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Skwala Apex Hoody

This isn’t your college sweatshirt.
Cotton hoodies are heaven when you’re curled up on the couch but leave you cold and clammy on the water. That’s why we built the Apex Hoody–to combine the comfort and functionality of your old hooded sweatshirt with the technology and performance brought to you by the world’s most advanced hard-faced fleece.
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Douglas Era 9-foot 5-weight Fly Rod

An inexpensive fly rod that is far from “cheap.”
Freshwater Rods
A fast action fly rod that provides exceptional accuracy, control and casting power. The ERA is a fantastic all-around fly rod that can be used for a variety of applications. From presenting dry flies, tossing streamers, or indicator fishing–the ERA rod can handle it all.
Ross Reels Colorado Fly Reel in stream.

Ross Colorado LT Fly Reel

Elegance, simplicity and balance.
Freshwater Reels
The Colorado LT set the bar for lightweight, click-pawl reels. The new Colorado takes it to the next level. This thoroughly updated design brings a beautiful aesthetic defined by aerodynamic shapes and surfaces. The look of this reel is different from anything on the market today.
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Orvis Helios 9-foot 5-weight Fly Rod

Orvis’ 4th Generation Helios is all about accuracy.
Freshwater Rods
Available in both Distance and Finesse actions, Helios is the most advanced fly rod ever conceived, and the culmination of nearly two decades of constant progression. Pushing accuracy into the realm of total intuition, it represents the industry’s biggest leap forward to date.
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Scott G Series 8-foot 8-inch 4-weight Fly Rod

Our answer to the “if you only had one rod” question.
Freshwater Rods
The G Series advances medium-action fly rods with two innovations. We’ve reinvented the hollow internal ferrule to make it more flexible, stronger and more than 20% lighter. We’ve also combined our cutting edge fiber and resin systems in the most advanced multi-modulus layups we’ve ever created. The results are rods that help solve one of the toughest challenges in medium-action fly rod design–how to create a rod that both bends deeply and remains stable.
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Winston PURE Fly Rod

When Winston decides to be Winston, it works.
Freshwater Rods
The ability of these medium-action rods to present flies in a delicate and accurate manner is unmatched, making them perfect for technical waters like the Henry’s Fork, spring creeks and backcountry beaver ponds filled with wary brookies. The 2 and 3-weights are perfect for small streams, while the 4 and 5-weights are ideal for larger rivers and fish that still require a light touch.
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Cheeky Spray 350 Fly Reel

With reels, it’s often the little details that matter most.
Freshwater Reels
Saltwater Reels
The Spray Fly Reel is the premium reel from Cheeky Fishing. All Spray Reels are fully machined from the highest-grade, aerospace aluminum and feature a newly updated frame and spool design with improved strength plus lighter weight.
Ross Reels San Miguel Fly Reel

Ross Reels San Miguel Fly Reel

After a hiatus this classic was reborn. Is the San Miguel the best Ross Reel ever?
Freshwater Reels
Since Ross Reels started in 1973, there has been one model that epitomizes what a Ross Reel is: the San Miguel. It defined the ultimate in class and finesse, and now, over two decades since it was first launched, the classic returns.
Scott Rods - Split Cane Bamboo Rod with agate guide

Scott Split Cane 7-foot 7-inch 4-weight Fly Rod

A safe, smart, way to open the bamboo can of worms.
Specialty Rods
Scott’s all-around Split Cane (SC) is at home on any size stream with dries, nymphs or small streamers. The perfect choice for a high-performance, versatile bamboo rod.
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Hardy Ultralite LL Fly Rod

A Euro-nymphing rod that you can do other things with.
Freshwater Rods
The surge in popularity around advanced European style and competition style techniques has to some degree left rod design behind–not anymore. These technique specific rods have been designed, developed and tested by some of the leading experts of modern light line methods to represent the most refined and usable actions on the market for these demanding styles of fishing.
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Scott Centric 9-Foot 5-Weight Fly Rod

Hell’s Bells: a fast-action rod that gives you good feedback.
Freshwater Rods
Effortless control best describes the Centric 9054. This rod easily generates blistering fast tight loops all the way to gentle open loops. The ability to control loop shape and line speed at all distances makes for a true do it all trout rod.
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Patagonia Forra Wading Boots

Alpine meets the river.
Engineered for trail and river, the Forra Wading Boots are lightweight without sacrificing performance. Built with Vibram Mars sole technology for traction and grip, these boots feature a high ankle, sturdy toe box and adjustable, noncorrosive lacing system for support and durability.