October 2013

Crankbait Control

by Mark Bilbrey - Fishermen control two of the most important factors of a presentation with depth and speed control. One lure that these two factors have the greatest influence on is a crankbait. If not presented at the depth that the fish are holding it can be difficult to get a bite unless the bass are very active. Getting the lure into the strike zone is just as important as making a
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Angler Dentistry: The Art of Flossing The King Salmon

by Paul Beauchesne Jr (AKA Muskie) To begin, the Salmon run that takes place every fall in the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York is one of the top fishing destinations for just about every angler. From breath taking scenery in the river to the beautiful surroundings of Lake Ontario to the Hatchery where it all begins, this is a must for every angler’s bucket list.  Fly fishing is the most
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What’s it worth? – Exploring Vintage Tackle

 by Mark Edson - Anyone having the slightest familiarity with vintage fishing tackle has usually heard of what I consider to be the granddaddy of all vintage fishing tackle:  The Haskell Minnow. This metal lure, manufactured in the 1850s by a gunsmith named Riley Smith, seems to embody the aura of collecting vintage tackle.  The lure came in four sizes but only three are thought to have been
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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

by Stefan Scott - Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, this “very dark ale” is a great sipper, very complex & delicious. Deleware-based Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout offers a nice, smooth dark coffee pour to near black with a  two finger beige head that the bubbly carbonation soon lessens to a thin one indeed, & little clinging lace. The aroma of this stout
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Samuel Adams Winter Lager

by Stefan Scott - A lovely seasonal offering from the Boston Beer Brewing Company. This beer is readily available on draught, which is a grand thing. A clear dark amber pour with a fluffy but not bubbly off-white/beige-yellow head with nice lace retention throughout. The aroma offers a spiced caramel malt as does the taste, although with a fine & not overwhelmingly nice hop floral
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‘Tis the Season for Pumpkin Beer!

 by Kevin Gibson - References to pumpkin beer date back to the 1600s, but as it grew more popular – particularly in the new world – heading into the 1800s, it wasn’t thought of as the seasonal treat beer drinkers know today. Instead, pumpkin beer came about for two key reasons: A shortage of malts, and because pumpkin beer was believed to be a healthful beverage. While European malts weren’t
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Custom Fishing Rods vs. Store Bought Fishing Rods – Understanding the Custom Approach

By Redd Hutchinson – There are thousands of options available when buying a new fishing rod. The big manufacturers make almost any size, length, power, action you can dream up. But what’s the  benefits of having your rod custom made instead of buying over the counter? The majority of the big manufacturers make their rods in batches, meaning the may make 2,000 medium heavy/fast rods with
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Get Ready to Rumble – Pulling In The Big Cats

By  Christian Jones  - To have successful experiences fishing for any species of fish, it’s good to understand the general characteristics and feeding behavior of the targeted species. As many already know, catfish are primarily bottom feeders. What many not know is that their bottom feeding behavior is the result of these creatures being negatively buoyant.  In other words, they tend to sink
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Florida’s Stick Marsh and Farm 13 – Bass Fishing Hot As Ever After Hurricanes and Changing Water Conditions

By Hugh Crumpler III - Florida’s East Coast Stick Marsh and Farm 13 joined waters are experiencing a strong rebirth of vegetation and great bass fishing. At the time of this writing, there are massive amounts of vegetation in the south central and south west portions of Farm 13.  Consisting of eel grass, hydrilla and coontail, the vegetation is spreading northward. It’s easy to
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Dead Guy Ale

by Stefan A. Scott  - Oregon -based Rogue Ale’s Dead Guy Ale is  a solid classic. This is a fine beer. A hazy reddish gold pour to copper-brown with thinnish white head, but lace that sticks about. The aroma advertises the floral-piney hops more than the nice roast malts that balance it. The flavor as said, is a great balance of malt & hop, with honey & pine qualities. The feel
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