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Publishes reviews of various outdoor recreation gear, equipment and apparel.

Top Gear for Sea-run Cutthroat fishing

Most adult sea-run cutthroats are under 20-inches in length and another over 12 inches is considered a good-sized fish.  But they can fight hard, and heavy tidal currents add to the fight. You may also be battling winds while trying to cast so the recommended gear is a 6-weight fly rod with heavy (2x or [Continued...]

Gift Guide for all outdoor enthusiasts

Gift Guide for all outdoor enthusiasts

Getting sport-specific gift may please most passionate participants in key outdoor activities but sometimes, gifts should be more sport-generic. We’ve found general-purpose gift ideas sure to please any outdoor enthusiasts, whether they are hikers, hunters, anglers, skiers or RV campers. [Continued...]

Gift guide for fly fishers

Gift guide for fly fishers

When considering gifts for anglers, unlimited choices await you. There’s no such thing as an angler with too many fly rods, flies, or fishing gadgets. With that in mind, we’ve found a few things sure to please any angler this holiday season. [Continued...]

Gift Guide for Campers

Gift Guide for Campers

NOTE: This is the second in a series of sport-specific Gift Guide features. We’ll post new guides daily for the next couple weeks. See the other guides here. The people on your list who enjoy camping will certainly appreciate these gifts of comfort this holiday season. Nemo Helio Pressure Shower, $99.95 Campers of all caliber typically [Continued...]

Gift Guide for river rats

Gift Guide for river rats

Got a river-running fanatic on your list? Maybe an angler with a raft or drift boat? A kayaking enthusiast? If so, they’ll love these gift ideas. [Continued...]

Spin it up: Spinning gear provides easy introduction to fishing

Spin it up: Spinning gear provides easy introduction to fishing

Water enthusiasts who want to stay active during their time on the lake or river will appreciate the challenges of fishing, while hopefully adding a delicious, healthy menu item to their dinner. For neophytes, fishing with spinning gear offers the easiest way to get started with angling. St. Croix Premier Spinning Rod, $110 Whether targeting schools [Continued...]

Waka Waka: Portable Power for your Digital Tools

Waka Waka: Portable Power for your Digital Tools

Digital devices have moved beyond our city limits and have infiltrated the backcountry. Digital cameras, GPS receivers, smart phones, eBook readers and even powerful headlights draw power from rechargeable batteries. The WakaWaka POWER unit offers one of the best options when those batteries need recharging in the backcountry. The WakaWaka POWER pack includes a battery, [Continued...]

The Role of Gender in the Business of Fly Fishing

The Role of Gender in the Business of Fly Fishing

From a business perspective, the idea of encouraging more women to join the fly fishing community makes great senses. After all, the total participation rate (i.e. total number of people over the age of 6 who have fly fished at least once) dropped 3 percent since 2007. (Source: Sports & Fitness Industry Association). (NOTE: For a [Continued...]

Redington casts to a new class of anglers

Redington casts to a new class of anglers

The latest fly rod from Redington has the performance to please the most seasoned fly fisher with a look that will appeal to the youngest generation of anglers. The Vapen’s new graphite construction, a propriety technology dubbed XWrap, alternates the wrapping direction of two layers of graphite to create a rod with an impressive degree [Continued...]

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, forgot the old cliché gifts of aftershave and ties. Outdoor-loving men want fun gifts, cool gifts, manly gifts! Any adventurous dad will appreciate these items designed to air them in their outdoor sports.   Hiking and General Outdoors Dads Anniversary Bottle and Shoulder Sling (by Filson), $175 For the [Continued...]

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