Bushnell SolarBook 850

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! A portable energy source, no matter where you may find yourself, is not entirely new. But the concept of that source being lightweight, compact and extremely durable is a different kettle of fish. Bushnell, the same company that is better known for its sports optics, has developed a line of very portable, lightweight and compact solar-driven power plants, which can provide an energy source for charging devices such as cameras, smart phones and MP3 players, or any device with a USB port, in as little as two hours. For … Read more »

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How To Fish The Upper Bow River

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! I have been fortunate enough to log many hours fishing the Upper Bow River in the heart of the Alberta Rockies, having lived in Canmore for over 17 years. There is no doubt in my mind that it is likely one of the most picturesque places to fish in Canada, with the views, abundance of wildlife and just the sheer beauty the astounding Bow Valley has to offer. I was lucky enough to call this river my office for many of those years, as I guided both fly and spin fisherman … Read more »

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Gerber Myth E-Z Open knife

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing gear! The E-Z Open Gutting Knife boasts the same slim design and comfortable, soft rubberized handle as the rest of the Myth series. Built with a lightweight body directly molded onto the full tang stainless steel blade, the E-Z Open is the ideal tool for long, clean, upward cuts. A hard plastic ball overmold tip ensures that you never puncture your game or yourself. Created with quick field dressing in mind, the E-Z Open comes sheathed in a durable hard plastic case complete with a built-in carbide sharpener for sharpening on the … Read more »

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Gear Review: Okuma Helios Spinning Reel

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing gear! The all-new Helios spinning reel from Okuma features: • Lightweight C-40X carbon frame, side plate and rotor • Multi-disc carbonite drag system • 9HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings • Quick set anti-reverse roller bearing • ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears • Machined aluminum, two-tone anodized spool • 1-K woven carbon fiber drag knob and side plate inserts • Precision Elliptical Gearing system • 1-K woven carbon fiber handle design for reduced weight • Lightweight EVA handle knob • Hydro Block watertight drag seal • … Read more »

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Fly Fishing From Shore

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! A still water fly angler has an excellent chance at catching good trout from shore. While not always the optimal choice, by wisely choosing your time on the water and the lake itself, you will enjoy your fly fishing and maximize shoreline opportunities.   Why: During certain times of the year, lakes are very productive when fished from shore. Spring and fall are obvious examples, as water temperatures are most hospitable in the shallows around the margins. During these seasons, a fly fisher has good access to fish holding water, assuming … Read more »

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Going Live

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! A warm, summer day, mixed sun and cloud, drift fishing on the river in north central Manitoba and a steady catch of spunky walleye, with bottom bouncers and jigs with tails being the favourite presentations. What could be better? Why bother with live bait when the fish seemed to be hitting almost everything that was dropped within their strike range? And yet, with the addition of a small piece of night crawler on my jig, I noticed a significant increase in the number of strikes I was getting. It didn’t make … Read more »

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Kayak Fishing: How To Get Into It

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing stories! Affordability, portability, accessibility — what’s not to like about catching fish from a kayak? Six years ago I started kayak fishing. It was fun back then, but today it’s better than ever thanks to on-going improvements in boat designs and gear catered to paddling anglers. Far from a fad, kayak fishing is here to stay and it’s one of the easiest, most affordable and most fun ways to catch fish. Accessibility There are many perks to fishing from a kayak but arguably the biggest advantage is accessibility. My 12-foot kayak unlocks … Read more »

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Gear Review: Abu Garcia Revo S 20 Spinning Reel

Not what you’re looking for? Find more fishing gear! Lightweight and strong for hours of fishing, the Revo S has a one-piece X-Cräftic alloy frame, a graphite stem and polymetric body and rotor. Internally, a one-piece gearbox with a Duragear brass gear allows for more precise alignment. Other features include a machined aluminum, braid-ready spool so you can tie braid directly to the reel without it slipping, Everlast bail system, six stainless steel HPCR (High Performance Corrosion Resistant) bearings plus one roller bearing and a stainless steel main shaft and components. A Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system creates a super … Read more »

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