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Track & Field

Don’t miss my cover story in January 2015’s Arkansas Life magazine, a collaboration with the spectacular photographers of Hatch & Maas Collective, on hunters and the dogs who love them: I T IS 5:58 A.M., AND THE BIRDS begin to fly. First, a solitary drake, cutting across the deep cobalt of the …

Ten Cold Weather Fishing Tips

Lots of fisheries shut down altogether in the winter, but down South we’re usually lucky enough to be able to keep going out.  That doesn’t mean it’s not cold, though!  Even though our water may remain wet, weather conditions can still make life unpleasant.  Here are some tips and tricks for …

Polar Buff Review

I remember the first time I saw a Buff.  I thought it was ridiculous. “You expect people to wear these stretchy bandana things in public?!” I think I exclaimed.  The saleslady assured me that yes, they were already doing so in (where else) California.  I skeptically accepted a sample model …

Sporting Classics

Sporting Classics recently named The Itinerant Angler one of its Eight Great Podcasts for Sportsmen.

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 …