SIMMS BULKLEY JACKET
Some days, when the fish are biting, so are the bugs. On these blazing hot, buggy days, the BugStopper® SunGaiter™ is sweet relief. Powered by Insect Shield® UPF 50 SolarFlex® stretch fabric, this lightweight, breathable gaiter protects your face from the bites and sunburn. A longer cape improves skin coverage at the neckline and a taller fit allows it to fit up and over a cap.
REDINGTON BEHEMOTH FLY REEL
The Behemoth has long been a popular saltwater fly reel for its affordability and incredible performance. This reel has some of the features we love about higher-end saltwater reels, like a blitzing strong max drag, but is packaged in an affordable die-cast design. If ever there was a reel for the entry-level saltwater angler, this is it. Not to mention Redington has designed the reel to be more than capable of handling heavy fish for the intermediate and expert angler, too.
RIO OUTBOUND SHORT SHOOTING HEAD FLY LINE
Powerful, Easy Casting Shooting Heads That Make Long Distance Casts Simple. RIO‘s shooting heads are based on the popularOutBound Short lines, and are designed to castvery long distances. The front loaded weightdistribution quickly loads a rod, while the uniquestep down taper at the back allows for verylong flight times and easy distance. The headsare built two sizes above the AFTM standardto correctly load modern rods – anglers do notneed to step up a line size when choosing a linefor their rod, as this is done in the design. Eachhead has an EasyID loop at the back end forquick recognition.RIO recommends attaching the following headsizes to these shooting lines sizes:ST7 to ST8 – 0.024”/0.026” shooting line, or25lb SlickShooter/GripShooterST8 to ST10 – 0.030”/0.032” shooting line or35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS MASTERY MPX FLY LINE
One of the most popular fly lines for many years now, the Scientific Anglers Mastery MPX line provides the ultimate in freshwater and light saltwater versatility. A redesign of the popular Scientific Anglers GPX fly line, this line is built as a do-it-all freshwater line great for lakes, streams, rivers, and more. What’s better? The line’s taper and design cater to a variety of angling methods including streamer fishing, dry fly fishing, and heavy nymphing. If you’re looking for the most well-rounded, versatile line on the market, you’ve come to the right place.
NAUTILUS CCF-X2 FLY REEL
The Nautilus CCF-X2 is one of our favorite saltwater reels on the market. This reel was the winner of our 2018 8-Weight Fly Reel Shootout, and for good reason. With a ton of max drag, great drag adjustability, and huge retrieval rates, this reel has everything a saltwater angler could ever need. If you’re in the market for your next saltwater fly reel, the CCF-X2 is one of the best options on the market, especially for the price.
SAGE SPECTRUM MAX FLY REEL
The largest fly reel in Sage’s Spectrum series is the Spectrum MAX. These reels are built with saltwater fly fishing in mind and feature models from a 5/6wt reel up to an 11/12wt reel. Sage’s stunning design and intelligent engineering makes this reel one of the best in its class. The Spectrum MAX features everything an angler needs in a saltwater reel without being overly heavy or unnecessarily flashy. If you’re a Sage fan, these reels are the best of the Spectrum lineup by far.
GALVAN RUSH LIGHT FLY REEL
Galvan’s small water freshwater reel series, the Rush Light, combines features of other reels in the Galvan in a lightweight package that’s perfect for backcountry and backyard angling. The drag system on the reel is ultra-smooth and more than strong enough to stop the largest freshwater and even some smaller saltwater fish. The design is intelligently engineered for a balance between durability and performance. The Rush Light is truly one of the best freshwater fly reels on the market, especially in its price range.
NAUTILUS X-SERIES FLY REEL
Nautilus may be well-known for their durable saltwater fly reels but they make a pretty stellar freshwater reel series, too. The X-Series features an open spool design and an ultra-large arbor to create the perfect balance of lightweight design without sacrificing performance. These reels are great for the avid trout angler looking for a light reel for freshwater use. That being said, the larger models can also be taken into the saltwater because of the reel’s sealed disc drag system. Whether you’re battling fish on the mighty Yellowstone or exploring the stream behind your house, this reel is one of the best freshwater reel choices on the market.
REDINGTON CLASSIC TROUT FLY ROD
The Classic Trout is Redington’s mid-priced moderate action trout rod. The CT is perfect for spring creeks, small streams, and even some drift boat fishing on larger tailwater fisheries. The rod’s medium-action makes delicate presentations at close-range a breeze and the rod’s functional componentry make the CT one of the best dry fly rods in its price range. If you’re a novice dry fly angler looking to take your game to the next level, the Redington Classic Trout is one of the best in the entry-level price range.
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