Friday, March 24th, 2023
Friday, March 24th, 2023

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January 14, 2023

Reflecting on 30 years in the business of New York’s outdoors

While sipping on some egg nog over the holidays I realized that 2023 will mark 30 years that I’ve been in the outdoor writing business. I’ve seen and learned so much along the way.
My journey might not be important to anyone other than myself, but along the way I’ve seen so much and after 30 years there is plenty worth reflecting on and perhaps some lessons to be learned.

Bobber stops: an off-season DIY tackle project

If there’s one thing the Green Movement has right, it’s “reuse, reduce, recycle.” But in some ways, many anglers have been living by this slogan for decades.
Years ago, I discovered a great way to re-purpose old, spent braided line and build my own easy, cheap, (and green!) bobber stops. For anglers who fish with slipfloat rigs for catfish, panfish, and walleyes, it’s a trick that can save time and a little bit of money – a perfect winter workbench project.

Smallmouth bass are an under-ice treasure

Even a smallmouth just a pound or two will bend a jigging stick in half and won’t give up after the first or second and sometimes third thumping run.
Their tenacity makes them plenty of fishing fun and well worth chasing, no matter how spotty the catching.

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