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Just Wading Around

February 20, 2015

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Fly Fishing Gear Review If you are like me it is hard to find the right size of wader for my 5’10 stocky build body.    Honestly, let’s review the size chart: Body Size Chest* Inseam Range Bootfoot Sizes Height Range Weight Range Small 34-36 28-30 7-9 5’5″-5’8 130-160 Medium/Short 38-40 28-30 7-9 5’5″-5’8 140-180 […]

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Tacky Fly Boxes

January 22, 2015

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Best new box in the fly fishing industry is the Tacky Fly Box.  Since the start of the company in 2014 they have blown past their projections and expectations.  Here is a little bit about the company and founders. TACKY FLY FISHING IS AN INNOVATIVE FLY FISHING COMPANY LOOKING TO CHANGE YOUR FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE […]

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2014 was the year of the Brown Trout… (for me anyway)

January 6, 2015

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OK, so I am one of those lucky guys that gets to fish, a lot.  I know I am lucky, I do not argue that.  I have to say I probably got close to if not over 100 outings in this last year.  With all of that fishing, I have to say, that I caught more […]

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Last of the Fall Fishing

December 1, 2014

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Sometimes in SE Idaho it snows in July… (it has happened before)  sometimes it doesn’t snow until January. (Fingers Crossed).  This year was a little weird.  We were having great fall fishing and then all of a sudden, boom 6 inches of snow.  Then we had a week of below freezing weather, highs of 28.  […]

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Just Bead It

September 12, 2014

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  Most of us hear about using a bead system when fishing in Alaska for salmon or fishing for steelhead but who uses beads as a “go-to rig” when fly fishing for trout? I have fished with glow bugs and have always done well fishing with that type of egg pattern but after talking to […]

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Chest Pack, Sling, Vest, Hip Pack? What do you use and why?

September 8, 2014

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So, I have gone through many iterations of my wearable gear. I started with a backpack, not a fishing backpack, but a snowboarding one. This proved to be a little, how you say, not effective. It wasn’t long until I was sporting a vest. Honestly, the vest was pretty much everything I needed. I had […]

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Product Review: Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders

July 16, 2014

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OK, so the waders that I had been sporting for the last 3 years finally gave up the ghost.  Which is pretty impressive thinking how much I fish, and how much water they were in.  They were William Joseph WST waders, and they just tapped out.  As much as I loved them, I figured it […]

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Father’s Day – Presents that keep on giving

June 6, 2014

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OK, I assume there are a few wives out there that have yet to secure the father’s day present for either their Dads or their Husbands.  Let this be a lesson in procrastination, its gonna cost you. LOL.  Fly Fishing is not known to be a cheap hobby but some of these products are awesome, […]

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Product Review: Korkers Whitehorse Boots

May 2, 2014

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The time had come.  Shoe goo couldn’t hold together the remnants of my Willy J’s anymore and I had to break down and buy some new boots.  After asking around to some trusted sources, the verdict was in, it was time that I owned some Korkers.  After some dubious research and mental anguish and turmoil […]

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What is the Hot Log?

March 10, 2014

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Product Review Fishing is great in the winter months. The problem is the frigid temperatures, snow and frozen eyelets you have to endure! I’ve scoured the internet trying to find different products to stay warm or at least comfortable for these kind of fishing days. Recently I stumbled across a solution. This is the perfect, […]

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Goat Head Sole Spikes – Testimonial

June 28, 2013

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Fly Fishing Idaho I was fishing with my buddy Bender a few weeks ago and he talked about always slipping on the rocks.  So, I introduced him to the Goat Head Sole Spikes and got him a pair to try out. After a few outings he came back a raving fan. Here’s his testimonial: “Earlier […]

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Where Have You Taken Your GoPro?

May 31, 2013

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Fly Fishing Gear GoPro Review I always knew the GoPro camera was meant to go anywhere and film anything that the active person wants to capture on camera, but this video shows the the GoPro is taking it to a Whole Nutha Level! In this video from Sport Fishing Mag a Napoleon Wrasse off the coast […]

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Loop Gear on the Provo River

February 12, 2013

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This past week I was able to meet up with some good friends on the Provo River to test out some awesome LOOP gear.  It was a rowdy bunch lead by Shane Wootan, which provided all the LOOP gear.  We also had the Outsmartingfish crew Grant Bench, Nathan Leavitt and Derek Olthuis. This past few […]

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Gear Review – Hevi Beads

January 30, 2013

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Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout I had the opportunity to fly fish with Loren Dunbar last summer on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho and he showed me something that was in the beginning stages.  It was innovative and fascinating.  I had never in all my fly fishing years seen […]

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Look What is ‘Loon’ing

January 4, 2013

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Loon Outdoor Products I was browsing one of my more favorite Fishing sites Le Mouching and came across a bunch of cool videos from Loon Outdoor Products.  I’ve used their Top Ride with success, but never spent the time to use their other cool products. These videos were a big help. And since many of […]

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The Greatest Loop Commercial Ever

November 13, 2012

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**** VIDEO**** Loop Fly Fishing I love Loop Gear.  It is some of the best Gear period!  If you’ve ever used it, you know exactly what I’m saying. Check out this awesome commercial done by the Beard, Marc Crapo. ENJOY! LOOP USA from Marc Crapo on Vimeo.

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There are Men and Then There are Sportsmen!

October 26, 2012

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Fly Fishing Products If this doesn’t make you want to buy Rio Products then something is serious wrong! Our Buddy Marc Crapo breaks it down! Beard on RIO Products from Marc Crapo on Vimeo.

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Blue Halo Reigns Supreme!

October 4, 2012

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Fly Fishing Products After a highly anticipated release, Blue Halo has announced the launch of it’s new website and totally awesome products!  With the stuff these guys are kicking out, it’s bound to be a game changer! Here is a press release that we picked up wanted to share with Frenzy Nation, “Hey Guys,   […]

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VestPac Giveaway

September 9, 2012

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Here is another giveaway for you.  We are going to giveaway one of VestPac’s “DriftPacs”.  I came upon VestPac a couple years ago at the International Sportsman’s Expo in SLC and loved their products.  I loved what they had because I am all about going out on the river light.  Most of the time I don’t […]

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Best Of The Best

May 16, 2012

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I was out of town last week on business and whenever I fly I always get a handful of magazines to read during flight and lay over’s.  I picked up a couple fly fishing mags in the group and read some awesome articles.  Out of all the articles I read the most interesting one was […]

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