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    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…

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    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…

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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…