Cutthroat release sequence [photo gallery]

Sometimes the release is the best part. Watching this cutthroat swim back to go do fishy things was a highlight of the day. Flip through the images for the release sequence.


Happy Earth Day 🌲

Year round we plant one tree along salmon bearing streams in the Pacific Northwest with every wader purchased through our website, but in celebration of Earth Day we’re doubling that to two trees planted through the end of April.

Please join us in planting trees as well by following the link below to our partner, One Tree Planted, where you can make a difference today by planting a tree.

Earth Day 2022 - One Tree Planted and DRYFT

Five star products that plant trees for Earth Day

Extended Play – The Ethan Parsons story

Ethan lost the use of his lower body as a teenager due to a rare medical condition. Facing the very real prospect of not surviving a series of surgeries that could help alleviate his paralysis Ethan has decided to learn to live with the cards life dealt.

Fly fishing has become a saving grace for Ethan as he returns to the water and the sport he loves in this triumphant story.

Please enjoy this short film while considering the strength of the human spirit and the power of positivity that Ethan displays.

Extended Play Trailer

The story of Ethan Parsons is a tale of the human spirit and the power of positivity. Stay tuned for the full film releasing Friday, April 1st.

Ethan lost the use of his lower body as a teenager due to a rare medical condition. Facing the very real prospect of not surviving a series of surgeries that could help alleviate his paralysis Ethan has decided to learn to live with the cards life dealt.

Fly fishing has become a saving grace for Ethan as he returns to the water and the sport he loves in this triumphant story.

This is his story.


Want more steelhead fishing in your life? Check out 10,000th Cast from Waist Deep Media.

New BKCNTRY waterproof hip packs are available now

Introducing the new BKCNTRY Waterproof Hip Pack.

The BKCNTRY fishing hip pack is a pint sized bomber of a waterproof pack designed for comfort and utility. The 5 liter main compartment rolls down to be watertight, and allows easy access with clips on each side. Inside the main compartment are inner mesh pockets to help compartmentalize your small items. Continue reading…

BKCNTRY Waterproof Hip Pack from DRYFT

Unleash the Kraken

Unleash the Kraken with the new 2022 DRYFT™ Primo Zip GD Waders. For when nature calls.


unleash the kraken

America’s Salmon Forest

The Tongass is the Nation’s largest national forest and supplies habitat for the fisheries and ample
recreation opportunities in the Southeast Alaska region. When you imagine yourself on a remote
fishing or hunting trip, a wild landscape where large trout, wild salmon and steelhead and big game
are plentiful, or breathtaking scenery where you can get away from it all, the odds are good you’re
thinking of a roadless area in the Tongass National Forest.

From the Situk River in the north to Prince of Wales Island in the south, the Tongass provides
hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationists some of the best and most diverse outdoor
opportunities available in North America.

Taking care of the land that takes care of Southeast Alaska businesses is just common sense.
Today, along with more than 60 outfitters and guides, tour operators, gear manufacturers and
retailers, sportsmen organizations, and conservation groups, we spoke up with this message.

We are very appreciative to join the following letter calling on the U.S. Forest Service to maintain
the protections for the Tongass National Forest by reinstating the national Roadless Rule on
America’s largest national forest, the Tongass.

Fisheries, recreation and tourism support 26% of jobs in Southeast Alaska. These business
supporters want to continue to grow this number and recognize that healthy fisheries and intact
habitat are needed to do so.

“The Tongass is world-renowned for its abundant salmon and steelhead, plentiful wildlife, and
outstanding scenic beauty. It is among the world’s richest wild salmon-producing regions,
contributing approximately 50 million fish annually to Alaska’s multi-billion-dollar commercial
salmon industry,” said more than 60 businesses who signed onto the letter.

We are happy to speak up for the Tongass and encourage everyone to follow their lead and
submit a comment supporting continued protections on wildlife and recreation habitat in
Southeast Alaska. To learn more, visit AmericanSalmonForest.org

Carplandia [video]

Carplandia is a short story about carp and smallmouth bass fly fishing on the dry side of Washington state. Stalking the flats and fishing from sunken roads cutting through the middle of bays is a unique experience. Check out Carplandia from Waist Deep Media.


Photos from the trip


Gear used in this video

Stock update

Wednesday August 4th, 2021

We’re stocked up! Any item that is available to add to cart and purchase is in stock and will ship within 1-3 business days.

We can’t thank you enough for your patience and support.

-Nick & Sam (co-owners)

One in the net!

International Women’s Day

For us here at DRYFT this day is all about acceptance and inclusivity on the river and within the fishing activity and industry. We’re happy to now be offering women’s specific wading products, waders and jackets currently, with more products in the works for release soon. #choosetochallenge #IWD2021

We’re offering 10% off women’s waders, jackets and bundles through the end of the month with the code IWD2021. Simply enter that code at checkout.