Gear Reviews


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 – Sage & Braker’s Bore Snake

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Rambling Review – Sage & Braker’s Bore Snake There is nothing quite like giving your shotgun a good thorough cleaning  at home, but sometimes in the field weird things happen, and it’s important to give the bore and barrel a quick clean right there in the field. Bottom line, you need to keep your gun in […]

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: Kelty Pathfinder 3.0

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Rambling Review – Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Why: If you have been following along at all, you know that my little girl has been growing fast. My wife and I are avid hikers and really like to get outside and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer. Trying to fit a one year old baby girl […]

Shoot for Life Juniors Javelina Hunt

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I have written about the Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group (HAHWG) before here. The HAHWG is a collaboration between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and many different sportsman’s groups throughout the state. As the title states, the HAHWG is focused on sharing the heritage of hunting and fishing with the next generation. Joe […]

Rambling Review: Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens

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Rambling Review: Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens Why: While traveling this summer, I used my iPhone as my primary camera, but I couldn’t always get great detail shots or get decent perspective on wide angled shots. On a recent trip to Arizona, however, to hike a small canyon north of Phoenix, I was able to capture detail […]