Bags & Packs

Angling Duffels

  • By: David Hughes
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Once you’ve booked that trip of a lifetime, you almost immediately bump into the twin set of questions: “What do I take?” and, “What’s the best thing to take it in?”

Trips rarely get ruined by any absence of gear; don’t worry about that, unless you have size 14 feet and forget your size 14 wading boots. If that happens your anatomical predisposition may prove troublesome; for most of us, lodges carry anything you may have left at home, within the range of averages for fitting and gear. Size 14 boots don’t fit the average.

Stash and Carry

  • By: Ted Leeson
Orvis Gear Bag

Perhaps the only common denominator among all the guides I’ve ever known or fished with, on rivers or lakes, flats or inshore waters, is that every last one of them relied on some kind of gear or tackle bag. Experience teaches, often harshly, the two fundamental, equipment-related precepts of an angling life: first, if you don’t have something, you’ll end up needing it; second, if you don’t keep it packed and ready to go, you’re going to forget it.

Great Gear for March

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Waders, rods, packs and more...

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Great New Gear for 2009

Gear 2009

  • Orvis Pack & Travel Sonic Seam Waders
  • Winston Boron Rods
  • Tibor Spey Reel
  • NRS GigBob Pontoon Boat
  • Salmo Saxatilis Rods

Angler Flotation Devices

  • By: Beau Beasley
A pontoon boat is stable  easy to maneuver and keeps the angler out of the water

Don't stand on shore and miss the action-launch out to the fish.

The 2007 Kudo Awards

Once again, it's the time of year when the staff of FR&R gets together with some of the magazine's closest friends in order to choose those pieces of gear that deserve to be recognized with a Kudo Award for outstanding fly tackle. Selections for the 2007 Kudos were made by a panel of angling experts

From Bamboo To Boron

New rods from Winston, Orvis and High Sierra; L.L. Bean's gearbag; and more

2006 William Joseph Gear Sweepstakes Winners

In February we drew the names of the winners of $900 worth of William Joseph gear and apparel. The two lucky anglers are Mark Straughn (top) of Yorkville, Illinois; and Lee Chertavian of Wayland, Massachusetts. Both men are avid anglers and will definitely put this gear to use. Among the items they won