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Boating

  • Boats

    Stop apologizing and start asking questions

    I wouldn’t call myself an expert boater. I don't row the biggest lines or guide anglers on famous stretches of fabled trout water. What I can do is get my family and friends safely down most stretches without significant issues. Surprisingly, I’ve rowed for very few anglers in my seven years behind the oars. Our…

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    Consider an ‘extras’ box for your boat.

    What do I mean by extras? Well, just that. Little things you or your boating/fishing partner might forget. Items that would really bum you out if you forgot em... like your sunglasses, or a rain jacket. Things that might not completely ruin your day, but would make the day a touch more difficult or uncomfortable.…

  • Boats

    Using hand signals to communicate on the river

    If you boat and fish long enough, at some point you'll run into an emergency situation on the river. Most of the time you can't hear very well due to thousands of cubic feet of water rushing by and many times you'll be separated by large distances or dangerous obstacles. That's why knowing at least…

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    What’s the most important piece of gear when going boating?

    Is it your PFD? Probably. What about a spare oar? We all know what happens when you forget that important piece of equipment. First-aid kit? That's an obvious one. What's not as obvious, easily forgotten and potentially dangerous is forgetting the spare key. Dude, wait. Where are the keys? I'd argue it’s almost as important…

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    It’s National Fishing and Boating Week

    Here's how you can celebrate all across the country It’s National Fishing and Boating Week across the country. As witnessed by many last year during the height of the pandemic people all across the country turned to the outdoors to provide themselves and their families with the space they needed to be with their loved…

  • A simple tarp should be a priority for any river trip

    How is it that one piece of gear can save an entire trip? After spending four extremely variable weather days on Montana’s famed Smith River, the conclusion was the tarp saved the trip. Let me explain. It’s no secret spring weather in Montana can throw anything your way. One day can be 60 degrees and…

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    Video: Five exercises to get you in shape for rowing season

    Then it hit me while working out yesterday, perhaps I should concentrate on some exercises that will help me prepare for not only some big rafting trips I have coming up, but the entire season.

    I snuck in my first float of the season two weeks ago. It was a solo affair on a section of the Colorado I know very well. Since then it has proceeded to snow or rain at least every other day in my neck of the woods and really put a damper on boating. I…