Fishpond San Juan Chest Pack Review

I have been using the Fishpond San Juan chest pack for a while now on a variety of streams and really like it for tenkara fishing.  I couldn’t find one locally, but luckily, Colorado Skies Outfitters (my local fly shop here in Parker) was cool enough to pick one up from their distributor and got me one within 24 hours.  That was great customer service!  Here’s a video of what I like and don’t like about the pack....

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Tenkara USA Ito Review
Oct25

Tenkara USA Ito Review

  I recently broke down and bought a Tenkara USA Ito after hearing a lot of buzz and positive reviews on it.  To be honest, my first experience with the Ito didn’t make a great impression on me.  I had cast one a few times and thought it was too slow and longer than I really needed.  But what I didn’t realize was that the Ito grows on you and once you fish it a few times and drop some preconceived notions, you finally...

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Big Shipment of Trico Ultralight Fly Fishing Packs has Arrived!
May12

Big Shipment of Trico Ultralight Fly Fishing Packs has Arrived!

FINALLY got the big shipment in I’ve been waiting for!  The Tricos are officially back in stock and hopefully for good.  To all of you who have been so patient in waiting for them, thanks!  Also, from now on, we’re including a custom foam fly drying patch with each one.  Get them...

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What I carry in my Ultralight Fly Fishing Pack

A lot of people have asked me what I carry in my pack for UL fly fishing and backpacking trips so I thought I’d do a quick video about it.  It’s called the Trico and I’d be curious to hear what others carry and see if it’s similar to my setup or what other gear you...

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The RIBZ Front Pack For Backpacking and Fly Fishing

As a semi-minimalist who likes to combine outdoor sports (yeah, you guessed it:  backpacking and fly fishing), I’m always on the lookout for multi-purpose gear to enhance my outings without adding a lot of bulk and weight.  Enter the RIBZ front pack.  Wear it up the trail to balance out your load and make your pack feel lighter, use it as a summit pack or for day hikes from base camp, or make it your fly vest on backpacking...

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The Tilley T3:  A Good Hat for Backpacking, Flyfishing, and Everything Else!
Sep25

The Tilley T3: A Good Hat for Backpacking, Flyfishing, and Everything Else!

Ever since I got into ultra-light backpacking and fly fishing, I have been constantly thinking about which pieces of gear I can do away with and which ones I find multi-use and indispensable. Recently, I turned my attention to my hat. Sure, on the surface, hats might not be as sexy as a new, shiny fly reel or tricked out backpack; however, I have come to feel a new sense of appreciation for a very simple hat I unwittingly incorporated...

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