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More Freshwater

  • December 3, 2013

    Video: Woman Screams with Joy and Fear While Reeling in Salmon

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    By Ben Romans

    When it comes to fishing, there’s nothing wrong with a little excitement. But a recent viral video of "Mary" reacting to what could possibly be her first salmon catch ever, begs the question, can an angler ever have too much enthusiasm? [ Read Full Post ]

  • December 2, 2013

    Video: Russians Free Car from Frozen Lake

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    By Phil Bourjaily

    Here’s why you practice those lashings you learned in Boy Scouts: because when your car breaks through the ice of a frozen lake, you can use a giant hand-powered winch with nothing more than rope and lumber and raise the car out of the water. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 22, 2013

    Work That Catfish, Son. Work it Good

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    By Joe Cermele

    The only thing that could make this video slightly more entertaining is if it was set to "Maniac" from the movie "Flashdance." You gotta hand it to this kid...he's got rhythm. Watch it to the end when he hooks the second catfish. The little pump and reel move he busts out when it gets close to the dock would make Richard Simmons proud. Have a great weekend. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 22, 2013

    Is Competitive Fly Fishing a Good Thing?

    By Tim Romano

    Looks like fly fishing is about to get competitive.

    A member of Fly Fishing Team USA, Anthony Naranja, has started the Pro Fly Angling Tour. At the time being, there seems to be a very robust website where you can find more info on events, competitors, scoring, etc., plus a countdown to the season starting in April of 2014.

    I personally have never had any interest in competitive fly fishing. That's just me though. And, I guarantee I'd get my ass handed to me by most of the competitors. But that's just not why I fish. I'm not out for points or getting the biggest fish or to "beat" my buddy. Typically I'm trying to get away from all of that when I fish. If fishing became stressful for me I think that'd be about the end of it. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 21, 2013

    Simms Gives Employees Time Off to Fish

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    By Kirk Deeter

    I like Simms Fishing Products for a number of reasons. The company makes good waders, does so right at its facility in Bozeman, Mont., and encourages employees to get out and fish… Management figures their employees will do a better job of making waders if their legs are in the water more often.  

    So in the third quarter of this year, Simms instituted "Fish Flex Friday." Employees can coordinate their schedules with their department heads to ensure the work gets handled, and at noon on Fridays, they're free to fish. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 20, 2013

    Hull of a Problem: How to Restore a Wooden Drift Boat

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    By Tim Romano

    http://ak.c.ooyala.com/ZwaHNoaDqV1uZR8fTvtkn3rhkWSXAS39/QCdjB5HwFOTaWQ8X4xMDoxOjBzMTt2bJ

    This past summer I inherited an old wooden drift boat from my good friends over at Boulder Boat Works. I naively thought I'd give myself a "little project" and restore a 10-plus-year-old drift boat that's been rotting outside for a good chunk of that time. Let's just say it's turned into a bit more than a "little" project. And I'd have to be delusional if I think I'm going to finish it by myself. I mean, just removing the seats, dry storage and floor took three separate nights. Can you say many stripped screws... [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 20, 2013

    Money Bugs: The Squidro

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    By Joe Cermele

    This gangly tube fly just may swing up the biggest steelhead of your life. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 13, 2013

    Apalachicola Oysters Becoming a Rare Treat

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    By David Draper

    I spent this past weekend on Florida’s Apalachicola River for a hunting story you’ll find in Field & Stream next fall. When I asked my host there, a fish guide nicknamed Wood Duck, about picking up a bag of oysters before we headed upriver to camp, his reply was straightforward: “Man, oysters are getting scarce around here. And expensive.” [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 12, 2013

    Money Bugs: The Panty Dropper

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    By Joe Cermele

    Installment number one in our new fly-tying mini series produced by vise master Brian Wise. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 11, 2013

    The Scariest Toy Commercial You've Ever Seen

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    By Tim Romano

    Watching the Colbert Report late one night last week I was dumbfounded when host Stephen Colbert ripped a relatively new Toys "R" Us commercial to pieces on his show. I wasn't surprised that Colbert ripped it, but rather the message that Toys "R" Us portrays in the ad. It shows a busload of kids who thought they were going on a field trip to the forest to learn about trees, and everything else the forest has to offer. You know... rivers, lakes, animals, fishing, hunting, awe, wonder, etc...  

    Instead the "ranger" leading the field trip tells the kids that they are headed to a Toys "R" Us store. I couldn't believe it... It was in my opinion everything that's wrong with the world today. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 8, 2013

    Caption Contest: Write the Best, Win a Simms Windstopper Flap Cap

    By Kirk Deeter

    A few weeks ago, I told you all about the "Photarium," which is a pretty interesting concept, in that it keeps fish in water when you are taking pictures of them. Good for the fish... but I'm not entirely sure about the quality of the grip 'n grins. Seems a bit goofy, now that I look at it. So goofy, in fact, that I'm going to toss this shot out there for a caption contest. [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 8, 2013

    Pull The Trigger, Catch The Fish

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    By Joe Cermele

    When you're deep-dropping for swordfish in 3,000 feet of water, you can still look cool using an electric reel. It's acceptable. When you're casting to crappies off the municipal dock at the park lake, you're just the weirdo with the pronton pack attached to his spinning reel. Have a great weekend, and don't wear those arms out too much.

    [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 7, 2013

    Remote Camera Captures Wolves Fishing for Salmon

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    By Ben Romans

    A remote camera set up in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest recently filmed wolves walking into the water and plucking out a salmon.
     
    Wildlife photographer Ian McAllister told The Globe and Mail he first saw wolves catching salmon 20 years ago but nobody believed him because it was undocumented. Now, thanks to the remote cameras, he sees this type of behavior almost daily.

    [ Read Full Post ]

  • November 5, 2013

    Overhyping the Fear Factor Doesn't Help Fishing

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    By Kirk Deeter

    I gave another elementary school talk the other day, and was once again blown away by the enthusiasm 10-year-olds have for fishing. They asked many great questions, but there was a pattern that left me feeling concerned.

    "Have you ever been attacked by a shark?" (Nope… but I've watched them jump and thrash when I've fought them on a fly rod, and I've had them brush against me when I'm scuba diving.)

    Have you ever been bit by a rattlesnake? (No… but I am afraid of them, so I try really hard not to step on them.) [ Read Full Post ]

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