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Ian Provo

Ian Provo

Utah

Ian's Passions

Fly Fishing
Camping
Backpacking
Snowboarding
Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Paddling
Mountaineering
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing
Alpine Touring
Yoga
Swimming
Surfing

Ian's Bio

From the foothills of Connecticut, to the mountains of Utah. It was an exodus that changed my life forever. 15 years later, my passion for the mountains has grown into a complete lifestyle. In the winter time, my days and nights are spent exploring the mountains in search of deep powder. During the summer months, I explore wild rivers in search of beautiful trout. Whether I'm skiing, climbing, or fishing, the goal is the same. Enjoy the natural wealth and beauty of wild places for as long as I can.

My camera is always by my side. It helps me document the places I go and things I do. One day when I'm old and immobile, I will be grateful that I lugged that heavy thing everywhere I went!

If you'd like to view some of my photos and videos, visit:

www.ianprovo.com

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Ian Provo

Ian Provo wrote a review of on April 15, 2014

The Chiefs
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

these are my favorite glasses from Smith, without a doubt. I can wear them for an entire day of fishing and my eyes wouldn't have it any other way. The Polarchromic glass is key for changing light conditions when you are on the water all day. It's amazing to see how effective the polarizing qualities of the glass are at cutting down glare on a whole variety of water surfaces. These shades really bring the fishing experience to another level! I love them. Copper mirror or ignitor for trout fishing all day long.

(*edit: not a trout.... Payara from Bolivia)

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Ian Provo wrote a review of on April 8, 2014

the best
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best reel I have ever had. I have used the mirage in all of the different sizes, and I just love how light and sturdy it feels. From the salt flats to the jungles to the high alpine there is no better choice.

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Ian Provo wrote a review of on April 8, 2014

dig the sling
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I like the sling pack style for the most part. It keeps all of your tools and fly boxes organized and out of the way, giving you easy access when you need it. You can fit enough stuff for a short outing, but you may need a bigger pack for an all day affair. Not much room for water bottles and jackets. The guide sling pack fits quite a bit more. Overall, I love this series of packs and I would highly recommend them!

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Ian Provo wrote an answer about on December 15, 2013

Jake, the TST would make a great all mountain ski for the east coast. I ski them in Utah for all conditions in a 183cm

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Ian Provo wrote a review of on November 27, 2013

Precision....
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

my fly rod progression over the last 12 years has gone from $25 piece of sh*t wal-mart jobs to these high quality Helios 2 rods. I've owned rods at every price point in between, and for that reason I feel like I can really appreciate the craftsmanship and performance of the H2. Backed by an incredible warranty program, you can be sure that you'll get a lifetime of use from an Orvis fly rod. When I first started using them I was instantly blown away by the accuracy and lightweight feel. I've been able to cast more precise than ever before and I'm positive its because of the rod. Recently, I spent a few weeks with my brother in the Bolivian amazon and we were lucky to have an 8,9, and10wt H2 rod along to cast huge flies all day long.

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Ian Provo wrote an answer about on October 2, 2013

Rob, the Magic J's are a big step up from the skis you are on right now both in terms of size and overall radness. That being said they are very easy and fun to ski and I think you would love them. I'm 6' 170# and I ski on the 190cm, you might consider the 180cm as well. Also check out the Armada Norwalk, TST, and JJ

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Ian Provo wrote a review of on September 25, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not everything needs to be rockered. If you like ripping groomers and/or ripping the park and prefer a more traditional feeling ski than the AR7 would be a solid choice. Bomber construction from Armada.

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