New Gear: Summer 2020 Edition – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
Close x

Category_Gear Reviews -

New Gear: Summer 2020 Edition

New gear from Thomas and Thomas, Umpqua, and Simms has arrived in our Bozeman fly shop. Learn all about it below!

Contact II

The new Contact II from Thomas and Thomas is now in stock in 2 popular configurations. The 10’ 2 weight is ideal for small to mid-size rivers and streams such as the Gallatin and Boulder rivers of Southwest Montana. The 10’ 9” 3 weight is the most versatile configuration in the new lineup, allowing for pinpoint accuracy across complicated current seams in boulder strewn rivers like the Madison River.

The new blank construction consists of a proprietary blend of graphite and fiberglass, carefully aligned and rolled to create a more accurate and sensitive European Nymphing fly rod. Down-locking reel seat and hand-picked components create a perfectly balanced rod that is lightweight and efficient throughout the fishing/casing stroke. Made in the USA, the new Contact II fly rods from T & T retail for $825.

Simms Gear Transport System

New arrivals from Simms this fall include the GTS (Gear Transport System) Rolling Duffle, Reel Vault, and Rod/Reel Vault. This durable line of luggage designed for the traveling is intended to allow the traveling angler to build a complete system for simplified travel. Featuring CORDURA outer nylon fabric, the GTS line is built to last for years of heavy use.

Umpqua Leader & Tippet

Umpqua Perfom X and Phantom X leaders and tippet materials have finally arrived after several months of delays! The Perform X nylon leaders and tippet are strong and supple, making them ideal for just about any trout fishing scenario in Southwest Montana. The Phantom X is a premium fluorocarbon tippet material that is strong and supple with all of the benefits of flouro. Such as low visibility and incredibly abrasion resistance.