Tackle week 2019: The year’s best new fly-fishing gear


Best Rainjacket



After several years of testing, Howler Brothers has designed this sharp-looking, light, packable rain shell. Made from waterproof, 2.5-layer stretch nylon for great freedom of movement, the jacket has taped seams, waterproof zippers and bungee draw cords. It also has western-style front pockets, a waterproof zippered sleeve pocket and vented sides to allow for cooling during strenuous activity. It comes in yellow, blue, black and a jungle print.

Learn more: Howler Brothers, (512) 373-8233; www.howlerbros.com