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    Do you even surf, bro?

    What, does this have to do with fishing you ask? Nothing really, other than it got me pondering about utilizing whitewater techniques for fishing and vice versa.

    The absurd image and video you see here is me taking one of my boats out for its maiden voyage a couple of weeks ago on the North Saint Vrain (thank you Charlie Bloch for the video). We got said boat more for paddling fun on local creeks and rivers, and stealthy fish missions --…

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    Why you should always carry a spare oar

    A few weeks ago my good friends who shall remain faceless and nameless to protect their identity/stupidity took a little trip to float a river just north of the Colorado border in Wyoming. Before the trip I was told they talked about the fact that they had somehow misplaced the spare oar for the single…

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    Teach the kids to row their own watercraft

    What do you do when the kids get a bit older and you're tired of handing out snack after snack on big river trips? Get them their own watercraft. We all want our kids to learn the river from their own perspective and to safely make mistakes and corrections while the consequences are low. The…

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    Quick Tip: Girth hitch your cam straps

    All it really consists of is using a girth hitch to attach your cam-strap to the frame, d-ring ... whatever really

    Look at 10 different rafts and you most likely see 10 different ways to rig the exact same thing. Almost every time I go out on a trip with other folks for an extended period of time, I learn something about rigging. Some good, some bad, and some will change the way you do things…

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    Record-low flows make floating the Smith a bad bet

    Typical spring flows on Montana's Smith River are completely navigable. But last week, the river's flows hit an all-time low of 116 cfs. Greg McReynolds photo. Montana’s fabled Smith River at the Eagle Creek gauge shattered a low-flow record last week, and the outlook for anglers with float permits this summer is beyond bleak.  As…

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    Two products from Yeti every river rat should consider

    Our good friend Geoff Mueller who's an author, editor and migratory gear geek is spending the summer living in Dutch John, Utah, perched in his camper above the A section of the Green River. He and his wife Kat who manages Western Rivers Flyfisher and Guide Service are as hardcore as it gets on the…