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Tim Romano

  • Boats

    Check out the ‘whitewater Porsche’

    The "Gunnimoon" is done!  On top of that, it has already completed its maiden voyage, a 20 day trip down the Grand Canyon.

    Unique new two-person dory gets christened in the Grand Canyon Back in January we introduced you to Justin Gallen at Raindog Boatworks. Justin, a newer member of the extremely small custom dory-building world, let us follow along as he designed and built what amounts to my dream boat. A design that, while not silly, is…

  • Boats

    An ode to the Louisiana marsh and the flats skiff

    For most folks in the Northern Hemisphere, trout fishing has been tough these past few months. Our favorite fish is locked away under sheets of ice or stuck to the bottom of deep-bottomed pools in sluggish rivers. Luckily for me I was introduced to the Louisiana marsh almost 20 years ago by none other than…

  • Boats

    A drift boat takes shape

    From the editor: A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a radical drift boat design from Justin Gallen over at Raindog Boatworks. Since then there have been a few updates. Today, we have another from Justin on how the boat is progressing.  By Justin Gallen Hey all you raindogs! We left off just having flipped the "Gunnimoon" over…

  • Trout Talk

    Strong, scary, powerful

    Why you don’t want to wade onto icy river edges during the thaw The ice jam release you see here comes courtesy of our friends at the Roaring Fork Conservancy (http://www.roaringfork.org/) on the upper Roaring Fork River here in Colorado a couple weeks ago. Ice jam releases are incredibly dangerous for both boaters and anglers. You…

  • Boats

    Update: Raindog Boatworks’ Two-Person Dory Build

    A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a radical drift boat design from Justin Gallen over at Raindog Boatworks. Today, we have an update from Justin on how the prototype boat is progressing.  From Justin… When we left off last, the boat was still on the strongback.  You build a form with cross members…

  • Trout Tips Boats

    TU Tested: The LavaBox Portable Campfire

    When I first stumbled across the Lavabox, it was a head-slapping “DUH” type of moment and I knew I immediately must try one out for an upcoming float trip.

    Do you like fire?  As in, “warm your hands and feet with a cup of something delicious and a marshmallow” kind of fire?   I love fires while camping, floating, and of course even in the back yard. But... fires take a little bit of work, time to set up, and there's always the cleanup.…

  • Boats

    Taking rafting to extremes

    Would you float the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world?  If you’ve been lucky enough to visit New Zealand, you know what an amazingly spectacular place it is. You also know the Kiwis take their extreme sports quite seriously and typically push everything to extremes.   Well, their approach to rafting is no different.   While…