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Special Mission Aircraft

I recently encountered a uniquely modified aircraft in Hawaii that got me thinking about how business jets serve millions of people who never get to ride in them and are probably not even aware of their existence. Even in the GA community,...Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “No Time to Rest”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In the short summers of the Austrian Alps, there’s no time to rest when there are mountain streams and lakes with hungry trout. Via Trout in Trouble.

Overly Dramatic Hexapod Video

This video, posted by Ben Greer, is EXTREMELY DRAMATIC. Featuring a PhantomX AX Hexapod with a GoPro mounted to it (not to mention a sweet software stack), the video really captures some of the awesomeness of owning a Hexapod. This video was apparently made in Ben’s free time, which is really amazing, considering the high [...]

Video Hatch: “You’re Missing Out, Miss Swift”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This short film features great footage of fly fishing in short Norwegian summers. Via Dryflyliving.

The Royal Game Not At The Royal Academy

Last time at this year's Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition we investigated Karl Singporewala's engaging chess set on show in the main galleries. Now we go upstairs to their Sackler Galleries to pick over Joseph Cornell's intriguing box art. Show More Summary

Nature’s Most Delightfully Depraved Parasites

Somewhere in Japan, a wasp swoops onto a spider and jabs it with a stinger. The wasp’s venom paralyzes the spider for 10 to 15 minutes, during which the wasp secretes a tiny egg. By the time the spider wakes up, it is doomed. Soon, a larva will hatch from the egg and immediately begin siphoning juices out of the hapless spider. Show More Summary

The Best Case Color Finish for Your Shotgun

Of the various metal finishes used on shotgun receivers, case colors are my favorite. I love case-colored receivers for the same reason I love figured wood stocks: like snowflakes, no two are exactly the same. Given a choice betweenShow More Summary

Video Hatch: “The Making of a Marlin: Costa Sunglasses and Washed Ashore”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Costa’s “Kick Plastic” campaign aims to educate consumers about the growing problem of trash in the oceans. This film features a sculpture of a jumping marlin made entirely out of washed up beach trash, commissioned by Costa to further awareness. …

Video Hatch: “SKWALA”

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This video features the great early spring hatches of Western Montana. Via PMD Productions.

Tippets: Windy Casts, Summer Catch & Release, Family River Trips

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

From loop size, line speed and line plane, watch a recent video from Bumcast and Swift Fly Fishing on improving techniques for casting into the wind. Proper handling techniques are especially important in summer months, which have warmer, less-oxygenated water, … more ?

Tippets: Saltwater Poppers, Fishing South Dakota, Trout-Inspired Airplane

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Fishing poppers provides great fun and success on the water. In a recent series of instructional videos Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie a classic saltwater popper. View Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. A hot spot … more ?

Upland Bird Hunting: 10 Essentials You Should Carry in the Field

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Some of you are too young to remember the television commercial that ends with the imperative “Don’t leave home without it.” The old chestnut, rendered in praise of American Express, has new meaning when it comes to getting back alive on your next bird hunt. Better than any card of plastic, there are a number of things I won’t leave camp without. Show More Summary

Marquette University’s HEIR Lab Participates in RoboCup

HEIR Lab (Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics), at Marquette University took their robot to RoboCup 2015 in Hefei, China! The team is lead by Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., who has written up a fantastic post on the subject. This week, our students in the Marquette University Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab are participating [...]

Ohio Zoo Presses Charges Against “Cougar Petter”

Photograph via Josh Newell/YouTube The Columbus Zoo in Ohio is pressing charges against 35-year-old Joshua Newell, after he jumped a facility fence to pet the cougars, filmed the encounter, and later posted the footage to YouTube  last...Show More Summary

How The Pros Do It: Installing a Fishfinder On Your Hobie Kayak Please enable Javascript to watch this video   Jerry Collins is a busy man come kayak fishing season. As the owner of Captain Kayak ((631) 750-3587) in Sayville, NY, he installs hundreds of  fishfinders on his customers' kayaks every year. Show More Summary

Man Goes Flash-Flood Noodling in the Florida Streets

Photograph via ABC Action News/YouTube Although most residents of Tampa, Florida, have been struggling to stay safe and dry amidst record rainfall and flash flooding this summer, one impromptu angler recently took advantage of the high waters. Show More Summary

Relieving Expectations or: Only the Ultimate Prize is Catching the Fish

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

From 4bc Productions. In the competitive, passion and Adrenaline inducing sport of Saltwater Fly Fishing, many fishermen become obsessed about holding the biggest, perfect, most difficult to catch fish on front of the camera and snap their bragging rights for the pre-dinner margarita lubricated Fish-talk.

Video: Alligator Steals Catch from Fisherman's Line

File photograph courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife/Flickr On more than one occasion, I’ve lost a fish off the end of my line because of overexcitement, a lack of planning (i.e. where to land the fish), or a friend who failed to net the catch head first (you know who you are!). Show More Summary

Origami Koi Fish

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Hi everyone!  Sorry there’s no origami printable this week.  It’s been a very busy month for me.  I just returned back from LA.  It’s the second time I’ve driven there in two weeks! Instead of posting all my trips and activities on Zakka Life, I’ve been posting on Instagram.  Pictured above is a recent photo […]

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