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Rafts

  • The River Dog

    Dogs have their place on a boat, period. Pardon my preference to the canine companions we all love so much but it’s true. When you bring a dog on a boat, or in our case a barge sized raft loaded to the gills with camping equipment, you often spend your day receiving smiles and waves…

  • Boats

    Learning from our mistakes

    The greatest part about making mistakes is learning something new. Some say if you’re not making mistakes then you’re not getting better. I couldn’t agree more. Recently, on a trip down to southern Utah with the family in tow, I learned that it’s no fun to disassemble an entire 14-foot raft and all of its…

  • Boats

    River safety, rowing tips and fishing from a boat

    Earlier this week I rambled on about river etiquette and how not to be a jerk on the river. Since this little editorial space is so new, we might as well get some housekeeping out of the way and talk about one of the most important aspects when on the water besides etiquette. How to…

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    River etiquette while fishing from a boat

    As winter creeps toward spring, boats are unwrapped, repaired, blown-up and trailers are readied for that first float of the year. As such, I thought it good time to get a conversation going about river etiquette. New to the game? Read on. Been boating for 20 years? Cool. Join the conversation and perhaps float (pun…

  • Boats

    Boats are for fishing?

    Most people in the fishing realm “get into” boats for one reason. To get to the fish. As an angler first, that’s why I was initially intrigued too — it was a means to an end. These days, though, there’s more to a boat for me than just the fishing. I’m almost to point where…

  • Boats

    The Thalweg: Thoughts on boats, fishing and everything in between

    The Thalweg: Thoughts on boats, fishing and everything in between.

    Editor's note: The Thalweg is a frequent blog about boats and the waters we float. It's composed by TU Senior Producer Josh Duplechian and Tim Romano, an award-winning photographer. A number of years ago TROUT Magazine published a very sad story of mine about a wooden fishing boat I’d spent years restoring and then tragically…

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    The Thalweg: Of boats, rivers and obsessions

    One could say I have a healthy obsession with rivers. There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think about the sounds, sights and smells of a river. The love of being on a river is shown directly, not only in my photographs, but also in trip planning with family and friends. Hell, I’ve even convinced someone to let me make a career protecting rivers.

    Editor's note: Thalweg is a frequent blog about boats and the waters we float. It's composed by TU Senior Producer Josh Duplechian and Tim Romano, an award-winning photographer. Obsessions are born from experiences, and often fed by insatiable curiosity. Quiet nights spent studying while weekday lunch breaks leave many daydreaming. One could say I have…