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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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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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First Glance: Smithfly Digi Pouch

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What’s this? A fishing company that has made a product specifically for photography?  That’s right., Smithfly, makers of the modular packs, bags, waist packs and belts, has added the Digi Pouch to their expanding line of quality products that are … more

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Video: Streamworks Nighthawk Lighted Pliers

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Brent Brauner of Streamworks explains their newest addition to the company’s lineup, a patent protected pair of 7-inch LED-lighted pliers that retail for $59.98

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Video: SOG Bladelight Folding Knife

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Chris Cashbaugh of SOG specialty knives and tools explains the new Bladelight Folding knife, which has three LEDs on each side of the blade and could make for a very handy camping, fishing, or boat tool.  MSRP is $85.00

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OmniSpool Switchbox Line Management System

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Do you travel to fish? Do you have a pile of different lines for a specific line weight? Do you fish a floating line and sinking line in the same outing? Do you buy expensive separate spools for your reels … more

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Quick Glance: ThermaCELL Remote Control Heated Insoles

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I’ll fish in the rain and wind of fall, through hail storms, and in 32 degree temps on a flats boat in New Orleans, but for the most part I’m a fair weather angler, and when it starts to snow … more

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First Glance, SPOT Generation 3 “Personal Locator Beacon”

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If you travel to fish, hire guides in remote locales, hike deep into the wilderness, use a boat, or do simple solo fishing adventures, you ought to be aware of an inexpensive “personal locator beacon” called a SPOT . It … more

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Video: How to Remove a Fish Hook at 1500 Frames a Second

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Michael Chilton of rodandrivet.com says that if you fish long enough, you’re bound to get hooked.  I must have fished long enough, because I’ve done it a number of times, and not always to myself—once I put a streamer hook … more

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Video: Columbia Sportswear, Omni-Freeze Zero Technology

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Krystl Tonkin with Columbia Sportwear explains the new Omni Freeze Neck Gator and how the sweat-activated technology works to cool you down when the fishing gets hot.

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