Angling International - Fly Fishing Alternatives

February 18, 2014
Amid all the hype surrounding the roles of new technology and materials in product development and manufacture, new company Finn Utility offers a refreshing alternative. This small design studio on the banks of the Winooski River in Vermont brings together natural materials and traditional sewing techniques in classically crafted fly-fishing accessories designed to last a lifetime. Waxed canvas, leather, cotton, brass and shearling are hand-made into functional and durable products like fly wallets, duffles, sidebags and reel cases, the attraction of which lies in their handsome simplicity. Products in demand by customers include the Essex Side Bag, the Streamer Wallet and the Huntington Duffle. The Essex Side Bag is an all-purpose tackle carrier fashioned from waxed twill and canvas, with bridle leather and brass fittings. Its functional elements include a rod holder loop, leather strap and internal and external pockets.



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