how to tie a shock leader for surf fishing

How to Tie a Shock Leader for Surf Fishing

Surf fishing is a sport near-and-dear to the hearts of angling enthusiasts that live by the ocean. If you’re looking to get into surf fishing, though, you’ll need to learn how to tie a shock leader before you can begin casting. What is a shock leader? A shock leader is a heavy-duty fishing line extension that you can add on to your main fishing line. It’s most commonly used in surf fishing and beach fishing, when anglers try to cast long distances. The main purpose of a shock leader is to add stability to the fishing line and ensure that the line doesn’t snap when you’re casting. It allows for you to attempt power casts without risking injury or harm to you or those around you. When to use a shock leader? Shock leaders aren’t always necessary when fishing by the sea. Most often, a shock leader should be used when using a monofilament line, especially when you’re using a light test to be able to cast further out. Using a shock leader provides added stability to your line, making sure that it doesn’t snap as you pull back to throw your line. As a general rule of thumb, you … Read More

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How to measure fishing rod ferrules [Explained]

If you’re starting out with fishing rod or bamboo rod building, you’ve likely struggled with measuring the length of your rod ferrules. Struggle no more, as this article will answer all your questions! What are ferrule rods? Ferrule rods are hollow metal tubes that connect to form a fishing rod. Often, they are used because they can be disassembled, allowing for a more transportable fishing rod. The individual tubes are usually replaceable, so if one ferrule breaks, you can replace it inside of having to buy a new rod. Fishing rod ferrules are especially prevalent in fly fishing and bamboo fly fishing, as well as among DIY-enthusiasts who like to build their own fishing rod. Additionally, ferrules come in sets of male and female. The female ferrule has a larger diameter than its accompanying male tube, which allows for the separate pieces to be attached. How to measure fishing rod ferrules? Note: Ferrules are measured by the nearest 64th of an inch. i.e. A ferrule’s measurement will be given as some number/64, or its simplification. Measuring a fishing rod ferrule is as simple as getting the diameter of the female pipe’s hole. That is, you measure from inner end to … Read More

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How to attach fishing lures to a shadow box [DIY]

*Scroll to the bottom for a video guide. If you’re an angler looking to display your love for fishing, this is the guide for you. Read this guide to learn how to properly make a fishing lure shadow box. REQUIRED ITEMS: Fishing lures Shadow box Painter’s tape Pen or marker Scissors or pliers Battery powered drill Translucent fishing line or string STEPS: Gather the required items. Make sure you have a desk or empty area to work on. Begin by arranging the fishing lures inside of the shadow box. This will allow you to get an idea of how you want your box to look and how to position to lures. (Make sure that the hooks are flat so the shadow box can be closed.) Get your pen and mark the end of the lure where the hook is attached, as well as the head or area where you’d tie a knot. Flip the shadow box over so that its back is facing you. Apply blue tape over the back of the shadow box. This will prevent the drill bit from splintering the wood. Turn your shadow box back around, and drill a hole at the place of each marking. … Read More

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[Guide] How to make your fishing line float

During the summer months when the temperature starts to rise, carp and other fish begin to rise up to the water’s surface. Having your fishing line float while surface fishing can give you more control and optimize your chances at catching fish. While float fishing lines can do the work for you, sometimes you’re caught without one, and need a quick fix. Thankfully, there is a solution, and you can even make your fishing line float with some common household items! Store-bought fishing line floatants The easiest and most reliable way to make your line float is to use a store-bought floatant or line dressing. These are specifically designed for keeping surface fishing or float fishing anglers that want to keep their lines above the water. Recommended Product: Thames Mucilin Red Can Fly Fishing Line and Fly Floatant Paste Dressing Mucilin Red only takes a few minutes to apply to your line and works like a charm. Just keep in mind that you will need to clean your line and reapply the paste every once in a while. I prefer it to Mucilin’s green dressing because, although it works just as well, the container for Mucilin Green popped open and … Read More

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How to Make a Fishing Net: DIY Fishing Net

Fishing nets can be very difficult for fishermen to transport. Moreover, they are certainly expensive. But we have a good solution for this, as making a fishing net manually is very simple. Any fisherman with time to do this type of craft can make one a reliable DIY fishing net. In fact, you only need ropes and some tools. And, apart from its own obvious use, it can also be used as a decorative element; it all depends on the interest we put in it! What you’ll need First, the string to be used to make the fishing net must be selected. It can also be made with slightly thicker rope. In fact, it remains in the mind of each fisherman to be able to use one element or another depending on the species he is going to catch or, if it is merely decorative, then considering what aspect he wants to achieve, obviously; it does not have much mystery. It is necessary that he is the one who thinks about the weight that usually has his captures (according to volume and species) and decides the resistance that should offer; so that the head of cattle does not break when … Read More

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Rock fishing techniques and tips

Follow these expert tips for fishing from a jet ski or from the rocks Fishing in rock is one of the simplest modalities that exist in the world of sport fishing. In fact, many fans enjoy the thousands of places we have to be able to carry out this pastime in a quiet way at any time of the year, having good catches and performing the activity in a simple and pleasant way. Stone fishing can be carried out from many points, both from a local pier on any afternoon and from paradisiacal destinations located in remote corners. But to be able to fish in rock successfully we have to follow some of the advice and remember some considerations that appear next; only in this way, you will be able to make your day fruitful. Small fish If you want to find small fish (something common when practicing rockfishing), it is best to carry out the task in the areas closest to the rocks. This is because in this way, by throwing some food (e.g. bread) or small bait, we will be able to observe closely the movements of the fish, which do not hesitate to come closer to eat. … Read More

Surfcasting techniques: Surfcasting tips and tricks

Why is it important to cast with proper technique? The name of surfcasting comes to mean “thrown over the waves”. This translation indicates that the most important part of this modality is precisely the power that each fisherman has over the cast to make it as correct as possible, it is the action that gives name to the style. If it is done in an ideal way, it is very likely that you can have total control over the catches, although let’s not forget that casting as far as possible is not always a guarantee of getting the best specimens. In fact, the most important objective in surfcasting fishing is to get as far as possible. If you can cast a long distance, there will be a greater chance of multiplying the number of catches, which, of course, are at a certain distance from us, keeping their backs to you. For this reason, many of the fans of this type of fishing practice in controlled areas, where they know they will find specimens, in order to master the technique. But, of course, it is not only important to make long casts, but also to be precise. It is useless to … Read More

What are the World’s Largest Fishing Countries?

How much fish is produced yearly? The fishing sector is currently experiencing its best moment in terms of production and, moreover, improving year after year. The total world catch is usually around 100 megatons, with 90% being saltwater and almost 10% fresh or continental water. This represents 15% of the total protein of animal origin consumed on the planet. Obviously, international trade in fish products is also growing, reaching maximum levels practically year after year (with some exceptions). Even so, the planet’s population is growing at a faster rate than fish production, which is why every year the amount of food per capita is less at a global level, standing at around 13 kilos. Consumption decreases in many countries, it is maintained in others and where it has grown it has done so in an almost unmentionable way. The figures that are currently being used are usually compared with those that were given until the year in which the El Niño phenomenon occurred, which made that exercise a real disaster. In general, it is increasing, with growth occurring mainly in the interior of Asia, the central-eastern area of the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean. The North Pacific, for … Read More

How to Tie Fishing Hooks [Easy Guide]

To be able to carry out a good fishing session it is necessary to have a material completely adapted to the needs of each fisherman, of each practice and of each prey. This requires, among many other things, to know and prepare the knots to tie the most effective hooks in each case. In fact, it is possible to get catches even if our tools are a little battered if we manage to do this loop well. We can also fish with a bad condition of the sea or with a bait formed by any type of food. These conditions can lead to difficulties, forcing us to try harder, but if we tie a knot in the wrong way we will not be able to catch anything. Fishing knots can fail mainly for two reasons: because they fall apart or because they break. For this reason, we need to check them, as there may be too much or too little tension. In the case of observing something strange, it is necessary to replace the stretch of line where we find the erosion or reduction of the thickness of the filament, in order not to let it be a problem in … Read More

How to Clean a Fishing Rod and Reel?

Probably the most hated task by fishermen is that of cleaning their tools as soon as they return from a day’s fishing, after living an intense emotion of hours in a give and take against our beloved and desired fish. This is a job that we know we must do without complaining because not doing so could cause problems in the elements themselves, which would gradually age and reduce their useful life. That is why it is very important to get into the habit of cleaning as soon as possible, so that this does not become a problematic or unpleasant moment. In addition, a routine can be achieved so that the cleaning of the cane and reels is simple and effective. In this way, our equipment will stay in good condition for more years and it will be difficult for its parts to rust or break during the day or even while it is being stored. The rod or fishing rod should be washed after each use and before storing it inside its case, it should be dried completely so that it does not suffer any damage from storing it wet. The reel, on the other hand, should simply be … Read More

10 Reasons to Keep a Pocket Knife

Disclaimer: There are many places where carrying a pocket knife can get you into serious trouble. Confiscation, fines, and even jail time are all the repercussions of breaking the law. Many of these laws are written in a convoluted way, keeping us confused and vulnerable. Not only do we have to worry that the laws will change from province to province, but even the country you decide to take it to may have completely different laws from the previous country you were in. But there are still many legitimate reasons to consider adding a pocket knife to your daily survival kit. 1.Self-defense with a pocket knife If you were to ask many of those who carry a knife in the mountains, their reason for carrying it would be self-defense. In fact, self-defense tops the list as the main reason for carrying a pocket knife. However, it is important to practice using it regularly, as there is no point in bringing it if you don’t know how to use it. Practice drawing and handling your knife on an ongoing basis if you plan to use it in self-defense. Good training can give you a great advantage against your attacker. But if … Read More

What food to stock up on for coronavirus?

MREs, freeze-dried, dehydrated and other types of survival foods have a “maximum shelf life of 25 years”. However, there are some survival foods you can buy at your local grocery store today that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, while being shelf-stable. Read on to find out what survival foods you need to keep in your home! Maple Syrup This one gets huge points for its taste and variety. Maple syrup is not limited to pancakes. You can add this to a wide range of different foods for great added flavor. Make maple syrup at home You can even make your own maple syrup from maple tree sap. It takes about an hour per liter, but it’s well worth the effort and your budget! Salt Salt is a mineral that is never spoiled and has always been an incredibly valuable resource. At one time, it was even thought to be used as a form of currency. Salt’s lifespan Whether it is sea salt or common table salt, it has an indefinite shelf life. The only caveat to this is seasoned salt, which has a shelf life of about a year (which is still pretty good, so if you … Read More

Propane Guide: Why and How to use Propane?

This article covers the basics of propane as an important energy preparation resource. Topics include safe handling of propane, storage, setting up a bulk tank reserve for long-term storage at the lowest possible cost, and refilling the smaller one-pound containers commonly used with portable camping equipment, for about 1/5 of the cost of new ones. We will also examine a variety of basic propane appliances and their suitability in a survival scenario. Why should I use propane? For convenience, value, air quality, and long-term storage stability, nothing is better than propane. Firewood is cheaper, if you have access to it and don’t count the value of your time. But, when you’re burning all day long, it’s not as convenient if you have to go out and cut/pick it up yourself. The goods are heavy, especially if you are transporting them over long distances. And how do you manage to use an axe for hours? If you lack survival work, which is a good chance, having the option of cooking with propane for an extended time, at least until things calm down, will allow you to channel that considerable time and energy from wood into other important tasks, such as hunting … Read More

A Complete Guide to Foraging for Nuts while Camping

A fully equipped pantry is a modern convenience that may not always be available to us. It’s a sad idea, but someday, if things got really bad, well-stocked restaurants, kitchens, grocery stores, and pantries would be as rare as they are wonderful. It could be due to an environmental disaster, political and social unrest, the collapse of civilization as we know it, or the zombie apocalypse – no matter what the cause, it is good to understand the different ways of collecting, digging, harvesting, gathering, or otherwise collecting food to support yourself. You’re going to need nuts. No, get your mind out of the gutter… I’m talking about the hard-shelled snacks that grow naturally in many different environments and climates. They’re light, healthy and full of protein to keep you connected and maintain your energy. The nuts are amazing. In the days of the hunter-gatherers, when humans roamed the earth and depended on their ability to track, catch, hunt and feed to survive, seeds and nuts made up half of people’s diets – that’s huge! Imagine if half of everything you ate today was crazy. You’d go crazy (at least I know I would). Now, I’m not suggesting you go … Read More

Wenzel Pine Ridge Tent Review

There are many people who want to get refreshed from the daily hectic routine go for camping. There is another type of people who love to go for camping, trekking etc. For camping one of the most essential stuff which is required is tent. It is not at all safe to sleep at night under the open sky. Having a proper camping tent means a good way of spending night. But choosing a proper camping tent is a very important task to do before going for camping. It can be catastrophe if it is found that the tent which has been bought does not have sufficient room for the whole group. Even if it is seen that the camping tent cannot stand up to the elements of nature then it can cause sudden disaster too. There are lots of options available for people as far as buying a tent is concerned. Choosing the right kind of camping tents can help people to achieve great camping experience. We must need to know what are the things need to be remembered before buying a good camping tent. Firstly, in what time of the year people want to go for camping is a … Read More

Top 8 Best Canvas Tents

If you are hiker then probably you may be interested in camping tents. Well, a tent is one of the most important things that we need to have if we are going for an outing or camping. So today in this article I have brought a list and reviews of the best canvas tents that you can purchase in 2019. You must be knowing what actually is a canvas tent. Basically, the canvas tent is a type of camping tent that is made of canvas fabric and it is also very strong and durable. Canvas tent is a good choice especially for the people who often go out for hiking or camping. It usually comes in different types and also on the basis of capacity. It may include types like a ridge, dome, instant, pod, and large family tents. You can select the type of canvas tent as per your needs and preferences. We actually posted this guide to help hikers to choose and select the best canvas tent for an outing or camping. This list of best canvas tents 2019 would be of great help especially when you are confused about selecting the perfect canvas tent for camping. A top-rated canvas tent is … Read More

Top Nine Best Beginner Kayaks

Hey, I guess you have reached here in search of something about which you don’t have any idea. Buying the right kayak as a beginner is not an easy task. Many people end up buying the wrong kayak without having any knowledge about them. I, too, have Googled to check if there was an article to guide the beginners to choose the best beginner kayak for them. Unfortunately, there are no relevant posts out there. That’s why I wrote this well-explained guide about the best beginner kayak models to kickstart your kayaking adventures. Are you ready?? Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading. Ok. Before beginning to list out, do you know what types of kayaks are available on the market? Let me tell you a few things about the types of kayaks that are available in the market. If you already know about them, then skip this heading happily. Types Of Kayaks a)Sit On Top Kayaks They are the most popular type of kayaks sold in the market.SOT(Sit On Top) kayaks have been gaining popularity in recent years because of the comfort it provides to the paddlers. They are very stable than the traditional sit-in kayaks.SOT kayaks are … Read More

Top Four Best Kayaks For Children

Kayaking is a fun outdoor adventure for the whole family. Odds are that if you clicked on this article, you love to go kayaking. Just like you, I’ve had to pick out a kayak for my children as they were growing up. I’ve always valued my children’s safety above all else, and this buyer’s guide is reflective of that. Here is my list for the top four kayaks for young children. #1 Lifetime Youth 6 Feet Wave Kayak with Paddle Lifetime is one of the most renowned makers of kids kayak. They have been selling high-quality kayak for kids and have been the best sellers of kids kayaks for the past couple of years. Lifetime Youth 6 Feet Wave Kayak is the best kayak for kids age five and above. With over 50+ fully satisfied customers, the kayak has been doing great since it’s launch. The kayak is 6 feet in length and weighs 18lbs. The lightweight of the kayak is a high point of advantage for kids. Also, the kayak has molded finger handles that help you to carry the kayak easily. The kayak has a ‘swim-up’ slide on the back through which the rider can quickly re-enter the kayak from the water. The construction has been done using high-density … Read More

Kayaks vs Canoes – Which is Best for Fishing?

Recently, more and more people have joined the kayak fishing bandwagon. As it grows in popularity, one must ask themselves what about good old canoe fishing. Is it dead and gone? Replaced by new and luxurious kayaks?Both styles of fishing have their benefits and drawbacks, and in the end, only you can decide which style is best for you. With that said, here are some factors you should take into consideration before you make your decision.Cold Water vs. Warm Water: Most (but not all) of the new fishing kayaks are of the “sit on top” variety. This means that the chances of getting wet from splashing, waves, boat wakes, and flopping fish are very real. Not a big deal if you always fish in 70-degree water, but a potential concern if you fish right after ice-out in the Adirondacks as I do! If fishing out of a kayak, many northern kayak fishermen opt for sit-inside kayaks, or they wear clothing that will keep them dry when fishing from their sit on top.Windage: Canoes are notorious for being hard to control on windy days. This is due to the amount of freeboard (how much canoe sits above the waterline). If there … Read More

How To Spice Up Your Camping Dinner

If you’re like most people, you enjoy the taste of homemade food made over a fire (A REAL FIRE). While we can’t have this luxury in our home, this might be for the better as your food wouldn’t be the only thing on fire. Over time the camp included cold meat and bread, hot dogs, or an occasional hamburger except for the foremost part it had been sandwiches. While open fires are the right place to repair meals, the matter was carrying everything to the campsite then roughing it when it came to preparing everything. Camping around a fire is often viewed in a completely different way. It’s not such a lot about dragging and lugging everything but the sink to the campsite and plenty of water to assist you in rinsing and continuing with the dishes. Here are some expert tips and tricks to make your next camping dinner a 5-star meal. Take the standard hamburger and hot dogs and add some pizzazz to them. First, understand that aluminum foil will be your friend while making camping dinners. Press down on hamburger patties and wrap each one in aluminum. Don’t forget to add onion, carrots, tomatoes, and your favorite … Read More

Easy and Delicious Camping Cooking Ideas

Are you tired of eating the same boring food during your camping trips? I was, which is why I came up with some exciting, flavorful foods for your next outdoor adventure. Here are five simple recipes that you can use next time you’re out camping or backpacking. Meals That Require Cooking: Mini Pizzas These are easy to form using English muffins, a packet of pizza sauce, and cheese. English muffins are often rewrapped in tinfoil, while the pizza sauce is often put during a small plastic container, and therefore the cheese during a zip lock bag. Once you are ready for this meal, you merely add the pizza sauce and cheese on top of English muffin and wrap them in tin foil. Make the cheese loose on top to stop it from sticking to the tin foil. These are often cooked on top of a stove, or by leaving within the sun for an hour approximately, just long enough to melt the cheese. Other ingredients, like onions, mushrooms, or black olives, are often added for a more flavorful sort of toppings. Biscuits & Gravy The cookies are often made to go. I pack them during a bottle with an outsized … Read More

How to Make a Cardboard Box Oven

Have you ever wondered how to make a DIY oven like the boy scouts? This guide will take you step-by-step as you make your very own cardboard box oven. For this project, the simplest box would be a banana box or fruit box due to the heavier thicker ridged design. This box can often be picked up free of charge at your local grocery. A printer paper box from work would do the work too. The Box Oven is usually entirely free or as expensive and high tech as you would like. The following items are often purchased for about ten bucks or liberated from elsewhere around the house or garage. 4 – Steel Rod or Pole 1 – Steel or Aluminum Trivet 2 – Aluminum Trays Aluminum foil Duct Tape Thermometer with probe Super Glue Most boxes I even have used are 20” long by 15” wide x 9-1/2” deep. Turn box in vertical on end. Qualify 9-1/2” up from the bottom and strike A level line on each side of the box. Measure down 4″ from the top and strike another level line on each side of the box. If you are doing not have a trivet, strike … Read More

Vegan Recipes for Backpacking and Camping

Ready to hit the paths but without the meat jerky? Here are a couple of vegetarian backpacking recipes you’ll try, alongside some simple snack foods. Olive Oil Noodles This is an easy recipe that you don’t get to write down. Bring a little bag of spices (whatever kinds you like), some dried vegetables, pasta, and vegetable oil. Soak the dried vegetables while you’re fixing camp. Then cook them alongside the pasta. Drain and add the spices, salt, and vegetable oil for a delicious dinner. If you bring the thinnest pasta you’ll find – something like angel hair spaghetti – it’ll save time, fuel, and trouble cooking. If you would like to decorate up the meal a touch more and you’re backpacking within the southwest, you’ll collect some Mexican nut pine nuts to feature. Parmesan cheese is another excellent addition and may be carried for days if kept out of the recent sun. Simple Soups Most grocery stores carry dry soups that require you to pour boiling water on them. Those within the cups take more room but are still light and convenient. No dishes to scrub apart from your spoon. Vegetarian options are limited with these, but the great news … Read More

How to Choose a Camping Stove

Buying a camping stove can be a complicated process. You would like to make sure you get the proper one for you. If you’re hiking, you would like to urge something compact and can carry easily. A Trangia could be a solid choice if you would like something small, or if you’re only cooking for yourself. A Trangia combines the methanol burner with all of the equipment that you got to do your cooking. If you’re traveling by car, then you’ll go for a setup as large as you want. Some camping stoves also accompany wind protectors, which may be very useful if you’re camping outside. Camping stoves run on a spread of fuels and therefore, the sort of fuel you’ll be using will play a crucial think in your decision. The most popular fuel is butane or propane gas or a propane/butane mix. These are available cartridges or refillable cylinders. This sort of fuel is predictable and stable, lights easily and performs well, and is controllable in terms of the extent of warmth you need. The cartridges or cylinders attach on to the stove. Resealable cartridges are suitable as they will be far away from the stove, so there’s … Read More

How to Choose a Tent For Camping

Unlike previous generations, camping not always involves sleeping during a tent. You could camp with an RV, in commercial campgrounds, or a cabin. But there’s remains something satisfying about connecting with nature through the entire camping experience of sleeping during a tent. Here’s a blueprint and a couple of tips for selecting one that provides you all the fashionable advantages without the typical hassles. The fundamental purposes of a tent are to supply privacy and protection from the weather – wind, rain, and (to some degree) cold. Any sturdy canvas will satisfy normal conditions, but staying safe under harsh conditions requires better equipment. Windy conditions can put a hurting on a tent. But because of modern materials, nylon fabric tents supported by fiberglass or aluminum poles are up to work. There are four primary sorts of tents: the A-frame tent, the dome tent, the cabin tent, and, lastly, the geodesic dome tent. The A-frame is the classic tent. This traditional style tent was made famous by boy scouts and old movies. A-frame tents consist of two poles, each forming a triangle on at either vertex of the canvas. There is additionally a central pole that props the tent up. The … Read More

How to Cook Food While Camping

Camp cooking is often as elaborate or as simple as you would like it to be.  If you would like to organize quick and straightforward but nutritious meals while you’re camping, camp cooking doesn’t even need to require a fireplace.  But if you’re curious about fueling your camping trip with a feast, camp cooking can allow you to form hot, healthy foods that are nearly as good as you’ll make them reception in your kitchen. Camp cooking doesn’t need to be limited to sandwiches and baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil.  Almost any cooking method you employ within the kitchen can be duplicated around the campfire. For instance, use a dutch oven or pit cooking to bake your food. You can also quickly fry foods during a pan over a grill, or boil, braise and roast.  What sort of camping cookware is best for you? Camp cooking and clean-up are often easy or a hassle, it all starts with excellent camping equipment. Some pots/pans are found in sets that work well together or be stored inside or each other (matryoshka dolls) and even have space for you to put a canister of fuel inside them. This can be especially useful … Read More

How to Choose a Hiking Trail

Are you curious about going on a hiking trip? Whether your hiking adventure will last for a couple of hours or an entire weekend, you’ll get to choose a hiking trail. When it involves choosing a hiking trail, you would like to recollect that you have a variety of various options. Regardless of where you’re located, you ought to have a variety of hiking trails found in an in-depth distance faraway from your home. Since you ought to have a variety of various choices, when trying to find a hiking trail to hike, you’ll be wondering how you’ll set about finding the ‘perfect,’ hiking trail to walk. There are a variety of essential factors that you might want to believe, taking into consideration when selecting the perfect hiking trail. A couple of these factors are briefly outlined below for you. One of the various factors that you will want to require into consideration is that the difficulty of the hiking trail in question. You’ll find that hiking trails are available variety of various formats, particularly with difficulty levels. You’ll find that multiple parks have numerous hiking trails to settle on from. Rather than choosing a hiking trail supported the sweetness … Read More

How to Catch Bigger Fish

Many people would instead be fishing than doing nearly whatever else. If spending the day on the water with your bait and tackle sounds like a perfect day to you, read on. You’ll be taken aback to discover that simple piece of fishing recommendation that changes your luck for the higher. Always take along sunscreen while you pass on a fishing tour, even though it feels bloodless outside. The solar can be pretty harsh out at the water. Consistently apply sunscreen just in case. You will need a sharp hook in case you plan on fishing often. Carefully run the hook throughout your fingernail. Ideally, it has to go away a light scratch mark. If that doesn’t occur, sharpen or replace your hook. That is if you would like to trap fish! Hold song of the climate situations for your fishing spot, and maintain your self apprised of the day’s forecast. In case you go out at the open water while a typhoon is brewing, the consequences could be disastrous. Intending to have the excellent fishing enjoy viably, view the climate forecast. Bass are now and then without problems stuck using grubs. Notably, a few small lures can seize vast … Read More

What to Know Before Your First Fishing Trip

Are you nearing your first fishing trip? If you’re looking for some tips and tricks that’ll ensure a good trip, look no further. Right here are a few suggestions to make you be an exquisite fisher no matter your talent level. Possibly the most useful fishing recommendation you could get is to have persistence. The may be times when you will go days without catching a single fish. Don’t let this discourage you. Simply as hunters wear apparel that enables them combo into the encircling terrain, so must fishers. Although fish do now not have the sharpest imaginative and prescient, they’re although capable of seeing colorings. A glimpse of your brightly colored clothing can also ship them swimming within the opposite route. Concerning apparel, choose earth tones. If you plan on fishing continually, then you may need a sharp hook. If the hook can scratch your fingernail gently while you drag it throughout, then it’s sharp enough. If not, you should sharpen your hook or replace it. Make sure you are aware of nearby fishing laws before you move fishing. You may not be capable of using specific bait within some areas, even as different legal guidelines might prohibit fishing … Read More

Fundamental Trout Fishing Equipment

Relaxing inside a boat as you appreciate the sweetness surrounding you as you cast your rod is a peaceful and fun pastime. That said, actually catching fish is an acquired skill, not something you’re born with. Read on to become a pro angler that’ll start reeling in the big ones. Remember fish migration patterns to understand if you ought to fish downhill or uphill. During spring, you’ll get to cast your rod upstream so that your bait is waiting ahead of the fish swimming downstream. When the fish are swimming downstream within the fall, you will cast your lure downward. Cover your worms in a container lined with newspaper then place it within the refrigerator overnight. The cooler temperature and humidity will make your worms larger. When you’re getting to have a fishing trip, remember to possess a knife that’s sharp inside your tackle box. This equipment is essential, and you’ll have many problems if you are doing not have it. The blade shouldn’t only be sharp, but it should even be rust-proof and of excellent quality. Whenever you’ve got a requirement for a fish net, make sure that the fish goes headfirst into the net. This method significantly reduces … Read More

How to Find Freshwater Fishing Hotspots

Many people long to fish but don’t think they’d be any good at it. You would be surprised to learn that fishing isn’t that difficult once you know what to try to do. Read this article for a few good recommendations on fishing, so that you’ll make the most out of your fishing trip. If you’re planning to use shad as bait (likely for bottom-feeding fish), make sure to cut the tails off before putting it on your hook. This prevents the baited fish from wiggling around and winding around your cord because it sinks to rock bottom, helping you prevent a tangled line. Additionally, the scent of the cut tail may help to attract more fish. While most novices think shiny lures outperform dull colors, they should only be used while fishing for specific species. This is because the gleaming sunlight that they reflect may blind fish, scaring them away, Matte lures are often equally as useful while they won’t daunt as many fish as a metallic lure would so think about using both once you fish. In the weather, sinkers are an honest product to possess when fishing. This may lower the bait into deeper waters, where the … Read More

Beginner’s Guide for Fishing Trips

Fishing is a hobby that all types of people can enjoy. It gives you a chance to spend some time alone or with friends out in nature. Read this article for a few great recommendations on the way to become an excellent fisherman! When fishing alone, take care not to enter water that’s too deep. This is often very true when fishing near large rivers as a sudden undercurrent leave your helpless. It’s typically better to fish with a minimum of one other friend. If you’re fishing during the winter, you ought to think about using sinkers. Sinkers add weight to the road, which permits your bait to succeed in lower depths where fish dwell at this point of the year. The foremost adventurous size of the sinker will depend upon how deep the water is. Be sure to know the habits and customs of the fish you’re trying to catch. If you’re fishing for an evening creature at noon, then you’re unlikely to possess much success. This is often also true of the kinds of bait you’re using so as for your catch. It is generally an excellent idea for anyone who catches and releases to stay a disposable … Read More

Stream Fishing Tips and Tricks

When it involves spending time at a natural environment, few pastimes are as enjoyable as fishing. Regardless of how experienced a fisherman you’re, you’ll always learn more. This post is filled with advice that’s useful for fishers of each level. If you would like to catch the foremost fish, you would like to form sure your hook is sharp. If the hook scratches your nail when it’s dragged over it, you’ve got a well-sharpened hook. If the hook doesn’t scratch your fingernail, either take the time to sharpen it or use a special hook. Try fly fishing out! Several benefits come along with this hobby, but remember that it’s different than other fishing. Anyone wishing to undertake it must obtain various equipment like rods, lures, and clothing. Look at the birds as you fish. If you attend the spots the birds are diving towards, you’re likely to seek out tons of fish. Follow the birds and it might just turn out that they lead you to an excellent spot! Live, natural bait will catch more fish. Fish consume the insects that live locally on the brink of the water. If it’s an insect that you can find near the body … Read More

Top Tips for Beginner Anglers

Fishing is extremely popular as a recreational activity. There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than spending a pleasant summer day on the lake fishing. For those seeking to be better at fishing, this is perfect for you. Learn the following pointers well, and every one your buddies will attend you for fishing advice. Just as in other sports, it’s vital to possess the right gear. There are many various sorts of fishing, and everyone requires different equipment. If you go fly fishing with a traditional rod, you’ll quickly end up put into an edge where it’s challenging to fish correctly. You may want to feature a scale to your list of fishing equipment. You never can tell when you’ll catch that rare trophy, so make sure to possess a scale handy, especially if you’re practicing catch and release. Even once you are fishing alone, it’s essential that you remain quiet. If you start making an excessive amount of noise, it can cause problems for other fishermen in remote locations. Sound travels quite differently underwater and should be ready to disrupt the fishing of individuals who are quite distant from you. Be sure that you are conscious of the fishing laws … Read More

What Food Should You Bring on Camping Trips?

It is very important to have enough food and drinks to ensure you are well nourished during camping trips. These items should be non-perishable and easy to carry. Even if dry and non perishable foods are preferable, you can bring fresh foods as well, as long as you are able to keep them cool during the trip. Some retail stores and discount stores even, carry meals that are especially prepared for camping. However, these items can be expensive. The meals are pre-packaged and freeze-dried. The food in the camping meals is bland in flavor and not too nutritious. But, with a little preparation and creativity, you can prepare easy, nutritious meals you can bring along with foods you buy at the grocery store. You can find a large variety of foods that are easy to carry, store, and that will keep well throughout your trip. You can mix oats, pretzels, candy and nuts for a tasty homemade trail mix. All those ingredients are readily available in a grocery store and can be made up before leaving and stored in an airtight container. If you also prepare some small packets that you can eat on the trail, you should be set … Read More

4 Tips All Beginner Backpackers Need to Know

First things first, there are no rules when it comes to backpacking because with so many incredible activities and experiences. No matter where you are you’ll never find yourself far from something fun to tick off your bucket list. Trust us. If you’ve never went backpacking before, you might have heard some bad things about it. “You have to carry your gear with you at all times, expend tons of physical energy, and take advantage of accommodations that are usually far from four-star.”  So why do it? The truth is that if you’re willing to struggle a little, backpacking provides an incredible alternative for those seeking to explore the world on a budget. You may have to spend a little more time planning the nuances of your trip in advance but backpacking is fun, educational, and safe. All you have to do is be prepared. 1. START WITH THE BACKPACK ITSELF The most important aspect of your packing phase is the backpack itself. If you choose the wrong backpack you’re bound to have a miserable experience as the straps begin digging into your shoulders and your back begins to ache. The average person will want to opt for the largest … Read More

How to Pack a Backpack for Camping

Going on a backpacking trip would require proper packing of your things. Putting them pell-mell inside your backpack isn’t really the way to go. Your pack should be balanced and organized. Pack things in order of the things that you need. Rain gears at the top, sleeping gears on the bottom. This way you won’t have a hard time getting things out when you need them. SLEEPING PAD – Roll it up and strap it to the outside of your pack. If you attach it vertically it will snag less on trees and other objects, but horizontally on the bottom is best for weight distribution, keeping your center of gravity low. SLEEPING BAG – Put your sleeping bag in first. If you use a compression sack, this will also save you room as your bag will compress down well beyond its normal size. If your bag is down, use a waterproof sack or other waterproof liner to keep it dry. TENT – Heaviest items go in the middle and closest to your back. Most tents made specifically for backpacking are small and light enough to fit in one side of your backpack. COOKING GEAR – If you’re want to have … Read More

Common Camping Injuries and How to Treat Them

Going on a camping trip on your own or with others can be a great experience. Although the outdoors has its good points, you are also open to injuring yourself in minor and severe ways. When planning for a day (or maybe more) in the outdoors, it is important to be prepared for possible injuries that may happen while camping. Never forget to pack a first aid kit when preparing the gears and equipment necessary for your trip. But remember to put safety first, after all, prevention is always better than cure. Weather Induced Injuries   Most of the time weather can be hard to predict and it plays a big role in one’s camping experience. Of course it’s necessary to read the weather report before the trip.  Frostbite, heat stroke, and dehydration are just a few dangers that campers need to be careful of.  Proper preparation is the best way to avoid these illnesses. Make sure that you have appropriate clothing gear for the weather and are prepared for sudden weather changes. Pack enough fresh water. Drinking plenty of fluids is essential to keep you healthy. It prevents the chances of heat stroke and dehydration. Pack enough fresh water for … Read More

How to Waterproof Matches

It could get frustrating when you can’t get the fire going in your camp fire pit especially when you have wet matches. Some tricks to waterproofing your match is by simply coating it with nail polish. But what if you also need a fire starter? This simple DIY match proofing trick can get your matches waterproofed and at the same time serve as fire starters. What you need:  1. Wax (candles or crayons)  2. A double broiler (one you wouldn’t need to worry about getting ruined) OR just a vegetable can and a saucepan. 3. Matches that you will be waterproofing  4. Yarn in case you want to turn your matches into fire starters too  What to do:  1. Melt the wax in your double broiler. If your using a saucepan, fill it with 1/2 of water and bring it to boil then put the vegetable can in the water. Fill this can with wax, turn down the heat and let it melt.  2. Prepare your matches. If you’re only looking to waterproof the matches, simply dip the striking end of the match in the melted wax. Place on wax paper and allow to dry.  But if you you also … Read More

Hiking Safety Tips – Outdoor Safety Tips

It is very easy to let your ego and pride take over when trudging out on your next big hike. However, a smart tent camper would follow a few basic safety tips to ensure his/her safety. Here, is our list of suggestions: Always bring enough water.  You never know when you might get stranded somewhere. Avoid going alone.  By hiking alone, you put yourself at risk if you happen to hurt yourself with a serious fall or injury.  By having a friend with you, he can go for help or help carry you back to the campsite. Bring a map and compass and remember your landmarks.  It is a good idea to be overly prepared by knowing a little bit about the area you are camping.  The knowledge of a few basic landmarks can help you set your coordinates and know when you have gone of course. Be conspicuous if hunters are around.  Make sure they know that you are out there and make extra noise when you believe they are nearby so they know where you are. Have a prearranged safety plan with people back at camp.  For instance, if you are not back by nightfall, they should do x,y, and z. Children under 7 should … Read More

Guide on Pooping in the Woods

As advanced as humans have become, we still haven’t been able to free ourselves from biological functions, like pooping. It might feel embarrassing to talk about, but everyone’s gotta know what to do when… shit hits the fan. This guide will help you know how to take care of your business when there are no plumbing systems in sight! As campers, we need to make sure we are keeping our camping sites just like we found it (or better). After all, you wouldn’t want to step into some poop during your backpacking trip, would you? Here’s how to stay environmentally friendly and properly take care of your human waste. Image provided by Rei                                                         Method 1: Bury It Now, I know you have already thought about using a foxhole to hide your poop, but there are a few things you need to be careful of. Mainly, for the love of God, make sure you aren’t near water. Keep a distance of at least 100 feet between you and the nearest water source. Need … Read More

How to Prevent and Treat Altitude Sickness

                So, you’re planning a bike hike. You’re going to conquer the unconquerable mountain. Just make sure you take altitude into account. For example, 30 pounds at sea level is not the same as 30 pounds at 10,000 feet. It’ll feel heavier the higher up you go. Not to mention that many people suffer from altitude sickness because of poor preparation. Altitude sickness is an illness caused by your body’s struggle to adjust to the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. Some symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and loss of appetite, along with many others. How to Handle High Altitudes                 We’ve all heard the age-old saying, prevention is the best cure. Well the best way to prevent altitude sickness is to acclimate to your environment. Get to the mountain a day early and give your body time to get used to its new challenges. On the mountain, it is imperative that you remain hydrated and well-nourished. Even if you don’t feel hungry or thirsty, that’s just the altitude talking. So, take a break every once in a while and … Read More

How to Set Up a Fishing Pole For Beginners

                When I was a young boy every time I went fishing my dad would set up my pole for me. This made fishing a lot easier when I was a kid, but the first time I went fishing by myself I was shocked to realize I didn’t know how to set up my fishing rod. Today I’ll spare you of this embarrassment and get you fishing in no-time with this beginners guide. Instructions Assemble your fishing rod by putting the bottom and top sections together. Make sure that the guides, the holes that you will put your line through, are perfectly aligned. Next, attach your reel and screw the handle down until it is in place. For more information, check out this article about where to position your fishing reel. Now tread your reel through all of the guides, making sure that there are no tangles. Pull out the line through the top guide and tread it through your fishing hook. Once you pull it through the hole, hold the hook with your thumb and pointer finger.  Then, wrap the line around your fingers three times. Take your fingers out and pull the line … Read More

How to Attach a Bobber

                In this post, we went over how to set up a fishing pole for beginners. Once you thread your reel and add the hook it is important to attach a bobber. What is a Bobber?                 A bobber is a float that you attach to your reel. Anglers use bobbers to limit the depth of the hook and bait. In addition to this, a bobber serves as a reference point for where your bait is. The higher up you place your bobber on your reel the deeper your reel will go. For example, if you place a bobber 5 feet above your hook, the hook will reach a depth of 5 feet. How to Attach a Bobber Tying a bobber is very simple and can be mastered by anyone in just a few minutes. Bobbers usually have a pop-up hook that can be exposed by pressing a button on the opposite end.  The first thing you’ll want to do is choose how far up your line you want to place your bobbers. Next, reveal the hook by pressing the button and thread your line through the hook. … Read More

Left vs Right Hand Fishing Reel

           If you’re like me, you use your dominant hand for just about everything from eating soup to unlocking your door. Therefore, it seems obvious that if you’re right-handed, you should have your reel on your right side. However, there are a few problems that can come with this, especially if you are using a baitcaster. More often than not, as a right-handed angler, I use my dominant hand to cast. When using a spinning reel, this isn’t a problem because the reel for right-handed rods is placed on the left side. Immediately after casting, I’m able to use my left hand to reel in. Not only is this is intuitive, but it allows me to reel in quickly if a fish gets caught right when the bait hits the water.             For some trips, a spinning reel is all that you’ll need. However, there are times when you’ll be fishing for larger game or will need to cast farther out. Whenever this situation arises, a baitcaster reel will allow you to throw longer casts and pull in heaver lines. Here is where the controversy over reel position begins. Right-handed baitcasters have … Read More

How To Tell if Your Bug Spray Has Expired?

                Let’s be honest here. You either have to be crazy or a caveman to go camping without bug spray. But how do you know if you bug spray has gone bad? Not all containers have an expiration date, so how can you tell if your repellent is still usable? Here a few tips to help you figure out whether or not your bug spray has expired. Getting in Touch                 The first thing you’ll want to do when you’re unsure of the condition of your spray is to search the container. Some companies list their expiration date in the bottom or side of the bottom. Take a good look around the bottle to be sure. Assuming there is no listed date, check the container for a product code and company phone number. Call the manufacturer and ask whether or not their product has gone bad.  Check for Strange Odors                 Check the cap and nozzle of the container for any damage, rust, or anything obstructing the spray. If the can has no signs of damage, point the nozzle … Read More

How to Put Up a Tent by Yourself

                Solo hiking trips are a great way to take a break from all the ruckus and commotion in your daily life. As much as we all love living in a modernized society, there are times when it can bring on a load of stress. Camping along is great because it allows you to do some soul searching and enjoy the little things in life, but it also comes with extra challenges. One of these challenges is setting up a tent. If you were with a buddy you wouldn’t think twice about how to set up a tent, but take away your friend and this ordinary task becomes quite daunting. It’s alright though because this guide will show you exactly how to set up a tent by yourself. Instructions                Luckily, the tools you need to set up a tent alone are the same tools you’d use if you were with a group. These will be stakes to hold your tent to the ground, a rake to level out your base, and a mallet to hammer your stakes down. Roll out your tent and assemble your poles. … Read More

Is Spring Water Safe to Drink?

                It starts off as another hike when all of a sudden you come across a spring. Not the stuff under your bed, the beautiful mini-waterfall you’ll most likely take a photo of before you leave. All of a sudden your inner curiosity comes out. What would happen if you drank some of the spring water? Is it possible that you’ll gain superpowers? A hidden knowledge or inner peace? Or would you turn into a human-fish hybrid? It seems that there is only one way to find out, but before you start chugging down spring water let’s find out what spring water could do to your body and if it’s safe.                 Sorry, the spring water (probably) won’t turn you into a superhero. Although it’s true that spring water can be potable there are a few factors you should take into account before deciding whether or not you should drink any. Spring water is considered any water that overflows from an aquifer or underground water. Spring water is naturally alkaline and is constantly filtered by rocks and dirt while flowing. Despite some people claiming that alkaline … Read More

How to Hold a Fishing Rod

                Whether you’re a beginner or expired angler you’ve probably heard a million different ways to hold a fishing rod from a million different people. While it’s obvious that some people will always prefer one grip over others, it’s possible that you’re missing out on the technique that could work best for you. Most of the time when people have odd grips it’s because they haven’t been taught the proper way to hold a rod, so they create their own. In this article, I’ll show you the grip that I, along with everyone I’ve shown it to, prefer.                 The grip I most commonly use is having the reel seat, the part of the reel that is on the base of the rod, between my ring finger and pinky. This hold allows for great control and strength, even with a large fish on the line. A valuable added benefit of placing most of my hand so far above the reel seat is being able to hold the line with my pointer finger. This allows me to quickly hold back the line when I know I’ve casted … Read More

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

                If you’ve ever camped during fall or winter you’ve probably struggled to make a fire with damp wood. Although that times it seems impossible, here’s a guide that’ll teach even a first-time camper how to make an awesome campfire.                 The first thing you’ll need to do is collect wood for the fire. Try to find dry pieces of wood that vary in size. After you’ve gathered wood, the next thing you’ll face is the moist ground. To get around this, you’ll need to build a platform to start your fire on. Place two chunks of hardwood parallel to each other about 6 inches apart. Next, lay several branches on top of the hardwood, building a platform. This will allow oxygen to seep in from under you fire, a crucial part of any successful campfire. Then, place some of your larger branches to make a box around your platform. You can even make this several branches high if you plan on making a bigger fire. This formation will trap heat in and will allow you to place thick pieces of wood without having to worry … Read More