Survival Straps

Fast water, big trout

Kit: Fly Fishing the Rockies

Destination fly fishing for trout in the high country of Colorado is a little different than going for sunnies in the local pond. Your gear needs to be quite a bit more specialized and reliable; you need a way to get it all from the flatlands to the high country. We planned to fish mostly from a drift boat -- a specialized boat designed to navigate shallow rivers. But we were going to be wading, too. And in mountain rivers, which are bigger, faster and colder than rivers in the Midwest, wading takes on a new meaning -- and so does proper gear. Of course, we still had to catch the fish.

A Watch Strap That Might Save Your Life

Survival Straps Paracord Watch Strap

If Norman Ollestad’s story got you thinking about what you’d need in a do-or-die survival situation, the Paracord Watch Strap might be for you.