Ermahgerd Log Bag!

  Every now and then a product comes along which is so good at being what it is supposed to be… and then no one notices.  Usually because the product is an orange juicer, or like a really well-cut t-shirt.  Everyday products can often get overlooked, and that’s why I …

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 …

Fishpond Nomad Net Series

I had the opportunity recently to fish with the new-ish Nomad net series from Fishpond.  These nets are outstanding.  Synthetic like an …

How They Run Morgan Falls Dam

A few weeks ago I got a little frustrated with the unpredictability of the generation schedule at Morgan Falls Dam on the …

Sage SALT Field Review

Sage took the wraps off their new line of saltwater sticks, the SALT, today.  You can read their press release here. Basically, this …