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    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…

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    Southline Industries USA’s commitment to Bristol Bay

    Southline Industries USA, a veteran-owned small business, has crafted new knife sheaths and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts who are steadfast in their commitment to permanently protecting Bristol Bay. Fifty percent of proceeds from apparel will be donated to TU’s Save Bristol Bay efforts.   Southline has produced a new hand-crafted Kydex sheath for the Victorinox 3.25-inch paring/utility knife. This sheath is an improvement to the original…

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    Umpqua tarpon flies worked their magic in Mexico

    Since I lived in a landlocked state and only chase salty fish occasionally, I always find myself questioning my fly choice. Luckily, the team at Umpqua set us up with some nice boxes of flies to chase baby tarpon. We boarded the plane in Durango donning masks and carrying our rods and reels for our…

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    A bittersweet morning with the Redington Field Kit

    Bittersweet. That's how I'd describe my brief encounter with the Redington Field Kit, a clever compilation of a medium-fast-action fly rod, a sturdy and dependable reel and a fly line designed for the fishing you're doing at the time. A few weeks back, I took the Field Kit's tropical saltwater version with me to Long…

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    Simms launches new Flyweight collection

    It's an interesting time for fly fishing gear manufacturers. The ongoing pandemic has cancelled trade shows and outdoor expos, so marketing departments are working through what's become an unfortunate new normal. How do you introduce a consumer base — even a loyal one — to new products? Simms is facing that challenge as I write…

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    Artist Alana Louise crafts bandana to benefit TU

    Seattle artist Alana Louise has crafted a new bandana with a distinctly fishy appeal for Bandits Bandanas customers, and 10 percent of proceeds from the bandana's sale will go to Trout Unlimited. Titled "Anadromous," the bandana depicts a river full of sockeye salmon on an annual spawning run. It is now available to the masses…