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New Hooks Wicked Awesome on Cats

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, PA – Selecting and then baiting up with a circle hook carries with it a small measure of uncertainty. Will the fish engulf the entire bait? Will the hook find purchase and penetrate the fish’s jaw? When do I grab the rod and start reeling?  Read Full Story

‘Fish invisible’ and leave No Trace

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. – Someone once said that it’s better to be lucky than good, but the reality is, luck’s got nothing to do with it. What anglers call ‘good luck,’ in fact, is often little more than your ability to give off positive or neutral scent vibes. Deer hunters go to great lengths to eliminate offensive, unnatural odors that make big bucks bolt. Chemical odors, such as tobacco, gasoline, bug spray or even cologne can put fish off the feed as fast as clanging an anchor on the boat floor. Some humans are doubly unlucky, with body chemistries that put off natural pheromones undetectable by us, but as foul to fish as fetid cheese (with apologies to catfish.) Hunters even go so far as to bathe and wash clothes with special scent-elimination products.  Read Full Story

The Ultimate Bait Box

Monday, July 09, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, PA – To escape summer’s heat, it’s nice to bask in the glory of indoor A/C. While in winter, there’s nothing like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket. It’s a little concept we like to call “climate control”— one of life’s real luxuries. If comfort makes humans happy, why shouldn’t it also do wonders for bait?  Read Full Story

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