Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
November 8, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

“Resourceful Creations”

Anglers are nothing if not creative and opportunistic – they even exhibit some ingenuity in a pinch.  I’m not sure if the following examples are a good representation of those traits, however, or if instead they merely illustrate that anglers also have a good sense of humor. From various shows and movies about surviving in the wilderness, I have learned that if you do not have a fishing pole, you can whittle a long stick,…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
November 3, 2011

Tom Keer

Getting Stuck Tips Apart

As the weather cools off we anglers start to think about taking down the rods that we’ve had assembled since the spring.  While most of us fish all-year-’round, we nevertheless reduce our number of rigged rods from a lot to a few.  And sometimes when we try to take apart of few of our rods we find that they are stuck. During the season a rod tip and butt can get firmly connected to each other. Every time we reseat the tip to…

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Posted by: Kirk Deeter
November 2, 2011

Thinking About a Boat? Start the Process Now

If you think you might be in the market for a boat next spring, now is actually the time to get your shopping experience started in earnest. Doing a little extra homework in the fall will inevitably save you some money—and help ensure you get exactly the right boat—a few months down the line. Besides, fall is usually a “buyer’s market” and spring is a “seller’s market” when it comes to boats. Not many people…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
November 1, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

Where’s the BOAT?!

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When considering the various uses and activities for boating, hunting often is overlooked.  Perhaps, because hunting boats are too well camouflaged and just never seen. With the arrival of duck season, Kansas boat owner Lucas Carpenter’s boat “Transformer,” has evolved from fishing machine, to a stealthy, giant, floating bale of hay.  For ease of hauling, this accessory is “totally collapsible “and travels as “a couple of rolls and a bag of PVC pipes.” I contacted…

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