Posts by Matt Tripet

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

Friday Fly Day - The Last Hustle

When I look at the calendar year, the months of May and June signal the end of a solid season. It’s when my ‘river fitness’ is at its strongest physically and mentally, but I am also more exhausted than ever.... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 05/10/2019
Manic Monday - Matt Tripet; a Simms Legacy

Manic Monday - Matt Tripet; a Simms Legacy

I have been asked on many occasions, “Matt, how much do I invest in my wading gear and outerwear?” It’s always been a pretty straight forward answer, usually presented with a rhetorical question on my part..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 02/25/2019
Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Techy Thursday - Headwinds on trout water

Dealing with a head wind is something we will all encounter on a regular basis as fly anglers. The reality is, most of the places a fly rod takes us are remote, exposed and not always tailored to perfect conditions..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 12/13/2018
Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

Techy Thursday - Matt Tripet talks Simms Chest Packs

A number of years ago I put aside the fly vest for the Waypoints Chest Pack. As an angler who fishes in any weather scenario, I was getting too hot and my gear in my vest was getting too wet in the rain, snow and deep river wades..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/05/2017
Salty Saturday - Scott Meridian 9wt Review

Salty Saturday - Scott Meridian 9wt Review

Preparing to for to Exmouth Western Australia, I challenged myself to one flats rod for the week that would need to serve wading and casting form the skiff. In the past I have no doubt over thought rod selections and often found myself over-packing unnecessary amounts of gear to the smiles of the airline crews exceeding baggage allowances..... Read more

by Matt Tripet on 10/01/2016