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fishing 2009


morning on the rio serrano, just outside the torres del paine national park, chile. H책kan stenlund


more or less a fishing ethic it’s the arc of a waking dry as it skates across translucent green water. the precise mend that slides a #22 trico on a drag-free drift into the lane. the arrow-shaped loop of a good cast driving the fly upwind into the path of a tailing bone. the cleanest line.

“the cleanest line is how we aspire to mark our passage and presence on the waters that hold our dreams.” it’s a term originally used by climbers and surfers to describe the perfect route on rock or wave faces. But for us anglers, water people and yes, manufacturers, it means much more. the cleanest line is how we aspire to mark our passage and presence on the waters that hold our dreams. it’s a design ethic for us as well, a guiding principle to create the most streamlined, efficient and comfortable fishing gear out there. While others have been caught up in a frenzy of more zippers, pockets and doodads, we strive for less. less weight. less hassle. less line-snagging add-ons. With everything we make, our goal is to carve away the unnecessary and sharpen the utility of what’s needed. it’s another way of saying what we’ve believed all along: great gear disappears. But don’t mistake simplicity and minimalism for the easy road. the less-is-more philosophy, done well, requires serious work. it means not settling for available textiles but inventing proprietary fabrics that reach new levels of water-resistance, breathability, durability, sun protection and environmental friendliness. it means thousands of hours of research and testing. Countless trips back to the drawing board. all before we’re ready to put our name on a single product. the rewards of this arduous path, however, are many: Waders that allow “relief” without having to remove your jacket or fight a balky zipper. vests so intuitively designed that the tippet you need is at your fingertips without having to take your eyes off the fish. a shirt that blocks searing equatorial sun and actually cools the body in sticky, tropical heat. the cleanest line is also a way of doing business and, beyond that, how we see our place in the world. it means leaving as light a footprint as possible, and doing what’s right simply because, well, it’s right. it means providing the finest customer service in the business, investing in new recycled and recyclable materials (today, 87 percent of our fishing products are made with recycled materials and nearly half are recyclable – with more on the way), maintaining a deep financial commitment to fish conservation and a promise to constantly evaluate our actions and strive for improvement. the cleanest line, then, is many things. But most of all, it’s how we like to experience our time on the water – waist deep, treading lightly and looking to the horizon.


fishing jackets tHe all-new, four-season sst Jacket

single-Handed adjustment now a single drawcord at the back of the hood snugs the fit. the benefit is better peripheral vision and neck mobility, and no more cords slapping your face in windy conditions.

Waterproof cHest pockets the seams on the front bellows pockets are taped, creating a waterproof pocket (up to the top flap) that allows you to wade deep while keeping pocket contents dry.

no-drip Hem we took the drawcord out of the hem, which means no more drawcord tunnel to hold and drip water.

common threads recycling program This logo represents garments that are recyclable through our Common Threads Recycling Program. Find out more at or call 800-638-6464.

sst jaCket since its introduction, the sst has set the standard for on-the-water weather protection. now made from waterproof/breathable nylon ripstop fabric, the redesigned sst is durable, extremely light and fully recyclable. there’s a new single-pull adjustment integrated hood and highly water- and corrosion-resistant aquazip front and hand pocket zippers. the gusseted, waterproof chest pockets are set high. details: reversed stretchcoat® cuffs, handwarmer pockets, a large back pocket and hidden rod holder. medium length (2½˝ longer than the deep wading Jacket). recyclable through our common threads recycling program. regular fit. made in vietnam. fabric 3-layer recyclable nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2no® barrier and a deluge® dwr (durable water repellent) finish. all seams are sealed. uniseX

i 81861 i $425.00 i XS-XXL i 536 g (18.9 oz)

sage kHaki (386)


deep wading jacket

sage khaki m’s guidewater jacket

northern light m’s insulator jacket


deep Wading jaCket

guideWater jaCket

men’s insulator jaCket

whether you’re chasing olympic peninsula chrome or reaching for stripers beyond the break, sometimes you simply have to go deep. this ultralightweight jacket is cut above the waist for serious wading. it has all you need from a waterproof/breathable fishing shell (and nothing more): a full-visibility hood, reversed stretchcoat® cuffs and roomy, zippered fly box pockets and fleece-lined handwarmer pockets. made from a tough 2.5-layer nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier. our shortest fishing jacket, the deep wading Jacket also has a regular fit. made in china.

we combined our knowledge of fabric, design and technology to create this fully featured, highly technical fishing jacket. made from waterproof/breathable stretch nylon, the guidewater has ergonomically placed pockets and easy-to-use glued-in, waterproof zippers to put everything you need at your fingertips. details: tuck-away hood, brushed-fleece collar, drain holes in hem and pockets, reversed stretchcoat® cuffs, and rod holder. our longest fishing jacket (4˝ longer than the deep wading Jacket); regular fit (women’s is a contoured regular fit). made in china.

fabric 2.5-layer, 2.7-oz 50-denier nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2no® barrier and a deluge® dwr (durable water repellent) finish. all seams are sealed.

fabric 3-layer, 4.2-oz 50-denier stretch-woven nylon with a waterproof/breathable H2no® barrier and a deluge® dwr (durable water repellent) finish. all seams are sealed.

crisp, autumn mornings on the yellowstone, foggy vineyard rips, the first hard frost at iiiamna – these are the reasons we created our insulator Jacket. in fact, this windproof, water-resistant soft shell dramatically increases on-thewater comfort whenever a full hard shell seems like overkill. the sleek-yet-cozy fabric (a stretch-woven polyester outer bonded to polartec® fleece) combined with fishing-specific features like protected zinger attachment points and snagfree cuffs ensure that you’ll fish more comfortably and efficiently. with angled, water-resistant zippers on the large front cargo pockets; brushed-fleece handwarmer pockets and collar; a Houdini® drawcord at the hem. regular fit. made in vietnam.


i 81798 i $250.00 i S-XXL i 377 g (13.3 oz)

sage kHaki (386) / nortHern ligHt (630)


Women’s (not shown)

81825 i $400.00 i S-XXL i 644 g (22.7 oz)

81910 i $400.00 i S-XL i 570 g (20.1 oz)

nortHern ligHt (630) / gravel (090)

sHoreline blue (632)

fabric 9.8-oz polartec power shield® polyester laminate bonded to an 8.8-oz 47% nylon, 45% polyester and 8% spandex dobby weave, with 4-way stretch and a dwr (durable water repellent) finish.

81835 i $275.00 i S-XXL i 703 g (24.8 oz) black (155)

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waders &


m’s watermaster waders

marsh green

m’s watermaster hip highs

marsh green

Watermaster Waders


blackberries, barbed wire, basalt … we ask a lot of our waders, most importantly that they keep us dry despite all sorts of abuse. the new version of our watermaster waders accomplishes this on a number of fronts: foremost, our proprietary waterproof/breathable polyester microfiber fabric package with an H2no® Hydrostorm barrier is quantitatively more puncture resistant than the competition. features include: left and right anatomical legs and feet, 3-mm neoprene booties with gravel guards, and the improved version of our innovative internal suspension system. field repair kit included. see online sizing chart (key word search “sizing”) for fit information. made in china.

High water. slick bedrock. cobbles like greased bowling balls. our riverwalkers built their reputation in the most demanding wading conditions with great flexibility, fast drying times and light weight. notched flex zones allow for natural foot movement, and a polypropylene insole/shank provides stability. with synthetic leather and high-filtration polyester mesh (100% recycled) uppers for maximum support, molded eva midsoles and our rockstopper insole/ shank, which stabilizes grip and protects against stone-bruising. in three resoleable choices: traditional felt (sewn on), tungsten-carbide studded (to bite through algae for extra security on slick rocks) and sticky rubber (to grip without scarring boat decks or river rocks, and to reduce the transmission of invasive species) . sized to accommodate neoprene stocking-foot waders. made in china.

fabric upper: 3-layer, 5.2-oz polyester microfiber twill shell. lower torso and legs: 3-layer, 7-oz polyester microfiber reinforcement fabric. both have a proprietary waterproof/breathable H2no Hydrostorm barrier and a deluge® dwr (durable water repellent) finish. men’s regular different fits available online

Women’s regular (not shown) different fits available online


79221 i $150.00 i 5-14/men’s whole sizes i 1,108 g (39.1 oz) 79241 i $160.00 i 6-14/men’s whole sizes i 1,038 g (36.6 oz)

82445 i $300.00 i S-XL i 1,077 g (38 oz)

82485 i $300.00 i XS-XL i 984 g (34.7 oz)


marsH green (050)

marsH green (050)


online Watermaster hip highs

82670 i $180.00 search by style number at spawning sockeye salmon stack up in funnel creek, bristol bay, alaska. ben knight

79231 i $180.00 i 7-14/men’s whole sizes i 1,213 g (42.8 oz)

marsH green (050)


guidewater – tHe ultimate waders

bomber fabric proprietary submersible waterproof/breathable 3-layer, 5.2-oz polyester shell created to meet a higher standard of performance and toughness. self-healing on small punctures.

strategic reinforcement lower torso: 3-layer, 7-oz polyester reinforcement fabric. seat and legs: 3-layer, 8.2-oz polyester reinforcement fabric. all have a waterproof/breathable H2no® Hydrostorm barrier and a deluge® dwr (durable water repellent) finish.


marsh green

Quick relief the most advanced version of our innovative internal suspension system allows easy conversion to waist height and quick relief without removing your jacket or fighting a sticky zipper.

fit to fisH ergonomic fit makes climbing into drift boats, negotiating barbed wire fences, or hands-and-knees spring creek stalking easier.

conflict avoidance leg seams positioned away from high-wear areas for superior comfort and durability.

Warmer, drier feet our neoprene booties (shown inside-out) – lined with a patented recycled polyester/chlorine-free merino wool grid – provide cushioning, wick perspiration, and keep feet toasty. Felt



invasive species

guideWater Waders

nonnative species pose a serious threat to aquatic habitats and native fish populations. you can help stop their spread by following a few basic steps.

we built our new guidewater waders to be the toughest, most puncture-resistant waterproof/breathable waders on the planet. they’re also extremely lightweight and comfortable. we placed varying weights of our proprietary H2no® Hydrostorm waterproof/breathable polyester fabric according to specific breathablility and toughness needs. the legs and booties are anatomically designed, and the built-in gravel guards have abrasion-resistant scuff zones and a high-filtration polyester mesh drainage strip. field repair kit included. see online sizing chart (key word search “sizing”) for fit information. made in china.

remove any visible mud, plants, fish or animals before transporting equipment.

eliminate water from equipment before transporting.

clean and dry anything that came in contact with water (boats, trailers, equipment, clothing, dogs, etc.).

never release plants, fish or animals into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water.

go to to learn more.


long (not shown)

82645 i XS-XL i 1,168 g (41.2 oz)

82650 i M-XL i 1,196 g (42.2 oz)

short (not shown)

king (not shown)

82640 i S-XL i 1,140 g (40.2 oz)

82655 i S-XXL i 1,225 g (43.2 oz)

marsH green (050)

more sizes online


vests & packs guidewater vest

retro khaki shown with sunshade shirt

jacaranda green pack vest


hip chest pack

retro khaki

m’s riverwalker vest


hip Chest paCk

guideWater vest

riverWalker vest

ready to go vest-free? this is the classic alternative. designed to be worn either on the hips or at the chest, this bombproof and simple pack is now made from tough, polyurethane-coated dwr (durable water repellent) treated polyester (47% recycled). it’s been upgraded with new dwr-coated zippers that have custom fish pulls; a side magnetic loop; retractor attachment bar; and a quick-release duraflex® stealth-v buckle. the stretch-mesh external storage/water bottle pocket and internal organizing panels remain the same. made in vietnam.

innovative design and technology applied to the fishing vest concept blur the distinction between vest and pack. our guidewater vest replaces oldschool multiple pocket/flap storage with curved-zipper organizer pockets. this radical departure from convention means vastly improved visibility of, and one-handed access to, vest contents. the storage system conveniently and intuitively organizes fly boxes, tippet material and tools. additional details: mesh and stretch-woven polyester construction, padded shoulder support, brushed-mesh handwarmer pockets, two internal zip pockets, back snap storage, attachment points, removable fly patch and a built-in rod holder. regular fit. made in china.

the 21st century version of our classic mesh vest. the riverwalker incorporates all the latest advances in modern pack compartmentalization and construction. convenient, easy-to-use curved and straight coil zippers with two structurally molded pockets replace the old soft-pocket system for superior access and a cleaner, more fly-line-friendly exterior. more features: polyester mesh and stretch-woven polyester construction; partially padded support; storage that’s specifically designed for fly boxes, tippet and tools; attachment points; a removable fly patch and a built-in rod holder. with two internal zippered pockets. regular fit. made in china.

48164 i $70.00 i 12” x 6.5” x 4.5” i 7 L (427 cu in) i 414 g (14.6 oz) retro kHaki (176) / gravel (090)


i 81900 i $200.00 i S-XXL i 581 g (1 lb, 4.5 oz)

retro kHaki (176) / gravel (090)


81930 i $170.00 i S-XXL i 496 g (1 lb, 1.5 oz) Women’s (not shown)

81935 i $170.00 i S-XL i 482 g (1 lb, 1 oz) gravel (090)

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paCk vest

douBle haul

everyone knows that the best spots are beyond where crowds are willing to go. this award-winning design combines our cool-wearing mesh master vest with a fishing-specific, multiuse daypack; a detachable harness allows vest and pack to be used separately. the vest is cut short for deep wading and has a rod holder, accessory d-rings, piggyback tool pockets and reach-across zippered pockets. the polyurethane-coated polyester doubleweave (47% recycled) pack features a polyurethane-coated floating baffle to keep soggy wading boots from soaking your lunch or jacket. with water-resistant zippers, breathable 3-d spacer mesh on the back panel and shoulder straps, and a built-in rod tube holder. adjustable fit. made in vietnam.

a leader in vest-free angling, the double Haul easily separates into modular components for maximum versatility. the back pod is large enough to carry an sst and hydration reservoir, and converts to a stand-alone waist or sling pack. the rectangular chest pack organizes fly boxes and other necessities, and can be used separately as a chest or sling pack. now made from durable polyester (47% recycled) with a polyurethane coating and a dwr (durable water repellent) finish. more new features: stretch waist belt and shoulder strap for maximum comfort; a quick-release duraflex® stealth-v buckle for smoother function, lower profile and easy adjustment. made in vietnam.

81895 i $180.00 i pack: 21” x 13.5” x 6.5” i 25 L (1,526 cu in) i 1,004 g (2 lbs, 3.4 oz)

48803 i $130.00 i front: 15” x 9” x 4”; 5 L (305 cu in) i back: 8.5” x 5” x 3.5”; 8 L (488 cu in) i 726 g (1 lb, 9.6 oz)

gravel (090)

retro kHaki (176) / gravel (090)

impending gluttony: a trout feast on salmon flies is about to begin. south fork of the snake river, idaho. jake Hawkes


gear bags

guideWater duffel whoever said getting there is half the fun obviously wasn’t dealing with dripping waders or current airline restrictions. whether you’re traveling by truck, skiff, floatplane or jetliner, the guidewater makes hauling your gear easier. the floating polyurethane-coated polyester baffle separates wet and dry gear, so wading boots won’t soak your “coming home” shirt. tough polyurethane-coated nylon fabric, high-airflow mesh, coated water-resistant zippers, welded seams, and rod tube attachment points combine to create the ultimate angler’s duffel. better yet, it meets most domestic airline carry-on requirements. made in china. regular

i 49120 i $130.00 i 15.5” x 11” x 10” i 35 L (2,150 cu in) i 680 g (1 lb, 8 oz)

nickel (744)


guideWater large 49125 i $160.00 search by style number at

guideWater maX 49135 i $190.00

getting out of the warm sleeping bag was the hard part; now it’s just a matter of time and number of casts till steve apple hooks up. maurice river, bc. cameron miller

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great divider

feather grey

Freewheeler max stormFront pack

desert clay


great divider

stormfront® paCk

freeWheeler maX

from standing waves to blue-water wind chop, there's one universal truth: boat decks get wet. Hence, the great divider. our award-winning, soft-sided gear chest efficiently organizes and protects everything an angler needs. made from 840-denier double-polyurethane-coated nylon with patented molded top and bottom pans for waterproof protection, even in standing water (up to the zipper). welded seams eliminate leakage. shock-absorbing high-density foam gives the bag shape. inside, foam dividers can be arranged in any configuration. a transparent floating panel and removable end pockets help organize small items. access is through a highly water-resistant zipper with t-grip. the divider is now more streamlined than ever with a single, adjustable, removable split shoulder strap. made in china.

wade a little too deep? take one over the bow? twelve hours of horizontal downpour? no problema. whatever you need to keep dry, is. as long as it's safely inside the stormfront pack. this ultrasimple waterproof pack is made from welded, polyurethane-coated nylon and features an easy-to-use waterproof zipper and internal, custom-fit padded gear case. it's comfortably supported by a removable shoulder-strap harness. without the harness the waterproof pod is the perfect boat dry-bag. an internal molded pocket keeps valuables organized and extra dry, while the external mesh pocket holds a hydration reservoir. the harness includes tool attachment and storage capabilities, and is compatible with the vest portion of our pack vest. made in china.

our classic, wheeled long-haul cargo carrier swallows insulation, vest, tackle, rods and reels – everything you need for an extended fishing trip. boots, waders and jacket and gear get their own zippered bottom section. plus, the great divider fits cross-wise at one end. the freewheeler max is also long enough to accommodate 4-piece rod tubes. details: retractable 2-position handle, sturdy 80-mm wheels, haul handles at both ends, external compression straps, and batten supports on the sides to keep the bag standing upright but collapsible for easy storage. made from tough 1,200-denier 100% recycled polyester with a polyurethane coating and a dwr (durable water repellent) finish; molded foam and ballistics nylon bottom. made in the philippines.

49150 i $275.00 i 17.5˝ x 12˝ x 9˝ i 25 L (1,550 cu in) i 709 g (1 lb, 9 oz)

48623 i $400.00 i 29˝ x 17˝ x 15.5˝ i 123 L (7,500 cu in) i 5,727 g (12 lbs, 10 oz)

nickel (744)

desert clay (083) / nortHern ligHt (630) / black (155)

48251 i $225.00 i 17˝ x 11.5˝ x 8.5˝ i 20 L (1,220 cu in) i 1,916 g (4 lbs, 3.6 oz) featHer grey (950)

more luggage online


the watcher or the watched? kanha national park, india. belinda Wright and stanley breeden

inset Jeff currier and an elusive golden mahseer on the ramganga, northern india. jeff currier collection


predator or prey by jeff currier the ramganga was the clearest it had been since we arrived. i could see the bottom, six feet down. i stalked cautiously upstream, staying 50 feet from the river’s edge. i was on the hunt for a mahseer. Creeping upstream i saw an enormous gold shape. trembling with excitement, i belly-crawled into position and presented my fly down and across current. When my sculpin pattern landed, the fish eased from its lie then surged to devour what it thought was lunch. i was fly fishing in northern india for himalayan golden mahseer, one of the world’s most challenging fish. you don’t just fly fish for mahseers, you have to hunt them. i was on a rarely fished beat bordering Corbett national park, home to leopards and tigers and bears – literally – and boars, and pythons, and crocodiles … after a tippet-stressing headshake on the surface, the fish bolted downstream. the fight was on. my heart dropped as the fish sawed my tippet against a rock, but i managed to lift its head away from the danger. fifteen minutes later, and with little fight left, i led the himalayan monster to shore. i dropped my rod and corralled the golden giant. it was 47 inches and topped my Boga at 27 pounds. it was soon time to leave, and being in a rush to get out of the park before dark, i chose an elephant trail straight through the jungle rather than hike along the winding ramganga. shortly into the trek, my instincts sounded an alarm. in the jungle, the hunch of a threat can’t be taken lightly. Well ahead of alum, my local guide, i stood alone on the trail surrounded by thick undercover. i waited for something to attack; maybe a snake as the area crawls with cobras and pythons, some as long as 18 feet. i stood perfectly still, praying not to be eaten. nonchalantly, alum appeared behind me. obviously my imagination was overactive. once again, i took off. But soon my apprehension returned. i halted and listened, but the jungle was silent. Could it be an elephant? it seemed logical. i was on an elephant trail. it’s surprising how elusive an animal the size of a small dinosaur can

be. i stopped, stared ahead, and listened. in the jungles of india, the ground is covered with dry leaves; even the tiniest critter makes enough noise to send a warning. But the jungle was silent, and again, relaxed as could be, alum appeared behind me. reluctantly, i pushed forward. soon the beauty of the hike distracted my uneasiness. then an external alarm went off: a herd of barking deer. i strained to see them. instead, 40 feet ahead and slightly above, hidden behind some bright green leaves, i spotted an eye looking right at me. it was the spookiest thing i've ever seen. and it was directly above my path. looking harder, i spotted the other eye, and out of the leaves i made out a tiger’s head the size of a beach ball. my eyes continued to uncover the incredibly camouflaged cat. most unfortunate was the position of the tiger: a full crouch, ready to pounce in an instant. i stared helplessly at this tiger that was sure to eat me. after what seemed like a lifetime, the motionless cat shifted its eyes over my shoulder, hearing alum about to arrive. at that second my voice returned: “tiger! tiger! tiger!” shocked and wide-eyed, alum ran to my side in time to see seven feet of the magnificent striped cat turn in disgust and slip into the jungle. lucky for me, i had spoiled another lunch. Jeff currier When he’s not searching the world for exotic species, Jeff can be found in the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, Wyoming, where he has worked the floor and managed the shop for more than 20 years. The author of two books and numerous articles on fly fishing, Jeff also paints. His original fish watercolors can be seen on his Web site,


performance insulation m’s micro puFF vest



pirate blue

peacock blue

w’s down sweater

w’s lightweight r4 jacket

green habitat

peacock blue

m’s down sweater

m’s lightweight r4 jacket

desert clay

llama brown

green Habitat


llama brown

desert clay



men’s miCro puff vest

doWn sWeater

lightWeight r4® jaCket

when the weather turns and others are packing it in, whip out the micro puff and comfortably fish on in solitude. this high-loft vest provides instant core warmth and is so light and compressible, you can toss it into your vest every time out. its durable, high-quality synthetic insulation traps heat (even when wet), the polyester double-ripstop shell blocks wind and resists snow, and it’s made with recycled (40-100%) polyester content throughout. regular fit. made in thailand.

you don’t have to be a lunatic to fish through the winter; you just need icefree water and the high-loft warmth of our down sweater. it also delivers minimal weight and superb compressibility. the polyester shell is tear-resistant, windproof and water-repellent, and is made from 100% recycled polyester. the top-quality european goose down provides unparalleled warmth. regular fit. made in china.

face the afternoon sea breeze, high speed skiff run or pressure-gradient downstream wind without fear or need for a shell. our windproof and stretchy lightweight r4 Jacket protects and warms with a polartec® windbloc® laminate sandwiched between a low-nap polyester microfleece face and a high/ low grid polyester interior. unlaminated r1® underarm panels (60% recycled polyester) enhance breathability. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. slim fit. made in colombia.

83996 i $125.00 i XS-XXL i 292 g (10.3 oz)

84673 i $200.00 i XS-XL i 349 g (12.3 oz)

espresso (666) / black (155)

desert clay (083) / black (158) / pirate blue (825) / burlap (241)



84681 i $200.00 i XS-XL i 312 g (11 oz)

green Habitat (254) / black (158) / peacock blue (320)


36151 i $225.00 i S-XL i 510 g (18 oz) llama brown (767) / pirate blue (825) / black (158)


36161 i $225.00 i XS-XL i 468 g (16.5 oz)

peacock blue (320) / ginger (736) / black (158)

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m’s shelled insulator pants 25670

m’s insulator pants 25845

men’s r1® pullover & full-Zip jaCket whether the snow flies or the sun shines, our versatile r1s can accommodate. made from 6.5-oz polartec® power dry® 93% polyester (60% recycled)/7% spandex, its high/low grid interior stretches, breathes, moves moisture and insulates. the pullover’s fit is ideal for layering over or under; the full-zip Jacket provides great versatility. to reduce bulk, the brushed-mesh internal chest pocket is welded. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. slim fit. made in colombia. pullover


40106 i $115.00 i S-XXL i 329 g (11.6 oz)

40125 i $135.00 i S-XXL i 357 g (12.6 oz)

pirate blue HeatHer (795) / desert clay HeatHer (247) / espresso (666) / llama brown HeatHer (025) / Jacaranda green HeatHer (790) / black (155)

real red HeatHer (746) / pirate blue HeatHer (795) / black (155) / llama brown HeatHer (025) / espresso (666)

stormy, late-season fishing can be the most productive, if you know where to go. Jeff currier; location withheld. tom montgomery


performance baselayers

Wool baselayers 100% merino wool is the ideal natural fiber for performance baselayers. It regulates body temperature by controlling the rate of evaporative cooling and is naturally odor-resistant. Chlorine-free; slow-washed for softness. Slim fit. Made in USA.

Wool 1 this fabric – a polyester core wrapped with merino wool – combines wool’s natural odor control and warm-when-wet properties with polyester’s excellent wicking performance and speedy dry time. 3.2-oz 63% chlorine-free merino wool/37% recycled polyester.

Wool 2 slow-washed merino wool resists odor naturally, insulates even when wet, is exceptionally durable, and stretches. the extra-fine-gauge yarn and weave is soft against the skin. 4.4-oz chlorine-free merino wool.

Women’s Wool 1 t-shirt

Women’s Wool 2 Zip-neCk

36415 i $65.00 i XS-XL i 79 g (2.8 oz)

36532 i $80.00 i XS-XL i 139 g (4.9 oz)

top to bottom: tinted ice (891) / sable brown (782) / ginger (736) / cHerry blossom (830)

top to bottom: black (155) / eartHenware (707) / natural (171) / sHoreline blue (632)

capilene® baselayers Capilene baselayers are quick to wick and quick to dry. Made from recycled polyester with Gladiodor® natural odor control, and 100% recyclable through our Common Threads Recycling Program. Slim fit. Made in USA, Mexico and Costa Rica.

Capilene 1 our lightest baselayer fabric is fast-drying and highly breathable. 3.7-oz 100% recycled polyester.

Capilene 3 our midweight baselayer fabric has a honeycomb weave that’s warm, soft and compressible. 4.8-oz polyester (64% recycled).

Capilene 4 our warmest baselayer fabric has a smooth jersey exterior and an internal grid. it wicks moisture, is highly breathable, and stretches. 5.3-oz polartec® power dry® 92% polyester (54% recycled)/8% spandex.

men’s Wool 1 t-shirt

men’s Wool 2 CreW

36440 i $75.00 i XS-XL i 88 g (3.1 oz)

36500 i $70.00 i XS-XL i 198 g (7 oz)

top to bottom: desert clay (083) / Jacaranda green (684) / pirate blue (825) / featHer grey (950) / wildwood (667)

top to bottom: black (155) / blueblack (078) / desert clay (083)

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Women’s Capilene® 1 sCoop

Women’s Capilene® 3 Zip-neCk

Women’s Capilene® 3 CreW

45360 i $38.00 i XS-XL i 128 g (4.5 oz)

44450 i $50.00 i XS-XL i 179 g (6.3 oz)

44430 i $44.00 i XS-XL i 164 g (5.8 oz)

top to bottom: lipstick (582) / black (155) / sHoreline blue (632) / wild salmon (329) / wHite (170)

top to bottom: black (155) / sHoreline blue HeatHer (038) / stonewasH HeatHer (311) / cranberry HeatHer (793)

top to bottom: cranberry HeatHer (793) / black (155) / sHoreline blue HeatHer (038) / stonewasH HeatHer (311)

men’s Capilene® 1 CreW

men’s Capilene® 3 Zip-neCk

men’s Capilene® 4 Bottoms

45350 i $38.00 i XS-XXL i 153 g (5.4 oz)

44440 i $50.00 i S-XXL i 221 g (7.8 oz)

43505 i $65.00 i S-XXL i 184 g (6.5 oz)

top to bottom: classic navy (565) / bonfire orange (465) / wHite (170) / featHer grey (950) / black (155)

top to bottom: wildwood (667) / classic navy (565) / desert clay HeatHer (247) / featHer grey HeatHer (029) / black (155)

top to bottom: black (155)

women’s (43516) available online

more baselayers online


getting there

men’s aCtive ClassiC BoXers Quick-drying active classic boxers are made from 3.7-oz 100% recycled polyester with moisture-wicking performance for a chafe-free fit in hot, humid and salty situations. inseam (size m) is 4½˝. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. regular fit. made in mexico. 45096 i $32.00 i S-XXL i 99 g (3.5 oz) trout tales: classic navy (339) / trout tales: palm green (614) / eat locally: black (313) / eat locally: pirate blue (606) / gnome sweet gnome: modern blue (315) / gnome sweet gnome: natural (609)

e-fibers This logo represents products made from organic cotton, chlorine-free wool, recycled nylon or recycled polyester. To learn more: or 800-638-6464.

why did the pack train cross the river? to get to the taimen on the other side. brian jill

19 m’s gi ii zip-oFF pants

trucker hat

retro khaki

fitz roy p6: retro khaki

m’s polo shirt

bonfire orange m’s gi ii shorts

alpaca brown

m’s short-sleeved a/c shirt

applegate: clear sky

UPF men’s gi ii Zip-off pants

UPF men’s gi ii shorts

with lower legs that go on and off in a flash, gi ii zipoffs solve the old warm-weather fishing dilemma: the cool comfort of shorts or the bug and burn protection of long pants. made from soft-but-tough supplex® nylon twill that’s lightweight, quick to dry and compressible, they feature a gusseted crotch for extended leg movement. inseam (size m) is 32˝; shorts, 10˝. regular fit. made in colombia.

Hop out of a drift boat, climb into a skiff, scramble to avoid being spooled: the gi ii’s crotch gusset invites unrestricted movement. soft, tough supplex® nylon twill dries fast and packs small when you take the show on the road. inseam (size m) is 11˝. regular fit. made in colombia.

55043 i $80.00 i XS-XXL i 354 g (12.5 oz) retro kHaki (176) / gravel (090) / wildwood (667)

57314 i $60.00 i XS-XXL i 249 g (8.8 oz) alpaca brown (483) / gravel (090) / retro kHaki (176) / wildwood (667)

men’s polo shirt

men’s short-sleeved a/C® shirt

no matter how hard you fish, eventually you have to surface among “normal” people for supplies, meals, travel, or yes, even work. this shirt allows you to fit in comfortably anywhere. our hefty, 7.2-oz 100% organic cotton polo has a soft, athletic collar and a low-profile placket for increased durability over its long life. regular fit. made in thailand.

consider this your personal air conditioner for stifling, nobreeze days on the flats, the claustrophobic heat of jungle rivers or long layovers in belize city. the a/c shirt’s loosely woven 100% organic cotton allows maximum airflow, and the wrinkle-defying crinkled texture keeps it from sticking to your skin. regular fit. made in morocco.

52824 i $55.00 i XS-XXL i 264 g (9.3 oz) bonfire orange (465) / wildwood (667) / black (155) / blueblack (078) / real red (763) / wHite (170)

52921 i $70.00 i XS-XXL i 164 g (5.8 oz) colors sHoWn, top to bottom: applegate: clear sky (375) / applegate: real red (926) / klamatH: grey green (377) / klamatH: natural (928) / descHutes: cliff (380) / descHutes: wHite (381) / llama brown (767) / wHite (170)

online truCker hat

29035 i $25.00 search by style number at more styles, more colors


oil and water by rick bass

We can’t go back. an angler’s life is a braid of memories, casting always forward into hope. But now we have come to a point where nearly all the water behind us has run dry. things are different. no one will soon, if ever, know the bounty we once knew – the world has changed, a once-smoldering world is now in full flames. more than ever we must work to defend fishing, one of the things that most engages our senses and passions, one of the things that makes us more human. i know what it’s like to look for fish – that intoxicating thrill of discovery – and as a former petroleum geologist, i know what it’s like to plumb the various depths of old seas turned now to stone, in search of oil and gas. the two – fish and fossil fuels extraction – simply aren’t compatible, and the old ways, and old paradigms, no longer work. our rivers are growing hotter and shallower, and too often now our fish are diseased and crippled from a warming world still dependent on fossil fuels. We are all complicit, not just texas oil geologists or montana fly fishers, but all of us. We are already waist-deep in a stupendous cascade of collapses, any one of which most of us, including anglers, would agree are more calamitous than whether we’re able to continue fishing. and yet: in protecting a thing we love beyond ourselves, fish – glittering creatures of fantastic perfection, with each scale perfectly balanced against the rigors of evolution – we end up protecting and benefiting all living creatures. the old days as we knew them are gone. those of us who are beneficiaries of enchanted memory from a time before the great diminishment began – and before we were haunted by the foreknowledge of all the consequences of our actions – now possess a duty to defend those waters that nurtured us and gave us those memories. yes, it’s about the fish, and yes, it’s about us; but this duty is obviously about something else too, other than ourselves. anyone who’s ever cast a line has already been blessed. We’re talking about something else now: the dignity of living responsibly, and with accountability for one’s actions, and with the courage to seek to change all the impending extinctions, against lengthening odds.

Where to begin? With the ways that our current policies of energy extraction despoil fish, and all our waters. We can no longer pull fish from american waters and old liquefied or gasified carbon from beneath those waters. sure, we can squeeze our thin seams of streamside coal harder, and suck the fresh water out from between those brittlecake layers; we can mix that clean water with sulfur and dump it then into our streams, in order to power our hopeless, helpless engines and dirty our skies just a little longer. We can mine the fast-thawing permafrost (releasing even more carbon into the air), can build incredibly expensive roads into our still-unprotected wilderness – roads that serve as funnels for slurry and silt into the habitat of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. We can dam wild rivers and choke out the ancient sturgeon. We can continue to ship our alaskan oil to russia and China, as we’ve been doing, in fragile vessels that are ultimately no more durable against the increasing traffic of breakaway ice shields than would be ships built of folded-up newspaper. We can carve out the literal guts of alberta to get to the old tar within, fracturing and poisoning underground water-bearing formations – bypassing or poisoning the most valuable thing, water, in order to crack and suck out the very last of the sludgy marrow of our addiction. or we can say, “enough.” We can say, “too much.” as complicit agents in helping create the furnaced breath that now threatens all life, who, if not us, possesses the most authority – the most duty – to lead and affect that change? We won’t be able to get it all back in a day. it will take billions of small steps: increased conservation, aggressive development of renewable energy, and – perhaps most uncomfortable of all for many of us – increased participation in the political process. But we need to act before that ability – like the living water itself – is further compromised, and taken further from us. all species and all systems ultimately come to a bottleneck to which they must adapt, in order to pass through, or be lost. the quickening of the current that takes us to that place is here now. it’s not just about the fish. rick bass is the author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction, including, most recently, a memoir, Why i Came West. He’s a board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies, and lives in Yaak and Missoula, Montana, with his wife and daughters. He has long been active in the efforts to protect the last roadless areas in the Yaak Valley as designated wilderness.

coal bed methane in the sacred Headwaters royal dutch shell wants to develop a massive 800,000-acre coal bed methane field in the headwaters of three of north america’s great salmon ecosystems: the nass, stikine and skeena in British Columbia. the implications for the salmon that spawn in those rivers could be disastrous. Wyoming’s powder river Basin, where 26,000 coal bed methane wells dot the landscape, has experienced endless problems with water contamination. in rosebud, alberta, landowners can light their tapwater on fire due to the migration of methane into their water wells. Coal


bed methane requires a higher well-density than conventional gas:

gas rigs in the pinedale anticline

contamination and increased sedimentation from runoff pose a high risk for the future of fish populations in the highly coveted green and

each well requires a pipeline and an access road. erosion from this

pinedale, Wyoming, situated in the upper green river valley,

land clearing and fragmentation will muddy critical spawning habitat,

abounds with wildlife. it is a storied destination for hunters and

and groundwater removal will alter the flow and temperature of the

anglers. But pinedale is experiencing an energy boom. and the

the federal approach to energy development in pinedale

stream water.

coexistence of two world-class resources – wildlife and natural gas –

contradicts what citizens have a right to expect. federal land energy

the local people are unanimously opposed, and first nation elders have been arrested and dragged off to jail for protecting what

new fork rivers.

resources belong to all of us. they must be developed in a way that

is threatening populations of wildlife that are irreplaceable.

sustains the environment for future generations.

over the last 10 years, energy development in the area has

is irreplaceable and fine beyond measure. We think we can win, but

expanded rapidly. the Bureau of land management recently approved

to get involved, go to and endorse

we need help. go to and find out what’s

7,000 new gas wells, many in important wildlife habitats. energy

the theodore roosevelt Conservation partnership’s “faCts for fish

at stake and who needs support. donations to the klabona keepers

development has become the primary use of some of the public lands.

and Wildlife” principles. then contact your elected officials and tell

can go directly to klabona keepers society, po Box 95, iskut, BC,

on one winter range, mule deer abundance has decreased by more

them that you will not stand for the creation of a wildlife crisis in

Canada, v0j 1k0. – bruce hill

than 40 percent since drilling began. sage grouse populations are being

addressing the nation’s energy crisis. – steve belinda

severely affected with over 30 percent loss of breeding areas. Water

pronghorn antelope and natural gas drilling don’t mix on the pinedale anticline, wyoming. joel sartore

flats fishing


m’s sol patrol pants

retro khaki m’s sol patrol shorts


m’s long-sleeved sol patrol shirt

grey green academic blue

marlwalker shoes




long-sleeved sol patrol® shirt

marlWalker® shoes

men’s sol patrol® pants & shorts

a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt with sun 30 upf protection that lasts the life of the garment. the quick-drying, tightly woven polyester is exceptionally soft and light for comfort. there’s a hidden zippered chest pocket under the yoke, and the sleeves roll up and secure with a fastener. the men’s fit is slim; women’s is regular. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. made in vietnam.

tested on the razor-sharp coral pancakes of christmas island, our classic flats shoe is better than ever. lighter, more flexible (with notched flex zones for more natural foot movement) and faster-drying, the redesigned marlwalker retains the killer durability that’s made it the favorite of flats guides everywhere. bootstyle protection and support reduce fatigue and maximize stability. the upper is made of tough, quick-drying synthetic leather and a new ultrahigh-filtration hydrophobic polyester mesh (100% recycled). more features: hidden lace eyelets, padded neoprene/spandex tongue, cushioned heel and wraparound ankle support, a sturdy toe cap and nonmarking rubber sole. made in china.

lightweight, moisture-wicking sol patrol gear provides built-in sun (30 upf) and insect protection in a supple, quick-drying supplex® nylon fabric. they’re also nonchafing and compressible, and have an easy, wrinkle-free drape. men’s pants inseam (size 32) is 32˝; men’s shorts inseam is 10˝. regular fit. made in colombia.


54255 i $80.00 i S-XXL i 295 g (10.4 oz) grey green (505) / academic blue (256) / retro kHaki (176) / wHite (170)

Women’s (not shown)

52200 i $75.00 i 2-14/even i 147 g (5.2 oz) eartHenware (707) / ginger (736) / grey green (505) / wHite (170)

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79281 i $140.00 i 5-14/men’s whole sizes i 1,120 g (39.5 oz) pebble (711)

men’s pants women’s (56157) available online

56261 i $70.00 i 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 i 221 g (7.8 oz) men’s shorts women’s (57892) available online

57741 i $60.00 i 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 i 150 g (5.3 oz) retro kHaki (176) / stonewasH (665) / wildwood (667)

more fisHing online for more flats fishing products, visit

sun mask 28731

sunshade BroadBill hat 28769

sun gloves 29735

imagine fooling those eyes in water this clear. turneffe flats, belize. brian o’keefe



surf fishing

dances with waves; david sherwood fishes for stripers on the maine coast. barry and cathy beck


m’s marlwalker pants

Beach Bucket hat

retro khaki

academic blue

m’s marlwalker shorts

blood knot: sage khaki

m’s capilene 1 graphic crew

gpiw: white (back) m’s sunshade shirt

desert clay


UPF men’s marlWalker® pants & shorts

UPF men’s Capilene® 1 graphiC CreW

sunshade shirt

who wears long pants to the beach? people reaching out to where the bait’s getting hammered beyond the shore break. or stalking a baja beach in the blistering sun. our new marlwalkers, made from extremely fast-drying nylon ripstop (61% recycled) fabric that resists water absorption, provide amphibious sun protection (40 upf) and comfort in just such situations. recyclable through our common threads recycling program. inseams (size 32): pants, 32˝; shorts, 10˝. regular fit. made in thailand.

this silky-soft crew, made with our lightest-weight performance baselayer fabric, is quick-wicking, fast-drying and super breathable. sublimated graphics won’t impede breathability, and the rib-knit collar is soft against the skin. made from 3.7-oz 100% recycled polyester with gladiodor® natural odor control and 15 upf sun protection. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. slim fit. made in usa.

this moisture-wicking fishing shirt that offers sun protection and comfort is ideal for the sizzling beaches of the east cape. turns out anglers across the higher latitudes – from montana to maine – need a shirt like this for summer fishing as well. the 5.5-oz polyester fabric with 30 upf sun protection and a moisturewicking finish makes our award-winning sunshade even lighter. recyclable through the common threads recycling program. regular fit. made in vietnam.

45370 i $44.00 i XS-XXL i 156 g (5.5 oz)


gpiw: wHite (331) / flying fisH: wHite (653) / featHer grey (950) / pirate blue (825) / wildwood (667)

desert clay (083) / Jacaranda green (684) / wHite (170) / retro kHaki (176) / winter sky (706)


i 82115 i $85.00 i 28-40/even i 318 g (11.2 oz)

retro kHaki (176) / sage kHaki (386)


i 82120 i $70.00 i 28-40/even i 204 g (7.2 oz)

blood knot: sage kHaki (619) / blood knot: desert clay (173) / retro kHaki (176) / sage kHaki (386)

i 52161 i $50.00 i S-XXL i 198 g (7 oz)

Women’s (not shown)

online BeaCh BuCket hat

29011 i $36.00 search by style number at

i 52150 i $50.00 i S-XL i 139 g (4.9 oz)

ginger (736) / sHoreline blue (632) / wHite (170)


trout fishing

m’s guidewater pants

sage khaki

more fisHing online for more trout fishing products, visit

logo hat 28863

m’s long-sleeved sun tech shirt

white m’s guidewater shirt

winter sky

BlaCk hole duffel 90 48501




men’s guideWater shirt

long-sleeved sun teCh shirt

men’s guideWater pants & shorts

combining the modern soft-shell concept with a traditional “do-everything” canvas fishing shirt, the guidewater shirt provides easygoing, comfortable protection against breeze, bugs, drizzle, spray and sun (30 upf). added bonus: the casual good looks adapt to grocery runs and post-fishing dinners without screaming “i am a fish geek.” made from fast-drying, 4-way stretch nylon with a dwr (durable water repellent) finish. self-fabric tabs secure rolled-up sleeves. and the snapdown collar remains unflappable even when you’re running the boat wide-open. one zippered and one hook-and-loop chest pocket keep essentials close at hand. regular fit. made in costa rica.

the sun tech’s crisp, clean silhouette ensures that you won’t be mistaken for a burnt-out kurtz when you reach your destination. lightweight nylon provides 30 upf sun protection while stretchy polyester panels at the sides and under the arms increase mobility and breathability. the snap-down collar tabs defy wind. details include button-through chest pockets, an inset zippered pocket, self-fabric tabs to secure rolled-up sleeves, and a straight hem. slim fit. made in vietnam.

drift boat. flats skiff. spring creek. supermarket. airliner. we created our new guidewater pants specifically for situations where you might need, well, pants. water-specific features, including zippered side-leg pockets, mesh drainage in all pockets and a remarkably fast dry time, make these the fishing pants of choice for anglers. but the comfortable fit, zippered fly and constructed waist with stretch sections and belt loops make the guidewaters ideal for any activity. made from a lightweight, recyclable woven nylon fabric with 50 upf sun protection. recyclable through our common threads recycling program. inseams (size 32): pants, 32˝; shorts, 10˝. regular fit. made in thailand.


i 54281 i $85.00 i S-XXL i 187 g (6.6 oz)

wHite (170) / afterglow (242) / retro kHaki (176) / wildwood (667)

54050 i $120.00 i XS-XXL i 360 g (12.7 oz)


winter sky (706) / gravel (090) / retro kHaki (176)

Women’s (not shown)

i 53211 i $80.00 i 2-14/even i 173 g (6.1 oz)

burlap (241) / grey green (505) / wHite (170)

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i 82100 i $75.00 i S-XXL i 346 g (12.2 oz)

shorts (not shown)

i 82110 i $60.00 i S-XXL i 255 g (9 oz)

sage kHaki (386) / retro kHaki (176)


travis tollefson races in with the net, while alex allen struggles to keep the line and fish connected. bighorn river, montana. dan armstrong

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men’s island hopper shirt serene in the face of serious heat and always up for a cleansing dunk in the hotel sink, an island Hopper is a traveler’s manna. its ultralight blend of moisture-wicking 65% polyester and 35% organic cotton ventilates well; light colors reflect the sun, and the drop-in chest pockets (sized for a fly box or passport, or both) have mesh vents to take in whatever breeze comes your way. regular fit. made in thailand.

m’s short-sleeved island hopper shirt

kootenay: cliff

fabric 2.9-oz 65% polyester (100% recycled)/35% organic cotton plain weave short-sleeved

i 52168 i $75.00 i S-XXL i 193 g (6.8 oz)

kootenay: cliff (851) / kootenay: clear sky (336) / gallatin: bonfire orange (335) / gallatin: grey green (846) / gallatin: wHite (847)


i 52178 i $80.00 i S-XXL i 244 g (8.6 oz)

lodgepole: clear sky (341) / lodgepole: bonfire orange (340) / lodgepole: leaf (343) / greybull: academic blue (860) / greybull: natural (862)

find patagonia – come visit a retail store or dealer near you m’s long-sleeved island hopper shirt

lodgepole: clear sky

front Cover: the miles of hiking through spiny devil’s club become a distant memory: releasing a wild steelhead on the eagle river, alaska. tim pask

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2009 Patagonia Fly Fishing Catalog  

The latest products from the Patagonia fish team.

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