As I mentioned in parts one and two of this article, in my capacity as a professional fly fishing guide and instructor, I am often asked various questions pertaining to how to choose a fly rod and, my answer to that question is: "I choose the action of the rod according to the range at which I am going to be casting. I choose the rod length acc
As I mentioned in part one of this article, in my capacity as a professional fly fishing guide and instructor, I am often asked various questions pertaining to how to choose a fly rod and, my answer to that question is: "I choose the action of the rod according to the range at which I am going to be casting. I choose the rod length according to
In my capacity as a professional fly fishing guide and instructor, I am often asked various questions pertaining to how to choose a fly rod. However, the first time I was asked this question, I suddenly realized that although I could easily choose the perfect rod for most any type of fly fishing, I was not able to define exactly how I made those choices and thus, I was unable to answer the ques
Although there are literally thousands of avid deer hunters pursuing the sport today, studies show that "97.3% of deer hunters never travel farther than 647 steps from their vehicles" and thus, it would seem that the trick to avoiding skittish deer is to travel deeper into the woods. While I suppose that there is some wisdom to this since most deer hunters are weekend woodsman and draggi
Many deer hunters in different regions of our country harbor many misconceptions when it comes to hunting Whitetail Deer. However, one misconception that seems to be most often propagated it the popular belief that hunting mature bucks during the "rut" is the most productive time to harvest them when in fact, hunting them during the rut can be the most difficult time of all to harvest them!
Is there an element of ethics that goes with deer hunting? I have been deer hunting for over 20 years. Within those 20 years I have made some stupid shots and shots that I am not proud of. But over the years I have learned to judge correctly when it comes to the shot. Is there an element of ethics within the sport of deer hunting.
I have been bow hunting for 20+ years. I have had numerous bows that I have shot that I truly loved. I have just ordered a new 2014 Fred Bear Domain. Lately I have been studying and reading a lot about all of the new technology that bow companies are putting into their product to improve the way we hunt deer with a bow. I have been extra impressed with Bear Archery. Smooth draw cycle, quiet upo
One of the most exciting parts of bow hunting is following a blood trail. Feelings of anticipation and confidence are mixed with uncertainty and doubt. Here are 10 tips that can help you follow your trail to a happy ending.
Although many hunters do have success simply tossing out some seed and letting it grow, in order to gain top performance from your deer food plot, you should instead plan carefully and keep some basic principals in mind. For instance, your deer food plot can be optimized for either early season hunting (warm weather) or late season hunting (cold weather) by planting different plant species. The
When most hunters think of deer food plots, their purpose is to create a localized, short-term, food source to attract deer to a particular location for the purpose of hunting. However, when property managers think of deer food plots, they think in much longer, broader, terms. Deer food plots can also be designed to provide year round nutrition which, in turn, results in larger herds of l