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Costa’s Year Without Rims

Costa Sunglasses have made a two-fold push this year.  First, they unleashed a slew of shades in the ladies’ market, which I’ll …

Fishpond Nomad Nets

Fishpond acquired Nomad nets last summer, and they have recently released their first line of Fishpond-branded nets.  These things are seriously bad …

Gear “Design”

My friends almost uniformly comment on (make fun of) my habit of sketching out product ideas on legal pads. Sometimes I come …

Best Fly Reel Bang for Buck

This is bargain economics week, I think. Earlier, I discussed the sweet spot of the fly rod market and how to get …

Gerber River Shorty Knife

Your boat is sinking, and it’s your fault. How did this happen? Most likely, you dropped anchor in too strong a flow. …

Sitka Ascent 8 Lumbar Pack

I wear a lot of Sitka gear during hunting season.  Their 90% pants, Jetstream Jacket, and and an older Celsius Vest are …

Boga Grip v. EconoScale

Patent law has weird impacts on when products come to market.  The first Boga Grip was designed and invented some time back …

Costa Grand Catalina Sex Tickets

Way back in the heyday of Miami Vice, the Miami Dolphins, and rolled sleeves on men’s suits, Costa Sunglasses (then Costa Del …

Yeti Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler

Whoa, this thing is new and bad-ass. The lower end is all metal, but vacuum-sealed like an old-school Stanley thermos. The lid …

Mangrove Push Pole

Push poles are surprisingly expensive when you consider that they are, after all, nothing more than really long sticks. In fact, for …

High Times on the Cumberland

THE FIRE CRACKLED and threw shadows against the opposite bank as I methodically shot fly line into the dark water. With only …

Make an Antler Tying Tool Rack

I NEARLY TRIPPED OVER the shed antler, one side of what had been an impressive 10-point whitetail buck’s rack. It was concealed …

Line Hacking

“SNICK!” I felt—more than heard—the sound, as the tension on my fly line suddenly gave way, sending it rebounding in puddles through …

Foreign Tied

“DEAR SIRS,” the e-mail started, “My name is Reginald Kibugi, and I am seeking to sell you excellent-quality fishing flies.” My cursor …