WROC Gear Review
New Sunglasses from Oakley and Smith! 0
Naturally, as we all know too well, seasons change, and so do our apparel needs. As the four seasons follow one another, seasonal goods and activities differ. Smith Sunglasses work around the calendar to enhance contrast and natural color with the stellar Chromapop feature. All for where those good times may lead.
Whether taking a cruise up the mountain to gaze at renowned fall foliage or a perfectly crisp day testing out a freshly tied fly on the River, the polarized feature certainly adds definition to what the naked eye cannot see on its own. While on the water especially, glare and visibility are all too guilty of being a nuisance. Thankfully, the Castaway optics not only offer the classic look to boot, but it remedies all of those glares the water throws back at anglers. When it comes to how we see the world, obnoxious glare can become a visual watermark on what makes moments particularly special.
On top of that, setting significant intent on quality over quantity is a huge factor in deciding what frames and lenses will hold value and withstand the test of time. This is where the decision to purchase the “Caper” style can be made incredibly simple. As with all Smith sunglasses, the Carbonic lenses are essential for those days where impact takes its natural toll. All while maintaining clear optics. Gratifyingly, the lightweight materials used alongside the clean vintage proportions complete the ideal women’s look for any active lifestyle.
Reflections are a true telltale sign of where we have been and where we are going...unless eye strain interrupts a moment of fore-seen clarity. Suggesting there is only one genuine act of crime behind sunny days: reflections. Before breaking into a sweat just yet, not only does the Lowdown style halt unwarranted reflections in their lenses. The bio-based frames are accommodated with rubber nose pads for the ultimate “get a grip” feature.
With a purchase this practical, fitting all needs when paired with a look that exudes confidence, where can one go wrong?
- Brenna Graham
The All New Hatch Iconic Fly Fishing Reel 0
You probably remember beginning to feel the limitations of your first fly fishing combo. Maybe your reel's drag imploded on the first decent fish you tied into, maybe it was the hundredth. Maybe it still developed a squeak after being deformed by falling on your face, distracted by rising trout when you should have been looking at where you were putting your feet. Maybe you just had a sneaking suspicion that the reason you lost that BKC (Biggest Known Catch) was the garbage you were trying to break its run with.
So you saved your money, and searched out reviews, looking for the best gear you could find. All of a sudden, the money you put into getting into the next tier of gear got you things like machined aluminum billets, graphite fast action, carbon fiber disk drags, and burl wood inserts. And as you ramped up your gear, you spent less time thinking about the limitations of your kit, and more time focusing on being in the moment, connecting the dots.
I'll be the first to tell you, better gear won't make you a better fisherman... but it certainly won't stand in your way. Helping you define whether it's your gear or your skill set, let us herald the arrival of the new Iconic series from Hatch. Hatch Outdoors has been at the forefront of American Made fly fishing reels since 2003 when the limitations of inferior gear drove the founder to innovate. Never one to rest on their laurels, and building on the success of the much loved Finatic Series, Hatch has once again innovated and come out with a new line of lighter, better-designed mid and large arbor reel to handle anything the piscatorial world has to throw at it.
- Joe Lefevre - Fly Fishing Manager
Best Portable Camping Stoves for 2021! 0
When it comes to camp stoves, there are a lot of variables to take into consideration. The ideal stove depends on your camping style, location, and means of transportation. The current offerings are all fantastically usable, packable, and efficient, but each stove has a specific customer in mind.
In this video, Josh goes through each of the current market favorites. Josh has immense experience with these products and can tell you exactly what you need to know before buying.
Check out the video, and use the links below to shop our online inventory! You can also use the top menu on the site, and navigate over to Shopping>Camping>Stoves to see our full selection!
Stoves in the video:
We Are Proud to be a Trout Unlimited Gold Level Business! 0
Here at Wind River Outdoor Company we don't usually like to toot our own horn, but we sure do appreciate the love from Trout Unlimited and Walt Gasson in recognizing us as a valued part of the effort in keeping trout and ecosystems wild and healthy all over Wyoming and beyond!
- Kyle Hessling
Holiday Gift Guide 0This year let the crew here at WROC help you find the perfect presents for all of your loved ones and take the hassle out of the Christmas Season!
- Ron Hansen
WINSTON BORON III X, 9’ 5-WEIGHT FLY ROD 0So where does the 5-weight fit into the spring versatility mix? This time of year string it up with a heavy sink tip and pitch streamers along the banks of valley freshets.
- Modern Retail
CARP ON A FLY 0After a rather unsuccessful afternoon of fishing this past week, I watched my indicator go under and I set the hook only to have seemingly hooked a rock until that rock took me down into my backing...
- Wind River Outdoor Admin
GRANDAD’S FLY ROD: STILL HAS THE MAGIC 0
Ok… I know what you all are thinking… “Another stupid Fishing picture!?!”… Yes. Another fishing picture. I know I’ve been posting a lot of these lately, and I am truly lucky to be able to do what I have been doing in this amazing new place since I’ve been here.
- Wind River Outdoor Admin