In My Village
Sep06

In My Village

When I was young in my village, a long, long time ago, I used to do things which brought great joy to me. There was always something to do, things which I can’t even dream of doing in this country. I can still remember … “Trina, wake up! Wake up! You have to milk the cow and pick the eggs from the chickens.” Grandma stated softly. “We are expecting your mother today.” “Oh yes, I’ll be...

Read More
The outfitter (have rod will travel)
Sep01

The outfitter (have rod will travel)

A guide to easy-to-pack fishing gear is presented. The items include new packrods that telescope or come apart to fit into small cases. The cases can be conveniently carried in a backpack. Even if fishing isn’t the reason for taking a trip, it’s hard to leave gear at home when you know you’re going to be near water. But traveling with an awkward rodcase can often be more trouble than it’s worth. With all the...

Read More
High-tech
Aug24

High-tech

The coming American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Assn show on Jul 21-24, 1993 in Las Vegas, NV, is expected to feature the latest fishing tackle technology. New generation braided fishing lines which are stronger than conventional nylon monofilament lines will be introduced. Also expected to be shown are rods, reels, lures and accessories incorporating the newest technological innovations. Buyers at the upcoming AFTMA Show will be...

Read More

Outdoor games

Challenge your friends to see who can cast closest to the bucket. Mark a line on the ground with a stick. Set a bucket about ten feet away from this line. Attach a weight to the end of the fishing line. Stand behind the line, and take turns casting the weight into the bucket. The fisherman who comes closest to or hits the bucket is the winner. Reeling Race See who can reel in the “big one” the fastest. Mark a line on the...

Read More

Issues

Any good shopping experience can be destroyed by surly, rude or indifferent employees at sporting good chain stores. This is reflected in the experience of a customer who purchased some fishing line and hooks. The female cashier did not even bother to look at him and asked him for his zip code without even saying ‘please’ in a frigid tone of voice. The outdoor retailer understands the significance of simple courtesy in...

Read More

The new breed

A new fishing line is made by braiding several strands of super-strong fiber together, the same fiber used in bullet-proof vests. It is extremely sensitive to the slightest tug and will surprise fishermen used to more elastic lines. Stronger than steel…. Powerful enough to stop a speeding locomotive…. Able to yank big fish out of the heaviest cover… It’s…. Actually it’s a new breed of premium...

Read More