When it comes to your favorite fly fishing brands-- rods, reels, lines, flies, and so forth-- are you in the majority, or do you buck the trend?
According to results of the Southwick Associates "Anglers Survey" released yesterday, here's how the major fly brands stacked up:
Top fly rod brand... Sage, with 16.7% of all purchases.
Top fly reel brand... Orvis, at 11.1% of purchases
Top fly "combo"... St. Croix at 18%
Top fly line... Scientific Anglers at 28.8%
Top fly brand (meaning the bugs themselves)... Orvis and Cabela's tied at 11% each
Top fly leader brand... Rio at 28.4%
Top fly tying material brand... White River at 60.5% (and that's crushing it...)
Does that all make sense to you? And, what categories are missing?