Category Archives: Gear

Buy the YETI Hopper, now available

So, I feel like some of the gear posts that people make online and in print are made public hwaaay too fast and the product doesn’t really have time to prove itself to the reviewer. I’ve been pretty tame on … Continue reading

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ICast Fly Fishing Trade Show 2014

Just got back from the iCast show in Orlando, Florida, iCast being the single trade show each year for the fly fishing industry. This show allows manufacturers and dealers to do business make pre-season orders for the 2015 season. In … Continue reading

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Mexico with Smith Optics, for dorado

Ok, the thought of visiting Mexico is not so appealing when it’s 90-some degrees in Montana today, but this video should get  you fired up to book early for late fall and winter. That’s when you’ll want to get out … Continue reading

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Yeti’s Mother of All Father’s Day Contest

Father’s Day is right around the corner and wouldn’t it be nice, if you aren’t actually going to be on the water, to at least win something that you’ll use on the water or in the field? Look no farther … Continue reading

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Buy Simms Saltwater Flats Boots

I’ve used these in Belize for a week and not much else. I would say they are in great shape and would serve well on the flats, anywhere from the Bahamas to Belize, Cuba if you’re Canadian or willing to … Continue reading

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MSR’s Reactor 1.0 Camp Stove and Coffee Press

Just got my MSR Reactor 1.0 camp stove with a French press to go with it. I can wake, pour water in the pot and have steaming coffee in two minutes. Used Seattle’s Best on this trip and had some … Continue reading

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What’s Your Essential Fly Fishing Gear?

I’m trying to build a list of items that we fly fishers/guides can’t live without. One of those items, I believe, is the Stanley thermos. Mine is a mess after 20 years of hard service, but it still keeps coffee … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Love, Brought to You By G. Loomis

I’ve always wondered how an angler can walk into a fly shop and buy a $500 to $800 rod after just casting it in a parking lot for a few minutes. That seems like a lot of commitment for such … Continue reading

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Trailer Safety 101 with Robert Eddins, RO Drift Boats

Gumbo mud, Wide eyes and Trailering safety By Greg Thomas I recently added up the mileage; during the past 20 years I’ve driven more than 500,000 miles in the West, many over dirt roads, which I prefer over payment, and … Continue reading

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For Sale: Tom McGuane Book Collection

I have a hardbound, first edition of Thomas McGuane’s The Longest Silence for sale, but it doesn’t stop there. I have a hardbound, second edition of McGuane’s Live Water (in a slipcase), which was published by Meadow Run Press with … Continue reading

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