New Stuff #3 – Fishpond Goodies

We continue to unpack box after box of new products, and what we’ve found has us very excited for the upcoming season. The boxes from Fishpond were particularly juicy. Let me just mention a couple of items that we unpacked, in addition to all of the exceptional quality packs, bags, and tools that are the forte of the Colorado company.

hand-camo_3First up are the Nomad Series nets. These babies are crafted from a combination of carbon fiber and fiberglass. They’re incredibly light for their size (considerably lighter than wood), but are built to last. They’re weatherproof and buoyant, lest your buddy drop your net in the river. The handles are coated with rubberized paint, so they won’t slip out of your wet hands. The come with a “ghost net” clear rubber bag. I’m not fully convinced that the clear bag makes a difference in netting a fish, but the rubber sure is easier on the fish than mesh and also easier to untangle your flies. These nets sure look nice as well.

We also love the new CO-Lab wool pullovers, Fishpond’s collaboration with Voormi, another small voormi_access_detail_1_2Colorado company (it took me a while to figure out that the CO in CO-Lab stood for Colorado). Made with locally sourced Merino wool, these pieces are butter-soft on the inside. On the outside, Voormi has come up with a process to coat the wool fibers such that they are more water resistant and also more durable than plain wool. These pullovers would be ideal to wear as an outer layer on a cool spring morning, or as a layering piece when the cold wind is blowing or the rain/snow begins to fall. You’ll look great in one when you’re just hanging out at the sidewalk tables of Gil’s Goods. We’ve got the High-E Hoodie for women and the somewhat lighter Access Pullover for men. Check these out, for sure!

_0003_delta_sling_front_2In the more traditional fishing packs category, Fishpond has a winner with the new Delta Sling Pack. Made with Fishpond’s Cyclepond (recycled fishing net) material, it’s light but durable. Unlike most sling packs on the market, this one can be worn over either shoulder, so you can switch off during the day. It’s big enough to carry a ton of gear, as well as your rain jacket and lunch. It has plenty of attachment points to keep all of your tools at hand and a slot for a guide net. It even has a Velcro attachment point for a pistol holster, if you’re one to carry heat in bear country. Load one of these up and head to the backcountry; the mesh back panel will keep it comfortable even when it’s full of heavy stuff.


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