Fishing Gear


Rambling Review – Redington Vice Rod and Redington i.D Reel

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Rambling Review: The Redington Vice Rod and the Redington i.D Reel Why: After one of the windiest Pyramid Lake fishing trips last year, I found myself in the market for a little bit stiffer action rod for throwing a sinking line. I was fortunate to get my hands on a Redington Vice Rod paired with […]

Rambling Review: GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Percolator

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Rambling Review: GSI Glacier Stainless Percolator Why: Regular readers of this blog know that I take my morning cup of coffee fairly seriously. At home I have a pretty standard French press routine, but I mix it up when I’m in the field depending on how much time, space, and weight I have. I’ve found that […]

Agua Fria Alchemy Bamboo

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Last summer I commissioned my friend and local bamboo rod builder, Mike Johnson, owner of Agua Fria Alchemy, to build me a rod. I’d been pinching the pennies I made from tying flies and finally saved up enough to get the ball rolling. After talking with Mike for quite a while about bamboo and casting/fishing […]

Rambling Review – Orvis Safe Passage Carry-it-all Rod and Gear Case

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Rambling Review – Orvis Safe Passage Carry-it-all Rod and Gear Case Why: That stupid Orvis magazine shows up at least once a month in the mailbox, and every time it did I would give it a quick flip through. Inevitably, I’d find several things that peaked my interest, but I showed restraint (which isn’t hard to […]

Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Intermediate Clear Camo Fly Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Intermediate Clear Camo Fly Line Why: With the recent purchase of the pontoon boat and the subsequent exploration of Arizona’s stillwaters, I found myself in need of picking up some intermediate fly line, in order to work the high country lakes in search of some trout. After a little bit of […]

Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag

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Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag Why: I don’t know how it happened, but all of the sudden I found that I had a bunch of different reels for my different weight lines and fly rods. I’m not what you would call an organized person (ask my wife), and I often found myself […]

Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket

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Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket Why: Pretty much every outdoor clothing company these days is making an insulation layer out of Primaloft.  My wife and I each bought ourselves one of the REI Revelcloud Jackets as Christmas presents in 2012 and have put them through the ringer. Ultimately, a lightweight insulation layer can be the […]