Author Archives: Greg Thomas

Yeti’s Book of Tarpon

Don’t wait for that invincibility to wear off. Don’t wait for your health to go. Don’t think for a second that everything is going to be all right. At times it won’t be alright. You know now, more than ever, … Continue reading

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Is There a Best Fly Fishing Magazine?

Been laying on my back today for all the wrong reasons. Surgery Monday, pain Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Better today, but I’m bored to hell. I don’t sit well and sitting on  my ass is all I’ve done for three … Continue reading

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Sleeping Warmly in the Backcountry

Big Agnes Yock 0 Sleeping Bag and AXL Air Pad I don’t discount the ingenuity and value of sleeping bags with integrated pads, but it’s also nice to have some insulation below your body and the Yock 0 traditional mummy … Continue reading

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Fishing the Backcountry? Big Agnes Tent Serves Well

If you haven’t been up in the high country, or far back on a trout stream this summer, you’re running out of time. Realize, some of the best fishing experiences aren’t found while riding down one of the major rivers … Continue reading

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Best Travel Dog Bowls

Got the new pup in February, right before the virus hit, which means I had good timing. Can’t go anywhere? What better than to hike with a new dog? Of course, getting a new dog meant getting all the accoutrements … Continue reading

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Fish Cheap-Ass Fly Reels

Hatch Gen 2 Finatic Fly Reel I grew up in an artist’s family, so when we spent on outdoor equipment it was all about the essentials and price point. I rarely got what I wanted, but I did get the … Continue reading

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Tactics to Catch Steelhead on Bright Days

I was going to wait, and run this post later in July, but I’m starting to hear of some steelhead coming up for skaters on a few Columbia River tributaries and figured, Why not now? Here goes: A lot of … Continue reading

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Orvis DRIRELEASE Review: Maybe The Best Fly-Fishing Shirt You’ll Ever Own

Since I’m not playing the affiliate marketing game (right now) you can at once call me crazy and a guy who writes honest gear reviews. If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing, it’s a system in which one business … Continue reading

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Best Coffee For Fly Fishing: Early Riser Makes Its Case

You can find and buy good coffee almost anywhere these days, by the cup or the bag. Grocery store, retail coffee chain, online . . . caffein is everywhere and I’m a sucker for it, too. I prefer not to … Continue reading

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Adventure: The Wind Rivers and a Mexi-Shack Miracle

The last time I tried to survive on trout for a week, a major summer storm blew into the mountains and temperatures dropped below freezing. A three-season tent and a down sleeping bag kept me alive, but a trio of … Continue reading

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