The all new 2021 Hatch Iconic has been one of the most anticipated reels in the past 10 years. Hatch is known for making some of the best reels on the market, reels that combine smooth drags, waterproof housings, and rugged construction in a package that has made them favorites of both freshwater and saltwater fly anglers alike. When word got out that the new Iconic was in the works, many of those same anglers were waiting with bated breath. And while it’s been a long time coming, the Iconic is finally here. This reel has not disappointed and it is safe to say this will be one of the top selling reels for the foreseeable future. This is our take on the new Iconic. Read More
What a year it’s been! With plenty of challenges on all fronts, odds are that Dad has earned a little time on the water this summer. And what better way to say “thank you” than setting him up with some new gear to make the most of it? Read More
As a specialty fly shop, we have a ton of tackle coming in and out of our hands all year, and have a pretty good sense of what our customers are enjoying. With that in mind, we wanted to put together a short list of items that are sure to make Dad smile this Father’s day. Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite picks.
There are few fisheries that draw a following like the Spring run of Striped Bass along the New England Coast. Fly anglers wait patiently all winter for what is often some of the best saltwater fly fishing all year. As veteran anglers know it is a rare moment when the fish are concentrated in a relatively small area, hungry from a long winter, and close enough that fly anglers can target them from shore. In fact, it’s quite common for anglers to come from all over to fish Long Island Sound’s Connecticut coast during the early season. It’s that good. Read More
Fly anglers can be a finicky lot. We obsess over the tiniest details when it comes to the flies we use, the spots we fish, and the tackle that makes it possible. That's also what makes it challenging to pick a gift for the angler in your life. However, whether it's your fishing buddy, a friend, or a member of your family, we've sat down and put together a can't-miss gift guide to make sure that you'll wow them this holiday season. Take it from us: running a busy shop year round we've seen almost everything and know how to spot a great piece of gear when we see one. Without further ado, here is our 2020 holiday gift guide! Read More