Podcast: Fly Fishing in Cuba with Kristen Tripp

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Kristen Tripp of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures discusses fly fishing and travel to Cuba.

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Podcast: Destination Filmmaking with Gilbert Rowley

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From backcountry bull trout to grand slam pursuits in Costa Rica to battles with bluewater beasts in California, filmmaker Gilbert Rowley has been behind the camera for a number of impressive fly fishing films in recent years. In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Rowley discusses recent films and destination filmmaking.

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Save the Tongass National Forest

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With the tax bill, Congress snuck in an attack on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Now they are looking at a similar sneak attack on the treasured Tongass National Forest.

This unique ecosystem is nicknamed the “last salmon forest” and is home to beautiful lush rain forest, wild steelhead and salmon, and many animals. Deregulating the area would open it up to logging and other destruction that would be catastrophic.

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Podcast: The Colorado, Eagle, and South Platte Rivers with Duane Redford

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, guide Duane Redford discusses fly fishing the Colorado, Eagle, and South Platte Rivers — all world-class trout waters not too far from Denver.

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Podcast: Fly Fishing the Jungle Waters of Kendjam

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Rodrigo Salles of Untamed Angling and I discuss jungle fly fishing at Kendjam in Brazil.

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Podcast: The Ecological Crisis in the Florida Everglades with Joe Welbourn

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In an episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast, Joe Welbourn of Bullsugar.org discusses the ecological crisis in the Florida Everglades.

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America’s Favorite Flies Now Available

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After much anticipation, America’s Favorite Flies is now available.

This book is quite the accomplishment. After years of work, John Bryan and Rob Carter have brought together more than 200 anglers who have shared their favorite flies in a gorgeous 656 page book that is rich with images and testimonials about why each fly is a favorite. Contributors include everyone from President Jimmy Carter to Yvon Chouinard to yours truly. It’s certainly an honor to be part of this book, and as icing on the cake, the book benefits the James River Association and the Native Fish Society.

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Podcast: Fly Fishing for Golden Dorado in Bolivia at Tsimane

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The golden dorado of Tsimane in Bolivia attract anglers from all over the globe. In this episode of The Venturing Angler Podcast – sponsored by Nautilus Reels – Marcelo Pérez of Untamed Angling discusses jungle fly fishing for golden dorado at Tsimane.

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Gear Review: The Deck-Boss Boots from Grundéns

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At ICAST/IFTD 2017, I was getting the tour of the new lineup of products from Grundéns and was stopped dead in my tracks with a product that ultimately made my best of show list at the end of the weekend. The Grundéns Deck-Boss Boot was an eye-catching new footwear item that screamed of potential use possibilities. And since getting my hands on (and feet in) a pair, they have been my go-to boots for a range of situations.

Last year’s rains in California were intense and did a number of my shoes and boots at home. I seemed to always have wet shoes or boots, and wet feet were often the outcome of everything from walking the dog to walking to the car. Likewise, even just loading or unloading the truck when steelheading in the Northwest brought opportunity to spend the rest of the day soaked.

While I noticed folks around me started investing absurd amounts of money on luxury rain boots, I was inclined to wait to find something that was more appropriate when it comes to cost and what might better suit my needs. Enter the Grundéns Deck-Boss boots.

“Built by Fishermen, for Fishermen,” these boots have every feature you can imagine. Frankly, I was content with simply having them be waterproof and comfortable. But these boots go beyond.

For me, the most important feature is the “Herkules Grip” — a rubber traction technology that gives an impressive amount of grip. As previously mentioned on this site, I have an artificial hip that I always have to be conscious of in the field. I tested the grip on these boots to see how much traction they have, and it’s pretty dang impressive. I don’t feel I will be worrying about taking a spill on the hip in these boots.

Greundens Deck Boss Boots

You wouldn’t think deck or rain boots could be comfortable all day, but these boots are. When I get indoors and have the opportunity to switch to regular shoes, I usually opt to leave the boots on. This is largely due to the soft, perforated insole that sits on top of a “lower deck” that allows accumulation of liquid and drains.

Finally, these 15-inch boots have a silicon band that can be detached from the boot to wrap around your pants to keep you dry or keep your pants our of mud, puddles, or other undesirable terrain. And the boots can also fold down for added comfort when desired.

The Grundéns Deck-Boss boots come in men’s sizes 3 through 14 (with women’s equivalent) and cost $129.

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— Tim Harden

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Take Action on Pebble Mine

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The time to act is now. The Pebble Limited Partnership has applied for permits to make Pebble Mine happen. It’s looking scary …

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