Episode 96 – Gear we like and companies we like to support

What happens when outdoor companies and personalities get huge? Does quality, content or customer service suffer? Should politics play a role in a company you support? Fairbanks resident Harrison Gottschling and I discuss brands, products and outdoor companies we like to support as your average run-of-the-mill outdoorsmen. Harrison and I discussed his Dall sheep hunt…

Gear Review – fly lines

Fly line is expensive and pretty important to the whole fly fishing thing. The line that came with my starter kit was supposed to float, but only hesitated on the surface before sinking. I was turned on to Rio products early in my fly fishing days and haven’t been disappointed. The Trout LT is a…

Gear Review – Anchor super soft split shot

I bought some Anchor split shot because it was a bit cheaper and I got a ton for the price. The lead is super soft as advertised, but even soft application of pressure with anything solid deformed the lead. Not all the lead is cut with precision and some are so shallow the shot doesn’t…

Gear Review – Dinsmore Egg shaped split shot

During my first trip to the Upper Sacramento River, I was instructed to buy split shot to ensure my nymphs would get to where the fish were. A staff member at The Fly Shop directed me to these split shot and they have not disappointed. First off the shot come in an easy to use…

Gear Review – Kodak PlaySport waterproof pocket camcorder

My buddy Danny brought an underwater camera to Alaska this past summer and we got some great salmon footage. So when I saw the Kodak PlaySport bundle that included a little tripod, remote control and floating attachment for $120, I bought it. It’s waterproof, shockproof, shoots in HD and takes nice stills. The zoom is…