Review: Orvis Ultralight Wading Boots

Continuing our closeup look at Orvis' Ultralight fishing system
Photo: Cosmo Genova

Forgoing grandiose statements about the future of technology and the outdoor industry, it's safe to say that outdoorsmen and women will always be pushing the limits of weight in their gear. Fly fishermen are no exception, and the demands of an increasingly adventurous sport will continue to drive the industry towards lightweight yet durable solutions.

Pike tips from the Cree

The where, when, what and why of pike fishing
Photo: Chris Hunt

Canada’s First Nations people of the far north are viscerally connected to the region’s fish and have been for eons. Even today, many North Country lodges and outfitters hire native guides to run anglers around the thousands upon thousands of boreal lakes, simply because these people know the water, the fish and the environment.

A modern time machine

Travel to an earlier time, while you still can
Photo: Matthew Reilly

The outdoor sporting lot, perhaps more than any other breed I’ve met, seem to share a desire to see an earlier time, when parking lots and strip malls were still farms, and the feedlots were still unfelled valley forests—filters of rich freshwater veins.