Water Cycle

T he waters below Beaver Dam, tucked into the Ozark hills northeast of Fayetteville, are icy even in the heart of summer. …

Ermahgerd Log Bag!

  Every now and then a product comes along which is so good at being what it is supposed to be… and …

Hobie Polarized Sunglasses

There’s a new player in the fly fishing market for sunglasses, which seems like something I end up saying every year.  This …

Bamboo Roots

This article originally ran in the Spring 2014 issue of Life Refined magazine. Today’s bamboo fly rod makers connect anglers to the history …

Swinesong

Note: This article originally ran in the September 2013 issue of Arkansas Life magazine.  It has nothing to do with fishing. “WOOOOOOO. …

DIY Adventure

This article originally ran in the Angling Adventures 2012 issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine. All of us dream of adventure—the three-day …

True War Stories

As told on Arkansas’ White River. (This story originally ran in the Winter 2013/2014 issue of The Drake). TAKE A MINUTE to consider …

Premium Cooler Throwdown

This article originally ran in the summer 2014 issue of Fly Rod & Reel magazine. ROTO-MOLDED COOLERS are all the rage these days. In …

Howler Grasshopper Theme

Howler Bros. is a fun crew to talk to, and I love their slightly surfer-y designs.  They seem to have a sweet …

Sage Domain Reel

The new Sage Domain reel is interesting.  I had a chance to play with some of these in Mexico.  From a looks …

Umpqua Bin Bag

  This was one of the most creative new products at the show this year.  Umpqua has developed a boat bin with …

Derek DeYoung Series Yeti Coolers

  These basically speak for themselves, but I think they’re a pretty attractive and eye-catching option if you’re interested in making a …

Winston Debuts Made-in-America Nexus

Winston’s chief rod designer/VP of Operations Annette McLean and the company’s owner David Ondaatje collaborated on a new rod which was announced …

Umpqua Bags

At this year’s IFTD show, Umpqua (previously Umpqua Feather Merchants, primarily known as a fly dealer) released a new line of waterproof …

River-Worthy Keg Beer

Nothing beats an ice cold beer except a really really good ice cold beer.  Especially when that really good beer is poured from a …