New Storage Solutions
And More From Fishpond
||Las Vegas, NV
||Buyers & Press Only
As anglers, the
apparel and accessories we choose can be just as important as selecting the
right rod and reel. Fishpond makes high-quality fishing and outdoor gear that is
not only well thought out, but also looks great too. Known widely amongst the
fly fishing crowd, the brand has been enjoying steady growth, and at the IFTD
show in Las Vegas it was apparent this growth is continuing. With a bunch of new
product offerings and updates, Fishpond has some great stuff coming that might
be just what you're after. All of the following Fishpond items will be available
in early November.
Fishpond creates some of the most well thought
out fishing storage products that exhibit a distinct instantly recognizable look
This group of products has seen some high demand, and Fishpond has grown the
series to include four new items. Every one of these fresh-looking new items are
pleasing to the eye and all boast robust features like YKK #10 water resistant
zippers and TPU welded fabric construction.
The roll top boat bag keeps gear organized and
Top Boat Bag: This bag borrows all the features of the current bag, but sports a
roll-top design for maximum water protection. Inside, you'll find three clear
interior zippered pouches, and an adjustable Velcro divider. There are also four
heavy duty boat lash tie downs, and dual knife, hemostat, and tippet
attachments. This bag will carry a retail price of $189.95.
Inside there are dividers for easy organization
Lumbar Pack: The new Westwater Lumbar Pack is a great choice to hold the daily
essentials without the bulk of a larger pack. The mesh lumbar support keeps air
circulating to maintain comfort, and the handy integrated net slot provides ease
of usage. The pack will carry a retail price of $99.95.
The zippered duffel can be carried multiple ways
Zippered Duffel: This 5,000 cubic inch zippered bag is a smaller version of the
Westwater Large Zippered Duffel. It provides great protection for a modest
amount of gear or clothing without taking up too much space. Expect a retail
price of $169.95.
Rod tubes can be strapped on the side. This is
one pack designed to travel well
Messenger Bag: Designed to be worn across your body in typical messenger bag
fashion, the design is not bulky but provides ample storage space. There is a
generous zippered flap pocket, and a rear zippered pocket. Inside, you'll find a
secure interior organization pocket, and laptop sleeve. The padded shoulder
strap means this bag won't wear you down and remains comfy to wear. You can look
for these to come with a retail price of $139.95.
The following “Recycled Collection” of gear is made of a lightweight, recycled
fabric. Recycled from what, you ask? Of all things, discarded commercial fishing
nets provide the necessary recycled material that's transformed into this
eye-catching lineup of packs and vests. This material provides welcomed water
resistance, while new YKK Aquaguard #8 zippers used on the outsides to help keep
What do used fish nets have to do with these
Backpack: With a modular design, this backpack allows docking compatibility with
many other Fishpond lumbar and chest packs. The external frame is also
adjustable, while contoured, padded shoulders straps and an offset air mesh back
keep you cool and comfortable. Two zip-out rod tube holders allow you to bring a
couple of your favorite sticks, and a big main compartment with three smaller
pockets allows plenty of storage options. If you're interested in one of these
backpacks, be ready to pay a retail price of $179.95.
How about the fact they are made out of them
Backpack: At almost 400 cubic inches, this smaller bag boasts all of the
features of the Black Canyon Backpack but does not feature an external frame. A
structured air mesh back panel carries larger loads, and two small pockets are
great for extra accessories. You'll be able to grab one at a retail price of
Pack: This pack may be used as a sling or lumbar pack. Two main zippered
compartments provide ample storage, and a molded drop-down fly bench with
interior pockets offers convenience and additional room. Outside, there are two
pockets for water bottles and a structured air mesh back panel to keep that
clammy feeling away. Retail price on this item will be $119.95.
These "recycled" packs come in all shapes and
sizes for different applications
Lumbar Pack: This simple design utilizes a zippered main and outside compartment
for storage, outer cord loops for accessory attachments, and twin water bottle
pockets. Compression straps allow you to distribute the load or can expand to
hold a jacket. This pack can be worn as a sling, lumbar, or chest pack. Look for
a retail price of $89.95.
Chest Pack: This pack contours to the body for the ultimate in comfort, and is
designed with one main storage compartment along with an exterior slash pocket.
The modular design allows it to fit onto many Fishpond backpacks. Retail price
Chest Pack: A bit smaller in size than the Savage Creek Chest Pack, this pack
can be worn on the chest or can attach to a wading belt. It features all of the
same attributes as the Savage Creek model, including a zip down fly bench. The
modular design allows it to fit onto many Fishpond backpacks. Check these out
for a retail price of $69.95.
multitude of other items have been updated to make use of this new recycled
material and come with slightly different colors as well. The updated products
include the Wasatch Tech Pack, Marabou Vest, Sagebrush Mesh Vest, Gore Range
Tech Pack, Dragonfly Guide Lumbar Pack, Cirrus Guide LTE Hydration Lumbar Pack,
and the Waterdance Guide Pack.
This waxed canvas vest sports large horizontal main pockets and four extra
zippered pockets for smaller items. On the exterior you'll find conveniences
like a quick access hemostat dock, and dual snap attachment straps. Expect a
retail price of $159.95.
Hook Jaw River
With features like a bottle opener, line cutter, and tippet gauge all together,
this tool is seriously convenient. Manufactured out of aerospace aluminum and
titanium, it also touts a retractor/lanyard attachment hole and is laser
engraved. The retail price is set at $19.95.
Fishpond recently acquired Nomad nets
Fishpond has recently acquired Nomad Nets, and offers five models in the series
from a small hand model to a large boat model. Each net is crafted out of a
fiberglass and carbon fiber composite making them lightweight, durable,
weatherproof, and buoyant. Available colors are dark green, riffle camo (light
grey/blue camo), or tailwater (brown w/ trout spots). Retail prices of the nets
range from $115.95 to $239.95 with clear or black replacement netting retailing
for $18.95 (small) or $22.95 (large). You will be able to grab a net of your own
beginning in mid October.
These nets are constructed out of materials like
fiberglass and carbon fiber and are durable yet very lightweight
Fishpond makes some of the most refined products in the industry, and these new
offerings are no different. Just when you think a manufacturer has thought of
everything, there are always improvements or advances to be made in design and
construction. Utilizing both an angler-friendly and environmentally-friendly
approach, these new items are both smart and attractive. As fishing tackle
continues to advance, it's great to see apparel, accessories, and storage
solutions are keeping pace!