Wednesday, January 23, 2019
As the unlovely year of 2018 slides into the grease trap of history, it’s time to tie up some loose ends. Three Great Holsters Over the years, a number of holsters have brought joy to what passes for my heart....
One common thread I’ve noticed fishing the Great Lakes year after year, is that if I want to find big fish in the fall, I have to troll deeper and deeper. Some anglers blame zebra mussels or global...
No one was surprised that an optic with the Swarovski name took top honors for spotting scopes in our annual optics test. But our testers didn’t expect this one, with its binocular eyepiece, to dominate the field the...
People ask me questions about the fly gear I use all the time. Believe me, I’ve used tons. Every angler, however, has at least a few pieces in their arsenal that stand out, or come to be relied...
Whether you’re vacation plans are for Disney World or Rio de Janeiro, there’s always somewhere to fish. But getting tackle to your destination can be a chore. Long, plastic airline tubes often aren’t large enough for your favorite...
New for 2019, the Topwater PDL takes all the good stuff from Old Town’s much-loved Predator fishing kayak and puts it in a handier, car-topping package. At 10-1/2 feet long and 36 inches wide, it’s the same width...
Swimbaits hold a special place in the hearts of anglers. They’re big, they have a wide array of designs and they’re often intricately detailed. But above all, they’re main purpose is to catch the biggest fish in the...
Earlier this summer a bunch of other outdoor writers and I got a professional lesson on how to find fish using side-scan sonar. We were down in Florida, just ahead of the ICAST show, on a two-day Johnson...
We’ve come a long way from the cane pole and bobber. So, too, have the manufacturers of fishing gear, whether it’s a bomb­proof reel, a cooler built like a brick outhouse, or a portable sonar for a kayak....
We have a tendency to use words to death, to the point where they lose their meaning, and foremost among these is iconic. Today, if something works reasonably well and keeps our attention for 15 minutes, it’s “iconic.” The dictionary...

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