Echo Canyon Lanyards – Handmade Fly Fishing Lanyards by Collette – $24 – $30.
We live in a world that is quickly moving towards mass produced goods, and when I say mass produced I actually mean poor quality/overpriced junk. If you love low quality, plastic fly fishing gear please stop reading RIGHT NOW because you will have no interest in what Collette is producing.
As most of you know I tend to go out of my way to track down handmade gear when available because it usually lasts longer and the most important thing, it was built by someone that probably cares about what they are doing and wants to put out good quality products. In my 20 years of fly fishing I have used just about everything made to carry gear around with me while I’m on the water and recently I have come to the conclusion that it isn’t as difficult as I am making it. Simply put, I carry far more gear in my vest or hip pack than I would need if I were fishing for 9 days straight. Hence the reason I’m starting to use a lanyard by Collette at Echo Canyon Lanyards and a small shoulder bag (previously reviewed) by Chris Lantzy with Custom Fly Rods. This set up is light and simple the way fly fishing should be in my opinion.
Now on to Collette‘s lanyards. As you can tell by the photos she puts out some really cool and unique lanyards with awesome components comprised of Bone, Horn, Seed, Natural Cork, Leather, Stone and other natural elements. What you won’t see used in her lanyards is plastic or glass.
The majority of her lanyards are sold through Etsy and EBay – links below. As she describes her products “The snaps and key rings make it easy to attach a zinger, scissors, nippers and tools of importance, Uniquely Different From The Rest. The neck back is hand sewn neoprene not foam pads. Unlike foam, neoprene is durable and resistant to oil, heat and weathering. These lanyards come with more interchangeable accessory connectors than most other lanyards (six not four).”
So if you are looking for a lanyard at an incredible price and made with high quality components look no further. Pick one up from Collette and you won’t be disappointed. (Mine is the Grateful Dead lanyard in the first photo). Check out her two stores on EBay and Etsy.
EBay – echocanyon123 or search for USA Handcrafted Fly Fishing Lanyards
Etsy – EchoCanyonLanyards
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org