Sunday, November 24, 2013

HOLIDAY GIFTS-GET FLY FISHING Redington, Sage, Eddie Bauer- Rods, Reels, Waders, Gear


The new 'it sport' for  Generation Overshare?

Redington's Super Dry Fly and Super Dry Pant-with l/s Trask Plaid Shirt + Baselayer
How about old school Fly Fishing…an activity that requires a body of water, some equipment and time…specifically time spent not looking at a screen, some timing/hand/eye/flex, a more than 2 second focus time ("the art of observation"), and to be in the moment-of time. NICE.

One way to gift the goods without too much coinage-comes courtesy of Redington ---a company dedicated to producing accessibly priced reels, rods and functional attire...

A portable fly rod option for anglers hitting lakes/smaller streams-the Butter Stick ($249.95) is made out of fiberglass -available in six lengths and weights. More seasoned sorts-would appreciate the company's new X-wrap carbon Vapen Red fly rod -with a no slip when wet PowerGrip- designed in cahoots with Winn Grips of golf acclaim. Eight models-five weight through 12 weight $349.99.

Cocona---and finishes keep the wet-out

Super Dry Wade

Wader wise- a gift card will tide them over until the new Superdry® Collection delivers in Feb 2014-(Might Dry Jacket and Super Dry Fly, Super Dry Wadwe and the Super Dry Pant) for men-that dries 2x faster than similar waders -made of Cocona and waterproof/breathable Surgeshell-less clammy feeling-key to hanging out, waiting for---a bite.

nice detail-stretch panel under arms
For women-the Siren Wader-in the 'Kate' (right) or 'Marilyn' cut (left) ensures a better fit of waders…slim or roomier, depending.
breathable mesh back

water tight-front pocket

multi-tasking-the men's SonicDry base layer $39.95-(women have a version too)-powered by moisture wicking Cocona®-cast cut design and tailing forearm keep you covered when in the move. Available now

forearm-extra long in front of arm for protection …from sun, cold

cast cut design underarm for motion

Boat Bag-$300-easy grab hydrophobic handles, padded shoulder strap, hybrid magnet/zipper closure

You don't have to be an angler to recognize state of the art technical packs and bags…and the precise production of SAGE Fly Fishing's luggage really caught our eyeballs before we even knew a tiny bit about the rather acclaimed Washington state company, founded in 1980 by acclaimed rod designer, Don Green. We got an education!!!!

weather tough, welded construction-plenty of interior compartments, mesh tippet pocket,  foam fly patch

Fishing Backpack $275 fully adjustable wader/boot storage system, loads of pockets, 28L capacity

weather water tough, fly rod +bottle holder, custom contoured padded shoulder straps, padded back-sliding sternum strap for comfort+great fit
upper compartment has inner zipped pocket-easy access for personal stuff like electronics that need waterproof ness
Large Waist Pack $250-welded waterproof construction, mesh waist+tippet pockets, plier+retractor dock, top of the line YKK® water proof zipper on submersible compartment, hybrid magnetic/zipper closure, compression straps/gear straps, plus water bottle holder-make this handy for hauling a lot

Sage Aluminum Rod Tubes with shoulder straps + oversized, rubber  ID-able end caps to prevent scratching/dents. $80
  • How many days or steps or employees  does it take to produce the EVOKE?
The EVOKE was the work of roughly five years of development and prototyping.  This included the work of the in-house R&D team of five, other in-house anglers testing the reel and a handful of pro staff and ambassador anglers fishing the reel all over the world, from Washington to Florida to Australia.
  • Are the material proprietary?
Yes, the material used to make the drag discs is a proprietary carbon fiber manufactured separately from the construction of the reel’s frame, spool and other componentry.
  • Is the construction method proprietary?
Yes, our manufacturing partner machines and assembles our reels to our exact specifications.  Notably, our numbered, one-revolution drag knob is achieved by a process not duplicated in any other reel company.


BRAND NEW for early 2014 deliveries-(okay this is where gift cards come in handy)--- for the revamped and respected Eddie Bauer-an impressive assortment of Sport Shop -Fly-Fishing products- including apparel, gear and outerwear- designed in collab with fishing guides Andrew Bennet. Michael Pepi, John Burrell and Lucas St. Clair---that crosses over into hunting/shooting market.

OR what we think-photographers…! Smart design transcends original niche marketing, IMO…especially when the gear is so handsome/durable/practical… urban types would covet too.
head to toe outfits...

Haulers are super well made-eye catching too-leather tab design pops on weather tough TPU triple coated 500D Cordura nylon fabric. $80-$149

MADE of-500 Denier tough Cordura ripstop nylon, molded interiorcompartments--with detachable padded shoulder straps, weather tough YKK® zippers, water resistant TPU coating, organizer front pocket-unzips-work platform $149

top web attachment for rod tube, tuck and secure lid-can hold up to 50lbs, eliminates need to zip bag shut when hauling around stuff (fashion bag designers, take note).

 1,680–denier ballistic nylon bottom and leather touch points

velcro closures-ez access outer compartment

Front part detaches from belt-another carry option, side magnets hold nippers and knot tyers $99

Padded belt-side pockets that cinch…back panel holds pliers and forceps

Strap on or off-can carry as backpack

metallic and zip closures, plenty interior compartments

front zipper pocket w/ fly patch, magnets keep it closed, mesh pockets, 

Men's-highly water tough construction-Cordura nylon shell- Weatheredge® Plus tech rated 10k/10k waterproof/breatable-with zippers keep weather and wind out…pleated secure front chest pockets-w/ water resistant zips, hidden tool attachment points, fleece lined collar, interior stretch mesh stash pocket. DWR Stormrepel® finsh $349

adjustable gasket interior cuffs

breathable mesh backs…high collar prevents sunburn
made to move with the wearer…zipped front flap pockets-roomy-easy access -mesh, forward rolling shoulder seams are pack/wader friendly and mesh lined, logo tab =tool attachment-Freedry® moisture wicking fabric $60. There's a L/S version too $80-w/ asymmetrical sun cuffs..women's available

Apparel delivers 4/14, gear 6/14