Having proper gear for every situation can mean the difference between an unforgettable day of fishing or just a day on the water. Being a professional guide often includes pointing people towards the most trusted brands in the industry. These are brands that I have come to put my name behind after 25+ years of fly fishing. I enjoy sharing product preferences with friends and clients and would do the same for you. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have.

PATRICK F. DUKE
HOWLER BROTHERS

Finally, a fly-fishing apparel company has committed to bringing modern-day style into the daily attire of the angling world.  Looking for a new fishing shirt, some board shorts or maybe a durable flannel for the winter, check out HowlerBros.com.  The best part is, these guys are built from the ground up and founded by some of the coolest “bros” in the industry.  A genuine brand that everyone should get behind.

TAILWATER FLY FISHING

I am proud to partner with Tailwaters Fly Fishing, based in Dallas, TX, as a travel ambassador. With almost fifteen years in the fly fishing travel world, trusting the knowledge and experience of the TW team for my hosted and personal travel needs gives me 100% confidence in selecting my next fly fishing venture. Head to TAILWATERSFLYFISHING.COM to see what’s next in the hosted travel lineup.

SMITH OPTICS

I always tell people that the most important thing for fishing besides your fly rod is a good pair of polarized sunglasses.  SMITH OPTICS has been making incredible sunglasses for the last 50 years and with their new ChromaPop lens released in 2015, SMITH is now my go-to glass.  From the flats of Cuba to the freestone rivers of the Rocky Mountains, this lens has performed better than anything I’ve ever worn before.  See for yourself at SMITHOPTICS.com

CORTLAND LINE CO.

Whether I’m fishing fresh or saltwater, there is no better fly line on the market. For over 100 years Cortland Line has been designing and manufacturing the world’s most innovative fly line and braided fishing line.

“With passion and experience, we remain focused on one thing: fishing. Fishing has been and always will be what drives us to develop the most advanced lines offered today. Located in Cortland, NY – all of our lines are made in the USA. All of our lines share the latest in line technology – many technologies that Cortland itself pioneered for the industry. We hope to see you on the water. Or, better yet, stop by and see us – we’d love to talk fishing.”