 0.038”


Shooting Lines ULTIMATE SHOOTING LINE Braided Multifilament-Core Shooting Line - Designed for Europe

• Large front loop for quick changes (20cm) • Freshwater and saltwater floating shooting lines • For exceptional casting distance • Minimal friction gives high speed shooting • 3,7m handling section • Braided multifilament 25lb core • Low stiffness

Flyfisheurope.com

Designed by Flyfish Europe

SIZE

DIAM.

TOTAL LENGTH FT

TOTAL LENGTH M

0,30’’/0,75MM

0.030”

100.0’

33,0M

0,38’’/0,97MM

0.038”

100.0’

33,0M

ULTIMATE RUNNING LINE Super Slick Shooting Line This Super slick silicone/oil double coated mono shooting line has extremely low coefficient of friction for ultimate distance casting. This shooting line is totally round and solid with a density close to water. It makes this float higher then other mono lines. It stretches easily even in cold conditions and has high breaking strength for its diameter. • • • • • •

60 meters 2 in 1 Individual packages Super slick double coated mono Totaly round mono line Solid monofilament core High breaking strength

Flyfisheurope.com THIS IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS PRODUCT. DESIGNED BY FFE AND MANUFACTURED AND PRODUCED IN JAPAN, EXCLUSIVELY FOR FFE.

TYPE

DIAM.

TOTAL LENGTH FT

TOTAL LENGTH M

IVORY 45LB

0,62MM

196.0’

60,0M

GREEN 50LB

0,68MM

196.0’

60,0M

YELLOW 70LB 0,75MM

196.0’

60,0M

ORANGE 80LB 0,78MM

196.0’

60,0M

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WIRE LEADERS

NEW

FIGURE 8 Total Length = 3.75ft / 1,14m

Nickel Titanium Wire Leader

#3 STAY-LOK™ SNAP

• Designed specifically for finishing casts with boatside figure-8’s to convert more follows • Features abrasion resistant Fluorocarbon butt section • Premium Knot2Kinky Nickel Titanium Wire, laser straight, ultra kink resistant, 100% corrosion proof tippet section

30”/76,2cm 50LB/22,7kg FLUOROCARBON

• Nickel Titanium wire holds up to fish after fish after fish • Rock solid Stay-Lok™ snap that won’t open while fighting a fish • Hand tied in the USA

4’

• Item # - 126922

NEW

3’

2’

15”/38,1cm 55LB/24,9kg NICKEL-TITANIUM WIRE

1’

0’

ESOX SPECIAL Nickel Titanium Wire Leader

Total Length = 5.25ft / 1,60m #3 STAY-LOK™ SNAP

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THE UNICORNS OF THE EAST Matt Harris

Salvelinus leucomaenis, the East Siberian White Spotted Char, is an East Asian ‘trout’ in the genus Salvelinus, called iwana in Japanese. Both landlocked and ocean run forms occur. The landlocked form grows up to 14 inches, and prefers low-temperature streams. The sea-going fish – nicknamed ‘super kuhndza’ in Russia, are rare indeed, running only a handful of rivers in Far East Asia. They are renowned fighters, and can grow to well over two and occasionally even three feet in length.

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There are few rivers that host the anadramous strain of the extraordinary ‘super kuhndza’, but the remote Zhupanova, in Kamchatka, is just such a river. And here, they run big. As big as anywhere. Few anglers get to tangle with one of these rare Eastern Unicorns. But occasionally, a fortunate few get lucky. Kamchatka is in far Eastern Russia - a vast peninsular stretching out into the icy waters of the Northern Pacific. This is one of the earth’s last great untouched treasures - a largely uninhabited wilderness significantly larger than the UK, where only the serpentine streams and innumerable towering and often active volcanoes punctuate the dense green canopy of the endless forests. Every year, a handful of intrepid anglers from all across the world come to target the spectacular rainbow trout of this vast, wild land, and they are worth every minute of the long, long voyage. The rainbows are unlike any other trout I’ve ever encountered. Forget the fish we know back home - the neurotic, bug-sipping creatures that melt away at all but the stealthiest approach. These voracious brutes will explode out of nowhere to attack huge streamers and absurd skated foam mouse imitations with a wreckless, nerve-shredding abandon that will shake you to your boots. Most of the rivers of southern and central Kamchatka are chock-full of bugs - caddis, golden stoneflies and a multitude of ephemoptera. Even more importantly to the resident trout, they also entertain enormous Pacific salmon runs, and when the assorted pink, coho, sockeye, chinook, chum and cherry salmon have completed their spawning cycle, they simply roll over and die. Every last one of them. The rainbows have a ball - suddenly, as well as a relentless supply of insect-life, the rivers are now full of salmon flesh, not to mention the now unguarded protein-rich eggs. In very short order, these handsome brutes balloon into muscle-packed, magenta-flanked torpedoes ranging to ten pounds and occasionally well beyond. Aided by the fast-flowing waters that come bouncing out of the Kamchatkan mountains, they fight like no trout you can imagine. However, to my mind, even more exciting is the remote but very real possibility of tangling with the rare and highly–prized sea-run “Super Khundza”. A crack at these rare fish is worth the trip on its own, and for me at least, that chance alone is 158 FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2017

one of the true highlights of fly-fishing in Kamchatka. However, before you go rushing off to have a crack at these brawny fish, be warned. Other creatures like to feast on the salmon bonanza. Big creatures, with grotesquely large teeth and enormous claws. Ursus arctos beringianus, the Kamchatka Brown Bear, can reach 10 feet in length and can weigh over 1500lbs. These bears love to fish too, and woe betide you if you happen to be standing in their spot. With this in mind, be sure to go with the right people, and make absolutely certain that you are equipped with one thing above all others. The most vital part of your kit when packing for a fly-fishing trip into the wilds of Kamchatka is not the sleeping bags, the rugged tents, the heavy-duty waterproofs or even the fishing rods.


First on the check-list is the dog. Laikas are a rare and bewilderingly brave breed of Russian “bear-dog”. For reasons best known to themselves, they seem utterly unafraid of the huge bears that shamble along the river-banks. Laikas will bark incessantly and harry even the biggest bears until they disappear back into the woods, inexplicably driven away by a creature that is a fraction of their size. Don’t even think of fishing in Kamchatka without one. There are a million rivers to fish all over Kamchatka, and knowing which ones to target can be a conundrum. Fortunately, “The Fly Shop”, based in Redding, California, have been running trips to this trout-fishing paradise for a good number of years, and they know exactly where to find the very best trout-fishing in this vast region. While celebrated rivers like the Sedanka can provide huge numbers of good-sized fish, I was inexorably drawn to the Fly Shop’s signature big-fish trophy streams, the Savan and the legendary Zhupanova – home of the Super Kuhndza - and my trip to these two very special rivers did not disappoint. The Savan was my first stop. As we climbed out of the grey little city of Petropavlosk in the big Mi-8, the same Russian workhorse helicopter that has whisked me off on dozens of adventures on the Kola peninsular way to the west, I gazed down at the last vestige of civilisation that I would see for a whole week. After a spellbinding 45 minutes weaving between the mountains, a stunningly beautiful valley opened out below, and I found myself looking down at one of the most pristine trout streams I have ever seen. We’d hardly touched down when a huge bear was spotted loping across the river 300 yards downstream, and within an hour, I was playing my first ferocious Kamchatkan rainbow, a high-flying, broadshouldered brute of close on four pounds that was apparently not even worthy of a picture.

often roll lazily at the skated fly without connecting. While others persisted with the mouse, the sight of a 26 inch rainbow cavorting in the morning air was one that I couldn’t pass up, and I quickly found that once a fish had risen to my mouse pattern, a swift change to a “flesh-fly” such as a tan coloured Morrish Medusa would almost always deliver the goods. The Kamchatkan rainbows don’t have all that salmon-flesh to themselves. As well as the bears, the dead and dying salmon and their eggs are also targeted by the exquisitely beautiful Dolly Varden – a char named for the flirtatious and flamboyantly colourful coquette who steals the show in Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge. On the Savan, the Dollies grow big, and I was more than happy to take a break from the rainbows in order to target them. One broad, deep run that I stumbled across on the third morning of the trip was packed full of them. I was initially sceptical about the new fad for Switch rods, but faced by the wide pool, I decided that it was finally time to have a play with my new toy. What a revelation – popping the big, heavily-weighted Silvey’s Sculpin streamer across the broad waters with a scaled-down spey-cast was child’s play, and the almost weightless little Sage X 11’ 7 weight was soon hooped over as a 7 pound Dolly went flying off downstream. I’ve rarely seen a more spectacularly painted fish – broad, metallic green flanks spattered with vermillion spots, and resolving into a vividly contrasting pink underbelly, with the char’s characteristic white-edged fins and a sharp, almost bird-like beak of a mouth.

The Savan is a wide but comparatively shallow watercourse, and an experienced trout angler will find the river exceptionally easy to read. Once the salmon arrive in the river in numbers, the trout can be found in close attendance, in the deeper “buckets” where the salmon have dug their redds. While earlier and later in the season, the fish can be persuaded to grab a large mouse imitation fished across the surface, when the salmon are thick, a fly that mimics salmon flesh is the most sure-fire way to connect with these voracious brutes. I was initially determined to fish the mouse pattern from a purely aesthetic point of view, but the big, salmon-sated rainbows would

“The Kamchatkan rainbows don’t have all that salmon-flesh to themselves”.

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Every day on the Savan was special, but one session was unforgettable. One morning, I woke early. The first silvery light of the dawn was starting to illuminate the grey, eastern skies as I crept out of my tent. The camp was utterly silent. I tiptoed around Lava, the usually ferocious Laika who was curled up like a lamb, fast asleep in the grass, and quietly wriggled into my waders. I grabbed my little switch rod from the makeshift rack and edged out into the cold waters of the long deep run that ran adjacent to the camp. I unfastened the big streamer from the keeper and made a long, angled cast towards the deep cut-bank on the far side of the river. Cast and step. In the mists far downriver, I caught the smudgy silhouette of two bears, a large sow and her cub, crossing the river, when suddenly, the line came up tight, and in an instant, a big, brawny rainbow of close on 7 pounds went clambering into the vague half-light. I caught a number of bigger fish on my trip to the Savan, but at 5.33 in the morning, that indomitable fish, finally gleaming in the folds of the net after a tailwalking tour-de-force of a fight, was the embodiment of what this beguiling wilderness is all about - a bullet-shaped, fin-perfect Kamchatka rainbow. Too soon, I was flying back to the ramshackle outpost of Petro’ in the big Mi-8, but after a night of cold beer and a delicious deep sleep in a proper bed, I was again flying out – this time to the largest and most celebrated ofKamchatka’s many trout streams – the much-feted Zhupanova. I arrived to find the river running high and coloured after three days of heavy rain. Luckily, I was in good hands. Dima Lyubkin is instantly likeable. His profile and beard are both quintessentially Russian, with more than a hint of comrade Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin about them, and his sparkling blue eyes hint at long adventures spent hunting and fishing in the sportsman’s paradise of Kamchatka. Dima probably knows the fishing in Kamchatka perhaps better than anyone, and he is absolutely convinced that the Zhupanova offers the very biggest rainbow trout anywhere in this vast wilderness.

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His guiding partners are Sasa, another excellent and hugely knowledgable local fisherman and hunter, and Christiaan Pretorius. Christiaan is a young South African, who has fished for his country and who is wise far beyond his twenty-five years. Christiaan is one of the very best guides I have ever fished with – a hugely talented angler who does absolutely everything he can both to help his charges to catch fish and also to see that they enjoy every minute on the water. Christiaan has a relentless enthusiasm for the sport, and is constantly constructive and infectiously optimistic. It is impossible not to enjoy your day with him. With the river running high and coloured, I recognised that once again, my plans to fish on the surface with the mouse fly were likely to be less than productive. Instead, I fished a huge “Dolly Llama” streamer with my newly cherished little Switch rod, and quickly found that the size and power of the Zhupanova’s peerless rainbows more than made up for their temporary unwillingness to rise to a surface fly. The Pre-Trip notes supplied by “The Fly Shop” are excellent, and as comprehensive as any I have ever been sent prior to travelling. However, I have to disagree with one observation: the pre-trip notes on fishing the Zhupanova state that a Switch rod offers no significant advantage. In high water at least, a Switch rod is more than a help – its a genuine gamechanger. With one exception, my new friend and fellow Switch-rod addict, Joe Turrano, the rest of the American anglers that I was fishing the Zhupanova with were all using single-handed rods, and despite the fact that they were all extremely adept at using them, the Switch rod was infinitely more practical when wading the broad, fast pools of the rain-swollen Zhupanova. Although a single hander is perfect when fishing from a drifting boat, throwing a heavy fly and a fast sinking line, whilst attempting to deal with masses of running line when wading deep in a fast current, is a very tall order for any angler using a single-hander. In contrast, using a Switch rod in conjunction with a “Skagit Short” head and a variety of MOW sink-tips


featuring various amounts of T-11 sinking line, I felt almost embarrassed as I effortlessly popped the big, tungstenheaded fly clean across the river. The 11’ rod allowed me to mend much more efficiently, and I was never troubled by the thick foliage behind me. Not only was the technique effortless, it also had another huge advantage. After stripping the fly across the pool, I took three steps downstream, made a snap-t or double Spey and was fishing again. Infinitely more fly in the water time. And that has to – and did - mean more fish in the net. The rainbows of the Zhupanova are spectacular fighters, smashing the streamers with gusto, before instantly leaping into the air and cartwheeling off downstream. On the penultimate day I managed to hook an unforgettable trout a 31” rainbow that crashed on to my fly and fought violently in the fast currents of the swollen river. That fish was one of most memorable trout I’ve ever caught, as was the 29” fish I hooked into on the last morning, that rattled skywards and took me down to my backing in a heartbeat.However, another fish will live even longer in the memory. Early one morning, after having caught a couple of handsome rainbows, I set the hook into something altogether more substantial. At first, I suspected a big chum salmon or even a late-season chinook, but then the big fish rocketed across the river before launching into the sunshine. A big silver-grey fuselage, mottled with creamy spots, seemed to hang motionless in the air for a short moment before crashing back into the water. Christiaan came rushing downstream with the net, and after a powerful and protracted tussle, we finally found ourselves looking down at a fish unlike any I’ve ever seen. An ancient looking creature from another time: A big, sea-run Kuhndza an East Siberian White Spotted Char. Christiaan was thrilled. “That is a HUGE Super Kuhndza!” he enthused, as he held the fish up carefully for the camera. I took time out from the frantic fishing to study the char’s big, battle-scarred head, its delicate, mottled flanks and its broad, marbled back. Something about this unique fish seemed to encapsulate the forgotten, pristine wilderness of Kamchatka, and I found myself enchanted for a long moment as I watched the fish right itself before holding perfectly still in the cold, grey waters of the Zhupanova.

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Do what you can to get to the Kamchatka. The rainbow trout fishing is extraordinary. And, if you get very very lucky, as I did, you may just run into a Super Kuhndza - one of the Zhupanova’s rare, rare unicorns. Kamchatka offers some of the very best trout-fishing anywhere in the world. If you want to experience a genuine wilderness adventure, catching big, brawny trout and with the chance of a sea-run ‘super kuhndza’, in a setting that has changed little in thousands of years, I cannot recommend it highly enough. For the avid trout angler, it is simple a “MUST DO”. To fish some of the region’s very finest trophy trout rivers, contact Michael Caranci, Pat Pendergast or Mike Michalak at The Fly Shop: http:// www.flyshop.com/

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McLean’s robust nets have been designed to measure your success in the most convenient way – Weighing your catch without handling the fish. When not in use the weighing scale is secured and concealed inside the handle. Built from corrosion resistant materials these nets feature Weigh scale measures from 3kg to 23kg. Thick wall aluminium tubing, finished in bronze, rubber non slip grip, large soft woven nylon knotless net bags, micro mesh or rubber.

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MA-500. Silver Series nets offer what we believe are the lightest high quality portable nets available. The McLean Hinge-Handle folding system is brilliantly simple and 100% reliable both in terms of durability and MODEL MA-500 MA-526

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LARGE FIXED LANDING NET MODEL MA-420 MA-R420

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FOLDED LENGTH 100CM 100CM

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FOLDING HEAD WITH TELESCOPIC HANDLE

Available in two sizes, 40 cm head or 50 cm head, light, strong and in two head shapes, circular or D-shaped. With telescopic handle, locking head mechanism, belt clip, bronze anodised finish and non-slip handle grip. MODEL MA-521

EXT. LENGTH 164CM

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MA-522

133CM

53CM

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68CM

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MA-525

204CM

83CM

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68CM

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FOLDING LONG REACH NET MA-525

MA-300

Optional Carrying Scabbard

Long rip-stop nylon scabbard, with belt loop attachment, for Weigh or Ejector Tri-Nets.

Model 525. Our biggest selling Bronze Series net, now fitted with a longer telescopic handle ideal for boat fishing/high banks/platforms etc. Built to the same high standard as all other McLean nets. 50 cm diameter Round locking head. Overall length when fully extended 204 cm and collapsed 83 cm.

MA-A001

Magnetic Net Release

MA-A002

Leash Recoil

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FISHING WITH A CONSCIENCE “Every angler puts a lot of thought into what he or she brings to the water. We believe it is equally important to think about what is left there. That is what fishing with a conscience is all about; ascribing value to the health of the water we fish. We develop our products with these values in mind and make sure they are safe for fish, fisheries, and fishermen, without ever compromising quality or performance. By offering reusable and biodegradable weights and indicators we make sure lost tackle doesn’t harm wildlife. Our floatants, sinkets and cleaners are solvent-free and consist of water-soluble components that perform without polluting the water. And our tying paints, cements and wax are non-toxic and odorless, to keep tying benches free from harmful fumes. We will continue to develop products that help anglers protect the water they love while they are doing what they love. Our products will always allow anglers to fish with a (clear) conscience”. PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT// Our goal is to make products that are safe for fish, fisheries, and fishermen/fisherwomen. SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY// We’re proud to be a part of the community of adventurers, anglers and stewards of our environment.

MAKE THE BEST PRODUCT// We want to use the best, so we want to make the best.

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We make fly tying products with maximum performance and minimal environmental impact!

UV FLY TYING

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FLUORESCING UV CLEAR FLY FINISH: At depths as shallow as a few feet, even bright flies can appear dull and disappear into the background in the dark underwater world. Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish performs just like UV Clear Fly Finish Flow, and takes the UV light that is available underwater and reflect it as a color more visible to fish FEATURES: Ultra-thin UV-curing resin I Allows infinite work time I Cures instantly when exposed to UV light I Cures hard and clear I Can be used as head cement replacement I Includes brush applicator UV FLY TYING KIT: With everything a tyer needs to make the move from traditional cements to UV Cure, the UV Fly Tying Kit includes UV Clear Fly Finish Thick, Thin and the brand new, ultra-thin Flow, and a UV Power Light FEATURES: Includes Thick, Thin and Flow I Build fly heads and bodies I Instantly cures with sunlight or UV light I Various needle tips included for precision tying UV FLY PAINT KIT: Includes UV Power Light, and Red, Yellow and Orange UV Fly Paint FEATURES: Fly tying combo kit I Now includes applicator needles I Now includes applicator brush FLY TYING POWDER: Loon’s fly tying powders are the best way to add pigment or sparkle to your cements or UV curing resins. Now avaible in 3-packs. FEATURES: Customizes tying cements or UV resins I Non-toxic I Does not compromise cure time or strength I Compatible with all Loon cements I Compatible with all Loon UV resins FLY TYING POWDER - PHOSPHORESCENT: The new Loon Phosphorescent Fly Tying Powder gives tyers the ability to add glow-in-the-dark properties to their tying cements. It is compatible with traditional cements as well as UV cured resins. FEATURES: Adds phosphorescence I Non-toxic I Does not compromise cure time or strength I Compatible with all Loon cements and UV Products I Compatible with other brands of tying cements FLY TYING POWDER - TUNGSTEN: The new Loon Tungsten Fly Tying Powder gives tyers the ability to add weight to their flies without adding too much bulk. Once mixed, the tungsten powder adds weight to tying cements. It is compatible with traditional cements as well as UV cured resins. FEATURES: Adds precise amounts of weight I Non-toxic I Does not compromise cure time or strength I Compatible with all Loon cements and UV Products I Compatible with other brands of tying cements

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Always odor-free and non-toxic, for a safer tying bench and bomb-proof flies.

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BENCH KIT: Includes High Tack Swax, Low Tack Swax, Hard Head Clear, Hard Head Black, and Water Based Head Cement System. FEATURES: Dubbing wax for large and small flies I Head Head Clear and Black for building up heads and bodies I WB Head Cement System for precision tying FLUORESCING HARD HEAD: At depths as shallow as a few feet, even bright flies can appear dull and disappear into the background in the dark underwater world. Loon Fluorescing Hard Head performs just like Hard Head Clear, and takes the UV light that is available underwater and reflects it as a color more visible to fish FEATURES: Thick head cement I Dries hard and with a high glossI Odor free I Water based I Comes with applicator brushI Excellent for building up heads and bodies I Perfect for painting poppers  SOFT HEAD: Soft Head is a thick one-part head cement. It is odorless, non-toxic, and dries soft and pliable. FEATURES: Thick head cement I Dries soft and pliableI Odor free I Water based I Comes with applicator brushI Excellent for building up soft heads and bodies WB HEAD CEMENT: A thin, odorless, non-toxic water-based Head Cement with applicator system for precise applications. Never breathe toxic or smelly fumes again. FEATURES: Thin head cement I Dries clear I Odor free I Water based I Includes Applicator brush I System comes with applicator needle for precision tying WB HEAD FINISH: A medium-thick water-based head cement with applicator system for exact placement of cement. Never breathe toxic or smelly fumes again. FEATURES: Medium-thick head cement I Odor free I Water based I Comes with applicator needle for precise applications WB THINNER: A thinner for altering the viscosity of Loon’s head cements to your exact specifications. FEATURES: Thin head cements and Hard Head I Helps head cements last longer LOW TACK SWAX: Dubbing wax perfect for applying dubbing to the finest of threads while helping to craft realistic looking bodies on smaller dry flies and nymphs. Ideal for use with patterns that require less bulk, Swax washes easily from your hands, leaving your fingers stick-free! FEATURES: Dubbing wax for small flies I Easy to use push bottom container I Perfect for patterns calling for a subtle profile APPLICATION BOTTLE CAP & NEEDLES: Application system for those who make their own cements or solvents. FEATURES: Applicator system for head cements I Includes 2 needles for different thicknesses of cement FLY TYING NEEDLE REPLACEMENTS: Replacement Needles for all of Loon’s UV curing resins, a well as the WB Head Cement and WB Head Finish systems. FEATURES: Tapered needles prevent clogging I UV blocking I Compatible with all Loon tying cements and resins

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THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS

REIMAGINED! How to turn your hands into magic makers!

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Cutting edge tools that enhance your fly tying experience.

ERGO ARROW POINT SCISSORS

ERGO ALL PURPOSE SCISSORS

ERGO HAIR SCISSORS

These precision scissors now have a new ergonomic design and stainless steel blades. An excellent choice for quailty and comfort.

These precision scissors now have a new ergonomic design and stainless steel blades. An excellent choice for quailty and comfort.

Heavy-duty scissors of the highest quality, designed for cutting through tough materials.

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Enlarged ergonomic finger/ thumb holes Hand-tuned in the USA 3.5” long Surgical quality stainless steel Powder coated grip Extra sharp cutting blades Wire cutter included

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Enlarged ergonomic finger/ thumb holes Hand-tuned in the USA 4” long Surgical quality stainless steel Excellent all-around scissors Powder coated grip Extra sharp cutting blades

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Enlarged ergonomic finger/thumb holes Hand-honed in the USA 4.5” long Surgical quality stainless steel Excellent for large/tough materials Powder coated grip Extra sharp cutting blades

RAZOR SCISSORS (4 IN)

RAZOR SCISSORS (5 IN)

ERGO BODKIN

Appropriately named, this is a razor sharp pair of scissors. One of the straight blades is serrated, and the other is non-serrated, aiding in grabbing of materials to eliminate material slip. The knurled tension knob allows for adjustments to specific applications.

Appropriately named, this is a razor sharp pair of scissors. One of the straight blades is serrated, and the other is non-serrated, aiding in grabbing of materials to eliminate material slip. The knurled tension knob allows for adjustments to specific applications.

An indispensable bobbin gets an overdue ergonomic facelift. The strong needle is made from spring steel for strength and longevity, and is held by a powder coated ergonomic handle.

ERGO BOBBIN

ERGO DUBBING BRUSH

GATOR GRIP DUBBING SPINNER

An ergonomic and high-performing update to the indispensible tying tool. The powder coated ergonomic handle rests perfectly between the thumb and fingers, while the spring steel spool holder allows for easy adjustment in tension by changing the pressure applied by grip. The tube is designed with versatility in mind: the high guage works well when tying small flies, and the tube is long enough to tackle large patterns as well.

The only dubbing brush tool that you’ll need. The ergonomic powder coated handle feels great on the hands, while the nylon bristles and stainless steel helix spine are tough enough to tackle any material in need of a good brushing.

The ultimate dubbing spinner. Developed in partnership with the geniuses at Fly Fish Food, the Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner includes two tips for any spinning scenario a tyer might encounter from complex twists to dubbing loops. The octagonal anti-rolling technology ensures that the tool stays put on the tying desk, while the ring shape allows for smooth consistent tension while palmering.

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FLY TYING SCISSORS & TOOLS

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We make innovative, top-quality tools for every angler, every day and we stand behind everything we make!

The tight angles and engineered shape accommodate all fly sizes, allow for easy hook removal, and can crimp even the heaviest barbs. Oversized thumb and finger holes accomodate large or gloved hands, and the cutting surface easily clips light or heavy leader. • • • • • • • • •

6.25” long Carabiner finger loop Flat geometric jaw for easy hook removal/debarbing Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Scissor in jaw Surgical quality stainless steel Eye clearing needle Locking handles

ROGUE QUICKDRAW FORCEPS CLIP ANYWHERE. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS, PINCH BARBS, ETC.

Top quality forceps with comfy grip and a matte black coating for stealth and just enough yellow to make them findable should they be dropped. Designed to maximize strength, comfort, and smooth opening/closing. • • • • • • •

5.5” long Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Eye clearing needle Locking handles

ROGUE FORCEPS ATTACH TO VEST, PACK, ETC. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS, PINCH BARBS, ETC.

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Large, durable hemostats equipped with a cutting edge to maximize versatility. Handles include comfy grip for added traction, even when wet. • • • • • • • •

5.5” long Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Locking handles Sharp cutting edge Half smooth, half serrated jaw

ROGUE SCISSOR FORCEPS ATTACH TO VEST, PACK, ETC. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS, PINCH BARBS, CUT TIPPET, ETC.

Lightweight and perfectly sized hemostats, including comfy grip. Bullet shaped jaws make quick work of hook removal and still have the strength to mash heavy barbs. • • • • • • • • •

5” long Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Eye clearing needle Locking handles Lightweight and durable Smooth jaw

ROGUE SPRING CREEK FORCEPS ATTACH TO VEST, PACK, ETC. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS, PINCH BARBS, ETC.


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Tried and true - Innovation at its finest!

Strong and durable hemostats complete with a cutting edge, these are the perfect option for the minimalist who wants all of the function at half of the size. • • • • • • • •

4.25” long Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Locking handles Sharp cutting edge Smooth jaws

ROGUE MICRO SCISSORS ATTACH TO VEST, PACK, ETC. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS, CUT TIPPET, ETC.

Made of the highest quality surgical steel, they are precise enough to use year ’round, but designed to be used while wearing gloves or mittens. Mitten Clamps are open and closed with the same squeezing motion, making clipping them to a pack or vest extra convenient. • • • • • • •

6” long Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Eye clearing needle Locking Handles

ROGUE MITTEN SCISSOR CLAMPS CLIP TO PACK/VEST WITH LOCKING JAWS OR ZINGER. SQUEEZE TO OPEN/CLOSE.

The absence of the locking mechanism allows for extra strength to be applied to debarbing hooks, allowing these to stand up the toughest hooks. • • • • • • • • •

5” debarb pliers Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness Double-dipped handle for added comfort Surgical quality stainless steel Compact cutting surface Tightly angled flat jaws Comfortably sized finger/thumb loops Works with flies of all sizes

FISHING WITH A CONSCIENCE

ROGUE FORCEPS, SCISSORS & NIPPERS

ROGUE DEBARB PLIERS ATTACH TO VEST OR PACK. USE TO REMOVE HOOKS AND PINCH BARBS

Made with surgical quality steel and covered with the comfy grip, these nippers are the perfect blend of comfort and performance. They include a straight cutting surface and a fly eye cleaner. • • • • • •

Stealthy matte black rust-resistant finish Comfy grip provides extra tackiness (Nipper) Double-dipped handle for added comfort Stainless Steel blades Eye cleaning needle Knot tying tool attachment (nipper w/ knot tool)

ROGUE NIPPERS & ROGUE NIPPER W/ KNOT TOOL USE TO CUT LEADER, TIPPET, ETC. (AND TIE KNOTS)

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FLOATANTS & SINKETS

Aquel - dry fly gel (15ml) // Lochsa - gel floatant (15ml) // Payette Paste - paste floatant (7ml) // Top Ride - Powder floatant & drying agent (60ml) // Blue Ribbon - Pure fine white floatant (60ml) // Easy Dry - Drying agent (60ml) // Loon Dust - Powder floatant (30ml) // Fly Spritz 2 - dry fly spray (30ml) // Royal Gel - dry fly gel // Deep Soft Weight - charcoal tungsten putty // Brass Head Soft Weight - brass tungsten putty // Snake River Mud - Sinking paste // Henry’s Sinket - liquid sinking agent

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FLY TYING

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Stream Line - liquid fly line lubricant (15ml) // Line Speed - fly line cleaner (30ml) // Fly Line Cleaner - Scandinavia formula line cleaner (30ml) // Sink Fast - sinking fly line cleaner (30ml) - Line Cleaning Tool - sheepskin cleaning pad // Line Speed Kit -Pad (30ml) // Graffitolin Ferrule Wax - ferrule lubricant (7ml) // Reel Lube - reel lubricant (15ml) // Stanley’s Ice Off Paste - Antifreeze (7ml)

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UV Knot Sense - knot coating // UV Wader Repair - repairs pin holes // UV Megalight - for curing UV products (3.8 Watt) // UV Power Light - for curing UV products (1 Watt) // UV Mini Lamp - for curing UV products // UV Kit - coating and repair

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TOOLS & GEAR

Tippet Stack - tippet storage system (5 spools) // Tippet Holder - tippet storage system (6 spools) - Rigging Foam - for rigged flies and tippets // Leader Straightener - Leather exterior // Neckvest Lanyard - paracord construction // Neckvest Lanyard 5 - 5 disconnects (incl. tippet holder, hot box, nippers, bottoms up) // Neckvest lanyard loaded - 3 disconnects (UV light, nippers and hot box) // Nip n Sip 2.0 - stainless steel nippers // Zinger // Dual Zinger // Essentials Kit - forceps, zinger, nippers // Magnetic Net Release - bungee lanyard // Hot Box - 6 compartments

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Aluminum Caddy - holds 1/2oz bottles // Bottoms Up - holds 15ml bottles // Small Caddy - holds 15ml bottles // Medium Caddy - holds 60ml bottles // Large Caddy - holds 15ml and 60ml bottles

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UV GEAR CARE

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NASF AND THE WILD SALMON

NASF

North Atlantic Salmon Fund

Jon Anders Walle

Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, the once-plentiful wild salmon populations in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic dwindled to dangerously low levels, affecting not only the sensitive ocean and river ecosystems of the region, but also the rural communities for whom salmon fishing is a long-held local tradition and source of income.

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PHOTO: RASMUS OVESEN

Man-made problems of pollution, habitat destruction and the diseases, mass escapes and the lethal by-products of the salmon farming industry have made a massive impact on the natural Atlantic salmon stock around the world. Combined with natural fluctuations in the ocean’s ability to feed the migrating salmon shoals, we have witnessed a steep decline in the number of fish which complete their long oceanic migration and survival to spawn in their home rivers, threatening to turn the salmon into a vanishing resource. In 1989 Orri Vigfusson, a keen Icelandic conservationist and salmon angler, established the North Atlantic Salmon Fund with the following aims and objectives: - Restore salmon stocks to historic abundance. - More salmon bring more diversity and ensures a profitable sport fishery. - Commercial agreements

Continuous fundraising is a critical element to the efforts of NASF. Every week of the year the organization has to raise considerable funds in order to maintain conservation agreements and is therefore constantly roaming the world hoping to find new conservation partners. It has taken enormous effort but it works! It is estimated that

the organization’s commercial conservation agreements now cover 85% of the waters which the Atlantic salmon inhabits and that between 5 and 10 million salmon that would have fallen victim to the fishing industry have been saved to return to their rivers of birth to spawn. Drift-netting has been virtually eliminated and all fishing on the high seas has stopped. The salmon knows no boundaries. Long journeys take it through various regions, crossing national borders and also internationally managed waters. Many of the challenges the salmon meet on its way, whether it is non-sustainable mixed-stock netting or the increasing pressure presented by the fish farming industry, have aspects of international relevance. The work for protecting our salmon will therefore always involve an international perspective, and, as a result, NASF has individual branches in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic today. In Norway it is represented by Reddvillaksen.no, which co-operates with many other domestic organizations. Fundraising is one of the key elements also for Reddvillaksen.no, the higlight of the year being the annual Auction for Wild Salmon. Thanks to great support from donors, auction bidders and salmon fishing friends, the event raises considerable funds for the ever important work. To learn more about NASF, Reddvillaksen.no and how YOU can contribute: www.nasfworldwide.com www.reddvillaksen.no

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When a t-shirt becomes a life saver

The beautifully printed salmon t-shirt designed by Thomas Weiergang looks good on any fisher, and even better: For every t-shirt sold a generous amount is donated by Flyfish Europe to Reddvillaksen.no and NASF in order to support the protection of wild salmon stocks. We are really grateful, and guarantee that these t-shirts have already saved a number of wild salmon! Look out for them at your local Simms dealer.

//Jon Anders Walle

THE WEIERGANG COLLECTION

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MADE BY HAND. HEART. AND SOUL.

THE BEST WADERS IN THE WORLD STEM FROM INNOVATIVE DESIGN CUTTING-EDGE MATERIALS AND TENACIOUS TESTING. THEY’RE ALSO THE END RESULT OF A PAINSTAKING PROCESS AND THE SKILLED WORKERS WHO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO IT EVERY DAY. FROM A BLANK ROLL OF GORE-TEXTM FABRIC, THE SAME HANDS THAT DOUBLE HAUL SINK TIPS AND STROKE DRIFT-BOAT OARS CUT, SEW, TAPE AND, FROM SCRATCH, HAND-BUILD EVERY WADER THAT BEARS THEIR MARK. STITCHES SWEATED FOR PERFECTION. CUTS MADE WITH FLUID MOTION IN MIND. SIMMS WADERS MAKERS BRING THIS CHEMISTRY TO EACH AND EVERY SET OF WADERS THAT LEAVES OUR BOZEMAN, MONTANA FACULTY. THAT’S WHY THEIR STORY IS OUR STORY. 184 FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2017

JOHN SALCEDO, PRODUCT SPECIALIST WADER MAKER

#WADERMAKERS

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