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Best Rod (weight) for Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip

01.17.17

We receive a fair number of questions about the “best” weight fly rod to bring on your Alaska Peninsula fishing adventure. Below are our opinions for single-handed rods at our two operations. By Trip Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST: 5, 7, 10 …

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Best Rod (weight) for Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip


Simms G4 Zipper Waders Review

12.23.14

The G4Z Stockingfoot Wader by Simms is a great product that far exceeded my expectations in function and durability. I wish I had converted sooner to zippered waders. And you will, too.

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Simms G4 Zipper Waders Review


EPIC t-shirts have arrived

04.06.12

We now we have EPIC t-shirts – short sleeve in light gray and long sleeve in dark charcoal (as seen on left). They’re in limited quantities now but we’ll make more when they’re gone. Check out our EPIC logo gear page for more …

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EPIC t-shirts have arrived


Alaska Fishing Trip Gear and Clothing Advice

02.01.12

In the following, we attempt to clarify and/or explain some of the items on our SAFARI camp gear list for your upcoming Alaska fishing adventure. We’ll discuss some of the trade-offs, and we’ll offer some specific recommendations for your consideration. But please don’t feel …

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Alaska Fishing Trip Gear and Clothing Advice


Simms RiverTek BOA Wading Boot

11.07.11

These boots will likely work perfectly (and save a lot of traditional lace frustration) for an average angler, but the grass is not necessarily greener for me…

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Simms RiverTek BOA Wading Boot


Logo Gear by EPIC

10.15.11

We now have several options for EPIC logo gear. Keep your head and core warm on your next Alaska fishing adventure with an EPIC fleece beanie and/or an EPIC Patagonia fleece vest. Plus, ball caps, short and long sleeve t-shirts, …

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Logo Gear by EPIC


Equipment used at our fishing camps

06.01.11

There’s a long list of manufacturers we use at both our Alaska fishing camps and we’d like to acknowledge their support and their high-quality products and services: Aire Alaska Tent & Tarp Brunton Lamson Reels NRS Outfitter Satellite Patagonia Rainy’s …

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Equipment used at our fishing camps


Simms StreamTread Wading Boots

04.20.11

The rubber sole does not absorb water like felt, so each step is lighter compared to felt (this was the first real reason I became a fan of sticky rubber).

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Simms StreamTread Wading Boots


How to Recycle Your Old Fishing Waders

04.05.11

Absolutely don’t throw your old breathable fishing waders away!

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How to Recycle Your Old Fishing Waders


Product Reviews and the Federal Trade Commission

04.01.11

If we don’t make any such claims, then we paid for the product out of our own pocket under our own freewill (in others words, we were not forced, coerced, tortured or blackmailed to buy the products we review or mention).

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Product Reviews and the Federal Trade Commission