Jason Marquardt

Jason can usually be found casting to wild fish on small streams, daydreaming over bikepacking routes, or diabolically plotting some multisport adventure deep in the mountains around Brevard, NC. Every now and again he even writes something that can be found on his blog or here on the adventure collective.

Shred the Mountain Bike Pump Track at Brad Ragan Park

Brad Ragan Park: Whether it’s the first you’re throwing your leg over a bike or a seasoned rider, a pump track is a perfect place to hone the skills needed to ride in any terrain. The Thickets MTB pump track has specifically been designed to be a place where everyone can ride...

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Fly Cast for Predators on the French Broad

Fly Cast for Predators on the French Broad River

“Musky Mile”: This is a local favorite spot for trying to go toe-to-toe with the closest thing a river may have to a shark, a Musky. These toothy critters are more formally known as Muskellunge and are the largest member of the Pike Family. They are apex predators in the...

Review: Riverstone Outfitters TR5 9ft 5wt Fly Rod Outfit

Details matter. Especially when, you’re on the river doing your very best to trick a fish into eating a concoction of feathers and metal. The correct fly has to be presented perfectly from the right position in order to even have a chance at a solid fish or any fish for that matter. The...