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Howler Brothers Launches Spring 2015 Collection


Throughout the new Howler Brothers 2015 Spring collection there are two resounding themes:  “Dawn Patrol” and “Constellations.” Dawn Patrol, symbolized by the rooster, harkens to early morning sessions of surf, getting out on the water before anybody else, getting that fix … more

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Gear Review: Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeve Cayo Largo Shirt

Gear reviewer Robert Morselli says “no more plastic” in a plea to fishing shirt manufacturers.  Fortunately, the Patagonia Cayo Largo shirt already offers a comfortable, high-tech option for those who agree that synthetics are over-used in warm-weather apparel.  Read his … more

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Quick Tip: Use Adhesive Sheet Magnets for Quick Fly Storage


Need a quick and easy solution for quick fly storage in your garage, boat, or car? Adhesive sheet magnets work wonders. No, they are not the most organized way to do things, but they are perfect for quick stowage during … more

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Quick Tip: Always Secure Your Boat Anchor


The car you see above is mine.  It was t-boned in an intersection about a mile from my house from a driver who’d gone through a red light.  I was also towing a recently refurbished wooden drift boat, which sadly … more

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Video: Patagonia’s “Foot Tractor” Wading Boot


In this video, Bill Klyn of Patagonia goes in-depth on the company’s revamped version of their high-end wading boot, the “foot tractor”. What the company says about their newest boot: “Here’s the problem: Steel studs, cleats or screw heads are … more

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Douglas Outdoors: Every Fish is a Big Fish

Douglas Outdoors brings together minimalism and high-functional in its new series of Upstream Fly Rods. The Upstream rods will be available in four difference sizes, beginning in April 2015. Read more in the press release below. Every Fish is a … more

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Buff USA: UVX Balaclava with Insect Shield Protection


Last year Buff USA debuted the UVX Balaclava. This year they’ve upgraded the product with “insect-shield” protection. Matt Crawford of Buff explains the details of the product which should be available in the spring of 2015.

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Video: Smith Optics Dockside Fishing Glasses


The Dockside is one of Smith Optics’ newest styles, designed with the “avid waterman in mind,” says Cassie Abel of Smith. Things like extra large temples, large coverage and out-of-sight hinges combined with the company’s ChromaPop high-end lens makes it … more

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Smith Introduces XL Options

Following the success of its “Slim” option last year, Smith has introduced an “XL” choice for its Lowdown and Outlier sunglass frames. Read more in the press release below. Smith Introduces XL Options for Lowdown and Outlier Sunglass Models From … more

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Video: Korkers Wading Boots – Alumatrax Sole


Nick Colasurdo from Korkers Footwear gives MidCurrent the highlights of the company’s newest addition to their interchangeable wading sole system, the Alumatrax.

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