Fishing season is finally upon us! With warmer temperatures and the threat of snow finally behind us; the fishing has been heating up. Trout streams throughout Connecticut and New York have been producing large numbers of fish. Our anglers have been reporting phenomenal fly fishing right on the heels of recent stockings statewide. At this point, most of the streams have been stocked which means it is time to get out there. Here's our rundown on the Mill, Mianus, and Saugatuck Rivers. Read More
As it warms up and we venture to our favorite spring fishing spots, we will undoubtedly encounter insects. Mosquitoes, gnats, and ticks are all up and moving this time of year and keeping them from biting is a priority of mine. Having seen the severe effects of Lyme Disease firsthand, I cannot impress upon you enough how important insect protection is. The BugStopper makes insect control as easy as it can possibly be. No sprays, no smelly chemicals, no “I left the bug juice in the car”. Just throw on the BugStopper and head out.
Scandi heads are a popular choice among many salmon and steelhead fisherman. They’re less heavy and aggressive than skagits, but more practical than mid or long belly lines, at least on most salmon rivers in North America. If you like fishing Rio’s regular Scandi Head you’ll enjoy fishing this one as well. The difference is that the 3D has an integrated, graduated sinking tip. Read More
Every now and then, there is an item that comes out that just makes you stand back and think “hey, that’s smart!” Our team at the Compleat Angler had that very reaction to the Fishpond Switchback Belt System and so have many of our customers. This unassuming pack really has changed what should be expected in a hip pack. With an innovative design and Fishpond top-tier construction the Fishpond Switchback Belt System is a safe buy for anyone looking to get into the hip pack game. Here is our take on the new Switchback system. Read More