Fishing season is here, and we’re getting new stuff in weekly!
Last week saw a big shipment of Simms gear. They make the best waders in the business, and we’ve expanded our offerings to include two Gore-Tex models – the Headwaters and the G-3 Guide. Also from Simms, we have wading shoes, vests, rain jackets, and accessories. I’ve just started my eighth season on my Simms waders, and I’ll never buy another brand.
Our big spring St. Croix rod order arrived this week, and the racks are nearly full. We stock six different series of their spinning and casting rods: Triumph, Premier, Mojo, Rage, Avid, and Legend Extreme. And many of them are made in Park Falls, Wisconsin U.S.A.! Among them are four different travel rods, all four-piece with storage cases. Come check them out and cast one on our pond…
New for us this year is a unique line of wading shoes called Korkers. This company has pioneered the development of wading shoes with interchangeable soles. We stock two models, the Redside and the Metalhead, which come with both felt soles and sticky rubber soles. They’re lightweight, offer good support, and give you the option of two different lacing systems as well as the non-absorbent rubber soles.
We’ve gotten in nearly 100 dozen flies in the last month, most from Umpqua Feather Merchants, and some from Maine tyers as well, including some of us who work here at the shop. We have a small selection of Maine-tied tandem streamers for the trollers in the crowd. For the next six or eight weeks, we’ll continue to get shipments of fly patterns appropriate to what’s hatching and being eaten by our finned friends…
If you prefer to tie your own flies, come in and see our fly tying materials, books, vises, tools, hooks and more. We’ve been selling this stuff and teaching tying classes for over twenty years, so we speak the language. If we don’t have it, we’ll do our best to get it!
Our lure selection is good now and will continue to grow as summer nears. We carry a good offering of Maine-made lures from Kennebec Lure Company. We also carry tackle boxes, terminal tackle, rubber worms, squid jigs, mackerel jigs, bait traps, and more. And when you need new line on that spinning reel (which you probably do right now), bring it in and we’ll spin on some fresh Berkley Trilene XL so you might just land that beast!