Wired2fish is branching out and will be covering fly fishing. Everything from gear to locations to how-to tutorials to help anglers get started and then get more out of their fly fishing experiences. So we’ll be making our first foray into covering new fly fishing gear for 2024 at this year’s 2023 ICAST show. This is the first time fly fishing companies have been a part of the show in many years. So we’re anxious to connect with those anglers and companies in the fly fishing space. Several of us at Wired2fish grew up fly fishing and are getting back into it again now. So this will be a grow as we grow and sharing our experiences and adventures along the way. We already have some top notch freelancers helping with the how-to fly fishing content and they will help us cover down on the right gear to keep fly anglers informed on new product and offerings as we go.
SIMMS FLYWEIGHT VEST PACK
Elevate your on-water performance with the fast and light Flyweight Vest Pack. Built with lightweight, durable, and water-resistant 150-denier robic Nylon, the Vest Pack features a single-entry 15L main compartment. The front vest array includes two quick-access drop pockets, four zippered pockets, and two small stretch mesh pockets. The pack includes dual mesh pockets on the backside as well as a carrier that can be deployed and provide extra volume for shoes, outerwear, or extra layers. MSRP: $199.95
SIMMS FLYWEIGHT BACKPACK
Designed for far-ranging anglers, the Flyweight Backpack is built with a lightweight, ultra-durable and waterresistant 150 denier robic Nylon fabric. Featuring a 25L main compartment that can be accessed via a front zipper or top access zipper and secure buckle. Also equipped with a 2L hydration bladder sleeve, the pack includes dual mesh pockets on the backside as well as a carrier that can be deployed and provide extra volume for shoes, outerwear, or extra layers. MSRP: $189.95
SIMMS G4 PRO JACKET
The highest-tech wading jacket on the water, the all-new G4 Pro Jacket is constructed with waterproof/ breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro fabric. Built with an adjustable hood, the jacket also comes equipped with adjustable cuffs designed to lock water out. A unique storage array includes dual zippered chest storage pockets with interior stretch mesh dividers, zippered side-entry handwarmer pockets with integrated passthrough zipper for wader access without having to remove your jacket. MSRP: $699.95
SIMMS G4Z STOCKING FOOT WADERS
The most high-tech, hardest charging wader ever created, Simms’ G4Z Stockingfoot Wader brings waterproof breathability, rugged durability, and unmatched comfort to new heights. Made in Bozeman, MT, the new G4Z features a rugged 4-layer lower and 3-layer upper GORE-TEX Pro Shell (respective) fabric. Additional new features include, compression-molded stockingfeet, higher pile fleece in two handwarmer pockets, an internal submersible zippered pocket, improved fit, and greatly enhanced suspenders. MSRP: $999.95
CHEEKY SPRAY FLY REELS
The New Spray Reels are the premium reel from Cheeky Fishing. They have been engineered and rigorously tested for performance and efficiency. With a new and improved Gasket Drag System (GDS), all new light-weight design, improved feature benefits, and exciting colors the Spray is up to the task for any fly-fishing adventure you throw at it. All Spray Reels are fully machined from the highest-grade aerospace aluminum and feature a newly updated frame and spool design with improved strength. MSRP $499.
RENZETTI MASTER M6014 EDITION VISE
True Rotary Master Fly Tying vise with a super solid build and actions that facilitates a hook range from No. 28 to 10/0. It includes a pedestal base with magnetized pockets, deluxe stem support, hinged stem accessory, and an extended crank arm. Made in the USA. MSRP: $1065.99
BUZBE 8T THIN COLONY MODULAR TACKLE BOX
The BUZBE Colony 8 Thin Modular Tackle Box uses new innovative technology that resets the standard of what tackle storage can do. With the new customized layout perfect for small parts, this box makes the perfect Fly Box. MSRP $19.95.
SIMMS GUIDE PLIER
Made in the USA with arms crafted from tough, corrosion-resistant 6061-T6, Type II anodized aluminum, the pliers also feature corrosion-resistant machined 17-4 stainless steel jaws and cutters making it the ultimate on-the-water tool for cutting, pinching, and tightening your way to success. The pliers feature an integrated knot tightener and come equipped with a leather holster and utility leash for quick and convenient access. MSRP: $349.95
HARDY MARKSMAN Z FLY ROD
This rod is designed with a unique blend of feel, power, and recovery, resulting in a product that promises an unrivaled fishing experience. As a hundred pounds of chrome goes airborne, or as six pounds of silver leaves the flat as if fired from a gun, you can be confident that the Marksman Z in your hand can do the job and, of course, the adrenaline rush is guaranteed. This exceptional blend of characteristics was brought to life through a collaborative design process. In partnership with some of the world’s finest saltwater guides, seasoned anglers, and industry legends, we’ve crafted the Hardy Marksman Z to be the perfect tool for your perfect moment in salt. Built with Sintrix FLT that is applied to an updated mandrel design, the Marksman Z was created with a strong butt section that gives you increased lifting power in the lower section of the rod making it strong enough to pull big fish from cover yet extremely light in the hand.MSRP: Starting at $995
G. LOOMIS IMX-PRO FLY ROD
Rolled for pumped performance in salty environments, IMX-PRO V2S actions are tuned for utility in three specific areas: improved tracking in the wind, lifting generous lengths of line before a re-cast, and fish fighting control. G. Loomis engineers designed these versatile actions with gobs of power through the bottom half of the rod but, most uniquely, developed a slightly tighter tip to minimize tailing loops and improve tracking and line pick-up. A proprietary blend of technologies — Conduit Core and GL7 resin system — provides surplus strength and impact resistance without the extra weight, creating a blank that allows anglers to stay frosty when a “send” becomes a “bend.”
HARDY SOVEREIGN FLY REEL
One of these cutting-edge advancements is the powerful self-lubricating, sealed disc drag system, exerting over 5lbs of force while remaining super smooth and reliable. This gives the reel an impressive edge, ensuring every catch is managed with confidence, control, and precision. Adding to this is the newly incorporated on/off clicker, allowing for not only ease of adjustment and enhanced precision during casts and retrieves, but the ability to silence the outgoing clicker if preferred. MSRP: Starting at $750.00
MARTIN 67R FLY COMBO
The reel is constructed with durable aluminum, features a metal click function with on/off control, and comes pre-spooled with backing, line, and leader. The rods are made of carbon fiber and have a solid cork grip with an aluminum reel seat. Both combo kits come with a custom fly assortment and box, a 2-in-1 hook removal and cutting tool, and a carrying case to keep all fly necessities in one place for easy travel and storage. MSRP: $99.99
ST. CROIX CONNECT FLY RODS
Driven by the journey, the Connect Series offers sticks for any angling adventure – from trout and bass to light saltwater applications. Featuring ten (10), 4-piece, all-water models ranging from line sizes No. 3 through No. 9, Connect has anglers covered no matter where their wading boots take them. Connect’s medium-fast actions, working in concert with the strength and responsiveness of our legendary SCIII and SCII carbon fiber materials, are engineered and precision crafted for versatile performance – to give anglers the upper hand in the widest possible range of conditions and techniques.
TFO SIGNATURE III SERIES FLY RODS
Let’s face it, there is still a soft spot in most anglers’ quivers for a two-piece rod. Whether you’re an occasional trout or bass angler, or you battle big river salmon and steelhead, we have an affordable, fun-to-fish rod for you. The moderate action Signature III series features 10 models, from 6’0 to 9 feet. A simple. Smooth casting, an easy fishing tool, that packs down simply and can be assembled quickly when fish start to rise. All Signature III rods are packaged in a labeled rod sock. MSRP $179.95
CHEEKY REEL CAPSULE
The New Cheeky Reel Capsule EVA molded reel case can hold up to 4 reels or you can mix and match reels and spools so that you are prepared for whatever the angling day has in store for you. This unique design is like nothing else on the market. The easy-fit, modular spacer discs help to separate and protect each reel or spool, while a carry handle and large o-ring help you carry and secure the capsule. Reverse coil zipper keeps dust and debris out plus it’s water resistant. 12” length by 5″ dia. MSRP $29.
GRUNDENS BOUNDARY ZIP STOCKINGFOOT WADER
The Boundary Zip Stockingfoot Wader is engineered with GORE-TEX Pro Wader Laminate to provide unparalleled freedom of movement. PREMIUM FEATURES: Body mapped 4L (abrasion resistance) & 3L (breathability) GORE-TEX Pro Wader laminate; Fused contour suspension system prioritizes fit, comfort, & maneuverability; YKK® Aquaseal® waterproof & submersible center-front zipper; Anatomically placed seams reduce wear in critical areas; Titanum-Alpha™ neoprene booties increase heat retention up to 40%. MSRP $899
DOUGLAS SKY G 9-FOOT 10 WT FLY ROD
The distinguished Douglas SKY G Fly Rod Series leverages technology in its quest to achieve fly rod perfection. The Douglas SKY G Fly Rod Series offers superb dampening and recovery, near-effortless casting, accuracy, and outstanding durability. Innovative top-of-the-line components include: REC Titanium Cerecoil stripper guides with zirconia inserts, REC Titanium recoil guides, AAAA flor grade cork, a skeletonized aluminum reel seat, double uplocking rings with nylon bushings, and more! MSRP: $895.
FISHEWEAR UNBOUND BROWN STUFF SACK
Whether you’re embarking on a grand expedition or enjoying a casual outing, the 10L Stuff Sack is the perfect companion. Featuring the Unbound Brown Trout design, this lightweight stuff sack combines functionality with a touch of adventure. Safely store your phone, wallet, light jacket, and other accessories without worrying about water damage. With its waterproof construction, you can explore with confidence, knowing your valuables are protected. MSRP: $65
KORKERS SWIFT SANDAL
The Swift™ Sandal was designed for all-around versatility, hike, paddle, fish, boat, camp, and travel. What can we say it was built for summer! It features our OmniTrax® Interchangeable Sole System for customized traction on the fly, open side panels keep feet cool on hot days & allows unwanted sediment to be easily flushed out and water flows thru internal channels then out midsole ports, quickly removing excess water and weight. The combination of a covered toe & underfoot sole plate. MSRP $119.
SMITH’S REGAL RIVER 5.5 INCH SCISSOR FORCEPS
Regal River 5.5” Scissor Forceps offer strength, precision and versatility Made from forged stainless steel for long-lasting performance Straight, serrated jaws tightly secure with strength and precision Cutting scissors for line and light cutting 3 interlocking teeth at the handles easily adjust the clamping force to maximum pressure when required Large loop handles accommodate gloved hands Easy care: simply wipe with damp cloth for long-lasting use.
GAMAKATSU J60 CRAB PATTERN FLY HOOK