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Josh Duplechian

  • Boats

    Low water, big problems

    Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. You’d think I was checking the score for game seven of the World Series, but I wasn’t. Obsessively, I hit refresh on my trusty Riverbrain app no less than 50 times the day before our trip hoping to see the spike go up on our beloved Colorado River. But the flows didn’t…

  • Boats

    It’s National Fishing and Boating Week

    Here's how you can celebrate all across the country It’s National Fishing and Boating Week across the country. As witnessed by many last year during the height of the pandemic people all across the country turned to the outdoors to provide themselves and their families with the space they needed to be with their loved…

  • A new river every year

    A new river is always humbling. To diversify the waters on your list will force even the most experienced to plan, prepare, pack and row differently. This is how you become a better rower and angler. A new river often forces you to meet new people who know the river. Often, it’s easy to get…

  • Simple tips for fishing from a boat

    Maybe you booked a trip last year and it was postponed. Maybe you or one of your friends was fortunate enough to purchase a new boat this past year. Either way you’re going to need to learn how to properly fish from a boat at some point. Full disclosure, I’ve made all of these mistakes…

  • A loo with a view

    Groovers. Latrines. Thrones. Loos. Wait a second, I just realized that this may not be the cleanest conversation that has hit the Thalweg blog thus far. If you’ve done multi-day river trips, then you’ve certainly had conversations about the topic. Maybe it’s been on your pre-planning checklist. There’s plenty of discussion out there on various…

  • A simple tarp should be a priority for any river trip

    How is it that one piece of gear can save an entire trip? After spending four extremely variable weather days on Montana’s famed Smith River, the conclusion was the tarp saved the trip. Let me explain. It’s no secret spring weather in Montana can throw anything your way. One day can be 60 degrees and…

  • Back that trailer up

    It’s a common scenario. You pull up ready for a day on the water and the boat ramp is a circus. Gear, dogs, boats and people everywhere. You’ve done your due diligence and prepared your boat off to the side and are now ready to launch. I’ve had a couple of stressful moments trying to…