Author: Fishful Thinker

Fishful Thinker: The Total Package

Ever notice how some folks catch fish more consistently than others? You know, the kind of anglers that seem to be able to catch them all the time and especially those that can manage that kind of performance while taking on different species. Well, what is it about them that makes their outings consistently successful? Is it their fishing rod? Doubtful. How about their boat? Not likely. Then it must be their flies or lures, right? Nope, not in my opinion. It’s none of those – and all of those, at the same time. And probably not exactly how...

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Fishful Thinker: Follow Your Instincts

What do you think allows some anglers to be more successful than others? Is it their boat or tackle? I don’t think so. Maybe it’s their physical prowess with their equipment; you know, great casters and such. These folks will likely catch a lot of fish, but when it comes down to it, the best casters are not always the best catchers. Perhaps it’s the home area because some anglers simply live in more fishy areas. Sure they catch a lot of fish then, but their success is a product of their environment, not a testament to their angling....

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Fishful Thinker: Evolution Or Revolution

You may have never heard of ICAST, but as an angler you should be glad it exists. Your credit card company is surely glad, but your significant other might not be. Why? Because ICAST is where tackle manufacturers worldwide all come together to introduce their newest offerings to the angling public. And because we’re tackle junkies at heart and are always looking for the latest, greatest fish catcher, the angling media covers every square inch of the expo hall, all looking for the headline product to convey to their audience. In short, basically the entire sportfishing industry is in...

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Steiner GS3 Riflescope

By Chad LaChance Several years back I was on an armed hike, hoping to spot and stalk a whitetail doe. Sure enough, I spotted three of them bedded in a coulee mid-morning and I put on a stalk that landed me 230 yards away on a solid rest. I peered into my rifle scope only to find that I could not see said deer. For whatever reason, my scope had fogged internally, yielding only a brown blob, not a deer, in my sight picture. On the venison-less hike back to my Tundra, I surmised that it was time to...

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Fishful Thinker: Specialized for Success

Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.” While my brain apparently isn’t working well enough to remember who penned that gem, I still agree with it and would even expand the metaphor to include hunting. After all, a hobby is something you do in your free time; the outdoors is something you just do – a lot. We dream about trips, obsess over tackle and spend the time when we can’t be involved wishing that we could. The tangible manifestation of all this passion is our gear and anybody that has been a outdoorsmen for...

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