Recommended Equipment from Top Companies
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Great Fly Fishing Products
Here's a link to great fly fishing products tested & rated by the Gear Institute. This is an added bonus. Enjoy!
Ken Louko Fly Fishing uses and recommends products from these fine companies whether in our Fly Fishing Schools or while on the water with clients.
Each company has high quality products you'd be proud to own. However, we don't get a chance to use every single item in their entire product line. Take a look at their respective web sites and patronize the dealers (usually quality fly shops) that carry them.
- Sage... Web Site
- Rio Products... Web Site
- Ross... Web Site
- Orvis... Web Site
- Cortland... Web Site
- Scientific Anglers... Web Site
- Redington... Web Site
- Simms... Web Site
- Patagonia... Web Site
- Fishpond... Web Site
- Superstick Push Poles... Web Site
- Korkers Wading Boots... Web Site
- OPST... Web Site
- Water Master... Web Site
In our area of North Georgia, we recommend doing business with the following independent fly shops when purchasing rods, reels, lines, leaders, flies and other outfitting necessities to participate in the great sport of fly fishing:
The Fish Hawk Web Site
Located in Atlanta, they are the #1 Fly Shop in the entire state. Gary Merriman and his staff know fly fishing and can help you with every need including international travel to exotic fly fishing destinations. In business for over 30 years, they carry Sage, Simms, and many other top of the line brands; plus, a complete selection of fly tying materials. Try their introductory fly tying clinics when offered.
Alpharetta Outfitters Web Site
The just “North of Atlanta” fly shop that caters specifically to fly anglers. If you live anywhere near downtown Alpharetta, give them a try. They carry many brands including Orvis, TFO, Patagonia, Korkers, Ross, Redington, and Rio; and more. If you are a fly tyer, they have a large selection of materials in stock. Jeff Wright is the shop owner. His staff is more than willing to help out with your fly fishing equipment needs. See Jeff's "Picking out your first fly rod" video (below).