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Gear Review: The Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag

Patagonia is world-renowned for what it makes but is also known for what it doesn’t make. Shying away from tents, fanny packs, and shoes, Patagonia is known to keep a narrow focus. With that, it came as a surprise when … Continue reading

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Review: The Thomas & Thomas Exocett Surf for the Demands of Coastal Fly Fishing

Fly fishing the surf is no beach picnic. The elements alone — especially on the Pacific — can be demanding. Trekking through the cold water, navigating the occasional rogue wave (that has potential to kill you if you’re taken down … Continue reading

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Review: The Sage SALT HD Fly Rod for Saltwater Fly Fishing

As frequent visitors of The Venturing Angler know, I went bonkers over the Sage SALT rod when it came out several years ago. I actually did two reviews of the rod before then becoming the proud owner of Sage SALTs … 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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Fly Fishing Gear Review: RIO Switch Chucker Line (The Venturing Angler)

From The Venturing Angler: The two-handed rod craze is now in full swing (pun), and new products that satisfy the appetite of switch and Spey casters are in high demand. For covering big water in all-day casting, many anglers have … Continue reading

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Fly Rod Review: The Sage Motive Series is Superb for Saltwater (The Venturing Angler)

One of the rod releases from Sage this year is the Motive Series. A reasonably-priced, high-end saltwater rod, the news of the release peaked interest a few months ago, but when (not literally) running up and down the isles of … Continue reading

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