Fisher Martin

Fisher Martin

Ozark Mountains in NW Arkansas; Sawatch Range (Rocky Mtns) in Colorado; San Juan Range (Rocky Mtns) in Colorado; Area around Bozeman, Montana

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Fisher's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

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Fisher Martin

Fisher Martin wrote a review of on May 11, 2014

Simple, sharp,  reliable
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I mean what else can you ask for in a knife? I used this all of last summer as a mountain guide for Team Ascend Trek in Colorado, and it was easy to operate in terms of folding and unfolding, it stayed sharp enough to cut rope and parachord with ease, as well as cleaning these trout I caught on a rest day in Brown's Creek up above 12,000 ft between Mt Antero and the Tabeguache Peak/Mt Shavano ridgeline. Sadly I lost it on a ski trip over spring break...so I'm buying another one for this summer. That's how much I liked it.

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Fisher Martin wrote an answer about on November 30, 2013

Used these as a mountain guide last summer in Colorado and they were great! The ventilation zips make it perfect for cold mornings that warm up as the sun comes out, and they are relatively durable. I finally got a few tears in the butt towards the end of the summer but I was pretty rough on them so I was surprised they lasted as long as they did. I'm definitely considering buying another pair for next summer.

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Fisher Martin wrote a review of on August 4, 2013

Great Workhorse Axe
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I guide out at a volunteer organization called TEAM Ascend Trek, and we take youth groups up mountains in Colorado, mostly the Sawatch Range, but we'll go anywhere the group wants to go. We have a set of 12 of these that have been around for over 5 years of hard use, and they still perform great. They work fine as a general ice axe, but are also sturdy enough that we carry them well into the summer when the snow is mostly gone to be used as a splint or cane if one of our campers gets hurt. Couldn't ask for more.

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Fisher Martin wrote a review of on September 20, 2012

5 5

These dudes are super comfortable, and fit true to size! Most 30's I try on are too big, but these fit great. Also, for reference, when I have the time/money to get my jeans altered, they put me down as a 30, then adjust it to an actual 30. So don't hate. The material is great, comfortable, but tough enough to take outside. I can see these lasting a long time, so wear and tear won't be the reason I buy a few more in the future.

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Fisher Martin wrote a review of on August 19, 2012

5 5

This is one sick rod, I got one about 4 years ago when a competitor went out of business and had a clearance sale. I loved it to death, with its perfect balance of backbone and flex at the tip. Makes casting easy. Earlier this summer, I was fishing the White River in NW Arkansas and it broke while I was trying to fix a knot wrapped around the tip. I sent it in to Redington, and in less than a month, they sent me a brand new rod in a rod sock. The new rod is not that different, just a few minor cosmetic changes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and it obviously ain't broke. Can't wait to try it out on the Little Red.

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Fisher Martin wrote a review of on February 5, 2011

5 5

I have a pair of these that I used last summer while climbing some 14ers in Colorado, they were perfect for cutting out the wind, completely waterproof, and had just enough insulation to keep my hands warm while climbing up high in the early morning. Sadly, I tore a hole in the index finger while sledding early this winter (hit a rock while holding on to the side of the sled, I'm surprised I didn't have deeper cuts in my index finger). I will probably buy some more of these before I go back to Colorado this summer.

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