Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Fly Fishing

Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on August 22, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm not against san juan worms, but I found this to be too loud for the streams and rivers I typically fish, unless the water is high or dirty, in which case this is is perfect. But, if the water is clear a normal san juan worm seems to do better than this.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Solid rod for pike, musky in the 10wt size, I assume it would work well for bass in smaller sizes. It handles large streamers with ease. The other review is correct, this is a bit heavier rod but then again I haven't casted many big rods so I don't have a good comparison point.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 18, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are comfortable, durable chairs. I have used 2 of them for dozens of car camping trips across several years. I prefer them to the cheap Walmart camp chairs everyone has as these don't let you have bad posture or slouch like the default position in the cheap camp chairs.

These are low to the ground, so if you are not very flexible or agile you may have trouble getting in and out of them. My pregnant wife is having that issue right now.

Additionally while these are fairly packable, I don't like carrying them as the seat and back portion of the chair sometimes fall apart during transport.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit: Runs large

I purchased this for my father in law. He typically wears a large, including in fishing shirts from Ex Oficio and others. He found this shirt to be a bit big, and will be returning it for a medium. I don't know if Columbia in general runs large or if it is just this shirt, but it was big in the waist, the shoulder, and the arms

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 28, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Size Purchased: small

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

I purchased this dress because I thought it would be an easy, comfortable summer dress. I am currently 4.5 months pregnant and it looks great and has a lot of room to give so I think it will keep looking good. Good fit and comfortable!

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these leaders and at the price I often go through these faster than I should, just because I am lazy and don't always want to add tippet. The 3 pack on a different page is a good option for the utility sizes like 4x or 5x, and I use these single packs for sizes I don't fish as often, such as 2x,3x, 7x.

One tip is to string up your rod first thing on a trip or when you get to the water before you put on your waders, set up camp, etc. That will help reduce the coiled line memory and you will get better presentation.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 24, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've got a few of these, one as backup for my 5wt in case I break a line on a trip which as been known to happen. $40 is totally worth the piece of mind and better than sitting out part of a trip. I've also got a few 3wt versions of this on antique reels I don't fish day in day out, but use occasionally. I'm a fan of RIO and this line is solid value

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

SO I love paco pads and have slept on them on backcountry yurt trips. I bought this so camping season would be more comfortable while pregnant this summer. This 1.5" thick one doesn't give me more padding than my thermarest. I was after even more comfort and should have realized the ones usually at yurts are the thicker styles. I returned this and am sticking it out on my trusty thermarest. Note: the quality and size (length and width) is awesome just wasn't what I was looking for.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Size Purchased: Small

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

Love this basic tank with a high neckline. I stocked up on Free People basics for this summer and love this one! I ordered in white and it is a bit sheer but nothing that bothers me, I plan on ordering in a few other colors too. Fit is true to size I am 5'4" and small busted. For the record I am now about 4.5 months pregnant and it looks great on me still!

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

I finally upgraded to this sleeping bag for camping season this summer from a north face bag that never kept me warm. I love this bag! It regulates temperature well, is comfy and a great fit. AND the zipper never sticks! Hallelujah. It has been to southern Utah, Idaho, Gunnison Gorge, Uintas and more and has been perfect in 20 degrees up to 50 degrees.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I leave this in my car for road trip and car camping adventures, and use the ultralight version for backpacking. This is a big pack, you likely wouldn't want to backpack with it but could bring it on a float trip. One bonus is you can refill your small pack with supplies from this, or even part it out to create your own backpacking version.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Size Purchased: Small

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

I bought these pants for camping season and they seemed like they would be good hanging out by the campfire, hiking or fishing by the fire. I am happy with them, I don't love the tie at the elastic waistband, it doesn't seem necessary and I like a more seamless fit right around the waist, but otherwise great.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on June 20, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Size Purchased: Medium

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

I bought these shorts because I thought the elastic waistband would fit my pregnant belly. They are so cute, on the shorter side but I really like them for summer. Cute on pregnant ladies and non pregnant ladies alike! I sized up because I feel like Maaji runs a bit small and I don't like a tight fit for a short like this. For reference I normally wear a 25/26 and I bought a medium.

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