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Josh Duplechian

  • Choosing the right float for the whole family

    The group text messages and emails have already started surfacing. Maybe it will become the topic of conversation in the corner at the annual holiday party. Your shiny new copy of the 2022 Trout Unlimited calendar has probably been opened a thousand times to start checking out the perfect dates. Can you guess what conversations…

  • Boats

    The offseason: Time to check your medical kit

    No matter how mellow or intense your river trips are it’s not a matter of if you’ll need a full medical kit but when. Our family of four and many of our river friends begin planning our overnight river trips in the early spring and we don’t conclude the fun until well after Labor Day.…

  • Boats

    Top 5 cold weather boating essentials

    It had to come sooner or later. The boat is tucked away all clean and covered for the winter and we’ve now turned our attention to winter pastimes that probably don’t require a shuttle driver. It’s easy to hang it all up for the winter but, like winter fishing, the boating can live on as…

  • Boats

    Returning rapids

    Dams will forever change a river. Sometimes I sit and wonder what certain rivers must have been like prior to a dam’s construction. That typically brings about more questions than answers. What was the river like years before? Were there bigger rapids? What was the fishing like? What did the native cultures lose when we…

  • Boats

    Stop apologizing and start asking questions

    I wouldn’t call myself an expert boater. I don't row the biggest lines or guide anglers on famous stretches of fabled trout water. What I can do is get my family and friends safely down most stretches without significant issues. Surprisingly, I’ve rowed for very few anglers in my seven years behind the oars. Our…

  • Boats

    A boat trailer’s curse

    Some things aren’t meant to last a lifetime. It was a good run of nearly six years, but I think it’s time to part ways with an old friend. I’m not a superstitious person but this raft trailer is cursed. I’m sure of it, which is why I’ve chosen to cut it loose on the…