Category: Fishing

Ugly Stick Announces New Species Specific Carbon Rods and Tuff Net

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Ugly Stick Carbon

Legendary fishing rod maker Ugly Stick has just announced several new species-specific rods in their Carbon series line for catfish, crappie, and salmon/steelhead. Ugly Stick stays the Carbon series is some of their lightest fishing rods ever, up to 30 percent lighter than anything they’ve produced before. At the same time, they also say these […]

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4 Ways for Anglers to Practice Casting Away From the Water

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practice casting

We all want to get better at our outdoor activities; that goes without saying. Improving your fishing skills is as easy as getting the rod into your hands and using it in an environment where mistakes don’t really matter. In fact, the backyard isn’t the only place where you can practice–parks, local high school ball […]

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Top Flies to Tie for Beginners Who Are Just Starting Out

Dylan Hayward
Three fishing flies on a wood background

Fly tying really is a form of art, but it can take several years of practice to become fully comfortable with it. The start-up costs can seem a bit high, but after tying your own for a while and becoming proficient, you’ll notice that the money is worth it. There’s also something special about landing […]

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Fin-Nor Expands Sunglasses Line Availability Across Florida


Fin-Nor Sunglasses Florida

Iconic saltwater brand Fin-Nor may be a new player in the world of fishing sunglasses, but they are fully committing to this new area of their business. The company has just announced their debut line comprising 20 different styles of sunglasses are now available in 25 retail locations in Florida. For Fin-Nor, it was only […]

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7-Foot Mako Sharks Jumps Into Boat and Almost Lands on Anglers


Mako Jumps in Boat

If you thought that scene in “Jaws” where the shark jumped on the boat was far-fetched, then you clearly haven’t been fishing for mako sharks before. These toothy predators are well-known for being some of the fastest in the ocean. They also jump more than probably any other shark species out there. Anglers need to […]

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Patagonia Founder Gives Away $3 Billion Company to Fight Environmental Crisis

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Patagonia Founder Donates Company To Nonprofit Organizations

Patagonia, the famous California outdoor retailer, has restructured its entire business model to fully commit to fighting climate change. In an open letter shared to the company’s website, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard announced that control of the business has transferred to two other private entities: a trust created to protect company values and a nonprofit […]

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13 Best Outdoors Shows on Netflix


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Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or general outdoor and nature shows, Netflix seems to have something for everyone. It’s become an excellent place for outdoors-loving men and women everywhere to absorb quality content. So when the time comes for every outdoorsperson to take their hunting boots off, kick back on their sofa, and relax, Netflix […]

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Author Andrew Weiner Supports Charity With “Down By the River”

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“Down By the River” author Andrew Weiner has two big passions– fly fishing and books. His love of fishing started when he was a kid, enjoying the activity with his family on Kezar Lake in Maine. As an adult he picked up fly fishing and that passion flourished after a trip with a friend to […]

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The 5 Best Outdoor Sinks for Camping & Cooking

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. While some people are perfectly fine with cleaning fish and game in their kitchen sink — understandably, some aren’t. Combine the odor with the unavoidable mess, descaling or […]

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Micro Fishing: Plunge Into the World of Tiny Tackle and the Smallest Catch


what is micro fishing

What’s the big deal with tiny fish and tiny fishing tackle? Micro fishing is pushing its way into the mainstream, and this tiny technique shouldn’t be overlooked. The term micro fishing is pretty self explanatory, yet is often misunderstood by the average angler. Normally when fishing, anglers target the bigger subjects of a fish species. […]

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10 Adjustments We’d Make to Pro Fishing Tournaments

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Pro angler sets the hook on a bass

Every professional bass fisherman, from Rick Clunn to Brandon Palaniuk, has started just like you and me: fishing as a kid from the shore, a dock, or a boat. Those humble beginnings connect everyday anglers like you and me to the pros we admire and learn from. It’s just that they have taken it to […]

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