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The Shallow Water Boat: It’s All About the Hull

There are many factors to consider when choosing a fishing boat—especially a boat like a flats skiff designed for use in shallow water.

Bank On It

As a frequent shore angler, I sometimes catch myself looking longingly at a passing boat angler. However once on a boat, the shore is the place to be.   A classic “grass is always greener” sort of thing.

Rowboats and Dinghies

Rowboats and dinghies are ideal for a simple getaway.  These aluminum or wooden boats can be powered by a pair of oars or a small outboard.

Dispatch from Redfish Wonderland

What does a fishing writer do with a few days of “vacation” time?  This might come as a shock to you, but, well… I go fishing.

“Resourceful Creations”

Anglers are nothing if not creative and opportunistic – they even exhibit some ingenuity in a pinch.  I’m not sure if the following examples are a good representation of those traits, however, or if instead they merely illustrate that anglers also have a good sense of humor.

Getting Stuck Tips Apart

As the weather cools off we anglers start to think about taking down the rods that we’ve had assembled since the spring.

Thinking About a Boat? Start the Process Now

If you think you might be in the market for a boat next spring, now is actually the time to get your shopping experience started in earnest.

Where’s the BOAT?!

When considering the various uses and activities for boating, hunting often is overlooked.  Perhaps, because hunting boats are too well camouflaged and just never seen.

Explore the Blue

This past weekend my family and I went away to New Hampshire. We live at the beach, but we head to the mountains for a change of pace.  For this trip, my daughter and son wanted to bring along a few friends, and so we all piled into the car and headed north.

“Be The Fish”

Have you ever found yourself casting where you know there are fish, but you cannot help but wonder what in the heck is really going on below the surface?

The Last Grasshopper

We were tootling around the farm the other day with the kids on our little utility vehicle when a large grasshopper flew up and popped my wife right in the forehead.

Leaders for Fly Fishing: The Critical Connection

There isn’t much that’s more frustrating than getting into position to drop a fly in front of a fish and having your line and leader** turn into spaghetti.  Any self-respecting fish darts for cover, and the odds of catching a fleeing fish is slim to none.  A leader that matches your fishing situation helps you catch more fish.

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