For the Field
Whether you’re hunting quail in Texas or chasing pheasant in the Dakotas, this new boot, a collaboration between Danner and Orvis, provides comfortable, waterproof support and grip for a full day in the field ($398; orvis.com).
The curly maple of this handmade pocket folder by Tony Miller Knives in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is a little like your grandfather’s folding knife, but gently updated with a heat-treated stainless-steel blade and a handle that fits comfortably in hand ($260; ggfieldshop.com).
The Sportfisher Black timepiece by Hook & Gaff is designed in the South for fishermen by fishermen. The dark dial is antireflective, scratch resistant, and water resistant to 660 feet, while the sleek black rubber strap is virtually indestructible ($775; hookandgaff.com).
The artisans at Dark’s Designs in Leather in Tennessee dreamed up a shell bag detailed in beautiful bridle leather
that eliminates the need for a separate shooting belt, stays open to reload, and dumps hulls easily, thanks to the zipper
at the base ($150; darksleather.com).
There are no superfluous pockets, loops, or Velcro appendages to be found on Poncho shirts, a new line of technical apparel developed by former professional fly-fishing guide Clay Spencer, who grew up in Texas. Available in a variety of fits (including slim), the button-downs feature chest pockets with saltproof magnet closures for easy access ($70; ponchooutdoors.com).