Get into these serious R1® Gloves if, as a serious hard-core angler, you want to keep your hands warm and nimble even in freezing rain, icy wind and cold water. That would be pretty much 7 months of the year, round these parts. The thin, flexible 1.5mm smooth-skin neoprene outer stops wind and shrugs off moisture, while the combination nylon/polypropylene/spandex insulation locks in warmth. A 3-panel, stitched and glued construction with anatomically placed seams provides remarkable formfitting comfort, water-resistance and dexterity. What makes these "new and improved" is that they've added a light, neoprene-dipped skin to make the R1s even more durable and waterproof. Patagonia gets the hard-core angler every time. Seriously.
Smooth-skin neoprene laminated to a plush polypropylene lining
3-panel construction and anatomically placed seams for better fit and durability
We are uncertain about these mesh landing mitts or gloves, but we get asked for them all the time. Get the best, if you can - that would be Orvis in this case. One size fist most.
FISHPOND Swivel Retractor
We love this retractor; it never fails. And that's what you want in a retractor. It's really all you need -- it does not fall off, it does not come undone, it does not give up its zing after a month of use. So it's a plus, to say the least, that these retractors, the Lichen and the Gunmetal, are also devastatingly handsome, extra-well designed in the utility department, and care free.
FISHPOND PIOPOD (Pack It Out) Microtrash Container
When Fishpond came out with this product, I admit I was skeptical. That was back before I had a flyshop. I just wasn't sure anyone I knew would use one of these things. Fast foreward to now, and I know for a fact that tons of people use these. They use them, give them to friends, keep a spare and buy again if they lose theirs. It's just smart, considerate, and true to the core ethics of our sport.
If it matters to you what color, shoot us a note with your order.
Rugged, durable, recyclable construction with unique elastomeric cap readily accepts used tipped, wrappers, drowned cigarette butts, etc.
Specially designed to facilitate containment of waste monofilament line and tippet, which can endure in the wild for hundreds of years
Dual attachment provisions – can be clipped to a fabric loop or belt, or attached to a D-ring or fishing lanyard
FISHPOND Barracuda Clipper
I've been using Fishpond's clippers ever since they started making them, and each edition is better than the last. The patented, aerospace grade aluminum tubular body is larger than previous versions, meaning they're easier to hold and handle, especially for larger hands and allows for comfortable and precise use for that perfect cut. New for 2015 is the chopping block design with one replaceable stainless steel blade which allows for a cleaner, more consistent cut than two opposing blades. Handsome (as most things Fishpond), the clippers pair nicely with Fishpond Swivel Retractors.
Note: Stainless steel blades will rust in saltwater, so treatment with a rust inhibitor and lubricant before use is essential. Don’t forget to rinse and treat again after use.
UMPQUA Wondercloth Wading Towel
Umpqua's Wonder Cloth® Towels work well wet or dry and clean all types of rod grips including cork, neoprene, foam and plastic. Safe to use on all impregnated fly lines, and to quickly dry your stream soaked flies. Will absorb 8 times its weight in moisture. A great resource to help you dry out if you take a swim (on purpose or not).
Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit
When the name is Orvis, everyone knows it means quality. If you are giving the Orvis Premium Fly-Tying Kit, or buying it for yourself, you can be sure you're getting the best. Nothing is left out, so you can feel confident you've got everything you need to get up and at 'em as you learn or grown in fly tying.
Included in the handy carrying box:
Material for 16 fly patters, 10 flies for each (totalling 160 flies)
High quality vise and tool set (ceramic bobbin, scissors, bodkin/half-hitch tool, hackle pliers, hair stacker, and whip finishing tool)
Instructional DVD that covers everything.
Fly Pattern list
Bead Head Caddis Larva
Bead Head Pearl Flash Zonker
Bead Head Sili Prince
Bead Head Zebra Midge
Black Rubber Legs Stonefly
Elk Hair Caddis
Higa's S.O.S. Nymph
Lightning Bug Nymph
Pheasant Tail Nymph
San Juan Worm
Orvis Encounter Fly-Tying Kit
One of the best values around, and a fantastic gift for any newcomer to the craft of fly tying, the Orvis Encounter Kit covers all the essentials. You'll open the box and find all tools needed, a vice, and materials to tie 8 basic fly patterns (10 hooks per pattern). An instuctional DVD covers using the tools, materials, and the business of tying itself.
Fly Patterns included: Bead Head Caddis Larva • Elk hair Caddis • Fur Ant • Pheasant Tail Nymph • Rusty Parachute • San Juan Worm • Wooly Bugger • Zebra Midge
Orvis Black Nickel Carabiner Tape Measure Zinger Combo
This little item speaks for itself. It's the most sensible fly fishing accessory or gadget you can have. Makes a great gift for any angler.
This is a fantastic product if you've ever had issues with fly accessibility in the water or issues with losing flies or issues of rust in your fly box.
Slit Silicone insert holds flies extremely tight
Holds flies tighter
Withstands extremes in temperatures
Light blue color for high contrast
Polycarbonate Tube protects flies from shrubs or brush
Drop storage capability with 2 neodymium magnets
Latch-less magnetic closure
Long lasting strength
Tacky Tether allows you to easily anchor your Tube wherever fits best
Open end allows for airflow to dry flies
Hinge allows Tube to be opened and used as minimalistic fly box
2″ x 1 3/5″ x 1 3/5″
FISHPOND Arrowhead Retractor- Moss
Quite possibly the most purposeful, elegant, and timeless piece of design by mankind is the arrowhead. This iconic treasure brings back visions of our American identity like nothing else. We add to this legacy with a new age tool that is machined and hand-crafted in Colorado. Instead of stone, we use 6060 aerospace aluminum. This could be the most purposeful and useful tool for any angler.
Fishpond Gear Strap (set of 2)
Set of two. Your rod won't slip out while you're on the move.
Secure Velcro® closure
Fishpond “no slide” fabric
Molded fishpond rubber logo patch
Because there isn't a worse feeling than arriving somewhere and realizing your rod somehow didn't, Fishpond developed the Fishpond Rod Tube Straps. Fishpond "No Slide" fabric means that unlike mere webbing straps, your rod tube isn't going to slip out before you want it to.
10" in length
ExOfficio BugsAway Sol Cool Neck Gaiter
Not your ordinary neck gaiter. The ExOfficio BugsAway Sol Cool Gaiter is so much more. It's got BugsAway Insect repellent technology, for one thing. It also has Sol Cool, which uses Icefil technology to keep you cool and comfortable in hot climates. The compound Xylitol, which occurs naturally in the birch tree, is woven into fabric. When it comes into contact with moisture like sweat, it reacts, creating a cooling sensation similar to mint gum. Xylitol can cool the skin surface up to 5°F
BlackStrap Daily Tube
The BlackStrap Daily Tube sun mask is my can't-leave-home-without-it fly fishing (if not all outdoor) essential. It's a multi-functional tool, lightweight, super breathable, and quick-drying, that will protect you against the elements. The face mask keeps you cool and protected in the blistering sun, dries quickly when damp and adds thermal warmth for cutting cold winds. UPF 50+ UV Protection. When the wind comes up, I just pull it over the crown of my cap and my hat's secure and I'm warm. Select more that one - you know you want to!
RIO Intermediate Scandi Body
These are versatile bodies that combine skagit power with scandi style and grace. The design is such that it casts like a skagit or a scandi line. There's a printed ID on it, so you know what's what, with loops on both ends, of course.
The Scandi body is a short body to which you can attach nearly any kind of tip (see our RIO MOW tips, for instance). Ideal for anglers who want to travel light but with multiple strategic options.
MASON Hard Mono
We got this stuff in the store due to popular demand. Scratch that, due to the insistence of my partner, Dirk Fischbach, who is currently on a tear of making his own leaders, and making them the old fashioned way. Well known for its hardness, Mason Clear Mono is clear. It's perfect for building tough leaders, especially those needing an extra oomph in the butt sections.
We don't carry all the diameters yet, but we will.
Airflo 6-Compartment Shooting Head Bag
Keep your shooting heads, tips and other terminal tackle neat, organized and easy to identify with this handsome, compact wallet. Made of heavy canvas with jacquard webbing accents, this bag has two interior mesh pockets, one exterior canvas pocket and 6 sealable plastic bags individually key-ringed in a loose-leaf binder style. The whole wallet seals shut with velco binding and can be opened easily with the pull tabs along the sides. You can pack this wallet easily in any configuration whether on or off the stream, and customize it further with additional bags. Approximately 8" across when closed, 10" tall. When open, about 18". Durable canvas, ruggedly sewn.
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