Fishing Gear


Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Journal

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Rambling Review – Rite in the Rain Why: So I get that I write a blog and take pictures of fish that I catch, but as my wife will tell you, I have a terrible memory.  So looking back on trips from even last year, I’m a bit fuzzy on the details such as water […]

Rambling Review – Black Bear Fly Fishing 2/3 wt Fiberglass Pack Travel Fly Rod

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Rambling Review – Black Bear Fly Fishing 2/3 wt Fiberglass Pack Travel Fly Rod Why: So last year, my wife and I were planning our first trip to Europe. As is usually the case when we are planning a vacation, I started researching fishing opportunities and I found a great place in France that we were […]

Rambling Review – Western Visions Fly Fishing Lanyards

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Rambling Review – Western Visions Fly Fishing Lanyards Why: Outdoorsmen, and specifically fly fishermen, are always looking for new ways to carry their gear and essentials. Although the concept of fly fishing is relatively easy, there are so many gadgets and gismos to take onto the water that organization often can be a real problem. A […]

Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Quick Descent 30′ Sink Tip Fly line

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Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Quick Descent 30′ Sink Tip Fly line Why: I was invited on an April trip to Pyramid Lake in western Nevada. Although nymphing under an indicator is fairly successful on Pyramid, many fishermen prefer to using a heavy sinking line and strip different flies back along the bottom of the […]

Rambling Review – Linekurv Stripping Basket

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Rambling Review – Linekurv Stripping Basket Why: This year, I had the opportunity to do a bit of pike fishing along with a trip to Pyramid Lake. Several people I talked to recommended a stripping basket for both occasions and it was not until I went that I really understood why. Stripping baskets help to keep […]

Smith Creek New Zealand Products

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One of the coolest products that I have is the Smith Creek Net Holster. I did a review on it a while back and it’s one of those pieces of gear that has stood the test of time and abuse on the water. Smith Creek New Zealand is always looking to fill a nitch or […]

Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes

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Rambling Review – Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes Why: I live in Arizona. It’s hot. Believe it or not though, we get some serious snow in the high country that shuts down some of my favorite streams. For the past several years, I have resigned myself to fishing some of the local carp ponds and scooting […]

Rambling Review – G.Loomis Eastfork Fly Reel

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Rambling Review – G.Loomis East Fork Reel   Why: Having been through my share of disappointing reels, I started looking for a nicer reel for my 5 weight. Most of the fly fishing that I do is on mid size rivers and streams, where a smooth drag can come in very handy. After a bit […]