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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 January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rising makes awesome gear. I've got these nippas for my lanyard, and the big nippas for my hip pack. The nippas are sharp, molded well, durable and the grip is great for friction when wet.

I've had other more expensive nippas that eventually had the 2 blades not align, so I would spend time trying to find the place they did connect to make a clean cut. Or, I would end up trying to cut and because of the ubeven connection I would pull on the tag end of my knot. Not ideal. This is not an issue for these nippas.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 17, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Rising makes great tools, and these are no exception.

I hate forceps with the traditional unlock mechanism. I can't ever seem to open them with just one hand, and if I need two hands to operate the forceps I invariably drop my net in the water or hold my rod between my legs like a goon.

Rising solves this issue with their locking system. It is super easy to manage with only one hand. The rubber grip is great, and the tool is fully thought through and durable to boot. Highly recommended.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 15, 2016

5 5

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

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey:

I have these boots in the brown color-way and love them! I bought these for work- I'm a woodworker and work in a cold studio with cement floors. But I use them for everything else too- hiking, shoveling snow, walking the dog, camping etc. They are great, super comfy and supportive. I typically wear a size 8 and ordered the same and they fit perfect.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is Nick's wife Lynsey:

Nick got this for me for Christmas. We have several other sizes of the black hole duffel and love them. We have taken them everywhere- camping, international trips, on boats, etc.. We also have an older model of the 45L but the big failure was that it didn't have a shoulder strap. Thank goodness Patagonia finally added the detachable strap! Perfect weekend bag lots of pockets.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Size Purchased: XS

This is Nick's wife Lynsey:

Got these pants to wear after hot yoga, around the house, etc. I like them a lot! Like described they are a relaxed fit, I ordered an XS (5'4" / 120lbs) in black. Slightly looser than I would have liked, waist is a little big and hoped legs and ankles would be slimmer, but overall great and comfortable. Thin weight and good stretch. I wouldn't run or practice yoga in them though, to me they are a hanging out pant.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are into fast action, durable rods and don't want to break the bank then look no further. I have the 4wt which I use for small rivers and high mountain lakes. I also have the 7wt which I mainly use for large double nymph rigs on nymph rivers like Lee's Ferry, but I have also used it for smallmouth bass and even caught bonefish with it in Belize.

This rod is great at punching through wind with larger flies, and controlling big drifts with double nymphs or a dry dropper setup.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 5, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I haven't yet learned to love the down locking reel seat. For the reels I have tried it with the rod felt a bit unbalanced, but I had been using a 4 wt reel with backing, so likely a heavier reel than most would use here.

It's still a great rod for high mountain streams, and streams with tight cover. i just didn't love trying to cast out longer distances as the rod weight isn't distributed how I expect it to be.

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on January 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have the 3wt, located at the link below. I am a big fan of it, and if I was in the market for a trout rod for medium or large rivers I would take a hard look at this rod. And the 3 wt at the link below is great for small streams.

http://www.backcountry.com/echo-echo-glass-fly-rod-3-piece?s=a

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Nick Schlegelwrote a review of on December 21, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 118 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

This is Nick's wife, Lynsey. I bought these leggings with the Onzie crop top, both in black for hot power yoga. They are super cute on, I would say they run a little large. In my opinion they stretch through the course of an hour hot power class. They were baggy around my knees and a little loose on my waist. I'll have to size down next time and hope they don't go sheer in my down dog. They do have a bit of sheen to them, nothing shiny but not matte in color.

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