New & noteworthy fishing gear
Check out this fly fixer, fishing footwear, leaper lit and rain stoppers
Articulated flies are lethal on steelhead, pike and muskies, but a pain to keep neatly organized. Enter Plan D fly boxes (US$24.99 to US$69.99), which hold jointed flies firmly in place with a series of hooks and foam slots. Sporting rustproof hinges, the impact-resistant plastic boxes come in three sizes for pockets, packs and boats.
Plan D Fishing, www.plandfishing.com
The Fin 2.0 (US$89.99) is a lightweight, cushioned high-performance water shoe promising excellent support and traction on wet and slippery decks, docks and shorelines. Featuring a self-draining design, the shoe has a woven, breathable, quick-dry mesh upper, a removable, washable insole and a non-marking outsole.
SoftScience, (760) 585-9555; www.softscience.com
Famed New Brunswick fly tier Jacques Héroux’s new book, Atlantic Salmon Flies ($24.95), is both a tribute to the art of fly tying and an invaluable reference, featuring nearly 300 flies from some of North America’s top tiers and anglers. A detailed list of materials for each fly is included.
Goose Lane, 1-888-926-8377; www.gooselane.com
Designed and manufactured in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the Journeyman line of raingear ($54.99-$118.99) promises to withstand punishing wet-weather conditions. Made of stretched polyurethane on polyester, with waterproof seams, the jackets, pants and bibs come in sizes XS to 5XL in yellow, navy, olive or orange.
Climate Technical Gear, 1-844-474-6382; www.sevaen.com