Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk

Some More New Stuff From Simms!

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In Addition the the new River Camo Range Simms have expanded their line of great technical fishing clothing to look just as home on the street as it does on the water!

 

Simms Katafront Hoody (Hex Camo Carbon) $219.95

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A technical hoody with water resistant cuffs and boat-to-bar style.

Features

  • Water shedding fabrics
  • Hydrophobic cuffs
  • Adjustable hood
  • Zippered, thermolaminated chest pocket; 2 zippered hand warming pocket

 

 

Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody (Mahogany) $159.95

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The right hoody to keep you on the water from one season to the next

Features

  • Water‐resistant & UPF 50
  • 3‐panel, ergonomic hood
  • 1 zippered fly‐box compatible chest pocket with cordport
  • 2 fleece‐backed hand‐warmer pockets
  • Rib‐knit at hem & cuffs

 

 

 

Simms Coldweather L/S Shirt (Black Plaid) $159.95

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Quick dry warmth featuring micro fleece waffle-lining.

Features

  • Flannel, waffle fleece‐lined shirt to keep you warm during winter fishing
  • Two fly box compatible chest pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Off‐shoulder seams for comfort
  • Slight drop tail
Simms Midstream Insulated Jacket (Anvil) $349.95
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Send Siberian weather packing with the lightweight jacket you count on for insulated warmth.

Features

  • PrimaLoft® Gold insulation provides the highest warmth-to-weight ratio in synthetic insulation
  • Lightweight and wind-resistant Pertex® fabric
  • High-loft insulation in body and sleeves
  • Zippered chest pocket; 2 zippered hand-warmer pockets
  • Internal elastic cuff and adjustable hem
Simms Bugstopper Hoody (Timber) $119.95
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A lightweight hoody that blocks biting bugs and the sun from ruining your day on the water.

Features

  • Quick‐drying, wicking, anti‐odor & UPF 50
  • Long‐lasting insect protection
  • Flat‐seam construction for maximum comfort
  • Articulated hood
Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Uncategorized, Waders

New season Simms now in store.

 

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This Season Simms is really expanding its range both on and off the water. The highly anticipated arrival of the all new River Camo G3 wader will definitely give anglers an added advantage on the water.

​​Stealth isn’t a fashion statement. It’s a science.
River Camo distorts the fish’s ability to detect shape and movement. Utilizing patterning  created by Veil Camo, we offer you the first wader designed to keep you from being seen by fish.  Veil Camo’s patterning provides:
 Camouflage and colors found in nature that interfere with fish’s ability to see and perceive color
Shape & distortion influenced by the river environment and the way water manipulates light
Strong breakup with both large and small shape distortion that works at any distance

SIMMS RIVER CAMO: Because Fish Aren’t Blind.

​​More In River Camo:
Rogue Fleece Hoody
G3 Guide Wader – Stockingfoot
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Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody (River Camo) $159.95
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Simms Intruder Shirt (River Camo) $139.95
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Simms G3 Wader (River Camo) $899.95
  The River Camo range from Simms will help you get closer!
Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Uncategorized

Lifestraw

Lifestraw Go-Bottle and Lifestraw are now available at High Country Outfitters.

Don’t get caught outside without clean drinking water! Lifestraw products are designed to be ultra-portable filtration units that are easily carried or stored until needed, a single product has the ability to filter 1000 liters of dirty water into clean drinking water. Originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water often contaminated following natural disasters and is now used in water filtration products globally.

Removes 99.9% of protozoa: Giardia lamblia (“beaver fever”)

Cryptosporidium parvum

Removes 99.9999% of bacteria: Esherichia coli

Campylobacter

Vibrio cholera

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Shigella

Salmonella

 

Such an easy and affordable way to ensure safe drinking water just about anywhere you find yourself, and every purchase of Lifestraw that you make a child in Africa will be provided with safe drinking water for an entire school year. Visit Followtheliters.com to see ow you are making an impact.

Lifestraw Go-Bottle $59.95 and the Original Lifestraw $39.95 (just a small price to pay for peace of mind.

 

 

 

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Uncategorized

Fishpond vests and accessories.

 

 

 

Fishpond have a passion for creating products that stretch the boundaries of traditional product design and set new standards for functionality. With their roots firmly planted in the core fishing market.

Fishpond is headquartered under the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, which provides them with the perfect testing ground for new product designs. The land and water in Colorado inspire them to focus on rugged construction and  to evaluate the performance they build into each and every one of their products.

Fishpond vests and accessories are now available at High Country Outfitters.

 

Wasatch Tech Pack $359.95

 

 

 

 

Gore Range Tech Pack $259.95

 

Sagebrush vest $259.95

 

Muchacha W’s Vest $259.95

Headgate Tippet Holder $39.95

Headgate Tippet Holder XL $44.95

Fishpond Gear Strap $11.95

Swift Current Thermometer $29.95

Barracuda Razor Clipper $44.95

Fishpond Vests and Accessories are built to last. We are very happy to be stocking these great quality and innovative products.

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Shop Specials, What's Happening

Crazy Combos!!

In a market previously dominated by premium priced product for many years. Fly fishing is no longer the realm for the wealthy and elite. There was once a time when if the gear you were using didn’t cost as much as your car you just weren’t getting anything enjoyable to use. Well all that has changed. Echo, Airflo, and Vision are just some of the manufacturers that are making fly fishing fun much more affordable. Gone are the days when you had to spend $1000 on the rod alone. Now we can get high end performance, components, and looks all in a complete ready to fish package for less than the price of a mid range reel!!

Here are a few of our favorites.

 Airflo Blade Combo.

$499 with a Lamson Liquid reel and Airflo Superdri line (#5 and #6)

The Airflo Blade is the latest and greatest offering from the guys at Manic tackle projects. A couple of years ago they brought us the Nemesis, a rod that I personally have been using for the last little while and thought couldnt get much better, that was until the introduction of the Blade!!!! This package is simply AMAZING it has everything you would expect from a combo that is priced 3 times as much. From the moment you hold the rod in your hand to the moment you reel in the line on the Lamson Liquid (which I’m sure the click of the reel has been finely tuned to make the audible sound as appealing to humans as possible??) this outfit is all class. light in the hand with a beautiful swing weight. A smooth crisp blank with a lovely tip section that allows the angler to send out some deadly accurate tight loops with ease.  lined with an Airflo Super Dri Elite taper fly line and packaged in a hard rod tube. It even comes with a spare tip and a “No Fuss” $50 section replacement warranty so you can purchase the Blade knowing that you’ll have this treasure for years to come!! 

 

 

Echo Base Kit.
$249 – $269 with an Echo Base reel and matched line (#4, #5, #6, #8)

 

The Echo Base Kit is everything I wish we had available when I first started my fly fishing journey. A very affordable, easy to use, honest to goodness casting and fishing rod that is happy in the hand of a newcomer to the sport or a seasoned angler with many seasons under their belt. Never before has a fly kit with this much bang for your buck been available. Available in #4 thru to #8 in sizes 8′ to 9′ you can now own a complete quiver of rods to suit just about any fishing situation for less than the price of one mid ranged set-up!!!  The Base comes packaged as a combo with a Base reel, matched line, backing, and leader all in a rod and reel tube. Also has a lifetime warranty which gives you peace of mind.

 

 

Vision Fisu combo

$299 with Vision Fisu reel and matched line

Vision have been doing great things for a while now, and with the introduction of the new Fisu combo into their range, they are another manufacturer that are making a very affordable product also. The Fisu is available in #4, #5, #6, and #8 outfits. Its is a medium to fast action rod that is fun and easy to cast. The blank has quality components and great quality cork handle and reel seat. The Fisu is a great rod to have permanently stashed in the car for those just in case moments, or would make the perfect gift for the new fly angler. Grab a combo to fill the gap in your rod collection!!

 

These are just some of the fantastic combos that we have in store this year, all of which any of us here in the shop would be more than happy to fish and cast on a regular basis. Come on in and have a cast of these price pointed gems that are as good as the best!!!

 

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, Shop Specials

Bang For Your Buck!! Fly Rod Packages.

Over the past few years we have seen a few brands enter the fly fishing market with some fantastic products at some unbelievable prices. Here are a few fly fishing combos that we think are worth their weight in gold!!

Airflo Nemesis.

The Airflo Nemesis is available in #5, #6, and #8 weights all 9ft in length. A moderate to fast action rod that delivers line smoothly and accurately, with plenty of strength in the butt section to comfortably play out bigger aggressive fish, and a nice subtle tip that send out some very tight loops. The Nemesis (rod only) has a rrp $249.94 and we have packaged it together with the Fly Lab Torque reel and Airflo Velocity line (inc backing and leader) for $399.95. The Nemesis even comes with a spare tip and a hard tube. A great valued kit the I have personally been using for the past couple of seasons (in the #5 weight) The Airflo Nemesis is one of my favorite rods under $700 and only costs a mere fraction.

Airflo Creek.

The Airflo Creek series of fly rod are the more delicate, slower, and shorter brother to the Nemesis series of fly rod. Both the slower action and shorter lengths make these rods a fantastic dry fly and small water fly rod. The Creek series come in 7’3″ #3 weight, 8’2″ #4 weight, and 8’9″ #5 weight. All rods come with a spare tip and hard tube. We have packaged them together with a Fly Lab Ultra reel and suitable line (backing and leader inc.) for $399. These rods are a affordable alternative if you’re looking for a small stream rod at a reasonable price.

 

Tim Rajeffs Echo line of fly fishing product has had a huge impact on the fly fishing world over the past few years with a product that is not only very affordable, but also exceptionally great to cast and fish with.

Echo Base Kits.

The Echo Base Kit is a complete “ready to fish” combo (just add flies and water!) available in 8′ #4 weight, 9′ #5 weight, 9′ #6 weight and 9′ #8 weight. These kits are packaged with an Echo Base reel, matched line, leader and backing , and comes with a combo rod and reel tube. All Echo rods come with a lifetime warranty. The Base is a moderate action rod that is easy to cast and great fun to fish with. The echo Base Kits start at $249.95.

Echo Carbon XL.

The Echo Carbon XL is a faster, beautifully finished fly rod that is available in 9′ #4, #5, and #6 weights. It is a faster action than the Base, which is great for tackling the wind or throwing larger heavier flies. We have packaged the Carbon XL with an Echo base Reel and an Airflo Velocity line (backing and leader inc) packaged in a hard tube and comes with a lifetime warranty. The Carbon XL combo is priced from $335.00 and the rod is available on its own for $229.00. A fantastic value high performance rod at an unbelievable price.

They are just a few of our packages that we have here at High Country Outfitters that are below $400, and we reckon that they are some of the best value for money fly fishing packages available.

The rivers and streams are fishing very well down here at the moment. So now is as good a time as any to get on down to Jindabyne and grab yourself a new fly outfit and get into the action!!

Have fun guys ‘n’ gals!!

Ant.

 

Fishing Reports, Gear Talk, Uncategorized, What's Happening

Happy New Year!!

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Welcome to 2017!!! Its looking to be a great year so far!

If fishing was an indicator as to how the year will play out, then we’re in for an awesome year ahead! Fishing in the area has been very good. The daytime temps have been quite comfortable (compared to heatwave hitting the rest of the country!!) making river and lake daytime fishing very productive.

Beetles have been hitting the water in great numbers and the fish are ready and willing to take them off the surface. The windier days are a great oppourtunity to fish the tree lined banks and edges of the rivers and lakes. There is everything from smaller black beetles right through to gigantic christmas beetles! There have been some good reports coming from anglers fishing the lake in the evening having great success on larger surface patterns slowly retrieved into the path of a beetle feeding fish.

All the rivers and streams in the high country are fishing very well with just about all fish feeding freely of the surface. There are plenty of bugs around, with mayflies, caddis and black beetles being the dominate insects. Sizes will vary from #10 to #16. keeping a good selection of Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Royal Wulffs, Foam Beetle , as well as some Klinkhammers will keep you covered for most situations.

The lakes have been fishing very well in the evenings and suprisingly well during the day, with some larger Browns still cruising the edges (probably looking for beetles?).  Daytime sight fishing on the lakes can be a bit trying during the hotter times, however if you put in the time and keep your eyes peeled you may be rewarded. Wooly Buggers, Hamils killers, and Muddler Minnows during the afternoon and late into the night are some good searching patterns and often result in some fantastic fish. Also look out for late afternoon insect hatches around the edges, Damselflies, midge, mayflies, and caddis often make an appearance and can send the fish into a feeding frenzy!

We have just recieved a new shipment of Echo Fly rods and reels. The Echo Base fly rod starts at $149.00 and ready to fish kits from $249.95 with a lifetime warranty. They are going out the door faster than we can get them!! A great value fishing and casting rod that is affordable for everyone. they also have some fantastic Glass rods from $299, and I can say they are sensational casting rods!!

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Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, What's Happening

New Rods from Airflo and Scott.

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Introducing the all new Scott Flex series, rods so light, effortless, and forgiving, they let you focus on fishing better.

Flex rods generate line speed and tight loops effortlessly, helping you cast accurately and control your presentations. And, their powerful butt sections help with quick, positive hook sets and fish control.

Incorporating many of the innovations found in our award winning Radian and Meridian rods, Flex rods combine high performance with top quality components. And, each Flex rod is handcrafted, start to finish, in our shop in Montrose, Colorado.

Scott Flex is now available at High Country Outfitters from $749

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This year Airflo has introduced a new series of fly rod into the range of already great value for money rods. Backing up from last years release of the Nemesis (an exceptional rod for the money @ $249.95) we see the Creek fly rods. A little slower in the action than the Nemesis makes it a fantastic little “dry fly” rod.  The Creek series are fly rods designed for small streams, delicate fly presentation…and for fun. Open up another world of fly fishing opportunities with the Airflo Creek series.

LENGTH LINE WEIGHTS PIECES HANDLE
7’6 ft 3 4+1 Reversed Half Well
8’2 ft 4 4+1 Reversed Half Well
8’9 ft 5 4+1 Reversed Half Well

Each rod comes with a spare tip and a rod tube. You’ll struggle to find better value for money on the market today!

  • High modulus blanks built on multi tapered mandrels
  • Quality alloy reel seat
  • Silicon carbide stripper guides
  • Titanium coated single foot guides
  • Spare tip

Comes complete with cordura rod tube and cloth bags

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Airflo Creek $249.95

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk, What's Happening

Our Patagonia range is bigger than ever!

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This year at High Country Outfitters we have expanded the range of Patagonia fly fishing and outdoor products into the shop.

Patagonia waders –

Rio Gallegos, The top of the line wader from Patagonia is one of the best waders on the market. Their highest-performing, most durable, feature-rich waterproof/breathable waders have been updated with a more trim upper-body fit that still layers easily; new interior daisy chains for tools and drop-in pockets for organization; more streamlined, anatomically fit booties with a poly-grid lining and gravel guards with a flat-panel construction that reduces wear. $649.95

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Skeena river, Their highly versatile, midweight, feature-rich waterproof/breathable waders for the widest range of fishing scenarios have been updated with a trimmer upper-body fit that still layers easily; new interior daisy chain for tools; more streamlined, anatomically fit booties and gravel guards with a flat-panel construction that reduces wear. H2No® Performance Standard waterproof/breathable wader. $519.95

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Rio Azul, Patagonias most lightweight and packable waterproof/breathable waders for hot weather, or the traveling angler, have been updated with our innovative SSC (single-seam construction) seaming that eliminates seams from the highest wear points on the inside of the legs; a new suspender that doubles as belt for wearing waders waist high; new interior daisy chain for tools; more streamlined, anatomically fit booties and gravel guards with a flat-panel construction that reduces wear. H2No® Performance Standard waterproof/breathable wader. $349.95

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Foot tractor wading boot, The Foot Tractor Wading Boots elevate our award-winning, patent-pending aluminium bar technology to new levels of performance. Without a doubt the best traction you can get on the river. $399.95

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Patagonia Fly Fishing accessories –

Stealth Atom Sling, A versatile sling pack that provides functional performance for anglers looking for a vest alternative. $169.95

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Hybrid vest pack, A modern performance-driven fishing vest designed for fresh and salt water.  $159.95

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Vest Front Sling, The best of a traditional fishing vest combined with a minimalist sling pack.  $109.95

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We also have a huge range of men’s and women’s outdoor clothing and accessories in store for all your adventure needs.

 

Fly Fishing Shop, Gear Talk

The Sage X has landed!!!

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Not since the release of the Sage One a few years ago have we heard this much talk about a new fly rod from the leaders in fly rod manufacturing, and with the release of the new Sage X just under a month ago the word on the street is loud!!

The X rod’s all-new fast action taper built with our KonneticHD Technology delivers greater blank recovery and a crisper tip stop – creating tighter, more efficient loops throughout all ranges of casting styles. This taper allows you to dig deeper into the rod and access the lower sections, shifting power closer to the angler. Decreased lateral and medial movement and vibrations in the blank result in a more accurate and efficient presentation, resulting in a performance driven, forgiving fast action blank – refining the synergy between angler, rod, line, and fly.

We currently have the Sage X available in both 5 and 6 weight 9 foot sizes and are able to order all available sizes if you would like another model.

Sage X $1329.90