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Video: Make a Homemade Bobbin with Chinese Take Out

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Here’s one for all you DIY people… You didn’t misread that headline. According to Jim Misiura, you can make a homemade thread bobbin with an ink pen tube, some spring wire from some Chinese take out, a few beads and … more

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Building your first Fly Rod: To Spine or Not to Spine?

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Since starting my first rod building project a short time ago (thanks to the good folks at Swift Fly Fishing) I’ve learned a number of things I didn’t know about fly rod blanks. One of the more interesting is that … more

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Video Series: How to Build Your First Fly Rod

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I’ve been fishing my entire adult life and own way too many fly rods. At least my wife and family think so. The thing is, I’ve never had the gumption or drive to actually build one of my own. I’m … more

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First Glance: Nature Boy Designs Hat(ch) Patch

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The hat you see here is one of my favorites. No snickering, all you folks from the pacific northwest…. It’s not a hat I’m willing to put flies into when I’m fishing. Mainly because I paid like $40 for it … more

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Video: Hobie Mirage Drive “Sport” Kayak Redesign

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Last year Hobie redesigned one of their most popular Mirage drive kayaks for fly anglers and conventional anglers alike and called it the Sport.  Here fishing product manager Morgan Promnitz explains its wealth of features.

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Video: Precision Travel Werx Atlas 8 Travel Trailer

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Precision Travel Werks Atlas 8 trailer holds 73 cubic feet of stuff—gear for camping, fishing, boating, etc…. It’s meant to be towed by smaller cars and/or trucks and can even expand into your own personal fishing base camp. Alex Strickland … more

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Video: Sage Evoke Series Fly Reels

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Kara Armano explains one of the newest offerings from Sage, the Evoke Reel. It comes in two sizes, 8 and 10, has an open frame design for suitable for palming for bigger species, a large drag knob, a sealed carbon … more

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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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