I can’t fish with a reel that sounds and feels like it’s full of sand, or
with beat up rods whose guides are missing inserts or are otherwise bent and
broken. Since I’m not fishing for dinner, the reason to be on the water is to
enjoy it — working equipment adds to the pleasure of the experience. Here’s how to keep your gear in working order.
Most Americans and shooters worldwide are enthralled with tales of the American West. So it was only natural that shooters around the world would eventually come up with a shooting game for would-be cowboys — hence the birth of the Single Action Shooting Society — Cowboy Action Shooting! To compete in a Cowboy Action shoot, you must first dress the part. If this sounds like fun, you are exactly right!
Boca Grande may get the lion’s share of tarpon glory in Florida, but Tampa Bay has a very good tarpon fishery of its own, with way less of a crowd, and no controversy whatsoever. Nor are our tarpon in Tampa … Continued
The name, clamdiggers, was used in a derogatory sense years back, in much the same way people from the city call rural dwellers
“woodchucks,” “rednecks,” or “crackers.” I grew up on the New Jersey bayshore, and inland kids would make fun of us all the time.
If there is a better fish than crevalle jack to
learn big fish fighting technique with a fly rod, I need to know what that
species is and where you find it. Few fish are more willing to strike anything
you put in front of them, and on a pound-for-pound basis, few pull harder.
Most bait fishermen prefer to fish with live stuff. That’s
understandable when it’s abundant and easy to catch, but when it becomes scarce in the winter months, I seldom bother trying to net bait. Instead I simply pull it out of the freezer.