Fly Fishing


REVIEW: YETI Panga Waterproof Backpack

The quest for big fish on the fly can find anglers pushing through areas overgrown with brambles, trees, vines, and briars. Knowing a river or creek will eventually dump into a small bay or pocket that will hold their target pushes them deeper on pathless journeys. Wading across switchbacks is […]


The Morons in My Fly Fishing Spot

The workday had worn on me. Meeting after meeting after meeting. Lawsuits, RIFs, and arguing logic with illogical people had me defeated. Maybe it was time to look for different work. Maybe it was time to just drink a beer and forget about the day. I called my wife from […]


NEW: BOTE Rover Aero

It’s a skiff. It’s a dingy. It’s a tender. It’s a paddle board. It’s a BOTE…in a bag. Meet the new Rover Aero from BOTE, the most portable paddleskiff on the market. Transforming from travel bag to BOTE and back again, it’s easy to store, tags along on any adventure, […]


ICAST 2018 : Some of My Favorite Finds

ICAST 2018 is in the books and new products, as well as new revisions were in full force. Some companies seemingly came out of nowhere while other mainstays continued their winning ways. Below you’ll find a lot of the things I really liked at the show. More in depths write-ups […]


REVIEW: Cortland Master Braid

For the better part of six years, I have had a love-hate relationship with braided line. I’ll get in a good rhythm and then disaster will strike. Digging wind knots out is no fun and if you ever really backlash a braid-lined reel, it’s time to break out the scissors. I […]


6 Sun Protection Tips for More Summer Fun

Summer, especially in the south, brings lots of fun in the sun. Plenty of options are available to make sure your fun doesn’t result in a burn. Nobody wants to spend Day 2 of their vacation smeared in aloe vera gel and walking like a zombie. These six sun protection […]


Orvis Launches 50/50 Fly Fishing Program for Women

Follow my blog with Bloglovin MANCHESTER, Vermont – Last summer, Orvis made some big promises about working to promote parity for women in fly fishing. In preparation for the 2018 fishing season, we thought it was time for an update. To recap: Orvis has committed to making it easier for women to […]


Gift Ideas for the Fly Angler

Christmas is here and we all have that one person in our life that seems to have everything, is a little or a lot outdoorsy, and gets a generic gift card every year from you. Spice it up this year with a fly fishing gift that they’ll actually like! These […]


Fishpond 2018 Fly Fishing Product Lineup

DENVER, Colo. (August 4, 2017) — Fishpond, the well-renowned fishing and outdoor gear brand, is introducing 16 new products for 2018. The brand debuted the full line at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, July 11-14th, and were granted four awards in key show categories for their thoughtfully […]


2018 Fishpond Collection for Fly Fishing Enthusiasts

DENVER, Colo. (June 22, 2017) – Fishpond, the award-winning fishing and outdoor gear brand, is excited to introduce product highlights for the all new 2018 lineup, including the following design-driven pieces. The new Thunderhead Submersible Backpack and Lumbar packs, the Grand Teton Rolling Duffel, Gunnison Guide Pack, Arrowhead Retractor, and […]