Gear Reviews

Fly Fishing guide Tom Larimer reviews fly fishing tackle and products.

Organize and Store Your Fly Fishing Gear

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 15:43 -- Tom Larimer
Airflo Head Bag
You will catch more fish if your gear is organized!

Have you ever found yourself pawing through the depths of your gear bag, trying to find something you need quickly? Maybe the hatch is on and you're looking for your back-up floatant. Or you're on a huge school of bonefish and you need to replace your leader because the last fish tore you up in the mangroves. You need to access your gear quickly in these situations. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to find gear when you need it.

Larimer's Nymph Rig for Deschutes Trout

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 13:57 -- Tom Larimer
Winston BIIIx
The perfect nymph rig for the Deschutes

Guests often ask me what my favorite trout rod for the Deschutes is. The honest answer is -I don't have just one, I have a bunch. (yes... I'm a gear whore) I've always been a believer in having multiple rods rigged in the boat for a multitude of fishing situations. If you have only one rod rigged, say with an indicator rig, inevitably the fish will start eating dry flies. Some hatches, like the green drake, only last for twenty to forty minutes.

Simms Axis Hoody Review

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 13:47 -- Tom Larimer
Simms Axis Hoody Review
Quick-dry sleeves are key

Hoodys have become standard issue gear for those of us that spend time fishing in cold weather. For good reason... It's incredible how much warmer you stay with an insulated hood over your gourd. Problem is, most hoodys are bulky and take up a lot of valuable room under your waders and wading jacket. The new Simms Axis Hoody is the perfect garment for layering when the weather turns nasty.