2016 Apparel Guide

Sunglasses

Under Armour Keepz Camo

$179-$259; underarmour.com

Under Armour Keepz Camo
See like an athlete in ultra-light frames built with titanium for strength and flexibility. ArmourSight lenses are up to 10X stronger than ordinary polycarbonate lenses.

Costa Sunglasses Luke

$169-$249; costadelmar.com

Costa Sunglasses Luke
As a tribute to country music singer-songwriter Luke Bryan, Costa redesigned their classic hammerhead frame with a full wrap in a comfortable medium-fit frame. Opt for Costa’s legendary 580G lenses for superior performance on the water.

Smith Optics Captain’s Choice

$219-$249; smithoptics.com

Smith Optics Captain's Choice
A semi-rimless frame design provides ample field of view while wide temples and a sun-shielding wrap provide all-day glare protection. An integrated, detachable sunglass leash ensures a secure fit.

Flying Fisherman Triton

Flying Fisherman Triton
The large-fit frame of the Triton coupled with the polarized, scratch-resistant and shatterproof polycarbonate Rhinolens make these a great pair of fishing sunglasses at an excellent price.

Salt Life St. Largo

Salt Life St. Largo
Made with polarized Zeiss lenses, the Largo provides eye protection and enhanced fish-finding vision while staying comfortable and stylish.

Strike King S11

Strike King S11
Delivering 11 layers of polarized lens technology, the Strike King S11 Optics Sunglasses feature high-contrast lenses that enhance visual clarity for all fishing conditions.

Wading Gear
Simms G3 Guide Warriors and Quiet Waters Waders

Simms G3 Guide Warriors and Quiet Waters Waders

Simms has teamed up with Warriors and Quiet Waters (WQW) for this limited release wader to benefit U.S. Veterans. WQW helps reintegrate traumatically combatinjured veterans from recent wars into society through fly-fishing in southwest Montana. The made-in-Montana waders feature a WQW custom patch, US flag custom patch, and all the features found in the award-winning G3 Guide Stockingfoot wader.

LL Bean Stowaway Ultralight Waders

LL Bean Stowaway Ultralight Waders

“I picked up these waders for traveling and backpacking. Although lightweight at only 1.9 pounds, they proved durable, as the stitch-free watertight seams kept me dry. The waders were flexible and comfortable enough for all-day use, and packed up easily into my duffel or backpack for the journey home.”
-Ryan Bibeau, advertising sales

Hodgman H3 Chest Wader

Hodgman H3 Chest Wader

$100-$106; hodgman.com

Reliable waders at an affordable price, the H3 Chest waders are made from three-layer breathable fabric, feature a micro-fleece handwarming pocket and comfortable Y-back elastic suspenders.

Orvis Encounter Wading Boot

Orvis Encounter Wading Boot

$119; orvis.com

Welded construction forms a wide and rigid base for stable and secure wading, and the rubber toe cap protects the reinforced toe box from abrasion and impacts. The all-synthetic upper will hold up to extended use and dry quickly, helping to minimize the spread of invasive species in streams and rivers.

Simms Vapor Tread Boot-Salt

Simms Vapor Tread Boot – Salt

Lightweight and comfortable, yet designed for serious saltwater use, the Vaportread Boot will stand up to the rigors of surfcasting without bogging you down. The rubber outsole provides a good grip on sand and mud, and the Vibram sole accepts metal studs for wading on rocks. A partial neoprene lining makes for easy on and off. Available spring 2016.

Korkers K5 Bomber

Korkers K5 Bomber

Designed for heavy-duty use both in the surf and in the river, the K5 Bomber features a 5-ply fit system that locks the foot in place and provides ankle support. Hydrophobic materials make for a fast drying time, while protected stitching, a 3D-molded toe and heel cap and a triple-layer synthetic upper make the boots durable enough for seasons of heavy use. The interchangeable sole system allows fishermen to adapt the boots to the terrain.

Outerwear
Simms Pro Dry Suit

Simms Pro Dry Suit

$550 (Jacket), $450 (Bibs); simmsfishing.com

Simms redesigned the ProDry Suit to be 25 percent lighter than its predecessor–the waterproof, durable Pro Shell fabric is tough enough for ocean fishing, yet light and comfortable enough to make it a favorite of tournament bass pros. On the jacket, high-capacity zippered chest pockets secured with watertight zippers hold your smartphone and spare gear, while fleece-lined pockets warm hands between casts. Cuffs block water at the sleeves and the adjustable hood keeps water out and wears well with a hat.

Frabill F1 Series

Frabill F1 Series

$125 (jacket), $125 pants; frabill.com

“The F1 jacket and pants is a versatile set of foul-weather gear. The lightweight suit kept me dry in warm summer rainstorms but also worked well as a waterproof top layer on cool fall mornings. It has great storage (cargo pockets on the bibs) and useful features (an easily adjustable hood), but it doesn’t feel overdesigned with too many bells and whistles— you can actually wear the jacket when you’re not fishing.” -Kevin Blinkoff, editor

Grundens Clipper Bib 116

Grundens Clipper Bib 116

The ultimate waterproof bib for saltwater fishing in tough conditions, the Clipper Bib is a medium-duty bib that performs equally well compared to the heavy-duty counterparts worn by commercial fishermen. However, an active fit and lighter weight reduces fatigue and increases freedom of movement for sport fishing, and mechanical ventilation allows it to breathe enough to wear even in the heat of summer.

Grundens-Neptune Anorak Jacket And Bibs

Grundens-Neptune Anorak Jacket And Bibs

$80 (jacket), $80 (bibs); grundens.com

Polyurethane-coated four-way stretch polyester and heavy-duty welded seams throughout create a 100-percent waterproof suit with superior ease of movement. The jacket features a quarter-zip front design that sheds water to keep you completely dry, even in driving rain and spray. Snug neoprene cuffs and a three-piece adjustable hood with brim help eliminate water intrusion. Bibs feature adjustable suspenders with quick-release clips and innovative “Suspender Savers” that keep suspenders clipped in place while accessing base layers.

Huk-All Weather Jacket And Bibs

Huk All Weather Jacket and Bibs

$225 (jacket), $225 (bibs); hukgear.com

Designed for active fishing in all weather, the waterproof, windproof material of the Huk All Weather raingear is high stretch for comfort and easy range of motion. Whether casting all day on a bass boat or scrambling around the cockpit of a sportfisher, the breathable jacket and bibs will let your steam escape and keep you dry. The jacket features an internal neoprene cuff and removable hood, while the bibs feature reinforced, articulated knees and boot zips with Velcro closures.

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