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FLYFISH EUROPE MAGAZINE #2

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FFE MAGAZINE 2013

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Tech Spec. T3h T2h L2h M G2 S4 S4s F2 A4 SC

26 | WATERWORKS LAMSON 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

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Atlantic Series Scandi Extreme Heads Skagit Series Spey Tips & Shooting lines Mastery Series Sharkskin/Mastery Textured Supra/Professional/Air Cel Tippets Leaders/Backing Fly Fishing Outfits Fly Boxes

116 | SMITH OPTICS 118 | Techlite Polarized Glass 120 | Carbonic Polarized Glass

ARX Speedster Vanquish ULA Force SL Litespeed ULA Purist Velocity Guru Konic II

43 | SIMMS 47 59 69 80 82 84 85 88 89

96 | SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS

126 | LOON OUTDOOR

Waders Footwear Outerwear Vests Packs/Bags Layering Sportswear Hats Women´s

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Floatants/Sinkets Caddies/Line Care Tools Fly tying UV Gear Care/Indicators

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Cover Photo: Ulf Börjesson Photo: Morgan Evans, Jarle L. Kristiansen Text & Text editing: Jarle L. Kristiansen, Jon Anders Walle, Roy Thue, Tom Roger Bekkeli Artwork & Design: Morgan Evans Print: Panzerprint AS Copyright © Flyfish Europe AS 2013. This Catalogue is produced by Morgan Evans, Flyfish Europe. We reserve the right for any incorrect information or fault in printing and take no responsibility for either.

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FFE Magazine #2 is here. Days are getting longer and trips are being planned. Some dreams are about to come through, others will not. A new season has started. All across Europe there are dealers with extensive product knowledge prepared to help you. They serve one purpose; to help you choose your gear and teach you how to use and care for it. We encourage all of you to support them. We do. Sometimes the repair center gets asked to service products that customers have chosen to buy in the US to save on duties and VAT. Our response has always been and will always be no. FFE will only service products that have been purchased through the European dealer network. We would like to take the opportunity to welcome Smith Optics and Loon Outdoors to the FFE family. They are going to be great fits for our family. They are both US brands and market leaders in their segment, like the rest of our family members. Their products are well presented in the magazine as well as on our web pages. Check it out to see if you find something that you like. Get fired up and see your local dealer to check out the new G4Z and G4 Pro waders, both with the new Gore-Tex® fabric from Gore, exclusive to Simms. For all you “reel freaks” out there, check out the new super large arbour fly reel Speedster and the full frame hardcore ARX reel from Waterworks-Lamson. FFE has developed another line with SA, the SBT (Short Belly Taper). The new tippet program from Scientific Anglers takes tippet spools to another level. Scott’s new series of double handed rods T3h has been tested by some of Europe’s most discriminating anglers. Try it yourself to see if you agree with them. We think it is the best double handed rod ever made. 2013 will be an exciting year! Life is short, live it!

Jarle L. Kristiansen Flyfish Europe

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SEYCHELLES

TEXT STEFFAN JONES

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SEYCHELLES

How would one determine what constitutes somewhere being heralded as the finest saltwater flats fishing destination in the world? An abundance of a particular species? A myriad of species available to target and catch? Tropical island location with breathtaking scenery? Or perhaps if we’re considering the zenith of destinations we would get greedy and demand an amalgamation of all these? This, to me, is exactly what the Seychelles represents and offers the visiting angler. Indeed, it combines these attributes to such a degree that I firmly believe the Seychelles raises your expectations when visiting other destinations, destinations that will often fall pale in comparison - imagine starting life with a Ferrari then moving onto a Skoda, the Skoda will always be a disappointment!

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SEYCHELLES

Anglers have spent a week fishing in the Seychelles and have caught over fifty different species on the fly! With such a variety at your disposal this highlights a key facet to consider when visiting; don’t get transfixed with one species as this can lead to disappointment. Indeed, it would be foolish to concentrate on just one species with such an array at your disposal. No matter what state of the tide or phase of the moon there will always be something to target with certain times suiting certain species, with the best advice being to adapt to these phases accordingly.

Finally a #12 rod will be needed, with this being reserved for the giant trevally that maraud and terrorise any unsuspecting fish left on the flats when the water gets deep enough. Giant trevally have been caught over a metre long in the Seychelles over recent seasons and will bully you and test your stamina to the limits once hooked. Combine this with white sandy beaches and palm laden islands then you truly have an angler’s paradise and little reason to question or doubt its reputation as the finest saltwater fishing experience and destination in the world.

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Three different rod weights will always be needed in the Seychelles such is the species diversity. Bonefish usually average around 4-5 lbs and are present in huge numbers with a #8 rod being perfect for them, along with the emperors, which are amazing sport in very shallow water on the full ebb of the tide. A #10 outfit covers the indo pacific permit along with two of the best and most challenging species present in Seychellois waters; triggerfish and milkfish. Triggerfish patrol the edge of the reefs and do jump onto the flats to scavenge for crabs. There are three main triggerfish species present and targetable with these being the picasso, yellow margin and giant triggerfish. They are huge fun to target but can be testing and frustrating at times as they have acute hearing and vision with one incorrect move or clumsy cast sending them scurrying for the deeps.

The milkfish usually arrive in a shoal and are very social herbivores, feeding primarily on algae. They will often be found ‘daisy-chaining’ where they swim around in circles as a shoal hoovering up the algae around the surface layers as they do. They are targeted on algae imitating patterns that are usually constructed of olive marabou, rabbit or arctic fox. The pattern is cast in front of the feeding chain and allowed to dead drift towards them. They are called the fish of a thousand casts so don’t expect instant results but when you do hook up you will join a rare group of anglers to do so and also grow to regard them as one of the hardest fighting fish you will ever hook.

Info:

For advice on fishing destinations in the Seychelles or if you’d like to book a trip contact Aardvark McLeod: www.aardvarmcleod.com or phone: +44 (0)1980 847 389

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The Scott Fly Rod Company Started in a basement on Cook Street in San Francisco back in 1973 when Harry Wilson followed his dream of building a better fly rod. Being an accomplished engineer and angler, Harry left his job as an executive to pursue his passion for building the world’s finest fly rods. Incorporated in 1974, and named after Harry’s son, Scott, the company quickly became known for fine fiberglass fly rods. Innovations like the first five piece rods for backpacking and traveling anglers caught the attention of serious fishermen. In the early 70’s, graphite came on the scene. Scott was there to lead the charge, and was the company that realized this material allowed rod designers to build the first performance long light line rods. Scott introduced a new concept in fly rods in 1975, a 9 foot rod for a 4 line that opened the eyes of anglers around the world. In 1975, Harry Wilson hired his first employee, and he and his team developed and grew the company from Wilson’s basement to a rod company known across the globe in just a few short years.. With business booming, Scott moved to a new location across the Bay to meet the needs of increased demand. In 1993, Scott moved operations from Berkley, California to Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride facility soon began to stretch at the seams, and a new facility was built in Montrose, Colorado where we operate today, continuing our traditions of innovation and handcrafting every Scott rod.

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True handcraf ted rods from star t to finish in Montrose, Colorado by the skilled ar tisans at Scott Fly Rod Company.

T3h T2h L2h M G2 S4 S4s F2 A4 SC


ARC MIL-SPEC III ARC X-CORE

ARC

ARC

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MIL-SPEC III

Tech Spec.

MULTI MIL-SPEC MODULUS III TITANIUM

MULTI MODULUS ARC

MULTI MODULUS ARCflex and recovery. Fine-tuned

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TITANIUM

MULTI MODULUS

MULTI MODULUS

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TITANIUM

FIBERS WITH DIFFERENT MODULUS DESIGNED INTO SPECIFIC SECTIONS OF THE ROD FINE TUNES FLEX AND RECOVERY

Scott pioneered the use of multi modulus fiber lay ups in blank design. By varying the fiber tensile modulus along the length of the rod, we’re able to precisely control the stiffness and recovery speed of our blanks. The result is MULTI a rod that loads and unloads more smoothly.

Advanced Reinforced Carbon for reducing torque and increasing strength. Scott is the leader in carbon blank reinforcements. Our latest ARC technology adds hoop strength to our blanks without adding weight, and counteracts torque that can reduce casting accuracy and line control. ARC helps us create low-mass thin-walled blank designs by providing the most advanced reinforcement. And that’s just good ol’ science meets engineering meets design.

MULTI MODULUS TITANIUM ARC

ARC

ARC

MULTI MODULUS ARC

AN INNER CORE OF REINFORCING ARC TECHNOLOGY

STRONG, LOW-MASS WALLS ARE MADE POSSIBLE USING ARC TECHNOLOGY

With the highest strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance of any metal, our titanium guide frames let you worry about the fishing, and not about the salt.

Advanced Reinforced Carbon reduces torque and increases strength. Scott is the leader in carbon blankEnhanced reinforcements. Our latest ARCX-Core technology feel, incredible stability and unequalled performance. combines the industry’s leading compositeadding technologies with cutting edge and design. counteracts adds hoop strength to our blanks without weight, NATURAL 10 out of 10 engineers (that’s allNATURAL of ‘em!) agree that diameter is proportional to torque that can reduce castingstiffness accuracy line control. and strength,and and X-Core (Expanded Core) technology, delivers blanks that

FINISH TITANIUM

NATURAL We use guides made from materials chosen for their strength, lightness, and corrosion resistance. Frames are made from pure titanium - 65% lighter than FINISH equivalent stainless steel guides, and 100% corrosion resistant. Silicon carTITANIUM bide (SiC) rings are diamond polished to create the smoothest surface of any ceramic material. Just like our frames, SiC is resistant to abrasion, corrosion, and thermal shock.

FINISH TITANIUM

transmit feel and maintain stability better than any other design approach. We use fast taper mandrels with low-mass thin-walled blanks and proprietary ARC reinforcement to create rods that have stiffness with feel, and stability with sensitivity. This design helps the rod come alive in your hands. It’s a superior approach to the slow taper, thick walled designs that deliver stiffness at the expense of feel.

NATURAL MULTI FINISH MODULUS

NATURAL FINISH

NATURAL FINISH LARGER DIAMETER FOR INCREASED STABILITY LOW-MASS THIN WALL FOR TOUCH AND FEEL

SMALLER DIAMETER IS LESS STABLE THICK WALL DEADENS FEEL

X-CORE NATURAL Enhanced feel, incredible stability and unequalledNATURAL performance. X-Core combines the industry’s leading composite technologiesFINISH with cutting edge design. FINISH FAST TAPER FOR POWER AND CONTROL

Fine-tuned flex and recovery. Scott pioneered the use of multi modulus fiber lay ups in blank design. By varying the fiber tensile modulus along the length of the rod, we’re able to more precisely control the stiffness and recovery speed of our blanks. The result is a rod that loads and unloads more smoothly.

SLOW TAPER MUTES CONTROL

NATURAL FINISH

Diameter is proportional to stiffness and strength, and X-Core, or Expanded

Core, technology delivers blanks that transmit feel and maintain stability better TITANIUM than any other design approach.

Walk down a rod rack at your local fly shop and you’ll notice something different about Scott rods. The Scott Natural Finish is all about making your rod lighter, more durable, and better performing.

We use fast taper mandrels with low-mass, thin-walled blanks and proprietary ARC reinforcement to create rods that have stiffness with feel, and stability with sensitivity.

We’re firm believers in the natural beauty of graphite. A natural finish blank is built to exacting tolerances. Scott’s advanced resin systems permeate the blank, leaving a durable finish that will stand up to years of abuse.

MIL-SPEC This design helps the rod come alive in your hands. It’s a superior approach toX-CORE theIII slow taper, thick walled designs that deliver stiffness at the expense of feel.

NATURAL FINISH S2 GLASS ARC MIL-SPEC III

S2 GLASS

S2 GLASS Scott’s proprietary S2 glass is an innovative highly unidirectional glass and epoxy composite that helps us continue to advance fiberglass rod design.

Our Mil-Spec III anodize penetrates the surface of the aluminum, creating the hardest, most durable, and most corrosion resistant finish available. Mil-Spec III prevents galvanic reactions with dissimilar metals and is resistant to temperatures above 900 degrees fahrenheit.

MADE IN MULTI

MADE IN USA

Our glass rods are light, responsive, and exhibit the highest recovery speeds in fiberglass rods. Now you get all the feel of glass with high performance.

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T3h

”The all new premium Switch rod and two-hander”.

X-CORE

X-CORE MIL-SPEC III

MIL-SPEC III

ARC

X-CORE

X-CORE

X-CORE

ARC

X-CORE

X-CORE MIL-SPEC III

MIL-SPEC IIIX-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

X-CORE ARC MIL-SPEC III

The all new T3h two handed and switch rods advance casting and feel with X-Core techRECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED nology. Find out how easy it is toMULTI form tight flat loops and reach off lies. Whether you ARCfarMEDIUM MEDIUMMIL-SPEC X-CORE ARC FAST MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC MULTI MULTI X-CORE III MODULUS FULL like to skate or dredge there is a T3h optimized for your two handed IIIMEDIUM III fishing.MODULUS MODULUS

RECOVERY SPEED FASTER

ARC X-COREMEDIUM-FAST

RECOVERY SPEED FASTEST FAST

Available in line weights 4-10. grip style p

grip style o

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TITANIUM

ARC MIL-SPEC MULTI ARC ARC TITANIUMMULTI X-COREMIL-SPEC X-CORE TITANIUM MODULUS III MODULUS III

MULTI MIL-SPEC MODULUS III

RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM FULL FLEX PROFILE

FLEX PROFILE

MULTI ARC TITANIUM MIL-SPEC NATURAL MULTI MIL-SPEC ARC TITANIUM MIL-SPEC NATURAL NATURAL X-CORE MULTI X-COREMODULUS X-CORE MIL-SPEC NATURAL MULTI ARC TITANIUM III FINISH FULL MEDIUM MODULUS MODULUS III III FINISH FINISH III FINISH MODULUS

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FLEX PROFILE

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FAST

SLEEVE FERRULE TITANIUM SLEEVE FERRULE

MEDIUM-FAST

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MULTI ARC TITANIUM MIL-SPEC NATURAL ARC MULTI ARC MODULUS TITANIUM MULTI TITANIUM MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC NATURAL NATURAL MODULUS MODULUS FINISH T3h 1409/4 T3h SWITCH 1064/4III- Grip p T3h 1287/4 - Grip III o FINISH III - Grip oFINISH Perfect for swinging small soft hackles and skating dries The perfect all-around two hander. This rod peforms The backbone of the T3h lineup. This rod typifies the versatility on your favorite trout waters. This rod will allow you to equally well with floating lines or sink tips. Light and baland smoothness of the T3h series. If you need to cover lots FLEX PROFILE FLEXfish PROFILE PROFILE PROFILE of water and different waterFLEX depths, this model isFLEX a great spey fish with smaller flies and light tippet. Discover the fun anced, it’s a great choice when you need one rod to cover choice. in taking two-handed tactics to the trout stream. a wide variety of techniques throughout the season. FULL

MEDIUM

MEDIUM-FAST

T3h SWITCH 1106/4 - Grip p MULTI T3h 1357/4 - Grip o T3h 1509/4 - Grip o TITANIUM ARC TITANIUM MULTI MULTI The choice for seatrout and smaller salmon on ARC smaller NATURAL NATURAL NATURAL Our favorite rod forARC swinging flies withTITANIUM floating lines. Light A great rod for big waters and the big fish you’ll find in them. MODULUS FINISH MODULUS MODULUS FINISH FINISH waters where tight quarters call for a combination of spey in the hand and lively, this rod casts beautiful loops on The extra length helps form clean D-loops with long belly lines and single-hand techniques. mid and long belly lines. The perfect blend of power and and controls swing speed at long distances. finesse. T3h SWITCH 1108/4 - Grip p T3h 1288/4 - Grip o A workhorse for anglers looking for a switch rod to handle Our top choice for modern spey techniques and shooting both sinking and floating lines. TITANIUM head systems. This rod handles floating and sinking tips easily MULTI NATURAL NATURALpower for TITANIUM and casts tight, precise It has progressive MULTIloops.TITANIUM MULTI MODULUS FINISH MODULUS compact casts MODULUS off the tip or fully loadedFINISH casts that use the whole rod for long distance casting with the heaviest tips. T3h 1286/4 - Grip o The perfect summer grilse rod. It handles floating lines T3h 1358/4 - Grip o and lightly dressed flies with ease. Perfectly matched with A great rod for summer salmon fishing when early season dry modern Scandinavian and Skagit shooting heads. line techniques unfold into heavier sink tips and larger flies. TITANIUM NATURAL TITANIUM NATURAL TITANIUM NATURAL FINISH FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013 FINISH 9FINISH

T3h 1510/4 - Grip o A great choice for early season when fast currents and fastsinking tips are the norm. Lots of power to wear down powerful mint bright fish, and reach those far seams with long casts. NATURAL FINISH T3h 1610/4 - Grip o Our most 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 in Russia or Europe this rod will become an indispensable piece of gear.

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T2h

X-CORE

X-CORE

X-CORE

T2h rods have a smooth power delivery and great stability when changing directions MIL-SPEC X-CORE MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC X-CORE X-CORE III to make long pretty casts. Our blank technology helps eliminate torque thatRECOVERY IIIcan cause III RECOVERY SPEED SPEED RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM MEDIUMFASTER poor loop shape and loss of distance. It also allows you to access power when you FAST FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST need it without over or under powering your casts.

RECOVERY SPEED FASTEST FAST

Available in line weights 5-10. grip style i.b

T2h

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ARC

MULTI MODULUS

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FERRULE RECOVERY SPEED FASTER

RECOVER FASTEST

MEDIUM-FAST

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MEDIUM-FAST

SLEEVE FERRULE SLEEVE FERRULE FAST

NICKLE SILVER HARIKI FERRULE T2h SWITCH 1085/4 - Grip i.b An ultralight rod that can be fished either single handed or two TITANIUM MULTI handed for half pounders and for applying two handed techniques on the trout stream. This is the perfect size MODULUS spey/switch rod when your favorite river is running big and those fish on the other bank once seamed out of reach, the 1085/4 T2h is your answer. It is an easy rod to load and it makes covering water effortless.

T2h 1509/4 - Grip i T2h 1458/4 - Grip i A great rod for big water and big fish from BC to Russia. This rod balances light in the hands and casts tight clean loops The extra length helps form clean D-loops with longer bellied effortlessly. Spot on for fishing floatingTITANIUM or sink tip lines in MULTI the TITANIUM MULTI lines and control fly speeds at long distances. This is the summer with feel and accuracy. When long distance casts are MODULUS MODULUS perfect big water swing rod. called for but you don’t want to jump up to a 9 or 10 weight rod, FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE this is the choice.

T2h 1357/4 - Grip i A great overall tohander. Light and strong eough toTITANIUM wear down NATURAL bigger fish.

T2h 1510/4 - Grip i T2h 1409/4 - Grip i The backbone of the T2h line up, the 1409/4 should be in any A great choice for fast currents and fast sinking tips. Lots of NATURAL NATURAL serious two handedTITANIUM angler’s arsenal. This rod typifies theTITANIUM ver- power to wear down big salmons... The rod will make you satility and smooth power transfer of T2h rods. If you need to each those far seams with long casts. FINISH FINISH cover lots of water and fish different water depths, this model is a great choice.

T2h 1258/4 - Grip i A top choice for modern river techniques with shooting heads or Skagit lines. It has progressive power allowing for compact casts off the tip to fully loaded casts that use the whole rod to propel line great distances. NATURAL

T2h 12510/4 - Grip i This short rod was developed specifically for salmon fanatics who plan their year around the migration of big brutal fish. Yes, it will handle 750 grains of line, and yes, it will beach a 20 kilo Atlantic Salmon.

FINISH

FINISH

FULL

NATURAL FINISH

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MEDIUM-FAST

T2h 1610/4 - Grip i This rod makes very long casts with heavy flies and sinking lines. If you fish early season with high waters this will be the tool to use.

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L2h X-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

ARC

X-CORE

X-CORE

X-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

MIL-SPEC III

ARC

ARC

X-CORE

X-CORE

Stealthy, light, andMULTI stable, L2hMIL-SPEC are the value high performance two handed and X-CORE X-CORE X-CORE MULTI MULTI MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC MODULUS III switch rods. Easy to cast, smooth and powerful, these rods have the recovery MODULUS MODULUS III III RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUMFASTER and positive tracking to handle aggressive short heads. And MEDIUM they’re handcrafted FAST FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST right in our Colorado shop.

RECOVERY SPEED FASTEST FAST

Available in line weights 5-10.

L2h

T ECH F EATU RES

TITANIUMgrip style jARC

NATURAL FINISH

MIL-SPEC TITANIUM III

grip style k

ARC

MIL-SPEC TITANIUM III

RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM FULL

MULTI MODULUS

ARC NATURAL NATURAL FINISH FINISH

FLEX PROFILE

RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUMFAST MEDIUM

RECOVERY SPEED FASTER

FLEX PROFILE

FLEX PROFILE

ARC ARC NATURAL FULL FINISH

MULTI MULTI MODULUS MODULUS

MIL-SPEC III

ARC

INTERNAL RECOVERY SPEED FASTEST

MEDIUM-FAST

MULTI MEDIUM MODULUS

ARC

MEDIUM-FAST

FERRULE

FAST FLEX PROFILE

SLEEVE FERRULE SLEEVE FERRULE FAST

NICKLE SILVER HARIKI FERRULE L2h 1256/4 - Grip k L2h SWITCH 1105/4 - Grip j The L2h 1256/4 handles floating lines and lightly weighted TITANIUM A light switch rod that can be fished either overhead or MULTI flies with ease.TITANIUM A great choice for MULTI fishing lighter fliesTITANIUM and tips two handed for half pounders and for applying two handed MODULUS MODULUS on today’s Skagit and Scandinavian heads. techniques for trout. FLEX PROFILE

L2h SWITCH 1106/4 - Grip j This light line switch rod is perfect for targeting summer runs or for taking your two handed game to the trout stream.

NATURAL L2h SWITCH 1157/4 - Grip j A great all-purpose switch rod for small to FINISH medium sized rivers, sea trout, grilse and medium sized salmon. This rod has the grunt to lift heavy rigs and turn powerful fish. 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, equally at home in Scotland as in Norway or Russia. Sinking lines and the new compact heads pair perfectly with this rod. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

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L2h 1257/4 - Grip k FULL MEDIUM 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.

TITANIUM

L2h 1409/4 - Grip k The all around work horse of the L2h series will cover most MULTIwith smooth power and crisp clean loops. conditions A MODULUS very adaptable rod that handles a variety of lines & tapers equally well. If you fish bigger water for heavier fish, this is it. FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE

TITANIUM NATURAL L2h 1308/4 - NATURAL Grip k FINISH A fast powerfulFINISH rod that pairs well with Scandi heads or Skagit style lines. Great for sink tips, and short quick casting strokes.

NATURAL FINISH

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L2hMEDIUM-FAST 1510/4 - Grip k FAST 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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”Developed from our Custom Shop program. These are heirloom quality rods that will make you proud to own them and to fish them”.

X-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

ARC

X-CORE

X-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

X-CORE

ARC

X-CORE

MIL-SPECX-CORE III

MIL-SPEC X-CORE

X-CORE

X-CORE ARC MIL-SPEC

MIL-SPEC III

III The freshwater rods are appointed with blued nickel silver components like custom reel III seats with amboyna wood spacers, hand made Snakebrand guides, real agate stripping guides in hand soldered nickel silver frames, strap and ring hook keepers, and unique grips turned from the very best Flor grade cork.

X-CORE MULTI ARC MEDIUM- reel MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC The saltwater rods feature custom type 3MIL-SPEC hard anodized aluminum seatsFASTER with X-CORE MULTI MULTI ARC III coat MEDIUM MODULUS III III FAST MODULUS MEDIUM-FAST MODULUS FULL MEDIUM self aligning hoods and oversized double knurled lock rings, titanium stripping guides, Recoil snakes and the finest Flor grade grips. RECOVERY SPEED

X-CORE

TITANIUM

ARC MIL-SPEC MULTI ARC ARC TITANIUM MULTI X-COREMIL-SPEC X-CORE TITANIUM III MODULUS III MODULUS RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM

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FASTEST X-CORE

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FLEX PROFILE TITANIUM FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE MIL-SPEC NATURAL MULTI ARC MIL-SPEC ARC MIL-SPEC NATURAL X-CORE MULTI X-CORE MIL-SPEC TITANIUM MULTI NATURAL X-CORE NATURAL MULTI ARC TITANIUM III FINISH MODULUS III III MODULUS MODULUS FINISH FINISH MEDIUM-FAST III FINISH FULLMODULUS MEDIUM

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NICKLE SILVER HARIKI FERRULE

M 957/4 - Grip t M 885/4 - Grip s ARC MULTI TITANIUM ARC NATURAL NATURAL rod is perfect for all round streamer fishing, river or TITANIUMThisMULTI TITANIUM A perfect light line rodIIIfor delicate presentations,MIL-SPEC close A perfect all MIL-SPEC aroundNATURAL rod. It ARC balancesMULTI lighter in the hand MODULUS MODULUS MODULUS III FINISH III FINISH stillwater. Do youFINISH want to cast a dry fly for sea trout or quarters fishing and smaller fish. It has a progressive with its slightly shorter length, yet still has the casting and salmon? Look no further. It excels at roll casts, single smooth flex to help form beautiful loops with less line line control capabilities of its longer counterparts. This rod hand spey casts and line control. out and long leaders. handles all dry flies, nymphs and small streamers with ease. M 803/4 - Grip MIL-SPEC s

FLEX PROFILE

M 884/4 - Grip s

M 905/4 - Grip s

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Our top all around rod is equally at home on fast moving One of our favorite dry is exceptionally light in A truly high class rod. Take this jewel on your boneTITANIUM ARCfly rods. ItMULTI MULTI handles a wide variety MULTI TITANIUM ARCorNATURAL ARC rivers, spring creeks stillwaters. It TITANIUM the hand, balances beautifully, MODULUS and casts accurately withNATURAL trip, or use it for fishing big streamers for sea bass, NATURALfish MODULUS MODULUS of fly sizes and weightsFINISH and delivers great performance very little effort. This rod is great for any dry fly application, FINISH FINISH huge trout or why not, pike? It feels so balanced in the across a wide range of distances. but really excels at fishing spring creeks. hand, a tool to be proud of.

When conditions call for long leaders and precise delicate When conditions call for larger fly sizes and heavier flies TITANIUM presentations this isMULTI the rod of choice. It handles large fish TITANIUM chooseNATURAL this rod. It has plenty of power and is tuned for TITANIUM NATURAL MULTI MULTI and protects lightMODULUS tippets making it one of the finest spring distance. It’s great from the driftboat,FINISH or for casting sinkFINISH MODULUS MODULUS creek rods we’ve ever made. ing lines.

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A great choice for permit, small tarpon, big stripers, and the largest Pacific salmon. This rod handles sinking lines NATURAL andFINISH big flies easily.

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G2

”If you stalk big, wary trout with tiny flies, long leaders, and light tippet, look no further for the perfect fishing tool”.

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The G2 combines compound progressive taper designs, multi-modulus lay ups, and thinwalled, 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 RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED MIL-SPEC MULTI X-CORE MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC MEDIUM FASTER crawling into positionMODULUS below a big riser leave you wondering if MULTI 7XX-CORE tippet isMEDIUMa cruel joke. X-CORE III won’tMULTI FAST MODULUS

The G2, Scott’s ultimate presentation tool.

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G2 772/4 - Grip a

TITANIUM 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.

G2 842/4 - Grip b

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.

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G2 773/4 - Grip a FINISH 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 843/4 - 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. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

G2 845/4 - Grip b G2 883/4 - Grip b MULTI A great choice for tighter quarters fishing situations that This rod has become legendary for its control, feel and precision MULTI MULTI TITANIUM TITANIUM MODULUS call for heavier flies or larger wind resistant dries. in presenting dry flies on veryMODULUS long light leaders. MODULUS NICKLE SILVER HARIKI FERRULE G2 885/4 - Grip b G2 774/4 - Grip b This progessive loading 885/4 offers the perfect balance A great rod where short length is needed along with more FLEX ofPROFILE sensitivity and power for delicate presentations at a FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE power to handle bigger fly sizes and bigger fish. wide range of distances. G2 905/4 - Grip b G2 844/4 - Grip b An all-purpose medium action 5 weight for those who One of all time favorite 4 weights for fishing small to mid sized TITANIUM cast with a more relaxed stroke. The 905/4 has a sensitive waters. It casts beautiful tightTITANIUM loops, turns over long leadersTITANIUM NATURAL NATURAL tip for superior tippet protection. and places dries with great accuracy. When FINISH you need to go FINISH to nymphs or light streamers, this rod handles the job easily. G2 886/4 - Grip b If you’re going out for a day on the water where you’ll likely G2 884/4 - Grip b FULL

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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.

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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 G2 904/4 - Grip b NATURAL NATURAL NATURAL The rod for anglers who prefer a smoother deeper loading This rod is for the dry fly enthusiast who needs to present smaller FINISH FINISH FINISH rod for their nymphing and streamer fishing. This rod has patterns on long light leaders. It will also handle hopper dropper great feel and control with all but the heaviest flies. rigs and small technical nymph set ups perfectly.

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S4

”Fast action, high line speed freshwater rods”.

X-CORE

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MIL-SPEC S4 rods are the choice for high X-CORE performance freshwater fishing. Need to nymph in the MIL-SPEC III X-CORE X-CORE III morning, fish a hatch midday with dries, then finish off with streamers in the deep pools at last light? This is the rod for the job. The S4 handles a wide range of fly sizes with plenty of power and line speed, balanced with enough sensitivity to fish the small bugs on light tippet. ARC X-CORE and MEDIUM MEDIUMFASTER MIL-SPEC ARC with S4 rods feature components like titanium guides buckeye burl wood,MIL-SPEC paired X-CORE X-CORE FAST MIL-SPEC III FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST III III Scott touches like alignment dots and measuring wraps that add up to the world’s best freshwater fly rods. RECOVERY SPEED

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RECOVERY SPEED FASTEST

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NICKLE SILVER HARIKI FERRULE

S4 1007/4 - Grip g S4 903/4 - Grip f S4 906/4 - Grip f (S4 906/4FB Grip g) A top choice for light salmon fishing with floating and interWe designed the S4 903/4 for small, technical tailwaters. The The S4 906/4 excels at delivering large and wind-resistant flies MIL-SPEC mediateNATURAL lines. Very smooth with single hand spey casts 903/4 generates wind-fighting line speed andTITANIUM delivers withMIL-SPEC in- MULTI at longerTITANIUM distances, offering a tipTITANIUM sensitive enough MULTI to NATURALwhile MIL-SPEC MULTI NATURAL III MODULUS and roll casts. protect tippet on explosive hopper takes. Also available with a credible delicacy. FINISH III III MODULUS MODULUS FINISH FINISH wells grip and saltwater-safe anodized aluminum reelseat and S4 904/4 - Grip f fighting butt (S4 906/FB). S4 908/4 - Grip g The S4 904 delivers flies accurately at a variety of distances. The 908/4 weight has the tippet protection and mending FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE The fast recovery of the tip allows for precise reach and curve S4 956/4 - Grip g abilities you won’t find in our S4s 8 weight. The S4 genercasts in the most challenging situations. The specialist streamer and nymph rod, the S4 956/4 is the ates the line speed needed to turn over larger flies and rod to reach for when you’re fishing deep. Superb line control FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST FAST A great crossover saltwater rod if loads at closer range. S4 1004/4 - Grip f for long distance mending, and the power to deliver the “you you spend the majority of your time in freshwater. Unlike The rod for nymphing specialists. If you fish high stick nymph TITANIUM can’t be serious” nymph rigs.. ARC our saltwater 8 weights, the S4 has smaller diameter stripNATURAL NATURAL NATURAL ARC techniques like Czech styles, this is the tool. Light enough to ARC TITANIUM TITANIUM ping guides and a hook keep. FINISH FINISH hold out all day with a sensitive tip. S4 1006/4FINISH - Grip g A favorite rod for stillwater fishing, and for grilse. This rod S4 958/4 - Grip g handles sinking and floating lines, long leaders and multi fly S4 905/4 - Grip f The rod of choice for large anadromous fish. Paired with a rigs with ease. Truly an all-purpose fast-action 5 weight. The S4 905/4 can long-belly line, this rod excels at long distance roll casting turn over big flies or 16 foot dry fly leaders wih easse. A powerand mending. A strong butt section with a tip that is able S4 907/4 Grip g ful butt section paired with a sensitive tip can handle anything to protect tippet during wild fights with big fish. Quick and accurate with power to spare, the 907/4 is a great you’d consider casting with a 5 weight. streamer rod that handles heavy nymphing with ease. MULTI NATURAL MULTI MULTI S4 1005/4 - Grip f NATURAL NATURAL S4 1008/4 - Grip g MODULUS S4 957/4 - Grip g FINISH MODULUS A great rod for nymphing, fishing from a pram or float tube, MODULUS FINISH Our favorite single hander for swinging flies. This rod roll FINISH Designed to handle both large flies and nymph fishing. The and high sticking. The longer length helps control line drag casts and single hand speys very well, and has the power 957/4 offers great line control at distance balanced with a and makes roll casting very easy. for longer casts and big bright fish. strong butt section to turn hard-fighting fish.

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S4s

”You won’t find a tougher, better performing rod in the salt ”.

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MIL-SPEC III

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S4s rods give you a decisive edgeARC in the salt. MIL-SPEC X-CORE ARC MIL-SPEC ARC X-CORE IIIX-CORE III Their fast actions balance light in the hand and generate high line speed for quick spoton presentations. With our industry leading reinforcement technology, S4s rods reduce tracking error and deliver outstanding durability so you can turn powerful fish quickly. Each component on S4s rods was selected for ultimate performance in harsh saltwater RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM MEDIUMFASTER ARC MULTI MIL-SPEC X-CORE environments. They feature stealthy low glare finishes and the best corrosion resistance FAST ARC MULTI MULTI MIL-SPEC MIL-SPEC X-CORE MODULUS FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST III III available from nickel titanium Recoil snake guides, to MODULUS SiC strippersIII housed MODULUS in full titanium frames to our fully machined reel seats featuring type 3 hard coat anodize finishes.

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Please see our website for all 17 models of S4s

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S4s 910/4 - Grip h S4s 808/4 - Grip h S4s 905/4 - Grip h The perfect rod for Keys permit, smaller tarpon and bruisThe rod MULTI for close quarters shoreline work when targeting An ultralight high performance ARC rod for smaller speTITANIUM MIL-SPEC saltwater er stripers. large heavy flies with ease and acMULTIIt handles MULTI ARC TITANIUM NATURAL MIL-SPEC snook,MODULUS baby tarpon andTITANIUM otherARC mangrove dwelling species. NATURAL NATURAL cies. This rod is also III an excellent choice for bigMIL-SPEC aggressive MODULUS curacy. There’s plenty of power to turn powerful fish and MODULUS FINISH III FINISH FINISH It casts incrediblyIIItight loops at all distances and is very trout fishing with streamers and hevy nymphs. boat them with confidence. easy to cast. S4s 805/4 - Grip h An ultralight high performance saltwater rod for smaller species. This rod is also an excellent choice for big aggressive trout fishing with streamers and hevy nymphs.

FLEX-PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE S4s 911/4 FLEX -PROFILE Grip h S4s 908/4 Grip h The perfect Keys tarpon rod. It excels at the soft, long This high performance all around saltwater rod is perfectly FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST FAST leader presentations needed to convince ocean side fish, matched to most fly targeted saltwater species. Very easy and at putting a quick beat down on them when they to cast accurately and optimized for fly sizes 2 through TITANIUM MULTI eat the fly. 8. A great choice for sea bass, sea TITANIUM trout on windy days, S4s 906/4 - Grip h ARC MULTI MULTI NATURAL TITANIUM NATURAL ARC ARC NATURAL MODULUS bonefish in the tropics, you name it. MODULUS MODULUS If you need very high line speed, distance and accuracy fromFINISH FINISH S4s 912/4 - Grip h FINISH a 6 weight rod, this is the choice. A great rod for sea trout off This is the rod for big tarpon and light bluewater duties. It S4s 909/4 - Grip h the coast or any light saltwater application. It also excels in has proven itself around the world for its durability, accuThe high performance choice for most types of saltwater freshwater when conditions call for heavy streamers or sinkracy and power. Whether targeting giant tarpon in Florida fishing from permit to tarpon, this is a great all around salting lines. or Costa Rica, or chasing trevally in the Pacific or Africa, water rod. It should be part of any equipment list for a trip this rod inspires confidence. to the flats or inshore waters of the world’s oceans. S4s 907/4 - Grip h TITANIUM S4s 8813/4 - Grip h This rod casts very MULTI tight loops that cut through the wind with TITANIUMNATURAL TITANIUM NATURAL NATURAL MULTI A powerhouse for light bluewater duty and the biggest ease. It is perfectMODULUS for general saltwater sea trout MULTI fishing, as S4s 810/4 - Grip h FINISH FINISH FINISH tarpon. This rod casts both floating and sinking lines well as a host of other species in our coastal MODULUS waters. For If you need toMODULUS get a fly 20 feet under the brush to entice a equally well and has lifting power for anything but the bigthe travelling fisher, this will cover most bonefish applications big fish from the mangroves then have the power to pull it gest bluewater gamefish. too. Very light in the hand, and very easy on the casting arm. out of the sticks, this is the rod..

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F2

”Who knew a fly rod could be so much fun?”.

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.

F2

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F2 602/3 - Grip d

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

F2 703/3 - Grip d

The ultimate high performance creek fishing tool? We think so. More of us at Scott have this model in common in our personal rod collections than any other. That tells you MADE IN USA MADE IN 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.

F2 825/4 - Grip e

If you just love glass rods and can’t imagine fishing SILVER FERRULE without one on that NICKLE upcoming trip toHARIKI also some of the wider rivers, this is your rod. It will handle longer castUSA ing distances and accurately place larger foam dries, nymph rigs and light streamers. FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FULL

F2 653/3 - Grip d

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 littleBAMBOO ones.

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F2 774/3 - Grip e The choice for an all around high performance small stream rod. 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 fishBAMBOO creeks up to their source and then fish the BAMBOO lakes, or who enjoy fishing glass on larger streams.

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A4

”High Performance for Everyone”.

X-CORE

MIL-SPEC III

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X-CORE A4 rods feature many of the technological and process innovations that have been fea- X-CORE tures in top end Scott rods. A4 rods are smooth casting high line speed rods with very low physical weights. They recover very quickly and cast super flat, very precise loops, yet load progressively and transmit feel extremely well.

Like all Scott rods, design and craftsmanship are more than just blank design. Components and construction were carefully chosen to deliver top performance with the anglers MULTI MIL-SPEC MULTI RECOVERY MIL-SPEC MULTI MIL-SPEC RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED RECOVERY SPEED III needs in mind. New gripMODULUS shapes were turned from Super grade cork to SPEED provide greater MODULUS MODULUS III IIIMEDIUMMEDIUM FASTER FASTEST FAST feel, TiCh coated reel seats with self aligning slide hoods make rigging easy and protect FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST FAST the hardware from harsh elements, and TiCh stripping guides feature SiC inserts. The component group is truly best in class. gr ip style l

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Please see our website for all 22 models of A4 A4 753/4 - Grip l

ARC

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TITANIUM

A4 855/4 - Grip l

The top choice for general trout fishing covering all waThe A4 753/4 balances light in the hand and loads with ter types and the most common fly sizes. Choose this a short line for fishing small dries and nymphs in close TITANIUM instead of a 9ft rod for a lighter balance and feel. quarters. TITANIUM

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A4 907/4 - Grip m

All-purpose 7 weight with feel for short range casting and power to turn over larger streamers and heavy nymph rigs.

A4 1007/4 - Grip m

TITANIUM The 1007/4 is a great rod for long distance roll casting

and single hand spey casting. And what better rod for trout? PROFILE FLEX PROFILE FLEX PROFILE reservoir FLEX PROFILE Light in theFLEX hand with a balanced action that fishes comfortably with a wide range of fly sizes. The do-everything A4 908/4 - Grip m trout rod of the A4 series. FULL MEDIUM MEDIUM-FAST FAST An 8 weight that handles both freshwater and most saltwater applications. Great feel and tippet protection A4 804/4 - Grip l A4 1005/4 - Grip l matched with the power to turn hard-fighting fish. A great all around rod for smaller waters with dries and Designed for ultimate line control in Czech and technical nymphs. The extra length helps when mending and roll A4 1008/4 - Grip m nymphing, the A4 1005/4 balances control with power. casts are part of your small stream fishing. For those looking to swing flies for large ocean run fish NATURAL NATURAL NATURAL with a single-handed rod, this is a great choice. The extra FINISH FINISH FINISH A4 906/4 - Grip l A4 854/4 - Grip l length allows for great line control and the powerful butt An all-purpose 6 weight that handles large dries, nymphs, A great choice for all around light trout fishing with dries section can turn hard-fighting fish. and streamers with ease. and nymphs when delicate presentations are needed.

A4 803/4 - Grip l

A4 905/4 - Grip l

A4 904/4 - Grip l

A4 956/4 - Grip m

A great all around rod for smaller waters with dries and nymphs. The extra length helps when mending and roll casts.

A great all-purpose rod for delicate presentations at short and medium distances. Handles larger dries and smaller nymphs with a strong butt to turn fish. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

A4 909/4 - Grip m

A great streamer and nymph rod for trout and grilse in larger rivers. The longer length allows for great line control at distance.

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A medium-fast, light, and responsive 9 weight that can handle both fresh- and saltwater fishing. Loads with a short line and has the recovery speed to deliver flies at distance. Pike? This is it..


SC

”It won’t get any better than this. Pure handcrafted art”

SC

TEC H FE AT URE S

Few pleasures compare to owning and fishing the finest bamboo fly rods. The truly great ones are works of art S2 andGLASS highly refined fishing tools.
Scott SC rods are masterfully crafted with the finest components and traditions, S2 andGLASS they push bamboo rod S2 GLASS building technology forward.
The blanks are hollow built with stabilized nodes and butt swells. Sections are joined with hand made Hariki nickel silver ferrules. Each cork is RECOVERY SPEED selected for the highest grade and each piece of wood for its unique and expressive MEDIUM figuring. The hand made Snake Brand guides are wrapped in clear silk tipped with FULL burgundy, and the full dip varnish work is impeccable.
See for yourself why Scott SC bamboo rods are awarded and recognized as the finest. MADE IN MADE IN USA MADE IN USA grip style u USA

BAMBOO

SC 653/3 - Grip u

Pure perfection for small stream dry fly fishing. A very light bamboo rod that casts crisp loops and lands flies with great delicacy.

RECOVERY SPEED MEDIUM FULL FLEX PROFILE

BAMBOO BAMBOO

BAMBOO

The perfect all around bamboo rod. This handles dries and nymphs with ease. The action is quick for bamboo as is the recovery. The rod balances extremely light in the hand and casts tight accurate loops.

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SC 754/3 - Grip u

A great all around bamboo rod with a more traditional, deep loading action than its sibling, the SC6114. This rod casts everything from tiny dries to hopper dropper set ups. The longer length is great for bigger streams where mending and line control are needed.

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SC 6114/3 - Grip u

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SC 7105/3 - Grip u The ‘big gun’ in the Scott SC bamboo line up. This rod will handle larger dries, nymphs and streamers. It is a powerful rod for fishing large rivers where bigger fish are common. Thinking of fishing bamboo on the Madison? This is your rod.

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The truth It would be easy to tell you there’s a magic material that makes our fly rods great. It’s a simple story loved by sales and marketing teams. But it’s not accurate. Great fly rods are forged from commitment, experience, and passion. It takes commitment to source the right materials and components even if they are a lot more expensive, and it takes commitment to craftsmanship and top quality even if they take much more time. Mandrel design, combining the right fibers with the right resins in the right proportions, component choices, and design nuances all contribute. Our rods are handcrafted by people who love to fish as much as you do, and they’re put together with the know how that comes from almost forty years of design and rod building experience. It’s all in the details, and how those details are brought together, and it has a whole lot to do with the people who make your rods. Sure, materials are important. In fact, they’re extremely important, but that’s just the first step in making a great fly rod. And that’s the truth.

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THE TIGERS OF AFRICA

TEXT MARK TAYLOR

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PHOTO MARK TAYLOR & JONATHAN BOULTON

Just as the take from your first tigerfish will never be forgotten, so will its sheer beauty as you admire it gleaming in the african sunlight, just before slipping it back into the water to swim another day. Tigerfish are brutal hunters, using pure speed to stun their prey, often coming around a second time to pick up the pieces. For a long time tigerfish were persued on the mighty Southern African waterways like the Zambezi, Okavango and Chobe using large metal spoons and spinners as well as live and dead baits. Although this method is effective, like many predatory fish, tigerfish are real suckers to a well presented fly.

Tigerfish need very little introduction. If you fish with any degree of seriousness you will have heard of them, seen pictures of them, or may well be lucky enough to have caught these aquatic super predators. The tigerfish’s savagery, speed and guile are somewhat the piscatorial urban legend. I have heard of them leaping from the water and taking swallows dipping to drink, on a recent trip I personally witnessed the demise of a kingfisher that dropped into the water for a baitfish, and never made it back out again!

Nowadays a competent fly fisher will usually put any spin fisherman to shame. The modus operandi is heavier rods like 8 and 9 weights with sinking lines from stationary or slow drifting boats. Heavy Clouser minnow type flies with lots of flash and a three inch steel trace to protect the leader from the fierce

Their latin name hydrochynnus vittatus, directly translates as the ‘striped waterdog’ and pretty much captures the essence of these fish. Sleek silver bodies with contrasting jet black horizontal stripes, fins and tails with a deep reddy/orange glow and teeth that tell you they are not there for show.

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set of teeth, are the order of the day. It’s hard work standing in the heat of the African sun casting big flies and heavy lines, but the stunning scenery usually takes your mind off things until that first take comes. When it does, regardless of whether it is a fish of a pound, or a big double figure trophy specimen, you are always taken by surprise. I’ve best heard it described as an electric shock through the line, clichés like ‘freight train’ and ‘hitting a brick wall’ come to mind, but no one I know has quite managed to capture a suitable adjective. The tiger fish has a bony jaw structure and the hooks don’t always stick, on top of that they fight in the most spectacular fashion, speeding off at such a rate that the flyline cannot keep up with the fish, and they jump! I mean they really jump. I am convinced that small to medium sized tigerfish of 1 to 4 pounds spend more time out of the water than in the water when hooked. I have been fortunate to catch tiger fish throughout Africa, in-fact, I think I have caught them at the most extremes of their distribution. The Southerly point of their existence, the Crocodile river that forms the Southern boundary of the world famous Kruger National park in South Africa. In the North, on Lake Nasser in North eastern Egypt, while fishing for Nile Perch. In between, I have pursued them on the Okavango River and throughout the Zambezi system. What I find continually addictive about tigerfishing, just as much as they must be the world’s premier freshwater game fish, is the scenery, bird and wild life one encounters as one fishes for them.

Tigerfish are real suckers to a well presented fly.

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The most spectacular setting I have caught them in, is a very unique place, an island, where four countries meet, where the Chobe river flows into the Zambezi, 80 km upstream of the great Victoria Falls. Impalila Island is situated on the very tip of the Caprivi strip and belongs to Namibia. The German colonists to Namibia dreamt of access to the Eastern shores of Africa and pushed an obscure geographical finger as far Eastwards, as they could. The Zambezi River flows along the Northern shore of the island, Zambia being the Northern neighbour. The Southern shore of the Island is on the Chobe with Botswana to the South.

When we find them, we then have the flexibility of fishing long days.

The Kasai channel cuts the vertical side of the Island, connecting the Zambezi and Chobe resulting in a triangular shaped island - Impalila, which translates as ‘the spear head’. This unique location means that three different water ways can be accessed at any one time by high speed fishing boats. Additionally the renowned Chobe National Park on the Botswana side of the river provides spectacular game viewing. Extensive breeding herds of majestic elephant and buffalo coming down to drink as well as a wondrous diversity of bird life unequalled anywhere in Africa.

The Nguni Voyager Bar

The exsquisite Malachite Kingfisher

For this reason there are a number of commercial river side lodges, taking people along the shores of the park to enjoy the game viewing as well as fishing. Our favored method however, of getting the most out of this flyfishing experience, is a joint luxury land based lodge, combined with a luxury mobile ‘house boat’. The Nguni River Voyager, the most luxurious houseboat on the Zambezi followed by a few nights at Ichingo Island lodge, located downstream in the Chobe rapids, give us the mobility, and flexibility to revel in an all-round African tiger fishing and game viewing experience, second to none. The Nguni Voyager operates on the Chobe and Upper Zambezi Rivers, known for their prolific game viewing and birding, but also some of the best tiger fishing in Africa. The houseboat moors right where the fish are, a huge advantage for us avid fly anglers. We move with and to the fish, meaning you are less reliant on perfect water conditions at your land based lodge. You simply move to where the fish concentrations are. When we find them, we then have the flexibility of fishing long days and maximizing our time in the best of conditions. On the Voyager, the food, the service, and the boat are sublime, and great fishing action at the right time of year is guaranteed. This trip is ideal for both die hard flyfishermen, or for couples, whether both fish, or only one. Dead keen husbands can be on the water at first light enjoying good tiger fish action, and then return for an excellent brunch on the viewing deck. The rest of the afternoon can be spent with their ‘other half’, leisurely sipping Gin and tonics while enjoying world class bird watching and spectacular African sunsets. Downstream on both the Zambezi and the Chobe an impressive rock ledge runs across the two rivers resulting in a spectacular set of rapids and of course some very interesting tigerfish habitat indeed.

Wading is not a good idea on these waters

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The Nguni River Vo

yager - Luxury on

Watch your back cast. Magnificent game viewing in the Chobe National Park

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Ichingo Island Lodge is situated right on this water, with luxury safari tents each with spacious bathrooms en suit, shaded by the thick riverside vegetation. Paradise... A short (20 minute ) boat ride away is the world famous Chobe National Park where gameviewing is surreal and watching huge herds of elephant playing and drinking in the river from only a few meters is common place. Ichingo owns two specially adapted jet boats which allow guide and anglers to move up and down the rapids to fish the fast water as well as the upstream deeper, slower sections. The daily timetable on both set ups is roughly the same. Up at dawn to premium coffee and freshly prepared biscuits. Sunrise is not only the prettiest time to be on the water, but also a time of feverish fishing as the tigers use the twilight to ambush bait fish.

Ichingo’s jet boat accessing some good flywater in the Mombova rapids

Beautifully situated on the Chobe River – Ichingo River lodge

The food is world class A short boat ride back to the lodge and a calorie ridden english breakfast awaits. For the hardcore that want to get back out on the water straight away, lots of fluids and sun tan cream are the basis for survival. An alternative is the swimming pool, so perilously close to the river’s edge that one can’t help but find yourself checking a disorientated or deviously hungry crocodile hasn’t crept up the bank and slipped in at the deep end. As the sting leaves the afternoon sun a game viewing cruise along the shores of the Chobe National Park is a must, in preparation again for an evening onslaught with the tigers in either the Chobe, the Kasai or one of my favourite spots, the confluence of the two. Impalila Island lodge can immediately access 40 odd kilometres of the mighty Zambezi. This offers an excellent opportunity to take a day long trip in one of the high speed boats and take in the expanse of this magnificent river, its character and the people that live along its banks. High eroded banks provided ideal habitat for nesting kingfishers and stunningly coloured beaeaters. Pristine white sand banks look tempting for a dip until drag marks from an 18ft crocodile on the near bank put an end to those silly thoughts.

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The dynamics of this river that have been played out over eons are so interesting. In turn, this affects the wildlife, surrounding communities and of course the fishing. In March April the main floodwaters from the Angolan highlands and Western Zambia arrive, the river breaks its banks and fills the flood plains. The locals which have been grazing their cattle on the lush flood plains leave. The nutrients from the cattle and elephant dung as well as the rotting vegetation result in an impressive boom in the food chain, as hundreds of thousands of small baitfish and larger bream (tiliapia) species take advantage of the increased nutrient load. Come June, July the flood waters reside and come pouring off the enriched floodplains and back into the main river. What results is streamlets of warmer water delivering baitfish back into the main channel, the resultant effect on the tigerfish takes very little imagination. Even though June July and early August is the prime time, September and October are also productive times for tigers on fly. Saying that, fish can be caught reliably all year round on conventional spinning and live bait. June till September has the most comfortable weather and mosquitoes are at minimum. One flies to Kasane, Botswana, and after that a short combination of land and boat transfers will have you sipping a refreshing cocktail on the decks of the Nguni Voyager within two hours of landing.

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Classic double up with the lady

info: For more information on these tiger fishing packages, as well as game-viewing, or other fishing options throughout Southern Africa and internationally, contact Mavungana Flyfishing:

info@flyfishing-no.com www.flyfishing-no.com

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It was a passion for product design combined with a love for sport that formed our company. The WaterworksLamson is unique among fly fishing companies. We are not a machine shop selling reels, we are not a marketing company importing products from overseas. Our focus is exclusively on fly fishing products, our expertise and experience is in product design, and we are committed to the highest standards of domestic manufacturing. 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. Making great products also requires a commitment to flawless manufacturing quality. From the Grade 5 titanium, the heat-treated 6020 aluminum alloy and the 544 bearing bronze we use in our reels, to the carbon thermo- composite we mold into the Ketchum Release, each material selection is made without a hint of compromise. The state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and processes we employ result in the highest possible standards of precision, finish and function. And, of course, we extend our commitment to quality by offering personal assistance to our dealers and our customers throughout the lifetime of the product. 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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A nice snap T sends your fly across the riffle above the holding pool. You nailed it and get ready to throw a mend, and see the last loop of your shooting line has dropped into the nasty little gap between your spool and case. Fumble. Arx doesn’t have that gap. Other reels that don’t have that gap can’t be palmed. Arx can. It was intended for moments like this.

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 thin 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. Even the drag knob has been designed to provide optimal grip without exposing a portion of the reel to line fouling. Let the D loops fly!

KONIC II

ARX SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

ARX 3 ARX 3.5 ARX 4

95 mm 101 mm 110 mm

30 mm 38 mm 38 mm

170 g 226 g 297 g

7,8 8,9 10,11

WF #8 WF #9 WF #10

125 yds 20# 150 yds 30# 275 yds 30#

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A bonefish, coming back at you. You either get him on the reel or start stripping, and of course you want him on the reel... Enter the Speedster — super fast retrieve rate and a narrow spool means you don’t need to worry about laying line level under... duress. And you really do want that fish on the reel.

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: A hotrod of a reel.

SPEEDSTER SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

SPEEDSTER 1,5 SPEEDSTER 2 SPEEDSTER 3 SPEEDSTER 3,5 SPEEDSTER 4

89 mm 95 mm 101 mm 111 mm 121 mm

24 mm 24 mm 26 mm 29 mm 32 mm

113 g 120 g 149 g 170 g 240 g

3,4 5,6 6,7 8,9 9,10

WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #9 WF #10

100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30#

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Format: Suoer Large Arbour Material: Machined 6061 Aluminum Finish: Hard AloxTM Weight: 170 g / 8-9 wt


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.

As the name implies, we created the Vanquish reel with just one thing in mind – total victory. And as the “form follows function” zealots we are, it all starts with the world’s smoothest, and now much larger and more powerful drag system. Delivering twice the torque of our previous salt water design, the Waterworks conical drag generates no stick-slip even at the line-snapping rates required by blue water anglers. To support this kind of torque, a new, much stiffer frame was created — one that transmits extreme loads with a simple, efficient and graceful structure. Vanquish 12 and 10 reels are available in a “closed face” version for those anglers who prefer only small porting on a rotating spool.

VANQUISH SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

VANQUISH 4.5 LT* VANQUISH 5.6 LT* VANQUISH 7.8 LT* VANQUISH 8 LT* VANQUISH 10 LT* VANQUISH 10 VANQUISH 12 LT* VANQUISH 12

84 mm 89 mm 96 mm 105 mm 115 mm 115 mm 120 mm 120 mm

32 mm 32 mm 35 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm

99 g 107 g 146 g 207 g 286 g 303 g 303 g 315 g

4,5 5,6 7,8 8 10 10 12 12

WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #8 WF #10 WF #10 WF #12 WF #12

100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 220 yds 20# 220 yds 30# 220 yds 30# 175 yds 30# 325 yds 30#

* “LT” suffix on Vanquish denotes lighter, open-spoke spool

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Spring creek days, freestone days; the days of any number of fish, but a thousand casts. Your graphite fly rod feels weight less. Even on the 1001st cast your Waterworks SL goes unnoticed, floating without effort with rod and line sailing loops over water. Only when you stop casting does the SL start being truly noticed.

Waterworks Force SL (Super Light) reels utilize a combination of subtle space-frame and complex CNC carved cross sections that make the SL rigid, rugged and yet as the name implies, featherweight. The vanquish-style integrated foot/frame raises the reels’s center of mass making casting smoother and contributing to both a reduction in weight and greater rigidity. The high-grip drag knob makes fine-tuning the world’s smoothes drag system even easier. SL reels are finished in a unique clear Hard Alox.

ULA FORCE SL SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

ULA FORCE 2 SL ULA FORCE 2X SL ULA FORCE 3 SL ULA FORCE 3X SL

83 mm 83 mm 89 mm 89 mm

29 mm 29 mm 32 mm 32 mm

84 g 82 g 95 g 96 g

4,5 5,6 5,6,7 7,8

WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #8

75 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20#

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Format: Ultra Large Arbour Material: Machined 6061 Aluminum Finish: Hard AloxTM Weight: 84 g / 4-5 wt


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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.

For many years Litespeed has set a benchmark for ultra large arbor performance reels with a standard frame. The line storage format is some what wider than Speedster’s, producing a thinner layer of line for extremely constant drag torque. Litespeed, as the name implies, is also the lightest within the Lamson family. As with our other premium reels, pocket milling the spool and integrating the counterbalance increases strength and stiffness without adding weight. Litespeed reels come in a close second to a corresponding Waterworks Force reel in terms of retrieve rate and weight, and share our patented maintenance free, super smooth conical drag.

LITESPEED SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

LITESPEED 1 LITESPEED 1.5 LITESPEED 2 LITESPEED 3 LITESPEED 3X LITESPEED 3.5 LITESPEED 3.5X LITESPEED 4

83 mm 83 mm 89 mm 95 mm 95 mm 100 mm 100 mm 115 mm

28 mm 28 mm 28 mm 32 mm 32 mm 35 mm 35 mm 38 mm

98 g 98 g 105 g 133 g 133 g 153 g 150 g 228 g

1,2,3 3,4,5 4,5,6 6,7,8 8 8,9 9 10,11

WF #3 WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #8 WF #9 WF #9 WF #10

50 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 225 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30# 250 yds 30#

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When we set out to design our own reels, we started by evaluating not just the reel, but the rod/reel system. As we discussed, observed and evaluated rod design at the world’s leading rod manufacturers, we quickly came to the conclusion that reels were too heavy. We needed to lighten reels in order to keep pace with the ever-lighter rods and to eliminate the negative impact that a reel has on a rod’s casting performance. Call this our first objective: reduce physical weight.

The Waterworks ULA P-Series reels are, to our knowledge, the lightest machined reels in the world today. To achieve this weight savings, the ULA uses an arm-style body and open spool design. In order to maintain structural rigidity, each surface of the ULA is curved. This subtly complex shape is extremely demanding to machine, but results in a strong, light and beautiful high-performance reel.The ULA P-Series represents the lightest end of the ULA range of reels. The P-Series utilizes a click-pawl brake to achieve maximum simplicity and weight savings. This reel is for the fisherman who wants to minimize weight and maximize contact with the fish. The P-Series reels are CNC machined from solid aerospace-grade.

Format: Ultra Large Arbour Material: Aluminum, 17-4 stainless steel Finish: Hard AloxTM Weight: 82 g / 4-5 wt

ULA PURIST SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

ULA PURIST 1 ULA PURIST 2

76 mm 83 mm

28 mm 29 mm

76 g 82 g

2,3,4 4,5

WF #3 WF #4

75 yds 12# 75 yds 20#

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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.

Velocity has always represented value for money: a large arbor, lightweight but durable reel with excellent drag performance; all at an affordable price. Three years ago were able to offer our Hard Alox finish, previously reserved for our highest-priced reels, as an added-value feature to Velocity. Now with the introduction of Velocity Nickel we give you the choice of yet another first in our range at this price: ported arbor to quicken line drying and produce the lightest Velocity ever. The Velocity Nickel is finished in the same beautiful type 2 anodize that we use on Guru, and is further accented with our trademark burnt-orange anodized drag cassette. You now have a choice: Velocity Hard Alox for an incredibly tough finish, or the lighter and brighter Velocity Nickel.

Also available in Hard Alox II finish

VELOCITY SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

VELOCITY 1 VELOCITY 1.5 VELOCITY 2 VELOCITY 3 VELOCITY 3X VELOCITY 3.5 VELOCITY 3.5X VELOCITY 4

80 mm 80 mm 84 mm 92 mm 92 mm 98 mm 98 mm 110 mm

28 mm 28 mm 28 mm 32 mm 32 mm 35 mm 35 mm 38 mm

110 g 110 g 116 g 138 g 138 g 155 g 155 g 196 g

1,2,3 3,4,5 5,6 7,8 8 8,9 9 10,11

WF #3 WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #8 WF #9 WF #9 WF #10

75 yds 12# 100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 225 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30# 250 yds 30#

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We set out to design the world’s best drag system. This meant zero startup inertia. It meant silk-smooth through the entire torque range. It meant top-end torque sufficient to stop what you catch. It meant that the drag would perform exactly the same under all conditions that one met in real life: water, sand, dirt. It meant that you shouldn’t have to think about your drag, ever. No cleaning or lubrication required.

Guru entered the Lamson family as our lowest-priced fully machined reel. The signature arm-style element on the frame combines with open spokes to maximize structural strength and minimize weight. As with our other reels, Guru features true large arbor ratios. Guru is available in 4 weight through 10 weight, and shares identical drag design and components with our most expensive reels. Guru is finished with a clear type 2 anodize. Choose between Guru Black for a stealth look, or the brighter Guru for a nice fansy finish.

Also available in a light bright color

GURU SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

GURU 1.5 GURU 2 GURU 3 GURU 3.5 GURU 4

80 mm 83 mm 92 mm 95 mm 110 mm

28 g 28 g 32 g 35 g 38 g

133 g 139 g 159 g 147 g 207 g

3,4,5 5,6 7,8 8,9 10,11

WF #4 WF #6 WF #7 WF #9 WF #10

100 yds 20# 100 yds 20# 150 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 250 yds 30#

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Format: Large Arbour Material: Machined 6061 Aluminum Finish: Clear Type 2 Weight: 139 g / 5-6 wt


With any mechanical device, simplicity is a virtue. We saw reels with 80+ parts. It is easy to make something with too many parts; it’s hard to make something work with fewer parts. Simplicity means that there is less that can go wrong, can result in the virtue of less physical weight, and moreover, often becomes the catalyst for an elegant design solution.

Konic II delivers smart design and high performance in Lamson’s most affordable reel. The same, super-smooth, fully sealed conical drag system and stainless roller clutch used in our more expensive reels are matched with machined components and pressure cast ALDC12 aluminum alloy spool and frame. Konic is anodized then finished with a 100% solid polyurethane coating to resist gouging and abrasion. Affordable reels just got a whole lot better. better.

Format: Large Arbour Material: Pressure cast Aluminum, Stainless steel Finish: Anodized/Polyuetherane Weight: 133 g / 5-6 wt

KONIC II SPECIFICATIONS MODEL

DIA

WIDTH

WEIGHT

ROD WT

LINE

CAPACITY

KONIC 1.5 KONIC 2 KONIC 3.5 KONIC 4

78 mm 86 mm 94 mm 99 mm

25 mm 28 mm 30 mm 32 mm

125 g 133 g 173 g 193 g

3,4 5,6 7,8 9,10

WF #4 WF #6 WF #8 WF #10

100 yds 12# 100 yds 20# 200 yds 20# 240 yds 30#

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TECHNOLOGIES LINE 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.

DRAG SYSTEM

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. US Patent #5,915,639; other patents pending.

CLUTCH

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.

HARD ALOX FINISH

All of our premium reels (ARX, Speedster, Vanquish, Waterworks ULA, Litespeed and Velocity) are offered in one fantastic finish only - a proprietary 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.

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SEA TROUT FISHING IN ICELAND

TEXT STJANI BEN

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PHOTO STJANI BEN & TOBY COE

I don‘t think I‘m making any false claims when I say that most of Europe‘s serious fly fishermen have heard of the world class Atlantic salmon and brown trout fishing to be had in Iceland. However outside of Iceland the sea trout fishing here is not very well known. So in this article I hope to shed some light on the fantastic sea trout fishing in Iceland, a personal preference of mine.

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l in September 2011. What a Good trip that

Myself and Tom Festing on the Huseyjarkvis

was.

Sea trout season

Catch and release?

In Iceland the laws for fishing migratory fish state that the season shall be open from April 1. – October 10. In April we catch two kinds of sea trout. The long thin fish that have stayed in the river for the winter and spawned and the fat, silvery fish that certainly do not show any signs of “dieting” nor spawning during the winter. Here in Iceland we call those “geldfiskur” and they are favored for obvious reasons. In mid-May, depending on the part of the country, the sea trout migrate back to sea for the summer. For the most part they seem to start coming back in late July, again depending on part of the country. As the season progresses the runs get bigger to finally reach their peak in September through October. So in general the favored time to be chasing sea trout in Iceland is in April and again from late August to October.

All over Iceland we have quality sea trout rivers but sadly many of them “suffer” from the fact they share freshwater habitat with Atlantic salmon that are (in most cases) the preferred fish. The laws on salmon fishing allow much shorter fishing time and so these rivers open late and close early to fit with the runs of Atlantic salmon. On the south coast we have several “pure” sea trout rivers that offer fantastic fishing in breathtaking scenery. Those rivers also “suffer” in my opinion as they are open to spinning and bait fishing and killing of fish is allowed. Some of these rivers have seen better days and it is my opinion that we anglers have pushed them too hard. As I am a strong believer in catch and release on sea trout I frequent one of the few sea trout rivers in Iceland that is purely catch and release. I would like to take this opportunity and tell you about this river that is also my favorite sea trout river. the Huseyjarkvisl River.

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The gem of the north: Huseyjarkvisl River

Hooked on Sea trout

The Huseyjarkvisl River is located in the Skagafjordur region in the north-west of Iceland. It originates in part from mountain springs deep in the central highlands of Iceland not far from the Hofsjokull glacier. The river runs a long way before it meets the glacial waters of the Heradsvotn glacial river a few kilometers from sea. The area fished in this case is below a waterfall called Reykjafoss that is impassable by migratory fish. With total length of around 23 kilometers of prime fly water this river is fished with the maximum of five rods when the salmon beats are open but when the salmon beats are closed we have approx. 16 kilometers to be shared between three rods.

My first encounter with the Huseyjarkvisl was in beginning of August 2008. I was working as a guide and chef for one of the big outfitters in Iceland and was asked to accompany the guide working on the river and take care of a group of Spanish anglers fishing on the river. When I first saw the river it was love at first sight as there was something magical about this river that totally appealed to me. The following year I did three trips to that river, two of which I did in the late season targeting sea trout specifically although I had very little experience with sea trout fishing myself. In short we had a blast and landed a few nice sea trout during those trips but I wanted to know more so I booked a three day slot for the spring sea trout fishing in April. Come April I was lucky enough to be fishing there with a man who had been fishing the river for about 15 years and knew it quite well. He told me stories of the time when he was starting to fish there and how they used to fish with spinners and bait up until the year 2002 when the rules changed and there was a strict fly only, catch and release rule implemented. The man told me that every year since then the sea trout had been getting bigger and bigger. I was intrigued by this and could not wait to get started.

Huseyjarkvisl is one of Iceland‘s best sea trout rivers and I love it.

The fishing went off with a bang and the group ended up landing over 50 fish in those 3 days spent there. My most memorable were 6 fish, all that I lost. I managed to hook 5 in 5 casts and lose them all, one running me way down to the backing before the leader broke. Another one ran me so far down to the backing but then decided to turn around and come back towards me. With barbless hooks you know what happened next.

In 2002 the fishing was close to nothing really as the river was fished with all methods and almost everything caught was killed. Sea trout were on average about 2 pounds in size and numbers declined every year. Salmon catch rates were in the double figures with 31 salmon landed in 2000. In 2002 the river was leased to a new company and the rules changed. The river was to be fished with fly only and all fish released back safely. 10 years later we the anglers who love this river are reaping the benefits of that major change in policy.

That trip made my year and turned me on to sea trout fishing. Later that same year me and my father had a trip booked to the Huseyjarkvisl again for the late September fishing. The dates in question were September 22nd to 25th. I must admit when I arrived at the lodge for the trip my sea trout enthusiasm had cooled down a bit. I had barely been fishing myself that season due to my busy schedule guiding but the trips I had done had been mostly for salmon so I had a touch of salmon fever.

Five year average catch rates now are around 200 salmon and 700 trout. In April 2012, 192 fish were caught on the Huseyjarkvisl with an average length of 55 cm. The biggest sea trout caught in the last 10 years weighed 11 kilos and every year fish closing in on 10 kilos is caught. Huseyjarkvisl is one of Iceland‘s best sea trout rivers and I love it. Let me tell you why.

Here we see how the deep run is by the far bank. You need to get your fly tight up against the bank.

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SEA TROUT FISHING IN ICELAND

We ended up landing 51 fish on the two rods in 3 days of fishing.

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SEA TROUT FISHING IN ICELAND

For our first afternoon session we had mild weather, temperatures at around 10 degrees and slight breeze from the north. Not too bad for late season salmon fishing. We split up and each fished a salmon beat of our own. Just before last light we met up at a pool on one of the salmon beats and by that time my father had not landed any fish but I had 2 brown trout landed. Right before it was too dark to see we landed one salmon and decided to call it a day. That night we had a spectacular display of northern lights on the sky above the lodge. You can‘t beat that feeling of soaking tired bones in a hot tub and looking at the northern lights in the sky above. We both knew that this meant a cold night ahead.

We tried the junction without luck but then quickly moved on when we had no offers in our initial casts. We had a lot of water to cover and so we did not spend much time in the same spot. A few hundred meters below the junction we came into some fish. A precisely placed cast tight up against the far bank, 2 seconds and then a slow retrieve is deadly for the Huseyjarkvisl sea trout and that was exactly what enticed that first sea trout of about 60 cm to jump on the fly. Good start of the day. To make a long story short we ended up landing 51 fish on the two rods in 3 days of fishing. Of those 51 we had 2 salmon and the rest were either brown trout or sea trout. Of these 51 fish 32 were over 50 cm including fish at 74, 75 and 77 cm. The last morning we finished the fishing trip at pool 21, a pool that since has become one of my favorites on the river. I was fishing a 24 foot, 300 grain sink tip line and a deadly streamer pattern called Dyrbitur.

The following morning we were in no hurry to get up due to the cold night but we were both quite surprised to see the thermometer at 8:30 in the morning. It was at 3 degrees below and the sun was even out so that told us that temps had been even lower during the night. Neither of us had any interest in chasing salmon in those conditions so we agreed on giving the trout beats a chance and see if we could find some sea trout. A decision we did not regret in the end. Mid way down the trout beats a small branch of a bigger glacial river flows into the Huseyjarkvisl River. At the junction we have that much sought after mix of muddy glacial water and the crystal clear water of the Huseyjarkvisl. The muddy water creates a shelter for sea trout to hide in where the clear water comes in so that is a real go-to place when chasing sea trout. So that is where we headed. When we arrived on the scene we saw that with these conditions and the cold night the, once muddy water of the glacial river, was now a pale milky color.

My heaviest sea trout ever. This bar of silver measured 74 cm long and 46 cm in girth. You can see my fingers barely make it up to it‘s belly.

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The name of the game on the Huseyjarkvisl is to get your fly as close to the far bank as possible as very often the big sea trout sit in deep runs by high, undercut banks. About half way down the run one cast landed particularly nicely right where I wanted it. You know how some casts just feel so perfect you almost know it‘s the winner. Fly landed and I gave it the mandatory 2 seconds to sink before starting that slow retrieve. Second pull and the fly line was ripped from my hands. Right hand raised the rod tip while the left one fumbled for the fly line. Hook set, explosion, screaming reel and big fish. This is what I love about sea trout fishing.

The future

You know how some casts just feel so perfect you almost know it‘s the winner.

I hope someday I‘ll be able to take my children fishing there and show them the magic of sea trout fishing. I also hope that someday soon the managers of the other sea trout rivers in Iceland will wake up and change the rules of fishing there so more and more rivers in Iceland can reach their full potential for sea trout fishing. I hope more and more people will be able to experience what I have been fortunate enough to experience on the Huseyjarkvisl and can hardly be explained with words. That magic of sea trout fishing, those amazing animals that can be so unpredictable and fussy one day but then so aggressive and willing the next. I hope I get to spend my lifetime chasing these fish and try and understand them.

I now have pretty much all of September reserved on the Huseyjarkvisl River as well as seven days in April, four of which I fish myself. It is the trip I dream about all year and look forward to from the minute I drive away on the last day until I pull up to the lodge the following year. My September days I now use for my clients and we have pretty much all the spots booked up at least a year in advance. The future is bright for the Huseyjarkvisl River because it is highly unlikely the rules on the river will change from now on. We are likely to see all fish caught in the river released safely to spawn, go back to sea, grow and come back even bigger for years to come.

After a long hard fight up and down the run and with good help from my father we managed to land the fish. It turned out to be a stunning bar of silver at 74 cm in length but a whopping 46 cm in girth. Not my longest but definitely my heaviest ever sea trout. My biggest sea trout landed on the Huseyjarkvisl is an 82 cm hen fish caught in April 2011 but in April this year I lost a magnificent beast. Fishing with an 8 weight fast action rod this fish got my completely beaten. Never have I ever had runs this fast nor strong and never have I ever had anything as heavy on the end of my line. After 25 minutes of fighting it I made a mistake and the fish was gone. Now all I have to do is wait my time, endure the Icelandic winter and be ready for it in April 2013. We have unfinished business.

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If you are interested in booking a trip contact Stjani Ben at: info@icelandangling.com www.icelandangling.com

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89 - 91cm

79 - 81cm

7-8

6-7

38 - 39

94 - 97cm

79 - 81cm

7-8

6-7

38 - 39

99 - 102cm

84 - 86cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

99 - 102cm

74 - 76cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

104 - 107cm

84 - 86cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

104 - 107cm

74 - 76cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

99 - 102cm

89 - 91cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

109 - 112cm

84 - 86cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

109 - 112cm

84 - 86cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

109 - 112cm

79 - 81cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

114 - 117cm

84 - 86cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

114 - 117cm

79 - 81cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

109 - 112cm

89 - 91cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

109 - 112cm

89 - 91cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

119 - 122cm

89 - 91cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

119 - 122cm

79 - 81cm

9 - 11

8 - 10

42 - 44

124 - 127cm

89 - 91cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

119 - 122cm

94 - 97cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

130 - 132cm

89 - 91cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

130 - 133 cm

84 - 86 cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

135 - 137 cm

89 - 91 cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

140 - 142 cm

89 - 92 cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

140 - 143 cm

84 - 86 cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

150 - 152 cm

89 - 91 cm

12 - 13

11 - 12

44 - 46

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WHETHER YOU FISHING AGENDA CALLS FOR FOREIGN FLATS, SEA BASS OFF THE SHORE, SEA TROUT IN THE BAY, OR PRECARIOUS RIVER WADING IN HEAVY IN WATER, SIMMS OFFERS THE MOST PROLIFIC LINE OF TECHNOLOGY-INFUSED FISHING FOOTWEAR AVAILABLE TODAY. PICK UP ANY SIMMS BOOT, WITH INTUITIVE FEATURES SUCH AS DUAL-DENSITY, COMPRESSION-MOLDED MIDSOLES, OR THE SUPER-SLICK BOA® LACING SYSTEM, AND YOUR FEET WILL THANK YOU. AND WITH SIMMS’ CLEANSTREAMTM ENGINEERING BUILT TO HELP SQUASH THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS), SO TOO WILL THE THREATENED RESOURCES THAT ALL FISHERS RELY UPON.

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CLEANSTREAM™ DESIGN CleanStream™ is a design philosophy that runs through our line of wading footwear. While not specific to a product feature, this designation does indicate that the product includes features and/or materials that are more resistant to “hitch-hiking” organisms – have less exposed stitching, fewer ridges & pockets and utilize non-absorbent materials – all making the boots easier to inspect, clean and dry faster. All of these elements assist anglers in doing their part to prevent the spread of invasive species. www.cleanangling.org www.protectyourwaters.net www.tu.org

MIDSOLE TECHNOLOGY Simms has designed & developed midsoles for the Simms wading footwear to accommodate the fishing environment. Design features such as dual-density, compression molded EVA midsoles offer better cushioning and lighter weight boots. The TPU heel clip provides added stability while the molded rubber toe cap provides additional protection and increased durability.

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STREAMTREAD™ SOLE TECHNOLOGY The StreamTread sole featuring Vibram® technology is exclusive to Simms. Co-developed with Vibram®, the leader in sole technology, StreamTread™ provides two distinct advantages compared to other soles. One is a patented 360-degree lug pattern that cuts through moss and mud. The second is a proprietary mix of rubber compounds that offer super grippy traction, are extremely easy to clean and ensure that the boots don’t collect a lot of debris.

VIBRAM® SOLE TECHNOLOGY Vibram® soles are built from the bottom up and are designed to overcome very specific obstacles on 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. www.vibram.us

FELT SOLES Research has shown that felt soles hold significantly more dirt & debris than rubber soles. When promoting and selling felt-soled wading boots, we ask that you educate the purchaser on clean angling practices and encourage them to take the Clean Angling Pledge. www.cleanangling.org

BOA LACING SYSTEM The Boa® Lacing System provides custom-comfort with smooth, even closure and no pressure points. Easy, one-handed adjustment with a secure hold that is built to last. Featuring a wire lace made of 49 strands of aircraft-grade stainless wire cable and bombproof nylon reel guides that are designed to take all of the abuse that you can throw at them. The system is designed to be easily user-repairable and replaceable. Request free replacement parts online via the Boa® Dialed In for Life™ Guarantee. www.boatechnology.com/guarantee

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Winner of Fly Fisherman Magazine’s 2012 Best Boot category, Simms’ RiverTek® is redefining what anglers have come to expect from a highperformance wading boot. Its revolutionary BOA® system lets you lace up ultrafast - with the one-handed twist of a dial. Now, for 2013 RiverTek® BOA® is available with felt sole which gives you a step up in the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species. //////////////////////////

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KEY FEATURES: • CleanStreamTM design elements include a waterpoof syntheticupper, minimal exposed stitching & BOA lacing system to helpeliminate debris • 3X the mechanical advantage of the M3 reel for a snug fit • Enclosed housing for smoother operation in sandy & silty wading • Neoprene lining with closed-cell foam & full-coverage moldedrubber toe cap • TPU heel clip for added stability MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic construction SIZE: Streamtread & Felt 7-14 WEIGHT (size 10 FELT): 1451g.

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KEY FEATURES: -ALSO AVAILABLE WITH STREAMTREAD SOLE• CleanStreamTM design utilizes Schoeller®-dynatec mesh panels and waterproof nubuck leather upper for easy cleaning • TecTuffTM coated leather surrounds ankle for greater support • Neoprene lining with closed-cell foam, full-coveragemolded rubber toe cap & corrosion-resistant hardware • New high-quality nylon laces with improved durability & strength

Guides have a knack for bringing new boots to submission—quickly. That’s why Simms designed its Guide Boot to meet the durability and comfort requirements of these high-mileage river keepers. Thanks to superior ankle support and Simms’ exclusive StremTreadTM Vibram® soles, Guide Boots are as at home sleuthing the river for aggressive trout as they are hammering up and over gnarly terrain to reach the primest lies on the planet.

MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof Nubuck construction with Schoeller® NanoSphere® water-resistant finish

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SIZE: Streamtread & Felt 7-14 WEIGHT (size 10 FELT): 1587g

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WADING SOCKS

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Hell hath no fury like a river scorned. And with the easy-cleaning capabilities of this CleanStreamTM inspired boot it takes little more than a quick rinse and scrub to keep the AIS demons at bay. Housed in a full perimeter of burly rubber, RivershedsTM fuse the exceptional support and durability of a true hiker, with the lightweight capabilities of your favorite runner. Fishing nirvana awaits.

The Freestone® is a classic Simms design revamped with CleanStreamTM and StreamTreadTM technologies to address all your contemporary fishing needs. Features include abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption and easy cleaning, as well as Simms’ signature Nylon speed lacing-system for a lightweight, bomber boot at a fantastic price.

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KEY FEATURES: -ALSO AVAILABLE WITH FELT SOLE• CleanStreamTM design utilizes high abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption & easy cleaning • Fully neoprene lined with closed-cell foam and sturdy asymmetrical molded toe box with rubber cap • Full perimeter rubber offers superior durability and ease of cleaning • Non-corrosive hardware with high quality nylon laces • New high-quality nylon laces with improved durability & strength

-ALSO AVAILABLE WITH FELT SOLEKEY FEATURES: • CleanStreamTM design utilizes high abrasion-resistant panels with water repellent treatment for minimal water absorption & easy cleaning • Rubber toe & heel provide protection from abrasion • Nylon speed lacing system for lightweight corrosion-resistance • EVA wedge midsole construction • New high-quality nylon laces with improved durability & strength MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic construction

MATERIAL TECH: Waterproof synthetic leather & rubber coated ballistic panels

SIZE: Streamtread & Felt 5-15 WEIGHT (size 10 FELT): 1700g

SIZE: Streamtread & Felt 7-14 WEIGHT (size 10 FELT): 1769g

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WET WADING SOCK

NEOPRENE WADING SOCK

Tall boot upper (6 1/2”) offers added support and more protective coverage for the most demanding flats wading environments with more support. Featuring panels on boot and tongue feature SuperFabric® brand material to offer extreme puncture protection. Sized to be worn with a Wet Wading Sock Non-marking Vibram® sole offers superior traction.

Many of the most rewarding flats missions involve little more than an ankledeep stroll on an incoming tide. There you’ll find numerous underwater microenvironments: from white sand to coral, volcanic rock, and lemon shark infested turtle grass. But no matter where your feet land the Flats Sneaker keeps you within casting range, with over-the-ankle coverage and Schoeller®dynatec panels for unmatched support and puncture resistance.

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MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic upper with Schoeller® dynatec fabric SIZE: 7-13 WEIGHT (size 10): 1180g

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SIZE: 7-14 WEIGHT (size 10): 1315g.

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GUIDE FLIP EBBTIDE FLIP

Bonefishing in the Bahamas, Tarpoon in Florida? but they are also great boots for kayaking fishing for Swedish Sea trout aswell... With Honeycomb outsole lug pattern channels water and creates leading edges for better grip on slippery surfaces and muddy or rocky flats bottoms. If you’re looking for a substantial easy to slip into bargain, look no further. MATERIAL TECH: Neoprene SIZE: 8-14

According to statisticians, one out of every five mountain-town locals no matter what the forecast throws, fails to function in anything other than flip-flops. Since no 12-step program is currently available for the afflicted, Simms adds another pair of wicked “four-season” Flips to the mix. MATERIAL TECH: EBBTIDE FLIP; Waterresistant synthetic. GUIDE FLIP; Waterproof leather. SIZE: 8-13

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TEXT Jarle L. Kristiansen THERE ARE PROBABLY AS MANY OPTIONS AS THERE ARE OPINIONS ON THIS SUBJECT. BASED ON THE FEEDBACK FROM OUR FIELD TESTERS THIS IS OUR ATTEMPT TO GUIDE BOTH BEGINNERS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS TO CHOOSE WHAT WE THINK WILL WORK BEST FOR YOU. IF YOU FOUND YOUR SETUP AND THAT WORKS FOR YOU, PLEASE JUST DISREGARD IT.

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STREAMTREAD™ SOLES StreamTread™ soles was introduced in 2009 by Simms who teamed with Vibram® to make an easy to clean; great-gripping rubber compound treads on wading boots and river footwear. The exclusive Simms sole uses the Vibram® patented 360 lug that provides traction in all directions and is easy to clean. In our opinion the combination of the removable studs/cleats and the StreamTread™ sole offers superior traction.

FELT SOLES Felt soles has been around for many years. It has been the choice of many and still many prefer to use this with or without studs.

Advantages:

Advantages:

Offers good traction on clean rocks, Offer better traction on dry land than felt Better wear rating than felt Ideal to use with Simms HardBite™ Star Cleats as the pattern will prevent the studs from rotating and create a “house” making the star cleat almost flush with the outsole Dries quicker (less risk of spreading aquatic species and diseases)

Disadvantages:

In cold conditions it will harden and not offer the same grip without also using studs When walking on hard surfaces in very warm conditions it wears out quicker Slippery on algae covered rocks

Less expensive than rubber compounds Replacement soles are easy to find and the boots can be re-soled, most people would do this at a cobbler shop who has the right equipment Offers good traction in clean to medium algae covered rocks

Disadvantages:

Can be very slippery on muddy riverbanks and grassy slopes Feels a little slippery when walking on dry ground. Wet felt soles can freeze when fishing in the winter Will get heavier when wet Takes longer to dry (larger risk of spreading aquatic species and diseases)

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HARDBITE™ BOOT STUDS - STREAMTREAD

HardBite™ Star Cleats are developed specifically for use with Simms StreamTread™ wading boot soles. We do not recommend you to use them with any other boots. Use separately or in combination with our HardBite™ Studs.

Head is identicall with the felt version, BUT the length is adjusted to prevent it to go through the outsole of the StreamTread™ soles.

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Do not use HardBite™ Boot Studs for Felt on StreamTread™ outsole. They are too long and will damage your StreamTread™ boots.

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All StreamTread™ soles can accept Simms HardBite™ Studs & Star Cleats. There is no right or wrong placement of the Studs & Star Cleats and they may be used in any combination to best meet the needs for the user. The combination of the removable studs/cleats and the StreamTread™ sole offers superior traction. Here are the suggested patterns to outfit your new StreamTread™ soles with HardBite™ Studs and Star Cleats™

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+ GORE-TEX FABRIC TECHNOLOGY ®

GORE-TEX PRO SHELL outerwear is waterproof, exceptionally lightweight and offers the ultimate in breathability, durability and extended comfort. Constructed with a woven backer, GORE-TEX® Pro Shell garments slide easily over other layers and offer exceptional tear strength and internal abrasion-resistance. Featured in our G4 Pro™ Jacket, ProDry™ Jacket, Bib & Pants. ®

GORE-TEX® PERFORMANCE SHELL outerwear is waterproof, lightweight, durable and breathable. It’s designed to provide excellent, long-lasting performance in a wide range of conditions. Featured in our G3 Guide™, Guide, Headwaters™ & Bulkley Jackets and the Contender Jacket & Bib. GORE-TEX® SOFT SHELL outerwear is waterproof, soft, warm and breathable. Soft Shells minimize the need for layers, increasing freedom of movement in cold, damp conditions. GORE-TEX® Soft Shell garments are Extreme Wet Weather rated: engineered to pass Gore’s aggressive rain test. Featured in our Women’s Guide Jacket. GORE-TEX® PACLITE® SHELL outerwear is the lightest, most packable waterproof, breathable fabric available. GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell garments typically weigh 15 percent less than similar 3-layer GORE-TEX® garments. Featured in our GORE-TEX® Paclite® Jacket and Pant.

+ WINDSTOPPER FABRIC TECHNOLOGY ®

Most anglers have experienced a windblown day on the water - many including rain, sleet or snow. Any one of these elements might be enough to drive you inside if you aren’t wearing the proper gear. WINDSTOPPER® fabrics include two key features to make your fishing experience more comfortable: • Total windproof protection. WINDSTOPPER® membrane blocks 100% of blowing wind. • All Simms WINDSTOPPER® fabrics feature DWR to keep water absorption to the absolute minimum - even with lofty fleece. WINDSTOPPER® SOFT SHELL offers total windproofness and maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment. Featured in our WINDSTOPPER® Guide Jacket, WINDSTOPPER® Softshell Jacket, WINDSTOPPER® Softshell Hoody, and Flyte Jacket.

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PrimaLoft ONE is the highest performing insulation on the market for warmth, water resistance, softness and compressibility. PrimaLoft® ONE is an ultra-fine microfiber insulation that is as warm, soft and lightweight, and is warmer wet or dry than all other insulations. Featured in our Bulkley and Fall Run Jackets. ®

+ YKK ZIPPER TECHNOLOGY ®

Little Parts from the YKK Fastening Products Group create The Big Difference for our customers — fastening solutions intelligently integrated with the finished product to provide the highest quality, most durable gear. The Little Parts — zippers, metal buttons and snaps, and Nylon buckles — all earn the YKK® brand. The Big Difference begins with their obsession to ensure that every individual component renders maximum value to the finished whole. That commitment instills quality and value into every product. Simms utilizes fasteners built to withstand the harshest environments and YKK® provides the best solutions to meet those needs. All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear.

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IN 2013, SIMMS EXPANDS THE RAINWEAR CATEGORY WITH EVEN MORE OPTIONS FOR ANGLERS –THE NEW CONTENDER JACKET & BIB OFFER GORE-TEX® GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® PERFORMANCE TO THE MASSES AND THE BROAD SWEEP OF NEW PRINTS IN OUR GORE-TEX® AND WINDSTOPPER® PRODUCTS PROVIDE SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY, PERFORMANCE & COMFORT IN COOL PRINTS. AT SIMMS, WE BELIEVE IN MAKING PRODUCTS THAT WILL LAST LONGER AND PERFORM BETTER THAN ANY OTHERS ON THE MARKET. OUR FUNDAMENTAL GOAL IS TO KEEP YOU FISHING EARLIER AND LATER THAN OTHERS, AND OUR PRODUCTS PERFORM THE VERY BEST WHEN THE USER DOESN’T NOTICE THEM AT ALL.

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The G4 Pro is Simms’ most technically advanced fishing jacket yet, featuring steadfast 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric and an intuitive 7 storage-pocket design to keep your essentials dry, protected, and always at the ready. This bomber H2O shelter also includes water-resistant pit-zips for core temperature control, fully adjustable storm hood and cuffs, and rugged, packable engineering with heavier nylon fabric in the shoulders and lighter nylon in body. G4 Pro. No matter where on terra firma life takes you. ////////////////////////////////////////////

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KEY FEATURES: • Full length YKK® VT9 Aquaguard® Vislon® water-resistant zipper with zipper flap for additional protection • Heavier nylon fabric in shoulders & lighter nylon fabric in body • 7 storage pockets including 2 bellowed chest pockets, 2 zippered chest pockets, 2 zippered Tippet pockets and 1 large capacity back pocket • Adjustable storm hood, adjustable cuffs and adjustable shock cord hem • 2 Patented built-in retractors • The only Simms rain jacket featuring water-resistant pit zips FABRIC TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face COLOR: GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

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Thanks to two hemispheres that speak similar fishing languages—from Glacier National Park to Patagonia’s sea-run Rio Grande system—there’s little seasonal reprieve for the world-wandering guide these days. That’s why Simms built its G3 Guide Jacket to withstand the most inhospitable elements. G3s use 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric to repel raging weather, heavier nylon fabric in shoulders for durability, and lighter nylon fabric in the body for precise packability when it’s time to get up and go. //////////////////////////////////

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KEY FEATURES: • Heavier fabric in shoulders for additional durability and lighter nylon fabric in body for enhanced packability • Watertight stretch cuffs keep water out when you’re casting or landing a fish • Adjustable storm hood for protection and visibility • Quick-drying, microfleece-lined hand warmer pockets with zipper closure • 7 storage pockets; 2 bellowed chest pockets, 2 zippered chest pockets, 2 zippered Tippet pockets & 1 large back pocket FABRIC TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face COLOR: BLACK OLIVE/DK. ELKHORN, CATCH CAMO ORANGE SIZE: S-XXL

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As kids we dreamed of Disneyland, “the happiest place on earth.” But since discovering the Bulkley, we’ve found a new source for supernatural smiles. Simms’ Bulkley jacket combines a GORE-TEX® 2-layer shell, with the innovative all-weather insulation of PrimaLoft® One technology. River-inspired features include corrosion-fighting Nylon YKK® zippers and sliders, supersized chest and fleece lined hand-warmer pockets, and the water-resistant convenience of easy-cinch cuffs. //////////////////////////////////////////

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KEY FEATURES: • 100g in body/60g in sleeves & hood for warmth without bulk • PrimaLoft® One insulation offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio available while compressible and soft • Nylon YKK® zippers & zipper sliders minimize corrosion from saltwater use • Generous chest pockets and fleece-lined hand warmer pockets • Comfortable, water-resistant, easy cinch cuffs • Longer length with adjustable shock cord hem offers flexibility for all wading & boat situations FABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® 2-layer shell with PrimaLoft® One insulation COLOR: BLACK SIZE: S-XXL

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Simms’ new Contender GORE-TEX® jacket and bibs. Close descendants of the award-wining ProDry® GORE-TEX® rain suit that was perfected (and now used extensively) on professional angling circuits, the 3-layer GORETEX® Performance Shell Contender products are 100% waterproof, windproof, lightweight, durable and breathable. Designed to provide long-lasting performance in a wide range of conditions. ////////////////////////////////

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KEY FEATURES: JACKETS: • Watertight stretch cuffs keep water out when you’re casting or landing a fish • Adjustable storm hood for protection and visibility • 2 large bellowed & 2 zippered chest pockets, bellowed back pocket BIBS: • 2 microfleece-lined hand warmer pockets, zippered chest pockets thigh cargo pocket, full length YKK® • VT9 Aquaguard® Vislon® water-resistant zipper with zipper flap, • Knee-length leg zips, adjustable Velcro® ankle system & adjustable, comfortable elastic suspender system FABRIC TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face COLOR: JACKET; DK. GUNMETAL, DK. GUNMETAL/CATCH CAMO BIB; DK. GUNMETAL

SIZE: S-XXL

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Simms’s staple Guide Jacket is a no-frills 3-layer GORE-TEX® fortress engineered for high-energy pursuits that require warmth, breathability, and hydrophobic excellence. The new storm-hood design houses billed fishing hats without unzipping the jacket, while hand pockets with built-in heater-pack holders provide oven-like warmth when the weather turns subzero.

The typical bet revolves around cast-killing winds, blinding overcast skies, variable tides, changing moon phases, raging weather fronts, and whether or not you draw any or all of the above during your brief stop in paradise. The featherweight GORETEX® Paclite Jacket and Pants lessens the risk, allowing you to focus efforts on more fruitful pursuits, such as hitting that once in a lifetime permit windfall.

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KEY FEATURES: • JACKET: Non-corrosive YKK® AquaGuard® zippers. Adjustable, stow-away storm hood. Streamlined cut improves overall fit while longer torso provides better coverage; Audio cable routing system for on-the-go music • PANT: Articulated leg design for enhanced movement; Zippered rear and hand pockets; Adjustable elastic waistband & adjustable ankle cuffs; Non-corrosive YKK® AquaGuard® zippers.

KEY FEATURES: • Industry standard jacket with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell protects in all conditions • New storm hood design • Storm cuff; gathered waist; 2 Patented built-in retractors • 2 streamlined front pockets FABRIC TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face

FABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face

COLOR: BLACK OLIVE

COLOR: GUNMETAL

SIZE: S-4XL

SIZE: S-XXL

A unique foam fly box with a velcro hook back to quickly attach the box to your vest, your waders or your rain jacket fly patch. Quick, easy & so convenient. Features hook on box back to adhere to your vest, jacket or wader.

Secure storage for your fishing license with accessories to easily display for authorities.

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The HeadwatersTM Jacket is built along this same multi-pronged path to brilliance, sheathing a fleece & taffeta liner in GORE-TEX® Performance 2-layer shell fabric for superior protection from a freak deluge, and afterhours warmth when the sun dips and fishing turns frigid.

When the weather is just a bit cooler down by the lake or stream and a lighterweight jacket is in order, this packable 3-layer lightweight wading jacket is just what you need. It’s equipped with two large chest pockets for fly boxes and other items, and there are handwarmer pockets to give your fingers a place to recover from exposure to chilly water. Adjustable cuffs keep water out of the sleeves.

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KEY FEATURES: • Two large bellowed chest pockets for fly boxes • Storm flap over YKK® center-front nylon zipper • Adjustable stretch cuffs keep water out when casting • Patented built-in retractor • Roomy hand pockets • D-ring at center back neck seam • Adjustable shock cord hem • 100% Nylon ripstop face fabric

FABRIC TECH: 2-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100% Polyester Face COLOR: LODEN

FABRIC TECH: 100% waterproof 3-layer Toray® fabric

SIZE: S-XXL

COLOR: BROWN SIZE: S-XXL

When you’re not drinking from this BPA-free aluminum bottle, you’ll have Derek DeYoung artwork to always keep fishing top of mind…

Artist Series features stainless steel flask with DeYoung Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout.

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KEY FEATURES: • Plastic YKK® zippers & zipper sliders minimize corrosion • 2 tool attachment points under pocket flaps • Generous chest pockets accept large fly boxes and other gear • Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets • Comfortable, water-resistant, easy cinch cuffs and gathered waist


PRODRYTM GORE-TEX® JACKET // COLOR: STEEL GREY, DELTA GREEN // MATERIAL TECH: 3-LAYER GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL FABRIC; 100% NYLON FACE KEY FEATURES: JACKET: STRETCH FABRIC IN SHOULDERS & ELBOWS FOR FLEXIBILITY & COMFORT; LOW-PROFILE LARGE CAPACITY CHEST POCKETS & ZIPPERED MICROFLEECE-LINED HAND WARMER POCKETS WITH BUILT-IN HEAT PACK POCKETS; 3-POINT CINCH, STOWABLE STORM HOOD, ADJUSTABLE WAIST AND FULL LENGTH WATERPROOF CENTER-FRONT ZIPPER. PRODRYTM GORE-TEX® BIB // COLOR: STEEL GREY, DELTA GREEN // MATERIAL TECH: 3-LAYER GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL FABRIC; 100% NYLON FACE. ACTIVE CUT DESIGN FOR NON-BINDING FIT & ROOM FOR LAYERING; ARTICULATED KNEE WITH STRETCH FABRIC FOR EXCEPTIONAL FLEXIBILITY & COMFORT; ADJUSTABLE MESH NON-SLIP SUSPENDERS OFFER COMFORTABLE WEAR FOR A FULL DAY OF FISHING; MICROFLEECE-LINED HAND WARMER POCKETS WITH BUILT-IN HEAT PACK POCKETS; WATERPROOF CENTER-FRONT ZIPPER, ADJUSTABLE ANKLE CUFFS & 3/4 LENGTH WATERPROOF LEG ZIPS FOR EASY-ON, EASY-OFF.

COMFORT SUSPENDER / STRETCH PANELS AND CONTOURED SPACER MESH FOR SUPERIOR COMFORT AND MOBILITY WITHOUT SLIPPING STORM HOOD / DUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR FULL MOVEMENT & SECURE FIT INCORPORATED INTO TALL MICROFLEECE-LINED COLLAR WATCH WINDOW / UNIQUE CLEAR WINDOW DESIGN ALLOWS QUICK & EASY ACCESS TO TIME-TELLING SUSPENDER BUCKLE SYSTEM / ADJUSTABLE ELASTIC 1.5” SUSPENDER WITH YKK NON-LOCKING BUCKLES FOR EASY-ON, EASY-OFF

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In three stylish colors, the new Hyalite Rain Shell is destined to become a favorite. Weighing less than 385g, the Hyalite is the perfect jacket for storing in a backpack, under the bow or even under the seat of the truck and will deliver on keeping anglers dry when the time comes..

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Fall migrations go in several directions. Upstream for giant browns en route to their natal dancing grounds. And virtually any points north, east, south, and west, depending on which direction you travel to intercept banner autumn fishing. Wherever you roam, throw on a Simms’ Fall Run Jacket for lightweight, packable performance in the form of PrimaLoft® One insulation. Jackets feature a winning warmth-to-weight ratio and the water repellency to take on wet conditions the world over.

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KEY FEATURES: • Lightweight, packable PrimaLoft® One insulation • Hand warmer pockets and zippered chest pocket • Classic diamond quilting pattern with reflective logos • Corrosion-resistant YKK® zippers utilize nylon coil and slider FABRIC TECH: Lightweight, DWR 20d mini-ripstop 100% Nylon shell with PrimaLoft®. One insulation COLOR: DK. GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

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Sharp and to the point, Simms’ ultra-lightweight folding Pocket Knife is an essential tool to any well-rounded fishing kit. Cut rope, whittle wood with a 100-percent stainless steel single-bevel blade, featuring a laseretched Simms trout and stamped Simms wordmark. Available in lenght: 28 cm

The beauty of the Windstopper® Softshell Hoody & Jacket is that it’s equally astute on land, running workweek errands to keep the fishing dream alive, as it is pitching microbrews to your buddies in the boat. A perfect fit for all seasons either as a primary jacket or under a shell.

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KEY FEATURES: • Raglan sleeve improves fit and range of motion • 2 titched-in pockets for more relaxed styling • Adjustable deep hood provides room for hat • Large chest pocket features audio cable system for on-the-go music

“When cold days sink their teeth into your favorite fishing haunts, the Windstopper® Softshell Jacket packs heat. This versatile performer is a windproof, water-resistant, moisture-wicking machine. And when you run out of things to talk about on the water, its iPod compatible technology lets you plug in and tune out.”

FABRIC TECH: WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell fabric with 100% nylon face; 100% polyester micro check fleece lining COLORS: HOODY: BLACK OLIVE. CATCH CAMO ORANGE JACKET: GUNMETAL, FURY ORANGE, CATCH CAMO DK. GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

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Simms’ Guide Windstopper® Jacket blocks howlin’ weather from blowing your fishing into submission. This windproof four-season sidekick is panel-construction engineered with tech-driven Windstopper® stretch-woven fabrics—delivering core heat while maintaining breathability and mobility for all-day comfort. The adjustable hem is a cinch. Articulated sleeves trim unwanted bulk. And a 3-point stowable hood provides smooth transitions for when stellar turns stormy.

Wind chill is based on how temperature is felt on exposed skin. Basically, the heavier it blows, the quicker you want to cower under a down blanket or move closer to the fire. With the help of WINDSTOPPER® technology, the FlyliteTM Jacket effectively annihilates wind chill—and it does it in an incredibly lightweight, highly-breathable package. Less bulk. More warmth. Fish Longer.

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KEY FEATURES: • Windproof, breathable construction with DWR finish • Paneled construction for maximum comfort and packability • 2 Zippered handpockets, 2 chestpockets, plus interior audio- routing pocket • YKK® Aquaguard® VT9 Aquaguard® Vislon® water-resistant center-front & chest pocket zippers • Adjustable, stowable hood with 3 point adjustability

KEY FEATURES: • Articulated sleeves improve fit and ease of layering • Comfortable, fleece collar adds warmth • Fleece lined, hand warmer pockets • Easy cinch cuffs are comfortable and weather resistant FABRIC TECH: WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face

FABRIC TECH: WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell fabric with 100% nylon face; 100% polyester micro check fleece lining

COLOR: GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

COLOR: DK. GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

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FISHING HAS HEFTY GEAR REQUIREMENTS: ENOUGH FLOUROS, MONOS, GOOPS, AND GADGETS TO RUN YOU OUT OF CLOSET, SUBARU BACKSEAT, GARAGE, AND SMALL TO XL STORAGE UNIT SPACE-QUICKLY. WHETHER YOU’RE A MINIMALIST OR A LOAD HAULER OF LAMA-LIKE SKILLS, SIMMS’ INIUITIVE LINEUP OF RIVER-READY VESTS, PACKS, AND BAGS MAKES ORGANIZATION A BREEZE, SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON PRIORITY NO. 1: FISHING. SIMMS 2013. COMFORT PACKED AND INTELLIGENCE LAODED-TO FIT ALL YOUR H2O-ORIENTED OPERATIONS.

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GUIDE VEST The Guide Vest -strategically built with 24 pockets to house an arsenal of lockcracking fishing supplies -keeps you covered. Guide Vests feature two patented built-in retractors for tools, non-corrosive zippers and sliders, and a breathable, padded collar to keep you cool and comfortable when the fishing gets heated. COLOR: KHAKI SIZE: XS-3XL

G3 GUIDE VEST With more than 20 intuitively placed pockets that maintain everything from flies and fly boxes to split-shot, spools, leaders, and more always at the ready. Its breathable, padded collar and stretch fabric shoulders help disperse the load, while keeping you cool and comfortable during high-exertion days on the water. COLORS: GUNMETAL, KHAKI SIZE: S-XXL

VERTICAL MESH VEST With 18 pockets: 2 large bellowed vertical pockets with moveabledivider & top/side access, 1 medium bellowed chest pocket, 2small upper chest pockets, 4 tippet pockets, 2 small lower side pockets, 4 interior pockets, 1 split back pocket, 1 bellowed backcargo pocket COLORS: KHAKI i SIZE: S-XXL

HEADWATERSTM MESH VEST The HeadwatersTM Mesh Vest is a summertime staple prime for high-exertion fishing missions. Smart storage includes 6 chest, 4 vertical-waist, 8 internal, and a horizontal back-pocket. Additional features include two patented built-in retractors, a convenient buckle closure, and non-corrosive zippers and sliders. COLOR: GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

FREESTONE® VEST Freestone rivers such as Montana’s Madison are prime examples of unimpeded elegance. The Freestone® Vest takes that same free-flowing ideal and translates it into a streamlined,15-pocketed organizational breathe of fresh air for successful days on the water. COLOR: GUNMETAL SIZE: S-XXL

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VERTICAL GUIDE VEST Shorter than the other Simms vests, the Vertical Vest offers a technical vest designed for two-handed casting with ample pockets for large fly box storage. COLOR: TAUPO SIZE: S-XXL

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HEADWATERSTM TACKLE WALLET Keeping your gear and flies organized means you are one step closer to a successful day on the water.

DRY CREEKTM DUFFEL BAG

Made with the highest quality materials, use this bag because it’s easy to pack & unpack and durable enough for all of your fishing expeditions. Capacity: S-64L, M-122L, L-184L

DRY CREEKTM DAY PACK

More than just a great fitting day pack, it easily converts into a multi-functional fishing system by attaching one of our Dry Creek™ or Headwaters™ packs. Capacity: 19 L

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DRY CREEKTM GUIDE BACKPACK

The Dry CreekTM Guide Backpack features include a water-tight roll top with buckle closures, secure internal pocket perfect for cameras and smart phones, and a removable suspension system for a haul-all that goes anywhere. Capacity: 64 L

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DRY CREEKTM CAMERA BAG Don’t let wet conditions keep you from getting the shot of a lifetime.

DRY CREEKTM TECH POUCH

This waterproof pouch provides excellent storage for a cell phone, blackberry or GPS. The best insurance against drowning your technical device while in a rain jacket or vest pocket.

DRY CREEKTM FLATS PACK

HEADWATERSTM REEL BREIFCASE

HEADWATERSTM GEAR BAG

HEADWATERSTM DAY PACK

HEADWATERSTM CHEST PACK

HEADWATERSTM CHEST/HIP PACK

Save time and protect your investments like cameras, cell phones etc. A durable bag for gear transport and waterproof storage. Upper features crystal tarp material with Dacron® scrim; lower features truck tarp for durability & long wear. Capacity: 38L

Get reel...and line...into this non-scratch, configurable padded wall bag built large enough for ten reels. Entire bag surrounded by padded walls and non-scratch brushed liner fabric. Capacity: 8 L

HEADWATERSTM ROD TUBE 4-PC

Save time and protect your investments. This Highdensity plastic tube offers superior durability with closed-cell foam interior lining for padding and shock absorption. Available as double or single storage. Available as double and single tube.

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Water resistant, non-corrosive zipper closure top - weather-tight, not submersible. Attach this minimalist bag to our Dry Creek™ packs or wear it solo one of our belts of water-resistant, durable storage. Capacity: 4L

The minimalist Dry CreekTM Flats pack is your perfect solo companion, with a water-resistant, noncorrosive zipper top closure ready to swallow a box of flies, sunscreen, and tippets, and a convertible Cuban-strap system for easy conversion from waist to sling pack. Capacity: 5L

Step off the water and step onto fold-out mud mat convenience, with the dry/wet storage separating HeadwatersTM Gear Bag. Bags feature a massive drygoods top with external rod tube straps, and mesh vents in the bottom wet-compartment to help combat mildew. Capacity: 68 L

HeadwatersTM ChestPack features a featherweight 385,5g design combined with fishing-functional comfort and ergonomics for all day wear on the river. Capacity: 3 L

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Sweater, or jacket—in addition to cameras, a hydration bladder or laptop, and everything you need to reach fish well beyond the trailhead or tarmac. Built with rugged 315 HT Nylon Auto Airbag fabric, this lightweight bag features a new breathable backpanel anatomically designed for ultraplush, all-day comfort. Capacity: 30 L

The HeadwatersTM Chest/Hip Pack is the multi-tool solution to all your fishing needs. In addition to chest or hip wearable options, it magnetically melds with HeadwatersTM Day Packs and 1/2 Day Packs thanks to Simms’ exclusive Catch & Release modular system. Capacity: 5 L

DRY CREEKTM ROLLTOP BACKPACK

Just toss our super tough 36 liters pack into the boat and forget about it. Well placed access points make it simple to find your gear, and easily add-on our Dry Creek™ packs. Capacity: 36 L

HEADWATERSTM TECH PACK

A versatile cargo system integrating a small day-pack with a chest pack. Both packs can be used separately as well as connected via buckle system. Capacity: Back pack; 11L, Chest pack 3,2L

HEADWATERSTM 1/2 DAY PACK

Simms’ HeadwatersTM 1/2 Day Pack is built hammer strong with new 315 HT 100% Nylon Auto Airbag fabric and includes Simms’ exclusive Catch & Release modular magnetic system for seamless integration with Simms Chest/Hip Pack and Chest Packs. Capacity: 10 L

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DOWNUNDERTM MERINO TOP & BOTTOM

Merino wool is a natural miracle worker on myriad of levels. It provides unparalleled moisture management, delivers knockout warmth-to-weight ratio performance, fights body stench, stays warm when wet, and helps regulate core body temperature for optimum comfort under varying conditions. Simms’ DownUnderTM Merino Zip Top & Bottom. All-season execution, so you can focus on fishing. COLOR: CHARCOAL SIZE: S-XXL

RIVERTEKTM TOP & BOTTOM

POWER DRY ®

This mid-weight baselayer insulates and wicks just like the lightweight layer, but provides a little more insulate on cooler days. The top is built for casting, the 4-way shoulders stretch fabrik and 2-way stretch in the bodymove with you and the zip allows you to ventilate when the temperature warms up. These thin, wader lining pants and top go with you through the fall and early spring. COLOR: DK. ELKHORN SIZE: S-XXL

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GUIDETM FLEECE BIB Think of the Guide Fleece Bib as polar insulation against all things bleak. Bibs feature stretch stirrups to easily slide into waders and are built with 4-way stretch fleece for superior warmth, breathability, mobility, and moisture wicking performance.

RIVERSHEDTM CARDIGAN & SWEATHER

KEY FEATURES: • Lofty fleece interior provides insulation and comfort • 2 Zippered chest pockets • Stretch stirrups

The RIVERSHED Cardigan & Sweather are a classy high-tech layering solution that performs well whether you are out fishing or sharing fish stories in the lodge.

FABRIC TECH: 92% Polyester/8% Spandex

KEY FEATURES: • Polartec® ThermalPro® fabric offers superior durability and comfort • YKK® center-front zipper • 2” self-fabric crew collar for added protection and comfort

COLOR: COAL SIZE: S-XXL

FABRIC TECH: 100% Polyester Polartec® Thermal Pro COLOR: CARDIGAN; BROWN. SWEATHER; CINDER, BROWN, MOSS SIZE: S-XXL

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GUIDETM PANT & SHORT

COLDWEATHER PANT

KEY FEATURES: • Durable fishing pant with multiple storage options &Durapel. DWR finish • One cargo pocket with hook & loop closure, 1 zippered sidepocket & zippered back pocket • Updated fit in the rise & thigh area for unrestricted movement& non-binding fit; hidden expandable waistband

KEY FEATURES: • Hand warmer pockets • Left leg cargo pocket • Hook & loop adjustable cuff • Knee articulation for ease of movement • Zippered back pocket

With a hidden waistband and articulated knees, these may look good enough for wearing to work, but they were truly built for fishing.

It sure is nice to put on fleece-lined Nylon shell pants on a frosty morning headed out to the river. The DurapelPlus finish and COR3™ technology make this cold weather pant a winner.

FABRIC TECH: 100% Nylon with Durapel DWR finish COLOR: PANT; SHADOW, KHAKI, SHORT; KHAKI

FABRIC TECH: 100% Nylon shell fabric with COR3™ technology and Durapel Plus finish; 100% Polyester fleece lining COLOR: DK. ELKHORN

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ROGUE PANTS & HOODY

The ubiquitous hoody has seen its share of track meets, weekend soccer games, resort cafeterias, and cool mornings along the river with a coffee clutched in hand. With a fleece-lined hood and rugged split-stitch double needle sewing on all seams, the Simms® Pullover Hoody takes this comfort classic to new performance heights.

The Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants & Hoody: the Rogue. These multitalented more-than-drawers go great under waders or wear them solo style for subalpine lake sourcing and high-plains river drifting. Pants & Hoody feature a water-shedding DWR finish with a snug fleece liner. Stretch soft shell fabric gives you the flexibility to leap giant boulders and jump small streams, while two zippered handwarmer pockets provide all-day relief to petrified digits in search of a quick thaw. KEY FEATURES: • Full center-front zip • Hand warmer pockets • Fly box compatible zippered chest pocket with cordport • Rib cuffs and waist • Ergonomic drawcord hood

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• Split stitch double needle sewing on all seams • Standard kangaroo pocket on lower body • Fleece-lined hood • Heavy gauge hood drawcords • 1x1 ribbing at cuffs and waistband

FABRIC TECH: 100% Polyester bonded DWR Softshell fabric

FABRIC TECH: 80% Cotton/20% Polyester Fleece

COLOR: PANT: BLACK HOODY: CINDER CATCH PRINT, COAL, SIMMS CAMO

COLOR: COCOA, COAL SIZE: S-XXL

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SOLARFLEX SHIRT

Slip on a SolarflexTM Shirt and prepare to coast. High-tech UV-eclipsing performance, with an active fit for unrestricted action on the water. Derek DeYoung continues to deliver dynamic finned renditions through his iconic, in-yourface style. His 4-Panel series paintings take tarpon and freshwater trout from the canvas to your top fishing pursuits, with these two original-illustrated, SolarFlex™ shirts. COLORS: COCHRAN DAISY CHAIN, STONE, BISHOP TARPON BONES, DEYOUNG BROWN TROUT, BLUE CLOUD CAMO, DEYOUNG TARPON SIZE: S-XXL

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KENAI SHIRT Your favorite plaid habit just got a technical injection in the form of 3-season plush cotton feel and COR3 sunshielding protection. Simms’ Kenai Shirt features hollowcore fibers to help trap warmth, off-shoulder seams for smooth-riding comfort, and two top-close chest pockets to keep your flies within reachable convenience. COLORS: DILL PLAID, STEEL BLUE PLAID SIZE: S-XXL

ULTRALIGHT SHIRT

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A perennial favorite, this shirt is perfect for bonefishing, or any warm weather fishing. It is so light and technically cut that I forget it’s on... yet it still gives me all the coverage I need. COLORS: ASH GREY, DK KHAKI SIZE: S-XXL

COLDWEATHER SHIRT

Lumberjacks may have inspired the first formidable flannels, but Simms takes bushwhacking into the 21st Century with this advanced micro-fleece-lined winter-fishing mainstay. Simms’ ColdWeather Shirt offers a quick-dry solution to rainforest fishing and features chafe-free, off-shoulder seams for added comfort. Stash fly boxes in two super-sized, topclose chest pockets. And stay all-around rad in ultra-warm, brushed-flannel plaids. COLORS: REDWOOD PLAID, BLK. OLIVE PLAID SIZE: S-XXL

MONTANA SHIRT

The first item on the agenda after fishing deep into the heart of Yellowstone is the public shower at Mammoth Hot Springs. Next it’s a crisp, clean shirt which, thanks to the Morada’s Teflon® stain-resistant finish, no one will suspect is the same one you’ve scrubbed camp dishes in for the past four nights. COLORS: BIRCH, MOSS, STONEWASH SIZE: S-XXL

OUTERBANKS SHIRT

Lightweight, quick-dry, technical fishing shirt with left chest zippered pocket with internatl license pocket Off shoulder seams for added comfort. COLORS: SEAGRASS PLAID, ATLANTIC PLAID SIZE: S-XXL

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GUIDE SHIRT

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Guides are notorious for their pack-mule capacities. Whether you need tippet, flies, split-shot, ibuprofen, or a triple-decker club sandwich, they’re constantly digging something useful (or delicious) out of a pocket. This guide inspired shirt is built to tackle all the formalities of fishing, with ample storage for everything from fly boxes, to fishing licenses, and the myriad accessories that go into making good days on the river great. COLORS: OAK, WASABI, STEELE BLUE, STONE SIZE: S-XXL

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GLENBROOK SHIRT

The next time someone offers you the “shirt off his back,” best double check that it’s a Glenbrook. This versatile long-sleeve has Dryline® venting and roll-up sleeve tabs for all-temperature performance, as well as enough stash space for two fly boxes and tools in the one zippered and two chest pockets. COLORS: MOSS, PEWTER, RIVER SIZE: S-XXL

BUGSTOPPERTM NFZ SHIRT

Fishers have a love/hate relationship with bugs. When trout are munching them, it’s nothing short of devotion. But when they’re mauling us, let the fear and loathing begin. BugBlockerTM Shirts infused with No Fly ZoneTM technology help you clampdown on calamine lotion usage, while bolstering your welt-free relationship with the great outdoors. COLORS: BIRCH, MOSS PLAID, BLUE FOG PLAID SIZE: S-XXL

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ON YOUR RIVER THERE ARE NO LADIES TEE-BOXES, WELL-MAICURED SHORTCUTS, OR FLUSH-TOILETS WITH PERFUMED SOAPS. COURSES AROUND THESE PARTS-QUAD CRUNCHING ASCENTS FOR TROUT, CROSSWIND TARGET-PRACTICE TAILING BONEFISH, AND HEAVY-LIFTING BATTLES WITH 40-POUND ATLATIC SALMON-ARE AS EQUALLY TAXING ON YOUR XY CHROMOSOME COUNTERPARTS AS THEY ARE YOU AND YOUR ISHING GEAR. THAT’S WHY SIMMS ENGINEERS ITS WOMEN LINE TO EXCEED THE HIGHEST INDUSTRY STANDARTS. WHETHER IT’S 3- AND 5-LAYER GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL WADER TECHNOLOGIES, AQUATIC INVASIVES-SHEDDING CLEANSTREAMTM BOOTS, OR UPF-RATED NO FLY ZONETM SHIRTS, IN YOUR WORLD PERFORMANCE IS PARAMOUNT. SIMMS 2013 COLLECTION.

PHOTO: MORGAN EVANS

DESIGN EXLUSIVELY FOR WOMAN WHO FISH.

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WOMEN`S GUIDE JACKET The Women’s Guide Jacket is built to beat the odds, with GORE-TEX® Soft Shell technology for superior protection against the elements, and an active fit and clean lines that look as great on the water as off.

WOMEN`S G3 GUIDE STOCKINGFOOT G3 Guide StockingfootsTM are built from the neoprene feet up to coordinate succinctly with your pressing river agendas. Patented front/back leg seam construction liquidates leak potential, while 3- and 5- layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell Technology provides an ultra long-lasting fit so you can spend more time focused on fishing.

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KEY FEATURES: • GORE-TEX® Soft Shell technology provides excellent protection in a soft, comfortable fabric • 2 large flapped chest pockets accommodate gear and house hidden built-in retractors • Lightweight adjustable hood stows away easily in zippered collar • Storm cuff featuring watertight stretch fabric inner cuff with selffabric over cuff

KEY FEATURES: • GORE-TEX® 5-layer fabric featured throughout legs for increased durability • Women’s specific cut features higher chest and patented front/back leg seam construction to minimize wear & offers improved fit • Quick-drying microfleece-lined hand warmer pocket & zippered chest pocket • Adjustable elastic suspenders with YKK® non-locking buckles • Built-in belt loop at center-back; nylon wading belt included FABRIC TECH: GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell fabric; 100% Polyester face

FABRIC TECH: 3-layer GORE-TEX® Soft Shell fabric with flannel backer

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WOMENS SCRIPT T-SHIRT Derek DeYoung’s Emerald Series artwork takes the fish you love to a new level of brilliance. This vibrant, ultrasoft (100% combed cotton) T-shirt features a baby rib knit collar, and a long torso and slightly tailored cut that looks great both on and off the water. COLORS: BLACK, LT. BLUE SIZE: S-XL

WOMEN’S FLYTE PANT & SHORT A lightweight, quick-dry pants with a true “Women’s fit” with comfortable ease of motion for fishing. Features Zippered Cargo pocket and zippered back pockets, snap adjustment on pant cuffs and Roll-up button tab for conversion to from pant to capris style. COLORS: KHAKI SIZE: S-XL

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WOMEN’S RIVERSHEDTM CARDIGAN

WOMEN’S BIG SKY SHIRT

This is not your grandmother’s cardigan. The Women’s RiverShedTM takes traditional cardigan comfort and bolsters it in a technology-rich package, featuring lightweight and ultra-toasty Polartec® ThermalPro® sweater knit fleece, a high collar to block bristly wind, and a full-zip front and cozy hand-warmer pockets.

Lightweight, quick-dry, technical women’s fishing shirtin a western style. Tailored Western cut with pearl snaps closeure. Contoured Women’s fit with ease of motion for fishing. Back venting with Dryline™ moisture wicking mesh.

COLORS: RIVER PLAID, GREY PLAID SIZE: S-XL

COLORS: MOSS SIZE: S-XL

Navigating Colorado’s greased Frying Pan River bottom can seem as treacherous as high heels at midnight after a few shots of tequila. Because fishing demands a boot that keeps you upright, Simms’ HeadWatersTM feature a narrower foot for prime fit, are lightweight, long-distance hiking champs, and are built with the foresight of river-friendly CleanStreamTM technology. MATERIAL TECH: Synthetic construction with NanoSphere® finish SIZE: 5-12 COLOR: LIGHT BROWN

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DIE HARD SKAGIT

I love to fish longbelly lines and also long shooting heads! It is so much fun to cast and fish them. In many situations it makes sense to use them, in other fishing situations, more compact lines (read shorter shooting heads), make more sense so we made our own custom made heads. My thoughts were there was no way I would get stuck on these rivers with these lines. Skagit was never an option for me, even when I tried a few Skagit lines in Europe. I didn‘t like them and the concept made no sense to me. Our stuff was so much better and cooler. Yes, that‘s what I thought! My first real contact with Skagit lines was years ago on the US West Coast. I was working for the Flyfishing Shows and between these shows my buddies took me out Steelhead fishing. What a great life it was and it became even better for me because most of my American friends got very excited about our Scandi heads. It was so great fun to help them and fish at the same time. One day my friend Bruce gave me his Skagit set up and said I should try it. Ok - nothing wrong with this I thought, and I tried it. How different it was to all the „Skagit lines“ I knew and how impressive and easy it was to cast and fish compared to my set ups! Even when I deliberately really tried to screw up, the casts were still good enough that your line wanted to go and fish! These very short shooting heads were insane. WOW! I always thought my custom made lines were easy going, but compared to these lines - I was speechless! From a Flycasting Instructors point, I have to say that this rocks because everything works properly. It is so impressive and I saw this many times in different guidings, classes, and Flyfishing Shows all over the globe. It is so easy for people to handle this, even when they had never tried to cast a two handed rod or a switch rod before. After years of using Skagit heads, the biggest advantages for me are the following points: -So easy and much fun to use! -Because of the shorter heads, your D-Loop will be even smaller so you need less space and less body movement. -This is the best way to fish heavy flies with light rods in most river conditions -Wherever you want to fish, any distance, but especially close to you, is good. -Wherever you want to fish little spots or holes at any distance. The line is so easy to control and fish. Because of my job and all the travelling that comes with it, I always try to find the best rod and line combos where I can cover as many different fishing situations as possible. And because I‘m so lazy when it comes to casting, I made these short heads even shorter.

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Some of my favorite combos are: Scott T2H 12‘6 line 6 with WWL Guru Black 3.5 Scott T3H 12‘8 line 6 with WWL Speedster 3.5 Scott T2H 10‘8 line 8 with WWL Litespeed 3.5 For all these rods I‘m using a 27 gram SA Skagit Extreme head around 6 meter long. I custom made them from a 480 grain or a 520 grain (1 gram is 15,43 grain). (It is only the weight from the shooting head that counts.) Cut them from the back end and loop them. Done! With these combos I use T10, T12, and T14 Custom Cut Express Tips, which are very easy to use. These 9.1m long tips are looped on both ends, so you‘ll get two tips if you cut them in half. The lengths of my tips are from 0.5m up to 4 meters, but my most fished tip is around 2 meters long. On these tips I use SA Fluorocarbon Tippets between 0.7 meter and 3 meter. If you want to fish lighter or different leaders you also can use the SA Individual Sinking Tips or even normal SA Tapered Leaders. For smaller rivers, I use the 10‘8 rod. I can cast and fish this rod like a single handed rod, but also cast it like a two hand rod. This rod is a monster and plays the biggest fish without any doubt! Both of the other rods are the perfect choice for searching after fish in bigger waters. I use them for Trout, Grayling, Barbel, Asp, Seatrout, Salmon and Steelheads, to swing my flies or scratch the bottom with nymphs in a dead drift or lift, inch for inch to find them. If I have to go heavier I will use my T2H 13‘7 line 7. For the T2H 13‘7 #7 I go for a 34 gram Skagit Extreme head around 6.5 m long, which I have made from a 600 grain head. For tips I will be using SA T10, T12, T14 and T18 sinking tips up to 5 meter in length. All the other is the same. With these short Skagit heads, there is not much movement and for sure not much speed in your casts! Slowness takes on a completely new meaning, -so sloooow down and enjoy and you‘ll be impressed with what‘s possible! Scott Flyrods, SA Flylines and WWL reels are offering a ton of happy makers for this type of fishing and you‘re welcome to find your own Die Hard Skagit Combo. Check‘em out! Finally what should I say? I‘m using heads from around 3 meter up to 8 and it is insane how you can fish this stuff! I became a Die Hard Skagit fan! Maybe you should try it and give it a shot too!

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Some of my favorite combos are: Scott T2H 12‘6 line 6 with WWL Guru Black 3.5 Scott T3H 12‘8 line 6 with WWL Speedster 3.5 Scott T2H 10‘8 line 8 with WWL Litespeed 3.5

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Throughout our 60 year history, Scientific Anglers has consistently set the standard in premier fly-fishing. From inventing the contemporary floating fly line more than 50 years ago to our specialty core construction and patented AST and Sharkskin technologies we continue to transform and modernize the sport. Our angling scientists and design team work in partnership with fly-fishing legends to develop cutting-edge technologies and ultimate fly line designs to boost your fly-fishing experience to the extreme. Whether you are just beginning or an experienced angler our equipment is designed to give you optimum performance with every cast.

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As you look through our incomparable list of innovations, you realize that Scientific Anglers™ doesn’t represent only the history of fly fishing, but also its future. No other company has been responsible for so many great products that simplify the sport and help boost productivity.

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ATLANTIC SERIES

ATLANTIC SPEY LINE Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 16,2 ismdesign Atlantic series and developed FFE Line weight: #7/8 –by #10/11 Loop: Front and rear Colors:

Orange/ Willow Sink rate: Floating

ATLANTIC SILVER SH Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout Water type: Freshwater/Saltwater Head lenght: 10,7 m (#7) Line weight: #6 – #8 Colors:

Sunset/Mist Green Pale Yellow/Surf Light Green/Olive Sink rate: Floating Slow Int. - (1,5-2,25ips/4-6cm/s) S1 - (1,5-2,25ips/4-6cm/s) S2 - (1,75-2,75ips/5-7cm/s)

ATLANTIC SALMON DH DESIGN & DEVELOPED BY:

Primary use: Salmon Water type: Freshwater

ATLANTIC SERIES

Head lenght: #7/8 - 11,2m #8/9 - 11,6m #9/10 - 12,1m #10/11 - 12,6m

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Lt Green/Black (Interm/Sink5) ATLANTIC SPEY: Head weight: #7/8 - 35g, #8/9 - 38g, #9/10 - 43g, #10/11 - 48g

KEY FEATURES: • Braided multifilament core, strong delivery • Graduated Density • Xtra-Strength Streamlined Loops both ends • Long cast with minimal effort

Line weight: #7/8 – #10/11

Salmon/Surf (Float/interm)

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ATLANTIC SILVER: Head weight: #6 - 16g, #7 - 19g, #8 - 22g

Teal/Dk Willow (Sink1/Sink2) Olive/Gray (Sink2/Sink3) Gray/Dk Gray (Sink3/Sink4) Sink rates: Floating F/Int. - 1.5 ips/4cm/s F/S3 - 3.5 ips / 9cm/s Int. - 1.5 ips / 4cm/s

ATLANTIC SALMON: Head weight: #7/8 - 30g, #8/9 - 34g, #9/10 - 38g, #10/11 - 42g

Int./S5 - 1.5-8 ips / 4-20cm/s S1/S2 - 1.75-2.75 ips / 5-7cm/s S2/S3 - 2.75-3,5 ips / 5-9cm/s S3/S4 - 3.5-5.5 ips / 9-14cm/s

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SCANDI EXTREME HEADS

11,2m #7/8 11,6m #8/9 12,1m #9/10 12,6m #10/11

SCANDI EXTREME Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 10m (360grain)

Designed for Scandinavian Style Casting

Loop: Front and rear Colors:

Lt.blue /Sunset Sink rate: Floating

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280 Grain / 18g - 31FT/9,5m 320 Grain / 21g - 32FT/9,8m 360 Grain / 23g - 33FT/10m

400 Grain / 26g - 34FT/10,4m

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SCANDI EXTREME SHOOTING HEADS Slightly shorter, but with same awesome performance as the Atlantic Salmon heads. The ideal choice for underhand casting on rivers with heavier single hand rods, and our favourite heads in combination with switch rods and light double handers.

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SCANDI EXTREME: Head weight: 280 Grn / 18g to 440 Grn / 35g

KEY FEATURES: • Designed for Scandinavian style casting • Short head with powerful front taper for conventional and poly leaders • Lower grain weights designed for switch rods and shorter two hand rods • Stealth blue front taper and tip • Braided multifilament core

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SKAGIT SERIES

SKAGIT EXTREME With Integrated Tip

See page 92 for Die Hard Skagit article by Michael Mauri

Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 7,6m (600grn) Total lenght: 30,5m (600 grn) Loop: Front and rear Colors:

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5,8m

360 Grn/23g / 23g 3,0m

6,0m

400 Grn/26g / 26g 3,0m

6,4m

440 Grn/29g / 29g 3,9m

6,7m

480 Grn/31g / 31g 3,9m

6,7m

520 Grn/34g / 34g 3,9m

7,0m

560 Grn/36g / 36g 3,9m

7,0m

600 Grn/39g / 39g 4,6m

7,6m

640 Grn/42g / 42g 4,6m

7,6m

680 Grn/44g / 44g 4,6m

8,2m

720 Grn/47g / 47g 4,6m

8,2m

760 Grn/49g

4,6m

8,8m

800 Grn/52g

4,6m

8,8m

SKAGIT EXTREME Versatile Short Head Design Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 7,6m (600grn) Loop: Front and rear

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Colors: SKAGIT EXTREME SHOOTING HEADS Versatile Skagit head design which outperforms anything else out there. Extremely short and powerful taper for casting heavy sink tips, perfectly matched with Custom Cut Express Tips (see page 101 for more info). Can be used for all styles of Skagit casting. The fast loading front taper is developed for maximum flight, tighter loops and balanced turnover at any distance. Lower grain weights designed for switch rods and shorter two hand rods, upper grain weights for longer or heavier two hand rods.

Floating, Sunset Intermediate, Blue

Sink rate: Floating, Intermediate Head weight & length: 280 Grn/18g - 5,5m

KEY FEATURES: • Complete Spey Line with integrated running line • Fast loading taper designed for maximum flight time • For double hand and switch rods in all conditions • T-12+ integrated sinking tip (type V 6-7 ips) • 10 ft tip for 280-400 grn, 12 ft tip for 440-560 grn. 15 ft tip for 600-800 grn.

SKAGIT EXTREME WITH INTEGRATED TIP

Head weight: 280-800 Grn. (18 – 52 gram)

320 Grn/21g - 5,8m 360 Grn/23g - 6,1m 400 Grn/26g - 6,4m 440 Grn/29g - 6,7m 480 Grn/31g - 6,7m 520 Grn/34g - 7,0m 560 Grn/36g - 7,0m

KEY FEATURES: • Ready to use Skagit heads with loops in both ends • Braided Multilament Core • Xtra-Strength Streamlined Loops both ends • SAID - Immediate identication of line weight • AST coating - Unsurpassed slickness and durability

SKAGIT EXTREME HEADS

Floating 280-800 Grn. (18 – 52 gram)

Intermediate 400-680 Grn. (26– 44 gram)

600 Grn/39g - 7,6m 640 Grn/42g - 7,6m 680 Grn/44g - 8,2m 720 Grn/47g - 8,2m 760 Grn/49g - 8,8m 800 Grn/52g - 8,8m

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SPEY TIPS

Customize 2 Tips

Individual Sinking Tips

Lenght: 30’/9,1m

Lenght: 15’/4,6m

Colors:

Weight: 120 – 200grn

Dk Gray Loops: Front and rear Weights: T10 - 6-7ips/15-18cm/s T12 - 6,5-7,5 ips/17-19cm/s T14 - 7-8ips/18-20cm/s T18 - 7,5-8,5ips/19-22cm/s Sink rate: Sinking

Loop: Front Colors: Type I, Clear

1,5-2ips/2,5-5cm/s

Type III, Green

3-5ips/7,5-13cm/s

Type VI, Dk Gray

6-8ips/15-20cm/s

Sink rate: Sinking: 1,5-8ips/2,5-20cm/s

Total 30’ / 9,1m

Exceptionally slick and strong, our welded Streamlined Loops produce smoother casts and easier turnover with a seamless fly-line-to-loop transition making for softer landings and cleaner pickups. The sleek design also maintains buoyancy for improved fly line floatation. They ensure seamless fly line-to-loop transition for softer presentations and cleaner pickups. Streamlined Loops also enable quicker connections between fly line and leaders or fly line and backing.

Total 15’/4,6m

DEEP WATER EXPRESS

EXPRESS

SHARKSKIN

Sinking Shooting Taper

Sinking Shooting Head Line

Long Distance Shooter

Lenght: 9,1m (400grain)

Lenght:

250’/ 76m

120’/ 36,6m

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Colors:

Loop: Front

Gray (400-550 grn)

Dk Gray

Brown (700 grn) Sink rate: Sinking (7-10ips/18-25cm/s)

7,0m

Strength: 20lb, 25lb

Strength: 33 lb

Black (850 grn)

1,5m

Lenght:

0,6m

Weights: T10 - 6-7ips/15-18cm/s T12 - 6,5-7,5ips/17-19cm/s T14 - 7-8ips/18-20cm/s T18 - 7,5-8,5ips/19-22cm/s Sink rate: Sinking

Colors: Yellow/Gray tip (0.032”) Orange/Gray tip (0.035”) Sink rate: Floating

3,7m

33m

MONOFILAMENT

FRESHWATER

DRAGON TAIL

Floating Shooting Line

Floating Shooting Line

Floating Shooting Line

Length: 150’/45.7m

Length: 100’/30m

Length: 120’/36m

Size: 36 lb

Sizes: 20 lb, 30 lb

Sizes: 20lb

Diameter: 0.021”

Diameter: 20 lb 0.031”, 30 lb 0.038”

Diameter: 0,038” - 0,075”

Loop: Front

Loop: Front

Loop: Front

Color:

Color:

Color: Orange

Sink rate: Floating

Mist Green (0,038’’)

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: Floating

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MASTERY SERIES MASTERY GPX

MASTERY GPX HOVER

Floating Specialty Taper

Floating Specialty Taper

Slow int. Specialty Taper

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Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout, Trout

Primary use: Trout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 11,9m (#5) Line weight: WF #3 - #7 Line weight: DT #2 - #6 Loop: Front Color: Dark Willow Sink rate: Floating

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3,4m

Total 27,4m

Total 27,4m

Rear 1,7m

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,6m (#5) Line weight: #2-12 Optic Green #2-9 Chartruese/Willow Loop: Front and rear Colors: Chartreuse/Willow Optic Green Sink rate: Floating 2,0m

7,9m

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Primary use: Seatrout, Sea bass, Trout

1,7m

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater

Head lenght: 11,6m (#5) Line weight: #5 – #8 Loop: Front and rear Colors: Pale Green/Optic Green Sink rate: Slow Intermediate 1,25”/s

2,0m

Total 27,4m

7,9m

MASTERY VPT

MASTERY SBT

Floating Long Casting Taper

Versatile Presentaion

Short Belly Taper

1,7m Total 32m

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Line weight: #2 - #8 Loop: Front nt Colors: Willow/Orange/Willow tip

Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 7,5m + 0,8m Handling line (#5) Line weight: #2 - #8 Loop: Front Colors: Dk. Willow/Orange/ Dk. Willow tip

DESIGN & DEVELOPED BY:

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: Floating 4,0m

7,6m

Total 32m

7,6m

Total 36,6m

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Primary use: Trout, Char, Grayling

Primary use: Trout Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 13,4m (#5)

Colors: Mist Green Orange (Comp)

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5,2m

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4,0m

DESIGN & DEVELOPED BY:

DESIGN & DEVELOPED BY:

Sink rate: Floating

Competition Line 4,0m

5,2m

4,0m

2,7m Front Taper I

4,0m Front

3,7m

Belly

Taper II

2,9m Rear Taper

Total Running30,5m Line

3,4m Front

3,0m Belly

Taper

1,1m 0,8m Total 30,5m Running Rear Handling Taper

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Multi-Situation Sinking Tip

Floating Specialty Taper

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Primary use: Salmon, Trout, Pike

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Primary use: Pike

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater

Water type: Freshwater

Head lenght: 12,6m (#7 )

Head lenght: 11,7m (#8)

Line weight: #4 - #10

Line weight: #4 - #9

Line weight: #8 – #10

Colors: Yellow

Color: Mist Green/Clear tip

Colors: Sunset

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: F/Int. tip (1,5-2ips/4-5cm/s)

Sink rate: Floating

Head lenght: 10,7m (#5)

Loop: Front

Loop: Front

1,4m

8,4m

0,8m

Total 24,4m

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Invisible Sub-Surface Fly Line

Floating Specialty Taper

Specialty Taper Fly Line

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Primary use: Trout/ Rainbow

Primary use: Seatrout, Seabass, Bluefish

Primary use: Bonefish/ Permit

Color: Clear

Water type: Tempered/ Saltwater Head lenght: 13,9m (#8) Line weight: #6 – #14 Loop: Front and rear Color: Pale Yellow/Horizon tip

Water type: Tropic/ Saltwater Head lenght: 13,9m (#8) Line weight: #5 – #9 Loop: Front and rear Color: Horizon

Sink rate: Int. (1,25-2ips/3-5cm/s)

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: Floating

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 15,2m (#7) Line weight: #4 – #9

3,0m

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4m

Total 27,4m

2,0m

6,1m

4,6m 1,2m

Total 30,5m

2,0m

6,1m

4,6m 1,2m

Total 30,5m

MASTERY BILLFISH

MASTERY STRIPED BASS

Specialty Floating Taper

Sinking Specialty Taper

Specialty Slow Sink. Taper

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Primary use: Tarpon/ Giant Travelly Water type: Tropic/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,3m (#10) Line weight: #10 – #14 Loop: Rear Colors: Clear Horizon

Primary use: Marlin, Shark, Sailfish Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 7,6m (#13) Line weight: #13, #15 Color: Orange

Primary use: Seatrout, Seabass Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,6m (#8) Line weight: #7 – #10

Sink rate: F, Int. (2-2,5ips/5-7cm/s)

Sink rate: Sinking (4-5ips/10-13cm/s)

Sink rate: F/Int. tip (1,75-2,25ips/4,5-6cm/s)

2,0m

4,1m

3,0m

2,1m

Total 33,5m

0,9m

5,8m

Colors: Green/Clear tip

0,9m

Total 24,4m

MASTERY STREAMER EXPRESS

Specialty Taper Fly Line

Specialty Taper Fly Line

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Primary use: Salmon, Trout, Seabass

Primary use: Big Flies Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 9,1m 400grn

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 9,1m 400gr

Color:

Yellow/Dk Gray (200grain, 6-7wt)

Yellow/Clear (200grain, 6-7wt)

Surf/Dk Gray (250grain, 7-8wt)

Surf/Clear (250grain, 7-8wt)

Green/Dk Gray (300grain, 8-9wt)

Green/Clear (300grain, 8-9wt)

Orange/Dk Gray (350grain, 9-10wt)

Orange/Clear (350grain, 9-10wt)

Blue/Dk Gray (400grain, 9-12wt)

Blue/Clear (400grain, 9-12wt)

Red/Dk Gray (450grain, 10-13wt)

Sink rate: F/Int. tip (1,75-2,25ips/4,5-6cm/s) 0,9m

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8,2m

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As a result of the lab’s mission to continually improve our lines, we bring you SA ID. SA ID is an innovative line marking system allowing you to identify your lines at a glance. Wonder if it’s a WF #4 or a WF #5 on the spool? Just look at the SA ID.

Red/Gray (150grain, 5-6wt)

Red/Clear (150grain)

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Line weight: #5 – #12

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SHARKSKIN - TEXTURED SERIES SHARKSKIN ULTIMATE TROUT

Floating General Presentaion Taper

Floating Specialty Taper

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Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout, Trout

Primary use: Trout, Rainbow

Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,6m (#5) Line weight: #3 – #8 Loop: Front and rear Color: Optic Green

Water type: Freshwater Head lenght: 15,6m (#5) Line weight: #3 – #8 Loop: Front and rear Colors: Blue Heron Chartruse

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: Floating

2,0m

7,9m

1,7m

Total 29m

2,4m

9,5m

3,7m

Total 30,5m

TEXTURED NYMPH

TEXTURED GPX

TEXTURED SALTWATER

Extra Powerful Turnover

Half-size Heavy

All-Purpose Taper

Head lenght: 14,9m (#5)

Primary use: Salmon, Seatrout, Trout Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,6m (#5)

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: Floating

Primary use: Grayling, Trout Water type: Freshwater

Line weight: #4 – #8 Loop: Front Colors: Willow/Orange tip

Primary use: Bonefish, Permit, Redfish Water type: Saltwater

Head lenght: 14,9m (#8)

Line weight: #3 – #9 Loop: Front and rear Colors: Willow/Drk Willow tip

Line weight: #6 – #12 Loop: Front and rear Colors: Horizon Sink rate: Floating Weight Forward

0,9m Front Taper

9,1m

Belly

4,9m Rear

Taper

Front 2,0m Taper

Total Running 27,4m Line

MASTERY TEXTURED

7,9m Belly

Rear 1,7m

Taper

Total 29m

Running Line

2,3m

Front Taper

4,6m

Belly

6,1m

1,8m

Rear Taper

Total 32m

Running Line

A Compilation of a Textured and a Smooth Line

Mastery Textured Series fly lines represent a fusion of out traditional Mastery series and our Sharkskin series. Precisely replicated hemispherical divots, similar to those found on a golf ball’s surface, allow the line to outperform conventional fly lines. This derivative of our wildly successful Sharkskin series have less texture on its surface so it feels like a traditional fly line but performs like a Sharkskin. The result is a line that last longer, floats higher, casts easier, and, most importantly, fishes better.

SHARKSKIN

See-Feel-Here the difference Featuring 3M’s proprietary microreplication technology, Sharkskin is a radical modification of typically smooth-surfaced fly lines. Its micro textured surface traps air to provide superior shootability and floatation while eliminating line flash and vastly reducing friction. All of this comes with the added benefit of increased durability allowing the line to last up to twice as long. Because of the increased surface area, this line sits higher in the water offering less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups and less water spray.

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SUPRA - PROFESSIONAL - AIR CEL SERIES SUPRA FLOATING

SUPRA SINK TIP

All-Purpose Floating

Sink Tip Taper

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 12,4m (#5) Line weight: WF #2 – #9 Line weight: DT #2 – #6 Loop: Front Color: Buckskin

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 12,4m (#5) Line weight: WF #5 - 10 Loop: Front Color: Sink III; Buckskin/Green Sink V; Buckskin/Black

Sink rate: Floating

Scientific Anglers’ patented dry slick technology sets the standards for slickness, Advanced Shooting Technology (AST) Fly Line provides continual line slickness allowing the line to shoot farther as it moves virtually friction-free through the guides.

Sink rate: 1,5–6,5 ips 1,9m

8,8m

2,2m

1,7m

23,3m

Total 27,4m

1,2m

3,6m

7,0m

1,5m

Total 27,4m

PROFESSIONAL FLOATING

PROFESSIONAL SINK TIP

PROFESSIONAL FULL SINK.

All-Purpose Taper

Multi-Situation Sinking Tip

All-Pupose Sinking Taper

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 11,6m (#5) Line weight: WF #3 – #8 Line weight: DT #3 – #6 Colors: Mist Green

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 13,7m (#7) Line weight: #5 – #10

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 12,2m (#7) Line weight: #4 – #10 Color:

Colors:

Light Green (Type I)

Optic Yellow/Green (Type III)

Green (Type II)

Optic Yellow/Black (Type V) Sink rate: Floating

1,6m

Sink rate: F/S. tip 2,5-6,5ips/6-16cm/s)

8,8m

1,1m

1,9m

Dark Green (Type III)

1,8m

3,0m

9,1m

1,2m

Total 25,9m

AIR CEL

GENERAL PURPOSE

Floating Fly Line

Sinking Fly Line

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 12,2m (#6) Line weight: WF #4 – #9 Line weight: DT #4 – #8 Color: Light Green

Primary use: Allround Water type: Freshwater/ Saltwater Head lenght: 8,4m (#6) Line weight: #5 – #8

Sink rate: Floating

Sink rate: S. (1,75-2,5ips/4,5-6cm/s)

1,5m

1,5m

9,8m

0,9m

Colors: Olive Green

Total 25m

Total 25m

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Dark Gray (Type VI) Sink rate: Sinking (2-8ips/5-20cm/s)

Total 25,9m

22,3m

Gray (Type IV)

1,1m

6,8m

0,6m

105

Total 17,4m

1,2m

10,2m

0,8m

Total 27,4m


FLUOROCARBON SIZE

STRENGTH

DIAMETER

FRESHWATER

Tippet

SIZE

LENGTH

0X 12.9LB/5.8KG 0.011IN/0.279MM 1X 11.2LB/5.0KG 0.010IN/0.254MM 2X 9.8LB/4.4KG 0.009IN/0.229MM 3X 7.8LB/3.5KG 0.008IN/0.203MM 4X 6.2LB/2.8KG 0.007IN/0.178MM 5X 4.7LB/2.1KG 0.006IN/0.152MM 6X 3.2LB/1.4KG 0.005IN/0.127MM 7X 2.6LB/1.18KG 0.004IN/0.102MM

32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M

14LB 14LB/6.4KG 0.012IN/0,310MM 16LB 16LB/7.3KG 0.013IN/0,330MM 20LB 20LB/9.1KG 0.014IN/0,370MM 22LB 22LB/10.0KG 0.016IN/0,405MM 25LB 25LB/11.4KG 0.017IN/0,435MM 30LB 30LB/13.6KG 0.018IN/0,470MM 35LB 35LB/15.9KG 0.020IN/0,520MM 40LB 40LB/18.2KG 0.022IN/0,570MM

27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 21.8YD/20M 21.8YD/20M 21.8YD/20M

STRENGTH

Tippet

DIAMETER

0X 14.9LB/6.7KG 0.011IN/0.279MM 1X 12.8LB/5.8KG 0.010IN/0.254MM 2X 10.5LB/4.7KG 0.009IN/0.229MM 3X 8.8LB/4.0KG 0.008IN/0.203MM 4X 6.8LB/3.0KG 0.007IN/0.178MM 5X 4.8LB/2.1KG 0.006IN/0.152MM 6X 3.7LB/1.6KG 0.005IN/0.127MM 7X 2.7LB/1.2KG 0.004IN/0.102MM 8X 1.8LB/0.8KG 0.003IN/0.076MM

SALMON SIZE

STRENGTH

32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M 32.8YD/30M

Tippet DIAMETER

14LB 14LB/6.4KG 0.012IN/0,310MM 16LB 16LB/7.3KG 0.013IN/0,330MM 20LB 20LB/9.1KG 0.014IN/0,370MM 22LB 22LB/10.0KG 0.016IN/0,405MM 25LB 25LB/11.4KG 0.017IN/0,435MM 30LB 30LB/13.6KG 0.018IN/0,470MM 35LB 35LB/15.9KG 0.020IN/0,520MM 40LB 40LB/18.2KG 0.022IN/0,570MM

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LENGTH 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 27.3YD/25M 21.8YD/20M 21.8YD/20M 21.8YD/20M

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LEADERS & BACKING

TROUT TAPERDED LEADER

SALMON TAPERED LEADER

Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader

Freshwater/Saltwater Tapered Leader

Size: 7X - 0X

Size: 0,305-0,457mm

Length: 7,5’/2,25m - 9’/2,7m - 12’/3,6m

Length: 6’/1,8m - 9’/2,7m - 12’/3,6m - 15’/4,6m

Type: 7.5’ – Ideal for most situations, wind 6X - 2X 9.0’ – Ultimate multi-situation leader 7X - 0X 12.0’ – Spring creeks, wary fish 6X - 3X

Type: 6’/1.8 m – 0.33 - 0.457mm 9’/2.7 m – 0.305 - 0.457mm 12’/3.6 m – 0.305 - 0.457mm 15’/4.6 m – 0.305 - 0.457mm

Leader characteristics:

Leader characteristics: • Stiffer butt section • Tapers designed for longer casts • Larger butt diameters to handle larger flies

• Longer, larger butt for easy turnover • Unique, composition lays straighter on the water Material: Nylon polymer

Material: Nylon polymer

Color: Clear

Color: Clear

SALTWATER (BIG FLY)

FLUOROCARBON II

Saltwater Tapered Leader

Freshwater/Saltwater Tapered Leader

Size: 0,279-0,43mm

Size: 6X-0,40mm

Length: 9’/2,7m

Length: 9’/2,7m

Applications: • An excellent striped bass and false albacore leader

Applications: • For the most demanding situations when knot strength, durability and abrasion-resistance are essential. • Lowest visibility available

• Ideal when using large flies and streamers Leader characteristics: • Heavy butt and powerful front taper turn over heavy flies • Low memory, less coiling, excellent abrasion resistance • Pre-tied loop

Leader characteristics: • Optimal abrasion resistance in rocks, and other abrasive environments. • Refractive index simulates that of water, resultingultra-low visibility to fish. • Retains 100% of its tensile strength when wet.

Material: Special saltwater nylon polymer blend Color: Clear

Material: 100% fluorocarbon Color: Clear

XTS GEL SPUN

BITE-GUARD

Backing

Freshwater/Saltwater Leader Primary use: Pike, Cuda, Shark

Features: • Extremely thin, low coefficient of friction. • High abrasion resistance. • Colorfast, high visibility.

Sizes: 30 lb, 50 lb

DACRON Backing Features: • Micro-diameter gel spun polyethylene allows up to 75% more capacity than standard material • Retains 100% strength while wet, extremely high abrasion resistance, high visibility, impervious to • UV rays, gas, salt and other elements • Smooth coating and low coefficient of friction

Sizes: 20 lb, 30 lb

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Lengths: 6’/1,83m mono. 8”/3,14cm wire bite tippet Applications: IGFA-rated for trophy fishing Strength: 20 lb Leader Characteristics: • Powerful design to turn over mega pike, cuda and shark flies. • Wire bite guard attached with a shock-absorb ing, hand-tied Bimini twist. • Integrated duo-lock snap facilitates changing flies Loop: Rear, Duo-Lock snap in front


FLY FISHING OUTFITS & FLY BOXES

SALTWATER STARTER KIT

FRESHWATER STARTER KIT

Fish like a pro! It is all inside! Everything you need to fly fish. Equipment like the professionals use (High quality, 7/8 weight fly rod) Pre-loaded Scientific Anglers(TM) Fly Line (WF-8-F)

This Trout Fly Fishing Outfit includes a high quality 4-piece 5/6 weight graphite rod for smooth and easy casting. Preloaded disc drag reel ready to fish with the specific line and flies designed to work well for panfish. Also includes a special 2 in 1 DVD with “Fly Fishing Made Easy” and “Panfish and Bass with Larry Dahlberg.”

Specific saltwater flies included

INCLUDED IN THIS KIT:

INCLUDED IN THIS KIT:

HIGH QUALITY GRAPHITE FLY ROD • 4-piece, 7/8 weight graphite rod • Lightweight for smooth and easy casting

HIGH QUALITY GRAPHITE FLY ROD • 4-piece, 5/6 weight graphite rod • Lightweight for smooth and easy casting

PRE-LOADED REEL • Quality lightweight disc drag reel - Scientific Anglers(TM) Concept 2 Fly Reel • Loaded with backing, fly line and leader, and is ready to use

PRE-LOADED REEL • Quality lightweight disc drag reel - Scientific Anglers(TM) Concept 2 Fly Reel • Loaded with backing, fly line and leader, and is ready to use

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS(TM) SPECIES-SPECIFIC FLY LINE • Premium Scientific Anglers(TM) Fly Line (WF-8-F), your most important component! • For easy casting and excellent floatation

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS(TM) SPECIES-SPECIFIC FLY LINE • Premium Scientific Anglers(TM) Fly Line (WF-6-F), your most important component! • For easy casting and excellent floatation

FLY BOX WITH FLIES • Includes the right specific flies to catch redfish, bonefish and other light saltwater species

FLY BOX WITH FLIES • Includes the right specific flies to catch trout

2-IN-1 INSTRUCTIONAL DVD (THE CONTENTS OF BOTH OF THE DVD TITLES BELOW ARE INCLUDED ON A SINGLE SPECIAL-ISSUE DVD) • “Fly Fishing Made Easy” • “Panfish & Bass with Larry Dahlberg”

2-IN-1 INSTRUCTIONAL DVD (THE CONTENTS OF BOTH OF THE DVD TITLES BELOW ARE INCLUDED ON A SINGLE SPECIAL-ISSUE DVD) • “Fly Fishing Made Easy” • “Panfish & Bass with Larry Dahlberg”

BIG FLY 116 ANGELED, LARGE

BIG FLY 116 FLAT, LARGE

COLOR: Light Blue FLY SIZES: 04, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Bass Bugs, Large Bass Bugs, Poppers, Saltwater, Streamer, Woolly Worms • Angled center divider • Great for woolly worms, streamers and other large subsurface patterns

COLOR: Mint Green FLY SIZES: 02, 04, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Bass Bugs, Large Bass Bugs, Poppers, Saltwater, Streamer • Accommodates a wide variety of big flies, large streamers and poppers • Precision slit foam holds up to 116 flies securely

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FLY BOXES

CLASSIC 176, MEDIUM

MAX 752, MEDIUM

MAX NYMPH/DRY 446, MEDIUM

COLOR: Yellow FLY SIZES: 04, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Bass Bugs, Large Bass Bugs, Poppers, Saltwater, Streamer, Woolly Worms • Angled center divider • Great for woolly worms, streamers and other large subsurface patterns

COLOR: Lime Green FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • For trout and general fishing • Precision slit foam holds up to 752 flies securely

COLOR: Red FLY SIZES: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Nymph, Saltwater, Streamer, Terrestrial, Woolly Worms • This is our “does-it-all” fly box and perfect sized for your daily fishing

SPECIAL DRY 516, MEDIUM

NYMPH 210, MEDIUM, ORANGE

STREAMER/SALTWATER 72, MEDIUM

COLOR: Metallic Green FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • The best of both worlds in one fly box: One side for midges size 20 to 14 and one side for dries sizes 16 to 8

COLOR: Orange FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • Accommodates a wide variety of fly sizes (sizes 10 – 20) for nymph fishing. • Precision slit foam holds up to 210 flies • Designed to hold shot and indicators

CLASSIC 280, MEDIUM

COMPACT 164 ANGELED, SMALL

MAX 432

COLOR: Yellow FLY SIZES: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Bass Bugs, Large Bass Bugs, Poppers, Saltwater, Streamer, Woolly Worms • Unique slanted center panel

COLOR: Lime Green FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • Precision slit foam holds up to 432 flies securely • Foam on outside shell and insert

COLOR: Metallic Blue FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • Accommodates a wide variety of fly sizes • Precision slit foam holds up to 280 flies securely

COMPACT 216, SMALL COLOR: Metallic Blue FLY SIZES: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • Accommodates a wide variety of fly sizes (sizes 10 – 20) for trout/general fishing • Precision slit foam holds up to 216 flies

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COMPACT NYMPH 270, SMALL COLOR: Red FLY SIZES: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 FLY TYPES: Dry/Wet Flies, Midges, Nymph, Terrestrial • Easily fits in shirt pocket • Waterproof, single hand closing with see though lid

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COLOR: Light Blue FLY SIZES: 04, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 FLY TYPES: Wet Flies, Nymph, Saltwater, Streamer, Terrestrial, Woolly Worms • Accommodates a wide variety of streamer and saltwater flies • Precision slit foam holds up to 72 flies


JÄMTLAND

Let me begin with a couple of confessions.

This is the story of a few waters that I’ve had the opportunity to visit and fish over some years now. One of the confessions is that I have a self interest in the story because over the last two years I’ve arranged trips to this area. I’ll try to give you a true picture anyway, of something that is very close to my own heart, somewhat of a dream come true. My second, and more serious confession, is that I’m the only one that has broken the rules that apply to everyone that fishes this area. I’d be grateful if you can keep this to yourselves.

TEXT JOHAN SÖDERBERG

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One afternoon, sitting by a small side channel and surrounded by mayflies, mosquitos and gnats, I watched trout rising gently under the cover of some foam. The foam lines were the result of a downpour that had hit us earlier and it was packed with trout food. When my Muha Reka dry fly was taken in the gentlest of rises I didn’t think much of it until I felt the power of the fish surging away into deeper water.

Virtually untouched waters are becoming scarcer, mainly because of bad management and hydroelectric schemes. Now I’ve found a place where everything I like comes together in one spot. A place where the owners have understood that to keep a healthy biodiversity you need to keep the outtake at a level that is sustainable. In this area, it does not even touch the “interest” that the waters generate, much less the base “capital”.

The trout was incredibly strong and my eagerness to cast to the rises had made me choose a spot that was good to cast from but far from ideal to land a fish from. Once I managed to get it into the net, all 24 inches (60cm) of it, the fish was totally spent. The gills were pumping blood and there was nothing else for me to do than to kill it and make it into a good dinner. This was a clear breach of the rules of the area that states that you are allowed to take one fish, per person, per week between 12 and 15 inches, for the table. As the leader of the group I felt like an ass when I met up with them carrying a fish twice the allowed size. Despite having done the “humane” thing, it still gnaws on my conscience needing to kill that magnificent fish.

So how did I end up here? One day I answered the phone, a pleasant sounding man in the other end gave me a proposal that has forever changed my fishing. The man told me he had a lake and some rivers that his family had been the owners and stewards of since the fifties. Ever since then the waters had been more or less left to their own device, with very little fishing pressure. He asked me if I’d be interested in trying out the fishing and to help him assess if there was any possibility of opening them to the public as a careful and sustainable place to fish. I got a group of friends together with the only promise that they’d be able to fish what, to all sense and purpose, was virgin waters in beautiful, northern surroundings. Everything else was up to pure chance, but it sounded SO good!

Try to imagine a place of great natural beauty, place your dream stream in that setting. Now try to visualize rising fish at a conveyor belt of hatching bugs. That is Location X.

The owners described very good average size of both Brown trout and Arctic char, the lodge where we were to stay was just renovated and it all felt like a good trip together with friends.

When I first came there it was like coming home, home to a place that I’ve only seen in my imagination. I knew that places like this existed, even in our day and age, but to get an opportunity to visit one of them felt really far-fetched.

Finally summer was here and everything was ready. My friend Patrik picked me up and we started our 12 hour trip. The last few kilometers had us convinced that we were lost. The road just got worse and worse and if it hadn’t been for the four wheel drive of Patrik’s car I’m certain we would have turned around. Finally we saw a red building between the trees and we looked at each other, was this falling down disaster of a house the place we’d lured our friends to live in for a week? But then, just visible between the trees, we saw another house, further down the road. A beautifully renovated house with clear hints to its roots from around the turn of the 20th century or so. A paradise at the foot of the mountains.

Now I’ve found a place where everything I like comes together in one spot.

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Friends turned up during the day and the old Hunting Lodge slowly filled up, everyone commented on what a great place it was. But there was no time to waste, waders, rods, bug spray and fly boxes got unpacked and ready. We had studied the maps carefully and people spread out to potential hotspots. We had boats within easy walking distance from the lodge down by the lake and we used them to get to a spot where one of the rivers emptied into the lake. The area looked very promising with shallows around the deeper inlet channel, upstream there were a couple of areas with fast water, surrounded by arctic tundra with sparse copses of fir and low birch trees. The waters were even more inviting than what we’d hoped for.
One of the guys had never been to the north of Sweden before and he had the first shot, in just over an hour he had returned five trout well over one kilo (two pound plus) and he’d lost several bigger fish that he just could not control. We just couldn’t believe our eyes when the fish just kept rising as the hatches changed from one species of bug to another. We heard triumphant cries from the guys at the other side of the inlet so they seemed to be doing well too, not that we had any time to look. What a magnificent start to our week and such a great spot! In the boat back to the house we all agreed that no matter what, the trip was already a success. The days just rolled on, with the same great experiences. We were a bunch of people, totally out of sync with the clock, running on our own clock, ruled by hatches and rising fish. If you got out of bed in the early hours of the morning, there were people still out on the water, some just getting in and winding down with flytying and a wee dram. Someone was making coffee and getting ready to leave and others were still sleeping. Every waking moment your eyes wandered between the mountains and the lakes and rivers in front of you. And so it went on, the whole week. We had hundreds of acres of the lake to explore and endless kilometers of streams, but we just touched a fraction of it. Every place had its own secret, and if you figured that out, you wanted to go back again. There were so many hatches and so much fish that we finally gave up and accepted that we would only have time for a smaller part of it. We had to come back! Even before we left I made the arrangement to have three weeks for the next year, we were all determined to go back but I wanted more people to have that chance too.

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So the next year, the band of friends was back, there were also two more weeks fully booked with clients that would get a chance to experience this magic area under the guidance of me and a couple of good guides. The expectations for this year were sky high, and I was a bit nervous if the place would live up to all our dreams. We almost ran out of the house when we got there! I cannot describe how surprised we were when after catching a few fish we realized that the average fish seemed to be even bigger than the year before! In stark contrast to the year before were also the hatches, the previous year the spring had been late, but this was a more normal year and we had all sorts of hatches. From the big Danicas (Green Drakes) to miniscule Caenis, and this was reflected in the excellent condition of the trout. Even though the Danicas were on the tag end of their hatch, Trout would immediately take them when these big bugs showed themselves on the surface. But there was more than Mayflies, we had Caddis that were starting to take over more and more and there seemed to be different hatches around the clock. We had everything we could wish for, but it is still a wild fish area and just because the hatches were massive you could not get careless. The best tactic was to be slow and patient, wait for a big fish to start rising and then bring your A-game into play. This area is untouched by any hydropower and the rivers respond quickly to rain or drought. Right now the rivers were going down and the best places changed from day to day. You had to work actively to find the fish, take your time to wait out the hatches, but when you did you could have magnificent fishing… Patrik and I had one of those days. We were sitting at a particularly beautiful spot, discussing everything and nothing while sipping on single malt. Always with one eye on the river. Just after eleven we saw the first good rises and within the hour we were surrounded by rising trout! In a couple of hours we landed well over fifteen fish, averaging between two and three pounds and with a couple of five pound fish to top it off! This is not your everyday fishing, even in this area, but few places give you a chance like this wonderful, untouched gem does.

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Info:

Included in your stay:

Transfer to and from the closest train station. Coffee, snacks and a drink on the evening of arrival.
Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on all full days.
Breakfast on the day of departure.
Private fishing for the group on more than ten kilometers of rivers and streams plus a lake of more than four hundred acres.
Access to boats and Fishcat float tubes.
Beds in shared rooms, with two persons to a room.
Our knowledge and experience of the area is up for grabs.

For more info contact Johan at: johan@ghostcreek.se

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TENET

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BACKDROP

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MAVERICK

RIVERSIDE

The Maverick incorporates strategic performance details and smooth sculpted surfacing with additional side-light blockage. An excellent choice for anyone that demands all day comfort and exceptional optical quality.

The Riverside would be at home wading amongst your favorite spring-fed creek or trolling the urban jungle. Perfect for the performance savvy individual that demands a feature-rich product with an understated look.

LE NS OPTIONS:

Black / Polarized Copper Mirror

Tortoise / Polarized Green Mirror

LE NS OPTIONS:

Black / Polarized Grey

Black / Polarchromic Copper Mirror

+ Large Fit / Medium Coverage + Techlite Polarized Glass TLT Lenses + Evolve Frame Material + Anti-Reflective and Hydroleophobic Lens Coatings + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + Stainless Steel Spring Hinges + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame

+ Large Fit / Medium Coverage + Techlite Polarized Glass TLT Lenses + Evolve Frame Material + Anti-Reflective and Hydroleophobic Lens Coatings + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + Stainless Steel Spring Hinges + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame

Measurements 57-18-125

Measurements 59-17-125

GUIDES CHOICE

The Guides Choice is the ultimate all around sunglass for the outdoor enthusiast. Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads, lightweight frame materials and premium Techlite Glass lenses combine to make the Guides Choice exceed the expectations of guides worldwide.

LE NS OPTIONS:

Black / Polarchromic Copper Mirror

Black / Polarchromic Amber

Black / Polarized Grey

+ Large Fit / Medium Coverage + Techlite Polarized Glass TLT Lenses + Evolve Frame Material + Anti-Reflective and Hydroleophobic Lens Coatings + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + Stainless Steel Spring Hinges + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame

Measurements 61-17-115

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CAR B O N I C P O L AR I Z E D G L A S S

TACTIC

An authentic “Smith feel” within a contemporary bold package. Upon close inspection, the tough exterior gives way to sensible sport minded details that enhance comfort and extended wearability.

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Matte Black / Polarized Brown

Black / Polarized Grey Green

+ Medium Fit / Large Coverage + Carbonic TLT Lenses + Evolve Frame Material + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame Measurements 61-17-125

1. Width of lens

3. Width of temple

2. Width of bridge

Example of frame measurement: 1: 58mm - 2: 16mm - 3: 125mm

RAMBLER

FORUM

Tough, yet thoughtful with the right to roam. The Rambler is comfortable on the busy streets of wherever or on the road less traveled. Underneath the tough exterior lies the performance features that set Smith apart from the masses.

Fresh style with familiar fit and features. This “classic” frame reveals surprising performance features hidden beneath the stylish facade. Lightweight performance with street-wise swagger.

LE NS OPTIONS:

Black / Polarized Yellow

LE NS OPTIONS:

Matte Sage / Polarized Grey Green

Black / Polarized Copper

Brown / Polarized Brown

+ Medium Fit / Medium Coverage + Carbonic TLT Lenses + Frame Material + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame Measurements 62-16-125

+ Medium Fit / Medium Coverage + CarbonicTLT Lenses + Evolve Frame Material + Hydrophilic Megol Nose & Temple Pads + 8 Base Lens Curvature + Frame Measurements 61-18-125

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T E C H N O LO GY-L E N S-M AT E R I A L TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY - TLT OPTICS - UNCOMPRIMISING OPTICAL PRECISION TUNED TO YOUR EYES

TLT

Visual distortion occurs when light waves hit an aggressively-curved lens causing it to bend or distort an objects true size or position. Imagine looking through a fishWITH eyeTAPERED lens. What your eye normally sees, is stretched beyond reality. Get the picture? Tapered Lens Technology corrects the distortion by progressively tapering LENS TECHNOLOGY the lens from the optical center towards the outer edges. Light waves are thereby delivered straight to your eye resulting in zero distortion and true optical clarity. What you see is what you get.

TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY

WITHOUT TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY

WITH TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY

TLT

TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY POLARCHROMIC LENSES Whether it be personal choice or true specialization, we are certain you will fi nd one of our custom engineered lens tints to meet your style and performance needs. All lenses provide 100% UVA/B/C protection and TLT Optics. Choose your weapon wisely and enjoy the view. WITHOUT TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY

MEDIUM / BRIGHT POLARCHROMIC IGNITOR VLT : 12-18% CATEGORY : 3 Polarchromic Ignitor comfortably maximizes colors and depth perception whilereducing glare. Suited for all day use in high altitudes or open water environments. The Polarchromic lens tint automatically darkens to adapt your vision in bright conditions. AntiRefl ective (AR) mirror coating eliminates back glare. Hydroleophobic coatingrepels water, dirt, and grease. Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays.

MEDIUM / BRIGHT POLARCHROMIC COPPER / COPPER MIRROR VLT : 13-20% CATEGORY : 3-2 Our Polarchromic Copper tint combined with a subtile Silver Flash Mirror coating creates a performance based, esthetically appealing lens. Medium contrast very comfortable and pleasant to wear. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Olephobic caoting repels water, dirt and grease. Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays.

LENS CONSTRUCTION - THE HIDDEN SCIENCE BEHIND THE BEST LENSES YOUR EYES WILL EVER KNOW The glare stopping benefits of polarizaation meet tint shifting photochromic magic in the most advanced lenses we ever created. Versatile and comforable. Smith Polarchromic lenses automatically darken or lighten as a response to the level of light you are exposed to. These polarized, variable tint lenses darken on exposure to ultrviolet (UV) radiation. Once on UV is removed, the variable tint lenses will return to thier lighter tint state.

FRONTSIDE HYDROLEOPHOBIC COATING MULTI-LAYER MIRROR COATING ANTI-SCRATCH PROTECTION TECHLITE GLASS OR CARBONIC MATERIAL SMITH POLARIZING FILM TECHLITE GLASS OR CARBONIC MATERIAL

ANTI-SCRATCH PROTECTION BACKSIDE MULTI-LAYER ANTI-REFLECTIVE MIRROR COATING BACKSIDE HYDROLEOPHOBIC COATING

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LOW / MEDIUM POLARCHROMIC AMBER VLT : 15-30% CATEGORY : 3-2 A higher contrast “yellow” Polarchromic lens tint that enhances depth perception and gathers available light in lower light conditions. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Olephobic caoting repels water, dirt and grease. Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays.


MAN VS MONSTER

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MAN VS MONSTER

It’s extremely hard to choose a favourite destination as they all have a unique charm, making them memorable and enjoyable for very different reasons. I’d say that without a doubt, the NE coast of the spice island Ceram in Indonesia, close to Papua, is one of the most remote places I have visited - Alaska, The Arctic and deserts aside. This year’s locations have a lot in common, with the searing heat, humidity and unforgiving terrain.

Finally, after some desperately needed strong Javanese coffee, fish and rice, I had one last uphill hike to a tall tree with a basic platform nestled 40 meters up, built by poachers to catch rare and exotic birds for the pet trade. These men were our guides, who had recently been persuaded that eco-tourism was a more sustainable and profitable option for them than poaching. Although I can’t imagine there would be an abundance of tourists lining up to come to a place as remote as this, apart from the most dedicated of birders. The last haul was to climb during a lightning storm (not a great idea) and spend the night in the canopy looking for a creature locally know as the Orang Bati (Flying Man) - I didn’t find it there.

To reach my ultimate goal, a platform in the rainforest canopy on Ceram, we launched from the Island of Bali using internal flights, cars, a ferry, another car and open longboats under the most spectacular display of stars any of us had ever seen. We finally arrived at 1st base camp on the north coast - a wooden rickety construction on stilts. The next day we continued using the same longboats along the shore lined with steep limestone cliffs and to the mouth of a little navigated river called Salawai, only used by illegal loggers and sago farmers working near the mouth of the estuary.

Before commencing filming on Man v Monster, I knew I needed a lot of professional, tough but light weight, well made, and good looking clothes with high UV protection ratings, especially designed for hot insect-ridden climates. I had already experienced living in top grade fishing gear such as waders with liners, boots & raincoat for months in Alaska during the making of Animal Planet & Chanel 5’s ‘Alone Among Grizzlies’. The subject of the film, Swiss fisheries biologist, bear expert and friend David Bittner, had said to me “Richard, you must buy top quality apparel as we’ll be constantly in and out of cold water and trekking through rough brush. Please don’t buy cheap stuff and I promise you that you’ll thank me for it later…”

We needed chainsaws to clear our path from fallen trees. Further upstream, I decanted into an unstable dugout canoe for filming purposes and fought against a strong current, to promptly capsize into waters known to be home to a healthy population of saltwater crocs that had recently taken human life. Despite very nearly sinking, once back in the canoe, after having managed to scramble back in with much rapid windmill style bailing, I made it to a calmer part of the river, where the bank had been cut flat to tie off a couple of small boats. With the much needed help of some local barefooted men, who had been waiting quite a while for us, we hiked at night with all our equipment to the main forest base camp, a simple wooden platform on the ground. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

I took David’s advice and after two years I was genuinely impressed with American made pro fishing clothing, the like I’d never worn before even having grown up in an English deep-sea fishing port called Brixham. When it came to checking out what I should choose for extreme hot and humid climates, I figured that searching for professional fishing gear would be my best bet.

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For filming I would need four pairs of identical trousers & shirts for each episode. This is for reasons of continuity, which proved necessary as I would be wet, muddy & bloody on a daily basis - no exaggeration. I also wanted to use varying subtle colours on different episodes to ring the changes, therefore I had a huge shopping list which included quick dry socks & boxers (Absolutely essential), river boots, nylon belts and a tough dry-bag back-pack which rarely leaves my back and has probably ended up in almost every shot of me during 9 x 1hr episodes. I often swim in all manners of fetid and putrid waters with expensive photographic equipment contained safely - impossible without a durable and effective waterproof backpack. Sometime when I’ve had enough of carrying weight, I may suggest …..”For the next scene shall I have my backpack off?” The answer from the producer usually comes quickly ….”Backpack on RT..” I keep my next thought to myself…”Bastards!” I often used shirts that had been pre-impregnated for various tropical locations. I wasn’t sure how effective they had been until I returned to the Amazon and wore an ultra-light shirt in the knowledge from past experience that we would be working in maximum humidity both night and day. On the night I was staking out what turned out to be possibly the largest Black caiman ever caught on camera, I received the worst quantity of mosquito bites I had experienced anywhere. They had bitten right through my shirt, as though they used titanium plated lances, covering my entire back. It took the Brazilian nurse half an hour to dot each bite with an ammonium based after-bite stick…then she started all over again with an exasperated sigh. A couple of interesting mosi facts: it is only the females that bite and the mosquitos themselves suffer from the effects of malaria - good! The following day after a poor night’s sleep, I hung every shirt on a make shift washing line made from a climbing rope and sprayed all garments with permethrin. This is a strong chemical and everything needs to dry for four hours before being used - an unnecessary task with clothes that are treated before sale. I got into a routine of hand washing each garment the moment I stepped in from filming and hanging them under a ceiling fan. They were always dry by morning even with high levels of humidity. I used to swear by all cotton but now I’m a total convert to modern high-tech material.

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MAN VS MONSTER

Following leads from victims and fishermen, I cast my line to catch the giant Mekong Catfish, a protected species that once caught and discounted for not having venomous barbs, were safely released. After also writing-off the water loving King Cobra, our attentions turned to a recent discovery made only in the last 20 years: the giant freshwater Stingray.

I particularly like clothes with either no logo or extremely discreet logos for filming. The fishing garments I chose have great positioning of pockets, zips & string ties. My trousers have stitched holes inside the pockets so when I end up in water fully clothed, which is usually more than once per episode, they don’t balloon out with air. The vents positioned either down the sides or across the back of the shirts are essential in such airless environments. Same applies to the river shoes which have filtered drains to allow the water to escape and keep sand and grit out. I can swim underwater without feeling as though I have lead weights attached to my feet.

I took great pleasure in landing a sizable specimen after a 30 minute tussle. We micro-chipped it and collected samples led by biologist Dr Nantarika Chansue from Chulalongkorn University. This research was essential as an antivenom is still to be discovered or created. I am staggered to learn that the critically endangered and protected freshwater stingray can reach as long as 5meters and weigh as much as 500-600kg making it one of the worlds largest freshwater fish. Its venom is located in a sack at the base of a serrated barb. The toxin has been likened to that of a Pit Viper, causing extreme pain and fast acting necrosis. With its perfect camouflage for brown rivers and ability to slip into shallow waters, this is not a fish you would want to brush up against if you can help it. When demonstrating with an exotic fruit how sharp these barbs are for camera, I very nearly stabbed my hand with the second barb located just underneath the main one. As I said, there is no anti-venom and the pain would have been unbearable. Given my track record of injuries I was lucky.

A great demonstration of just how important these boots are, can be seen at the start of an episode called ‘Winged Assassin’ filmed in Indonesia. I jumped out of my colourfully painted longboat and almost stepped on a stonefish, one of the most venomous fish in the world, all captured on an underwater camera. If I’d trodden on the stonefish with bare feet, given the remoteness of the location, it could have proven very painful or even fatal. The most popular sports fishing destination seemed to be Brazil where I was lucky enough to hold the mighty weight of an Arapaima and eat a couple of tasty Black Piranha. I remember looking around domestic airports at the number of groups of swarthy men from all over Europe, the US and South America with matching hats, sweatshirts, facial stubble and long battered plastic pipes containing their rods. They seemed to be heading either to or from the Amazon or Campo Grande in Western Brazil. All men appeared to be in very high spirits - nothing to do with the smell of stale booze of course. Why there were no women among them I have no idea, as I have often heard that woman can make the finest fly fish anglers.

It’s not all a fun and pain-free experience making these films. I’m lucky to have survived a few injuries and illnesses during the work on location with National Geographic that even Simms clothing couldn’t protect me from, such as Scabies, Histoplasmosis, an almost severed middle finger, bites from Amazonian bullet ants, a Goliath Bird Eating Spider and a green anaconda and of course countless insects. A hearty list of wounds to add to my black bear bite and ripped open nostril - a wound self administered as I attacked myself with the steel spike on the foot of my own tripod after slipping on an algae-covered volcanic rock. David Bittner found me lying in a pool of blood surrounded by undisturbed or frankly unconcerned Brown Bears on a salmon stream in the Katmai coast of Alaska - he feared the worst.

The episode of Man v Monster that required me to actively fish is called ‘Mekong Flesh Eater’. Filmed in NE Thailand on the Laos border and in the waterways surrounding suburban Bangkok, I interviewed people who had received agonising wounds whilst coming into contact with hidden, unidentified venomous creatures in murky fresh water where they had been either fishing or collecting shellfish.

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INFO: Richard Terry has been passionate about making film and television ever since, as a little boy, he glimpsed a movie being made near his home. From that point the die was cast and at the first opportunity he began an apprenticeship as a lighting cameraman, gaining union status after a stint in a 35mm camera facilities house. At that point the BBC film unit was in its heyday and it became a burning ambition of Richards to make it in that institution. And so began a fruitful relationship which took Richard around the world and into many unique situations. When he’s not battling monsters Richard lives in a remote house and beautiful woodland on Dartmoor National Park in the south west of England with his wife, 2 young sons, dogs, cat and African guinea fowl. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

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The Loon channel

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.

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FLOATANTS & SINKETS

AQUEL

This premium gel floatant is the world’s best fly floatant. Aquel is long lasting, silicon based and won’t melt when it’s hot or harden when it’s cold. Furthermore, it masks human odor and won’t leave any slick on even the calmest water.

FLY SPRITZ 2 LOCHSA

Lochsa is a premium all-around gel floatant that even works on CDC. It won’t mat dry flies made with CDC and is perfect for treating any type of feathers, hair, hackle, or yarn. Lochsa will provide maximum floatation without the slightest hindrance on appearance. It is silicon based, and won’t melt in the heat or harden when it’s cold.

As the WORLD’S FIRST and ONLY water based spray floatant, Fly Spritz 2 is the fastest way to get a floatant on a dry fly. Simply spray your fly and either wait or false cast to dry and then fish on.

PAYETTE PASTE

An excellent paste floatant that is as effective on floating lines and leader as it is on flies. The paste rubs on clear, gives hackle a smooth texture, keeps its’ texture regardless of temperature, and is an excellent choice for keeping fly line, leader and large flies floating.

BLUE RIBBON

This pure powder floatant won’t leave a residue on the water and is perfect floatant for CDC flies. Just work Blue Ribbon into the hair and hackle of the fly with your fingers and watch it float high cast after cast.

HENRY’S SINKET

Flies treated with Henry’s Sinket quickly break surface tension and rapidly sink where they roll along the bottom as naturally dislodged nymphs would. It’s completely biodegradable.

TOP RIDE

SNAKE RIVER MUD

Known as “Shake and Bake” by world class guides, this desiccant (drying agent) and powder floatant is fast and easy to use. A fly (still attached to the leader) goes in wet, and a few shakes later comes out dry and coated with a powder floatant. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

EASY DRY

A treatment to revive flies composed of two things: drying beads and blue indicator crystals. A fly is dry after a few quick shakes and ready for floatant. The blue indicator beads turn pink when the drying beads have become saturated and it is time to get a new bottle of Easy Dry.

A multi-purpose sink paste for leaders and flies. Snake River Mud helps flies sink by breaking the surface water tension and will also camouflages leader by removing the shine. This biodegradable paste won’t harm the environment, or discolor your leader.

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CADDIES & LINE CARE

BOTTOMS UP Bottom’s up and ready to use. 1/2 oz bottles.

SMALL CADDIE

MEDIUM CADDY

With the new “Secure-Top” design assures that ½ oz bottles aren’t going anywhere.

Bottom’s up and ready to use. 1/2 oz bottles and stores them securely and conveniently with an attachment clip.

LARGE CADDY The Large Caddy is the combination of the small and medium caddies.

SCANDINAVIAN FLY LINE CLEANER

SINK FAST

LINE UP KIT

Scandinavian Fly Line Cleaner is the ultimate in fly line cleaning and dressing. Simply add a few drops to Loon’s Line Cleaning Tool, apply to line and watch casting distance increase. Not intended for sinking lines.

Sink Fast repels water and will actually improve sinking line performance. Designed specifically for sinking and saltwater lines, Sink Fast is a non-toxic, water-based product that cleans, lubricates and protects fly line from the sun’s damaging rays.

Positively the best line cleaner, conditioner, and UV block for fly lines. Line Speed allows lines to cast farther and last longer. Apply with Loon’s Line Cleaning Tool and let sit overnight.

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TOOLS

FORCEPS MITTEN SCISSOR MAGNETIC NET RELEASE MONOMASTER

LANYARD 5 NIPPER W/ KNOT TOOL NIP N SIP NIPPERS ZINGER

UV MINI LAMP UV POWER LAMP

SHARK TOOTH LEADER STRAIGHTNER TIPPET HOLDER

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FLY TYING

HARD HEAD

UV FLY PAINT

UV Fly Paint is the perfect way to instantly add bold or subtle details to a fly. The paint cures in seconds when exposed to direct sunlight or Loon’s UV lamps.

Odorless, one part thick head cement perfect for building colorful glossy heads and bodies. Never mix epoxy again. COLORS: CLEAR, BLACK, RED, PINK, ORANGE, YELLOW, WHITE PEARLESCENT, BLUE PEARLESCENT, GREEN PEARLESCENT, RED PEARLESCENT, BLUE, GREEN, PHOSPHORESCENT.

COLORS: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW.

UV CLEAR FLY FINISH

FLY TYING POWDER

UV Clear Fly Finish is for those who believe “five minutes to cure is five minutes too long.” No mixing or waiting is required, and it remains workable until exposed to direct sunlight or Loon’s UV lamps, at which point it will cure in a matter of seconds. Use it as an adhesive for eyes, a head cement, quickbuilding clear back for scuds, or instant repair for damaged flies.

The new Fly Tying powder gives tyers the ability to add weight to their flies without adding too much mass. Once mixed, the tungsten powder adds weight to tying cements It is compatible with traditional cements as well as UV Cured cements.

AVAILABLE AS THICK & THIN

HYDROSTOP

Hydrostop permanently treats new flies with a floatant. Coming in a conveniently large container hundreds of flies can be treated, dozens at a time. Perfect for yarn-type indicators as well as pre-treating dubbing.

COLORS: PEARLESCENT RED, PEARLESCENT BLUE, PEARLESCENT GREEN, PEARLESCENT WHITE, PHOSPHORESCENT, TUNGSTEN.

HEAD CEMENT Odorless, non-toxic water based Head Cement. Never breathe toxic or smelly fumes again.

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MIXING CUP

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GEAR CARE & INDICATORS

UV KNOT SENSE

With UV Knot Sense you can smooth and strengthen your newly tied knots immediately. After application, it dries instantly with Loon’s UV Mini Lamp, UV Power Light or with direct sunlight. Also works great for repairing damaged flies and completing household projects.

REEL LUBE

A combination of lubricants and water repellent, Reel Lube gives reels extended protection from rust and friction. It will increase the performance and lifetime of a reel.

UV WADER REPAIR

A quick application of UV Wader Repair fixes the inevitable wader rips, tears or punctures in seconds. It can be used on wet suits, Gore-Tex, spray skirts and similar items as well. Simply apply, expose to UV light and you are back in business.

STRIKE TWO

Synthetic glo-yarn strike indicator pretreated with Hydrostop to keep them visible atop the water, floating forever. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

GRAFFITOLIN FERRULE WAX

Helps minimizes the chance of breakage through regular lubrication, allowing a rod to assemble easily while keeping the attachments strong.

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BIOSTRIKE

FOAM TIP TOPPERS

A putty indicator that makes adjusting the depth and size of indicator simple. Beyond that, it is reusable and environmentally friendly.

Strips of foam are fastened together to create an indicator buoyant enough to keep even the heaviest flies from sinking.


FLY FISHING IRELANDS SOUTH EAST

Ireland is a very popular destination for travellers from the world. For many Anglers Ireland is famous for its wonderful Altlantic Salmon fishing, but it also has some of Europe’s best trout streams. Many of these streams are world class with excellent fishing for wild brown trout in magnificent Irish Countryside. TEXT ANDREW RYAN

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The Irish fishing season runs from the beginning of March until the end of September. During the 7 month season there is a variety of fishing to be had. The spring has usually higher water with wetter weather, resulting in some dry fly fishing at the warmer parts of the day but mainly nymph and wet fly fishing. The summer months are the warmest with less rainfall so river levels are lower with much more dry fly fishing especially in the mornings and evenings. Fall weather can be unpredictable, but in recent times we have had mainly low water with little or no rainfall. The fish at this time of year are wiser, so much of the fishing is on small dries and nymphs with fine tippets. Much of Irelands beauty lies in its greeness, which means that we get a lot of rain, even in the summer months!

fish and guide in the south east of Ireland which has several large rivers which are fantastic for both trout and salmon. The rivers Suir, which is Irelands second longest river and has several tributaries which are also excellent and include the Nire,Tar and Anner. Each of the rivers has their own character and offer a variety of fly fishing experiences. The river Blackwater which is also close to where I guide is a famed salmon fishery and offers some excellent salmon fishing right through the season. Trout fishing in Ireland is challenging as all of the fish are wild indigenous brown trout. The rivers are of a very high calibre and in fact one of the most famous Irish trout rivers; the River Suir, was deemed to surpass the celebrated chalkstreams the Test and the Itchen by Lord Grey of Fallodon, in his book Fly Fishing, first published in 1899. He wrote of the river Suir when he fished it in 1880 “in May and in June it might be the finest dry fly fishing in the United Kingdom”. However the fishing on Irish rivers is challenging. The rivers have abundant fly life therefore making the trout very selective and they often refuse a fly. Lord Grey also wrote “There were trout visibly and audibly rising, which had never seen an artifical dry fly... they defeated me utterly. I walked and knelt and waded and laboured and perspired under August sun without success”

We get lots of Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Mayflies, Spurwings (close to PMD’s), Black Gnats (midges), and other specific local hatches. The sizes are usually small, Caddis in hook sizes 10 to 14, Mayflies in sizes 14 to 18, Spurwings in sizes 16 to 12, Black Gnats sizes 18 to 22. We have many specialzed patterns to imitate the above. Some are variants on well know themes and some are specific to Ireland and Europe.

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FLY FISHING IRELANDS SOUTH EAST

Five flies that are a must in your box in Ireland are Klinkhammer Specials, Elk Hair Caddis, Comparaduns, Pheasant Tail Goldbeads, and CDC emergers. This selection in various sizes would pretty cover most fishing situations. However it would be best to obtain some local knowledge when to make sure you are using the right ones. You will get best advice on these from a local guide or tackle shop. Good US patterns to have in your box would include Blue winged olives, Comparaduns, Crippled emergers, Elkhair caddis, Pheasant tail nymphs. Standard river fishing outfits are ideal for Irish rivers, a 9ft 5 wt with floating line rod is most suitable for the larger rivers (Suir & Boyne) while a ligher 3 or 4 wt would work well on the smaller streams (Nire, Tar, Blackwater). Tippet sizes from 5X to 8X, with leader length from 10 to 15 ft long (sometimes 18ft!). Chest waders are essential. Bring layered clothing, as the weather can change to being very warm in the morning to heavy rain in the afternoon. A waterproof wading jacket is a must. Much of the fishing here is using dry fly. From May to September there are hatches at some stage during the day and often sporadic hatches all throught the day. The best dry fly fishing is to be had from mid May to mid September at dusk. Prolific hatches of mayfly, caddis, and midges occur during these summer evenings. A typical evening would begin with fishing with emergers about 7 pm, then onto duns for a period, later changing to spinner patterns, and finally fishing skating a large caddis just at dark.The daytime fishing is also excellent, with smaller streams usually fishing better due to the fact they are more shaded. One of the preferred techniques is dry fly with a nymph dropper (New Zealand style) usually using a bushy dry fly and a small size 18 pheasant tail flashback. High stick or Czech style nymphing is also very popular in Ireland as the rivers have an abundance of acquatic life. This technique tends to work best when there are no rising fish in the faster, streamier water. Tungsten bead heads, brick nymphs, sparkle nymphs, or any heavy patterns work best. The usual layout of the leader is an indicator, a heavy nymph (size 12/14) and a smaller bead head (size 16/18) tied off the back of the heavier pattern. The smaller pattern “waggles� behind the larger one and thus catches 90% of the fish. The brown trout in Irish rivers are indigenous species to Ireland. The average size is from 10 to 14 inches. Larger also exist and using techniques such as streamer and nymphs have produced some very large fish. In the last few seasons we have caught several fish over 60 cm and some close to 70 cm mainly on large woolly buggers. Larger fish are caught each season fish of up to 12lbs are caught on some of the rivers. A typical day fishing in Ireland would consist of 8 to 15 fish ranging in size from 10 to 15 inches.

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Access to Irish rivers is relatively easy. All of the fishing is privately owned, some of it by individual owners or fisheries or some of it by fishing clubs. As the fishing is privately owned a fishing permit is necessary. There is no state licence for trout fishing in Ireland, a licence is only necessary for Salmon fishing. Permits and licences are easily obtained from your guide or Lodge, tackle shops or often the local pub.

Fish range in size from from 8 to 14 inches with plenty of larger fish. Each season a few 30 inch browns are caught in the Suir, but these are rare. There is a good stock of trout from 14 to 20 inches, but they are difficult to catch and usually fall to a skating caddis or to a woolly bugger during high water. Access is easy, Clonanav Fly Fishing Lodge has access to many private catch and release sections on this river. The river Suir is also a noted salmon river and is famous for its larger late run fish. The main salmon run occurs during the months of August and September and can be prolific. The average fish at this time of year is around 10 - 14lbs, but fish over 20lbs are not uncommon. They are a very strong muscular fish and fight very well. The past few seasons have been catch and release on the river which has lead to an increase on the number of fish present in the system. The Suir has many tributaries along its length. Two of the most famous and prolific are the rivers Nire and Tar.

Catch and Release is becoming more the norm in Ireland, during the past decade there has been a big turn around in the attitude of Irish anglers and they are now embracing the practice of returning our beautiful wild fish. River Suir The river Suir is the second longest river in Ireland, it flows for 115 miles southward and eastward from the Devils Bit mountain to where it enters the sea at Waterford. It is a large limestone river with pools and glides. The river bottom consists of fine gravel ensuring easy wading. It ranges from being 50 – 60 ft wide near the source to up to 200 ft wide in the lower sections. The river becomes tidal at Carrick-on-Suir, which has some excellent salmon fishing.The Suir is noted for its dry fly fishing and as mentioned above is often compared with the English Chalkstreams or the Henrys Fork in the US.

The Nire The Nire is a prolific river offering some fantastic fishing to the visiting angler. A spate river (freestone) which flows down from the Spilloge lakes in the Comeragh mountains. It is a fast rocky river with currents and pools along its 12 mile length. At its source it flows from the lakes through peat bog land. The water has an almost tea like colour, and is very sensitive to rainfall.

The river has excellent hatches of fly throughout the season. The Spring (April & May) consists of mainly small mayflies, midges, some caddis along with a large amount of nymph fishing. Summer fishing has more BWO, Spurwings (similar to PMD), Caddis. The Fall usually has more midge fishing and lots of dry fly with nymph dropper fishing.The highlight of the fishing year is the “evening rise” during the summer months. From 7 pm onwards the river comes alive with spinner falls and hatches. It is a technical river to fish, with lots of slow pools and “slick” water with conflicting currents, making it hard to get a long drift. However it is a fascinating river to fish, with free rising browns.

On many occasions it can rise a couple of feet in as many hours, but due to its steep gradient it quickly drops back to normal again. It has a lower pH than the river Suir, which gives it different range of insects and hatches including stoneflies, black gnats, and mayflies. In late April and early May there is a very exciting fall of hawthorn, a black terrestrial insect which lives on the hawthorn tree. The trout gorge on these for a couple of weeks giving some exciting dry fly action to large black flies. The fish size ranges from 8 to 16 inches, with some fish up to 22/23 inches. Again the larger fish are hard to catch and are usually fooled during one of its many floods during the year.

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Due to the tea stained colour of the water the trout are probably some of the most beautiful brown trout in the Suir system, very dark coloured browns with deep red spots. A typical day on the Nire can result in up to 20 fish with catches of over 30 fish regularly being recorded. However many of these fish can be small so a light 3 wt rod is ideal for the smaller fish and the “fly eating trees”! Fourmilewater Bridge is a typical Irish “hump back” bridge on the Nire. Above and below it are some of the best pools and runs on the river. It also has the charm of being located beside Lonergans Bar, one of the only places in the country where you can have a pint of Guinness while fishing!

Info: For more information on stream fishing in Ireland please contact: Andrew Ryan, Clonanav Fly Fishing Lodge, Ballymacarbry Clonmel Co Waterford Tel + 353 52 36141 Fax + 353 52 36294 www.flyfishingireland.com

River Tar The Tar is another major tributary of the Suir and is only 3 miles away from the Nire. It flows down from the Knockmealdown mountains over more fertile land than the river Nire. It is a lowland river and a classic chalkstream/limestone river and slow flowing with little gradient. It is made up of mainly glides and riffles, with lots of weed beds. The weed beds in the Tar are Ranunculus, a beautiful weed which flowers in June and July. The abundance of this weed makes an excellent habitat for insects and is thick with nymphs. Fish range in size from 8 to 12 inches, but they are in huge numbers. It is very densely populated, so much so that it was at one time considered to be the most densely populated trout river in Europe with up to 3,000 fish per mile. This does mean that the fish never get to very large size. A large fish on the Tar is around 15 inches, and even then they are rare. Hatches are similar to the other rivers, with small dries and nymphs being most productive. Then the weeds are at their thickest in June and July the fishing is restricted to fishing the channels between the weeds and the deeper pools. A difficult time to fish this river, but if you are an accurate caster it is great sport as the fish are concentrated into these channels.Beautiful flowering ranunculus, lots of trout, clear water, make this one of the gems of Irish fishing. River Blackwater A prolific salmon river in the south of Ireland. A good river to catch a spring fish as early as February, but also has good runs of fish in July and September. With really good runs of fish, beautiful fly water this river is a must fish. A large spate river with fast flowing runs of fish and beautiful deep glides this river is a fly anglers paradise. Typical equipment includes DH rods from 1315ft, a variety of line densities down to 3/4 ips and small tubes and trebles depending on the time of year.Fishing in Ireland is an unforgettable experience, great fishing, pleasant people, wonderful countryside, its all here and only a short flight away. I

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Oil paintings and angling accessories featuring the art of Derek DeYoung Artist Derek DeYoung’s work has veered off from the traditional fish illustration style. His paintings are contemporary, placing more importance on using a unique style and palette rather than painting a fish to look photo realistic.

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The Simms-DeYoung Artist Series line includes everything from T shirts and other apparel items to flyboxes, waterbottles and cigar humidors. Derek’s unique and colorful style makes his art a natural fit for Simms apparel and accessories. FLYFISH EUROPE - SPRING 2013

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Credits. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to the magazine with great articles and amazing photos and helped shaping the contents to what it is. Steffan Jones, Mark Taylor, Jonathan Boulton, Stjani Ben, Michael Mauri, Johan Söderström, Ulf Börjesson, Richard Terry, Andrew Ryan.

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SALMON FRIENDS: Every year we need to raise funds to help salmon return to native rivers. Our core business is buying out nets and maintaining open seas moratorium. We have gained trust amongst netsmen worldwide but naturally we need to pay them fair compensation. Probably 85% of the North Atlantic feeding grounds are now covered by commercial agreements. Our campaign is very focused on the remaining nets in Northern Norway, the Foyle district and coastal nets in Scotland. In addition to nets we work to improve and enhance salmon habitat in rivers. We support efforts to take down dams in rivers, efforts to put sustainability into salmon farming and where rivers are dead, or virtually dead we support disciplined stocking programs in line with the methodology developed and successfully completed by Peter Gray on the river Tyne in England. NASF needs funds for many projects but this year we have specific fund raising targets as follows; High Seas: $350.000 Coastal nets: $260.000 Russia & Norway Campaign: $75.000 New stocking project in Maine: $345.000

NASF

North Atlantic Salmon Fund

Last but not least we promote our tourist angling industry throughout. We try to get more people to come fishing, spending money in our rural areas and to raise the value of our estates. We advise on river management on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to prioritize, economically and effectively for fast recovery. Higher salmon catches mean higher revenues for our rural areas and related industries. We facilitate angling journalists writing about rivers, filmmakers, websites, TV stations, publication of books and we promote film evenings and functions in major Cities to widen awareness. Always however, phasing out nets is our main focus. Our work is entirely funded by donations and without these we would be unable to continue with our dedication to bringing salmon stocks back to their natural abundance for the benefit of all of us.

Can you help us this year? I will be delighted to answer all your questions. Orri Vigfusson nasf@vortex.is


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