Vedavoo Drink Coozie

This thing sort of falls into the category of ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ for your drift boat.  Vedavoo started making these ultra-swank drink coozies as party favors a couple years back.  Initially they weren’t for sale, but after wild demand, they realized they had a hot ticket on their hands.  They’re …

Buying Backing Just Got Way Easier

Fly line backing is not sexy (usually).  It’s pretty basic stuff: a thin strand of braided Dacron or similar polyester product, meant …

Ninja Suit

You’ve got to hand it to the marketing people, because “Ninja Suit” is exactly what this thing ought to be called.  Basically …

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 …

Simms Guide Lanyard

It’s a lanyard.  Little kids make them at Sunday School; ultimately it isn’t that different from a string, right? Sure, all of …

GSI Flask

There are approximately one million different flasks on the market, and they all have the same problem: the opening is too small. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Redington Behemoth

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …