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PHOTO: Mika Korpela

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Photo credits: Juuso Syrjä (cover, p.116), Mika Korpela (p.2), Pasi Visakivi (p.4, p.13, p.45, p.56, p.72, p.76, p.80, p.91, p.104), Juuso Karikoski (p.5), Aki Huhtanen / GraylingLand (p.9), Viljami Huhtala (p.10, p.12, p.17, p.30, p.37, p.67, p.113), Juho Salin (p.11), Ilkka Vesikko (p.11), Mika Vainio (p.17, p.98, p.103), Tobias Ekvall (p.17, p.90, p.102), Antti Guttorm (p.17, p.28, p.53), Jari Koski (p17, p 62), Antti Vappula (p.17), Mika Väänänen (p.17, p.109), Alex “Flybei” Keus (p.17, p.36), Elisa Oraluoma (p.17), Patrik Bjurenstål (p.23), Teemu Venejärvi (p.24, p.51), Janne Pirkkalainen (p.44), Juha Guttorm (p.52), Aleksi Klytseroff (p.59), Kari Rautio (p.62), Niklaus Bauer (p.66), Aleksandar Kneževic (p.71), Kanerva Kilpelä (p.83), Jim Williams (p.97), Ari Laine (p.103), Tommi Härkönen (p.112).

COVER PHOTO: Gold digging in the jungle by Juuso Syrjä.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1

OUTFITS

4

Chapter 2

RODS, SINGLE HAND

10

Chapter 3

RODS, DOUBLE HAND

24

Chapter 4

REELS

28

Chapter 5

FLY LINES, SINGLE HAND

37

Chapter 6

FLY LINES, DOUBLE HAND

45

Chapter 7

RUNNING LINES & BACKINGS

53

Chapter 8

LEADERS, POLYLEADERS & TIPS

56

Chapter 9

TIPPETS, LOOPS, RINGS & SWIVELS

62

Chapter 10

WADERS

67

Chapter 11

WADING BOOTS

76

Chapter 12

WADING ACCESSORIES

80

Chapter 13

JACKETS & TROUSERS

83

Chapter 14

VESTS, BAGS & TUBES

91

Chapter 15

LAYERING

98

Chapter 16

CLOTHING

102

Chapter 17

SUNGLASSES

109

Chapter 18

ACCESSORIES

113

Vision 2017 catalog was designed to provide our customers an easy way to find essential product information along with pricing from a single document. The products are divided into 18 separate product categories (Chapters) in the same way as on the Vision website - visionflyfishing.com Season 2017 novelties include the “NEW17” logo shown on the right. If a product family has new models for season 2017, or the older versions have been upgraded in any way the “UPDATE” logo shown on the right is included.

NOTE! All Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) are in euros.

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PHOTO:Pasi Visakivi

OUTFITS

Chapter 1:

Releasing a big brown trout should be done in a safe manner.

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FISU AFFORDABLE READY-TO-GO SET

FEATURES:  Medium fast action four piece Fisu rod  Modern aluminium large arbour reel with disc brake

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Easy casting floating fly line Includes also backing and a leader Everything pre-spooled and ready for action Packed in Cordura tube with a reel pouch

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

RRP

VFK48034 VFK49056 VFK49067 VFK49078 VFK49678

Fisu Outfit Fisu Outfit  Fisu Outfit  Fisu Outfit  Fisu Outfit 

8´ 9’ 9’ 9’ 9’6’’

#3-4 #5-6 #6-7 #7-8 #7-8

4 4 4 4 4

189 189   189   189   189  

STORY: The new Fisu (nickname for a fish in Finnish) kits have medium fast 4 – piece rods with dark green blanks and yellow/green markings, all new elegant aluminium reels with adjustable, smooth disc brakes and easy casting floating fly lines. Aimed at beginners but with such performance that they are an easy choice for even pro guys who want an easy option. There is a full range of sets for small creek fanatics, all the way to large reservoir anglers.

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ABBO HIGH-QUALITY READY-TO-GO SET ESPECIALLY FOR STREAMER FISHING  

FEATURES:  Medium fast action four piece Abbo rod with black EVA foam handle  Black Abbo die cast aluminum fly reel  High quality easy to cast Vibe 85 Sink3 fly line  Includes backing and a leader  Everything pre-spooled and ready for action  Packed in cordura tube with a reel pouch

Code VAO4906

Item Abbo Outfit

Length 9’

AFTM #6

Pcs 4

RRP 255

 

STORY: Originally developed for trophy sized perch hunters in Scandinavia, Abbo(nickname for perch in Swedish) outfit is extremely suitable for general streamer fishing especially with sinking lines. 4-piece 6-weight Abbo rod has a medium-fast action with dark olive blank and black EVA foam handle. Abbo reel is a modified Deep reel with a proven brake system. Fly line (Vibe85) has a 8.5m long Sink3 head and a floating running line. The total length is 27 m. This ready-to-use outfit includes also 20lb backing and 9’ monofilament leader. A full-blooded streamer outfit.

GT100 HIGH-END READY-TO-GO SINGLE HAND SET ESPECIALLY FOR TRADITIONAL RIVER FISHING

       

FEATURES:  Medium fast four piece GT100 rod  Reliable black GT56 reel on #5 & GT67 on #6  Season 2015 novelty two tone Vibe100 floating line with a 10 m head and plenty of 20lb backing and a tapered 9’ leader. All pre-spooled.  Comes with a protective cordura tube with a new type of a reel pouch

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

RRP

VGO4905 VGO4906

GT100 SH Outfit GT100 SH Outfit

9’ 9’

#5 #6

4 4

395 395

 

 

STORY: A true high-quality ready-to-go set. New GT100 rod is a 4-piece medium fast rod with a graphite colored non-sanded blank. It has a black aluminum reel seat and a half wells handle. The reel is the popular and proven black GT reel. The line in the outfit is a new floating Vibe 100. It has a 10 meter blue colored head and a white running line. Being a part of the Vibe family which is famous for being almost ridiculously easy to cast, it has the same great features as the other members, including durability and slickness due to the integrated silicon particles, easy-to-cast, very little memory, loop at the tip of the line and many other great features. Add a decent amount of 20lb backing and a tapered 9’ leader and you have a set which is second to none. It is packed into an easyto-use protective cordura tube with a new type of reel pouch.

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SILVER HIGH-END READY-TO-GO SINGLE HAND SET ESPECIALLY FOR COASTAL FISHING  

 

FEATURES:  Strong medium fast action four piece Silver rod  Proven black Deep reel with a Kust fly line (10 m intermediate tip), 20lb backing and a 9’ leader.  All pre-spooled and ready for action.  Comes with a cordura tube with a reel pouch.

 

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

RRP

VSO4907

Silver Outfit

9’

#7

4

295

 

STORY: Silver outfit was developed especially for the Baltic sea trout fishing but can naturally be used in large variety of fishing situations. It includes a totally new medium fast action blue greyish 4-piece Silver rod with aluminum reel seat, full wells handle and a fighting butt. The set has a highly popular black Deep die cast aluminum reel and a two tone Kust fly line, which has 10 meter long pale olive slow intermediate head and integrated orange running line. Plenty of backing and a suitable leader are included. Everything is pre-spooled and ready for action. Packed in a protective cordura tube with a reel pouch.

 

 

PIKE 2.0 READY-TO-GO HEAVY SINGLE HAND SET  

FEATURES:  Strong medium fast action three piece Pike rod  Lightweight Valu graphite reel with Big Daddy intermediate fly line, backing and a pike wire leader.  All pre-spooled and ready for action.  Comes with a cordura tube with a reel pouch.  

 

Code VPN3909

Item Pike Outfit 2.0

Length 9’

AFTM #9

Pcs 3

RRP 279

STORY: Pike fishing has been by far the fastest growing part of fly fishing in Scandinavia and Vision has already been on the frontline of this development for many years. In order to continue this process, Vision made some clear improvements to our proven Pike set. Pike 2.0 set has a medium fast action three piece Pike rod, which has a modified lighter handle made out of burl cork. The lightweight die cast Valu reel loaded with our famous Big Daddy intermediate fly line, proper backing and a pike wire leader complete the set. Everything is pre-spooled and ready for the action. The outfit comes in a Cordura tube with a reel pouch. The season 2016 Pike Set will be available as long as they last.

 

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ATOM HIGH-QUALITY READY-TO-GO SET  

FEATURES:  Medium fast action three piece Atom rod  Valu die cast aluminum fly reel  High quality easy to cast Vibe85 fly line  Includes also backing and a leader  Everything pre-spooled and ready for action  Packed in cordura tube with a reel pouch

Code VAA3804 VAA3905 VAA3906 VAA3908

Item Atom Outfit Atom Outfit Atom Outfit Atom Outfit

Length 8’ 9’ 9’ 9’

AFTM #4 #5 #6 #8

Pcs 3 3 3 3

RRP 239 239 239 249

 

STORY: The upgraded Atom kit has a medium fast, 3 – piece Atom rod, a light-weight Valu die cast aluminium reel and a popular easy-to-cast Vibe85 floating fly line. It is a great all round kit for learning the sport but will fulfill the needs of the experienced fisherman too. The kit is ready to fish – the backing, fly line and leader are pre-spooled and the whole kit is packed into a protective Cordura tube with reel pouch.

 

ATOM DH HIGH-QUALITY READY-TO-GO DH SET

 

FEATURES:  Medium fast four piece Atom DH rod  Reliable Deep #9-10 reel  Suitable floating Ace shooting head, floating running line and plenty of 30lb backing and a tapered 15’ leader. All pre-spooled.  Comes with a protective cordura tube with a reel pouch

Code VAA4138

Item Atom DH Outfit

Length 13’

AFTM #8-9

Pcs 4

RRP 419

 

 

STORY: Atom DH 4-piece rods with metallic silver finish have a powerful medium fast action well capable of handling all sorts of fly lines. This 13’ rod has a uniquely shaped DH cork handle similar to our famous Gtfour Catapult DH rods.

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ZULU KIDS AFFORDABLE READY-TO-GO SET  

FEATURES:  Medium fast action four piece Zulu rod  Quality Zulu reel  Easy casting floating fly line, VIBE65  Includes also backing and a leader  Everything pre-spooled and ready for action  Packed in Cordura tube with a reel pouch

Code Item VZK47656 Zulu Kids Outfit *Great for younger kids.

Length 7’6”

AFTM #5-6

Pcs 4

RRP 189

STORY: Zulu Kids set has a forgiving medium fast, 4-piece Zulu rod, quality Zulu reel and an easy casting floating fly line. It is a great gift for a child but also a very nice set when fishing in constraint spaces so common on narrow creeks surrounded by thick bushes and overgrown trees.

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PHOTO:Viljami Huhtala

SINGLE HAND RODS

Chapter 2:

Vision friend Hanna Huhtala getting ready for early morning pike fishing in Southern Finland. 10


ONKI AFFORDABLE 4-PIECE MEDIUM-FAST ROD  

 

FEATURES:

Code

    

VON4763 VON4804 VON4905 VON4906 VON4907 VON4966 VON4967 VON4103 VON4104 VON4106 VON4107

Medium fast action Light and sensitive Four piece rods High-modulus Korean graphite (40 tn) Green olive blanks with graphite grey markings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Length

Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki Onki

7’6’’ 8’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 9’6’’ 9’6’’ 10’ 10’ 10’ 10’

 

AFTM #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #6 #7 #3 #4 #6 #7

 

Pcs

Handle

Weight

4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4 

HW HW HW SFW LFW/FB SFW/FB LFW/FB HW HW SFW/FB LFW/FB

66g 73g 78g 80g 106g 103g 111g 79g 85g 123g 125g

 

RRP

 

259 259 259 259 259 259 259 259 259 259 259

HW = half wells | SFW = short full wells | LFW = long full wells | FB = fighting butt

STORY: Our new full-scale rod series Onki (rod & line in English) consists of 11 carefully created medium-fast rod models to cover most of the situations anglers face when fishing for normal freshwater species on creeks, rivers and on various stillwater/reservoir destinations. Based on our long history with true classics like the 3Zone and the Nite/Nite Catapult, these four piece Korean made high quality rods have green olive blanks with graphite grey screen markings. The quality of high-modulus Korean graphite (40 tn) is something you normally find only in more expensive rods and it enabled us to create a very light and sensitive rod. The rest of the components are of great quality as well. For example the handles have narrow rubber/cork reinforcements to make them more durable. With these rods your money is truly well spent.

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BIG DADDY TI FOUR PIECE BIG DADDY ROD WITH TITANIUM GUIDES

  FEATURES:  Based on our Big Daddy rods  9’ #9  Medium fast action  Four piece rods  Titanium Recoil line guides by REC  Titanium stripping guides by American Tackle Company  Yellow blanks with colorful Big Daddy markings  Black EVA handle

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VBT4909

Big Daddy Ti

9’

#9

4

152g

349

 

 

 

STORY: Our proven Big Daddy rods are a great choice for casting the big, air resistant flies. Their powerful medium fast action is forgiving and pleasant when casting but they have brutal power for fighting monster size pike. Black EVA handles are extremely comfortable when the weather turns nasty. To better serve fanatic pike anglers, Vision will introduce a Big Daddy Ti rod. This 9’ #9 is a special model, which will be noticed everywhere due to its bold appearance. The line guides are made of titanium for hard abuse on saltwater conditions. It comes in a special fibreglass rod tube and with a rod cloth. Show your addiction and be proud of it… .

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THE XO STORY. The new high-end family was named XO, which, according to Vision product manager Antti Guttorm (FFF’s CI, MCI and THCI), emphasises the uniqueness of the range. “Executive officer, eXtra Ordinary and Extra Old ( as in cognacs) are all worthy acronym definitions for these unique products,” he explains. “These meticulously designed and extensively tested Vision flagships are developed for traditional freshwater fly fishing.” HANDLES: In fly fishing, many anglers think that the rod blank does all the work, but cork grips play a much bigger role than you might believe. Cork grips are an important mechanism for improving the ability to control the rod. In addition to that, having a suitable cork grip in your rod can mean the difference between a enjoyable day of fly fishing, or a day after which your arm hurts really bad. Different cork grip styles fit your hand differently and provide a different feel. Many anglers have never even tried the most common styles of cork grips to find out which one suits them best. We have done it extensively and we decided upon using traditional Reverse Half Wells for the lighter models and Full Wells for the two heavier ones. We have been using those same models for years in our earlier rod series.

REEL SEAT: Our premium XO rods are finished with a light but sturdy precision machined aluminum up-locking reel seat with a Finnish Curly Birch wooden insert, which brings out our heritage from the forests of Finland. The decorative and extremely hard wood of curly birch has been used for centuries by local craftsmen. It is both a valued and valuable timber. Production of top quality curly birch timber requires expertise, and great attention to tree care and thinning.

TUBE&CLOTH: A black aluminum rod tube with machined bar-stock aluminum collar and caps. Black with a golden XO-VISION logo. Inside the cap there is a cork layer working as a cushion with the Fishing Lion logo. Our premium aluminium XO rod tube is finished with a light elegant rod cloth with individual sections for each rod part. Easy to use and vital for the protection of your premium XO fly rod. 14

SERVICE & WARRANTY: This tackle is covered by XO service & warranty from the date of purchase and registration. It does not affect or reduce the owner’s statutory rights which cover against manufacturing and material faults during the statutory period. In the event of a breakage, your XO rod’s broken part will be replaced with a new one at fixed rate of 79.00€ (per piece). Contact www.xoflyfishing.com/customercare and simply tell where to shipthe needed part. If we need to ship outside the EU an additional cost of 30.00€ will be added. Vision Group is not responsible for possible duties and custom costs when shipping outside EU. The above works for up to three rod parts only. If you need a complete rod please contact our service centre.


GUIDES: The two most useful properties of titanium are corrosion resistance and the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element. In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but less dense. Titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, among other elements, to produce strong, lightweight alloys for many applications, also including the rod guides of fly fishing rods. We tried many products and got the best action and feeling from the patented single leg REC nickel titanium alloy snake guides and American Tackle Company solid titanium stripping guides. Both made in the USA. Solid Titanium alloy material is feather-light (Up to 64% lighter than like guides in stainless steel), 100% corrosion proof and rod-action flexibility translates into “high performance” that cannot be matched by any stainless material. Patented single leg REC nickel titanium alloy snake guides give minimal friction, higher line speed and longer casting. REC RECOIL guides are made from a special nickel titanium alloy with unique physical properties. RECOIL guides are made from an extremely hard but flexible “Shape Memory” alloy, which does not require plating, cannot corrode in any environment, and returns to its original shape after repeated deformations.

BLANKS: First we started with action samples from the best materials available. We found an action that we liked quite quickly but it wasn’t enough. We knew we could make it better. We started experimenting with different combinations of materials, components and manufacturing methods. All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. A resin material incorporating silica nano spheres provides several benefits. We spent a lot of time and money to get our hands on the latest silica nano resin, which we then combined with different carbon fibre mixes. The final secret sauce that makes our new XO rods more durable and responsive than any other rod we’ve made so far was completed. It strenghtens the rod significantly by making it more resistant to compression. You’ll notice its advantages in the responsiveness and weight to strength ratio of the rod as well as in durability. We also tried a lot of different combinations of components from the rod guides to the reel seat. We tried sanded, un-sanded, painted and unpainted blanks. There was a hell of a lot of prototypes going through our hands and our hands were rough from casting them. We found the perfect combination. In the end we were left with a rod with a natural un-sanded and unpainted blank enforced with our new sauce of nano silica resin.

see www.xoflyfishing.com

THE XO ROD. We started the rod project in 2013. The goal was to make a rod that exceeds all the rods we’ve made so far in every aspect. This time we have tried and tested a lot of different combinations of materials and actions. Good enough was not going to cut it – it had to be as close to perfect as possible. We also wanted to add something that reflects our origins in Finland. • • • • • • • • • •

A natural unsanded and unpainted blank for the best action Unique silica nano resin combined with a mix of different carbon fibres Finnish Curly Birch wooden insert Up-locking precision machined aluminum reel seat High quality Portuguese AAAA cork with rubber cork reinforcements Patented single leg REC nickel titanium alloy snake guides Titanium stripping guides from American Tackle Company Aluminium tube with engraved metal end caps and a cloth bag Designed and developed in Finland Own website www.xoflyfishing.com

THE XO FAMILY. In 2016, the family will consist of two members: a floating WF-type fly line series full of nice, well-considered details and bold material selections and a premium single-hand rod series extensive enough to cover the majority of fishing situations, regardless of the location and techniques that one prefers. We have been shipping rods and fly lines to our distributors all over the world. Now everybody has a chance to experience a special XO moment - and we are not talking about having a sip of expensive cognac. We are talking about fishing with fly fishing tackle par excellence. 15

Code VXO4804 VXO4104 VXO4905 VXO4906 VXO4967 VXO4107

Length 8´ 10’ 9’ 9’ 9’6’’ 10’

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AFTM #4 #4 #5 #6 #7 #7

Pcs 4 4 4 4 4 4

Weight 66g 81g 74g 77g 96g 104g

RRP 745 745 745 745 745 745


TANE FOUR PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION ROD 

FEATURES:  Medium fast action  Lightweight  Four piece rods  Black blanks with golden yellow markings  

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VTA4803 VTA4804 VTA4963 VTA4103 VTA4104 VTA4905 VTA4906 VTA4106 VTA4967 VTA4107 VTA4908

Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane Tane

8’ 8’ 9’6’’ 10’ 10’ 9’ 9’ 10’ 9’6’’ 10’ 9’

#3 #4 #3 #3 #4 #5 #6 #6 #7 #7 #8

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

51g 54g 86g 82g 91g 77g 80g 96g 103g 105g 99g

330 330 330 330 330 330 330 345 345 345 345

 

STORY: Tane (nickname for brown trout in Finnish) fly rod series was developed to upgrade our mid-price range. Smooth mediumfast action makes these rods perfect for most of the anglers. Eleven carefully selected length/line weight combinations will cover most of the situations emerging in traditional brown trout fishing from small creeks to large rivers and lakes/reservoirs. Tane flyrods are extremely light even though they are four piece rods. Comes with an elegant glass fibre rod tube and a cloth.

KUST LIGHTWEIGHT FOUR PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION ROD WITH PREMIUM COMPONENTS

  FEATURES:  Fast action  Four piece rods  Titanium frame stripping guides  Dark blue blanks with white markings  Full wells handles

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VKU4906

Kust

9’

#6

4

129g

439

VKU4907

Kust

9’

#7

4

132g

439

VKU4908

Kust

9’

#8

4

135g

439

 

STORY: This is a range of rods which are especially targeted for coastal fishing for seatrout, sea bass, mackerel, pollock and other northern saltwater fish. These rods have powerful progressive action with relatively fast recovery speed which makes them real joy to cast long day. As they are made for saltwater they feature hard chrome snake guides, Pacific Bay Titanium frame stripping guides and SW-proof reel seat. The handle is full wells shape and made from high quality marble cork. All models have a fighting butt. These rods are 4-piece and come with a triangle shaped rod tube & cloth bag. 16


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MERISUOLA STORY. Saltwater fly fishing is becoming ever more popular also in Europe. Vision has been offering specially designed tackle for saltwater fanatics already for years. When we realised we have something special with the XO prototypes 2 years ago we also realised we could make our dream saltwater rod from these same ingredients. Enter the “Pass Me The Salt”-project. This later on changed to the real and final name Merisuola (Seasalt). First and foremost these rods are a result of our passion for saltwater fly fishing.

BLANKS: All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. A resin material incorporating silica nano spheres provides several benefits. We spent a lot of time and money to get our hands on the latest silica nano resin, which we then combined with different carbon fibre mixes. The final secret sauce that makes our new Merisuola rods more durable and responsive than any other rod we’ve made so far is the one developed for our premium XO rods. It strenghtens the rod significantly by making it more resistant to compression. You’ll notice the advantages of it in the responsiveness and weight to strength ratio of the rod as well as in durability. We also tried a lot of different combinations of components from the rod guides to the reel seat. We tried sanded, un-sanded, painted and unpainted blanks. In the end we were left with a rod with a natural un-sanded and unpainted blank enforced with our new sauce of nano silica resin.

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GUIDES: The two most useful properties of titanium are corrosion resistance and the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element. Merisuola rods have patented two leg REC nickel titanium alloy snake guides and solid titanium stripping guides. Made in USA.

HANDLES: A properly shaped high-quality handle is a crucial part of any fly rod and especially so in saltwater fly fishing where large and/or heavy flies are used in windy conditions on a regular basis. We selected proven Full wells handles with AAAA Portuguese cork with rubber cork enforcement for our flagship saltwater rods.


SEE WWW.MERISUOLA.COM SERVICE & WARRANTY: This tackle is covered by Merisuola service & warranty from the date of purchase and registration. It does not affect or reduce the owner’s statutory rights which cover against manufacturing and material faults during the statutory period. In the event of a breakage, your Merisuola rod’s broken part will be replaced with a new one at fixed rate of 79.00€ (per

piece). Contact our customercare and simply tell where to ship the needed part. If we need to ship outside the EU an additional cost of 30.00€ will be added. Vision Group is not responsible for possible duties and custom costs when shipping outside EU. The above works for up to three rod parts only. If you need a complete rod please contact our service centre.

REEL SEAT: A double nut up-locking precision machined aluminum reel seat for secure and easy locking of your reel. Fighting butt size varies with each rod weight and has a target species branded on the end cap. Collect the whole series: bonefish, permit, and tarpon.

TUBE&CLOTH: A high-quality aluminum rod tube with machined bar-stock aluminum collar and caps. Bright blue with bright orange Merisuola logo. Inside the cap there is a cork layer working as a cushion with the Fishing Lion logo. Our premium aluminium Merisuola rod tube is finished with a bright orange rod cloth with individual sections for each rod parts. Easy to use and vital for the protection of your premium Merisuola fly rod.

MERISUOLA RODS. The backbone of the family consists of four piece lightweight fast action saltwater rods targeted to three classical shallow water species – bonefish, permit and tarpon. Each of these rods is marked with a silhouette of the target fish on the fighting butt and are named accordingly: The BoneCollector (#8), The PermitMaster(#10) and the Tarponator (#12). These rods incorporate everything we have learned during the 20 years of rod design and manufacturing - and then some. We took our time and tested extensively our prototypes all over the world in order to get it right. After some minor improvements we are finally ready to launch these premium rods. • • • • • • • •

A natural unsanded and unpainted blank for the best action Unique silica nano resin combined with a mix of different carbon fibres Adouble nut up-locking precision machined aluminum reel seat Patented REC nickel titanium stripping and snake guides Full wells handles with AAAA Portuguese cork with rubber cork enforcement. Fighting butt size varies with each rod weight and has a target species branded on the end cap of the FB Supplied in a custom aluminum tube with engraved metal end caps together with a cloth bag Tested all over the world by sailfish, tarpon, permit, jacks, bonefish etc…

Code VMS4908 VMS4910 VMS4912

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MERISUOLA FAMILY. In 2016, the family will consist of two members: a floating WF-type fly line series full of nice, well-considered details and a premium single-hand rod series with three models. We are shipping rods and fly lines to our distributors all over the world.

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Length AFTM 9´ #8 9’ #10 9’ #12

Pcs 4 4 4

Weight 121g 131g 147g

RRP 795 795 795


EXTREME LIGHTWEIGHT THREE PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION ROD WITH BEST COMPONENTS

FEATURES:  Medium fast action  Three piece rods  Dark blue blanks with white markings  Half wells in the lighter models, full wells in the heavier models

Code VEE3804 VEE3905 VEE3906 VEE3967 VEE3908

Item Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme

Length 8’ 9’ 9’ 9’6’’ 9’

AFTM #4 #5 #6 #7 #8

Pcs 3 3 3 3 3

Weight 65g 72g 77g 116g 118g

RRP 439 439 439 439 439  

STORY: This three piece medium action rod is a perfect combination of lightness, power, sensitivity and looks in one elegant package. These rods have the extreme action for single handed Spey casts. Manufactured from the top-of-the-line Japanese graphite and equipped with the best possible components this deep-blue beauty is ready for action. The rod is delivered in a protective aluminum tube along with a cloth bag.

 

VIPU AFFORDABLE MEDIUM FAST ACTION FOUR PIECE ROD

FEATURES:  Medium fast action  Four piece rods  Dark brown blanks with yellow markings  Half wells in the lighter models,  Full wells and fighting butts in the heavier models  Great value for money ratio  Brown cordura tube

Code VPU4663 VPU4763 VPU4804 VPU4865 VPU4905 VPU4906 VPU4967 VPU4107 VPU4908 *VPU4963 *VPU4104 *VPU4108

* Competition versions with matt antiglare surface and lightweight single leg guides

Item Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu Vipu

Length 6’6’’ 7’6” 8’ 8’6” 9’ 9’ 9’6” 10´ 9’ 9’6’’ 10’ 10’

AFTM #3 #3 #4 #5 #5 #6 #7 #7 #8 #3 #4 #8

Pcs 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Weight 52g 76g 88g 89g 96g 104g 137g 137g 140g 92g 94g 142g

RRP 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 159 159 159 159 159

 

STORY: These 4-piece dark brown rods have clearly medium fast action, which will make them good all-rounders for almost every imaginable situation. Bright yellow screen fits in nicely and the result is an exceptionally harmonic outlook. Lighter class rods have reddish-brown (tiger stripes) wooden reel seats and heavier classes have black metallic reel seats.  

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MAG FOUR PIECE FAST ACTION ROD WITH GREAT DETAILS

 

FEATURES:  Fast action  Four piece rods  Metallic matt olive blank with orange markings  Half wells in the lighter models, full wells in the heavier models  9’ models work extremely well with our Vibe 85 fly lines STORY: The fastest of all Vision rods. These tip action, four piece rods will surprise you with their great balance and looks. Metallic olive finish with some small orange details make these rods stand out from all others.

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VP4903 VP4904 VP4905 VP4906 VP4103 VP4104 VP4105 VP4106 VP4107 VP4112 VP4113 VP4114

Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag Mag

9’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 10’ 10’ 10’ 10’ 10’ 11’ 11’ 11’

#3/4 #4/5 #5/6 #6/7 #3/4 #4/5 #5/6 #6/7 #7/8 #2/3 #3/4 #4/5

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

82g 84g 87g 98g 94g 101g 103g 120g 123g 94g 94g 100g

330 330 330 330 345 345 345 345 345 345 345 345

 

 

GLASSIC OLD SCHOOL SLOW THREE PIECE FIBERGLASS ROD  

   

FEATURES:  Slow action fiberglass  Three piece rods  Reddish brown blanks & white markings  Half wells / cigar shape handles

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VGL3621 VGL3682 VGL3743 VGL3794

Glassic Glassic Glassic Glassic

6’2” 6’8” 7’4’’ 7’9’’

#1-2 #2-3 #3-4 #4-5

3 3 3 3

66g 75g 90g 103g

285 285 285 285

 

STORY: Sometimes it is nice to take things slowly. It goes with casting as well. Vision’s new full breed fiber glass rods are new old rods with smooth and slow action. Don’t hurry when you fish with these ones. Once you hook a fish, it has very slight chances to free itself - these rods will flex like a rubber band.

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VENUS FOUR PIECE POWERFUL MEDIUM ACTION ROD WITH ERGONOMIC D-SHAPE™ HANDLE

       

FEATURES:  Fast action  Four piece rods  Grey blanks  Unique, ergonomic D-shape™ handle

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VWS4907 VWS4908 VWS4909 VWS4910 VWS4912

Venus SWS Venus SWS Venus SWS Venus SWS Venus SWS

9’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 9’

#7 #8 #9 #10 #12

4 4 4 4 4

141g 148g 151g 154g 186g

439 439 439 439 439

 

STORY: Medium fast/fast, full flex action is suitable for all fishing styles and conditions making it easy to deliver long and accurate casts. These rods are built using the highest quality Pacific bay guides and triple anodized aluminum reel seats to withstand the harsh saltwater conditions. Venus SWS has a unique, ergonomic D-shape™ handle which fits your hand like a glove, reducing your need to grip your rod hard. In practice it means that your hand doesn’t get tired so easily and that means better concentration on fishing and… more fish! It doesn’t get slippery, not even when you have applied loads of sun screen on your tropics trip.    

 

 

 

 

 

BIG MAMA 2.0 FOUR PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION ROD WITH SPECIAL SHAPED EVA HANDLE

  FEATURES:  Medium fast action four piece rods  Special EVA handle, large fighting but  Dark green blank with red markings

Code VBM4908 VBM4849 VBM4909 VBM4910

Item Big Mama Big Mama Big Mama Big Mama

Length 9’ 8’4’’ 9’ 9’

AFTM #8 #9 #9 #10

Pcs

Weight

RRP

4 4 4 4

138g 145g 141g 148g

439 439 439 439

STORY: Big Mama rods are developed from our Venus rods by our pike fanatic Swedish distributor guy Niklaus Bauer. They have plenty of power to handle monster pike or other nasty creatures. Big Mama rods are 4-piece rods with the EVA D-shape™ handles. They come with a triangle shaped rod tube & a cloth bag. Especially for pike and muskie aficionados worldwide.

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BIG DADDY FOUR PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION ROD WITH CORK OR EVA HANDLES

 

FEATURES:  Medium fast action  Four piece rods  Dark green blanks with yellow markings  All with full wells and fighting butts  

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VBF4849 VBF4909 VBF4910 VB4908 VB4909 VB4910

Big Daddy EVA Big Daddy EVA Big Daddy EVA Big Daddy Big Daddy Big Daddy

8’4’’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 9’ 9’

#9 #9 #10 #8 #9 #10

4 4 4 4 4 4

152g 141g 150g 128g 134g 140g

285 285 285 285 285 285

 

STORY: Big Daddy rods are great choice for casting the big, air resistant flies. Their powerful medium fast action is forgiving and pleasant when casting but they have brutal power for fighting the monster size pike. Black EVA handles are extremely comfortable when the weather turns nasty. Available with traditional cork handle also.

 

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PHOTO: Teemu Venejärvi

DOUBLE HAND RODS

Chapter 3:

Vision warehouse manager Ari Taina does it again. Now with a new #5 Tool DH.

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MAG FAST ACTION FOUR PIECE DH ROD WITH TOP OF THE LINE COMPONENTS

FEATURES:  Fast action  Four piece rods  Olive green blank with orange markings  Comes in an orange triangular cordura tube and with a cloth bag

  Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Grams

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VP4127 VP4138 VP4149 VP41510

Mag Mag Mag Mag

12’6’’ 13’ 14’ 15’

#7-8 #8-9 #9-10 #10-11

27-31g 29-34g 31-37g 37-43g

4 4 4 4

255g 275g 294g 310g

589 589 589 589

 

STORY: These 4-piece olive green rods have fast action. They will surprise you with their great balance and looks. The blanks are made using the latest Japanese high modulus graphite and all components are nothing but the best. Metallic olive finish with some small orange details make these rods stand out from all others.

TOOL MEDIUM FAST / FAST ACTION FOUR PIECE DH ROD

   

 

FEATURES:  Medium fast / fast action  Four piece rods  Black matt blank with no markings  Novel reel seat design  Comes in a triangular cordura tube

Code VTC4115 VTC4117 VTC4118 VTC4127 VTC4138 VTC4149 VTC41510 VT4127 VT4138 VT4149 VT41510

Item Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Cork Tool Tool Tool Tool

Length 11’6’’ 11´6’’ 11’6’’ 12’6’’ 13’ 14’ 15’ 12’6’’ 13’ 14’ 15’

AFTM #5 #7 #8 #7-8 #8-9 #9-10 #10-11 #7-8 #8-9 #9-10 #10-11

Grams 29-35g 31-39g 34-45g 37-50g 29-35g 31-39g 34-45g 37-50g

Pcs 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Weight 150g 163g 165g 229g 255g 278g 302g 218g 235g 262g 275g

RRP 489 489 489 589 589 589 589 589 589 589 589

 

STORY: Tool DH rods have been a kind of an enigma since their introduction two years ago. Black matte blanks together with  exceptional reel seats and thin EVA handles give these rods a unique stealthy look. So much so, that some more conservative anglers have avoided even testing these rods. Most of those who have tested have been really happy with the smooth and powerful performance of these rods. However, in order to make them more approachable for everybody we made Tool DH rods available with cork handles. In addition, we introduced three new models (currently only available with cork handles): 11’6’’ #5, 11’6’’ #7 and 11’6’’ #8. These short light DH rods are excellent tools not only for small waters but also for high water conditions on larger rivers when fish are often coming up very near the bank, not to mention how convenient these short rods are when you are forced to fish under trees or in otherwise restricted space.  

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SIKS SIX PIECE MEDIUM FAST ACTION DH ROD  

 

FEATURES:  Medium fast action  Six piece rods  High quality components  Dark blue blanks with white markings  Comes in a white triangular shaped cordura tube and cloth bag

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Grams

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VX613 VX614 VX615

Siks Siks Siks

13’4’’ 13’8’’ 15’2’’

#7 #9 #10

26-31g 34-40g 34-40g

6 6 6

264g 270g 309g

679 679 679

 

STORY: SIKS rods, introduced in 2012, have a powerful and deep action making them great all round rods. Action-wise they are situated somewhere between the highly popular Cult and Tool series. Siks rods handle modern spey lines, shooting heads and skagit heads with ease. The #7 rod packs down to 74cm and the #10 to 83cm so you can easily pack them inside your travel bag. The rods are made using the very high quality Pacific Bay guides, Portuguese cork rings and wood & aluminum reel seats. The blanks are varnished but non-sanded, to give us the opportunity to build them very light in weight but still strong. For season 2016, we introduced our ultimate DH travel rod, SIKS 13’8’’ #9 powerhouse. If you can get only one DH rod for your travels, we strongly recommend that you should test this one. You will not be disappointed.  

 

CULT SLOW/MEDIUM ACTION FOUR PIECE DH ROD  

 

FEATURES:  Slow-medium fast action  Four piece DH rods  Dark brown blanks with white markings  Comes with dark brown cordura tube

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Grams

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VU4137 VU4138 VU4139 VU4149 VU41510 VU41711

Cult Cult Cult Cult Cult Cult

13’4’’ 13’2’’ 13’8’’ 14’7’’ 15’2’’ 17’8’’

#7 #8 #9 #9 #10 #10-12

26-31g 29-34g 31-37g 31-37g 34-40g 40g+

4 4 4 4 4 4

253g 262g 283g 292g 292g 386g

589 589 589 589 589 589

 

STORY: Cult double hand rods have a moderate fast, deep and powerful full flex action. So even they feel softer than our other DH rods and cast far afield, even with huge flies. Casting just feels different, easier. These rods perform extremely well with both Spey lines and shooting- or skagit- heads. The rods are marked with a suggested head weights with bigger variation due to the fact that full flex rod cast a wider range of line weights.  

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SWITCH SHORT SLOW/MEDIUM ACTION FOUR PIECE SWITCH ROD  

FEATURES:  Slow – medium fast action  Four piece DH rods  Dark brown blanks with white markings  Comes with dark brown cordura tube

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Grams

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VSS4116 VSS4117 VSS4118

Switch Switch Switch

10’11’’ 10’11’’ 10’11’’

#6 #7 #8

23g 26g 29g

4 4 4

176g 182g 188g

395 395 395

 

STORY: With Switch rods you have the benefits of casting like a double hand rod but working the fly like with single hand rods, a real benefit in many fishing situations. These rods with modern shooting heads give you an opportunity to fish certain places much more efficiently compared to if you fished them with long double hand rods or normal single handed rods. These rods are getting more and more popular on coastal fishing too and they are really handy on bigger trout rivers.  

 

   

 

VIPU REASONABLE PRICED MEDIUM FAST ACTION FOUR PIECE DH ROD  

FEATURES:  Slow – medium fast action  Four piece DH rods  Dark brown blanks with yellow markings  Comes with brown cordura tube

Code

Item

Length

AFTM

Grams

Pcs

Weight

RRP

VPU4138 VPU41410

Vipu DH Vipu DH

13’4’’ 14’9’’

#8 #10

29-34g 37-47g

4 4

261g 308g

349 349

 

STORY: Too good to be true? Vipu double hand rods complete the very popular range of Vipu single hand rods. These rods have powerful full flex action. They handle all modern fly lines in every fishing situation with ease. The metallic brown blank has nice yellow decoration. A great series for beginners and experts alike.

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PHOTO:Antti Guttorm

REELS

Chapter 4:

Permit hunting. If you are lucky enough to hook one, you better be prepared. 28


RULLA CUSTOM SPECIAL REEL FAMILY WITH A SPECIAL ATTIDUTE  

LOHI Feel the spirit of Salmon (Lohi in Finnish). The magical salmon artwork on the rear side gives you the spirit to catch more than your friend and bigger too. This new elegant reel is best suited for lighter DH rods and switch rods, but can be used for heavier single-hand rods as well. It is a heavy-duty reel with a robust frame, full body rim and powerful brake.  

 

Code

Item

Line

Diam.

Width

Vol.

VRK2.5 VRB3

Kust Big Daddy

6-8 7-9

90mm 95mm

25mm 29mm

90cm 3 105cm

VRL3.5

Lohi

8-10

105mm

33mm

170cm

VRA4

Ace of Spey

8-10

113mm

33mm

220cm

3

3

3

FEATURES:  Based on Rulla reels  Large capacity mid arbour reel to host modern lines  Carbon fibre disc brake system with high precision adjustment  Quick spool release  Theme colors for four sizes

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF7F+ 150m 20lb Bäkkäri* WF8F+ 150m 30lb Bäkkäri* Floating DH shooting head + running line + 150m 30lb backing SlideSpey(910F) + 150m 30lb Bäkkäri* SlideSpey(1011F) + 200m 36lb Dacspun**

165g 205g

239 249

229g

269

271g

269

* Note that the capacity is informed with our thin Bäkkäri backing **Note that the capacity is informed with our extremely thin Dac spun backing SPARE SPOOLS VRK2.5-001 VRB3-001 VRL3.5-001 VRA4-001

RRP Kust Big Daddy Lohi Ace of Spey

STORY: This different looking reel family is closely related to our Rulla reels. They share the same reliable drag system with USA made carbon & stainless steel discs and the same quick spool release. These reels are more solid and stronger, thanks to the full rim frame. Their colour theme goes hand in hand with our rods, Kust is designed for coastal fishing, Big Daddy will tire the big pike in the Baltic Sea and the Ace Of Spey will fight even the biggest salmon and steelhead. For the season 2017 we will introduce Lohi to be used with light double-hand rods or heavy single hand rods. ART FOR REELS: In 2017 every Kust, Big Daddy and Ace of Spey Rulla Custom reel comes with an additional reel sticker designed by Sakke Yrjölä (see sakkeyrjola.com for details) – customizing your reel has never been easier.

Work of art by Sakke Yrjölä for trout, salmon and pike fans.

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89 89 89 89


RULLA EXTREMELY LIGHT HIGH QUALITY MID-ARBOR REEL WITH A GREAT BRAKE SYSTEM  

                                  

    

FEATURES:  Large capacity mid arbour reel to host modern lines  Extremely light when compared to the capacity

 New carbon fibre disc brake system with high precision adjustment  Matt gray finish

Code

Item

Line

Diam.

Width

Vol.

VRR1 VRR1.5 VRR2 VRR2.5 VRR3

Rulla 1 Rulla 1.5 Rulla 2 Rulla 2.5 Rulla 3

3-5 4-6 5-7 6-8 7-9

73mm 79mm 85mm 90mm 95mm

25mm 25mm 25mm 25mm 29mm

45cm 3 60cm 3 75cm 3 90cm 3 105cm

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF3F+ 50m 12lb Bäkkäri* WF5F+ 50m 20lb Bäkkäri* WF6F+ 100m 20lb Bäkkäri* WF7F+ 150m 20lb Bäkkäri* WF8F+ 150m 30lb Bäkkäri*

118g 122g 129g 158g 172g

239 239 239 239 239

 

* Note that the capacity is informed with our thin Bäkkäri backing ** Note that the capacity is informed with our extremely thin Dacspun backing  

 

SPARE SPOOLS VRR1-001 VRR1.5-001 VRR2-001 VRR2.5-001 VRR3-001

RRP ex.spool Rulla 1 ex.spool Rulla 1.5 ex.spool Rulla 2 ex.spool Rulla 2.5 ex.spool Rulla 3

89 89 89 89 89

STORY: Full range of large capacity mid arbor reels from small creek models all the way to heavy streamer fishing. These reels are extremely light when compared to the capacity they provide. Modern disc brake with high precision adjustment turns this reel into reliable companion when fighting a trophy size fish. Elegant matt gray finish.

 

          

 

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XLB THE BLACK BRUTE  

           

Code VLC3 VLC4.5

Item XLB 3 XLB 4.5

Line 9 - 10 11 -

Diam. 100 mm 118 mm

Vol. 3 153 cm 3 257 cm

Capacity WF10 + 200m 36lb Dacspun WF12 + 300m 36lb Dacspun

SPARE SPOOLS

RRP

VLC3-001 Ex.spool (XLB3), VLC4.5-001 Ex.spool (XLB4.5)

159

STORY: When we dropped the original XLB from our repertoire after year 2011, we got some angry calls and emails from customers all over the world. They came both from avid salmon anglers and from saltwater fanatics. They just couldn’t believe what we had done. All the remaining reels were acquired very quickly from our retailers and some even tried to find second-hand XLB reels to make sure that they have some spare reels for years to come. We told everybody that we are introducing some really cool reels, which could be used basically as replacements for the XLB. Well, looking back, we have to admit that we might have exaggerated a bit. There have been and still are some really good reels suitable for fighting some serious battles, but none of those reels is quite like the XLB. It is such a great feeling to know that you have a reel which will deliver every time in some of the most hostile environments known to fly fishermen. XLB’s formidable brake package is well enclosed and the heart is a solid carbon, stainless steel and Teflon disc trio. It operates smoothly even in those scary occasions when a fish pulls your rod down to a horizontal level and your backing is leaving in an ever increasing speed towards the horizon and the only thing that you can do is tighten your brake click by click and hope that it will stop before something bad happens. The line capacity of these reels will definitely give you some extra time before it happens. When loaded with our thin diameter Dacspun backing, you have a reel to fight a large Pacific sailfish or a colossal jungle tarpon. These reels balance nicely any proper size double hander, but they are just as well at home when attached to one of those ten or twelve+ weight single hand rods needed to fight any saltwater leviathans. Needless to say the capacity should be sufficient for every salmon angler even when using the longest Spey lines available.

Weight 291g 358g

FEATURES:  The brake is based on our initial train stopping XLB  Black anodized aluminum  Full rim  Mid-arbor spool  An unique outlook

REMARKS:

In general, many things should be taken into consideration when you are selecting your next reel, but when we really get down to the basics of fighting large fish, only two factors really matter - the size of the train your brake can stop and the length of the cable that you can have stored on your reel. Having tested this reel all over the globe, we can state with absolute certainty that the XLB has those two factors nailed.

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RRP 399 399


TANK OLD SCHOOL REEL WITH MODERN DISC BRAKE AND LOUD CLICKER FEATURES:  The brake is based on our proven GT reel  A classic oldschool outlook  Solid and durable  Anodized aluminum  Full rim  Mid-arbor spool

  Code

Item

VT79 VT11 VT12 VT79B VT11B VT12B

Line

Tank 3, silver Tank 4, silver Tank 5, silver Tank 3, black Tank 4, black Tank 5, black

7-9 9-11 127-9 9-11 12-

Diam.

Volume 3

96mm 100mm 110mm 96mm 100mm 110mm

134cm 3 194cm Big enough… 3 134cm 3 194cm Big enough…

 

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF8F+ 183m 30lb WF12F+ 183m 30lb WF12F+ 280m 30lb WF8F+ 183m 30lb WF12F+ 183m 30lb WF12F+ 280m 30lb

276g 314g 394g 276g 314g 394g

229 229 229 229 229 229

 

SPARE SPOOLS

RRP

VT79-001 Ex.spool (Tank 3, silver), VT11-001 Ex.spool (Tank 4, silver), VT12-001 Ex.spool (Tank 5, silver)

119

STORY: A great salmon reel doesn’t have to be as light as a feather. When used with a long double hand rod, a reel is not just a fly line storage or a brake provider in your fishing set, but also very much a balancing element. The initial brake design was from our highly popular and proven GT reel. The outlook of the reel follows closely classical salmon reel design principles with only few holes on the handle side of the reel to provide some amount of ventilation for fly line and backing after long fishing hours. We wanted to have a full rim for the reel in order to fully eliminate those unfortunate occasions when a thin running line gets jammed between the frame and the spool. The classical color of the reel is an outcome of anodizing the used high quality aluminum. The final touch in our quest for old-school atmosphere comes in the form of absolute kick ass brake sound. Now available also in black.  

KELA SPACIOUS OFFSPRING OF OUR TRUSTY XLA AND FEATHERLIGHT CDC REELS FEATURES:  The offspring of two of our classics: the trusty XLA and the weather light CDC  Large capacity to host modern lines  New brake adjustment system with high precision control  New sensitive carbon fibre disc brake based on the reliable XLA  New handle design for maximum grip  Two colors: “SilverGrey” and “GreenMachine

         

Code

Item

Line

Diam.

Width

Vol.

Capacity

Weight

RRP

VLK1.5T VLK2T

Kela 1.5 SilverGrey Kela 2 SilverGrey

4-6 5-7

85mm 90mm

28mm 28mm

70cm 3 82cm

3

WF5F+ 70m 20lb Bäkkäri* WF6F+ 120m 20lb Bäkkäri*

139g 147g

359 359

VLK2G

Kela 2 GreenMachine

5-7

90mm

28mm

82cm

3

WF6F+ 120m 20lb Bäkkäri*

147g

359

*Note that the capacity is informed with our thin Bäkkäri backing

STORY: The famous XLA is a milestone among Vision reels. Reliable and even more reliable. But it started to look old. Just like its designers. The CDC reel was at same time also very much liked partly because it’s really light weight partly because of its nice look. We integrated these two reels together and the result is lightweight, reliable, simple, nice looking and an elegant KELA. It comes in two stunning color combinations: SilverGrey and Green Machine. 

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SPARE SPOOLS VLK1.5T-001 VLK2T-001 VLK2G-001

RRP Kela 1.5 SilverGrey Kela 2 SilverGrey Kela 2 GreenMachine

149 149 149


GT CUSTOM LIMITED EDITION GT MODELS DECORATED WITH PICTURES OF LEGENDARY FINNISH FLIES

FEATURES:  Limited edition  Technical features from normal GT reels  Special black colored body design  Famous Finnish dry fly, Nalle Puh, on #5/6  Famous Finnish streamer, Tinseli, on #6/7

 

Code

Item

Line

Diameter

Volume

VG56B VG67B

GT 56 black, “Nalle Puh” GT 67 black, “Tinseli”

5-6 6-7

82mm 89mm

59cm 3 78cm

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF6F+ 60m 20lb WF7F+ 91m 20lb

134g 145g

229 229

STORY: Many countries have some special flies, which have become legends, sometimes even outside the country of origin. In order to honor two extremely popular Finnish fly patterns, called Nalle Puh and Tinseli, Vision decided to introduce two special custom-made GT reels (Limited Edition), which are decorated with pictures of these flies. Model #5/6 has a picture of a very famous Finnish dry fly pattern Nalle Puh on its side and model #6/7 has a famous streamer pattern Tinseli as its decoration.

GT ELEGANT CLASSIC SERIES FOR SMALL CREEKS AS WELL AS FOR THE LARGEST SALMON RIVERS FEATURES:  Precision machined bar stock highgrade aluminium  Triple high gloss anodizing  Silent retrieve and subdued brake click  Extra smooth disc brake with large brake effect  Soft polyurethane handle for maximum grip wet and dry

 

Code

Item

Line

Diameter

Volume

VG45 VG56 VG67 VG79

GT 45 GT 56 GT 67 GT 79

4-5 5-6 6-7 7-9

77mm 82mm 89mm 95mm

44cm 3 59cm 3 78cm 3 121cm

VG11

GT 11

10-12

100mm

168cm

3

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF5F + 40m 20lb WF6F+ 60m 20lb WF7F+ 91m 20lb WF8F+ 183m 30lb

123g 134g 145g 194g

210 210 210 210

WF11F+ 183m 30lb Spey Ace 910F +183m30lb

212g

210

SPARE SPOOLS

RRP

VG56-001(GT56), VG67-001(GT67) VG79-001(GT67), VG11-001(GT11)

89 89

   

STORY: This proven triple anodised reel is machined from one piece of high quality aluminum. GT reels have our new line of styling.

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KALU AFFORDABLE LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH QUALITY DIE CAST REELS  

Black w/green details(G)

Brunette(B)

Black w/orange details(M)

Yellow(Y)

 

Code VKV34G VKV56G

Item Kalu34G, black w/green Kalu56G, black w/green

Line 3-4 5-6

Diam. 75 mm 85 mm

Vol. 3 58 cm 3 78 cm

Capacity WF3 + 50m 12lb Bäkkäri WF5 + 90m 20lb Bäkkäri

Weight 121 g 138 g

RRP 119 119

VKV56B VKV78B

Kalu56B, brunette Kalu78B, brunette

5-6 7-8

85 mm 95 mm

78 cm 3 107 cm

3

WF5 + 90m 20lb Bäkkäri WF7 + 150m 20lb Bäkkäri

138 g 177 g

119 119

VKV34M VKV56M VKV78M

Kalu34M, black w/orange Kalu56M, black w/orange Kalu78M, black w/orange

3-4 5-6 7-8

75 mm 85 mm 95 mm

58 cm 3 78 cm 3 107 cm

3

WF3 + 50m 12lb Bäkkäri WF5 + 90m 20lb Bäkkäri WF7 + 150m 20lb Bäkkäri

121 g 138 g 177 g

119 119 119

VKV78Y

Kalu78Y, yellow

7-8

95 mm

107 cm3

WF7 + 150m 20lb Bäkkäri

177 g

119

STORY: Kalu reels are real value for money. Their outlook is from our famous GT reel, just fattened up. They are machined die-cast reels which have eaten a sealed, smooth, drag system consisting of stainless steel and carbon discs. The one turn drag adjustment knob is fully machined. Kalu reels can take more than enough backing with a suitable fly line. Kalu has four colors: brunette, black(with orange details), black(with green details) and yellow.

SPARE SPOOLS VKV56B-001, VKV78B-001 VKV34M-001, VKV56M-001, VKV78M-001 VKV34G-001, VKV56G-001 VKV78Y-001

            360° drag adjustment  

   

FEATURES:  POP out spool release  CNC -machined housing and drag adjustment  Easy and fast 360 drag adjustment  Carbon disc used in the brake package made in USA  Japan made ball bearings

RRP 45 45 45 45

Kalu, brunette Kalu, black w/orange Kalu, black w/green Kalu, yellow

Sealed drag package

 

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Pop out spool

    


KOMA AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE REEL WHICH HAS SET STANDARDS FOR THE INDUSTRY

FEATURES:  Semi-machined aluminum reel  Easy change right/left wind  Smooth disc brake with large brake effect  Soft polyurethane handle 

Code

Item

Line

Diameter

Volume

VK56B VK78B

Koma 56, black Koma 78, black

5-6 7-8

91mm 97mm

57cm 3 113 cm

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF6F + 60m 20lb WF8F + 150m 30lb

177g 188g

89 89

  SPARE SPOOLS

RRP

VK56B-001(Koma 56, black), VK78B-001(Koma 78, black)

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STORY: Save your money for fishing trips. There are tens of thousands of Komas in action today. The die cast semi machined reel is dressed with a smooth drag, using three brake discs in size 11. By combining the body of 67 to the spool of 78 you’ll be able to mix and balance your gear as you wish. Hey, it works the other way around too!

KOMA KASSETTE VERSATILE REEL WITH CHANGEABLE CASSETTES FEATURES:  Based on the original Koma  Includes three cassettes and a pouch  Reliable spool locking  Smooth disc drag

 

 

Code

Item

Line

Diameter

Volume

VKC78B

Koma Kasette 78

7-8

97mm

106cm

SPARE SPOOLS VKC78B-001

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF7F + 150m 20lb

188g

129 RRP

Koma Kassette 78

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STORY: Some fisherman felt that to complete the Koma range we needed a cassette reel. Well here it is. Look carefully. It does not look like a cassette reel but there it is. Easy to use and a nice looking reel. The Koma Kassette includes three cassettes and a fabric pouch. They have extremely reliable easy spool locking and a smooth disc drag.

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DEEP AFFORDABLE DEEP ARBOR REEL IN THREE DIFFERENT COLORS

FEATURES:  Reliable disc brake  Deep arbour for extra capacity  Quick spool release  Available in black, white and yellow STORY: These reels have a deeper arbour giving you plenty of capacity for your lines. They also have a reliable and smooth disc brake with easy and accurate adjusting. They are strong but still light in weight, thanks to a latest die-cast techniques and materials. Their non-reflecting matt finish and reliable, XLA style spool’s quick release, are something that you are not used to find from this price level’s reels before.  

Code

Item

Line

Diam.

Volume

VD56B VD78B VD910B VD11B VD56W VD78W VD78Y

Deep 56 black Deep 78 black Deep 910 black Deep 11 black Deep 56 white Deep 78 white Deep 78 yellow

5-6 7-8 9-10 11-13 5-6 7-8 7-8

85mm 93mm 105mm 120mm 85mm 93mm 93mm

85cm 3 194cm 3 85cm 3 194cm 3 194cm

3

Capacity

Weight

RRP

WF6F + 100m 20lb WF8F + 150m 20lb Slide Spey 10/11 + 183m 30lb Slide Spey 11/12+ 250m 30lb WF6F + 100m 20lb WF8F + 150m 20lb WF8F + 150m 20lb

162g 178g 265g 294g 162g 178g 178g

89 89 109 109 89 89 89

 

SPARE SPOOLS

RRP

VD56B-001(Deep 56, black), VD56W-001(Deep 56, white), VD78B-001(Deep 78, black), VD78W-001(Deep 78, white), VD78Y-001(Deep 78, yellow) VD910B-001(Deep 910, black), VD11B-001 (Deep 11, black)

35 35 45

 

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PHOTO: Viljami Huhtala

LINES FOR SH RODS

Chapter 5:

When fishing from a float tube, it is wise to use those fly lines, which are easy to cast. 37


XO High-floating XO is our most advanced fly line. It has our new STD™ taper making it one of the easiest casting all round fly lines. This provides outstanding control when shooting as well as carrying a long line out at all distances. The STD™ taper also enables roll casts and mends like classic DT line. XO has a super slick and strong HiFlo™ coating. It also features varying hardness coatings in different parts of the line; the head being softer allowing you to push arrow shaped tight loops and the running line being harder for carrying extra-long overhangs and ultimate shootability. Due to XO's long rear taper and the fact that the line casts well no matter how much head is out we felt that the line doesn't have to be two-toned. The fly line has small loops on both ends and clear markings of the line weight near the tip of the line.  

 New STD™ taper  Super slick and strong HiFlo™coating  Varying hardness coatings  Floating. Classes #4 - #9  Small loops on both ends  Clear markings of the line weight near the tip  Head length 16 m. Total length 30 m  Designed and developed in Finland Code

Item

Head

Total

RRP

VXO4F VXO5F   VXO6F   VXO7F   VXO8F   VXO9F  

XO WF4F XO WF5F  XO WF6F  XO WF7F  XO WF8F  XO WF9F 

16m 16m 16m 16m 16m 16m

30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m

90 90 90 90 90 90

 

 

MERISUOLA Saltwater fly fishing is becoming more and more popular in Europe. Vision has already been offering specially designed tackle for saltwater fanatics for years. Two years ago we decided to put some extra efforts into this field and started the Project Merisuola (Sea salt). The idea was to provide premium tools for devoted saltwater fly fishermen. In the first phase we are introducing Merisuola fly rods and fly lines, which were designed simultaneously to complete each other. The harsh saltwater environment and big, strong and fast fish is a combination, which sets some hard limits especially for fly lines. For that reason, we have spent numerous hours testing and re-designing our Merisuola fly lines before we were confident that the lines were ready for the challenge.  

 Reversed compound taper (long rear taper, short powerful front taper)  Slick and stiff coating for tropical heat  Low stretch core (transfers casting energy better, firm hook set with hard mouth fish)  Super strong ready-made loops  Designed in conjunction with the Merisuola rods  Head length 12,8m – total length 30m  Orange running line – blue head Merisuola rods and lines are approved for: sailfish, bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, redfish, stingray, pike, seatrout, Atlantic salmon, barracuda, many different tuna species, all kind of trevallies starting with the GT and the list goes on…….. Code

Item

Head

Total

RRP

VLT7F VLT8F VLT9F VLT10F VLT12F

Merisuola WF7F Merisuola WF8F  Merisuola WF9F  Merisuola WF10F  Merisuola WF12F 

12.8m 12.8m  12.8m  12.8m  12.8m 

30m 30m 30m 30m 30m

90 90 90 90 90

 

 

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TANE Tane fly line is available both as a traditional weight forward (WF) line with a 11m head and as a double taper (DT) line. The new coating used in this line is the result of long and extensive testing in Finland and beyond. This slightly thinner than normal WF line has a carefully designed taper that suits most fishing situations giving you nice presentation whether you are overhead casting or spey casting. Tane has a core with a 22% stretch for those delicate situations where thin tippets are needed. Both WF and DT lines have loops on both ends of the line. Total length 30m. Color light olive / mint green.

  Code

Item

Head

Total

RRP

VT2F VT3F VT4F VT5F VT6F VT7F VT8F VTD3F VTD4F   VTD5F  

Tane WF2F Tane WF3F  Tane WF4F  Tane WF5F  Tane WF6F  Tane WF7F  Tane WF8F  Tane DT3F Tane DT4F  Tane DT5F 

11m 11m 11m 11m 11m 11m 11m -

30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m

79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79

 

 

The beautiful brown trout (tane is a nickname for a brown trout in Finnish) drawing was done by Sakke Yrjölä, who illustrated a massive book Suomen kalat (The Fish of Finland) published in 2015. See sakkeyrjola.com for details.

 

ULTRA LIGHT NYMPH Our new fly line is designed for nymph fishing, especially for Polish/Czech/French Nymph techniques. Because of the very thin diameter (only 0.58mm) and new slippery coating the casting is easy. Softness and lack of fly line memory guarantee that you won't miss even the smoothest bite! On both sides of the fly line there are small smooth loops to for attaching the leader and backing. This light beige line was specially designed to meet European standards of competition (minimum diameter 0.55 mm) and the development and design was done together with one of the greatest competition anglers in the world, Pablo Castro Pinos from Spain. The line is 28 m long and level, so you can turn it once the other end of the line starts to show signs of usage. This fly line is must for all nymph fishing lovers! Code

Item

Head

Length

RRP

VULN

Ultra light nymph

level

28m

49

 

 

 

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KUST SH(shooting head) The original Kust line has a 10 metre head and 20 metres of floating running line. The line has a slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The slickness is achieved by adding Teflon® particles to the coating and this way the slickness doesn’t wear off either. The low stretch core helps you to feel the takes and it also transfers casting energy far more efficiently than traditional cores. The line is perfect for most situations a coastal angler will face while hunting the elusive seatrout. However, in certain locations, really long casts are required on a regular basis. Casting a 30 metre long Kust line fully out is a job well-done, but more importantly, long casts are sometimes needed to be performed very fast if a faraway school of seatrout is moving fast. There is no time for several false casts. That is the main reason why we are introducing two Kust shooting heads (SH): a clear floater and a light-olive SloMo. When combined with a thin running line, for example our Catapult Flat shooter, the angler gets additional benefit as the running line has much smaller surface area for wave/current disturbances when compared to the integrated running line used in our full length Kust lines. This provides better control of the fly and enables easier detection of subtle takes. The ready-made loops make it easy to attach the shooting head to the leader and to the running line.

When it is all about gentle and precise presentation, go for the full-length Kust line. When it is all about distance and speed of casting, go for the new Kust Shooting Heads. Code

Item

Length

RRP

VKH15CF VKH17CF   VKH19CF   VKH21CF   VKH15SI   VKH17SI   VKH19SI   VKH21SI  

Kust SH 15g clear float Kust SH 17g clear float   Kust SH 19g clear float   Kust SH 21g clear float   Kust SH 15g SloMo   Kust SH 17g SloMo   Kust SH 19g SloMo   Kust SH 21g SloMo  

10m 10m 10m 10m 10m 10m 10m 10m

59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59

     

KUST Kust line consists of a 10 m head and 20 m of floating running line. The line has a slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The slickness is achieved by adding Teflon® particles to the coating and this way the slickness doesn’t wear off either. The low stretch core helps you to feel the takes and it also transfers casting energy far more efficiently than traditional cores. The readymade loop makes it easy to attach the leader. Kust line with intermediate (SloMo) head gets your fly just under the surface in windy conditions. Kust line with a sink 2 head reaches the correct depth quicker when needed and is good when you’re fishing from a drifting boat.  

Code

Item

VST5I VST6I VST7I VST8I

Kust Kust Kust Kust

VST6S2 VST7S2 VST8S2

Kust WF6 / 15g Sink2 10m head Kust WF7 / 17g Sink2 10m head Kust WF8 / 19g Sink2 10m head

WF5 / 12g SloMo 10m head WF6 / 15g SloMo 10m head WF7 / 17g SloMo 10m head WF8 / 19g Slomo 10m head

Head

Total

RRP

10m 10m 10m 10m

30m 30m 30m 30m

79 79 79 79

10m 10m 10m

30m 30m 30m

79 79 79

 

 

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BIG MAMA Big Mama is a perfect line for bulky and heavy flies. The profile is a reverse compound taper with a short front taper to cut through wind. It has a slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The low stretch core helps you to feel the takes and set the hook and also transfers casting energy better than traditional cores. The ready-made loops make it easy to attach the leader and backing. Code VBM8F VBM8SI VBM8I VBM8S3 VBM9F VBM9SI VBM9I VBM9S3 VBM10F VBM10SI VBM10I VBM10S3

Item Big Mama Floating Big Mama Slomo Big Mama Interm. Big Mama Sink 3 Big Mama Floating Big Mama Slomo Big Mama Interm. Big Mama Sink 3 Big Mama Floating Big Mama Slomo Big Mama Interm. Big Mama Sink 3

Head 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m 12.8m

Total 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m 33m

RRP 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89 89

 

BIG DADDY Big Daddy is a line which is designed for both big and air resistant flies. It has a short, 8.5 meters head with very aggressive front taper giving you really good turnover of bulky flies. The low stretch core, combined with super slick grooved coating with built-in Teflon, transfers the casting energy in the best possible way and gives a clear advantage hooking hard headed fish firmly even at long distances. The short and heavy head is easy to handle and shoot but at the same time the thicker running line gives you an opportunity to aerialize longer line without collapsing your cast.  

Code VBD8F VBD9F VBD10F

Item Big Daddy 19g floating Big Daddy 21g floating Big Daddy 23g floating

Head 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

Total 30m 30m 30m

RRP 79 79 79

VBD8I VBD9I VBD10I

Big Daddy 19g interm. Big Daddy 21g interm. Big Daddy 23g interm.

8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

30m 30m 30m

79 79 79

VBD8SI VBD9SI VBD10SI

Big Daddy 19g SloMo Big Daddy 21g SloMo Big Daddy 23g SloMo

8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

30m 30m 30m

79 79 79

VBD8S3 VBD9S3 VBD10S3 VBD11S3

Big Daddy 19g sink 3 Big Daddy 21g sink 3 Big Daddy 23g sink 3 Big Daddy 26g sink 3

8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

30m 30m 30m 30m

79 79 79 79

VBD8S5 VBD9S5 VBD10S5

Big Daddy 19g sink 5 Big Daddy 21g sink 5 Big Daddy 23g sink 5

8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

30m 30m 30m

79 79 79

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THE VIBES The Vibes are totally new way to choose and use a fly line. They are marked with actual head weights and lengths and we have given our suggestion in which line weight rod they perform best. Our Vibe lines (65, 85, and 125) have a long lasting slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The slickness is achieved by adding Teflon® particles to the coating and this way the slickness doesn’t wear off either. The low stretch core helps you to feel the takes and it also transfers casting energy far more efficiently than traditional cores. For season 2015 we introduced a new member to the Vibe family, the Vibe 100.

VIBE 65 Vibe 65 fly line has only a 6.5 meter long head. It is at its best in places with very limited casting space and performs extremely well with switch and spey style casts. It has a slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The aggressive front taper turns even heavier weighted nymphs over with ease. The readymade loop makes it easy to attach the leader.  

Code VK62F VK63F VK64F VK65F

Item Vibe 65 #2-3/6g floating Vibe 65 #3-4/8g floating Vibe 65 #4-5/10g floating Vibe 65 #5-6/12g floating

Head 6.5m 6.5m 6.5m 6.5m

Total 27m 27m 27m 27m

RRP 79 79 79 79

VIBE 85

 

Vibe 85 has an 8.5 meter long head. The head’s weight is clearly marked in grams and grains for easy comparison and they have also suggestion for ideal rod rating. The 85 is heavier compared to AFTM standard. Therefore, for example line which is suggested for rods 5–6, performs well in stiffer and more powerful #5 weight rods or softer #6 weight rods. Vibe 85 is at its best in places with limited casting space and performs extremely well with switch and spey style casts. It has a slick and supple coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The aggressive front taper turns even heavier weighted nymphs over with ease. The readymade loop makes it easy to attach the leader.  

Code VK3F VK4F VK5F VK6F VK7F VK8F VK5I VK6I VK7I VK8I VK9I VK5S3 VK6S3 VK7S3 VK8S3

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Item Vibe 85 #3-4/8g floating Vibe 85 #4-5/10g floating Vibe 85 #5-6/12g floating Vibe 85 #6-7/15g floating Vibe 85 #7-8/17g floating Vibe 85 #8-9/19g floating Vibe 85 #5-6/12g Slomo 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #6-7/15g Slomo 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #7-8/17g Slomo 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #8-9/19g Slomo 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #9-10/21g Slomo 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #5-6/12g Sink 3 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #6-7/15g Sink 3 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #7-8/17g Sink 3 8,5m Head Vibe 85 #8-9/19g Sink 3 8,5m Head

Head 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m 8.5m

Total 27m 27m 27m 30m 30m 30m 27m 30m 30m 30m 30m 27m 30m 30m 30m

RRP 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79


VIBE 100 Vibe 100 has a 10 meter / 30.5 feet long head and is therefore a great all-round fly line. It is easy to roll- and spey cast and is a long casting line with overhead casts. It has a slick and supple HiFlo™ - coating which remains memory free even in cold conditions. The low stretch core helps you to feel the takes and it also transfers casting energy better than traditional cores. The readymade loop makes it easy to attach the leader.  

Code

Item

Head

Total

RRP

VR4F VR5F VR6F VR7F VR8F

Vibe 100 #4-5/10g floating Vibe 100 #5-6/12g floating Vibe 100 #6-7/15g floating Vibe 100 #7-8/17g floating Vibe 100 #8-9/19g floating

10m 10m 10m 10m 10m

27m 27m 30m 30m 30m

79 79 79 79 79

 

 

     

ATTACK A line originally made to be clearly visible, slick and high floating and dressed with good turnover ability to serve both beginners and advanced fishermen. The result was that our pros nearly ripped these lines out of our hands just to cover all situations with different methods of attack. That is why we call this line a real everyday all-rounder.     

Code VC3F VC4F VC5F VC6F VC7F VC8F VC9F

Item Attack WF3F Attack WF4F Attack WF5F Attack WF6F Attack WF7F Attack WF8F Attack WF9F

Head 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m

Total 25m 25m 25m 25m 25m 25m 25m

RRP 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

VC5I VC6I VC7I VC8I

Attack inter WF5I Attack inter WF6I Attack inter WF7I Attack inter WF8I

10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m

27m 27m 27m 27m

33 33 33 33

VC5S VC6S VC7S VC8S VC9S

Attack sink3 WF5S Attack sink3 WF6S Attack sink3 WF7S Attack sink3 WF8S Attack sink3 WF9S

10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m

27m 27m 27m 27m 27m

33 33 33 33 33

     

 

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NITE Nite is a weight forward line for all-round use with a supple and slick self-lubricating coating. It has a compound type taper and is a twotone line with a mango coloured head and light grey running line for high visibility. The ready-made loop makes it easy to attach the leader. The Nite line is built on a braided core and it remains memory free in cold water. Available floating in line weights #4 – 8.  

Code

Item

Head

Total

RRP

VNW4 VNW5 VNW6 VNW7 VNW8

Nite WF4F Nite WF5F Nite WF6F Nite WF7F Nite WF8F

10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m 10.1m

25m 25m 25m 25m 25m

54 54 54 54 54

 

 

 

BOTTOM EXPRESS A line that sinks like a stone ensuring you can always reach the very bottom. The rear part of the head floats to avoid creating an angle with the running line. Code VBE150 VBE200 VBE300

 

 

         

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Item Bottom Express 150 Bottom Express 200 Bottom Express 300

Head 9.5m 9.5m 9.5m

Total 33m 33m 33m

RRP 79 79 79


PHOTO: Pasi Visakivi

LINES FOR DH RODS

Chapter 6:

A perfect bar of silver from Northern Norway. It just can’t get better than this. Rock’N’Roll! 45


ACE SHOOTING HEADS | Technology & Products The well-known ACE – shooting heads are now even better. New heads have all the necessary features like super slim and strong loops on both ends, printing on the loops telling which end attach to running line and the weight & the sinking/floating speed of head. They are also built over supersensitive low stretch core so you’ll feel even the lightest take.

The biggest and most radical step over the other shooting heads is our Sliding Density™ construction of the sinking heads. Instead of making the line with two or even three different density materials we’ve made these lines with continuous change of the density. So for example our Inter to Sink 3 head’s density changes gradually from intermediate to Sink 3. This way we have made a line which doesn’t have ANY hinging effect during the cast. It flies in a really nice and controlled loop offering extremely good energy transform turning over even really big and heavy flies. With the Sliding Density™ construction together with the new Carrot taper we’ve been able to make the easiest casting sinking heads on the market, period.

The other thing with these heads is the Down To Earth colours. We felt that the lines should blend to the colours of the riverbed. So the sinking lines’ colours are chosen to be brownish & greenish because that’s what the stones and the bottom of the rivers often are. The Floating Carrot with its HiFlo™ - coating rides very high on the surface and with carrot orange colour it is very easy to see and follow exactly where your fly is.The Clear Float has a different approach. It is fully transparent so it minimizes the shadow it casts to the bottom. Shortly, you’ll spook less and hook more. It floats lower than the Carrot, just about on the surface, so the surface disturbance during the swing is minimal. Lower floating adds also friction when casting so it loads your rod easier. 46


FLOATING ON THE SURFACE Floating Carrot  HiFlo™ - coating  Visible colour, easy to track when fishing

Clear Float  Clear low float coating on a clear monofilament core.  The low float coating reduces the surface disturbance when you’re swinging the fly. It also adds friction when you’re making the cast helping you to load your rod properly.  The clear coating doesn’t cast similar shadow as the “normal” floating line so you’re less likely to spook the fish and more likely to hook them.

Code VAC30F VAC34F VAC38F VAC42F VAC46F

Item ACE Floating carrot 30g ACE Floating carrot 34g ACE Floating carrot 38g ACE Floating carrot 42g ACE Floating carrot 46g

Length 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

RRP 59 59 59 59 59

Code VAC26CF VAC30CF VAC34CF VAC38CF VAC42CF VAC46CF

Item ACE Clear Float 26g ACE Clear Float 30g ACE Clear Float 34g ACE Clear Float 38g ACE Clear Float 42g ACE Clear Float 46g

Length 10.1m / 33ft 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

RRP 59 59 59 59 59 59

ACE Floating Carrot

ACE Clear float

SINKING A BIT DEEPER Float to Clear Intermediate  Clear intermediate tip keeps your fly just under the surface.  Clear tip is also less likely to be seen by the fish.  In most conditions this is the best fishing line by miles.  Utilises the Sliding Density™ construction.

SloMo to Intermediate  Sits a bit deeper than the intermediate tip head and is not carried away with the faster surface currents so you can fish a bit slower if desired.  Utilises the Sliding Density™ construction.

ACE Float to Intermediate

Code VAC26IT VAC30IT VAC34IT VAC38IT VAC42IT

Item ACE Float to clear int 26g ACE Float to clear int 30g ACE Float to clear int 34g ACE Float to clear int 38g ACE Float to clear int 42g

Length 10.1m / 33ft 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft

RRP 59 59 59 59 59

Code VAC30I VAC34I VAC38I VAC42I VAC46I

Item ACE SloMo to inter 30g ACE SloMo to inter 34g ACE SloMo to inter 38g ACE SloMo to inter 42g ACE SloMo to inter 46g

Length 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

RRP 59 59 59 59 59

ACE SloMo to Intermediate 47


DIVING DOWN ‘N’ DEEP Intermediate to Sink 3  All-rounder for conditions when the river is slightly high, great choice also for faster flowing pools.  Utilises the Sliding Density™ construction.

Sink 3 to Sink 5  Great choice for early season salmon hunting from ice cold, high rivers.  Utilises the Sliding Density™ construction.  Unbelievably easy casting for its sinking speed.

Code VAC30S3 VAC34S3 VAC38S3 VAC42S3 VAC46S3

Item ACE Inter to Sink3 30g ACE Inter to Sink3 34g ACE Inter to Sink3 38g ACE Inter to Sink3 42g ACE Inter to Sink3 46g

Length 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

Code VAC30S5 VAC34S5 VAC38S5 VAC42S5 VAC46S5

Item ACE Sink3 to Sink5 30g ACE Sink3 to Sink5 34g ACE Sink3 to Sink5 38g ACE Sink3 to Sink5 42g ACE Sink3 to Sink5 46g

Length 10.7m / 35ft 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

ACE Intermediate to Sink3

RRP 59 59 59 59 59 RRP 59 59 59 59 59

ACE Sink3 to Sink5

SINKING LIKE AN ANCHOR Vision is going DEEP! We have had a lot of requests for real deep diving dredgers. That’s why we are introducing the Sink5 to Sink7 heads for 2017.

Code VAC34S7 VAC38S7 VAC42S7 VAC46S7

ACE Sink5 to Sink7

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Item ACE Sink5 to Sink7 34g ACE Sink5 to Sink7 38g ACE Sink5 to Sink7 42g ACE Sink5 to Sink7 46g

Length 11.3m / 37ft 11.7m / 38ft 12.2m / 40ft 12.5m / 41ft

RRP 59 59 59 59


ACE SWITCH TIP Short, easy casting shooting head system for modern Switch rods. Kit includes floating body, floating, intermediate and sink3 tips and they all have loops on both ends. This makes them very easy and quick to change whenever needed. By adding our polyleader to the tip you can fine tune the sinking depth even more. The body will cast also the faster sinking T – tips so this line is very versatile. The body part is 6.1 meters and the tips are 3 meters in length. The heads come in 23g, 26g and 29g in total weight. The short total length makes this line very easy to cast even in most difficult conditions.  

Code

Item

RRP

VSW260 VSW300 VSW350

ACE Switch tip head 23g/360g ACE Switch tip head 26g/400g ACE Switch tip head 29g/450g

115 115 115

 

FOR SUITABLE ACE TAPERED TIPS AND T-TIPS, SEE P.61.

 

     

ACE SKAGIT | Floating If you need to get down deep, use large and heavy flies and still want to maintain your control, Ace Skagit floating head + T -tip is the line system for you. This floating head range covers line weights for relevant rod lengths and weights. The T-tips range includes three different lengths and each of them has three different weight classes. The tip’s length and sinking rate is chosen according to the place you fish, not according what you think the line can cast. All tips come with pre-made loops in both ends to make your fishing nice and easy. All Ace Skagit floating heads are delivered with a suitable T14 tip.

  Code

Item

RRP

VSK370 VSK430 VSK460 VSK490 VSK520 VSK550 VSK580 VSK610 VSK650 VSK710 VSK770

Ace Skagit head floating 23g/370grain Ace Skagit head floating 27g/430grain Ace Skagit head floating 29g/460grain Ace Skagit head floating 31g/490grain Ace Skagit head floating 33g/520grain Ace Skagit head floating 35g/550grain Ace Skagit head floating 37g/580grain Ace Skagit head floating 39g/610grain Ace Skagit head floating 42g/650grain Ace Skagit head floating 46g/710grain Ace Skagit head floating 50g/770grain

79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 79

 

FOR SUITABLE ACE TAPERED TIPS AND T-TIPS, SEE P.61.

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ACE SKAGIT | Intermediate A floating head is without any question the number one choice for Skagit fishing. It is ridiculously easy to use and it will get the job done in most of the cases. In some places, however, the surface flow is so strong or complex that it will make the sinking of the fly to the killing zone very difficult or the floating head drags the fly too fast when you want to present it slowly. To solve these problems, you need to get the large diameter head under the surface and away from the strongest current layer. Unlike some of our distinguished colleagues in the industry, we feel that leaving a part of the head on the surface is not the right way to proceed and thus our head is fully intermediate. This comes handy especially on some of the Scandinavian rivers which can be truly fast moving and occasionally pretty deep. We might suffer a bit in the maneuverability of the head but we consider that a small price to pay when we can offer our fly just as slowly as we like in diverse conditions. Code

Item

RRP

VSKI370 VSKI400 VSKI430 VSKI460 VSKI490 VSKI520 VSKI550 VSKI580 VSKI610 VSKI650 VSKI710 VSKI770

Ace Skagit head intermediate 23g/370grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 25g/400grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 27g/430grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 29g/460grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 31g/490grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 33g/520grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 35g/550grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 37g/580grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 39g/610grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 42g/650grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 46g/710grain Ace Skagit head intermediate 50g/770grain

59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59

  FOR SUITABLE ACE TAPERED TIPS AND T-TIPS, SEE P.61.

         

ACE SKAGIT | Sink 3 Vision is going DEEP! By demand from avid salmon fishermen we are introducing Ace Skagit with a Sink3 body. This body combined with an appropriate T-tip will take your weighted flies to depths you only dreamed about earlier. Tips are sold separately for this sinking body. Code

Item

VSKS460 VSKS550 VSKS610 VSKS710

Ace Skagit head Sink3 Ace Skagit head Sink3 Ace Skagit head Sink3 Ace Skagit head Sink3

RRP 29g/460grain 35g/550grain 39g/610grain 46g/710grain

  FOR SUITABLE ACE TAPERED TIPS AND T-TIPS, SEE P.61.

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SLIDE SPEY TIP  

Code

Item

RRP

VSP67T VSP78T VSP89T VSP910T VSP1011T VSP1112T

Slide Spey tip 135 6-7/30g Slide Spey tip 135 7-8/33g Slide Spey tip 150 8-9/37g Slide Spey tip 150 9-10/41g Slide Spey tip 165 10-11/46g Slide Spey tip 165 11-12/53g

139 139 139 139 139 139

We have developed an interchangeable tip version out of the Slide Spey line. This is the ultimate salmon fly line for the fisherman who wants to cover all different fishing situations with just one very versatile line. It comes with 4 different tips; floating, clear intermediate, sink 3 and sink 7. Tips have loops on both ends so they are easy and quick to change and they also allow very easy attachment to the monofilament- or polyleader. Slide Spey Tip has different colour running line and the full floater has dark grey casting marker showing you the ideal casting spot.

ACE HEAD AND TIP WALLETS To make sure that it is easy and safe to have all necessary heads and tips with you while you are fishing, we introduced two wallets, one for the tips and one for the heads. Both wallets are black/white colored and the larger Head wallet includes the Ace of Spey theme decorations. Both wallets have light mesh walls to divide them into sections for individual heads or tips. Code

Item

RRP

VLW VTW

Ace head wallet Ace tip wallet

19.90 13

    

 

 

 

  Ace head wallet

Ace tip wallet 51


FLY LINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DH ROD

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PHOTO: Antti Guttorm

RUNNING.BACKING

Chapter 7:

Big Russian brown trout will often test the quality of your backing line. 53


ACE CONTROL - RUNNING LINE This is a perfect running line for the ones who want to know where their fly is. This monofilament core running line has an orange HiFlo™ - coating with dark green markers in 5 m intervals. So you can easily see how much you have line out and if you get a take it’s easy to cover that lie again as you know how far it was. The monofilament core makes it slightly stiffer compared to our other ACE running lines so you’re less likely to get tangles. It has a big loop at the front and smaller at the back and it’s made over a 30lb core with total thickness of 0.039”. Code

Item

Strength

Length

VRLC39F

Ace Control

30lb+

30m

Color Orange with dark green marks

RRP 49

CATAPULT FLAT SHOOTER - RUNNING LINES If you are looking for the maximum distances and ready to pay attention to controlling your runningline, this is your choice. This super slick shooter type running line has very slow stretch giving you the ultimate feel on your fishing and it has very low memory. It is so slick that in real fishing situation you have to remember to brake it a bit at the end of your cast to create some head and leader straightening friction. The spool has 100 meters so it rigs several reels, or just one if you’re really good… Code

Item Catapult Flat shooter Catapult Flat shooter

VRL35 VRL50

Strength

Length

Color

RRP

35lb/15,9kg

100m

Fl.yellow

33

50lb/22,7kg

100m

Fl.yellow

33

 

ACE - RUNNING LINES 2

A set of floating running lines to cover all your needs. These running lines don’t have any memory whatsoever so there’s no need to stretch them before use. We have a ready-made loop at one end for smooth and easy attaching to your shooting head. Code

Item

VRL27F VRL31F VRL36F VRL40F

ACE floating 2 ACE floating 2 ACE floating 2 ACE floating

2

Strength

Length

Diameter

Color

RRP

20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 30LB/13,6kg 30LB/13,6kg

30m/98ft 30m/98ft 30m/98ft 30m/98ft

.027’’/0.69mm .031’’/0.79mm .036’’/0.91mm .040’’/1.02mm

orange orange orange orange

39 39 39 39

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BÄKKÄRI - BACKING LINES  

Bäkkäri is a new extensive (12 products) backing family for the season 2013. It consists of strength categories 12, 20 and 30 lbs. Available depending on the strength in 50m, 100m, 150m, 200m, 250m and 2500m spools. Extra thin, highly visible and very difficult to get cutting into itself even when put under heavy stress during a fight with a big fish. If you don't find a proper backing for your particular needs (heavy saltwater fly fishing excluded) we are very surprised.  

Code

Item

Strength

Length

Color

VB5012W VB5020W VBW20 VB5020O VBW20B VB20020O VB250020O VB15030W VB25030W VB15030C VB25030C VB250030C

Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri Bäkkäri

12lb/5,4kg 20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 20lb/9,1kg 30LB/13,6kg 30LB/13,6kg 30LB/13,6kg 30LB/13,6kg 30LB/13,6kg

50m/55yds 50m/55yds 100m/110yds 50m/55yds 100m/110yds 200m/220yds 2500m/2734yds 150m/164yds 250m/273yds 150m/164yds 250m/273yds 2500m/2734yds

white white white orange orange orange orange white white chartreuse chartreuse chartreuse

 

 

DACSPUN - BACKING LINES A Vision innovation. This backing is a quarter stronger, yet a quarter thinner than ordinary Dacron backings. It is a combination of strong Dyneema- fibers and Dacron. The mixture is developed so that it won’t cut into itself. Comes in 28 and 36 lbs.  

Code

Item

Strength

Length

Color

VB10028 VB20036 VB2028 VB2036

Dacspun Dacspun Dacspun Dacspun

28lb/12,7kg 36lb/16,3kg 28lb/12,7kg 36lb/16,3kg

100m/110yds 200m/220yds 2000m/2200yds 2000m/2200yds

Fl.orange/white Fl.green/white Fl.orange/white Fl.green/white

 

THE DIFFERENCE. Dacspun is extremely thin backing line. Above you’ll see the difference between Dacspun(left) and a traditional dacron based backing(right). Both spools have exactly 100 m of backing.

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PHOTO: Pasi Visakivi

LEADERS.TIPS

Chapter 8:

Chyrstal clear waters of Slovenia require frequently long leaders. 56


PRISMA FLUOROCARBON - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VFP0 VFP 1 VFP 2 VFP 3 VFP 4 VFP 5 VFP 6 VFP 7

Prisma Fluorocarbon 0X Prisma Fluorocarbon 1X Prisma Fluorocarbon 2X Prisma Fluorocarbon 3X Prisma Fluorocarbon 4X Prisma Fluorocarbon 5X Prisma Fluorocarbon 6X Prisma Fluorocarbon 7X

0.28mm 0.26mm 0.24mm 0.21mm 0.18mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.12mm

9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm

5.3kg/11.7lb 4.4kg/9.7lb 3.5kg/7.7lb 2.7kg/5.9lb 2.2kg/4.8lb 1.8kg/4.0lb 1.3kg/2.9lb 1.0kg/2.2lb

High-quality fluorocarbon leader for fishing in ultra-clear, slow moving waters.

ACE - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VAL631 VAL634 VAL638 VAL643

Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader

0.31mm 0.34mm 0.38mm 0.43mm

6’ / 182cm 6’ / 182cm 6’ / 182cm 6’ / 182cm

6.3kg/15lb 8.2kg/18lb 9.1kg/20lb 11.3kg/25lb

Designed to accompany the Ace Of Spey Shooting Heads and Vision speylines. The short 6 feet leader is designed to give maximum turn over for big flies. It can be used with fast sinking shooting and Skagit heads to take your fly really deep. This is also good base to build your own pike leader by adding a piece of wire at the tip.

! Two (2) pcs per package. Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VAL931 VAL934 VAL938 VAL943

Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader

0.31mm 0.34mm 0.38mm 0.43mm

9’/ 274cm 9’/ 274cm 9’/ 274cm 9’/ 274cm

6.3kg/15lb 8.2kg/18lb 9.1kg/20lb 11.3kg/25lb

Designed to accompany the Ace Of Spey Shooting Heads and Vision speylines. 9 feet version is at its best with single hand fishing for bigger fish. It is also good choice for slower sinking shooting heads.

! Two (2) pcs per package. Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VAL1231 VAL1234 VAL1238 VAL1243

Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader

0.31mm 0.34mm 0.38mm 0.43mm

12’/365cm 12’/365cm 12’/365cm 12’/365cm

6.3kg/15lb 8.2kg/18lb 9.1kg/20lb 11.3kg/25lb

Designed to accompany the Ace Of Spey Shooting Heads and Vision speylines. The 15 and 12 foot leaders are great for all around salmon and steelhead fishing.

! Two (2) pcs per package. Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VAL1531 VAL1534 VAL1538 VAL1543

Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader Ace leader

0.31mm 0.34mm 0.38mm 0.43mm

15’/457cm 15’/457cm 15’/457cm 15’/457cm

6.3kg/15lb 8.2kg/18lb 9.1kg/20lb 11.3kg/25lb

Designed to accompany the Ace Of Spey Shooting Heads and Vision speylines. The 15 and 12 foot leaders are great for all around salmon and steelhead fishing.

! Two (2) pcs per package.

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NANO MONO - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VOL0 VOL1 VOL2 VOL3 VOL4 VOL5 VOL6 VOL7

Nano Mono 0X Nano Mono 1X Nano Mono 2X Nano Mono 3X Nano Mono 4X Nano Mono 5X Nano Mono 6X Nano Mono 7X

0.28mm 0.26mm 0.23mm 0.20mm 0.17mm 0.15mm 0.13mm 0.11mm

9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm

7.2kg/15.9lb 6.7kg/14.8lb 4.8kg/10.6lb 3.7kg/8.2lb 2.7kg/6.0lb 2.3kg/5.1lb 1.7kg/3.7lb 1.5kg/3.3lb

Nano Mono leaders offer you two options for that special moment when you are facing the greatest challenge of the day. These shorter (2.7m) leaders for bit easier fisheries are available in 0X – 7X. This is a brand new innovation in monofilament tippets and leaders. It is really something new and different from our famous Extreme tippet. If you like soft and strong line, the Nano Mono is your choice. It has extremely high knot strength and it is totally memory free. It has more stretch than our Extreme tippet making it act like a shock tippet, simply helping you to land more trophy size fish. Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VOLL4 VOLL5 VOLL6 VOLL7

Nano Mono Long 4X Nano Mono Long 5X Nano Mono Long 6X Nano Mono Long 7X

0.17mm 0.15mm 0.13mm 0.11mm

13’5’’/ 411cm 13’5’’/ 411cm 13’5’’/ 411cm 13’5’’/ 411cm

2.7kg/6.0lb 2.3kg/5.1lb 1.7kg/3.7lb 1.5kg/3.3lb

Nano Mono leaders offer you two options for that special moment when you are facing the greatest challenge of the day. These longer (4.11m) ones for those vary wild fishes on crystal clear mountain streams are available in 4X – 7X. This is a brand new innovation in monofilament tippets and leaders. It is really something new and different from our famous Extreme tippet. If you like soft and strong line, the Nano Mono is your choice. It has extremely high knot strength and it is totally memory free. It has more stretch than our Extreme tippet making it act like a shock tippet, simply helping you to land more trophy size fish.

TROUT - LEADERS Code VTL0 VTL1 VTL2 VTL3 VTL4 VTL5 VTL6 VTL7

Item Trout 0X Trout 1X Trout 2X Trout 3X Trout 4X Trout 5X Trout 6X Trout 7X

Tip 0.30mm 0.27mm 0.24mm 0.21mm 0.17mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.11mm

Length 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm

Strength 6.8kg/15lb 5.7kg/12.5kg 4.5kg/9.9lb 3.5kg/7.7lb 2.5kg/5.5lb 2.0kg/4.4lb 1.5kg/3.3lb 1.0kg/2.2lb

These leaders are very powerful with long butts for the perfect turnover of large flies in all conditions.

CLASSIC TROUT - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VCL0 VCL1 VCL2 VCL3 VCL4 VCL5 VCL6 VCL7

Classic Trout 0X Classic Trout 1X Classic Trout 2X Classic Trout 3X Classic Trout 4X Classic Trout 5X Classic Trout 6X Classic Trout 7X

0.30mm 0.27mm 0.24mm 0.21mm 0.17mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.11mm

9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm 9’/ 270cm

6.8kg/15lb 5.7kg/12.5lb 4.5kg/9.9lb 3.5kg/7.7lb 2.5kg/5.5lb 2.0kg/4.4lb 1.5kg/3.3lb 1.0kg/2.2lb

Leaders with thinner butts and long thin tips, ideal for small flies and long drag free drifts.

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SPRING CREEK - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VSC2 VSC3 VSC4 VSC5 VSC6 VSC7

Spring creek 2X Spring creek 3X Spring creek 4X Spring creek 5X Spring creek 6X Spring creek 7X

0.23mm 0.20mm 0.18mm 0.15mm 0.13mm 0.10mm

12’/ 360cm 12’/ 360cm 12’/ 360cm 12’/ 360cm 12’/ 360cm 12’/ 360cm

4.5kg/10lb 3.6kg/8lb 2.6kg/5.8lb 1.9kg/4.4lb 1.5kg/3.4lb 1.0kg/2.4lb

In clear waters your classical 9ft leader can be too short. Our 12 feet long Spring Creek leader is tapered to work with dries and smaller nymphs when presentation and invisibility is the key for hooking a fish.  

SALMON - LEADERS Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VSL24 VSL26 VSL31 VSL34 VSL38 VSL43

Salmon 0.24mm Salmon 0.26mm Salmon 0.31mm Salmon 0.34mm Salmon 0.38mm Salmon 0.43mm

0.24mm 0.26mm 0.31mm 0.34mm 0.38mm 0.43mm

15’/ 450cm 15’/ 450cm 15’/ 450cm 15’/ 450cm 15’/ 450cm 15’/ 450cm

2.9kg/6.5lb 4kg/9lb 5kg/11lb 6.3kg/14lb 9.1kg/20lb 11.3/25lb

Perfectly balanced for salmon fishing. The Salmon leader has a long heavy butt that allows turnover of large salmon flies and streamers. This leader has a profile that has been especially developed to suit modern double-handed fishing techniques. The thinner tippet models will also suit stillwater trout fishing.  

 

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LIGHT TROUT – POLYLEADERS  

Code

Item

Tip

Length

Strength

VPL1 VPL2 VPL3 VPL4 VPL5

Light Trout Floating Light Trout Intermediate Light Trout Slow Sink Light Trout Fast Sink Light Trout Extra Fast Sink

0.25mm 0.25mm 0.25mm 0.25mm 0.25mm

5’/ 152cm 5’/ 152cm 5’/ 152cm 5’/ 152cm 5’/ 152cm

5kg/11lb 5kg/11lb 5kg/11lb 5kg/11lb 5kg/11lb

Polyleaders consist of a thin tapered monofilament core with a flexible polymer coating on the outside. This is why they are more durable and turn over better than normal leaders. The loop in the leader eases the change of leader to either floating, intermediate or sinking.  

TROUT - POLYLEADERS Code VPT1 VPT2 VPT3 VPT4 VPT5

Item Trout Floating Trout Intermediate Trout Slow Sink Trout Fast Sink Trout Extra Fast Sink

Tip 0.30mm 0.30mm 0.30mm 0.30mm 0.30mm

Length 8’/ 244cm 8’/ 244cm 6’/ 183cm 6’/ 183cm 6’/ 183cm

Strength 7kg/15.5lb 7kg/15.5lb 7kg/15.5lb 7kg/15.5lb 7kg/15.5lb

Polyleaders consist of a thin tapered monofilament core with a flexible polymer coating on the outside. This is why they are more durable and turn over better than normal leaders. The loop in the leader eases the change of leader to either floating, intermediate or sinking.  

SEATROUT & SALMON - POLYLEADERS Code VPS0 VPS1 VPS2 VPS3 VPS4

Item Seatrout & Salmon Floating Seatrout & Salmon Intermediate Seatrout & Salmon Slow Sink Seatrout & Salmon Fast Sink Seatrout & Salmon Extra Fast Sink

Tip 0.40mm 0.40mm 0.40mm 0.40mm 0.40mm

Length 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm

Strength 11kg/24.4lb 11kg/24.4lb 11kg/24.4lb 11kg/24.4lb 11kg/24.4lb

Polyleaders consist of a thin tapered monofilament core with a flexible polymer coating on the outside. This is why they are more durable and turn over better than normal leaders. The loop in the leader eases the change of leader to either floating, intermediate or sinking.  

SALMON - POLYLEADERS Code VPS01 VPS02 VPS03 VPS04 VPS05

Item Salmon Floating Salmon Intermediate Salmon Slow Sink Salmon Fast Sink Salmon Extra Fast Sink

Tip 0.50mm 0.50mm 0.50mm 0.50mm 0.50mm

Length 14’/ 427cm 12’6’’/ 381cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm

Strength 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb

VPS12 VPS13 VPS14 VPS15

Salmon Intermediate Salmon Slow Sink Salmon Fast Sink Salmon Extra Fast Sink

0.50mm 0.50mm 0.50mm 0.50mm

5’ / 152cm 5’ / 152cm 5’ / 152cm 5’ / 152cm

18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb 18kg/39.7lb

Polyleaders consist of a thin tapered monofilament core with a flexible polymer coating on the outside. This is why they are more durable and turn over better than normal leaders. The loop in the leader eases the change of leader to either floating, intermediate or sinking.

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ACE TAPERED TIPS  

Code VSKT10F VSKT10CF VSKT10I VSKT10S2 VSKT10S3 VSKT12F VSKT12CF VSKT12I VSKT12S2 VSKT12S3 VSKT15F VSKT15CF VSKT15I VSKT15S2 VSKT15S3

Item Ace Tapered tip Floating Ace Tapered tip Clear Floating Ace Tapered tip Intermediate Ace Tapered tip Sink 2 Ace Tapered tip Sink 3 Ace Tapered tip Floating Ace Tapered tip Clear Floating Ace Tapered tip Intermediate Ace Tapered tip Sink 2 Ace Tapered tip Sink 3 Ace Tapered tip Floating Ace Tapered tip Clear Floating Ace Tapered tip Intermediate Ace Tapered tip Sink 2 Ace Tapered tip Sink 3

Length 10’ / 305cm 10’ / 305cm 10’ / 305cm 10’ / 305cm 10’ / 305cm 12’ / 365cm 12’ / 365cm 12’ / 365cm 12’ / 365cm 12’ / 365cm 15’ / 450cm 15’ / 450cm 15’ / 450cm 15’ / 450cm 15’ / 450cm

Color white clear clear brown brown white clear clear brown brown white clear clear brown brown

RRP 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90

In order to complete our Skagit range, we designed a set of optimized tapered tips including obligatory Floating, Clear Floating, Intermediate and Sink3 tips. For season 2015 we introduced additional Sink2. When combined with a Floating or an Intermediate Skagit head, the angler can basically cover all the layers from the surface down to the depth were T-tips will become the number one option. All tips are equipped with ready-made loops.

ACE T-TIPS Code VSKT10 VSKT14 VSKT17 VSKT10-12 VSKT14-12 VSKT17-12 VSKT10-15 VSKT14-15 VSKT17-15

Item Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip Ace T-tip

Weight per feet 10 grain 14 grain 17 grain 10 grain 14 grain 17 grain 10 grain 14 grain 17 grain

Length 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 10’/ 305cm 12.5’/380cm 12.5’/380cm 12.5’/380cm 15’/450cm 15’/450cm 15’/450cm

Color black black black black black black black black black

RRP 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90 26,90

The Ace T-tip family includes three different length categories: 10ft, 12,5ft and 15ft. Each of the categories has three different weight classes: T10, T14 and T17. All tips come with pre-made loops on both ends to make your fishing nice and easy. Each tip has weight and length printed on one end for easy identification.

 

PIKE - WIRE LEADER  

Code VWL30

Item Pike wire 30lb

Tip 0.24mm

Length 7’/ 210cm

Strength 13.6kg/30lb

Vision Pike leader is made from our Wireline tippet material and tapered heavy duty monofilament leader. They are attached with tippet ring. This makes it easy to change the wire tippet when needed. The overall length of the leader is 7 feet. Includes one extra tippet ring.

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PHOTO: Kari Rautio

TIPPETS.LOOPS.RINGS

Chapter 9:

Vision product manager Antti Guttorm hunting some wary Austrian mountain brown trout. 62


SPACEFLUORO TIPPETS

The SpaceFluoro product family has a wide range of diametres suitable for competition anglers, streamer fanatics and saltwater/pike bums for both fresh and saltwater environments. In addition to being nearly invisible, this new high-tech fluorocarbon tippet material has a big bunch of other highly valuable features, some of which are listed below:      

Dense and uniform material cuts the surface tension and sinks well Medium stiff fluorocarbon with exceptionally high knot and tensile strength Easy to tie with low memory Highly abrasion resistant due to smooth surface Tolerates UV light and harmful chemicals better than nylon tippets Great turnover in windy conditions

NOTE: This stuff lasts forever in nature, so please do not throw there. SpaceFluoro might not be the cheapest tippet material on the market and it sinks pretty fast, making it not the best option for allr ound dry fly fishing, but when it comes to any fishing taking place subsurface, regardless of whether you are after some tiny brookies with miniature nymphs, big brownies with large streamers or any of those saltwater torpedoes, the SpaceFluoro family pretty much has the model for you. SpaceFluoro, like all other Vision tippet materials, come colour coded, snap together & rotate spools with line retainers. From 0.50mm the material is on larger spools to prevent unwanted bending. Code VCT0 VCT1 VCT2 VCT3 VCT4 VCT5 VCT6 VCT7 VFT30 VFT32 VFT35 VFT38 VFT40 VFT45 VFT50 VCT60 VCT70 VCT90

Item SpaceFluoro OX SpaceFluoro 1X SpaceFluoro 2X SpaceFluoro 3X SpaceFluoro 4X SpaceFluoro 5X SpaceFluoro 6X SpaceFluoro 7X SpaceFluoro 0.30 SpaceFluoro 0.32 SpaceFluoro 0.35 SpaceFluoro 0.38 SpaceFluoro 0.40 SpaceFluoro 0.45 SpaceFluoro 0.50 SpaceFluoro 0.60 SpaceFluoro 0.70 SpaceFluoro 0.90

Diameter 0.28mm 0.26mm 0.23mm 0.21mm 0.18mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.12mm 0.30mm 0.32mm 0.35mm 0.38mm 0.40mm 0.45mm 0.50mm 0.60mm 0.70mm 0.90mm

 

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Length 30m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 20m 20m 20m 20m

Strength 6.0kg / 12lb 4.9kg / 11lb 4.2kg / 9.0kg 3.5kg / 7.7lb 2.9kg / 6.4lb 2.4kg / 5.3lb 1.9kg / 4.2lb 1.5kg / 3.3lb 7.0kg / 15lb 7.7kg / 17lb 9.0kg / 20lb 10kg / 22lb 10.9kg / 24lb 12.8kg / 28lb 15kg / 33lb 20kg / 44lb 25kg / 55lb 35kg / 77lb


PRISMA - FLUOROCARBON TIPPET Code VFT0 VFT1 VFT2 VFT3 VFT4 VFT5 VFT6 VFT7 VFT31 VFT33 VFT36 VFT39 VFT42 VFT46 VFT49

Item Prisma fluoro OX Prisma fluoro 1X Prisma fluoro 2X Prisma fluoro 3X Prisma fluoro 4X Prisma fluoro 5X Prisma fluoro 6X Prisma fluoro 7X Prisma fluoro 0.31 Prisma fluoro 0.33 Prisma fluoro 0.36 Prisma fluoro 0.39 Prisma fluoro 0.42 Prisma fluoro 0.46 Prisma fluoro 0.49

Diameter 0.28mm 0.26mm 0.23mm 0.21mm 0.18mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.12mm 0.31mm 0.33mm 0.36mm 0.39mm 0.42mm 0.46mm 0.49mm

Length 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m

Strength 5.9kg 5.0kg 4.7kg 3.4kg 2.8kg 2.4kg 1.9kg 1.5kg 6.8kg 7.5kg 9.4kg 10.3kg 11.4kg 12.5kg 14kg

Prisma is the fluorocarbon in our range. It has great knot strength and it is easy to tie, thanks to a special coating and slightly bigger stretch. It is still hard material so it gives you great turnover if you are using heavily weighted flies and because of fluorocarbon’s density it sinks, making it ideal for wet fly use.

! Prisma, like all other Vision tippet materials, come in colour coded, snap together & rotate spools.  

NANO MONO - SOFT MONOFILAMENT TIPPET Code VOT0 VOT1 V0T2 V0T3 VOT4 VOT5 VOT6 VOT7 VOT8 VOT30 VOT33 VOT36 VOT40 VOT43 VOT47 VOT52

Item Nano Mono OX Nano Mono 1X Nano Mono 2X Nano Mono 3X Nano Mono 4X Nano Mono 5X Nano Mono 6X Nano Mono 7X Nano Mono 8X Nano Mono 0.30 Nano Mono 0.33 Nano Mono 0.36 Nano Mono 0.40 Nano Mono 0.43 Nano Mono 0.47 Nano Mono 0.52

Diameter 0.28mm 0.26mm 0.23mm 0.20mm 0.17mm 0.15mm 0.13mm 0.11mm 0.09mm 0.30mm 0.33mm 0.36mm 0.40mm 0.43mm 0.47mm 0.52mm

Length 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 30m 30m 30m

Strength 7.2kg 6.7kg 4.8kg 3.7kg 2.7kg 2.3kg 1.7kg 1.5kg 1.0kg 8.2kg 10.3kg 12.9kg 13.8kg 15.8kg 17.2kg 19.5kg

Nano mono tippet material performs best when you need to use small flies with delicate presentation. It has superior knot strength and it is very easy to tie. It has more stretch than our other tippet materials so it acts also like a shock absorber, a great feature when using thin tippets. Because of this stretch you can even use thinner tippets than before because there are less sudden breakages.  

EXTREME - MONOFILAMENT TIPPET Code VET0 VET1 VET2 VET3 VET4 VET5 VET6 VET7 VET31 VET33 VET37 VET41 VET44 VET47 VET52

Item Extreme OX Extreme 1X Extreme 2X Extreme 3X Extreme 4X Extreme 5X Extreme 6X Extreme 7X Extreme 0.31 Extreme 0.33 Extreme 0.37 Extreme 0.41 Extreme 0.44 Extreme 0.47 Extreme 0.52

Diameter 0.28mm 0.26mm 0.23mm 0.21mm 0.18mm 0.16mm 0.14mm 0.12mm 0.31mm 0.33mm 0.37mm 0.41mm 0.44mm 0.47mm 0.52mm

Length 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m 30m

Strength 7.0kg 6.2kg 5.2kg 4.4kg 3.2kg 2.8kg 2.2kg 1.7kg 8.2kg 9.3kg 12kg 14.6kg 17.2kg 18.8kg 22.4kg

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NANO LOOP - BRAIDED LOOP FAMILY Code VBL-S VBL-M VBL-L VBL-XL

Item Nano Loop Small Nano Loop Medium Nano Loop Large Nano Loop XLarge

Strength 6.8kg/15lb 11.4kg/25lb 16kg/35lb 20.4kg/45lb

Custom-made braided loop family out of our proven Vision Nano mono material. Four sizes to cover all possible line weights. Small in size, these loops go easily through the guides and enable long casts and will not get stuck when fighting that colossal fish of a lifetime.

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WIRELINE - WIRE TIPPET Code

Item

Length

Strength

VWL15 VWL20 VWL35

WireLine 15lb WireLine 20lb WireLine 35lb

6m 6m 6m

6.8kg / 15lb 9.1kg / 20lb 15.9kg / 35lb

This soft, plastic coated wire is designed for pike, barracuda and other type of toothy “friends”. It can be easily looped with a melted loop or tied with a normal clinch knot. The 6 meters spool is enough for several leaders. There are three different breaking strengths; 15, 20 and 35lb.

 

TIPPET RINGS Code VTR VTRM

Item Tippet Rings, small 12kg Tippet Rings, big 20kg

Strength 12kg 20kg

Vision tippet rings make leader making easier and faster. Tie the end of your leader onto one of these and then tie your tippet length to the ring. They are also great for tying droppers to leader or when you want to attach fluorocarbon to monofilament. They weigh almost nothing, so they do not affect turnover or the leaders floating/sinking properties. Our tippet rings are also available in bigger sizes with 20 kilo breaking strength. You may now enjoy these in salmon and pike fishing too. 10pcs/bag.

FLY SWIVEL Code

Item

Strength

VFS

Fly Swivel 30lb

13.6kg / 30lb

If you have ever fished for pike with fly you have definitely had thoughts how to connect your fly to the wire leader easily. This is the easy and secure option. Attach one of these at the end of your wire and you can change your fly quickly without having to cut the wire all the time. This is light enough so it doesn’t disturb your fly’s movement and the barrel at the end prevents most of the line twist which is often caused by these bird size pike flies. Package has 10 swivels.

          

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PHOTO: Viljami Huhtala

WADERS

Chapter 10:

Coastal seatrout fishing requires proper wading gears. 67


We think that Vision Scout waders are the most comfortable waders to wear. Period. They are made from a special fabric featuring revolutionary 37.5® Technology and proven ultrasonic welding technology. Durable, comfy and good-looking waders with a bunch of well-thought-out details. Get yourself a pair and you will always Be Prepared. THINK BIG OR GO HOME. To continue at the forefront of wader development in the world and to secure our leading role in Europe, year 2017 will see some big changes in our wader strategy. We have felt that most of the modern high-end waders are heavy, stiff and their breathability capabilities are not what they used to be. We wanted to change that and feel that wonderful “DoI-have-waders- on-or-not?” –feeling when we wade into a cold mountain river or “Why-don’t-I-sweat-atall” when we hike to the next sweet spot somewhere kilometres away. To achieve these ambitious goals, we have already worked for two years to introduce a totally new

generation of waders. Scout waders are a pleasure to wear, will stay waterproof even when used actively for a longer period of time in highly challenging conditions and which will transfer your sweat from your body faster than any other pair of waders. Based on extensive testing all around the world, we can happily inform that we have achieved those objectives. 37.5® Technology combined with Ultrasonic welding technology is a winning combination, which is very hard if not impossible to beat. So, get your Scout waders and you’ll be prepared.

FULLY WATERPROOF CHEST POCKET: yKK Aquaseal® zipper protects your valuables while you are wading. The pocket is divided into three open compartments. Note: The pocket is waterproof if and only if closed completely.

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37.5® Technology. Scout waders are the only waders using the revolutionary 37.5® Technology. 37.5® Technology works with your body to balance heat and moisture, creating a personally regulated microclimate of comfort. Hydrophilic active particles attract water molecules even in the vapour stage. They absorb the body’s IR energy giving water a reason to leave the particle. Active parti-

cles add an immense amount of surface area to the fabric and this allows fabric to evaporate more water exponentially faster. By actively responding to body temperature, these particles use energy from the body to accelerate drying rates – up to five times faster! In short – you’ll feel more comfortable than ever before in waders.

feels comfy: 37.5® Technology works with your body to balance heat and moisture, creating a personally regulated microclimate of comfort.

ULTRASONIC SEAM TECHNOLOGY. Scout waders are made with our Ultrasonic technology seams, meaning that there’s no stitch hole in the seams. We have welded two fabrics into one, making the seam itself waterproof. This weld is then double taped with our own E-tape to give it strength in extreme conditions. You know, sometimes you need run and jump after hooking the fish of your lifetime. From the usability point of view, the main differences between traditional and ultrasonic seamed waders, are the flat seams. There is actually no noticeable difference between the plain fabrics and the seam. Only the additional water-

proof inside tape will create a small increase to the thickness. This is quite the contrary to normal seams in waders, where you have a bulky seam with three (3) layers of fabrics plus the additional inside tape(s). In numbers, we can state that an ultrasonic welded seam is always at least 67% percent thinner when compared to normal seams. The bulkiness of a traditional seam causes also a serious non-usability related problem; the big difference in thickness between the plain fabrics and the seam creates a sort of a hinge (joint), which increases considerably the level of abrasion.

no holes: Ultrasonic welding produces flat, durable and inherently waterproof seams (the upper seam), which are then additionally secured with an inside waterproof tape. Traditional seams (the lower seam) are made by folding the fabrics and stitching them together. They will become waterproof only after they are taped inside once or twice. The result is a bulky seam.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. Scout waders feature our curve NoSeam cut which gives you the ultimate freedom of movement. The wader’s lower part is slightly heavier, but still soft fabric giving them enough wear resistance and the upper part is thinner fabric to maximise the breathability and lightness. They are made with features like a big, • • • • • • • • • • •

fully waterproof chest pocket with a YKK Aquaseal® zipper, hidden accessory hooks under the braces, a flip pocket with 3 – compartments, built in gravel guards and an adjustable high density belt and braces. The neoprene socks are higher density neoprene making them even more comfortable and warm to wear compared to normal ones.

Latest fabric featuring 37.5® Technology and ultrasonic welding technology. Fully waterproof chest pocket with YKK Aquaseal® zipper Seam optimization secured with our new E-Tape 3 – compartment flip pocket Heavier bottom fabric, lighter upper fabric High density wading belt and braces Code Item Curved NoSeam cut for perfect fit V9600 Scout Matching color belt and braces V9600 Scout Long D-loops and drying loops V9600 Scout King Built-in gravel guards V9600 Scout Short Ultimate comfort 69

Sizes #S-#XXL #ML- #LL #MK-#LK #MS - #LS

RRP 485 485 485 485


SYMBOLS AND TERMS F4™, F3.5™ and F3™ - Vision F-series fabrics Vision F-series fabrics are a new generation of moisture permeable and waterproof fabrics that have innovative features using micro fibre technology and high-density fabric weaving technology. Look at our hang tags and stickers on our garments. There have long been too many myths surrounding breathability. If you have tried several types of garments you know that the myth and the reality do not always match. All waders and wading jackets. Ultra technology These new-era waders have been made with ultrasonic welding technology, which joins fabrics without any stich holes. This enables extremely light waders with durable non-bulky seams (although they are naturally taped inside for extra strength). Scout and Kura waders. 37.5® Technology 37.5® Technology works with your body to balance heat and moisture, creating a personally regulated microclimate of comfort. Hydrophilic active particles attract water molecules even in the vapour stage. They absorb the body’s IR energy giving water a reason to leave the particle. Active particles add an immense amount of surface area to the fabric and this allows fabric to evaporate more water exponentially faster. Scout waders. Double sealed seam In order to guarantee the waterproofness, we are double securing the seams in some of our waders. It might be done with either taping the seam twice or with some other means, such as with ultrasonic welding plus a tape. Scout, Ikon family and Kura waders. Multi-layer construction Widely used approach in wader designs. The lower part of the waders has more layers than the upper part. More layers will provide better durability but will reduce breathability somewhat (Ikon waders). In the Ultra family waders (Scout and Kura), the same effect has been achieved by making the lower part more durable by using more tightly woven fabrics. NoSeam™ - leg cut All our waders have our developed NoSeam™ leg cut that totally eliminates critical vertical seams inside the lower leg part. This cut also keeps most of the loose fabric outside the leg making these waders twice as hardwearing. All waders. Riri Storm™ Storm™ front zipper makes getting in and out of the wader much easier as well as being handy when nature calls! They are guaranteed to be waterproof and made in Switzerland by RIRI®. Ikon Zip waders. ®

Riri Aqua Zip ® ® Aqua Zip zipper is highly water resistant. Made in Switzerland by RIRI . Opas 3P jacket. ®

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YKK Aquaseal AQUASEAL® zipper from YKK is perfect to be used in waders. Combining VISLON® technology with a ® new innovative seal between the zipper elements, AQUASEAL allows a smooth and easy operation. Waterproof if and only if when closed properly. Scout waders. ®

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YKK Aquaguard YKK® Aquaguard® zippers provide water resistant protection thanks to their PU-coating. These zippers slide easily and are widely used as the main zippers for jackets and pockets. As they are also highly wind proof they allow a technical and sleek looking finish on your garment without extra storm flaps. Ikon, Kura and Havu waders. Opas, Atom and Kura jackets. ®

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Fabric info sticker The information tag. Tells you all the information you need about the used fabrics. Includes the following info: country of origin, fabric description, fiber content, dye/print method, coating/laminate description, breathability, waterproofness, yarn, density and weight. All waders and wading jackets.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIZE? It is important to have the right size of waders to get their maximum performance. For example, if your waders are too small it will stress the seams too much and create a great risk of leakage. The first step in choosing is to find out your type of waders. We have grouped them for Standard, King, Long and Short sizes. If you are of average build, start with Standard sizes. For slimmer and taller builds try Long and for heavier builds use King sizes.

SPECIAL SIZE TABLE FOR HEAVY HAVU WADERS (in cm): MODEL SIZE Chest Inseam Outseam Sock length

STANDARD S M 112 117 89 94 143 147 27 28

L 124 97 151 29

XL 131 99 156 30

XXL 139 100 160 32

LONG ML 117 98 152 29

LL 124 100 157 30

KING MK 124 94 147 28

LK 131 97 151 29

SHORT MS 117 89 143 28

LS 124 94 147 29

SIZE TABLE FOR VISION WADERS IN GENERAL (in cm). SEE PICTURE ON RIGHT. MODEL

STANDARD

SIZE 1.Chest 2.Waist 3.Inseam 4.Outseam Sock length

XS 107 104 81 135 25

S 112 109 86 141 26

LONG M 117 114 89 145 28

L 127 124 93 150 29

XL 132 130 94 154 30

XXL 140 137 97 159 32

ML 117 114 95 152 28

 

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KING LL 127 124 98 157 29

XLL 132 130 100 163 30

MK 132 127 89 145 28

SHORT LK 140 134 93 150 29

XLK 147 142 95 155 30

MS 117 114 86 142 28

LS 127 124 89 146 28

XLS 132 130 93 151 29


HOPPER Affordable great looking waders with high-end waders’ functionalities. They feel comfortable due to their lightweight construction and material selection. Large front pocket provides plenty of space for accessories. Incorporates all the normal goodies such as matching color belt and braces, built-in gravel guards, drying loops etc. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V8700

Hopper

#XS - #XXL

189

FEATURES:

 Lightweight 4 – layer construction  Waterproof and breathable F3 fabric  A large pocket with three sections laminated inside with a water resistant YKK Aquaguard zipper in front  Matching color belt and braces with olive green details  D-rigs & accessory loops  Traditional flip pocket with a zipper  Built-in gravel guards  Neoprene feet with left and right side design  Drying loops

SPECIAL DETAILS:

Traditional inside flip pocket with a zipper.

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A large pocket with three sections laminated inside with a water resistant YKK Aquaguard zipper in front.


KURA

HEAVY HAVU  

The first member of the new ULTRA waders family. These new-era waders have been done with ultrasonic welding technology, which joins fabrics without any stich holes. This enables extremely light waders with durable non-bulky seams (although they are naturally taped inside just to make sure). Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V8900 V8900 V8900 V8900

Kura Kura Long Kura King Kura Short

#XS - #XXL #ML - #XLL #MK - #XLK #MS - #LS

299 299 299 299

 

 

Heavy Havu waders have a thick and heavy 5 – layer fabric on the inside and bottom area to give you the ultimate wear resistance and a well breathing and lightweight 4 – layer fabric elsewhere. They include a novel cut which eliminates the seams from the crotch to a minimum and increase the overall durability of the waders. A large front pocket with a tunnel type hand warmer pocket gives plenty of room for essential gear. Incorporates all the normal Vision waders goodies such as matching color belt and braces, built-in gravel guards, drying loops etc. Due to the new cut, the sizes differ a bit from the older models. Please, see the Heavy Havu table at the end of this chapter. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V8802 V8802 V8802 V8802

Heavy Havu Heavy Havu Long Heavy Havu King Heavy Havu Short

#S - #XXL #ML - #LL #MK - #LK #MS - #LS

249 249 249 249

 

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

 Ultrasonic welding for flat and durable seams  Lightweight, packs in a small space  Waterproof & breathable F3.5™ fabric 3 layer construction  Three water resistant front pockets with YKK®’s AquaGuard zippers.  Tool holder pocket in front  Inner mesh pocket  Matching colour stretchable wading belt with two belt loops  Adjustable, matching colour braces  Built in gravel guard with lace hooks  Built in drying loops  Neoprene feet with left and right side design  Curved NoSeam cut for perfect fit D-loops

 Thicker and more durable 5 layer fabric in the lower rear part and on the side of legs  Waterproof and breathable F3.5 fabric  New cut design minimizes seams in the crotch area  A large zippered front pocket with a tunnel type hand warmer (pocket) TM  Curved NoSeam cut for perfect fit  Matching color belt and braces  D-loops  Built-in gravel guards  Drying loops

 

   

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IKON 2.0

IKON 2.0 ZIP  

The upgraded IKON 2.0 waders are here. The original development was based on our legendary Extreme waders. After several minor (and some bigger) improvements and after tens of thousands of sold Ikon, Ikon Zip and Ikon Guiding waders, we can now state, that our upgraded Korean made Ikon 2.0 waders are a real bargain when you consider their track record and their features. The 3/6 layer construction with our new F3.5 fabric offers you the most durability and comfort while wading. New E-Tape seam tape provides more elastic seams and thus prolongs the lifetime of these great waders. Stretchable belt, water resistant front pocket, built-in drying loops and specially designed feet and back take these waders to a new level of technology. Pick your favourite from standard, short, long or small socks models. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3590 V3590 V3590 V3590 V3590

Ikon 2.0 Ikon 2.0 Short Ikon 2.0 Long Ikon 2.0 King Ikon 2.0 Small Sock, 36-38

#XS-#XXL #MS - #XLS #ML - #LL #MK - #LK #SXS - #SM

225 225 225 225 225

The upgraded Korean made IKON 2.0 waders were developed based on our legendary Extreme Zip waders and have been improved on all the attributes a wader can have including the proven Waterproof Riri Storm 10 zipper. The 3/6 layer construction in F3.5 fabric offers you the most durability and comfort while wading. New E-Tape seam tape provides more elastic seams and thus prolongs the lifetime of these great waders. Stretchable belt, water resistant front pocket, built-in drying loops and specially designed feet and back take these waders to a new level of technology. Pick your favourite from standard, long, king or short models Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V1000 V1100 V1200 V1400

Ikon 2.0 Zip Ikon 2.0 Zip Long Ikon 2.0 Zip King Ikon 2.0 Zip Short

#XS - #XXL #ML - #XLL #MK - #XLK #MS - #XLS

328 328 328 328

 

 

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

 Waterproof & breathable F3.5™ fabric  3 layer upper, 6 layer bottom  Matching colour stretchable wading belt with two belt loops  Adjustable, matching colour braces  Built in gravel guard with lace hooks  Inner pocket  Water resistant front pocket  Built in drying loops  High back design  Neoprene feet w left and right side design  New elastic ETape  Korean made

 Waterproof & breathable F3.5™ fabric  3 layer upper, 6 layer bottom  Waterproof Riri Storm 10 zipper  Matching colour stretchable wading belt with two belt loops  Adjustable, matching colour braces  Built in gravel guard with lace hooks  Inner pocket  Water resistant front pocket  Built in drying loops  High back design  Neoprene feet w left and right side design  New elastic ETape  Korean made

 

 

           

 

 

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IKON 2.0 GUIDING

SUBZERO 2.0

Forget the braces and enjoy the feel of freedom. For topless waders who are searching for the perfect tan or who just do not wade that deep.

Subzero waders are designed for maximum warmth. They are manufactured from hardwearing, high quality 5mm. neoprene rubber that is very supple, lightweight and flexible. In addition it does not become hard and uncomfortable with time. All seams are triple sewn and taped for extra durability. The broad neoprene shoulder straps distribute weight equally and comfortably. For season 2017 we upgraded the waders by changing the colour, the paddings on the knees and most importantly the actual neoprene in order to make them even more comfortable to use.

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V4501

Ikon 2.0 Guiding

#XS - #XXL

215

 

  FEATURES:

 Waterproof & breathable F3.5™ fabric  Adjustable, matching colour braces  Built in gravel guard with lace hooks  Neoprene feet w left and right side design  Belt loops

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3200

Subzero 2.0 5mm

#S - #XXL

169

 

FEATURES:

 5 mm neoprene  All seams triple sewn and taped  Broad neoprene shoulder straps

   

IKON 2.0 HIPWADER The only choice to avoid sweat and foam in certain places. Use them as chaps and pick up some curious looks. Also perfect for trekking when small packages are best. Code V3509

Item Ikon 2.0 Hipwader

Sizes #S #XXL

RRP 149

FEATURES:

 Waterproof & breathable F3.5™ fabric  Built in gravel guard with lace hooks

 

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PHOTO: Pasi Visakivi

WADING BOOTS

Chapter 11:

For all conditions - fly fisherman’s safety shoes. 76


SPRINTER

Code V3107

Item Sprinter with Gummi rubber sole

Size #7 - #13

STORY: Ready, steady, GO! Fly fishing maybe be considered as the Quiet Sport, but sometimes you have to hike long distances or move fast in order to hook a proper fish or two. For those conditions we developed new Sprinter wading shoes. Lighter, leaner and with lower cut they resemble and feel very much like modern hiking boots. Strong construction with carefully selected materials together with proven Gummi sole (stitched through) make them a full-blooded wading shoes capable of surviving even the toughest wading environments with flying colors. A comfortable hiking shoe with respectable wading functionalities or a hardcore wading boot with great hiking capabilities. Either way, we are very proud of them.

RRP 169

FEATURES:  Lower cut, more like a modern hiking shoe  Strong PVC & nylon construction  Comfortable fit  Gummi sole with raised front which is also stitched through  Can be studded with Vision tungsten studs

TUNGSTEN STUDS

  Super hard tungsten tip with four pointed crown design. Easy to mount with provided tool. NOTE, the midsole must be minimum of 13mm thick; otherwise the tip can puncture your wader’s sock. Code

Item

RRP

VSTUD VSTUD-B

Tungsten studs 20pcs + tool * Tungsten studs 100pcs + tool *

24,90

* for Sprinter and Hopper Gummi / all felt soles

 

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HOPPER

Code V2080 V2081

Item Hopper with felt sole Hopper with Gummi sole

Size #6 - #14 #6 - #14

RRP 109 149

FEATURES:  Felt sole stitched through to secure it  Lightweight  Made out of strong nylon  Minimal amount of seams for longer life  Comfortable neoprene lining  Gummi sole stitched through to secure it  Can be studded with Vision Tungsten studs

STORY: Hopper wading boots are very light in weight and remind you more of the hiking shoes. They are made out of strong nylon material and reenforced with rubber bumper. The shoe opens up wide so it is very easy to put on and the nylon lace loops hold the laces while you tighten them up. High design with neoprene cushioning maximizes the comfort and support. For year 2016 we introduced improved Hopper wading boots with our revolutionary Gummi rubber soles. We raised one-piece rubber bumper around the shoe and the Gummi sole with raised front is stitched through to secure it. For 2017 we’ll do the stitching for the felt sole as well.

 

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Gummi sole stitched through as well


LOIKKA FEATURES:  Lightweight but solid  Made out of synthetic material for minimal water absorption  Optimized seam placement  Comfortable neoprene lining in the ankle part  Proper protection for the toe and heel areas  Durable nylon shoe laces  Available in addition to full felt soles with novel Gummi rubber soles and low profile tungsten studs and with plain Gummi soles.

Code V3110 V3111 V3112

Item Loikka with felt sole Loikka Gummi rubber sole & tungsten studs Loikka Gummi rubber sole

Size #6 - #13 #6 - #14 #6 - #14

RRP 139 209 169

STORY: In 2013 we presented wading boots called Loikka. They were the outcome of 15 years of evolution – our dream boots. The foundation of these fully synthetic boots lies on the highly popular Mako boots, but they include several essential improvements. The front part of the boot is now well protected by a special “rubber shield“. The number and positioning of always vulnerable seams is optimized. The ankle part gives a proper support and is lined with comfortable neoprene. Its design is based on our ultracomfortable Hopper wading boots. This means that the boot is extremely easy to put on and take off. Shoe laces go through nylon loops on the lower part and reduce thus the number of metallic staples, which can in worst case wear the laces and rust when used in saltwater conditions. Loops enable fast and easy tightening of laces with less energy. However, having stated all the above, the biggest improvement of them all, can be found from the sole part of these boots. After a long period of development and testing, we were able to introduce a brand new rubber sole, called GUMMI. This material is clearly softer and stickier than most of the soles available. As a result we now have a material, which is providing a unique level of traction. To make sure that the sole stays glued to the bottom of the boot, we extended the sole to cover the front part of the shoe giving thus good protecting for toes. This way we can prevent the way too common phenomena, where something sharp goes between the sole and the boot and eventually causes sole separation. The final touch in our pursuit for superior traction is achieved by including well tested and proven low profile tungsten studs to the sole. Loikka wading boots are naturally also available without the studs and with a felt sole, These boots are meant to be used in the hardest imaginable conditions. You just can’t abuse them. Go and give your best shot.

Gummi rubber sole & tungsten studs

Gummi rubber sole

 

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Felt sole


PHOTO: Pasi Visakivi

WADING ACCESSORIES

Chapter 12:

A lonely fisherman wades out in order to cover the sweet spot of the pool. 80


SUBZERO SOCKS Code V2071 V2072 V2073

Item Subzero sock 35-38 Subzero sock 39-42 Subzero sock 43-46

RRP 29 29 29

These knee high extra thick socks keep you warm for sure. You can also use them in warmer weather thanks to the Merino wool’s excellent breathability and moisture permeability. Technical weaving provides a better fit while wading. Subzero has a strong Polyamide outer surface for hard usage

 

SUPPORT BELT Code V1010-S V1010-M/L V1010-XL V1010-XXL

Item Support belt 28/34’’ Support belt 34/40’’ Support belt 40/50’’ Support belt 46/60’’

RRP 38 38 38 38

Easily adjustable well-padded support belt is fitted with two D-rings. It gives you ample support to make your fishing day even more enjoyable. Four sizes to cover everybody.

 

FELT SOLE Code V1100

Item Felt sole

RRP 22

Thick felt soles are made from tight fibre 100% polyester felt.

 

WADER BELT Code V1301

Item Wader belt

RRP 18

A must for safety! This durable elastic belt flexes when you move. The quick-release YKK -buckle made of sturdy Delrin® has no projections to catch your line.

 

GRAVEL GUARD Code V1300

Item Gravel guard

RRP 24

The neoprene gravel guards will fit over any boot and stay put. The neoprene is nylon faced on the inside, and the outside is a brushed, loop fabric making the Velcro closure system infinitely adjustable. They are designed individually for left and right foot. They can also be hooked securely to your wading shoes to avoid riding up.

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NEOPRENE SOCKS Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V1302

Neoprene cover sock

#M - #XXL

17

These socks have the same double-seamed design as on our Stockingfoot waders making them fit well without a bulky feel. They are designed to be worn wet wading or over stocking foot waders for extra support and protection. The advanced cut makes them easy to pull on and off.

WADING STAFF Code V9909

Item Wading staff

RRP 65

The seven section wading staff made of strong aluminium is reliable. It straightens out automatically when removed from its holder. It has an ergonomically shaped EVA-handle and double elastic strap for a good grip wet and dry. This handle is also much more durable than traditional cork handles. Total length as open 59” and closed 10”.

   

SHOELACES Code V1305 V1305R

Item Shoelaces Shoelaces Big Daddy

RRP 5.90 5.90

Sometimes a sharp rock will cut your lace into pieces or you’ll realize while tightening old laces that you should have saved that extra energy to gym. No problemos. Extra pair of shoelaces is always a good companion on your fishing trips, near or far.

  V1305

V130R

 

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PHOTO: Kanerva Kilpelä

JACKETS.TROUSERS

Chapter 13:

Conditions on a remote Irish lough can change very quickly. 83


LOHI JACKET

STORY: Lohi (salmon in English) is a waterproof and breathable wading jacket. The cut of the jacket is based on our Kust jacket, but the fabric is slightly thicker. The jacket includes standard Vision wading jacket features, such as strongly curved sleeves, hand warming pockets on the sides (no fleece because of frequent deep wading), adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs and a hem drawstring and a large fully adjustable hood to fit nicely over a cap or a beanie. In addition, Lohi has some special features: the fleece lined collar is slightly oversized, the inside chest pocket has a pass for headphones and both outside pockets are equipped with internal D -rings. There is a removable integrated sunglass wipe on a cord inside the left chest pocket. 

FEATURES:  Waterproof and breathable F4 fabric  YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® main zipper  Strongly curved sleeves with incut cuffs  Two outside chest pockets with D-rings inside  A chest pocket inside the jacket with pass through for headsets  Outside pockets are armed with YKK water resistant zippers  Sunglass wipe clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket  Oversized fleece lined collar for hard core weather  Fully adjustable hood  Adjustable hem drawstring seals out bad weather  “Forestjack” texture makes sure that this jacket will be noticed.

  Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V6530

Lohi jacket, green/black

#XS - #XXXL

259

  DETAILS:

Two chest pockets inside the jacket with pass through for headsets

 

The hem of the jacket is easily adjustable with two speed tighteners.

Adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs inside the sleeves.

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YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® main zipper

Sunglass wipe on a cord clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket.


VENE JACKET

STORY: Vene (boat in English) is our first jacket designed especially for boating activities in mind. Waterproof and breathable of course, but with a bit more durable fabric to tackle the harsh marine conditions. The jacket includes standard Vision wading jacket features, such as strongly curved sleeves, adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs and hem drawstring and large fully adjustable hood to fit nicely over a cap or a beanie. In addition, Vene has some special features: the fleece lined collar is slightly oversized, the hand warming pockets on side are with zippers, inside chest pockets have passes for headsets and all outside pockets are equipped with internal D-rings. Sunglass wipe on a cord inside left chest pocket and reflective prints are safety features when boating. Lumberjack texture will make sure that this jacket will not go unnoticed. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V6510

Vene jacket, Lumberjack

#S - #XXXL

320

FEATURES:  Waterproof and breathable F4 extra durable fabric  YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® main zipper  Strongly curved sleeves with incut cuffs  2 big side pockets with zippers and with micro fleece lining to keep the hands warm and cozy  2 outside chest pockets with YKK water resistant zippers  2 chest pockets inside the jacket with pass through for headsets  2 big mesh pockets inside the jacket  D-rings inside all of the 4 outside pockets for keeping everything from boat keys to small accessories safe and handy  Sunglass wipe on a cord clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket  Oversized fleece lined collar for hard core weather  Large fully adjustable hood  Adjustable hem drawstring seals out bad weather  Reflective prints for safety

DETAILS:

Two chest pockets inside the jacket with pass through for headsets

The hem of the jacket is easily adjustable with two speed tighteners.

Adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs inside the sleeves.

 

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Reflective prints for your safety.

Sunglass wipe on a cord clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket.


KUST JACKET

STORY: Kust (coast in English) is a waterproof and breathable jacket designed especially for coastal fishing. The jacket includes standard Vision wading jacket features, such as strongly curved sleeves, hand warming pockets on side (no fleece because of frequent deep wading), adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs and hem drawstring and large fully adjustable hood to fit nicely over a cap or a beanie. In addition, Kust has some special features: the fleece lined collar is slightly oversized, the inside chest pocket has a pass for headset and both outside pockets are equipped with internal D-rings. Sunglass wipe on a cord inside left chest pocket. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V6520

Kust jacket, Steel blue

#S - #XXXL

259

FEATURES:  Waterproof and breathable F4 fabric  YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® dual tone main zipper  Strongly curved sleeves with incut cuffs  Two outside chest pockets with D-rings inside  A chest pocket inside the jacket with pass through for headsets  Outside pockets are armed with YKK water resistant zippers  Sunglass wipe on a cord clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket  Oversized fleece lined collar for hard core weather  Fully adjustable hood  Adjustable hem drawstring seals out bad weather

 

  DETAILS:

Two chest pockets inside the jacket with pass through for headsets

The hem of the jacket is easily adjustable with two speed tighteners.

Adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs inside the sleeves.

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YKK® AquaGuard® VISLON® dual tone main zipper

Sunglass wipe on a cord clipped in to the D-ring of the left chest pocket.


OPAS 3P JACKET Light shell type orange jacket made from excellent waterproof & breathable F4 fabric is stripped from everything else other than essential features. This technical jacket with slightly slimmer cut includes a novel pocket design which enables the use of different types of carry systems - two front pockets are both equipped with dual vertical zippers on both sides of the pocket. Main zipper is highly water resistant RIRI’s Aqua Zip and the jacket includes standard Vision wading jacket features, such as strongly curved sleeves and fleece lined high collar. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V7391

OPAS 3P Yellow

#M - #XXL

259

FEATURES:  Novel innovative front pocket system for carry systems  Technical jacket with slightly slimmer fit  Waterproof & breathable F4 fabric  Riri’s Aqua Zip main zipper  YKK zippers on pockets  Strongly curved sleeves  D ring in the back for hanging a net  Fleece lined high collar for wind protection

KURA JACKET Kura jacket is a slim fit three-layer jacket, made from F3.5 fabric. It has a roomy barrel pocket on each side and soft hand warming pockets. It doesn’t have internal lining preventing breathability or making it slower to dry. Jacket has one exterior napoleon pocket with a zipper. Its main zipper is made by YKK®, which combined with dual storm flaps will provide excellent water and wind protection also in the zipper area. Small pockets on top of the barrel pockets are equipped with YKK® Aquaguard zippers. It has Velcro adjustable cuffs and adjustable helm to keep the cold air out. 3-way adjustable hood keeps your head dry and protects from rogue flies… Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V6330 V6330

Kura, light brown Kura, light brown, KING

#S - #XXL #XLK - XXLK

198 198

FEATURES:  One exterior napoleon pocket with a zipper  Waterproof & breathable F3.5 fabric  3 – layer construction for high breathability & quick drying  Water resistant YKK® Aqua Guard® –zippers /YKK® zippers  2 roomy barrel pockets + 2 small zipper pockets on top  Fleece lined hand warmer pockets  3 – way adjustable hood  High collar with fleece lining  2 nylon loops for forceps  Adjustable wrist cuff

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SADE JACKET Full-blooded wading jacket with two different colors and with normal and slim cut. Green camo color is the first option for stealth jobs whereas reddish brown option is just cool looking in every condition. Sade is made out of waterproof and breathable F3.5 fabric with YKK Aquaguard main zipper. It has four large front pockets with vertical water resistant zippers. The jacket has standard Vision wading jacket features such as strongly curved sleeves and fleece lined high collar.   Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V6410 V6420

Sade, camo Sade, camo, SLIM

#M - #XXXL #S - #L

249 249

Code

Item

Size

RRP

V6430 V6440

Sade, brown Sade, brown, SLIM

#S - #XXL #M - #L

198 198

FEATURES:  Two colors: camo and brown  Waterproof & breathable F3.5 fabric  YKK Aquaguard zippers  Strongly curved sleeves  4 large front pockets with vertical water resistant zippers  Fleece lined high collar for wind protection  Two cuts: regular and slim fit

                                                       

DETAILS:    

Upper left: 3 – way adjustable hood gives you a proper protection against the elements. D-ring on the neck is perfect for carrying your net.  Upper right: Adjustable Velcro wrist cuffs prevent effectively the rain to enter inside your sleeves. Cuffs are hidden inside the sleeves so that your fly line will not get stuck. Lower left: The hem of the jacket is easily adjustable with two speed tighteners. Lower right: On both sides next to spacious vertical pockets are situated simple loops suitable for attaching for example zingers or forceps. These loops are hidden under protective flaps.

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VECTOR JACKET The Vector jacket is a three-layer jacket, made from F3.5 fabric, and it doesn’t have a mesh lining, so you will dry this jacket quickly even if you waded a bit too deep. It has roomy barrel pockets on each side and soft hand warming pockets. You have never seen this kind of layer jacket at this price level before! Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3778

Vector, olive green

#S - #XXXL

119

FEATURES:  Waterproof & breathable F3.5 fabric  3 – layer construction  High quality YKK® zipper  2 roomy barrel pockets  1 chest pocket  Adjustable hood  Hand warmer pockets  4 loops for accessories

   

ATOM JACKET Bad weather can surprise you even in summer. Get ready for it and have Atom in your back pack’s pocket. This 2,5 layer jacket packs into very small space and it weighs only a fraction over 300grams. It is of course breathable and waterproof and has YKK®’s water resistant zippers. Simple design with only a chest pocket is ideal for those who wear chest packs. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3750

Atom, black

#S - #XXXL

119

FEATURES:  Waterproof and breathable F3- fabric  Packs into very small space  2.5 – layer construction for high breathability and quick drying  Water resistant YKK® Aqua Guard® –zippers  3-way adjustable hood  Adjustable wrist cuffs  One flat chest pocket

 

        

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BIB & BRACE DENIM Are you bored to look boring when you go fishing? Get yourself into these and nobody knows that you’re wearing a very high quality fishing trousers. With denim looking surface fabric these trousers look just like any normal jeans so you can quickly move to the after fishing activities. They have a side pocket on right thigh and big fleece lined hand warmer pockets on chest. Trouser legs have zippers so you can easily get into and they accommodate also higher hiking / wellington boots easily. The 3 – layer fabric is fully waterproof and breathable. Adjustable braces & belt allow you to adjust them to fit perfectly. The overall cut is more like in normal clothing but it still allows you to wear warm layers underneath. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

VLEE VLEE

BIB&BRACE DENIM BIB&BRACE DENIM King sizes

#XS - #XXL #MK - #LK

229 229

FEATURES:  YKK AquaGuard® Vislon® highly water resistant main zipper.  Comfortable fleece lined hand warmer pockets on front chest.  Thigh pocket with Velcro closure.  Breathable & waterproof 3 – layer fabric.  Hidden accessory loops by the braces. 

 

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PHOTO: Pasi Visakivi

VESTS.BAGS.TUBES

Chapter 14:

Vision friend Antti Vappula with a nice brown trout from Finland. 91


MEGA BRA FEATURES:  Strong ripstop material  Six zippered front pockets  Two zippered pockets inside and one on the rear  Five mesh pockets  Mesh lining for comfort  Large expandable rear pocket  4x D-rings in front and D-ring for landing net on back  One YKK buckle and a zipper for closing  Two integrated zingers    

Code

Item

RRP

V3575M

Mega Bra, military green

119

 

   

Suitable for all of us who appreciate volume, beauty and functionality. A cross-breed between a fly fishing vest, a chest pack and a small day pack. Mega Bra has six zipper pockets in front, two inside and one in the back. Additionally, it has five mesh pockets and one large expandable rear pocket roomy enough for example for your shell jacket and lunch. Mega Bra has two integrated zingers and five D-rings (one for attaching your landing net). It is easily adjustable for every size and a short front YKK zipper and a buckle secure it when needed. The inside material of the vest is a strong mesh enabling proper ventilation. This multi-purpose combo is easy to put on and extra padding in the back makes it comfortable to wear during long fishing days.

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

MYCKET BRA FEATURES:  Strong ripstop material  Two large zippered front pockets  3x Tippet pockets in front  Large zippered mesh pocket in front  4X Pockets for pin on reels  Large zippered rear pocket  D-ring for landing net on back  YKK buckles and zippers  2x D-rings in front   Front and back parts can be easily separated (clips)  The front can be used individually or attached to a back pack  Includes separate, adjustable, padded neck strap with D-loop  Includes separate, adjustable, waist strap  

Code

Item

RRP

V3577M

Mycket Bra, military green

79

 

 

This old favorite is very versatile. You can use the front individually with provided neck and waist straps or you can easily attach it to our Aqua Day Pack or almost any other back pack.

   

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MINI BRA Code

Item

RRP

V3578M

Mini Bra, military green

49

 

Made out of strong ripstop material. Small in size, but big enough for the day’s flies and accessories. We gave it new colors and better materials. The main compartment takes one big fly box and the smaller compartment accommodates a small box or plenty of tippets, leaders and other accessories. The front mesh pocket is handy for items, which have to be easily reachable. Neck and back straps can be removed if you prefer to hang it on your Aqua Day pack’s or wader’s D-rings. The Mini Bra can also be used on a wading belt. The neck padding has useful D-ring to hang the net.  

LOVE HANDLES FEATURES:  Strong ripstop material  Two large zippered front pockets  Large zippered mesh pocket in front  Two built in retractors

 YKK buckles and zippers  Two plastic clips in front  Two bottle mesh bags and two plier pockets  D-ring for landing net on neck cord

Code

Item

RRP

V3579M

Love Handles, military green

69

 

Love handles is not only a traditional belt bag but you can also use it at chest height as it has an adjustable neck cord. There are two plastic clips that can be used to attach the bag onto our waders’ Dloops or to the front of our Aqua Day Pack. This bag is wide enough on the sides to give you support with a heavier load and keep it steady. There's a D-ring in the neck cord to attach your landing net.  

 

 

 

CARIBOU VEST FEATURES:  Comfortable rib knit collar  Mesh lining for comfort  Four large zippered front pockets  Six pockets with velcro closure on front built in pin on reels  Large zippered rear pocket  D-ring for landing net on back  

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3366

Caribou vest, khaki

#XS-#XXL

95

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3367

Caribou vest, green

#XS - #XXL

95

 

  The Caribou vest has plenty of pockets, all well positioned and equipped with heavy-duty high quality zippers or velcro. The nylon outer layer is durable and highly water-resistant. The shoulders have an extra layer made of a porous flexible material that distributes the weight perfectly. 

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AQUA GEAR BAG Code

Item

RRP

V5311

Aqua Gear Bag

29

A small multi-purpose bag which can be used for carrying a camera, small fly boxes or any other smaller accessories. For camera use there’s a protective, removable neoprene lining. The flat outside pocket takes easily couple of extra leaders or a tippet spool. With the belt loop this is easily added to your normal wading belt or even as an extra to our Aqua- or Love Handles. This bag is waterproof IF AND ONLY IF closed well and securely. Measures 11.5cm x 7.5cm x 15cm

AQUA HANDLES Code

Item

RRP

V5310G V5310

Aqua Handles. green Aqua Handles

59 59

 

A great all-round bag for active fisherman. Enables you to have the most needed fly boxes, tippet spools, line clippers etc. around your waist for quick use. The adjustable waist belt has small pockets which have in built bottle / accessory pockets which you can pull out only when needed, keeping the bag sleek and simple otherwise. The smaller water resistant outside pocket keeps your tippet spools and leaders easily available. This bag is waterproof IF AND ONLY IF closed well and securely. Measures 29cm x 12cm x 18cm

    

 

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AQUA SLING Code

Item

RRP

V5312

Aqua sling

109

 

Aqua Sling gives you freedom to fish. It is totally out of your way until you need it and then with just one quick move you have full access to two compartment bag. Both compartments have inside pocket leafs with zipper pockets for smaller items. Main compartments are big enough for water bottles, several fly boxes, cameras etc. With YKK’s highly water resistant AquaGuard zippers it keeps your gear dry even in bad weather.

AQUA DAY PACK  

Code

Item

RRP

V5308G

Aqua Day Pack, green

109

 

Aqua Day Pack is a totally waterproof backpack for your day trip to a fishing destination. It has a thinner and softer material than in the original previous generation. It has inner and outer mesh pockets for smaller items and an elastic nylon string outside. You can easily expand this bag by attaching our Love Handles, Mycket Bra or Mini Bra to the shoulder straps’ D-rings. Waterproof roll-down closing with quick-release buckles for easy use. This bag is waterproof IF AND ONLY IF closed well and securely. Measures 50cm x 29.2cm x 17cm              

AQUATUBE  

Code

Item

RRP

V5309

Aquatube

129

 

A real carry all bag which keeps all your stuff dry. With its wide entrance you can easily throw in even a 4-piece rod tube and the one piece main compartment accommodates your week’s fishing gear without problems. Carry handles and wide, well-padded shoulder strap makes it comfortable to carry around. Water resistant outside pocket is handy for smaller items which you need to have quickly in hand. This bag is waterproof IF AND ONLY IF closed well and securely. Measures 82cm x 30cm x 30cm.

 

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ALL IN ONE FEATURES:  Small covered pocket on the top for name card  Adjustable shoulder strap with shoulder pad  Heavy duty 2“ wide cordura carrying straps with velcro connector 

 

Code

Item

RRP

V5100B

All in one, black

59

 

Constructed of tough and durable Oxford polyester cloth, this bag offers the features you need. It has a large main compartment for clothing with a U-shaped zippered entry for dry storage. Mesh storage pockets inside the main compartment with elastic retainer straps hold tackle. Two generous end compartments with drain holes and mesh uppers hold wet waders and boots for drying. The bag is also equipped with a large side pocket for accessories. Measures: 81.3cm x 32.3cm x 34.3cm

HARD GEAR BAG  

Code

Item

RRP

V5757B

Hard gear bag, black

59

 

This bag is a real multi-purpose bag for the enthusiastic fly fisherman. It can be used as a spacious reel bag, accommodating a big bunch of differently sized fly reels but thanks to its genius inner wall system you can modify it as you like, according to your needs. In addition to reels you can make a supportive space for your digital SLR or video camera. Or you can use it as a big fly tying bag when travelling. The soft divider gives extra protection when the bag is closed and its numerous zipper pockets keep your small accessories in order and easily accessible. The moulded bottom part is waterproof up to the rivets and stiches, so it can easily be left on the bottom of your boat. Measures 46cm x 32cm x 18cm  

WADER BAG  

Code

Item

RRP

V5303

Wader bag, black

49

Our innovative wader bag is combined with a car seat cover which can be also used when changing into waders. The mesh made top enables your wet waders and shoes to dry while stored in the bag. Measures 44.5cm x 30cm x 32cm

     

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TRAVEL TUBES   Code

Item

Length

RRP

VTT82 VTT110 VTT140 VTT160

Vision Travel Tube 82 Vision Travel Tube 110 Vision Travel Tube 140 Vision Travel Tube 160

82cm 110cm 140cm 160cm

49 49 59 59

Code

Item

Length

RRP

VTTR74 VTTR95

Vision rod&reel tube 74 Vision rod&reel tube 95

74cm 95cm

34 34

 

This is a great tube for the destination angler who wants to carry several rods in one tube. These are available in four different lengths; 82cm for 4-piece rods up to 10ft, 110cm for 3-piece rods up to 11ft, 140cm for 4-piece DH rods up to 17ft and 160cm for 3piece DH rods up to 15ft (each length is the maximum length for a rod part) and their inside diameter is 10cm. There is a carry on handle, adjustable shoulder strap, address card pocket and protective end caps on both ends. Separate cloth bags are available in two different sizes to cover all 4 tubes. Two new versions feature a reel pouch so you can have your fishing kit ready to go all the time. The reel pouch is padded to protect your reel from impacts. Both have a carry on handle and an address card pocket. The 74cm model is for 4-piece rod up to 9ft + fly reel and the 95cm model is for 3-piece rods up to 9ft + fly reel. The zippers are strong and original YKKs.

 

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PHOTO: Mika Vainio

LAYERING

Chapter 15:

Vision friend photographer Pasi Visakivi posing with his late-season trophy. 98


Thermal Pro

®

Polartec® Thermal Pro® gear is the most visually dynamic and technically advanced of the Polartec® insulation fabrics. Available in a variety of unique surface textures and patterns - many of which are designed to enhance performance — Polartec® Thermal Pro® materials are great styling options for virtually every end use. New high loft ® versions have achieved the highest warmth-to-weight ratios of any fabric Polartec has ever offered. Other versions have the look of traditional wool with all the performance ® ® benefits of fleece. Polartec Thermal Pro is our most diverse family of fabrics. Thermal pro overall and Thermal pro jacket.

PrimaLoft® insulation form a tight collection of air pockets that trap heat from your body and keep the cold out, providing excellent warmth to weight ratio. PrimaLoft® fibers have been engineered to be ultra-fine and mimic the softness of goose down. The fibers were developed to be water resistant to stay drier and maintain insulating properties. Specially developed fiber finishes repel water and keep the insulation drier even if water is forced into the insulation. Ultra-fine fibers make it more compressible.    

FIRST SKIN SET This thermal and cooling underwear set is perfect in all conditions as the only layer under your waders or in colder conditions combined with our mid-layer insulation fleece. They are made out of Bamboo and Micro polyester. This construction provides temperature control and excellent moisture transfer. Thanks to its bamboo fibres it is also naturally odour free. The technical cut with flat seams provides maximum comfort. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V1119

First skin layer set, olive/grey

#S - #XXL

69

99


SUBZERO PRIMALOFT PANTS | 40g  

Casual looking highly breathable PrimaLoft® pant. We chose 40g PrimaLoft® Sport Insulation because we felt this provided the best warmth to breathability ratio when you use these under your waders. Very comfortable against the skin or with our First Skin underwear when you need a bit of extra layering for those cold early season days.

 

Now you’re visit to the gas station before fishing doesn’t have to end when a kid says; “Look ma that man is walking around in his

underwear”.  

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3666

Subzero 40g pants, brown

#S - #XXXL

115

 

  FEATURES:  30 denier nylon rip stop shell fabric with DWR/ Cire/ light coating treatment  Lightweight 40g PrimaLoft® Sport Insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility  Highly breathable and quick drying  Casual look and cut  2 hand pockets in front and 2 back pockets

   

 

 

SUBZERO PRIMALOFT JACKET | 60g Challenged only by goose down, Nature’s ultimate insulation material, PrimaLoft® has gained huge numbers of loyal followers in various outdoor activities. Subzero jackets were our first endeavors into the world of this wonder fiber. Both jackets are equally suitable to be held under a wading jacket for insulation as they are to be held as the outside layer. They are highly wind and water resistant, can be packed in a very small space and in case of getting wet they dry quicker than a down jacket. Polyester rip stop shell fabric provides additional water and wind protections. These jackets have a full length center front zipper. Elasticized cuffs and an adjustable hem seal out wind and trap warmth. 60g version is very light and comfy and has no removable hood. A great jacket for any outdoor activities when the temperature is not ridiculously low. Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3331

Subzero Light Jacket Black

#XS-#XXXL

149

FEATURES:  25 denier polyester rip stop shell fabric with DWR treatment  Lightweight 60 g PrimaLoft® Sport insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility  Full length center-front zipper allows for easy ventilation  One chest pocket on the outside and one inside.  Elasticized cuffs and adjustable hem seal out wind and trap warmth  Mesh bag

 

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THERMAL PRO JACKET  

Warm and well breathing layering jacket for the coldest months. Made from the same Polartec® Thermal Pro® fabrics as our trousers and overall. This grey colored jacket has full length center front zippers, two zippered side pockets and zippered left chest pockets. Elasticized cuffs prevent cold air from getting in. A basic, but well-shaped design for a comfortable fit and a warm, soft feel. Multipurpose jacket for both fishing and after-fishing activities. Code V5050

Item Thermal pro Jacket,

         

Sizes #S - #XXL

RRP 110

 

 

THERMAL PRO OVERALL  

Our very popular Thermal Pro overall is the best value mid layer fleece available. Its simple design hides a technical item of clothing with a complicated cut. As standard fleece stretches in only one way, we cut it in pieces to position both vertical and horizontal stretch wherever needed for better fit and function. Instead of using normal straps that have no thermal qualities and are bulky under the waders, we made ours to fit and feel snug while offering the needed stretch. Keeping wading shoes in mind, we made the cuffs high and tight. This will prevent bulky ankles and give maximum comfort.  

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V5004

Thermal pro overall, grey

#S - #XXXL

89

 

          

 

 

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PHOTO: Tobias Ekvall

CLOTHING

Chapter 16:

Vision/Fly-dressing Niklaus Bauer with a trophy-sized coalfish. 102


VISION WILL DONATE ANNUALLY TO SUPPORT THE ENDANGERED NATIVE TROUT AND SALMON STOCKS.

SAVING THE NATIVES - INITIATIVE Inspired by a proposal made by Jasper Pääkkönen, highly valued spokesperson for endangered fish species, an avid and skillful fly fisherman and an actor currently starring in the History Channel TV series Vikings, Vision initiates a special Save the Natives –fund. Vision will annually make a donation to a selected project aiming to improve the conditions of endangered native trout and/or Atlantic salmon stocks in Europe. The money comes directly from the annual sales of the appropriately named Save the Natives apparel product family including currently a T-shirt and a cap shown below. THE GODFATHER GETS IT: Jasper Pääkkönen receives a high-end Vision XO fly rod (serial number 001) from Vision’s product manager Antti Guttorm as a token of appreciation for his participation in company’s product development and testing as a long-term Vision World Team member and for his relentless battle for the endangered native trout and Atlantic salmon stocks in Finland and beyond. The cap is a season 2017 model from the Save the Natives product family.

V3012. Save Natives T-shirt

V2936. Natives cap

THE 2016-2017 RECIPIENT: VIRHO

Finnish Society for Stream Conservation - VIRHO

The first donation goes to Finland and more precisely to a stream conservation society VIRHO operating actively for example all around the Vision Headquarters located in Hyvinkää some 50km from capital Helsinki. The upper reaches of River Vantaa are situated just few kilometers from the HQ and the well-being of that particular native sea-run brown trout stock is naturally very important to everybody working for the company - regardless whether they are fly fishermen or not.

Virho has restored a great number of trout and salmon spawning and living habitats in streams since 1990. The work has mostly been done delicately by hand and is based on voluntary work. In addition, Virho has constructed several fish passages. River Vantaa which streams through Helsinki is an excellent example of this successful work. Nowadays, trout naturally reproduces in this wide watershed, which has made stocking of trout unnecessary in the river system. SEE WWW.VIRTAVESI.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS. A SUCCESS STORY: Big sea-run brown trout spawning in a small tributary of River Vantaa near the capital Helsinki. Photo: Ari Laine

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FINNISH ALLIANCE TO SAVE FRESH WATER RESOURCES Starting from season 2017 two Finnish companies, Vision Group and Pure Waste Textiles will start co-operating in the spirit of saving natural resources and especially our endangered wild salmon and trout stocks. The first phase will include three high-quality T-shirts shown on the opposite page. Get yourself one of those and save 2700 litres of fresh water. Pure Waste textiles makes ecologically sustainable and premium quality 100% recycled yarns, fabrics and readymade garments. The products are entirely made out of recycled textile waste and offer the consumer the same quality and comfort as those made out of virgin materials. To meet the growing demand for ecological fabric solutions they utilised their long expertise in sustainable design and

developed a global textile recycling and manufacturing supply chain. They source textile waste on a global scale and recycle it into fabrics and yarns. Because their products are made entirely out of discarded waste they can guarantee their ecological sustainability, a value that guides all of their work. For instance, using recycled cotton saves 11,000 litres of water per kilogram, which would otherwise be required to produce the water intensive cotton crops. In addition to the ecological sustainability of their products, their quality is also of crucial importance to the company. By monitoring in detail their source materials and the recycling process they are able to ensure that the quality of their products fulfills all the standards required by their clients and end-customers.

SAVE THE NATIVES This white T-shirt features our new Save the Natives logo. Manufacturer Pure Waste Ltd from recycled materials. Part of the sales goes to Save the Natives foundation to be donated annually to a selected project aiming to improve the conditions of endangered native trout and/or Atlantic salmon stocks in Europe.

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3012W

Save the Natives (women)

#S - #M

29

V3012

Save the Natives

#S - #XXL

29

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GRAND SLAM A classical T-shirt for a fisherman. Features fishing art by a Finnish artist Sakke YrjÜlä (see sakkeyrjola.com), who just recently (2015) co-authored an impressive Suomen kalat (The Fish of Finland) book. If you catch an Atlantic salmon, brown trout and a grayling in one day you have completed the Scandinavian Grand Slam. Not an easy task by any means. Manufacturer Pure Waste Ltd from recycled materials.

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3013

Grand Slam

#S - #XXL

29

BIG DADDY A bold T-shirt for all pike fishermen. Features a jumping pike together with our Big Daddy fly rods. Manufacturer Pure Waste Ltd from recycled materials.

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3014

Big Daddy

#S - #XXL

29

See purewaste.org for further details. 105


KALLO T-SHIRT

VAAKUNA T-SHIRT

Kallo (skull in English) is a lightweight and comfortable T-shirt made out of a mixture of cotton and polyester. The art on the front combines grim gothic symbols with fishing. If you like to wear black leather clothes and ride a motorbike, this one is for you.

Vaakuna (badge in English) is a pre-washed slightly heavier Tshirt made out of a mixture of cotton and polyester. The art on the front illustrates the official Vision badge used in our textiles and accessories.

            

                    

 

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3009

Kallo, black with light grey prints

#S - #XXL

29

V3010

Vaakuna, olive green

#S - #XXL

34

SWEATSHIRTS

                                                

 

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

Code

Item

Sizes

RRP

V3008

Big Daddy sweatshirt

#S - #XXL

98

V2980

Kala sweatshirt

#M - #XL

79

Big Daddy. For pike loving rastas 

Kala. Raglan type sweatshirt for after fishing activities 

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SNAPBACKS  

V2935. SCOUT.  Scout cap is available with an adjustable V2936. NATIVES.  Natives cap is available with an snapback. The backside of the cap is made out of elastic mesh for comfort and good ventilation.

adjustable snapback. The backside of the cap is made out of elastic mesh for comfort and good ventilation. Part of the sales

 

goes to Save the Natives foundation to be donated annually to a selected project aiming to improve the conditions of endangered native trout and/or Atlantic salmon stocks in Europe.

V2937. BIG MAMA.  Big mama cap is available with an V2932. SALT.  Pass Me The Salt cap is available with an adjustable snapback. The backside of the cap is made out of elastic mesh for comfort and good ventilation.

adjustable snapback. The backside of the cap is made out of elastic mesh for comfort and good ventilation. Comes with a black underbrim.

Code

Item

RRP

V2935 V2936 V2937 V2932

Scout Natives cap Big mama cap Salt

29 29 29 29

WILLA BEANIES  

Code

Item

RRP

V2943 V2944 V2945 V2946 V2947

WILLA Subzero Beanie, Dark olive WILLA Subzero Beanie, Burnt orange WILLA Light Beanie, Dark olive/light olive WILLA Light Beanie, Red/grey WILLA Bill Beanie, Dark olive

45 45 39 39 45

Willa Beanies are all made out of 100% Bluesign approved merino wool with the best available Schoeller yarns and are hand crafted in Europe. Subzero Beanies are warm enough for the coldest possible conditions. They include an anti-itch head band for those who are sensitive even to the finest merino wool. The head band is made of Polycolon yarn (a technical highly breathable and light yarn). On top of being itch free it also ensures that moisture is transferred to the outer Merino Wool. The wool has the wonderful effect of insulating well even when wet. Light Beanies are pure merino wool and slightly thinner than Subzero beanies. Dark Olive Bill Beanie has a cap for extra protection and street look. One size fits most heads.     

 

V2943 

V2944

 

 

  V2947 107

V2945

V2946


BIG DADDY BEANIE & CAP  

Code

Item

RRP

V2995 V2994

Flexfit Big Daddy cap, green Big Daddy beanie, green

29 25

Flexfit Big Daddy cap is available with the Flexfit design. There is no adjustment strap at the back as the whole cap is stretchable. Big Daddy Beanie has a great street look but can still be used while fishing if you remember to stay away from the British chalk streams. One size fits most heads. 

SPECIAL CAPS Code

Item

RRP

V2931 -

NAHKA CAP, camo XO Cap

29 -

NAHKA. Nahka cap is available with an adjustable snapback. XO. Limited edition. Available only for XO rod owners.

 

FLEXFIT CAPS   Code

Item

RRP

V2985 V2991

Flexfit Burley, Ace of Spey Flexfit Mesh, camo grey

29 29

 

Flexfit Vision Burley cap is available with the Flexfit design. There is no adjustment strap at the back as the whole cap is stretchable. Flexfit Vision Mesh (Trucker) cap has the backside of the cap is made out of elastic mesh for comfort and good ventilation.

 

 

FLEXFIT BAMBOO CAPS   Code

Item

RRP

V2992 V2993

Flexfit Bamboo, navy blue Flexfit Bamboo, camo green

29 29

 

Flexfit Vision Bamboo caps are available with the Flexfit design. There is no adjustment strap at the back as the whole cap is stretchable. Odor resistant bamboo fibers have been used for extra comfort.

CLASSIC CAPS  

Code

Item

RRP

V2913 V2934

Classic cap, khaki Classic cap, olive

18 18

 

Comfortable 100% cotton cap adjustable with metal buckle in the back.

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PHOTO: Mika Väänänen

SUNGLASSES

Chapter 17:

Vision product manager Antti Guttorm swimming with a tarpon in Florida. 109


MIRRORFLITE Fishing glasses are a very important piece of fly fishing equipment. Not only do they protect your eyes but they also greatly enhance your chances of spotting fish. Wading becomes safer when you actually see where you are putting your feet. Our exclusive range of polarized eyewear offers all levels of performance and style. They are all made in France. We expanded our sunglass range. On top of looking good the Mirrorflite series offers a bit of extra protection from the sun with the mirror coating reflecting more sun rays away from the user´s eyes. All Mirrorflite models come with a hard protective case. Made in France.

Bat

Midge

Large frames with big lenses and side windows for maximum visibility. Proper sun glasses for fishing.

Elegant frames for everybody with narrow head and desire to use one pair of sun glasses for fishing and all other activities.

 

Tuna

Kust

Classic style with modern lenses. Looks like straight from the streets of Havana in the early 1950s.

Your number one choice if you go saltwater fishing on shallow flats. This lens and mirror combination is the choice for most of the professional shallow water saltwater guides.

Boulder

Kapu

A generic model suitable in addition to fishing also for various sports activities. Brown is the color at the moment.

Traditional model for fishing. Works also in the urban environment.

Superstar

Upi

Big lenses in frames combining old and new design. With these you’ll definitely get noticed.

Modern classic look that makes you enjoy a day on the water or a beer on the terrace.

 

Code

Item

Lenses

Frames

RRP

VWM01 VWM02 VWM03 VWM05 VWM07 VWM09 VWM11 VWM13

Bat sunglasses Midge sunglasses Tuna sunglasses Kust sunglasses Boulder sunglasses Kapu sunglasses Superstar sunglasses Upi sunglasses

Bronze with Disco mirror Bronze with Disco mirror Bronze with Dark Gold mirror Bronze with Emerald Green mirror Bronze with Dark gold mirror Bronze with Disco mirror Bronze with Disco mirror Bronze with Dark gold mirror

Black Black Light tortoise Dark tortoise Transparent Chocolate Brown Black Black outside, Cream inside Matte black

69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69

 

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POLARFLITE Our Polarflite shades includes a wide collection of frames with Actif tri-acetate cellulose lenses. They give 100% protection from UVA-, UVB- and UVC light. They effectively block both visible light and the light reflected from water surface reducing the aligned, partially polarized glare. They are finished with hardcoat scratch- resistant surface. These lenses will not absorb haze and will stay constant with a low haze value of 0,4%. A perfect choice for all-round shades. These standard polarized plastic lenses have all the optical qualities needed for fishing. They are also very light. The 2by4 is designed to be worn with the glasses. Pouch included. Made in France. Polarflite™ lens colours The lens colour determines how much light will pass through a lens. To keep vision optimal you need less light in sunny conditions and more in cloudy weather. Yellow: These lenses actually work as light enhancers. Good for dusk and low light as well as for overcast days and evenings. Brown: A superb all-round constant density lens. It provides the best combination of true colour transmission and contrast. The optimal performance is achieved in medium bright to bright conditions.

Polarflite SLIDE Sunglasses TM

Retro style frames with a new gradient brown polarized lens. The lenses are darker on top and lighter almost clear at the bottom. Great for lowlight conditions. Code

Item

Lenses

Frames

RRP

VWF70 VWF71 VWF72

Jack Tande Ana

Gradient brown Gradient brown Gradient brown

Black Light grey Light tortoise

49 49 49

Tande

Jack

Ana

Polarflite Sunglasses TM

Code

Item

Lenses

Frames

RRP

VWF10 VWF14 VWF11 VWF15 VWF12 VWF16

Block Block Hissu Hissu Korpela Korpela

Brown Yellow Brown Yellow Brown Yellow

Black/brown Black/brown Light gray Light gray Dark tortoise Dark tortoise

49 49 49 49 49 49

Block

Hissu   111

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Polarflite Sunglasses TM

Code

Item

Lenses

Frames

RRP

VWF36 VWF39 VWF40 VWF41 VWF51 VWF52

2X4, large 2x4, medium Panorama Panorama Brutal Brutal

Brown Yellow Yellow Brown Yellow Brown

Light tortoise Light tortoise Black Black Black Black

49 49 49 49 49 49

2x4

Panorama

Brutal

NECK CORD Our neck cord comes with floatants which will keep your sunglasses on the surface should you drop them in the water. Fits most frames. Code

Item

RRP

VFN

Float neck Cord

8

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PHOTO: Juuso Syrjä

ACCESSORIES

Chapter 18:

Vision World Team member Jasper Pääkkönen getting ready for his jungle adventure. 113


NANO SILICON FLOAT

CDC FLOAT

 

 

 

 

ULTRA FLOAT 2

Code

Item

RRP

Code

Item

RRP

Code

Item

V0910

Nano Silicon float 20ml

9

V0912

CDC float 20ml

9

V0901

Ultra float

 

RRP 2

5

 

Nano Silicon is a nontoxic, silicon floatant that doesn’t leave an oil slick on the water. Thermally stable it will not harden or become too thin in differing weather conditions.

CDC was designed especially to float CDC flies although it works great on all dry flies. Non-toxic and temperature stable it is great for all weather conditions.

Available in 20 ml easy to use transparent bottles equipped with small chains. No need for additional bottle holsters.

Available in 20 ml easy to use transparent bottles equipped with small chains. No need for additional bottle holsters.

Apply a drop to your fly before you cast and reapply as needed. Made in U.S.A.

Apply a drop to your fly before you cast and reapply as needed. Made in U.S.A.

   

 

Ultra Float 2 is much improved. It now floats better and is easier to use. A universal nonsticky floatant which can be applied with your fingertips. Colour and scent free. Removes any remnant of human odour from the flies. 

BRUSH & FLOAT POWDER FLOAT

SPRAYS

Code

Item

RRP

Code

Item

RRP

Code

Item

RRP

V0915

Brush & Float

9

V0903

Powder float

9

V0917 V0916

Nano Fly spray Spray & Cast

10 12

Fine powder floatant with a brush in the cap. Use it for dry flies or creating realistic looking air bubbles on nymphs, pupas or wet flies.

The very best floatant for small and medium flies. Prolongs the life of your flies and removes fish slime and blood. Rinse your flies in water before applying Powder Float, put them in the box, shake a couple of times and presto! They are ready for use again. The double-sided bottle makes this much easier compared to traditional bottles. It also has a loop to attach the bottle to your pin on reel. 114

NANO FLY SPRAY: Permeates nearly every kind of fly body material, and gives your flies a water-repellent treatment. Give the fly a couple of false casts after application. SPRAY&CAST: Fly line treatment spray. One of the easiest line treatments to use on the market. Simply spray it on the line and go fishing.


STRIKERIGHT Code

Item

RRP

9511 9512

StrikeRight strike indicator StrikeRight, small size

7.50 7.50

StrikeRight indicators are 30% lighter than other foam indicators, so they float higher and are easier to see and cast. Because they are aerodynamically shaped at both ends, they cause less wind resistance when casting. StrikeRight indicators are easy to apply and remove, and they are reusable. Each package includes six pieces.    

FERRULE WAX Code

Item

RRP

V0913

Ferrule wax

5

Protects rod joints and prolongs thus the lifespan of your dear friend.  

 

 

STRIKE INDICATOR   NOW YOU SEE IT – NOW YOU DON’T. STRIKE! With our Strike indicator system you get the feather light presentation of a traditional yarn indicator without the kinks in the leader. There are no knots required to make this indicator which means your leader won’t get damaged. It is very easy to use with the tool that comes with the kit. Thread the leader through the silicone tubing with the tool and place the yarn in the loop of the leader. Tighten from both ends of the leader and the silicone tube will slide over the yarn. Now you can trim it to desired size. See pictures for the instructions. Trim it small to get the sensitivity required in slower currents and light nymphs. Trim it big for the chop and heavy nymphs. The indicator is also adjustable to get the nymphs to the right depth. You can remove the indicator easily and the tube is reusable. Kit includes tool, silicone tubing and yarn. Code

Item

V9501 

Strike indicator

RRP  

FEATURES:  Easy to use  No knots required – no damage to the leader  Adjustable  Easy to remove  Can be trimmed to desired size  Good presentation  Best yarn available  2 colors of yarn – white & orange

 

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LANDING NETS

VMR Magnetic releaser.

V9053 Trout net with a beautiful reddish brown chassis and a transparent silicon net. With a magnetic releaser.

V9055 Larger oval net with a greenish chasiss and a green rubberized net. With a magnetic releaser.

V9050 Traditional trout net with a black net.

V9054 New trout net with a truly beautiful reddish brown chasiss and a black net. With a magnetic releaser.

Code

Item

RRP

V9050 V9053 V9054 V9055 VMR

Trout net wood Brown wood and clear silicone net + magnetic holder Brown wood and black net + magnetic holder Oval wood and green rubber net + magnetic holder Magnetic releaser

79 119 119 119 19

 

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FORCEPS KAKADU CUTTER & DE-BARBER Small tool, which is perfect for cutting wires and thick fluorocarbon tippets. Can be used for safe de-barbing of fly hooks and attaching split shots to your leader. Comes with a handy holster. Overall length 4.1’’ / 10.5cm. Item code V9039.

CLASSIC forceps These are traditional forceps with straight jaws. The jaw surface is flat from the tip part to protect the fly when unhooking your catch and serrated form the back, offering good grip whenever heavier twist and work is needed. There’s also a needle at the back of the jaws for cleaning the fly eyes. The grip has soft, bright green coating for comfortable use. Overall length 6” / 15cm. Item code V9010.

CURVED forceps These are curved tip versions of the Classic forceps. The jaw surface is flat from the tip part to protect the fly when unhooking your catch and serrated form the back, offering good grip whenever heavier twist and work is needed. There’s also a needle at the back of the jaws for cleaning the fly eyes. The grip has soft, bright green coating for comfortable use. Overall length 6” / 15cm. Item code V9011

PRO forceps Pro forceps fit comfortably into your hand, thanks to their mitten style shape. They are very easy and quick to use. The straight jaws have flat tips with serrated back portion with needle. The built in scissor blades will cut even the heaviest tippet material with ease. Overall length 6.5” / 17cm. Item code V9040 MEGA forceps These are designed for serious Big Mama hunters. The additional length and strength is great when unhooking toothy monsters. Behind the fly friendly jaws we have added extra sharp and long lasting Tungsten Carbide scissors. The scissor blades are made from extra high quality German Tungsten Carbide allowing you to cut even the wire leaders with ease. Soft bright green handles are comfortable even when it’s really cold. Overall length 8” / 21cm. Item code V9042  

 

ZINGERS

NIPPERS

   

Code

Item

Code

Item

V9018 V9019

Carabine zinger Rotozinger

V9022 V9024

Samurai blade nipper with pin Black nipper with pin

 

 

Finally zingers that work better and never easily loosen. Our Carbine model does not have the classic pin. It is attached with a clip. The Roto model has a super strong pin and to avoid stress it also rotates. All zingers have durable nylon wires with a safety locking tool clip.

V9022. These exceptionally fine tools cut perfectly and easily any monofilament up to 100lb. The needle is so sharp it will clean hook eyes as well as straighten wings, hackles, wind knots, picking, dubbing etc. Made in Japan. V9024. New affordable black nipper with pin for everyday use. Suitable for those of us who prefer stealth approach. 117


AQUA - FLY BOXES  

                                                       

 

High-quality waterproof boxes for those of us how value our flies and want to keep them safe and dry. AQUA Medium has two separate sections with identical foams especially suitable for small and medium size flies. The transparent cover plastic of the other side is decorated with Vision fishcamo pattern. AQUA Large has equally two sections, but with different foams. The other side of the box is suitable for small and medium size flies (individual holes) and the other one for flies with larger hooks (straight cuts). The transparent cover plastic of the other side is decorated with Vision fishcamo pattern. AQUA Salt. Waterproof fly box perfect for flies with hooks. Foams on both sides. AQUA Big Mama. Big waterproof fly box perfect for big flies (including poppers) with hooks. Foams on both sides. AQUA Big Daddy. Large transparent waterproof fly box perfect for big tube flies. No foam. Code

Item

Dimensions

V136 V137 V138 V139 V140

AQUA Medium AQUA Large AQUA Salt AQUA Big Mama AQUA Big Daddy

150x100x45mm 190x110x45mm 230x175x53mm 350x230x59mm 350x230x86mm

 

     

V138 Aqua Salt

V139 Aqua Big Mama

V140 Aqua Big Daddy

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FIT - FLY BOXES  

V105 Fit medium

 

 

V106 Fit medium

  V107 Fit large

V113 Fit XL

  V110 Deep Fit

V114 Fit Big Daddy

V115 Fit large  

Code

Item

Dimensions

V105 V106 V107 V113 V110 V114 V115

FIT medium FIT medium / straight cut FIT large / straight cut FIT XL / straight cut DEEP FIT large/straight cut FIT BIG DADDY straight cut FIT large

14.6x8.1x2.1cm 14.6x8.1x2.1cm 18.5x10x1.7cm 28x19x2cm 18.5x10x2.8cm 28x19x5cm 18.5x10x1.7cm

This family consists of three types of fly boxes: Slim, Fit and Tube. The boxes are decorated with a special fish camo print. Fit series boxes are slightly thicker, but still slim when compared to traditional fly boxes.

 

TUBE - FLY BOXES

  V108 Tube 5 compartments

V109 Tube 3 compartments

   

Code

Item

Dimensions

V108 V109

Tube, 5 compartments Tube, 3 compartments

14.6x8.1x2.1cm 14.6x8.1x2.1cm

This family consists of three types of fly boxes: Slim, Fit and Tube. The boxes are decorated with a special fish camo print. The unique family is completed with a duo of tube fly boxes.

 

 

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SLIM - FLY BOXES

 

 

 

V101 Slim small  

V102 Slim medium

V103 Slim large  

V111 Slim magnum

V112 Slim magnum

  V104 Slim magnet medium  

Code

Item

Dimensions

V101 V102 V103 V104 V111 V112

SLIM small SLIM medium SLIM large SLIM MAGNET medium SLIM Magnum 12 row SLIM Magnum 18 row

110x75x12mm 128x100x12mm 187x98x12mm 128x98x12mm 31x22x2cm 31x22x2cm

PIKE FLY HOOKS

This family consists of three types of fly boxes: Slim, Fit and Tube. The boxes are decorated with a special fish camo print. Slim boxes are extremely thin and you can squeeze several inside a normal vest pocket. Slim series includes a special box with a magnetic bottom for preventing the flies/hooks for dropping out. Fit series boxes are slightly thicker, but still slim when compared to traditional fly boxes. The unique family is completed with a duo of tube fly boxes.

 

The interest towards fly fishing for non-salmonids species in Europe has increased considerably during the last decade or so and the main focus has clearly been on the northern pike. Vision has been extremely active in this field and obtained an excellent position on these constantly growing markets with its pike related product families aptly named as Big Daddy and Big Mama. For season 2017, we will further complement our pike related repertoire and introduce two special hooks for targeting those wild toothy critters of the North. In order to get it right from the start, we did this in collaboration with one of the best fly hook companies there is, Partridge of Redditch. When fishing for a big pike with a hard mouth you need a special hook. It needs to be strong and extremely sharp. In order to tie really big and bulky flies when needed, the hook needs to have a proper gap. When fishing in brackish water (the Baltic Sea) you need to consider corrosion related issues as well. As releasing trophy-size pikes is recommendable for various reasons, having a micro-size barb in your hook is not only good for penetration but for releasing or de-barbing as well. To bear all the above in mind, it was easy to conclude that Partridge of Redditch had the knowledge and the designs to implement our vision. As a result we are very happy and very proud to introduce the solid green-colored Big Daddy and the extra-strong red-colored Big Mama hooks especially for all of us who love to fish for the fast-and-furious northern pike.  

BIG DADDY HOOKS: Wide gap, micro-barbed, strong predator hook for all freshwater, estuary and saltwater applications. Straight-Eye, Green Nickel Finish. Chemically sharpened. Sizes: #1/0, #2/0, #4/0. Package: 10 Hooks. Made in Japan.

BIG MAMA HOOKS: Wide gap, micro-barbed, heavy weight, X-Strong predator hook for all freshwater, estuary and saltwater applications. StraightEye, Red Nickle Finish. Chemically sharpened. Sizes: #2/0, #4/0, #6/0. Package: 10 Hooks. Made in Japan

   

 

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ARGENTINA The South American Angling Company San Martin 917, Rio Gallegos Santa Cruz ZIP 9400, Argentina Tel: +54 2966 439233 info@theanglingcompany.com.ar www.visionflyfishing.com.ar

ITALY Old Captain S.R.L. Via Varese 47 21052 Busto Arsizio (Va) Tel: 39 0331 382420 info@oldcaptain.it www.oldcaptain.it

ROMANIA SC Dream Fish SRL Bucharest - Romania Mob: +40752207966 +40726586932 eMail: contact@flyfishingoutlet.ro Web: http://flyfishingoutlet.ro

AUSTRIA CZECH REPUPLIC HUNGARY SLOVAKIA SLOVENIJA SWITZERLAND Hurch Flyfishing Gmbh Kuglhofstr. 18 A-5020 Salzburg, Austria Tel: 43 662 834427 office@hurch.com www.hurch.com

JAPAN Caps Corporation 2-12-19 Shinmori Asahi-Ku Osaka 535-0022 Tel: 81 6 6955 2066 hamachi@capsjp.co.jp

RUSSIA Streamer Ltd Torfyanaya doroga 7, Saint-Petersburg, BC ”Gulliver”, office #704 Tel. +7812 4412565 admin@fishingnews.ru www.fishingnews.ru SERBIA Eurofish D.O.O.Cacak Uciteljska 6 32000 Cacak Tel. 38132340266 eurofish@open.telekom.rs

AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND Clarkson Imports & Dist Pty Ltd 1 Naismith Court Rowville. Vic. 3178, Australia Tel: 03 9755 5377 piscesfishingtackle@netspace.net.au BELARUSSIA Salmo Belfishing Ltd Revolucionnaya Str. 20 A 210001 Vitebsk Tel: +375 296 860 098 BENELUX FRANCE GERMANY VDS Fly Fishing Tackle Liersesteenweg 29 BE-2221 Booischot, Belgium Tel: +32 1522 5893 vds.flyfishing@skynet.be BULGARIA Bulgarian Fly Company Ltd. 60 Haydushka Gora Street 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria Tel / fax : 00359 2 850 8905 Mobile : 00359 878 109 668 CHILE Gerente de Chilepescamosca. www.chilepescamosca.com www.chilepescamosca.blogspot.com Facebook: Chilepescamosca Fly shop Cel.87094440

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FINLAND Vision Group Ltd

Niinistönkatu 1 05800 Hyvinkää Tel: +358 (0)9 2797 610

SOUTH-AFRICA Flygear C.C. 288 South rand road Risana, South hills 2197 Johannesburg Ruben: 0832639010 ruben@flygear.co.za www.flygear.co.za

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SOUTH KOREA Spider Fly Shop # 449-4, Gambuk-Dong Hanam-city, 456-819 Gyeonggi-Do Tel: 82-2-477-3333

LATVIA Salmo Ltd Daugavgrivas 31 A STR LV1007 Riga Tel: 371 7467954 salmo@salmo.com.lv LITHUANIA Museline.lt A. Juozapaviciaus pr. 139A. 45267 Kaunas +370 646 49383 info@museline.lt www.museline.lt

ESTONIA Gone Fishing Ltd Tel: +3725049192 www.flyfishing.ee info@flyfishing.ee

MONGOLIA Uran Uurgach Fly Fishing Store Address: 13th horoolol Tumen Nast hothon 36a Ulaanbaatar ,Mongolia Phone: 976-99037022,976-99123859 Mail: bat_er40@yahoo.co.uk Internet: facebook/uran uurgach fly fishing store

ICELAND Veiðivörur.is Hafnarstræti 101 600 Akureyri Sími: 462-1977 jonas@veidivorur.is www.veidivorur.is

POLAND Vision Polska 30-383 Kraków Ul. Kobierzynska 160 A Tel: +48 (0) 12 296 41 70 biuro@hurch.pl www.hurch.pl

SWEDEN DENMARK NORWAY Fly-Dressing AB Fanergatan 18 56633 Habo, Sweden Tel: 46 (0)36 46095 info@flydressing.se www.flydressing.se UKRAINE Ribolov Servis Ltd Kolektorna Str. 24/26 02160 Kiev Tel: 380 44 562 7742 salmo@salmo.com.ua UNITED KINGDOM IRELAND Guide Flyfishing Ltd Unit 5, Moor Lane Trading Estate Bishopdyke Road, Sherburn In Elmet LS25 6ES Leeds, UK Tel: 01977 681300 sales@guideflyfishing.co.uk www.visionflyfishing.co.uk

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