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Support Your Feet, Support Our Rivers

Mar 25th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Support Your Feet, Support Our Rivers

They’re back—and even better than before. This spring, Fishpond and Chaco are releasing two exclusive river sandals that will keep you slip-free and comfortable whenever you’re out on the river. The best part is, $2.50 to $5 of every purchase will go to WRC to help us keep our rivers healthy and open to all.

Fishpond, the maker of top-notch, great-looking river and fly fishing products, is an industry leader when it comes to conservation. The company has long been committed to keeping our rivers clean and accessible and has been a friend and supporter of Western Rivers Conservancy for years. The company has teamed up with Chaco footwear, creator of just about everyone’s go-to river sandal, to raise money and awareness for WRC. We couldn’t be happier with the results.

The Flip and the Z2 sandals both have a unique, extra-sticky Mega Grip sole that cannot be found on any current Chaco sandal. These non-marking treads are far grippier than any other Chaco sandal and, since they’re as tough as all Chaco sandals, will keep you stuck to the rocks of your favorite rivers for years to come.

Beginning April 1, the Flip and Z2 sandals will be available online and in more than 70 shops nationwide. Fishpond and Chaco will donate $2.50 for every pair of Flip sandals sold and $5 for every pair of Z2’s.

Purchase Online


Or buy them from your favorite retailer in the following states:


Deep South Outfitters - Birmingham


Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher - Cotter


Lost Coast Outfitters LLC - San Francisco


Fish Tales Fly Shop Ltd. - Calgary
Highland Outfitters - Saskatchewan


8200 Mountain Sports - South Fork
Colorado Angler - Silverthorne
Crystal Fly Shop - Carbondale
Cutthroat Anglers - Silverthorne
Duranglers - Durango
Estes Park Mountain Shop- Estes Park
Flies & Lies - Deckers
Fly Fishing Outfitters - Avon
Golden River Sports - Golden
Kirk's Mountain Adventure - Estes Park
Mountain Angler - Breckenridge
St. Peter's Fly Shop - Remington St. - Fort Collins
Steamboat Flyfisher - Steamboat Springs
Tarryall Outfitters - Fairplay
The Blue Quill Angler - Evergreen
The Sportsman - Lake City
Trout's Flyfishing - Denver
Vail Valley Anglers - Edwards


Alpharetta Outfitters - Alpharetta
Cohutta Fishing Company - Cartersville


The Idaho Angler - Boise


Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters - Chicago


Quest Outdoors - Louisville


Gates Au Sable Lodge - Grayling
Nomad Anglers - Grand Rapids
The Northern Angler - Traverse City


Mend Provisions - Minneapolis


Big Horn Trout Shop - Fort Smith
Blackfoot River Outfitters - Missoula
Cross Currents - Helena
East Rosebud Fly & Tackle - Billings
Flint Creek Outdoors - Philipsburg
Grizzly Hackle - Missoula
Grizzly Outfitters - Big Sky
Montana Troutfitters - Bozeman
The River's Edge - Bozeman
The Tackle Shop - Ennis
The Toggery Montana - Whitefish and Kalispell
Yellowstone Angler - Livingston

North Carolina

Brookings CVO LLC - Brookings
Hunter Banks Co. - Asheville
Tuckaskeegee Fly Shop - Bryson City

New Hampshire

North Country Angler - Conway

New Jersey

Tightlines Fly Fishing Company - Parsippany

New Mexico

High Desert Angler - Santa Fe

New York

West Branch Angler - Hancock
Whitetail Country Sports World - Olean


Mad River Outfitters - Columbus


Stillwater Fly Shop - Bend

South Carolina

Elkmont Trading Co - Clemson
Lowcountry Fly Shop - Mt. Pleasant

South Dakota

Dakota Angler & Outfitter - Rapid City


Elk Springs Resort - Gatlinburg
Fly South - Nashville
Little River Outfitters - Townsend
Mahoney's - Johnson City
Smoky Mountain Angler - Gatlinburg


Bayou City Angler - Houston
Gruene Outfitters - New Braunfels
Riverfields - Amarillo
Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company - Dallas


Trout Creek Fly Fisher - Dutch John


Angler's Lane - Forest
Mountain Sports Ltd - Bristol
Virginia Creeper - Abingdon


The Avid Angler - Seattle

West Virginia

McFly Outdoors - Horner


Four Season's Anglers - Laramie
Great Outdoor Shop - Pinedale
Jack Dennis Sports - Jackson Hole
Lander Fly Shop - Lander
Pioneer Anglers LL- Alpine
Westbank Anglers, Inc. - Wilson
WorldCast Anglers - Jackson Hole