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Fly Fishing Gear Reviews

Umpqua “Zero Sweep” Ledges 650 Waist Pack Gear Review

I received this pack right before I headed back to Montana to spend a couple of weeks fishing some of my favorite rivers and the waist pack; it did not disappoint. First off, this pack has a amazing amount of storage space. To be honest, I was convinced that everything I had stored in my …

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Simms Headwaters Half Day Pack Review

Lets start off by addressing the obvious – if you’re the type of person who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink when you go fishing then this is probably not the pack for you. However, if you prefer to pack light and prefer a streamlined backpack than look no further.   I had …

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Tips for Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Line

I remember when I was choosing my first fly fishing equipment, and the advice I was given by the knowledgeable staff at Minturn Anglers in Denver. Particularly I remember the recommendations about how to choose the right fly fishing line. Rod manufacturers design their rods to be used by the average person under average conditions, …

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Scott Radian Fly Rod Review | Water Review & Casting Test

Scott Fly Rod Company has just released their highly anticipated response to Sage ONE….fly nation meet Scott Radian! NEW Scott Radian Fly Rod Free Shipping :: Buy Online! Scott fly rod designers had a tall task of building a new fly rod that would stack up against Sage’s overwhelmingly well received (and rightfully so) Sage …

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Fishing with a Photarium

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes a new gadget One of my last blog posts dealt with the entrepreneurial spirit and gadgets. I am always eager to mess with new stuff, and this gadget really got my attention.  It’s pretty cool. I was preparing for a trip one day, milling bout the …

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Dirty Little Bugs for Colorado Run Off

Fishing through the dog days of run off on Colorado rivers  The water in our parts of the central mountains has finally begun to rise but thats no reason to put the rods away. From a guide/tyers perspective I really enjoy some stain in my rivers and the bigger hook is an added bonus in …

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Scott Tidal Fly Rod Review | Scott Fly Rods | Salt Water Fly Rods

Scott “Tidal” series fly rods live up to the bill of “making the hard way a little easier.” Chasing fish in salt water on a fly rod can be a great way to get humbled. Wether its the elusiveness of the species we are chasing our the conditions we choose to pursue them in, we …

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Dry Shake Liquid product test

Shimizake Dry Shake Liquid | Fly Fishing Product Review

Shimizake Dry Shake–Product Review Many fly fishers live by their silicone gel and Dry Shake.  Liquid?  It doesn’t occur to them that it can also be an effective way to deliver floatant.  As long as the solvent dries quickly (and a little powder can hurry that process along), it’s a great way to penetrate those …

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Nomad guide net

Fishpond Nomad Guide Net / Review and Rugged Test

Why Review a Net? The net is one piece of equipment that is often overlooked by anglers.  Nets can be cumbersome, difficult to manage and even forgotten on the side of the river or on a rented boat.  They can be easily damaged when dropped, stepped on or even sat on.  Often, anglers will have two …

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