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Fly Rods and Reels and Pontoon Boat

Fly Fishing Rods and Reels

temple fork outfitters fly rodTemple Fork Outfitters Fly Rods-  (Read More about TFO Fly Rods) – I have the 6 wt TiCr. My rod originally belonged to a professional fishing guide on Utah’s Green River. He let me borrow a rod for a few days and said I could return it or buy it. After using it, I bought it. The TFO Power Matrix definitely lives up to all the hype. I made a comparison table of action, presentation, distance, lift, weight of all the Temple Fork Outfitters rods here if you want to see the difference between fly rods.

lamson konic and guru fly fishing reelsLamson-Waterworks Fly Reels – (Read my Lamson Fly Reel Review)

Lamson’s entry level reels prove you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a strong, large arbor reel with a lifetime warranty.

Waterworks – Lamson is well known for making solid reels that are solid values. I bought my first Lamson reel because it highly recommended to me by a friend.

I use an older Lamson Konic II model reel on my 6 wt TFO fly rod and a Lamson Guru reel on my 4 wt Echo Carbon fly rod.

echo carbon fly rod logoEcho Carbon Fly Rod – I also use a Echo Carbon 4 wt, 4 piece fly rod that I prefer to use for fishing dry flies, especially on smaller streams. It’s a medium-fast rod that is easy to cast and a great value for the money.

Simms Waders and Wading Boots

We personally wear Simms Waders and Simms Wading Boots (as shown in the video below) and provide the same waders and boots for our fly fishing clients.

Going to be in the Park City/Heber Valley Area of Northern Utah? Come Fish with us? Learn More Here

Watch our Video and Learn About Waders and Wading Boots

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Portable Pontoon Boat

sea eagle pontoon boatSea Eagle 375fc Fold Cat – (Read our Sea Eagle Review) – the 375fc model is 12 foot 4 inches long and holds two people and gear up to 650 lbs, but is small enough to fit in the trunk of a car. Two people can unfold it, pump up the pontoons with a foot pump and outfit the boat in under 10 minutes. We can carry the boat with all our fishing gear in one trip to the water. The Fold Cat can be powered by a small gas or electric trolling motor, but we mainly use it on small lakes where motors are prohibited. Next Summer, we’re planning a float trip on the Green River.


  1. Hello, I bought a fly reel at a garage sale over the weekend. All it has as a label is Lamson 5. I cannot find much on the web about this particular reel. Can you help me find info on it? thanks, john

  2. Steven Moore says

    Hi Jim & Dan,
    I discovered your fly fishing video’s by accident and have become a big fan and watch them over and over. I live in Australia and come to the States most years, only missed this year because of Covid 19 as travel was banned and hope to be heading over in 2021. I noticed you mention fishing with you guy’s and wondered if you do guided fishing trips as i would be very interested.

    Thanks for the great and informative films on fly fishing!
    Kind Regards, sincerely Steve Moore.

    • Yes Steve, let us know when you are here and come fishing with us…

      Jim is done for this season and will be heading south for the Winter, but I am here and have some very good young guides that help me when I need them…

      Here is the link to our guiding page:

      I need to update it to include info about our other guides.

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