Some great country drives in the new Land Rover LR4 inspired our newest style feature, starring essential spring sporting accessories to take along on your journey.

We went with a fishing theme but even if your only encounter with a trout happens at a corner table you can still look the part in stuff good enough to hold its own.

Some great country drives in the new Land Rover LR4 inspired our newest style feature, starring essential spring sporting accessories

Things are warming up but we’re still well shy of Memorial Day; the colors here remain stylishly muted while fabrics and such take on a decidedly lighter cast in a nod to the rising mercury.

The scarf, still necessary when the wind kicks up, is cotton madras instead of cashmere while the classic Barbour jacket is finished in a “flyweight” waxed cotton. Read on for the full report (and click to enlarge images)….

Land Rover LR4

As you can see, there aren’t many places the Land Rover can’t go. New features on the 2011 model for mastering the landscape include Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. This kind of thing may scare off the fish but it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Other improvements include Bluetooth Connectivity, a luxurious new leather interior; 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels with a 7-spoke design, and last but not least a 375 hp 5.0-liter LR-V8 engine.

Barbour Cavendish jacket

Iconic waxed cotton outerwear from classic British brand Barbour is now a year-round staple thanks to innovative fabrics like the firm’s flyweight Sylkoil waxed cotton.

The new slim fit Cavendish jacket updates a traditional angler’s style. Key features include an orange hood lining, leather details and a special iPod pocket.

Red Wing Wabasha Boots

The Wabasha, from Red Wing’s Heritage collection, is named for a town in Minnesota but handmade in Maine. Sewn by skilled shoemakers, they feature a rugged sole, waxed canvas panels and premium leather that softens and improves with age.

Filson Zippered Tote

Still on the waxed canvas kick, an indispensable zippered tote bag from classic American brand Filson. Stylish, tough as nails and made in the U.S.A., of course.

The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing

Orvis’ latest “delves into the joys and challenges of fly fishing in smaller waters and discovering hidden gems full of trout waiting to bite”.

Full of information on how to find the best small streams, as well as tips about the conditions, techniques, and trout of small streams.

Mosley Tribes Burke Sunglasses

Mosley Tribes’ Burke is rounded and slightly contoured with a classic key hole bridge, and comes in a unique “Tiger Tortoise” finish with an army green interior. (Available at Eyegoodies).

The rest:

Leica M8 Safari

British military Rolex Submariner

Ralph Lauren cotton madras scarf

Orvis Helios reel

Mulholland brothers flask