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Yvon Chouinard:Tying the Pheasant Tail
& Partridge

Following up on his essay “Lessons from a Simple Fly,” newly published in Fly Fisherman and Trout & Salmon magazines, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard sits down in his living room to show how he combines just a few simple materials to tie the pheasant tail and partridge soft hackle.

Whether you’ve been tying for years or you’re leaning over the vise for the first time, it’s a pattern that can change the way you think about what makes a truly effective fly.

Waders Task Force
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Wader Task Force:Building the Best Product

Take a look inside a pair of Patagonia waders: You’ll see a unique serial number that tracks every detail in the production of that pair.

It’s the work of Patagonia’s Wader Task Force—a group of people, from chemical engineers and textile developers to designers and field testers, all dedicated to one task: building the best waders.

Tracking every detail, every time is just part of what they do. The Wader Task Force is an ongoing process of inquiry, a feedback loop that takes everything we learn from testing, design and production and applies it to the development of the next generation of waders.

Jeff Hickman releases a feisty chum salmon between close-call grizzly encounters on British Columbia's Kimsquit River. JEREMY KORESKI

Patagonia’s 2016 waders: re-engineered from the booties up.

An improved upper-body fit, articulated legs, newly streamlined gravel guards and poly-lined anatomical booties take the Rio Gallegos to a new level of comfort, performance and durability for the most dedicated anglers. Get an inside look at all the features at your local fly shop.

Men's Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders Men's Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders
Håkan Stenlund tries to catch brownies with his tenkara rod while Ruben the dog watches from a distance safe enough not to scare the shy trout. GOSTA FRIES
Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Håkan Stenlund

Håkan Stenlund

Being outdoors more than indoors is as natural to ambassador Håkan Stenlund as putting meat in boiled coffee. “To tell you the truth, it’s something you probably have to learn to enjoy,” he says—more in reference to the savory drink from his home of Swedish Lappland than his days afield there.

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April Vokey releasing a Skeena River steelhead. ADRIENNE COMEAU

Serious Wading Equipment

When the wind double-hauls and the clouds let fly, you do what any sensible angler would: Throw a tighter loop and grin ear to ear. Designed, tested and built with input from some of the finest female anglers in the world, our women's fly fishing line provides all the technical features serious anglers need to fish comfortably all day.

Women's Spring River Waders and River Salt Jacket Women's Spring River Waders and River Salt Jacket
The dream of a mind-blowing rainbow trout gives Ben Beale a second wind on Lago Tres Valles, Argentina. BERRY AND CATHY BECK
The dream of a mind-blowing rainbow trout gives Ben Beale a second wind on Lago Tres Valles, Argentina. BERRY AND CATHY BECK