Fishing

McCarthy, Chris
After 11 years in a 13.5-foot, standard-floor raft, I had a good idea of what I wanted in a new boat. It had to be a self-bailer, have removable thwarts, and since my family was bigger, it needed to be longer and wider. Read more >>
England, Mike
Dry bags will always be standard on the river, but gone are the days of being stuck with the standard blue tube. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
The Yeti Tundra 65 now has a permanent spot on my raft. Built by outdoorsmen, it’s constructed to fit perfectly in the frame, and the 65-quart size is great for a one or two-day float. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
When the water’s warm, it’s hard to beat wading out into the river and feeling the water rushing around your legs. But in the spring, the brisk temps require a little more protection from the elements. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
I love fishing, but I won’t wear a fanny pack—it’s not the ‘90s. Thankfully, the Westwater Chest Pack from Fishpond provides a great option to the more fashion-conscience fly fishers among us. Read more >>
England, Mike
A rod and reel are only as good as they cast—and without quality line and leader, you might as well use a willow branch. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
I’ve always been wary of buying a complete fly rod in a box—the kind where the only thing not already set up is the fly. Thankfully, the aptly named Pursuit Rod and Reel by Redingtin has changed my mind. Read more >>
Keyes, Fletcher
The Fishpond Nimbus Guide Pack is the proud king of fishing fanny-packs everywhere. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Made with Konnetic technology (whatever that is), the Sage One rod with 4250 large arbor reel and RIO Gold fly line is a sleek and even stylish rod. I used the 590-4, which is a four-piece, nine-foot, 5-weight rod. Read more >>
Dave Barker
I am one of the clumsiest waders I know. I’ve always blamed my lack of grace on poor balance and overexcitement, but after trying the Simms G3 Guide Boots I now blame past stumbles on my old wading boots. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
For the first time in as long as I can remember, putting on my wading boots was not a painful ordeal that ended in a race to the water so my boots could stretch out. That’s because the Korkers Chrome wading boots are as easy to get on and off as regular shoes. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Sick of getting your stuff soaked while floating? A beefy Dry Box from Bozeman’s Mad Cow Metal Works is the ticket. Read more >>
England, Mike
Far be it from me to eschew the trusty cotton t-shirt (once a Luddite, always a Luddite), but when I need a garment that dries faster than swamp mud, I reach for my Travex Guide Shirt from Eddie Bauer. Read more >>
Mike England
If you’re like me, you’ve spent as much time in the back of your truck scouring cluttered piles of fishing gear as you have actually casting for trout on the river. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Getting into the Redington Sonic-Pro Wader with the bulky clothing I was wearing for cold-weather fishing was a breeze, plus the zipper made it easy to prevent my polar fleece pants from bunching up around my knees. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
The Fishpond Deep Creek Chest Pack solves many of the problems I’ve had with previous chest packs. Read more >>
England, Mike
A fly vest is kinda like a home: all empty spaces tend to get filled. Nature may abhor a vacuum, but I like the Flint Hills Vest from Fishpond. Read more >>
Mitch Kayser
After years of frustration with low-cost, second-rate waders, I finally decided to bite the green bullet and splurge for a pair of locally-made Simms waders. I’d been reluctant because I’m pretty rough on fishing gear, and Simms waders aren’t cheap. Read more >>
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