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Quick Tip: Another DIY Stripping Basket

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A few weeks ago I found what had to be one of the best DIY stripping baskets ever for travel, made by my friend Paul Prentis. It’s slightly involved, but very easy to create and very effective. I’ve now found … more

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Video: Fly Fishing Gear for Chasing Rooster Fish

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If you’ve ever had dreams of catching a rooster fish on the fly you had better come prepared. It is one of the most demanding and elusive fish you will ever catch. It’s also one of the coolest. The 30 … more

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Gear Review: Patagonia Canvas Sun Booney Hat

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I owned a Patagonia wide brimmed sun hat for many, many years.  It was one of my favorite hats.  They’ve stopped making it and I even forget its name, but it served me well. It was packable, super durable, stayed … more

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Patagonia Stormfront Roll Top Pack

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I’ve owned the Patagonia Stormfront Zippered backpack for over ten years now and I can confidently say it’s the best backpack I’ve ever used for both fishing and photography. It’s bombproof, 100% waterproof, and remarkably comfortable for a pack with … more

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First Glance: LifeProof Nuud Phone Case

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Last year I reported on the LifePro Fre iPhone case.  It was the first case for a phone I ever owned and I’ll admit I was skeptical. It turns out that I was blown away. As someone who’s around water … more

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Epic Rod Build Update: Taking Your Time

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For the past few weeks I’ve taken on building my first fly rod. The blank and almost all essential elements are from a company called Swift Fly Fishing in New Zealand, who will sell their gorgeous fiberglass blanks to you … more

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First Glance: NikWax Outdoor Waterproofing Products

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Okay, truth be told the products I’ve been using lately from NikWax have nothing to do with waterproofing. While the company is much better known for their large range of products that do just that, I’ve been using their Sandal … more

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Epic Rod Build Update: Getting Started…

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A few weeks ago I launched into a rod building project.  My first…. Since then I had a pile of work that was unexpected and I’ve been slow to get back to the rod. So I’m basically starting anew and … more

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Need a Super-Light Sleeping Bag for Backcountry Fishing?

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A few weeks ago we let you know about some summer camping “hacks” to help you get ready for the upcoming fishing season. This week I thought I’d continue the camping line of thought with a review on one of … more

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Podcast Interview: Waterstrider Inventor Dave Inks

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This week on MidCurrent we chat with Dave Inks, inventor of a personal watercraft called the Waterstrider. Dave was born in Montana and started out in the fishing industry over 40 years ago. He helped start the Federation of Fly … more

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