Upstate New York’s The DeBruce Inn

A 14-room lodge and restaurant showcasing the best of the state's wilderness

For New Yorkers googling “Livingston Manor,” the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It’s likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked in around 1,000 in the last US census. Why visit there? It’s the same question you could pose to the owners of The DeBruce, …

Western Rise Outdoor Apparel

A new brand for mountain enthusiasts with distinguishing water-repellent technology to keep dry when fishing to hiking

As both a fishing guide and ski instructor in Vail, CO, Will Watters knew that the mountains offered more than just one specific sport or experience. Along with his girlfriend (who would later be his wife), a fellow ski instructor in the valley, Watters wanted to design clothing that encapsulated the diversity of mountain life. The resulting new brand, Western Rise, launches with their debut …

Causwell’s Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod

A traditional Japanese style kit for a pure experience between angler and nature

The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy lies in the chase. Gearing up for the sport, however, is not always a carefree experience, with rods, reels and a litany …