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A Start of the Season Guide for Experienced Anglers

The much anticipated start of the fishing season is upon us - it’s time at last to dust off your rods and reels and make way to the riverbank.

For the angling enthusiasts among you, whose homes are already teeming with fishy-themed paraphernalia, and whose thoughts have been all-consumed by the anticipation of trying a new fly this season, we nevertheless have some top tips to ensure that you are completely comfortable, confident, and prepared for your first outing and to carry you through the season in style. Here, we share them with you.

Naturally, we recommend ensuring that your kit is up to scratch, that your lines are renewed for that first cast - a tired line won’t be welcomed by anyone apart from the whopper you lost - and that your waders haven’t worn pesky holes either.

For kit that does need updating, your every success lies in our veritably durable and comfortable PRO collection...

Pro Waders

Both the Men's and Women's Orvis UK PRO Fishing Wader is built for the professional angler, whether by trade or by passion. Built with an athletic fit, the wader uses an extremely durable proprietary 4-layer Cordura® fabric shell in the upper and 5-layer Cordura® fabric shell in the lower legs. Among many other modern and anatomically correct aspects, the waders feature a gusseted crotch, low profile seam construction and an external storage pocket with a water-resistant zipper. They are available in 14 sizes from S-XXL including short and long sizes.

Pro Collection Fishing Jacket

Available for both Men and Women, the PRO Wading Jacket is weatherproof, breathable, and comfortable. The jacket features water repellent finish, zips, and even an integrated Dopphin Skin Cuff system which prevents water from running up the arm when reaching into the water to release fish. No matter the weather, this jacket will keep you on the river for even longer.

Our PRO Insulated Fishing Hoodie

Especially while the weather remains cool, this is the perfect accompaniment piece for any fisherman or woman spending the day on the river and beyond. Our PRO Insulated Fishing Hoodie is here to ensure wind and weather resistance as well as comfort and warmth. It features an active fit, 2 zippered fleece lined hand-warmer pockets, and body-mapped stretch insulation. You won't be going anywhere near the river without this in tow.

Unisex PRO Wading Boots

In an industry-first collaborative effort with Michelin®, Orvis introduces the Unisex PRO Wading Boot. Using Michelin tire geometry, the boot offers a wider footprint for stability, a higher ration of surface contact, and a lug pattern that reduces shock and improves pressure distribution. The boots are easy to put on and pull off, include high-density laces for extended durability, offer 12 strategically placed locations for optional studs, and are comfortably lightweight

Destination anglers may choose our Ultralight range of Jackets, Waders & Boots as they are lighter and pack small to keep down on weight. Depending on your intended target species, and to offer differing methods, you are likely to have different rod / reel outfits.

For such situations, our Helios 3 or RECON rods match with our Mirage LT or HYDROS Reels, alongside our PRO or HYDROS fly lines.

Finally, we wish you all a very successful start to the season - tight lines!

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