Wader shootout

I’ve been a fan of the rod shootouts that Yellowstone Angler has done so of course I was drawn to their wader insight. The first pair of waders I wore out were bootfit which were nice for ease of use, but weren’t the best for ambling over fussy terrain. My current waders (Simms Headwaters) finished…

Gear Review – Simms guard socks

Here’s the deal, during those hot, boulder-hopping days of summer, you don’t want to wear waders. That’s insane. But after hours of standing in cold mountain water, your feet still get cold and maybe even numb. It goes without saying that once your feet get numb, wading and climbing safely gets more difficult. Guard socks…

Gear Review – Simms Headwaters Mesh Vest

I used to think that a vest was nothing more than an accessory for those that wanted to look like better fishermen than they are. ¬†After six months with this vest, I’m considering buying another one to teach in. My slight hyperbole might be directed toward the usefulness of any vest while fly fishing, but…

Gear Review – Fishing Hats

Hats keep the sun out of the face and rain out of the eyes…for the most part. The addition of style makes the hats purpose ambiguous. Gangs adopt certain baseball teams because of their colors or names; people leave their stickers on, and bills flat. There are probably tens of thousands of Yankee hat wears…

Gear Review – Simms Exstream Bootfit Waders

I grew up wet-wading in Alaskan rivers, not because I was hardcore, but the metabolism of a 16-year old tends to fend off annoyances like being cold when fishing for salmon. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20s that I figured I needed some waders and if I was going to get a…