I’ve been wearing the Simms Rivershed Wading Boot for about 3 years now and while I don’t quite agree with the Simms marketing angle, I sure do like the boot. Simms describes the Rivershed Boot as, “An athletic design for anglers who want lighter boots to hike into the backcountry.” At 62.4 ounces, it’s not […]
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Here at Fishwest we are excited to be carrying Abel reels and other great Abel products! Check out our offerings by clicking HERE. More to follow soon!
Inspired by the needs of the guides everywhere, the Swiftwater carries loads like no other vest. Neck fatigue and forward creep created by heavy fly box loads (often full of tungsten nymphs) is eliminated with a fully cushioned waist belt and shoulder straps. Mesh back and side-panels keep you cool during the summer months and […]
This short film is a fantastic tool to help anglers choose the ideal Spey line for their specific angling needs. Initially it breaks down the Spey line world into simple to understand categories and guidelines, before going into a detailed and comprehensive explanation of the benefits and assets of each Spey line/head that RIO manufactures. […]
Boron IIx Two-Handed rods, made with our second-generation boron/graphite composite, are the lightest spey rods in the world and offer extraordinary power, responsiveness and accuracy. Our Boron II-MX Two-Handed rods are slightly faster than our Boron IIx Two-Handed series. The Boron II-MX Two-Handed rods will easily load the newer, shorter-head fly lines yet remain responsive […]
Patagonia offers a complete system to keep you warm and dry when you are chasing fish in the coldest of months.
“One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. […]
Stringing up two-handed rods can take a little time, so it is always best to have them assembled and ready to go.
Most people don’t think of Dakine when they think of fly fishing gear, but I am here to tell you that they should. A perfect example is the Dakine Waterproof Duffel. This gear bag is made of waterproof fabric and all the seams are sealed. It features a roll-top that runs along the long side […]
VIDEO: The boys got together for some sweet steelheading action. We were able to see our share of steelhead. They were happy to eat dry flies and lightly dressed patterns swung on dry lines. We would have been content to never come home, but colder weather wasn’t too far off….
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