It’s time to get ready for Santa Claus and there is so much Fly fishing gear out there that a true Salmon Junkie “must have”. Here are Five suggestions what you could put on your wish list for Santa Claus
Dear Santa Claus
Thank you for all the presents last year. They were all really nice, and I have been using all of them. I have tried to be good Santa, but boys will be boys. You must know that as you are a boy.
A new Patagonia Jacket model Micro Puff Jackets. My old Nano Puff is worn out after 6 years abuse. Patagonia´s Nano Puff has been the best piece of clothe I ever have owned. The Puff jacket serves triple duty as an insulated jacket, a thermal midlayer and a sleek micro-belay parka on quick alpine dashes – sometimes all in the same day (or night, when the dash isn’t so quick). http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/mens-insulation?k=1D-6V
I must have a new Travel bag for 2014 – Again Patagonia has been thinking out of the box. Check out the Black Hole snow roller 167 cm. The Black Hole Snow Roller makes sure your Rods arrive at their destination in the same condition as when you packed them. The bag is even big enough to contain all my clothes – A really awesome “Must have bag”. http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/black-hole-snow-roller-167cm?p=49285-0
New boot studs for the slippery stones at Umba, where the stones get slippery bad in the summer / autumn. I put these in and it made all of the difference in the world! http://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/accessories/hardbite-star-cleat-16-puck.html
Simms new super awesome G 3 Guide bootfoot waders. Finally Simms has decided to take up bootfoot waders again. Unfortunately the model will NOT be available in Europe, but Santa Claus – with your connections it must be possible. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAhyBD62JJc or http://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/waders/g3-guide-bootfoot-waders-felt.html
A Bamboo Switch rod. My friend Bob Clay in BC make some of the most fantastic Bamboo rods in the world. Besides being fantastic fishing rods with crispy action and an outstanding finish, all the rods comes with just right Karma build in. If you don’t understand what I’m taking about please check this video and you will understand. http://vimeo.com/19982291 You can find more about Bob Clay´s Bamboo rod here http://www.riverwatchrods.com
Thank you for thinking of me and all the other Salmon Junkies around the world, and please give my love to Mrs. Claus, the elves, and all the reindeer, especially Rudolph. I will leave some carrots for the reindeer next to your milk and cookies.