Our “Dime Novel” Edition from the fall was a big hit, setting sales records and filling up our inboxes with notes from Field Notes fans requesting that we make them part of our regular line. People loved the form factor, the Sewn-in-Signature binding, and especially the very high-quality paper of the interior pages. The Strathmore Premium Wove 70#T in “Dime Novel” is the finest body paper we've ever used for Field Notes.
There was obvious demand, so we created this new “Signature Series” with exactly the same form and specifications as “Dime Novel.” There are two versions: a 2-Pack of Sketch Books with blank pages and a French Paper grey/blue cover, and a 2-Pack of ruled Note Books with a cream/yellow colored cover. The covers are gently debossed with just a tint of ink. We’ve used a brighter, whiter version of the same Strathmore Premium Wove stock for the 72 interior pages of both versions.
We’ve always thought that maybe there was room in our line for a slightly bigger (while still pocket-sized) style. Once we got the Smyth-sewn binding just right for “Dime Novel” and once folks put their pencil points, charcoal and pen nibs on the lovely paper within, our minds were made up.
Like Byline and its descendant, Front Page, this is an example of how experimentation with our limited-edition quarterly releases can help us discover what the Field Notes community is looking for. So thanks a million for taking the time to write us. We hope you’ll agree that the new Signature Series embodies the spirit of “Dime Novel;” inspired by 1860, made new for 2018.
Finally -- they're in! So many people have read and/or heard about these fantastic metal barred Korker's soles-- and we kept saying, "They're coming in the next shipment!" And so here they are. I can imagine quite a few guides and dedicated anglers who will want to grab up these soles. Think of them as a more robust version of Korker's Alumitrax Sole, a staple of hard-core anglers for years. Be safe out there!
Aluminum bars provide solid, edge to edge aluminum coverage that morph to surrounding geology for positive grip.
BARBOUR Tartan Wax Sports Cap Classic
Back in stock! The fabled Barbour Wax Sports Cap gets a new Classic tartan wax cotton outer, with a warm fleece-lined inner and an adjustable brass strap-adjustable rear. Everyone looks great in this hat. Trust me.
Developed and manufactured at the Scientific Anglers facility in Midland, Michigan, the Sharkwave series of fly lines represents one of the most interesting and groundbreaking evolutions in the history of fly line technology.
The benefits of the textured lines were numerous: increased surface area allowed the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface trapped air to provide increases in both shootability and flotation—all while decreasing friction; and the microreplicated pattern increased the durability of the lines, allowing them to last up to twice as long.
The development of the Mastery Textured series took the high points of the Sharkskin technology and combined them with the easy feel of traditional, smooth fly lines, resulting in a textured line that performs like the Sharkskin, but feels smoother to the touch.
So SA took the best parts of the Sharkskin, combine it with the Mastery Textured series, and voila! Meet the SharkWave, the world’s first Triple-Textured fly line. Featuring Sharkskin texture on the tip section, Mastery Textured divots for the belly and running line, a smooth Tactile Reference Point at the AFTMA 30-foot mark, SA•ID line identification, AST dry slick technology, Improved Dry Tip technology, and Streamlined Loops. Fishing friction free.
Sharkskin texturing on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation
Mastery Textured running line delivers longer casts without abrasion
Features the Tactile Reference Point (TRP), a non-embossed section at the end of the head
For extended line control, long-distance casting, and turning over heavy rigs
High-vis and high floating yellow tip
Features the ST+ slickness additive
For use in moderate and cold climates
Braided multifilament core
SA ID - SA SW ST WF X F (X = line weight)
Patagonia Vest Front Sling
The best of a traditional fishing vest combined with a minimalist sling pack. That's what they say in the catalog, but we think it's a lot more than minimalist. That's why the Vest Front Sling is our shop's best seller.
Vertical pocket vest front with sling back combines the best of both worlds of vest and sling, with its roomy rear pouch that can hold your fleece, wading jacket, lunch, extra sunglasses, sunscreen and more.
Rear pod can swing around to front without removing garment for easy gear access.
Nylon utility keeper provides secure point to attach zinger, nippers, etc.
Internal quick-access pockets for tippet spools; organizing pockets with hook-and-loop closures; internal 100% waterproof welded security pouch
Zippered back pocket provides plenty of storage for lunch, jacket and fly boxes.
Ensure a hanky is always to hand, or treat someone to a stylish and practical gift. This boxed set contains three 100% cotton square handkerchiefs with a traditional paisley design. Makes a nice accent when used as a pocket square.