What People Are Saying

Rock Treads was invited to the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships in Tasmania, Australia as the “Official Traction” of the event. This was not a paid sponsorship, but an invitation due to the effectiveness of Rock Treads. 

By the end of the event Rock Treads were on 70% of the competitors boots representing 18 different countries around the world.  Team USA, Team Canada, Team Scotland, Team Ireland, Team Wales, Team Australia, Team Malta, Team Mongolia, Team Spain, Team France (World Champs 2019), Team Finland, Team Japan, Team South Africa, Team Sweden just to name a few….

You may not know about competitive fly fishing, but its real, and these guys wade like water buffalo and they trust Rock Treads, you can too.

Jason Mahoney

Ambassador, National Champion – Australia

As soon as I was selected in the Australian team for the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships I set about finding the best option for my wading boots. In Australia I use a combination of boot soles depending on the rivers I fish, including felt and studded felt. However, with the championships being held in New Zealand the felt soles were not an option. I needed something with great grip and preferably not too noisy as I hate spooking fish. After a bit of research I started looking more closely at aluminium cleats and then found Rock Treads. I quickly realized they could be a total game changer and as soon as I saw they were compatible with my Hodgman boots I knew they were what I needed. The installation was relatively quick and easy. They supply everything you need (except the drill) and all you do is follow the step by step instructions.

Brett Bishop

Team USA Captain, Brand Ambassador

I have been fly fishing for over 40 years, guiding for 30. I have been involved with Fly Fishing Team USA for 14 years, Captain for 4. I have had a lot of time on the water to refine the gear I carry and the equipment I trust. There are certain tools that come along that, once I use them, I know I don’t want to spend another day on the water without them. Rock Treads fall in this category.  To learn more about Team USA Fly Fishing click here

Peter Lewis

Team Wales Manager, Brand Ambassador

Just wanted to let you know that Rock Treads were an absolute God-send in Tasmania for the 2019 World Championships. In our practice week I lost my footing more times than I can remember but after you kindly fitted my boots with Rock Treads I didn’t happen once during the WFFC competition. They’re a really great product and congratulations on producing something that does exactly what they claim to do!

Nick Bell

Team USA Fly Fishing, Brand Ambassador

Nick has been pushing Rock Treads to the limit for over 2 years now on the same set.  he has worn a few down, but not gone!  More about Nick:  I’m from a small town in western Pennsylvania called Franklin. I’ve been fly fishing for 25 years, starting out at the age of 8. I only got into competitive Fly Fishing 5 years ago, in 2014 when I joined a regional team, “Team Headwaters”. The following year, I came out on top as the first place Individual angler for the Trout Legend Cup Race Series. 2015 was also the year I linked up the competitive fly fishing world with our local Rotary Club. Each year we hold a competition to raise money for the local kids and promote water conservation in our area. From 2014 until now I have medaled in over 30 competitions all over the US. I have fished some amazing places, from Bend, Oregon to Syracuse, New York. Currently I am working on making the USA Worlds team, as well as traveling the country to fish in new places.

Kevin Griffin

Ambassador

Kevin was born and raised in Georgia and started fishing over 44 years ago. He is a competitive angler representing Team Dead Drift (Georgia’s first fly fishing team). He is also a pro fishing guide on the Toccoa River and Noontootla Creek Farms through http://www.bigtflyfishing.com Kevin is as passionate about fly tying as he is fishing and is a contracted fly designer for Orvis and currently has two patterns (Griffin’s stimicator and Griffin’s Candy Caddis) sold through Orvis stores across the nation. Kevin can be found at numerous fly fishing events throughout the year such as The Atlanta Fly Fishing Show as a guest tyer sharing his craft. Kevin spends many days on the river each year and describes the river as his personal sanctuary where all of life’s stress and problems seem to melt away.

Matt Reilly

Brand Ambassador, Guide

Matt is one of the fishiest young dudes in the business, we are glad to call him a friend. An early tester of Rock Treads, Matt has stuck with us and is happy to join our team of Ambassadors helping spread the good word about Rock Treads. Read a little more about Matt below:


A passionate outdoorsman since birth, Matt Reilly grew up fishing and hunting the Blue Ridge Mountains and rolling Piedmont of his native central Virginia. The owner and head guide for Matt Reilly Fly Fishing, Matt is now a full-time fishing guide and author based on the world-class waters of southwest Virginia, where he specializes in float trips for smallmouth bass and musky, and wade trips for wild trout in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, where wild brown and rainbow trout are the rule rather than the exception. Matt speaks regularly at a variety of venues on a range of topics relative to his fishing and guiding targets. His writing has appeared in several national and regional publications like Eastern Fly Fishing, American Angler, Fly Tyer, Southern Trout, Hatch Magazine, and Virginia Wildlife, and in The Daily Progress in the form of his weekly outdoor column, Adventures Afield, which has seen more than 350 editions. He is also an ambassador, adviser, and team member for Reilly Rod Crafters  , a family-owned rod company building premium, American-made fly rods.

Find Matt on the web here.