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  • December 14, 2010

    A Warm Beanie Hat That's Sized Right

    By John Merwin

    by John Merwin

    Here’s another one from our Department of Good Stuff. This might be a gift for someone, but if so, buy one for yourself, too. You’ll be glad you did. It’s called a “Shoreman’s Fleece Cap” and comes from Duluth Trading

    I often wear a beanie-style watch cap for cold-weather fishing and general winter use. The trouble with most of these “one-size-fits-most” hats is they’re too small for my large head size. (Okay, fat head, if you insist.) As a result, the too-small hat creeps up the sides of my head and winds up just sitting uselessly on top.

    One good thing about the Duluth product is that it comes in different sizes (M - 2XL). Not only does my XL version fit, but it stays put even in the wind. And because the fleece is advertised as a wind-blocking version (which seems to work), even a winter wind is no problem.

  • October 25, 2010

    Merwin: What Will Happen To Your Gear When You're Gone?

    By John Merwin

    As fall tends into winter, our local fishing is slowing down. I’m starting to put away some tackle (but not the steelhead gear) and vowing to get my stuff better organized. Famous last words. Getting organized somehow never happens the way it should.

    Thinking about that made me also think of this question: What’s the condition of your sporting estate? If you were to somehow keel over and depart this earth, would your family know the extent of your hunting and fishing gear and what it’s worth?

  • December 8, 2009

    Cermele: Why Your Wife Will Go to Bass Pro This Christmas

    By Joe Cermele

    Thanksgiving is over. I know this because every commercial on TV is now Christmas-related. I don’t generally pay attention to these rants about sales and holiday cheer, but I noticed something interesting this year. Bass Pro Shops is running loads of commercials, and I’m not talking about just on Versus and the Outdoor Channel. I’m talking Bravo and Lifetime. Why? Because these commercials are targeted at wives who don't fish. Here’s why they’re genius.