Rainforest Waterproof Waist Pack by OPST (new upgrade for 2018, color like video)
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OPST heard may calls for the return of the roll-top waist pack, and we have answered them. Our sturdy waist/sling pack has a roll top, avoiding the inevitable leakage that occurs with zippers. The side straps are adjustable so you can choose how tightly the bag is closed and make sure water stays out. The waist is fully adjustable and features a UTX buckle for added durability. A padded insert keeps your tools and boxes organized and also protects the bag from the inside. The front zippered pocket has drain holes to keep your tools and tippet from soaking for long periods. The pack can be worn with or without the removable sling, making it a perfect crossover hip pack/sling pack.
Rio's simple and inexpensive means of changing and storing fly lines.
Change lines quickly and efficiently as fishing conditions change.
RIO's Cranky Kit is a quick, convenient fly line spooling/storage station that includes one RIO Cranky (featuring ergonomically shaped handles for a smooth, comfortable operation) and a RIO fly line spool.
Simply wind the line off the reel through the rod on to the fly line spool that is provided, unloop the line from the backing, then loop the new line to the backing and wind the new lone on to the reel. With this technique anglers will not need to restring the rod.
In addition, with a few extra fly line spools, anglers can build a convenient fly line storage system and library.
Great for European-style nymphing and indicator nymph fishing
Make rigging and tippet replacement quick and easy with RIO's lightweight, super-strong Tippet Rings – the ultimate tippet-to-leader connection. These rings eliminate knots and extend the life of your leader. Leaders with tippet rings turn over with ease, and are light enough to use with dry flies. Plus, they make adding droppers a breeze, and are excellent when used for European-style nymphing and indicator nymph fishing. Per 10. Sizes: S(Trout), L(Steelhead).
If you need one waist-pack to handle the bonefish flats, trout, steelhead, etc., anywhere in the world, under any conditions, this is the pack for you. A large, water-tight roll-top compartment can handle a large camera, lunch, jacket and back-up boxes while the front weather-proof zippered pocket will handle primary fly boxes, leaders and accessories. The "face" work-station handles core rigging items like hemostats, tippet, nippers and accessories at your fingertips.
Stow a large camera in the watertight roll-top main compartment
Integrated workstation secures tools and accessories
Zippered compartments keep components organized
Fully padded waistbelt and back panel for all-day support
Two large waist pockets double as rod carriers
Included fly patch attaches with carabiner or hook-and-loop
Look no further than Umpqua's Tongass Waistpack to keep all your essential gear at the ready for on-the-go fishing trips. Large, watertight roll-top compartment is large enough to keep your camera, lunch and fly boxes secure and dry. Integrated workstation handles tools and accessories such as hemostats, tippets and nippers. Zippered compartments keep components organized and easy to access. Fully padded waistbelt and back panel for all-day support. Two large waistbelt pockets double as rod carriers. Removable shoulder strap and internal key clip. Includes a foam fly patch that attaches to the pack with a carabiner or hook-and-loop fastener. Waterproof nylon construction. 10"H x 12"W x 8"D. Capacity: 670 cu. in.
Flexible plastic spools that opens and closes to wind/wrap and store your spey leader tips. It is a leader wallet that keeps your leader tips tangle free. You wind on and off. No tangles, and easy to label with a permanent ink pen.
"I have been using these for years, and my friends keep asking for them. Well here they are. I was tired of my tips always getting tangled when I'm on the water. These are plastic so no worries if they get wet.
If you look close at the photo you'll see a swivel. I have been adding these to my sink tips for years also. Sometimes with braided loop, and sometimes I manage to get the swivel eye through the loop of the tip. This does two things. 1. Makes it easy to replace your tippet. 2. Allows your fly and tippet to straighten when casting. This keeps tangles down and extends the life of your tippet."
A fly line gets dirty like anything else, and should be cleaned every few trips. Rio's new Wonder Cloth is a micro abrasive cleaning pad that strips out the deep-lying dirt without roughing the fly line.
Pure Skagit Lazar Running Line by OPST is the slickest running line out there. This is the line for those of us who love to launch a cast, sit back, maybe eat a sandwich while the line rushes out of the guides and pulls line off the reel as it comes tight. Lazar Line is hydrophobic, extremely durable, consistent over a broad range of temperatures, and virtually impervious to memory. It features a slight, calculated stretch that allows for extremely sleek and strong knots. Don't like Skagit casting? This stuff will rock with your Scandi head as well. We searched far and wide for the perfect running line and knew we could do better than what was out there. Take your casting enjoyment to a whole new level with Pure Skagit Lazar Line!
I switched over to using this shooting line. It is almost friction free and casts a mile. It comes out of the water with very little drag. This line is thinner than most so go with the 35lb, or if you want a little more to hang onto the 40lb. It will add 10 ft to your casts easily. - Jeff Layton
If you are having a hard time with running/shooting line slipping out from beneath your finger when casting. Learn to cast with two fingers holding the line. Works even in the rain.
New release mitt is designed for positive fish handling and fish protection. This is accomplished by using a special small mesh netting material. An easy one handed pull cord locks the mitt securely around the wrist. Coil lanyard provides ample flexibility. Can be attached to any vest or wading belt.
The ultimate shooting head case with tough 6mm storage bags arranged to allow easy viewing and flipping of heads, as well as mesh pockets for storing leaders and tippet spools. The bags are large enough to hold regular shooting heads, Skagit shooting heads and long Scandinavian shooting heads and 10 bags per case leave plenty of room for a varied selection of RIO heads.
Ready to strap onto your wading belt, waist pack...
Comes with two snap clamps, Super-strong elastic coil that stretches out 32 inches.Mitt stays open for easy entry when fighting your fish. You can watch my videos and see this is what Grabflies has been using for years.
Size Large, Color: Camo
Made with mesh that is knot-less as to not scrape or hurt the Steelhead or Salmon. Much better that losing your grip and losing the fish, or have the wild Steelhead or Salmon bang itself on the rock. Also you can control the fish while getting it ready for release. A fish on it's side is in rest state in the water. A Steelhead back side up is going to swim away. With the Fish Mitt you can move a fish from it's side to back side up and reverse if it is fighting you and trying to get away. This allows you quickly to get your camera and get your hero shot. For me the clock is racing when handling wild fish - every second counts. Get your hook out and take your photo and back in the water - 30 seconds is a good turn around.
I use a GoPro, so the camera is shooting video and 30 frames a second. The camera is on already. You can also do photo bursts - a bunch of photos at once. - Jeff Layton
Tube Tote 2 (a smaller version of the original Tube Tote ) which was designed for carrying FlyTubes - allowing for easy access, and organization of large flies while on the river.
Tube Tote 2 carries two clear tubes and end caps. The default tube size is 3 1/2 inches, but can be ordered with different length of tubes. Also you can easily change to larger or smaller tubes. The tubes rotate on the metal shank making it easy to pull off the end caps (hold tube when pulling) and fly comes out of tube.
"I like to carry my two most used flies on the outside of my breast pocket on my shirt or fishing jacket. I have additional flies in tubes inside the pocket." - Jeff Layton
Connects to your shirt, jacket, waders by a metal suspender clamp on clip.
Shanks for tying Intruders and Stinger trailing hook flies.
25 Shanks to a pack
Three Sizes (32mm, 51mm, 75mm)
Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics' new intruder shanks are specifically designed with trailing-hook flies like the Intruder and Dirty Hoh in mind. They come in 32, 51 and 75mm sizes for everything from small-shanked string leeches and Dirty Hohs to the largest Intruders you can imagine. These shanks are designed with coneheads and beadheads in mind, but they also work great with dumbbell eyes. In packs of 25 for only $8, they are a great value.
1/2 inch tubes - three different color caps to help sort
Store and Protect Large Intruder Flies
Removable End Caps
Perfect for String Leech Flies
Perfect for String Leech Flies (3/4 inch Diameter Tube)6 inch length
Perfect for Moal Leeches (1/2 inch Diameter Tube) 3.5 inch length
"This is the only fly box I use now. In the summer I will put several skating or muddler type flies into one tube. For big steelhead flies it a must have item. I have tried so many different fly boxes, but it was always the bulk that gets in the way of Spey casting, or closing the lid down and munching the flash of marabou that gave birth to this simple fly storage solution." - Jeff Layton
Dr. Slick fly fishing tools were created by a fly fishing surgeon. The Dr. Slick ECO Clip-on Reel provides a handy tool retractor while adding environmental responsibility to your list of reasons for going with Dr. Slick's quality fly fishing equipment. The clip-on reel is perfect for attaching to the exterior of your fly fishing vest at a D-ring, or even for use on your lanyard, to ensure that your fly fishing tools and gadgets are always in reach and never dropped to the bottom of the river.
Dr. Slick fly fishing tools were created by a fly fishing surgeon. The Dr. Slick ECO Nippers provide a functional leader and tippet clipper while adding environmental responsibility to your list of reasons for going with Dr. Slick's quality fly fishing equipment. The ECO Nipper is made from durable hardened steel to stay sharp and last for many fishing trips to come and the black finish is widely regarded as the best way to reduce glare. Also includes a handy hook eye cleaner for clearing glue and other materials from the eye of your fly.
Finally a monster box to handle a boat load of large files (streamers, poppers, saltwater patterns). The BuggerBarn has major capacity, but what makes the box is the unique material. The slots cut into the material really grip a hook. To load, simply back the hook into a slot and it is held securely. To remove, just back the hook out. No rips or tears like regular "foam". Fish it hard because it loves abuse. (inside dimensions 8 3/4" X 4 3/8" X 1 3/8")
Grip-n-Mitt: Grip-Glove is a quick and easy way to handle any size Fish in a humane way. An essential tool for larger fish and perfect for handling fish out of any type of boat. These gloves make life a whole lot easier. Once you use one you will realize the tremendous advantage. Slip on one of the gloves and you will find it is like Velcro on the wrist of the fish. The perfect tailing glove. In addition we have made a smaller version for women or a small mans hand. Each glove is made with the highest quality netting and is virtually indestructibly. The wrists are wide so they are EZ to slip on even when fighting a fish. We have a unique quick cinch allowing you to simply pull the cord and the glove will cinch up and not fall off. After use the fast drying glove can be rinsed in the water and given a quick brisk shake for storage. It will fit in any pocket and comes with a hook tether. 100% guarantee. PROUDLY MADE IN GLIDE OREGON.
The quality of the MagEyes lens easily distinguishes it from others. The costly precision-controlled manufacturing process produces clear optic-grade acrylic dual-lenses, free of distortion or irregularities.
New! MagEyes Plus - Either the Double Lo (1.6x & 2.0x lenses, MSRP $34.95 U.S.Dollars) OR the Double Hi (2.25x & 2.75x lenses, MSRP $42.95 U.S.Dollars) comes with a 5x loupe attached. Easy to change to either eye! Also swings up or down to use with or without the MagEyes dual lenses. As always, the MagEyes may be worn with or without your prescription glasses.
Great for fly Tying
Instantly enlarges images and objects
Can be worn with or without eyeglasses or contact lenses
Optical grade acrylic lenses
Modern, open design assures unimpaired vision
Double lens for 3-D viewing
Wide field of vision
Adjustable lens angle
Brings work closer into focus than regular magnifying glasses
Adjustable magnifies-visor swings up and down, or can be locked in place.
With UV Knot Sense you can smooth and strengthen your newly tied knots immediately. After application, it dries instantly with Loon's UV Mini Lamp, UV Power Light or with direct sunlight. Also works great for repairing damaged flies and completing household projects. FEATURES: - Ideal for coating knots for strength - Smoothes knots to easily slide through guides - Cures soft and pliable - Instantly cures with sunlight or UV light - Quickly repairs damaged flies
Plan D Pocket boxes are built with high quality components and a weather-resistant seal. They offer both clarity and durability and will keep your flies secure and dry in the harshest of environments. 6.59″ x 5.22″ x 1.41″.
The Plan D Pocket Articulated utilizes our patent pending design for storing up to 10 of your favorite articulated fresh or saltwater flies. Simply slide the eye of the fly onto the stainless steel hook and insert the fly’s hook into the slotted foam. The Pocket is the little brother to the Pack and the perfect box when you want to travel light.
The new and improved OPST Wading Staff is a four sectioned aluminum staff with a hardened tip, with a snug, removable rubber end cap. It self-assembles thanks to an internal bungee cord- just throw it out into the air and it will come together without any awkwardness. The handle is cork that secures to a tether with a clip. It has a spring-loaded height adjustment with six different settings, and it comes in a neoprene case with a sleeve for a wading belt. This is an easy to use, well-designed wading staff at a great price.
Infinitii Spey Swivel made by Grabflies, attaches (via loop-to-loop connections) between the shooting line and shooting head and eliminates twists and kinks often caused by spey casting.
The difference between Grabflies "Infinitii Spey Swivel" and others on the market is that the loops are flyline welded to the best quality swivel (breaking strength 78 lb) on the market. The Flyline has a breaking strength of 30 lb, then doubled over, for an approximate strength of 50 lb.
I held off on making these as my first experience with Spey swivels was a hinging effect occurred during the D Loop, but with the doubled over flyline welded onto the swivels this isn't a problem. Since I use my Infinitii Swivel Tips I didn't need these for my fly presentation. What I found is that my Infinitii Spey Swivel can help your cast fly straighter as twists in the flyline are allowed to unwind, thus removing torque. Plus the bonus factor of helping your mono running line not get as many twists or kinks.