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Video: The World’s Best Rod Holder for Rafts

I’ve struggled for years with how to go about setting up a rod holder on my fishing raft. I’ve built an handful, tried a few manufactured types, and sat around with friends trying to build one that would be low-profile, … more

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Quick Tip: Albolene Makeup Remover As Cost-Effective Fly Floatant

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Do you use “silicon type” dry fly dressing on a regular basis? Do you often run out at the wrong time? If you answered yes to those questions or you’re simply the thrifty type and have the space in your … 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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New Website and Products from Finn Utility

To kick off the 2014 fly fishing season, Finn Utility has announced two new additions to their product catalog as well as an updated website design that includes photography of Russell Schnitzer. Read more in the press release below. Finn … more

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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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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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