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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 …

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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 …