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Ryan Luke (rluke) - BPL Forum Member

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Telescopic Rod Durability
Curt: Those rods look pretty nice (and affordable)--and it would definitely lighten my load! My only worry is durability. How does the rod hold up?

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 27, 2:48pm

Fishing Makes the Trip
Curt, I agree! Fishing does make my trips that much better. I could go lighter by getting rid of ALL my fishing equipment, but fishing is (and always has been) "in my blood". There ...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 27, 10:06am

Noodleing for trout?
That is an interesting story about your father! I had never heard of anyone noodleing for trout. However, I have seen people noodle for catfish in the MidWest (I am originally from KS--I think mo...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 26, 10:02pm

Fishing on JMT
I will look into those tackle holders. Thanks for posting your kit, I always appreciate the opportunity to see what other people are carrying. Where did you fish on the JMT? Any recommendation...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 26, 8:39pm

Lightest Fishing Kit
What is the lightest fishing kit that you have come up with (spinning or fly)? Here is my current spinning kit: Hemastats: 1.34oz Bass Pro Shops MicroLite Pack Rod: 6.13oz BPL UL Rod Ca...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 26, 7:46pm

Re: Ivy all
I used to be immune to poison ivy. I found out the hard (and painful:) way that immunity can fade! After figuring out what had happened (evidently too late to prevent a rash breaking out), I so...

In GEAR » Embrace the Oak - Gear cleaning tips?
January 25, 2:07pm

Re: Cabela's
Brett, I am a big fan of Cabela's. I hike in their Guidewear Zip Off pants, and they offer a great deal of clothing in tall sizes.

In GEAR » Gear for Tall Individuals
January 23, 12:38pm

Gear for Tall Individuals
I am 6'4", 215 lbs. and I wear a size 13 EE shoe. I have to buy "tall" clothes and many things never seem to fit me right. Any other tall individuals out there with the same ...

In GEAR » Gear for Tall Individuals
January 23, 9:04am

Re: "Good trails around Atlanta, GA"
Jesse, Thanks for the information. Are there any changes you would suggest for my gear list? I am coming from California, and I have mainly hiked in the Sierras and the rockies. Again, t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Good trails around Atlanta, GA
August 21, 8:43pm

Good trails around Atlanta, GA
Does anyone know of any good hiking trails CLOSE (and I know that can be a relative term) to Atlanta?? I am interested in day hikes and/or backpacking trip suggestions.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Good trails around Atlanta, GA
August 21, 12:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan Luke

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The North Face Propel
I purchased this bag on sale from REI Outlet becuase I wanted a syntehtic summer bag. I am also a warm sleeper, so I appreciated the footbox vent. I liked the zipperless design because I move and ki...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 9:58am

Cabela's Space Rain Ultra Pack Rainwear (Pullover & Pants)
Weight (size L Tall) Pants - 8.9oz Pullover - 6.6oz Extremely packable and very breathable. Both garments kept me dry during two downpours. At first glance, the lightweight material (seems simi...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 28, 11:56pm

Patagonia Wool 2 Zip Long Sleeve
Extremely comfortable and durable. Material seems thin, but is surprisingly warm in camp. It also seems to dry quickly although I have never completely soaked the shirt (I have worn it while running...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 28, 11:26pm