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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 the time (and few remember this) it was actually a still film camera, not a video camera at all.  Over the next eight years GoPro would slowly integrate …

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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 brands have had a hard time getting off the ground (and in the case of more established players, like Patagonia, wool/synthetic fabric has tended to come and go from …

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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 its proceeds to charity.  To my knowledge, there had not been any craft beer which focused its donations entirely on local Trout Unlimited chapters, until now.* Boulder, Colorado-based …

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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 …

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Simms Vapor Boot – Felt

I’ve now been reviewing outdoor equipment for over ten years–sometimes here, oftentimes in magazines.  One of the things I’ve learned is the …

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The Trash Men

A TLANTA, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND, is not a particularly good fishing town. We have a striped bass run, as well as …

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On Stage with the Howler Bros.

M any outdoor product companies have a great origin story. Patagonia and The North Face (and eventually Black Diamond and ESPRIT) famously …

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New Scott Meridian Review

Two years ago Scott Fly Rods’ chief designer Jim Bartschi to some extent took the world by storm with the release of …

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Fishpond Chaco Flips

Everyone knows Chaco makes great flip flops.  I’ve used a very similar model to the Fishpond Flips above for years (I can’t …

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Costa Playa Frames

  The hardest thing about sunglasses is adding *function.*  Form is everything; after all, for most people shades are nothing more than …

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Black Tar Permit

T HE INSIDE OF my Buff smells like socks. Five days into a Mexican flats fishing trip, with only the local graywater to wash …

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Swing Away

  F ly line rips the river’s surface like scissors sliding across silk as Michael McLellan propels his two-handed, Scottish-style fly rod …