Category: Gear Reviews

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Exterus Ebb Series Sling Pack – Gear Review (sorta)

So, at my sister’s wedding rehearsal the other day, my brother approached me about sling packs. He was in the market, and was wondering whether I could make any recommendations, post a review on the blog, or otherwise point him in the right direction. I got home and had an opportunity to check my email. read more …


Strip-Set – Some Thoughts

If people have been talking about a fly-fishing book recently, there’s about a 50/50 shot it was written by George Daniels. Daniels has been a big name in the fly fishing world for some time, especially following his 2011 release of “Dynamic Nymphing.” Despite being his first book, it has been incredibly popular with anglers, read more …


Gear Review – Simm’s G3 Guide Boot

About a year ago, I finally had an opportunity to upgrade my wading situation. I’d previously been working with a standard set of Pro-Line chest-high Neoprene waders with the built in boots… and after a few years of use, I was definitely ready for an upgrade. Realistically, they’re great for coldwater situations, like steelheading or read more …


Anchored with April Vokey – Some Thoughts

“Join well known angler, April Vokey, as she interviews some of the most influential people involved in the fishing world today. Learn more about their careers, opinions, history, relationships, and life both on and off the water.” I think Vokey provides a spot-on description… and personally I can say that I’m a huge fan of read more …


The Fly Fish Journal

Need a classier coffee table... Excellent Reading

When the fiancée discussed stopping at Barnes & Noble to pick out the latest bridal magazines, it slipped through. Past my lips; the last barricade between my thoughts  and the outside world… an almost imperceptible groan. I flinched when I heard it, and lowered my head – an involuntary defense mechanism almost entirely attributable to read more …


The Itinerant Angler Podcast – (the 9-5 survival kit)

My seat at the cubicle farm is adjacent to ‘the pop fridge…’ a blessing and a curse. While a practical warehouse of caffeine sits mere steps away, I’m stuck listening to the prattle of every high-strung schmuck looking for my favored fix. And that’s how it started. When it came to shutting out my co-workers, read more …


Blue Halo Retroflex II Rod-build

Blue Halo Retroflex II Blue Halo Retroflex II

Retroflex II Impulse Catching my first brookie earlier this year has really got me hankering for an ultralight fly rod.  But it’s probably more of a sickness than anything.  I’m innocently reading some posts on Cameron Mortenson’s the other day, and WHAM! … the next thing I know, I’m looking at an order confirmation read more …


Allen Company Black River Chest Pack Review

Let’s face it. We’ve all had that moment. You’re at your small local shop. Maybe it’s a trade show. You walk to the ‘soft goods’ section and see that perfectly sized bag. Small enough to hold just the essentials – nothing to offend the harshest mimalist sensitivities. You look it over, and there it is. read more …