Re: Examining Magazines
Yeah, they are mostly vehicles for advertisers to sell more "better" stuff! The gear reviews are for all intents, paid for by the company that makes the gear. So I take any "recommendation" with a grain of salt.
And one of my favorite streams was "discovered" and exposed by one of the glossies a couple years ago in one of those "how to get there" articles. "Get away from the crowded Montana rivers by going to this one that the 'locals' fish..." Great, thanks for that. Ugh.