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    The most over-the-top drift boat ever?

    Did the headline grab you? Good, because this might be a slight exaggeration. Or maybe not. Over the weekend, my buddy sent me a link to a boat over on a group we belong to on Facebook called Drift Boats Unlimited. In the posting, a gentleman named Grant Brown had about 25 images of a…

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    Nothing beats the heat like a Bimini

    This year I custom fit a stainless, Sunbrella material version from River Sombrero to my drift boat of all things

    As an angler first when I started boating, I’ve been a little slow to the "shade game" on my vessels as it was never a priority. Since having kids (the main reason), doing extended desert floats, and multi-day trips where fishing isn’t really part of the equation, I’ve become a little softer in my old…

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    TU tested: the Tornado Anchor

    I'll be honest, I never really thought there was much difference in what anchor you choose for your raft or drift boat, other than the different types used for very specific river bottoms or volume of water. There are pyramid anchors, spike anchors, digger anchors, three sided ... or even a bag of rocks. They…

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    Summer reading: ‘The Emerald Mile’

    Our beloved Colorado River has been on my mind a lot recently. Low water, rising temperatures and new fishing restrictions have caused me to reflect on years past. While conditions may seem dire and it’s easy to get caught up in being borderline angry about the state of water in the West, I think now…

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    Quick tip: use 2x4s for a drift boat trailer stand

    I almost destroyed a newly refurbished wooden drift boat years ago by not checking on it for a couple of weeks

    Raft-folk, you'll have no idea what I'm talking about, but if you own a drift boat and store it outside for any length of time you understand what a problem snow and rain can pose, no matter the material of your boat. I learned long ago that raising your bow in the air, chocking your…

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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 --…