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    TU tested: Tajima replacement polarized lenses

    I’ll admit I have become kind of a lens-snob, in that I do prefer certain lenses in certain conditions

    I absolutely love sight fishing. See the fish… make the cast… that’s top of the game.  Heck, I like just spotting fish as much as I like catching them. As such, my polarized glasses are as important to me as the rod and reel I fish.  Put it this way… if I drive to the…

  • Gear reviews

    TU tested: Korker’s ‘River Ops’ wading boots

    This is a really well-engineered wading boot. Period

    ($259.99; korkers.com) Some wading boots are getting expensive. But I’ve always seen the value in Korkers boots because they’re built with an “Omnitrax” system that allows you to switch soles (they come with two sets.) So it’s like getting two pairs of boots in one. Say you prefer wading in studs, but your fishing friend doesn’t want…

  • Boats

    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…

  • Gear reviews

    EZ-P Zipper provides an answer to nature’s call

    It is an immutable fact that when you are out in nature, sometimes nature calls. It is also an undeniable fact that removing multiple layers of sling packs, vests, jackets, belts and waders in order to answer nature’s call is both inconvenient and can be detrimental to speedy relief.  This is especially true if an angler…

  • Gear reviews

    RIO’s Elite Tarpon line did the trick

    An angler casts to tarpon in Mexico.

    It might sounds counterintuitive, especially to new anglers, but having a good line can make a long day of casting heavy fly rods much less exhausting. Having just recovered from a year and a half worth of cancer treatments, I was grateful for that fact. On our recent trip to Tarpon Cay Lodge in Rio…

  • Gear reviews

    Duck Camp donating portion of online sales to TU

    Through June 7, Duck Camp, the trendy Texas-based maker of a wide variety of warm, lightweight or in-between functional apparel for all types of fishing and hunting, will earmark a portion of all online sales to Trout Unlimited. And if you buy a certain amount you get a free TU membership, so tell your non-member…