Get the gear Alec uses on his adventures. all products listed I have bought and use on a regular basis, unless otherwise stated.

Links are provided to affiliate sites with Amazon and other retailers.

Fishing Gear

From Orivs, Bass Pro and other fine retailers

Fly rods (Orvis)

Recon Orvis 5-weight 9′ 4-piece fly rod outfit (with reel and line)

my go to trout rod

Recon Orvis 8-weight 9′ 4-piece fly rod outfit (with reel and line)

My go to game fish rod (Bonefish and Snook)

Orvis Clearwater 6 weight 9′ 4-piece

Mostly a back-up rod for me, but the Clearwater series has been in my main arsenal for years, but recently upgrading to Recon.

Hands down the best fly rod you can buy for the money, this well-appointed series includes rods to cover every angler.

Fly Reels (Orvis)

Currently have the matching reels for the Orvis rods above, complete with backing and line.

Waders & Accessories

Simms Waders

Simms wading Boots

Grundens Men’s 12” Deck Boot | Durable, Waterproof

great boots for offshore fishing, keep feet dry and comfy all day long

EDC- Gerber Fastball EDC Folding Knife

Hunting / survival –GERBER StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife 


The do anything, go everywhere tool. Got to love them. Got to have them. There are many brands on the market but my two favorite are Leatherman Wave and Gerber Centerdirve .

Fly fishing accessories

Flies (TBD in Alaska)

Fishing vest

Gear bags

Fly boxes

Outdoor Gear

from Amazon and Orvis

foul weather gear

cold weather gear

gear bags

dry bags

Vortex 8×42 Binoculars

these are amazing binoculars for wildlife and scenery

bear safety


Buck Knife 110 Folding Hunter Lock-back Knife, Brass Bolsters, Ebony Handles, 3-3/4″ 420HC Clip Point Blade with Leather Sheath

My personal favorite and go to field knife for all my adventures from the Rocky Mountains to the Everglades.

Hunting Knife – I take a personalized Gerber Strong Arm, With a full tang, 420HC steel blade and rubberized diamond-texture grip, this is a knife you can rely on.

Custom made Gerber Strong-arm knife

Swiss Army knives

Victornox Swiss Army knives are amazing little EDC tools. I own at least a dozen Swiss Army knives and a few collectables as well. Again, for EDC, travel, car, first aid kit (think scissors and tweezers) camping, hiking and picnics (open wine bottles)

Favorite of all the Swiss Army knives: Swiss Army Huntsman

Navigation & Communications

satellite communications

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator

Two-Way Global SMS Text Messenger & Email, Emergency SOS Alerting, Check-in & GPS Location – Android iOS Smartphone Accessory

CaseSack case for ZOLEO Satellite Communicator, Black with Green Zip to Match ZOLEO, mesh Accessory Pocket, Large Handy case for More Accessories


Garmin inReach Explorer+

Handheld Satellite Communicator with Topo Maps and GPS Navigation

maps (water proof)

Watch – Rolex Explorer II Polar


hiking boots

hiking gear

more to be added an d tested!

Fishing & Outdoor Clothing

From Orvis, Bass Pro and Filson

to be added as purchased and tested

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