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dory

  • Boats

    Check out the world’s most amazing dory

    A few weeks ago I missed the annual Wooden Boat Float on the Colorado river due to "old man back." It was a bummer in many respects, as I had been looking forward to the event for many months and hoped to bring you all some stories and pictures. My friend Andy Toohey (creator of…

  • Boats

    Summer reading: ‘The Emerald Mile’

    Our beloved Colorado River has been on my mind a lot recently. Low water, rising temperatures and new fishing restrictions have caused me to reflect on years past. While conditions may seem dire and it’s easy to get caught up in being borderline angry about the state of water in the West, I think now…

  • Boats

    Quick tip: use 2x4s for a drift boat trailer stand

    I almost destroyed a newly refurbished wooden drift boat years ago by not checking on it for a couple of weeks

    Raft-folk, you'll have no idea what I'm talking about, but if you own a drift boat and store it outside for any length of time you understand what a problem snow and rain can pose, no matter the material of your boat. I learned long ago that raising your bow in the air, chocking your…

  • Trout Talk

    ‘A fair curve from a noble plan’

    Need advice… “gonna build me a boat.” My whole life has been shaped by water. If I’m not on water… on a lake, or an ocean, or especially a river… riding the currents and such, I get downright cranky. I’m still like a baby that needs rocking. I also consider Guy Clark to be among the…