If you're big on handmade, quality products, you'll dig the wares offered by Finn Utility. The brainchild of Ryan MacDonald, all of the company's bags, leader wallets, and reel cases are hand-stitched in Vermont and constructed of tough-as-nails materials, such as waxed twill, brass, waxed canvas, and English bridle leather. MacDonald's Side Bag holds just what you need and nothing you don't, combining the stripped down functionality of a simple chest pack, but held comfortably at your side (minus the cumbersome waist belt and over-packing tendency of many hip packs). I've already started beating one up on trout streams in conditions ranging from downpour to freezing, and I have feeling it's a bag that will take all I can dish for years to come. If you're looking to spend a bit less, MacDonald's Four Reel Case stows…well…four reels in a bed of genuine sheep shearling. It's a classy accessory for any serious flycaster. —J.C.