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…
Dinner Time Conservation
I understood what years of talking about water, rivers, fishing and agriculture have done to them. It’s made them advocates. It’s made them passionate.
Most every home has a dinner table ritual. Ours is a mixed bag of content typically. With an eight- and ten-year-old often leading the discussion it’s our job as parents to listen and respond when appropriate. These are moments in my day I look forward to. Like a trip down a river, they’re filled with…
New year, old lessons
Get ready for float season Earlier this week the gauges were turned on near our favorite stretch of home water. That can mean only one thing: boating season is here! The shift of seasons should remind you to do your due diligence when it comes to preparing your boat and family for getting out on…
Used or new?
What’s the right decision in buying boat equipment?
What’s the right decision in buying boat equipment? Getting into rafting or a hard-sided drift boat can be downright expensive. When starting to do research on what you’ll need, it all can add up rather quickly. Trust me. I’ve spent the better part of seven years building up our raft and there are still things…
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…
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…
Dory Land | a film presented by OARS
A couple of weeks ago something came across the usual wintertime feed scroll. Full disclosure, I’ve had Idaho on my mind since I moved over 14 years ago, and this video adds a bucket of kerosene to the fire. Wooden dories, whitewater, big canyons, and great people make this video the perfect solution to anyone’s…