Gear reviews

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    Cool Fishing Shirts, Custom Designed for TU…

    Oshki turns recycled Great Lakes plastic into fashion.

    Oshki turns recycled Great Lakes plastic into fashion. Jackson Riegler wanted to be a marine biologist. Or maybe a scuba diver. He was a kid from small-town Michigan in love with the Great Lakes. Now as a newly-minted University of Michigan graduate, he’s swimming in fashion-industry waters poised to make an even bigger difference on…

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    TU Tested – The 2022 Gift Guide

    NRS Slipstream Series Deluxe packages starting at $4,495.00 • With 50 years of innovation, NRS (Northwest River Supply), is highlighting their well-deserved reputation in whitewater and marrying it with the angling community. This year, NRS released an angler dedicated inflatable, the Slipstream series. A sure challenger to any drift boat, the Slipstream is worthy…

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    Deeter: I really wish there were a new company selling XXXXXX to anglers

    Even though I have some favorite brands, I think competition spurs innovation, and that pushes everyone to get a little better. I’m eager to watch what unfolds.

    We are quickly approaching the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show March 30-April 1 in Salt Lake City. That’s where the angling business community usually sees the debut of new products like reels, rods and the like. I’m like a kid in a candy store when I go there, and this year will be interesting,…

  • Boats Fishing Gear reviews

    Holiday Gifts for River Rats

    Because you’re here reading this, you’re more than likely into fishing… and boats. Probably both! This guide to last-minute gift ideas was compiled by TU’s resident filmmaker and boat driver Josh Duplechian and our at-large photographer/oarsman Tim Romano. While it’s short on fishing gear, it’s long on accessories that make any boat lover happy. Costa…

  • Boats Featured Gear reviews

    Take care of your feet

    Footwear matters on the river, especially when you’re putting in big miles and days in and out of the boat. If you can keep your feet happy, the rest will follow

    A couple of weeks ago I showed up to a friend’s house after a day on the water. My choice in footwear became the focus of conversation. One would assume I was going for a mid-day stroll in my Crocs and socks. “What in the world are you wearing?” “Do those work?” They were talking…