High fashion has once again turned its eyes to fly fishing for inspiration. This time it comes from the US side of the pond from a Queens, NY-based designer and a brand many of you know, Woolrich. The collection is entirely fly fishing focused, in fact, the collection launch video (below) even features the subject whipping up what looks like a presentable elk hair caddis variant.

Aimé Leon Dore / Woolrich Spring Summer 2022

Both designers describe the collection as, “Drawing inspiration from the heritage and the fishing lifestyle, the collection features a fresh take on classic essentials.” This becomes abundantly apparent as you scroll through the collection. And just like most fly fishing products, most of the collection comes with quite a bit of sticker shock, with the most affordable pieces being two hats.

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This collaboration could be regarded as relatively functional if you don’t mind occasionally ruining a pair of $350 zip-off pants when you slip on a muddy bank. Woolrich and ALD even threw a $425 fishing vest into the mix for the purist eager to impress in the fishing access parking lot.

A Few Highlights from the Collection

The “Technical Apparel”

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We will admit the collection’s fleece and outerwear do leave us with a little bit of pattern envy…

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If you’ve got extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, you can check out the full collection, here

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