Guns & Gear

topwater - chug, prop, or walk

Top choices for topwater summer smallmouth

by Luigi De Rose | July 14, 2017

Nothing is more enjoyable than watching a topwater work its magic on smallmouth, which makes these lures a fun and effective approach all summer long.

ICAST 2017 - ICAST on the Water

What’s new at ICAST 2017

by Emily Walsh | July 11, 2017

Managing Editor Ray Blades is on location at ICAST 2017, covering the latest innovations in fishing technology and equipment.

DIY ground blind

How-to: DIY ground blind

by Steve Galea | June 20, 2017

Often, a ground blind is a hunter’s best option. Unfortunately, commercial models aren’t necessarily suited to longer compound or traditional bows. Luckily, making an inexpensive, lightweight blind is easy.

Avoid these seven sins of fishing

by Bob McGary | June 12, 2017

Rookies and experienced anglers alike are guilty of making some common mistakes. Avoid these “sins” to get on your way to a more productive day on the water.

DIY Rain Gear

DIY rain gear refresh

by Tim Allard | May 16, 2017

Get your rain gear back into top shape with a quick clean and a waterproofing treatment.

tackle management

Fishing tackle management trends and tips

by Tim Allard | April 5, 2017

Plenty is new when it comes to bags and boxes for keeping baits protected and organized. Here are a few tackle management trends & tips for keeping gear tidy.

A cut above: Knife sharpening methods & products

by Ben Beattie | March 24, 2017

From filleting fish to field dressing animals to whittling sticks, knives play a big role in our outdoor pursuits…Here’s a breakdown of three sharpening methods and products that will ensure your knives are ready to work when called upon.

ice fishing accessories

6 Ice fishing accessories you need to pack

by Bob McGary | February 17, 2017

These six accessories are light and compact to carry. Mix and match… and the result will be greater success on even the most challenging days on the ice.

warm tips - hunter

5 Tips to keep hands and feet warm

by Justin Hoffman | February 1, 2017

There’s nothing worse than sitting stoic and still in a tree stand or on the frigid ice for hours on end. Here’s 5 ways to keep those fingers and toes warm and wiggling…

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