For those with fish on the brain, Buff, Inc. proudly unveils the Bug Slinger collection for spring 2012.

Winner of “Best Apparel” at the 2011 International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show, Bug Slinger blends proven Buff performance with bold and brash fly-inspired designs from the mind of creator Rob McAbee.

“The Bug Slinger Buff is an indispensible piece of gear, something that’s prized as much for its technical prowess as for its appearance,” said Shirley Choi Brunetti, Vice President & General Manager, Buff, Inc.   “Anglers have been coming to us for weather and sun protection for years. With the new Bug Slinger collection, we’re coming to them.”

McAbee’s Bug Slinger designs are truly museum-worthy, capturing both the energy and soul of modern fly fishing.   His growing body of work has been honed on numerous projects in the angling world, including the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Fly Nation TV, ToshBrown.com, Howler Bros., Fly Fusion magazine, Royal Wolf Lodge and Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters, among others.

Equally at home stalking bonefish on the flats or chasing steelhead in January, the Bug Slinger Buff collection features an array of sea- and stream-influenced patterns, with intricate patterning fueled by stoneflies, green drakes, tarpon, trout and other striking elements.

The Bug Slinger UV Buff is made with moisture-wicking CoolMax, and provides 95% UV Protection* as well as all-day comfort.  Available styles include Naturals, Propaganda, Maori Hook, Glider, Sea King, Stonefly Max, Undercut, Kanji Trout, Colorblock Tarpon, and Meateater (MSRP $23).

When temperatures head south, however, the Reversible Polar Bug Slinger Buff comes to the rescue with a Polartec fleece lining for wind and weather protection.  Available styles include Glider, Stonefly Max and Maori Hook (MSRP $33).

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