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What’s New Wednesday (On Thursday)

We will be having a weekly feature called “What’s New Wednesday”  where we tell you all about cool new stuff at Pacific Angler.  We were so busy yesterday in the shop with customers and putting out all this new stuff out, I didn’t have time to get to the blog, so we are a day late this week!

All sorts of new fly tying materials for the winter tying season ahead.

This is just a fraction of the materials Jason, Ron, Andre, and Dave were putting out yesterday (Matt was guiding and Dimitri was fishing) as we just received two huge orders, one from Hareline and one from Fish Hunter.  The walls are stacked with Flashabou, Krystal Flash, Craft Fur, Marabou, UV Polar Chenille, Unique Hair, Pheasant, Mallard, Teal, just to name a few items, including an increased selection of tying threads and flosses.

Some custom bonefish and tarpon flies.

Speaking of tying, take a look at these custom tied bonefish and tarpon flies.  These aren’t your run of the mill patterns tied offshore on cheap hooks.  That might be okay for an olive wooly bugger on a local lake, but that won’t cut it when you are wading the flats.  These flies are custom tied for us by local tiers on Tiemco, Daichii, and Gamakatsu hooks using top quality materials and cutting edge designs.  Many of the patterns we have fine tuned from our experiences in Cuba, Mexico, Belize, and Venezuela.

Waders & Jackets to keep you warm and dry.

We also recently received some shipments from Patagonia and Simms.  If you need waders or a jacket we have the size you need in a variety of price points from the new angler up to the hardcore steelheader.  Come and check out the Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders and Guidewater Jacket.  As it gets colder you will need to layer up with technical pieces like the new Simms Merino Wool series.  These just showed up and I can’t wait to try this out during the cold months ahead.  If you need to cool down we have you covered there too as we just received some shirts for flats fishing.  The Simms Bluewater Shirt and Ebbtide Shirt will protect your from the sun and keep you cool during hot bonefishing, permit and tarpon action.

The rod racks are full of new 2012 float, spin, and mooching models.

The new 2012 Fenwick rods arrived yesterday and I am impressed.  The series that stands out the most to me is the Fenwick Eagle GT series.  These spinning rods for salmon and trout are incredibly light in the hand and have a nice light tip with a smooth progressive action and a bit of backbone above the handle to turn larger fish.  These rods were designed for our local fisheries, this is not a stiff walleye or bass rod trying to be passed off as a trout rod.  They are made with IM6 Graphite and have Hard Chromium SS304 guides that are 20X stronger and 55% lighter than standard guides.  All this for well under a hundred dollars is impressive to say the least.  Another standout is the Fenwick HMX float fishing series.  These 10’6″ rods are made with Cross-Scrim IM7 graphite making them extremely light and strong.  They are feather light in the hand and feel more like a three hundred plus dollar rod, but they are just over a hundred bucks!  These are going to be great rods for steelhead and salmon.

Check in tomorrow for an update of the local fishing and suggestions on where to go this weekend.

See you in the shop or on the water,

Jason Tonelli