Fishing Gear


Rambling Review: Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod

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Rambling Review – Cabela’s Stowaway 6 Fly Rod Why: I was looking for a backup 5 weight that I could easily transport, wether just throwing it in a pack for a backcountry trip or packing it into luggage for plane ride back to NY. Four piece fly rods are plentiful, but trying to find a […]

Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Day TLS Lumbar Pack

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Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Day TLS Lumbar Pack Why: As most outdoorsman do, I am constantly tinkering with different bags/vests/ packs that I take into the field in search of that perfect system to carry all the “neccessary” gear for the day. Although I’ve tried and still utalize different bags for different situations, I have been […]

Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Classic – Clear Creek Fly Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Classic Clear Creek Fly line Why: In Arizona, most of the fishing that I enjoy is small streams. Many of the waters that flow from the mountains are step-across creeks, which require stealth and accuracy when casting. Having a fly line that can stand up to the abuses of a […]

Rambling Review – Katadyn MyBottle Purifier

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Rambling Review – Katadyn MyBottle Purifier Why: Staying hydrated is arguably the most important aspect of backcountry fly fishing in Arizona. Carrying enough water to stay hydrated for 12 hours on the stream can be borderline backbreaking, and if you are solely relying on carrying purified water, you run the risk of running out of drinkable […]

Rambling Review – Crooked Horn Outfitters Trailblazer II Pack

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Rambling Review – Crooked Horn Outfitters Trailblazer II Pack Why: I think every outdoorsman is on the quest to find the perfect backpack. The one issue is that different situations call for different gear and so there are many great products out there for those different situations. Having said that, I may have found one […]

Rambling Review – Cortland Trout Boss Fly Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland Trout Boss 5 Weight Fly Line Why: I am an average fly fisherman with a marginal cast. I need all the help I can get. Enter the new Cortland Trout Boss line. First impressions: The specifications –  The Trout Boss is a weight forward line with a total head length around 62ft. For […]

Rambling Review: Fall River Bamboo Fly Rod “South Fork”

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Rambling Review: Fall River Bamboo Fly Rod “South Fork” Why: The opportunity to fish the Fall River South Fork Rod, along with the Montana Fly Company reel and Rio line, came through the Outdoor Blogger Network. I am the first of 18 “hosts” for this rod and reel and over the next several months, the […]

Rambling Review – Smith Creek Net Holster

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Rambling Review – Smith Creek Net Holder Why: I have cussed out my net more times than I would like to remember when it was clipped onto my vest and bouncing around on my back. Having the net get hung up in a load of branches is a common occurrence when it dangled from my […]