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Gear Review: Dousing in DEET can be sticky and smelly

The best fishing hours are buggy hours; dawn an dusk. This little lantern repels no-see-ums and mosquitoes in a 15-foot X 15-foot space up to 12 hours on one cartridge [...]

May 22, 2015 Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Gear Review: “Gadgets” that save time and money

The gadgets that we like and use can, generally, be stuffed into our pockets, handily retrieved and used to do things better than by hand. [...]

May 20, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: RIO Saltwater Tropical Intermediate

A guide buddy told me after sticking a few small bass on it on Sunday that he was going to rig all his flat's fishing setups with the Rio Tropical I/I. [...]

May 19, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Is SharkWave the fly line for you?

Scientific Anglers, knowing they were onto something, went back to the drawing-board. They married Mastery fly line technology to their SharkSkin technology. [...]

April 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Starts engine? Charges phone? Fits in pocket?

Weego is pocket sized and capable of starting boats, cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and more, as well as charging phones, tablets, speakers and other USB devices [...]

February 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Banshee lock/alarm gives you and your hitch peace of mind

The Banshee is a weatherproof alarm-equipped padlock that gives out an ear piercing 110-decibel alarm that can only be turned-off by the unit’s key. [...]

January 21, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: A good hip pack is a bonefish flats or walk-in fishing necessity

If you fish flats afoot, walk-in fish or even fish from a boat, there's always: leader change-out times, new fly time, tool time, and more. So accessing things is either a rummaging chore or it's easy - choose easy [...]

December 31, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Gear Review, Slide

Gear Review: Holiday gift guide for the avid angler

Here are some stellar gift ideas for the fisherman in your life. Or perhaps you need some ideas to whisper in Santa's ear to make your 2015 all the merrier... [...]

December 18, 2014 Boating, Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Gift Ideas, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Cheeky Reels Mojo 425

I got my hands on this sweet reel about a month ago and fished it hard in Montauk with many of my clients this Fall... [...]

October 28, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Get Cheeky! Performance reels with serious style.

Since 2009, Cheeky has dedicated themselves to creating stylized large arbor fly fishing reels with exceptional performance in mind. [...]

May 20, 2013 Gear, RECENT, Slide, Spot