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Fishpond launched an impressive line of lightweight, durable and reasonably priced fly-fishing and travel gear bags at the Summer Market Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. The 11-product Westwater line has welded construction for durability and water resistant zippers. With the pricey cost of overweight luggage on airlines and the weight of fishing gear, anglers will appreciate the light travel bags.
Lightweight is also a bonus when carry fishing bags all day. The line ranges from a 1,400 cubic inch boat bag ($219.95) to a sling ($149.95) to a large rolling duffel bag ($389.95) and a pouch for cameras, wallets or mobile phones ($29.95). The Westwater line includes the signature color swaths and style of all Fishpond products. The line will be available in October.