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VEDAVOO & WATER MASTER April 3, 2019 – Posted in: Announcements, From Our Community, General, Workshop Fresh

Vedavoo continues its commitment to reuse remnant raft vinyl from our partners at  Water Master.  Previously destined for a Montana landfill, we have integrated these scraps and end cuts into more of our products creating value while reducing fabric waste. Alongside Water Master rafts in Stevensville, MT, Vedavoo began using remnants in 2017 for the production of a limited series of four of our best selling sling packs. As a majority of the remnants are too small for use on…

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STREAMWALKER NETS – THE HOOK UP November 8, 2018 – Posted in: Design, From Our Community, Special Projects, Vedavoo, Workshop Fresh

Now included with every Streamwalker Net Vedavoo Edition get a Vedavoo Netster. Not only will you be have a beautifully handcrafted net made by hand in Rochester, NY, but also a secure place to put it when your hiking in or casting. “Because we can! And it if we can, we should.” That is why Leif Mermagen, owner of Streamwalker Nets, believes in Better American Gear. Starting this year, Streamwalker and Vedavoo are collaborating to bring…

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Torchbearer Spotlight: Justin Carfagnini September 11, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community

At Vedavoo, we don’t have ambassadors.  We don’t have a pro staff.  We have the Torchbearers: a global team of people who believe in what we do, and (more importantly) how we do it. Grassroots and local, they do what they can to bear the torch of Vedavoo in their areas. This includes sending in photos of our gear in the field, posting videos they’ve made of our work in action, or leading action to…

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Torchbearer Spotlight: Zachary Pittman May 23, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community

At Vedavoo, we don’t have ambassadors.  We don’t have a pro staff.  We have the Torchbearers: a global team of people who believe in what we do, and (more importantly) how we do it. Grassroots and local, they do what they can to bear the torch of Vedavoo in their areas. This includes sending in photos of our gear in the field, posting videos they’ve made of our work in action, or leading action to…

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Andrea Larko March 15, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects

I’ve fished since I was old enough to throw a rod in the water while trying to cast and have my father go in after it. My 3 sisters and I grew up fishing the water around Pennsylvania and my mother told me we used to run to the water like we were going to the amusement park. I picked up a fly rod about 10 years ago and started my career as an angling…

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Borbay February 27, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects, Vedavoo

A world-renowned artist, Time Out New York magazine named Borbay their Most Creative New Yorker. He defaced Andy Warhol’s Marilyn and Major League Baseball hung it up in their Fan Cave. His collages incorporating New York Post headlines became a New York Post headline. He is painting the Guggenheim each year for 20 years, and intends to show the series in the Guggenheim itself. His work graced the cover of Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s best-selling book,…

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Alex Poland February 26, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects

My name is Alex Poland. I am an avid fly fisherman and artist. A jack of all trades in most respects, but my true passion lies within fishing and the inspiration I find to paint from it. I grew up in a family filled with artistic talent. My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were all artists. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch all of them paint as a child. During this time…

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Jake Keeler February 21, 2018 – Posted in: From Our Community, Reel Service, Special Projects

Minnesota based artist and avid fly fisherman,  I grew up learning to fish on the Mississippi River, while spending the rest of my free time drawing dragons, Wolverine, cyborgs, dragon-cyborg-Wolverines while listening to a rotation of heavy metal and classic hip hop cassette tapes with my brother. I have an MFA in painting and drawing from the University or Wisconsin-Madison, and an undergraduate degree from Macalester.  My work has been shown all over the U.S.…

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For a Good Cause June 2, 2017 – Posted in: From Our Community, Special Projects, Vedavoo

This past weekend, I stood on our town green with a covered heart for the parade of flag bearing, uniformed veterans, representing generations of service from WWII to the latest conflict abroad.  Love it or hate it, there’s a real price paid for the lifestyle we love – and I count it a PRIVILEGE to honor those who assume their share of the bill with a firm handshake and a humble ‘Thank You’. Now that those respects have been paid, I am…

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The Future of Lake Ontario is in it’s Tributaries April 24, 2017 – Posted in: From Our Community

A few months back, I wrote a post that shared a really well thought message about the state of New York’s Salmon River, put together by local angler and shop owner, Malinda Barna.  Having personally witnessed the mass die-off of Steelhead that happened on the river a few years back, this was (and remains) a serious issue of great importance to me and other anglers.  As area anglers fear the worst, and western fisheries take lessons away from…

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A Few Kind Words – Posted in: From Our Community, Vedavoo

It has been so fun over the years to see our work reviewed and discussed on sites and in publications around the fly fishing world… but it remains that the words of our customers carry the greatest weight with our team.   The life of a pack builder is often thankless… so it goes without saying that unsolicited words like these (below, presented as received) truly keep our tanks full.  Hearty thanks to Simon and to…

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Our Tacky Hack March 23, 2017 – Posted in: From Our Community, The More You Know...

While I was at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show doing demos with my personal gear, a number of visitors to the booth were really excited to see my “Hacky” boxes – which I made by combining an Original Tacky Flybox and a Tacky Big Bug Box. For me – “pulling the pin” gave me less boxes to keep up with, less weight in the pack, and a lot more efficient use of space (and time)…

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Pimping out My Vedavoo for Christmas Island December 15, 2016 – Posted in: Adventure, From Our Community

WRITTEN and SUBMITTED by JOEL BAIOCCHI This unsolicited (but much appreciated) post is from a happy Vedavoo Customer who took the time to share his story and details about his setup for others in our community. Though there is no right / wrong way to load up your pack, Mr. Baiocchi clearly has found a way that works well for Christmas Island! The post has been presented without edit and in it’s entirety. Enjoy! BACKGROUND…

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Stand for NY’s Salmon River December 7, 2016 – Posted in: From Our Community, The More You Know..., Vedavoo

My first was caught near the mouth of Alaska’s Kenai River. My last on the tribs of Lake Ontario. East or west, rare or in plenty, few things stand more true in my mind as symbols of Winter than the cold pursuit of hot chrome. Long drives – riverside coffee – and stories wisely told by new and lifetime friends. The fish are the objective, but never the expectation. A seasonal addiction fueled by memories…

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A Call to Action for Tommorrow’s Anglers May 24, 2016 – Posted in: From Our Community

There’s no secret behind my history in Scouting, and I will always look proudly back on my time in the program. I started as a Tiger, proceeded through Cub Scouts, and ultimately became an Eagle Scout. Along that journey, I gained skills in the Boy Scouts that I use and have used every day of my life. The program taught me to be a leader, a friend, and a member of a community – and…

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