As the seasons change, it’s easy for us at Talus Outdoor Tech to make the smooth transition from sliding on snow to rowing on rivers. Now that the commercial ski season is over, (although we hope to seek out more backcountry turns while the mountains are still white) we’ve spit-shined the boat and we’re ready to hit the water.
This is what I mean by boat. I love the Aire 13ft R-series with an NRS full fishing frame. It’s outfitted with 9ft oars so I can pack the whole thing in a plane or a car. It’s the perfect boat and frame combination for most whitewater and fishing adventures.
So as I continue to take inventory on my gear for two upcoming epic trips on the Smith River and the Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River, I thought it might be helpful to other river rats to share my thoughts on some of my favorite stuff. Enjoy!
ColdAvengerPro’s River Gear Picks ’09