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7 Practical Product Picks From ICAST 2017

7 Practical Product Picks From ICAST 2017

While the post-ICAST uproar over a pricey load out bucket continues, I'm contemplating the products that may not necessarily be new to the world's largest sport fishing trade show, but that rank from a practicality standpoint. In other words, which handful of ICAST 2017 products offer useful features or benefits at reasonable price points given the quality and construction? I'm…

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Top ICAST 2016 Product Picks

Top ICAST 2016 Product Picks

When you walk past booth after booth filled with the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel during one the world's largest annual sportfishing trade shows, you start to develop a keen sense for those items that might be best considered as angler baits, and those products which truly hold a degree of merit by offering something ground-breaking or…

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10 Great Holiday Fishing Gift Ideas

10 Great Holiday Fishing Gift Ideas

Have you started making your holiday fishing gift list and have you checked it twice? Do the names of a few lady anglers happen to be on it? Chances are pretty good that the answer is "yes" since, according to a 2014 report released by the RBFF and The Outdoor Foundation, almost 42% of all first-time fishing participants are female.…

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Product Review: Hobie Sea Crystal Series Sunglasses

Avid anglers know that a good pair of polarized sunglasses are an absolute must when it comes to sport fishing. However, the process of selecting the right pair can be confusing for beginners who are still learning about the pros and cons of different types of lenses. With so many brands, styles and lens colors on the market, how do…

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5 Practical Bass Fishing Gifts Under $100

5 Practical Bass Fishing Gifts Under $100

Whenever the holiday season draws near, people ask about the best bass fishing gifts to buy for avid freshwater anglers. While it may seem as if there are way too many baits and fishing tools to choose from, there are certain tackle and gear essentials that we can always use more of. Yep, the good news is that bass anglers…

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Product Review: Columbia Women’s Drainsock

Product Review: Columbia Women’s Drainsock

One of our lady angler friends, Donnasue Andazola, recently took a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands. In preparation for her tropical adventure, she researched and purchased a pair of Columbia Women's Drainsock water shoes for $57 on Amazon.com. The product is considered a "minimalist" water shoe that can be used for boating, fishing, snorkeling, or even just a…

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7 Things I Learned While Fishing with Emma

7 Things I Learned While Fishing with Emma

Before being introduced to Emma, I had no concept of how to properly use a "Waggler," had never witnessed an angler "trotting" a stream for Dace, and certainly hadn't met many fisherwomen from the UK who had a habit of driving a red Ferrari from one fishing spot to the next. Of coarse (pun intended), who wouldn't be intrigued by…

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Why I Love These Indestructible Fishing Bracelets

Why I Love These Indestructible Fishing Bracelets

Fishing is a sport to some and a hobby to others, but for those of you reading this blog, it's more than that -- it's a lifestyle. I sell shirts and hats that shout out the "SHUT UP AND FISH!" philosophy and BAM Bandz sells the indestructible fishing bracelets that scream, “I'm HOOKED!” BAM Bandz "Hooked" bracelets come in three…

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5 Options to Know When You Gotta Go

5 Options to Know When You Gotta Go

It may not be the most proper or pleasant of conversations, but it's definitely an issue we women face when spending the day on a boat. What do you do when you gotta go? Do you just drop your drawers and go over the side of the boat? Do you use a bucket? I can say one thing, if the…

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Friend Me on Fishidy!

Friend Me on Fishidy!

Planning to fish a new waterway and need some fishing 411 on the best spots? Or just want to brag online about your big catch? If the answer is "yes" to either of these questions, then you have to check out this map-based social media network called Fishidy.com. Fishidy.com was founded by hardcore anglers who love fishing, maps and technology.…

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