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I bought my first Bugstopper Hoody from Simms this spring. As usual, I was late to the party with these things and just got tired of Brian bragging about living a mosquito free life on the river.

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Summer is here, we are past the major hatches but there is certainly still lots of fun to be had with trout on surface flies.  We like to mix in some classic attractors with modern standards in our summer boxes

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Understanding Floatants So, there you are standing at the counter of your local fly shop with a tin of fresh new flies sure to fool the big one when the shop guy asks”need any floatant?” As if we fisherman need one more product to buy, one more gadget, gizmo or widget. Of course there are seemingly endless options. It’s like ice cream nowadays; what ever happened to chocolate, vanilla, and swirl? I digress... I promise the person behind the counter isn’t trying to sell you something else to rattle around in your tackle bag never to be seen again. Floatant...

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