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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 4 – Fly Lines

06.29.20

Welcome back! In the last segment of Machete’s Guide Gear Talk we discussed fly reels. Before that we talked about fly rods for our OUTPOST camp. Now we’ll talk about choosing an appropriate fly line for your remote fly fishing …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 4 – Fly Lines


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 3 – Reels

06.21.20

Welcome back! In the last segment of Machete’s Guide Gear Talk we discussed fly rod recommendations for our first remote fly fishing camp, OUTPOST. Here we’ll dive into a general discussion about which reel will go best with your rod. …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 3 – Reels


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 2 – Rods

06.14.20

If I’ve learned anything after spending my last three summers guiding in Alaska it’s this: good equipment matters.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 2 – Rods


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk

06.06.20

Don’t skimp on your rain gear, have realistic expectations and expect the unexpected – not every day is a brochure day fishing in remote Alaska.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk


Special Edition Products to Help Protect Bristol Bay

02.28.19

As you prepare for the 2019 fishing season, a few brands have stepped up by offering special products that contribute to the campaign to protect Bristol Bay.  It’s been a long fight, as you know, and we hope that you …

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Special Edition Products to Help Protect Bristol Bay


A Watch Worthy of Remote Alaska

02.18.19

Our friends at Seaholm Watches let me field test (aka, beat the crap out of) their Offshore Dive Watch this past season in Alaska. To my surprise, the watch looked brand-new after 4 months of salt, sand, mud, rain storms, …

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A Watch Worthy of Remote Alaska


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 is Rus’s simplified recommendation for single-handed rods at our two operations. By Trip Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST: 5, 7, …

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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