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Breaking News: All teams can play in Tromsø

Organisers stand by case but allow teams to playAt a board meeting on Sunday the Tromsø 2014 organisers discussed the situation surrounding teams that missed the deadline for Olympiad registration. The Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 Board have now released the following letter to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.Tromsø 21.7.2014 Dear Mr. Show More Summary

A Lesson from Ol’ Chumley

The chum salmon are in at Alaska West and that can only mean one thing – it’s rod breaking season! While we certainly witness our share of broken rods throughout the season, we tend to see more rods break while targeting chums than any other species. Why? Because chums are some of the scrappiest fish we’ve ever […]

Biohackers Make Lab-Grown Vegan Cheese by ‘Milking’ Genetically Modified Yeast Cells

If you’re against killing animals for food and clothing or believe industrial farming is too resource intense, you may have given up some of life’s greatest pleasures. No juicy steak for you, no deliciously sharp cheddar cheese, and certainly no fine Italian shoes. But what if you could make real […]

Gun Review: H&K VP9

H&K has been in the striker-fired pistol game for a long time. In 1970 Heckler and Koch produced the world’s first polymer framed pistol, the VP70, that also featured a striker rather than a hammer. The P7 series also featured a striker...Show More Summary

Emerald Ash Borers vs. Woodpeckers (and Nuthatches)

How do you solve a problem like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)? With all due respect to Maria von Trapp,...

Meopta Factory Tour Part 2: Optics Department

Hynek Vykoukal and Surujh Roopnarine took me on a tour of Meopta’s optics department. Unfortunately the first 7 mins of footage is corrupt so here are some pictures I took. Here the worker is applying natural waxes as a bonding agent to hold the raw glass down while it’s machined into a prism. Show More Summary

SilencerCo Special Announcement: A shotgun suppressor?

SilencerCo has invited a bunch of distributors, media, and VIPs to a secret event tomorrow and Tuesday in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. They are keeping it really low key, but also hyping up how much fun the product(s) and the party will be. Show More Summary

The girl gets a fish

It was a big day… for her, for me… her first fish… on her own. She made the cast, she set the hook, she got the fish in. A gift from the Upper McCloud River, one of many it has given me. I’m pretty stoked on how that all went down. It felt like a […]

The Shimelle collection from American Crafts is now available at...

I just wanted to keep a post with links to where you can purchase the Shimelle collection. I’ll update this as it reaches additional stores. If you know of a store with stock on hand that is not listed, feel free to let me know. Thanks! First...Show More Summary

Alaska Steel

Filmed and Edited by Bryan Gregson Photography and Austin Trayser Media.

Swinging for Chums

Deneki Outdoors with ten reasons you should swing for oncorhynchus keta. LINK

SILVER KINGS 2014/2015 Season 1 Trailer

Season 1 of Silver Kings reveals Captains Bou Bosso and Rob Fordyce competing in fly tarpon tournaments during the 2014 season in Islamorada.

They’re Already Off

Black to play Wade - Keene, British Championships 1971 And here we go. Or rather, there we went. It was four years ago that I started writing about the format of the British Chess Championship [Bigger and Better?; Wagging the Dog]. A...Show More Summary

Marine Artists Pick Their Favorite Paintings

Photo:Jennifer Rensel Fourteen top marine artists pick their favorite painting. LINK (via: Sportfishing)

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2014)

This is an interesting time of year when people are coming and going while birds mostly sit still. Except, of...

How to tie a seven inch Rapala Rainbow Trout

I couldn’t help thinking of some young fellow with his tongue clenched between his teeth manhandling some thick-stemmed saddle into an unruly imitation of his first fly collar. That was one of many Defining Moments for those of us persisted, as we could have cursed loudly and abandoned the sport, yet we somehow persevered until […]

Ditch the Spray, Non-Toxic Wristbands Keep Mosquitos Away for Days

I’d like to thank Tessa Kay from Asylum PR for reaching out to me about a great new product – Wrist Bands and Mosquito Repelling [...]

Attacking chess tactic

White to move. What is the absolute best continuation for white? Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Old Germantown Gardens: Portland Garden Bloggers Fling

The first private garden on the Portland Garden Bloggers Fling tour last weekend was, at 2 acres, large enough to accommodate our entire group of approximately 80 bloggers. Old Germantown Gardens, created over 23 years by Bruce Wakefield and Jerry Grossnickle, is a masterpiece of a garden built on a steeply sloping hillside. Show More Summary

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