camp chef rainier camper's combo stove review

Camp Chef Rainier Camper’s Combo Stove Review

Camp Chef Rainier Camper’s Combo Stove Review – There are essentially two similar product options that you see on their website for this stove. One has the griddle only and the combo version has the griddle and grill. I think it’s worth noting because the price difference is minimal and having […]

simms riprap sandal review

Simms RipRap Wading Sandals Review

Simms RipRap Wading Sandals Review – I’m glad I didn’t review these in the first couple of weeks. I actually quit wearing them for a month because they just didn’t fit right. It was also the dead of winter and snow on the ground may have contributed a bit. I […]

cortland compact sink line

Cortland Compact Sink Fly Line Review

The Cortland Compact Sink fly line has quickly become a favorite in my trout arsenal. I’ve been fishing this line for about 3-months now in a variety of different scenarios and conditions. I fished it while wading in a few Montana rivers, from moving rafts and in a lake environment […]

camping breakfast burrito recipe
Out There

Easy Camping Breakfast Burrito Recipe

I’m not a fan of camp dishes, especially in the morning. Making this camping breakfast burrito recipe in advance is the easy and makes your morning meal quick and easy. Dishes after dinner are not a big deal when you are winding down for the evening but breakfast is another […]

simms dry creek backpack review

Simms Dry Creek Backpack Review

Simms Dry Creek Backpack Review – I spent a good two years looking around for a pack I liked. I’ve gone through several vests, backpacks and hip packs in the last ten years and knew pretty specifically what I wanted. A friend has a Sage backpack that is a great […]

hypalon raft repair

Hypalon Raft Repair Guide and Kits

Hypalon Raft Repair – I own an old Achilles bucket boat and took it down the Smith River in Montana this year. I had picked up a trailer for the boat and it didn’t fit between the wheel wells. I rode it sitting on one wheel well to the river […]

fly fishing book

Fly Fishing Book Giveaway: Grab Your Free Copy

You probably noticed a popup when you first hopped on the site. I’m doing a fly fishing book giveaway with Subsurface Fly Fishing for Trophy Trout. I wrote the book during a blur of non-stop fishing in my mid-twenties. For a few years there, I was guiding around 100 days […]

big hole river montana brown trout
The Road

Montana Fly Fishing Trip: 3 Days of Awesome

Runoff has been a pretty major event around Missoula this year. It’s basically a flood and even the sure bets like Rock Creek are blown. The creeks are still closed and fishing reports from around the state are ominous. That leaves the Missouri and Bighorn for rivers and rubbing elbows […]