Frogg Toggs Pilot Guide Jacket Review

Frogg Toggs Pilot Guide Jacket Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Nick Roberts

A lot of the best fly fishing takes place on overcast and rainy days, which is why having a good wading jacket is essential to having a great day on the water. With the recent storms moving up the coast, there has never been a better time to replace that old heavy raincoat with a lightweight, highly versatile waterproof jacket, like the Pilot Guide Wading Jacket I’ve been checking out from Frogg Toggs. This jacket would be at home on a mountain creek or out on the flats during a blustery day in the fall. The Pilot Jacket retails for about $150 yet it is definitely comparable to wading jackets that cost twice as much. Frogg Toggs has come up with their own waterproof and breathable material and they put it to use well here, as laid out on their website, Froggtoggs.com: “This unique (waterproof) technology is constructed with a patented process of three layers of a nonwoven polypropylene material with a center layer of micro-porous film. Because the pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, moisture cannot penetrate yet it breathes extremely well.” 

Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Review

Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Nick Roberts

Fishpond’s Wasatch Tech Pack is one of the most versatile fly fishing packs on the market, making it ideal for a variety of fishing situations. With a collapsible 610 cu. in. backpack, it can hold a rain jacket, lunch, first aid kit, and extra tackle with ease for long days on the water or excursions into the backcountry. 

Orvis Helios Fly Rod Review

Orvis Helios Fly Rod Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

This review provided by:  TroutUnderground.com

Because I’m devilishly handsome, Orvis shipped me a 4-pc, 8.5′ 5wt “mid-flex” prototype of their yet-to-be-released ”Helios” fly rod — a rod said to be even lighter than their Zero Gravity series.

“How can it be lighter than Zero?” you ask? Well, despite consulting Albert Einstein on this one, we’re not sure, but I will testify that the rod is light. In fact, the box arrived, I hefted the tube, thought it was empty, and figured I was the victim of a practical joke played by Hathaway at Orvis.

Turns out the joke was on me. There was a rod in the tube — a prototype so new it lacked the Orvis name, the “Helios” label, and even the final cosmetics.