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Yeti Yerba Mate Kit

Here’s a weird stocking stuffer idea for Christmas: the Yeti Yerba Mate kit!  It’s an off-menu combo item, if you will, but it ends up being pretty slick. If you’ve ever been down to Argentina, you know yerba mate (pronounced “sherba mah-tay” by Argentinians) is pretty much right up there with …

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GSI Flask

There are approximately one million different flasks on the market, and they all have the same problem: the opening is too small.  Sure, it’s great if you’re trying to nip a wee dram, but most of us carry these less for novelty and more because they’re a great way to …

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Woodman’s Pal

American-made, time-tested, the Woodman’s Pal ($75) hearkens back to an earlier age.  Its steel is thick and will hold an edge through multiple brush-clearing expeditions.  It’s branch hook is perfect for your deer stand or for trimming limbs around the campfire.  Where this compact little machete/axe hybrid really shines, however, …

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Gar Water

S tanding on the prow of a 12-foot-long johnboat, wielding a trident and a waterproof car headlight (both on long poles), I helped to systematically slaughter 127 fish, a couple of which approached the state record in size and age. This was all perfectly legal, but I still feel a …

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New Striper Nation

A friend once “punked” me by yanking on my fly line. It was a crisp February morning just before dawn, and we …

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Voormi River Run Hoodie

Voormi is continuing to expand into different sectors of the fly fishing market, now (for the first time) taking their wool-based product …

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GoPro Hero Session

When the GoPro first came out in 2004, it was less of a technological innovation and more of a conceptual one.  At …

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Voormi Access Pullover

Voormi is one of several brands to come along in recent years touting the amazing powers of wool/synthetic blends.  Many of these …

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Upslope Brewing Craft Lager

There’s a lot of craft beer in the world these days.  There’s even a lot of craft beer that donates part of …

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Redington Behemoth

I recently spent a week in Patagonia slinging huge flies for huge fish.  While I landed quite a few, and unfortunately lost …

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Fishpond El Niño Guide Pack

So, I know what you’re thinking.  “Uh, Zach? That’s a purse.  A man-purse.  A ‘murse’, if you will.”  And while I might …

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Redington Prowler Boot – Rubber

Redington is in a weird space; it’s a Farbank property and makes some great gear, but it necessarily cannot cannibalize sales from …

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Ten Tips on Angling from Boats

Ten Tips is our ongoing off-season series for those snowy or rainy days when you’d rather be on the water, but you’re …

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How to Hot-Wire a Bird Dog

T he wind was ripping right along, so fast that if I’d been on the water, the whitecaps would have been tearing …