Anything that helps get kids into fly fishing is a great thing in our book – it’s good for the kids and it’s good for our sport. The Redington Minnow is an easy-casting 8 foot 5/6 weight rod designed for kids. Here’s the great news – the rod, reel and line outfit costs $99. Nice work, Redington.
We like Buffs, and they’re not just for the flats anymore – our guides use them everywhere we fish to cut down on sun, wind, bugs and cold where applicable. Buff has a merino wool version that looks like it’d be really cozy on those cold mornings on the Kanektok.
Buff is also releasing what look to be really well-designed gloves made for angling. They’ve got leathery palms and microfiber backs – these are much more substantial than your typical spandex sun gloves, but not at all bulky.
Smith Ignitor Lenses
Smith has added a new polarized pink/rose-colored lens to their angling line. The color is actually called ‘Ignitor’ – it’s a tint that has worked great for their ski goggles in the past, and at first glance this lens looks like a great option for those days on the flats when the light is less-than-perfect. We’ll give ’em a try and let you know what we think.