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Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel

Nick Schlegel's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Paddling
Climbing
Surfing
Fly Fishing

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Nick Schlegel

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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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on May 27, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Spools are a quick inexpensive way to be versatile. I often buy a reel and floating line, then a sinking line with a spare spool to switch out. Highly recommended if you are going to chase bonefish or redfish on some occasions, then maybe want a sinking line for smallmouth or stripers other times.

This one is easy to change out.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on May 24, 2016

4 5

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

I really like these shoes for fishing off my kayak/SUP hybrid. They are grippy, comfortable, and stable enough to shuttle loads, cast, walk on uneven ground, etc.

However, I would not recommend these for wet wading flats. I thought they might do fine for a Hawaii fishing trip which included some surf casting and wading shallow flats. While they did protect my feet from sharp rocks and the reef, they filled up with sand and became uncomfortable and heavy. This is probably me using them for an unintended activity, but the same mesh that makes them breathable allows fine sediment to fill the shoe, and they don't empty.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on May 2, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this on everything from a 3 weight reel I use on small streams to a 10 weight I use for pike and saltwater. While it is probably overkill on the small reels as most fish I would catch are not capable of taking me into the backing, it is nice to add some diameter to the spool so the fly line doesn't get wound so tight.

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