Category Archives: Gear

Gear Review: The YETI Panga Waterproof Duffel

For traveling anglers and other adventurers, very few pieces of gear are more important than a duffel bag, and for some, a good duffel is the foundational piece of gear that holds critical value. (After all, the duffel is what … Continue reading

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Gear Review: The Patagonia Tough Puff Hoody

“The Patagonia Nano Puff is the greatest jacket ever made.” It would be impossible to even guess how many times I’ve repeated these words. In fact, it’s probably so frequent that it classifies as excessive. Like Uncle Rico talking about … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Duo: Sage Switch Rods for Fly Fishing the Striper Surf

In my years of fly fishing in California, I’ve frequently heard anglers say that there isn’t really any fly fishing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many anglers commit to trout or steelheading (generally 5+ hours away), and there are … Continue reading

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Review: The Patagonia Rio Gallegos Front Zip-Waders

From The Venturing Angler: The new Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders are built for performance. Building upon existing technologies and innovation, Patagonia has made improvements to their Rio Gallegos line with benefits that deserve tremendous praise. I first got a glimpse … Continue reading

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Sage SALT review revisited

The Sage SALT has been with us for about a year now. A year ago, I had the privilege of demoing the rod at the casting club and putting together a review with George Revel of Lost Coast Outfitters. Normally … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Gear Review: RIO Permit Line

From The Venturing Angler: “That line is going to hold you back,” I insisted last week to an angler who let me cast his permit rod. I am generally not one to criticize someone else’s gear, but in this case, … Continue reading

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8 Favorite Pieces of Fly Fishing Gear

1. Sage One Switch Rod -I love this rod. It’s fast enough to hand the surf and bays in the wind, but it has plenty feel and hardly feels like a big rod (in the best ways). I use the … Continue reading

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