Saltwater Fly Fishing Shamrock Cove

One of the greatest things to do on the Texas coast is to be on the beautiful shallow water grass flats at Shamrock Cove first thing in the morning. Imagine red fish, the strongest fighting fish on the flats, tailing all around you. It is a great place to get away and do some fly fishing in the fall and winter.

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Fishing Is Not A Guys’-Only Sport!

There’s a big sale at the mall … my husband is golfing and I have to watch the kids … My report is due … My computer just locked up … These are some of the reasons why more women don’t fish. So many women get tied up with daily responsibilities and forget to reserve time for themselves.

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The Fine Art of Family Dayhiking

You’ve seen them in magazines. The perfect dayhiking family: Woman effortlessly strides up an 89 degree slope in a color coordinated outfit with matching spring-loaded walking stick, gleaming, not sweating; two and a half children, noses clean, hair combed, staying on the trail, gathered around Dad as he points out the intricate petal structure of an endangered microscopic flower. Ever see them on the trail? I thought not.

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Fly Fishing For Beginners

So, what does it take to learn to fly fish? Is it just a matter of picking up the rod and “flicking your wrist?” Does it require certain physical characteristics? Or is it just a matter of natural talent? Well, it’s really none of the above. What it does take, besides having the right equipment, of course, is some good instruction, some practice, and some perseverance.

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A Bicycle Built for Doom?


I thought riding a tandem bike with my husband was a way to share the joys of the open road, if not side-by-side, at least together, at the same pace. Doesn’t that sound romantic? The reality was quite different.

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Ten Top Camping Locations In Florida

Florida offers a dizzying variety of tent camping, from pristine rivers to beaches on the Gulf and Atlantic to the heart of the Everglades. Here are some of the best places to pitch a tent in the Sunshine State.

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Bowhunting Turkeys: The Right Gear Is Key

If you ever have the tough job of hauling a bow, a full outfit of turkey gear, and a 20-pound gobbler off the mountain or out of the swamp, consider yourself lucky — and good! You can be proud of accomplishing one of the grandest feats in bowhunting!

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Spring Turkey Hunting 101

Whether a spring turkey hunter will be successful is often determined before he ever picks up a gun and takes to the woods. Fooling a spring gobbler depends on good skills and knowing where the birds are, which requires preseason practice and preparation. Here are some tips for getting ready to bag your bird.

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