I thought I would start a post for members to list some of the new equipment that they're trying this season. Then maybe someone (webdude) could remember to bring it back up say the end of October and we could compare notes on the success and failure of said new equipment. I'll start.
FireLine Crystal: I have high hopes for this. I have been a FireLine user for a long time but I have a hard time seeing the "Smoke" line on cloudy days. I took a gamble and spooled up 4 reels with it.
Soft Glow Beads: I've always wanted to try them, this year I will. I don't expect too much for rigging applications but I'm hoping that they might be good on the business end of a slip float rig.
Slip Bobbers: I'm going all out on slip floats this year. I purchased a bunch of Thill products and we'll see.
Cajun Red Advantage: This is strictly for rigging snells. It's a copolymer and that's all I use for snells and slip float snells. I think I'll be happy with it.
SuperLine scissors: Again, we'll see
Northland Shiner Jigs: I probably won't know until fall but I've been looking for a jig like these for a while.
I'm sure that I'll come up with more as time goes on.
The secret to fishing is to catch the biggest fish and to catch it early.
My biggest purchase has been a MinnKota Vantage Trolling motor its a transom mounted unit with electric lift, so far so good the articulate steering is amazing I know I'm happy already after a couple times out.
I'm also trying the Fireline Crystal don't really have an opinion on it yet.
I picked up a new St. Croix 6'6" Med, Fast Action so far so good on that.
Today I'm going to buy a Richter Anchor my river anchors don't seem to be doing the job I may add a chain also.
A couple things on the radar screen are a New cat pole possibly another Boss Rod or maybe a Surge rod... of course I'll have to rig that with a ABU Garcia 7000 and 80# Power Pro.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988