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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…

  • Trout Talk Featured Gear reviews

    Books: The Orvis Guide to the Essential American Flies

    Originally printed in 2011, and including a foreword by the late Lefty Kreh, this book drills down on 20 patterns

    I was delighted to receive an advance paperback copy of The Orvis Guide to the Essential American Flies by Tom Rosenbauer, because it just snowed for the first time this fall and as such, I’m about to enter what I call “tying season.” And when I tie, I like to focus on the basics, spinning…