Fishing Gear

Rambling Review – Smith Creek Net Holster


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 […]

Rambling Review: Ex Officio Nio Amphi Pants


Rambling Review – Ex Officio Nio Amphi Pants   Why: Living in Arizona and being slightly obsessed with the small streams that flow from the mountains, wet wading is a way of life from early spring until the November cold forces me to break out my waders. Typically, I roll in a pair of cargo […]

Rambling Review: Orvis Fly Fishing App


I was recently contacted by Orvis to check out their new Orvis Fly Fishing App for the iPad. After a quick and easy download, I sequestered my wife’s iPad for the next couple of hours and got lost in the many features of this really well thought out app. The Orvis Fly Fishing App has […]

Rambling Review: Dyna-King Kingfisher Midge Jaws


I have written in the past about how much I really like my Dyna-King Kingfisher vise. It is a solid American made vise that has held thousands of hooks in its jaws. Getting ready for my San Juan trip last spring, I was tying many flies in the 20-24 inch range and although the #20 […]

Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Platinum Salmon Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland Precision Platinum Salmon Line Why: Gearing up for my summer trip to the Northwest, I was looking to pair some quality line with my Lamson Konic and 6 weight BVK rod for the big water of the Deschutes River. After shopping around and talking to a couple different folks over at […]

What to get the Outdoorsman for Christmas…


I know it is a little early in the year to be thinking about this, but in a couple of months, everyone is going to be scrambling and trying to get those last minute items for Christmas. Shopping for the outdoorsman, wether a fisherman, hunter, hiker, biker or whatever, can be very difficult because usually […]

Rambling Review: Fisknat Landing Nets


Rambling Review – Fisknat Landing Nets by Bob Nelson Why: A landing net becomes an intricate part of a fly fisherman’s tools, especially when there is lunker on the other end of the line. Having a quality net as part of your gear is a necessity and Bob Nelson has a great line-up of handcrafted […]

Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Fly Rod


Rambling Review – Temple Fork Outfitters BVK 9’ 6Weight Fly Rod Why: Bigger water and bigger fish. I love fishing my TFO Finesse 3 weight, but when targeting bigger fish like the urban carp of Phoenix or the big redsides of the Deschutes River, I opted to try Temple Fork Outfitters new rod, the BVK. […]