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10 Commonly Forgotten Items on Fishing Trips

We operate fishing lodges in some rather remote locations, pretty far removed from drug stores, big box stores, and fly shops. Therefore, we encourage our guests to bring along any non-fishing items that they feel would make their trip more enjoyable. Over the years we’ve noticed some common items that are needed by our guests during their trip. Most […]

Robots: The Wambots Team

In today’s episode, we speak with Thomas Bräunl and Calum Meiklejohn from the University of Western Australia about the MAGIC 2010 Challenge and the Wambot team....

Why Aren’t the World’s Giant Insects Even Bigger?

Chinese villagers have provided specimens of aquatic insects to local researchers, who believe they’re the largest of their kind. The bugs join a brethren of huge insects around the world, but entomological research is beginning to explain why these oversize bugs never grow to true B-movie-monster size.

ALG Defense EMR Free-float Modular Handguard

ALG Defense is the sister company of Geissele Automatics, which is known for making match triggers for the AR-15/AR-10. Geissele manufactures the 2-stage trigger for the Mk. 11, Mk. 12, M110 and the HK416 in service with the US military. Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “80 TO 90 FT”

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Commercial fishermen Ed and Cindi John discuss the impacts they see on fisheries from climate change in this short film from Jason B. Kohl and Nora Mandray.

Not going anywhere

Despite all evidence to the contrary, and for those who have wondered and sent thoughtful emails, I am not going anywhere — and neither is my blog home! The blog break was unintentional, but I leaned in to it. I recently decided that I’m taking this semester off from school and am not enrolled in […]

Cadwell AR15 Pic Rail Brass Catcher

There are few annoyances at the range that top picking up my fired brass, it reminds me of the hours I spent at M16 qualifications filling my K-pot with fired cases. Thankfully Cadwell has brought a new pic rail mounted brass catcher for the AR15 to the market. Show More Summary

New M4 Ruger 10/22 Stock and Takedown Colors

Lyman has come out with new color options for fans of the M4 Ruger 10/22 and Takedown. The new colors are based on their STON camo pattern and range from the earth tones of Coyote to the unmistakable reds of Lava. With this wide range of options they have something for everyone. Show More Summary

Tippets: Fishing Icon Flip Pallot, White Wool Indicators

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Flip Pallot is a genuine legend of fly fishing, and as Orlo Dietrich writes, “he is not just a fly fisherman, he is what a fly fisherman should be.” Read more of Dietrich’s piece on Pallot in a recent article … more ?

Video: Hatch Nomad Pliers

19 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

John Torok of Hatch Outdoors gives us the rundown on the new Nomad pliers. They were the winner of the 2015 Field & Stream Best of the Best award this year and feature “Tungsten Carbide for abrasion resistance and reliable … more ?

Mil vs. MOA – A Realistic Break-Down by Precision Rifle Blog

While I am not a typical precision rifle shooter, I do occasionally go out and reach to the long ranges with a good bolt gun. Like many today, I was once confused on the two major systems for scope reticles that populate the market: Milliradians and Minutes-of-Angle. Show More Summary

Robots: Sphero

In today's episode we speak with Ian Bernstein about the hugely successful Sphero robot and the company he co-founded, Orbotix.

The Longest Brooder in the Animal Kingdom

A female octopus will defend her eggs to the death—literally. In species that live in shallow water, the mother guards a den where her eggs are clustered. An open-sea octopus carries her eggs in her arms, protecting them as she drifts through the water. Show More Summary

POTD: Webley & Scott Self-Loading Pistol MkI

Webley & Scott MkI was the first auto-loading pistol adopted by the London Metropolitan Police and UK military (Royal Navy). Collector Roy Shadbolt writes … Something a little different for you chaps. A photograph showing a Webley & Scott MkI (model 1913 commercial) in.455? WWI grouping. Show More Summary

Drought threatens American River fish

20 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Endangered steelhead about to hatch in the American River could soon be killed by low flows and warm temperatures caused by the drought, a sign of the ongoing struggle over scarce water supplies. LINK (via: The Sac Bee) The prognosis is not good as California's snowpack is currenty sitting at 8% of average.

First Nation defends herring against DFO's stealth fishery, bad science

20 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast. Watch this short video...Show More Summary

Marlin Teaser

20 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Juvenile black marlin on the flats.

Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won’t die

20 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Part one of a Crosscut series on the resilience of fish hatcheries despite the evidence they are detrimental to wild fish runs. One might have thought, erroneously, that by the second decade of the 21st century, hatcheries would be on their way out. Show More Summary

Do Something!

Instead of keeping their powder dry, the Germanwings crash will undoubtedly prompt politicians to "do something". That has many pilots -- myself included -- concerned. Read more ? Related posts: Time for a Shakeup Flying is a considerably...Show More Summary

January Socks : Shur’tugal

Alice Yu’s sock designs are wonderful. They’re just challenging enough to keep me enthralled, with familiar elements for a sock knitter like me who prefers to knit her socks one at a time, cuff-down, with a heel flap, on DPNs. (However, all of her sock patterns can be used with the Magic Loop method or […]

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