Category Archives: Culture

Yeti’s New “Brick” Bottle Opener

For those of you who have it all, meaning total gearheads like me, you might want to pick up the new Yeti Brick bottle opener which, if you add wheels, can double as a personal defense tank if we ever … Continue reading

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Redington’s Find Your Water: High Mountain Lake Heaven

If you watch this video and you’ve fished high-mountain lakes in past years, you’re going to say one thing at the end: I should do that but my window is running short. And by saying that, you’d be right. High-mountain … Continue reading

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Do Fish Feel Pain? Come on Man.

I love this debate, which is back in the forefront with an article from Outside magazine (see below): Do fish feel pain? Come on. I ‘ve heard this nonsense, over the years, that fish don’t feel the sting of a … Continue reading

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New Feature in Big Sky Journal

I think most of you know that Angler’s Tonic and Fly Rod & Reel aren’t my only gigs. In fact, I write for many publications, a few being the New York Times, Sporting Goods Business and, recently, the Boone and … Continue reading

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Kamchatka Steelhead Project

Put yourself in the final scene of this vid and you’ll see why I placed it here for you to see. Again, it’s almost August, these fish are moving in soon. This is another reminder to get those shooting heads … Continue reading

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Reasons We Fish

From the Freshwater Trust and Columbia Sportswear. Worth listening to the perspectives and the various reasons we all love to fish. And I never get tired of seeing central Oregon’s landscape. Also, this is a reminder that summer/fall steelhead season … Continue reading

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Southwest Montana Spring Brown

You can get great dry fly fishing during spring in southwest Montana, but this time of year always screams streamers and brown trout under snowcapped peaks with brilliant green lining the foothills and river corridors. It really is the prettiest … Continue reading

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Redington Profiles Artist Josh DeSmit

Here’s a quick one on a guy going big and trying to become a full time artist. Having grown up in an artist’s family I know the trials of this. However, as ┬ámy father has proven, it’s possible to make … Continue reading

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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Versus Wild and Sustainable Alaska Salmon. Go Wild.

I’ve never reposted content, but I feel inclined to set this piece at the top of the stack again. It’s that important. This post was first seen in 2013 and it is one of the most read pieces on Angler’s … Continue reading

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Fly Rod & Reel Spring Issue Available Now

Just wrapped up the spring issue and it will be hitting the newsstands soon. I think you’ll find it well worth reading with lots of solid technical information along with numerous fun reads, including the second installment of our essay … Continue reading

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