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Quick Tip: Use Rock Salt to Lower the Temperature of your Cooler

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Okay, this might be a stretch seeing as it’s late February and this is a tip about using rock salt to make your portable cooler lower in temperature. But a guy can dream about the hot summer months, can’t he? … more

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First Glance: Grayl Filtration Cup

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I rarely if ever bring water with me on back-country fishing adventures any more. Instead I bring some type of filter or filter bottle. Technology in this realm has gotten so good and so light there’s simply no reason to … more

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First Glance: DeLORME inReach SE Satellite Communicator

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A couple of months ago I gave a little review of the Spot Generation 3 “personal locator beacon”, which I like quite a bit due to its smaller size relative to predecessors. It’s a solid unit that works as advertised. … more

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Video: Smith ChromaPop Lenses Explained

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I’ll admit it, I’m a total sunglass snob and pretty much only wear glass lenses for their high quality and abrasion resistance. I have, however, been wearing a new pair of Smith ChromaPop “plastic” lenses and am amazed by their … more

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Quick Tip: Use Archery Fletching Powder to Dry Your Flies

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I’ve got a little secret for you. You know that ten-dollar, two-ounce bottle of “Shake and Bake” you put on your dry flies to keep them riding a little higher? That stuff is expensive. Like really, really expensive! While convenient … more

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Video: Tenkara Flies Compared with Western Counterparts

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Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA educates us in the simplicity of tying Tenkara flies, as well as their differences when compared to the “western” style of fly tying.

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Video: Tenkara USA New Rod Models

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Tenkara USA recently unveiled two new adjustable rod models for 2014.  The Sato and the Rhodo are incredibly light, come with new cases, and feature a patent-pending plug hole.

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Video: Nautilus Reels’s Award-Winning CCFX2 Explained

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Jesus Marmol of Nautilus reels explains the company’s newest addition to their stellar line  of fresh- and saltwater reels named the CCFX2.  The reel won Best of Show at the IFTD trade show and retails from $425 – $555 depending … more

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First Glance: Ghillie Kettle Outdoor Stove

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Towards the end of last year I started using a new piece of equipment for which the design is actually 100+ years old.  It’s called a Ghillie Kettle and it does the same things a Jet Boil, two-burner, or whisperlite does–namely … more

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Podcast Interview: John Van Vleet from Scientific Anglers Talks About the New Sharkwave Fly Line

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This week John Van Vleet, the marketing manager over at Scientific Anglers, talks to MidCurrent about living in a tent in a baseball stadium for 152 nights in a row, trout fishing, and most importantly about SA’s new line, called Sharkwave. … more

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