Fly Fishing Gear from Water Strider Great fly fishing
equipment for float fishing your favorite
river or lake. See our raft rod holders and
raft rods cases.
PowerFull Premium Tippet Material
tippet material is a fantastic value. I
have used them all, frog hair, seaguar
and a host of others. I can honestly say
that PowerFull is as good or better than
any of those $15.00 a spool products. I
appreciate the savings." Dennis Goodlin
Enrico Puglisi's PowerFull Premium Tippet Material is the best leader tippet material I have ever used.
A friend, Ed Schroeder, in Fresno, California told me about it and gave me Enrico Puglisi's phone number. I called
him immediately and had him send me
some. He express mailed me some and I
tried it. "Wow" is what I
When you fish sharp hooks are a must but if your tippet material is weak you will break off easily. This is fly fishing talk, so bear with me for a moment... I fish a lot with very small dry flies and the hook will pull out or bend on a large wild trout most of the time or the tippet material will break and of course you loose your fish. PowerFull is the strongest tippet material on the market.
Look at this: The first six fish I cast to with this tippet material I hooked and landed. I set the hook and hauled them with no break-offs. I'm not kidding. Get some of this material before you fish again and you will see how this amazing tippet material works for yourself. It comes in 25 meter spools from size 2X down to 9X (1.3 lb. test)
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Item Name: Tippet Material Shipping weight: 1 oz. Price: $4.00
POWER FULL TIPPET MATERIAL
FISH SEE DIAMETER AND POUND TEST
POWER FULL TIPPET MATERIAL IS THE
BEST BY TEST
Brand by pound test.
Orvis Super Strong
Compare the material you are now
using and see why you will land
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5X, and 9X is really
where the extra strength makes
Finally a small perfect fly case that fits
the Water Strider. Quickly snaps to the
d-rings on the handle assembly for safety,
easy use and quick access, also can be hung
around the neck or attached around the waist
for added convince. It is 7”x5 ½”x4” It has
dual flotation holders, two coil retractors,
a zippered back mesh license pocket,
alligator clip and a removable waist belt.
This Wind River case is the best case for
the Water Strider we have used. There is
lots of room inside for extra items. I carry
extra fly boxes,
Bars for snacks and lots of leaders,
PowerFull Tippet Material and clippers
and snips and other handy items like a
stomach pump, bug mitt and forceps.
Item Name: Engraved Mountain
Picture Fly Box with 1 doz. custom tied
professional selection of flies, 4
dries, 4 emergers, and 4 nymphs
Shipping weight: 1 lb. Price:
Item Name: Engraved MONTANA The Last Best Place Fly Box
Shipping weight: 1 lb. Price: $14.95
Item Name: Engraved MONTANA The Last Best Place Fly Box with 1 doz.
custom tied professional selection of flies, 4 dries, 4 emergers, and 4
nymphs Shipping weight: 1 lb. Price: $26.95
The new FLYHEAD Pad lets the Angler put a foam pad on his favorite hat in
seconds. Just peel off the paper to reveal the sticky back and place
the pad on the hat. It's the perfect place for your favorite flies.
Flyhead comes in White, Black and Green.
The Guide Junior is perfect for the Guide and Outfitter. Long
reach and break down handle makes it so
very convenient to use or travel with.
This Measure Net is a must for larger
fish like Trout, Steelhead, Silvers,
Strippers and all other large fish up to
about 4 feet long.
It is designed to fit in the Water
Strider bag with the boat and travel to
Alaska, New Zealand and Chile or other
Full length: 56”
Collapsed length: 45”
2 piece sections: 24” each
Net size: 12”X20”
Net fish measurement: 36”
The all new Measure Net is a perfect
addition the Water Strider. The
telescoping handle allows you to reach
out that extra distance to slip a big
fish into the net. The rubber net it
wonderful. Now your fly won't get hooked
in the net bag and the fish don't flop
around in the net. It has a great rubber
handle that floats and it also has a
loop on the end of the handle to attach
it to the Water Strider. Each
Large net comes with 2
Net Bags. One is the nylon mesh
bag, very fish
friendly, and the other is the
rubber coated net
bag. Each net bag zips on and is very
easy to remove and change. All you have
to do to measure your catch is look into
the bag and just add the number at the
head and the tail together and you have
the exact length. Example, 10 at the
head and 8 at the tail and you have an
18" fish. If you use barbless hooks you
won't have to even
touch the fish.
Full Length: 42"
Collapsed Length: 33.5"
Net Length: 18"
Net Width: 10.5" at top
Fish Length: 32"
Item Name: The Measure Net
Large Telescoping Handle
Shipping Weight: 2.5
lbs. Price: $44.00 (with 2
Large Measure Net with Telescoping Handle
The Measure Net helps to
quickly scoop, measure, photograph and then
release beauties like this one Bill Stutz
caught on the Clark Fork River in Montana.
Small Measure Net
Measure Net comes
net bag. All
are removable and
easily replaced with
Full Length: 19.5"
Net Length: 12.5"
Net Width: 8.5" at top
Fish Length: 20"
Item Name: The Measure Net
- Small Shipping Weight:
2 lbs. Price:
Dinks tips: I
take the strap off of my Water Strider
to unroll it and always attach it to the
handle. Now you can slip the loop on the
Measure Net through the strap and you
will have it attached and not loose it
while floating and always have lots of
length to reach out and net the fish.
Make the most of your next kickboat raft
expedition with these
wading clothes, shoes other
A 9', 4 piece 6 weight fly rod is an
ideal rod to use with a Water
Strider raft. You can
string the rod up, tie on a fly and
then disjoint the rod, folding it in
half and inserting it into the Soft
Rod Case. Then you can attach the
rod case on the side of the tube
with the equipment strap and it's
all ready to go when you are.
Floating and fishing is quite
different and if you are not ready
to cast quickly you can wave good by
to that big fish you saw roll on top
because you will already be down
river. Make sure you wax your
ferrules with paraffin wax before
you fish. This will help seat the
ferrules and the ferrule will stay
tight and be easy to take apart when
you pack up to leave.
Water Strider Soft Rod Case
My Soft Rod Case is the best way to
store your fly rod on your Water Strider
When I float in my Water Strider raft I
usually have two rods along, both strung
up with a fly tied on, ready to fish. I
place one rod in my soft rod case and
use the equipment strap on either side
of my Water Strider raft to attach it
when not in use.
When the case is not in use I roll up or
fold the Soft Rod Case into sections and
put it in the back of my fishing vest or
in the water proof carrying bag for
The Soft Rod Case is made
from 1000 denier Cordura nylon with a
padded area around the reel. It is
a great investment in protecting your
nice rod and reel combinations and at
only $29.95 each you should consider
owning at least two.
Item Name: Water Strider Soft Rod Case Shipping
weight: 1 lb. Price: $29.95
Soft Rod Case Stowed on the Water Strider
I recommend you use the Water
Strider Soft Rod Case to string your
rod up and tie the fly on and then
wind the fly into the tip top until
the bend of the hook catches on the
tip top. Then pull the rod's ferrule
apart and fold the rod in half with
the fly and tip pointed towards the
top of the case next to the reel.
This will prevent the fly from
catching someplace inside the SRC
where it would be hard to get out.
(I use barb less flies anyway so
that isn't much of a problem for me
Before you put your rod back
into the SRC repair your leader
and tippet and tie on a fresh
fly, then put the rod in the
case. This way the rod is ready
to use the next time you go
fishing. You may be walking
along a brushy trail or going
out to fish before daylight so
having your rod strung up and
ready to fish is great and you
won't break your rod by carrying
it strung up and unprotected.
The Water Strider Raft Stripping Apron
included with every new boat. You should
use it all the time when floating. I
leave my apron attached to my kickboat
all the time. The apron has a loop on
the left side. Put this loop over the
left oar lock before you install the
oar. I tie an overhand knot around the
handle with the string on the oar nut
keeping the knot as close to the oar
lock possible. This prevents the
apron from coming off even if the oar is
not in place.
On the left edge of the stripping apron are two tie cords. Use these when you roll the apron up out of the way when not in use or when you roll your Water Strider raft up for packing. When you are ready to use the apron, unroll it across your lap. You will see four black 2 inch wide pieces of Velcro. There are two on each side of the air tubes so you can quickly stretch the apron Velcro it in place.
The front and rear edges of the apron
have a two inch lip sewn in so the edge
stands up vertically to prevent fly line
from slipping off the apron, working
like a stripping basket for your fly
line. The apron is also a great place to
work on your gear or lay out your lunch.
If you need to stand up quickly or get
out of the raft the stripping apron will
pull away from the Velcro tabs. The loop
over the oar and the string ties will
prevent you from loosing the apron until
you are back in the seat. If you decide
to wade fish a shallow run you simply
stand up and face the rear of the raft,
put the stripping apron back across the
raft in its proper place and you can
strip line onto the apron. You can make
much longer casts by having the line on
the apron instead of floating in the
stream current. A stripping apron
is included with every Water Strider
Tear-Aid repair patches contain
a high performance adhesive
pre-applied to a rugged polyurethane
backing that allows a tear to
recover under pressure. These
revolutionary new patches have some
of the most advanced adhesives
produced. TEAR-AID® repair
patches have excellent durability
against puncture, moisture,
saltwater, sunlight and temperature.
Holds air under pressure even when
See-thru patch works with all colors
Conforms to irregular surfaces
Won't turn gummy in high heat
UV resistance inhibits discoloring
Cuts easily to any size with
Won't pull off when stretched
Great for raft repair, waders, tents,
air mattresses, tarps, you name it!
Dave says" This is the best all around
patch kit I have ever used."
Each TEAR-AID® Repair Patch Kit contains one 3 inch x
12 inch patch (cuts with scissors to any
size), one 7/8 inch x 7/8 inch patch,
one 1 3/8 inch x 1 3/8 inch patch, 36
inches reinforcement filament and two
alcohol prep pads.
Type A is for repairs on most
fabrics: Canvas, Rubber &
Neoprene, Most Plastics, Nylon,
Fiberglass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum,
Polyurethane, Non-Oiled Leather,
Sunbrella®. Use Type A for raft
Item Name: Tear-Air Type A Repair Kit
Shipping Weight 1 pound Price: $8.95
Type B is for repairs on Vinyl
and Vinyl-Coated Materials only.
Item Name: Tear-Aid Type B Repair Kit
Shipping Weight 1 pound Price: $8.95
BOLT ACTION Raft Rod Holder
New Model! Works either left or
Dave's Bolt Action Raft Rod Holder is
designed for to work for you in several
ways and still be compact.
The Bolt Action Rod Holder mounts on the
inside or the outside of the Water
Strider raft just in front of the handle
of the oar when the oar is laying flat
to the side of the air tube. This keeps
the rod out of the way when you want to
The Bolt Action Rod Holder has two
straps that hold it at a 45 degree angle
pointing forward out over the bow of the
Water Strider raft. This allows you to
place the rod in the holder and row
backwards at an angle towards shore or
to shallower water - even with a fish
The reel handle is in easy reach to wind
in line or adjust your drag setting
while rowing. This helps when you have a
big fish on and want to stand up to
fight and land the fish. If you're
rowing across a lake you can also troll
while rowing. The Water Strider Bolt
Action Rod Holder is small, light,
secure and very effective. It fits into
the raft pack bag without taking up any
hardly any space.
12" long x
NOTE: If you need two rod holders click
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I recommend a 9 foot rod rigged with
a matching number 6 weight line when
you are floating out of a Water
Strider raft. Drift fishing is
different, you need to be able to
pick up a long line and with one
stroke lay it down right in front of
a rising fish accurately and
delicately. Lighter rods will cause
you to have to make several casting
strokes to get the fly in position.
By then it's usually too late
because you've already floated by. -
are a great help when floating.
Just clip one on each D-Ring and it make
it so quick and easy to attach items and
detach items. Also great to attach your
car keys to and clip to the boat handle
d-ring so you won't loose them.
When floating and camping it make your
front gear bag a simple quick tie down
by clicking the tie down rope in or out
of the Carabineer.
Dinks Tips: Anytime you
stop on the river bank and get out
of your boat you should definitely
tie your boat up securely above
water level. I have a Carabineer
on the rear D-Ring and clip a short
tie rope or just a nylon Dog leash
to it and tie it to a tree. A
gust of wind could easily set your
boat a drift and it could be a long
walk home. You can also attach your
backrest strap to one on each side
and then if you want to lay down it
is easy to unhook your backrest
strap and lay back and enjoy the