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Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Field & Stream’s top fishing gear

February 23, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Here’s the annual list of Field & Stream magazine’s top fishing gear for 2010.

  * SPINNING REEL- Shimano Stradic C14, $200

  * SPINNING ROD- TFO/Gary Loomis, $100

  * FLYFISHING REEL- Waterworks-Lamson Guru Reel, $179-$249

  * FLYFISHING ROD- Orvis Hydros Fly Rod, $495-$525

  * FLYFISHING BAG- Fishpond Storm Mountain Gear Bag, $195

  * FLYFISHING FLYBOX- Umpqua Feather Merchants Professional Guide Flybox, $25-$40

  * ELECTRONICS- Minn Kota I-Pilot, $400

  * OUTERWEAR- RailRiders Extreme Adventure Pant, $95

  * OUTERWEAR- Simms Streamtread Wading Boot Soles, $120-$220, with HardBite Star Cleat Studs, $40

  * OUTERWEAR- Cloudveil Hellroaring Jacket, $200

  * BAITCASTING ROD- G. Loomis Deep-Flex Crankbait Rods, $245-$275

  * BAITCASTING REEL- U.S. Reel Supercaster 1000 Pro, $250

  * LURES & ACCESSORIES- Leatherman Freestyle CX, $70

  * LURES & ACCESSORIES- Yum Money Hound, $7.35 for 4


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