My husband is an avid fly fisherman and this time of year he talk of little else than fishing. I’ve been meaning to pick up the sport so I can join him on his fishing trips, especially when we visit my family near the Battenkill and Mettawee rivers in Vermont. As if on cue, Patagonia sent me their new Tenkara rod along with flies, line, and Yvon Chouinard’s new book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rode & Reel. Tenkara is a traditional fishing method first practiced in Japan about 200 years ago. It’s primarily used for mountain stream trout fishing. The tenkara rod is perfectly suited for beginning anglers, or advanced fisherman who want to renew their deep connection with the fly fishing experience. Due to its simple design, the tenkara method directs the fisherman’s attention to the movements of fishing vs. wrangling with equipment. The accompanying book, Simple Fly Fishing, makes picking up the tenkara technique a breeze with comprehensive tips on wet fly, nymph, and dry fly fishing. I’m almost done reading the book and ready to take my road on the road. We plan on packing up our new (to us) XC70 most weekends this spring and summer, and I have a feeling many of those will be spent fishing with my new tenkara rod. I’ll be sure to post photos of the experience.
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Instead of encouraging mass consumption this Black Friday, Patagonia is releasing its short film Worn Wear, directed by the Malloy brothers (surf ambassadors for the brand). The film interviews individuals with their loved Patagonia gear from New Hampshire to Mexico, including a National Geographic photographer, a family with a maple syrup harvest, and a legendary alpinist. The film is an “exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live.” So take a nod from Patagonia, and instead of filling your trunks and closets with goods you don’t need today, celebrate the pieces you already own and love. Don’t forget the stories and memories they might hold.
The Patagonia Legacy Collection is now available on line!
Forest Huntington recently shot his buddy Trevor Gordon wearing Patagonia’s 40th Anniversary Collection for the brand’s lookbook. Trevor found a Jeep Comanche in Fort Collins and suited up with Foster for a trek through the Rockies. They drove nearly 2000 miles in five days. Foster did a brilliant job of capturing the trip and pieces from what will certainly be a memorable collection from Patagonia.
I know that it’s mid July, and that it’s freaking hot out, but I had to write about Patagonia’s new Nano Puff® Hybrid Jacket. A combination of two of their best sellers, the Nano Puff® Jacket and iconic R2® fleece, this hybrid jacket brings the best of both worlds together. The weather-shedding qualities of the Nano Puff insulation at the top offers warmth and protection to crucial body areas while the breathable R2 fleece offers comfort and flexibility for cold-weather activity. This jacket is just further proof that Patagonia continues to be innovative in their designs and responsive to what their customers need. I hope this post helped you all mentally cool off and think about the winter sports you can’t wait to jump back into some months down the road.