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Patching up Drysuits and Waders

November 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

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If you wear anything to keep waterproof, be it waders or a dry suit, and you spend any time fishing, chances are at some point there will be a hole that will make for a miserable discovery. Breathable dry gear is expensive–a couple hundred bucks each for waders and dry tops, and much more for […]

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NRS Chinook — Upgraded for 2013!

December 30th, 2012 · No Comments

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Just saw that NRS has the new 2013 NRS Chinook Mesh Back Fishing PFD live on the website now! The 2013 Chinook is a lot like the older model, but let me show you a couple cool new features. In the left corner, you’ll see the new knife lash tab. In the past, there was […]

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Cold Water Immersion and Survival « Kayak Dave’s

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

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I know I’ve talked about dressing for immersion more times than we can count, but I had to share this (older) blog post from Kayak Dave. While he rehashes a lot of what I’ve said in the past, he does say it a lot better than I ever have. Cold Water Immersion and Survival « […]

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so you want to do some kayaking fishing…

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments

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…but you don’t know where to start. Tomorrow, Soul River is hosting a Kayak Fly Fishing Clinic at Portland Kayak. I will be the presenter and will have a few of my kayaks on hand to go over safety and rigging. We’ll also be going over popular places to do some kayak fly fishing. All […]

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Why this shouldn’t have happened

January 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Teen kayaker rescued on Willamette River http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Teen-critical-after-rescue-on-Willamette-River-138291259.html This shouldn’t have happened. For those of you outside of the area, we’ve had a tough couple weeks of rain, and a bit of snow. There are some small rural highways that are still underwater from flooding. Here’s what I see need to be learned from this situation:

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