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Road Trip – Fly Fishing Alberta

Road tripping through Canada and fly fishing Alberta has always been a dream trip for me. The stars aligned last August with an unexpected break between jobs and housing, a thousand dollar van with a makeshift bed and enough smoke filled air in Montana to drive anyone crazy. So I […]

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Netflix and Hulu Picks for Fly Tying Benders

Netflix always releases a bunch of new series in the spring. I love combining fly tying benders with binge watching as I restock my boxes for the season. I’d say about 80-percent of my bugs get tied while binge watching movies and crime dramas in February, March and April. I […]

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The Road

Interior Campervan Framing

Framing up the campervan interior went well. I decided to run storage boxes along the side wall with a divider for the kitchen area. Eventually, that divider will likely hold a few hooks to hang stuff or potentially a spice rack. Overhead there is a cabinet that is mostly framed […]

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Cortland Floating Fly Line Roundup

I did a much needed overhaul on my deteriorated floating fly lines this spring and added a few Cortland fly lines to the mix. They have some really cool options with general and specialty line models. Trout Boss Fly Line Review I picked this one up in a WF 6. […]

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Redington i.D Fly Reel Review

I keep it honest with my reviews. For example, an upcoming wader review will discuss a leak development that should never have happened. When it comes to the Redington i.D fly reel, it’s really all good things. Are there better reels out there? Absolutely. Do they perform well and cost […]

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Campervan Flooring Install

Installing the campervan flooring was fairly easy. I had a smooth, level surface to set the stick on floor tiles. The sub-floor is 7/16 OSB and the only issues were a few protruding screw heads and the area around the wheel well where I didn’t have a totally accurate cut […]

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New Drift Boat! Unnamed for now

Names are earned so this gal is yet to be identified by a grouping of letters. It’s not for a lack of history though. Although the skiff is new to me, she’s seen her share of time on the water. The guy who sold it to me said it was […]

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Camper Van Conversion – Interior Subfloor

Stripping the interior and building the sub floor and sidewalls was fairly simple. My cuts over the wheel wells were less than accurate but it came together well. If you plan on doing this in an Astro or Safari Van, I recommend having a grinder with a metal cutting wheel. […]

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Fly Fishing Photography – Taking Selfies

I really dislike the term selfie. Sounds like something out of a teenagers mouth but the glove does fit. I used to take the occasional self photo of fish on my Pentax waterproof point and shoot. It involved a self timer and some guesswork to take photos that rarely worked […]