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Sawyer Square Top Oars, a Review

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Blog, Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Sawyer Square Top Oars, a Review

Or why my wife is divorcing me “Top heavy, with a little waist and a perfectly sized blade. If this oar was a woman, you’d call it Barbie. And it might as well have been a woman like Barbie for all the envious looks the other guys on the river were giving me.” What can I say – The moment I dipped the Sawyer Square Tops in the water and started pulling, a smile came to my face and hasn’t left…except when I think about having to return them to Clavey. Then deep dark depression sets in. Seriously, you can ask...

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“Quality Hanging Out Time” on Fish Creek

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Blog, Places | 1 comment

“Quality Hanging Out Time” on Fish Creek

The entire time frame of an adventure can be broken into bits and pieces and, in particular, dots that mark significant turning points. There is always a first dot, the starting point, and a final dot, which marks the end of your journey. Each decision you make (another dot) often has a profound effect upon the remaining dots yet to be made. If your adventure involves kayaking or rafting, your journey normally ends as expected, at the final dot, someplace known as a “take-out” or access point along the bank of a river. In a small clearing we...

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Fishing the Miserable but staying Warm and Dry

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Blog, Gear Reviews, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Fishing the Miserable but staying Warm and Dry

The 5th annual Gimme Shelter Kayak Fishing Tournament was on May 15th. This is the rockfish opener for the northern zone in Shelter Cove, California. Ninety-three registered anglers were due to arrive with a report of a storm moving in late on May14th, with rain and wind and snow at the higher elevations. I arrived at Shelter Cove on the 14th and the weather was great. Blue skies, mild temps and no wind. Could the weatherman be wrong? Not a chance. By 2am on the 15th the rain started beating against the camper shell letting me know that it...

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Dutch Oven Cooking with the D.O. Diva

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Blog, Gear Reviews, Instructional | 0 comments

Dutch Oven Cooking with the D.O. Diva

DAWN RACHEL is a dutch oven diva, a camp-cook contessa who, between guiding flyfishing trips in Montana and Idaho, works as a river cook for hire. Formerly a cook on Alaskan fishing boats, once Rachel was inspired by renowned Dutch oven cook C.W. “Butch” Welch, she delved into the art of packing and cooking for high-desert river trips, and never looked back. Quick to laugh and tell a story, Rachel is just as willing to share her secrets on the finer points of canyon cooking. — Rob Lyon FIRST, GET A GOOD SET OF DUTCH OVENS. Critical to easy food...

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Guide to the Cherry Creek/Upper and Main Tuolumne River

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Blog, Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Guide to the Cherry Creek/Upper and Main Tuolumne River

Finally, the guide we’ve been waiting for. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: the RiverMap Guide to the Cherry Creek/Upper and Main Tuolumne River. Duwain Whitis and his ever popular RiverMap guide book series has just released guide for the “T”. This “Guide to the Cherry Creek / Upper and Main Tuolumne River” is the long awaited, complete guide to one of our personal favorites. Duwain teamed up with Terry Wright, local “T” expert and professor emeritus of Geology at Sonoma State University, to...

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