With 2020 fast approaching I wanted to take a couple of minutes to give you a look of what’s to come in the next few weeks once we get past the holidays. Lot’s of good things in the works.
Full review of Camp Chairs And Sit Pads. Whether you need one to pull a chair out of the SUV at your campsite or need an option to carry a chair or pad in your backpack out on the trail for a few days we will have a multitude of options for you to look at. The possibilities are near endless. Check back for a good number of chair and pad options with weights. There will be something for everyone.
If you are a fly fisherman looking for good quality gear at a reasonable price look no further… Compass360 has what you are looking for including waders, wading boots, rain gear and much more. We will have some waders and jackets in hand and out on the water given them a run for their money.
Check out their site at http://www.compass360gear.com/
Full review of Chris Lantzy’s handcrafted leather items for fly fisherman. We will take a look at The Mini Pack, Fly Wallets and Leader Wallets. I own all three and I can tell you they are heirloom quality pieces any fly fisherman would be proud to carry. Check out his website here or check back for the full review.
We will take a look at Jason Shemchuck or wadeoutthereflyguy as he is known on Instagram. Jason is a Husband, Father, Fly Fishing Blogger, Artist and Former USAF Attack Pilot. To say he is busy is an understatement. We will look at Jason, hear his story and take a look at the awesome art he is putting out. Until we get everything up on the page check him out at:
Currently in the works is a look at 5 wt Fly Reels.. Yes everyone has one and if you don’t you probably need one. To say there are a lot of options out there would be flat out wrong. The number of 5wt reels out in the market is staggering and we will look at a good number of them. From high end models to budget friendly options there is something for everyone.
Looking for a new pair of wading boots? Check out the full line of Korkers Wading Boots with options for both men and women. One boot – multiple sole options…..
We will stray from gear reviews for a post on Reel Recovery – Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts FREE FLY FISHING RETREATS for men living with all forms of cancer. An incredible organization that has an amazing story about their founder and how they came about. This is a definite must read. Until the post is finished check out their website and all the great things they are doing. Take some time and give back.
You have seen the reviews and write-ups on DRAGONtail Tenkara and their rods. Next we are going to dive into their multitude of Tenkara Lines & Tippet and Fly Tying Products. Great company with great people running it. Customer Service second to none is the reason these guys are a constant go to for me personally on the water. We will also go into the relationship between Moonlit Fly Fishing and DRAGONtail Tenkara.
Everyone hates the water siting in the bottom of their cooler after the water melts.. Introducing a solution for that – The NeatIce Bag brought to us by a couple avid outdoors folk – Scott and Emily. Check them out on their website while I do initial tests on the NeatIce Bag and get the write-up done. As an outdoors enthusiast and Lake Bum.. I have an extensive amount of time dragging coolers around and dealing with draining water. This product could be a game changer..
We will take a look at all the furled leaders that Cutthroat Leaders is putting out. I have been using furled leaders for a while now and have a good idea what they should do for me on the water so I’m looking forward to seeing what Cutthroat is putting out.
A couple of weeks ago we took a quick look at three magnificent custom fly rod builders with JP Ross being one of them. With a rod coming in the near future we will be taking a deeper look at the different models JP is producing and then an on stream review of one of them. Couldn’t ask for a nicer guy to work with so check out his page until we get the review up.
With multiple gear review trips planned for 2020 we will be doing posts throughout the year about different people we run into, guide us out on the water and give you a look at some great options for fly shops, guides and other cool stuff. Note.. if we talk about them they are great people. Plain and simple.
Our first gear review trip of the year will be in late February as we head to Buenos Aires and chase giant Golden Dorado with a guy that is truly an awesome human being. Alejandro Pozzi will be guiding us out on the water and he won’t disappoint. Check out Alejandro at the link below and if you are planning a trip to Argentina give him a call. You won’t be disappointed.
We will have multiple trips to the Southern Colorado area as well as Northern New Mexico. Lots of gear reviews and bios of awesome people we run into.
One of the places I have done an extensive amount of fly fishing is Taos, NM and the surrounding area. If you have a chance to get to Taos make sure you drop in to see Nick Streit and the staff at the Taos Fly Shop. I have been dropping in this place multiple times a year for a while now and they are beyond helpful and the knowledge base is incredibly helpful. I have also spent a day with one of their guides a few years back and it was one of the best days of fishing ever. Check out their website and we will get pictures and info about Nick and the shop once we get our trips planned for the new year.
Here’s a quick bio from the Taos Fly Shop website – The Taos Fly Shop was started in 1980 by Taylor Streit, author of three books including “Fly Fishing New Mexico.” The shop was closed in ’87 and after a “brief” hiatus, Taylor’s son Nick along with his wife Chrissy re-opened the store in 2004. Taylor continued his guide operation after closing the shop in the 80’s, and continues to own the guide service that operates from Taos Fly Shop. Nick handles most business things now, and has an impressive resume himself. A member of the 1998 Junior Fly Fishing Team USA, Nick has been guiding for over 20 years. He has fished and guided from Alaska to Argentina, and is known for his passion to teach anglers of all skill levels through classes and guiding.
And lastly.. we are kicking around the idea of starting up a podcast and YouTube video posts. Keep checking back for updates on these exciting things.
Thanks as always for your support of Bang For Your Buck Outdoor Reviews and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and 2020 brings you an amazing year of fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, camping and everything outdoors.