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Tim Romano

  • Boats

    Video: Five exercises to get you in shape for rowing season

    Then it hit me while working out yesterday, perhaps I should concentrate on some exercises that will help me prepare for not only some big rafting trips I have coming up, but the entire season.

    I snuck in my first float of the season two weeks ago. It was a solo affair on a section of the Colorado I know very well. Since then it has proceeded to snow or rain at least every other day in my neck of the woods and really put a damper on boating. I…

  • Video: A solid knot for attaching an anchor to a raft or drift boat

    Video: A solid knot for attaching an anchor for a raft or driftboat.

    I'm not (pun intended) sure I even know what exactly this specific knot in the video below is actually called. It seems to be a variation on the anchor bend. What I can tell you is that it works for connecting an anchor line to an anchor. Very well. Of course this is only if…

  • Boats

    Video: Navigating a turn in a drift boat

    It’s one thing to float down a river in a drift boat or a raft while not fishing. There’s no doubt it takes skill and lots of practice to become masterful at it. But, it's completely different to row someone while fishing. I might even go out on a limb and say the best rowers…

  • Boats

    How to keep your fishing boat quiet

    There are many considerations when getting into a boat. These obviously include safety, comfort and logistics. This list goes on and on, but the one thing anglers need to think about that other boaters do not, is noise. It's is a much bigger problem in hard boats versus rafts, but these quick tips can work…

  • Boats

    Would you circumnavigate 1,300 miles of Florida’s coast conservation?

    Would you circumnavigate 1300 miles of Florida's coast at ONE GO in a technical poling skiff for conservation?

    And would you do it in a skiff? Without docking even once? If you would, you’d qualify as one of the crazy skiff captains competing in the 2021 Skiff Challenge later this week. Yes, people actually do this. They get in an 18-foot (max) skiff in Pensacola and literally do not stop, minus the halfway…

  • Boats

    Using the human anchor to catch more fish

    Using the human anchor to catch more fish.

    Anchors seem to be a common talking point when angling boaters get together. How big? How small? What type? How heavy? The debates can go on forever. There's one type, though, that some of you may have not tried though. The human anchor. Seriously. Many years ago I had the privilege of being invited to…