Here are some Products I use. Be sure to support your local fly shop first, but if you can’t find them, I’ve added a few links.
Galvan Fly Reels – www.galvanflyreels.com/
I use the Torque T-5 as my main reel and love it! The T-6 is used for lake fishing with my intermediate line. These reels are light and have very smooth drags.
Winston Rods – www.winstonrods.com/
I have 4 Winston fly rods:
- BIIX 9′ 5 weight
- BIIX 9′ 6 weight
- BIIX 9′ 7 weight
- Tom Morgan Favorite 8′ 4 weight
While I have other rods, I find myself fishing these the most. They are a joy to cast and fish all day long.
RIO lines – www.rioproducts.com/fly-lines/
I fish with Rio Gold fly lines and attach their leaders too. They work quite well.
Korker Wading Boots – www.korkers.com
I just upgraded my wading boots to the Devil’s Canyon. Light weight, easy on and off, and the same interchangeable soles I’m used to from the Chrome boots I had for a few years.
Korkers are the best boots I’ve ever had! I like the interchangeable soles to switch back and forth between studded felt, regular felt or rubber. And I don’t have to deal with shoestrings! I always had trouble tightening the laces in regular boots. Seems like they always loosened up. The improved M2 BOA lacing system is even better than the original. They’re quicker to tighten and snug up just great. I just take a couple of deep squats to make sure the boots adjust to my feet and can always get a few extra “clicks” with the BOA dial. Sturdy and lightweight!
Simms G3 Waders – www.simmsfishing.com/shop/waders.html
The Simms G3 is a great wader. The gortex does it’s job. Very comfortable for all-day fishing.
Renzetti Vise – www.renzetti.com
I have several fly tying vises, but the one I use the most is the Renzetti Traveler Vise. Really like the rotary functionality. If you are in the market, take a look at them.
Olympus TG4 Camera
I recently upgraded my waterproof fishing camera to this Olympus. It’s a great camera and I highly recommend it.
I use these vials to capture real bugs. Over the years, I’ve used denatured alcohol, but recently learned that good old Purel hand soap works too! Pick up some for yourself and start capturing bugs while you’re out on the water.
Verilux Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp
I love this lamp! It provides enough light for me to tie and shows the true color of materials. Other lamps might have yellow or blue hues, depending upon the bulb. If you are serious about tying, this is a MUST!
Ikea Jansjo Desk Work LED Lamp Light
I’ve added this lamp to my fly tying bench as well to provide a little more directed light. Seems the older one gets, the more light is needed!
I purchased this SAGA postage scale for EBAY use. Works well!
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