Author: Richard Cook

Best Spinning Reels Under $100

We always need to ensure we use the right equipment for the right situation. Spinning reels are no different, and $100 gets a very nice reel that you can expect to last a good long while. We need to consider the following factors when making our spinning reel selection: Where we’ll be fishing Spinning reels can be made specifically or Saltwater or Fresh Water fishing. The main difference is the movement, and the protection or coating of the bearings, to delay corrosion and prolong a reels useful life. For today’s review we’ll be focusing on Fresh Water fishing and...

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News: Remington Files Bankruptcy

On February 12th, 2018 the Remington Outdoor Company announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be going through restructuring. Despite strong gun sales in 2016 sparked in large part to the lingering threat of gun control regulations being tightened, Remington saw declining sales in 2017, a non-election year, and this cycle was more than this debt-heavy organization could handle. Remington had taken on debt as it acquired other brands such as Bushmaster, H&R, Marlin, and others. While consumers complained of declining quality products being produced from the acquired brands, the rush to buy guns had subsided, and...

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Buck 113 Knife: Best Hunting Knife Value

As hunters we are regularly on the lookout for an all purpose hunting knife that strikes a balance between value and quality. The kind of knife that can field dress game, skinning and boning when needed. A knife with a quality steel edge that will stay sharp longer, and can be sharpened when needed. Sure there are $300 knives that can do all of that, but that’s not good value, and so today we’re going¬† to share our review of what we believe to be the Best Hunting Knife. The Buck Hunting Knife Buck has been making quality hunting...

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Arrows: Anatomy of an Arrow

We all know enough about an arrow to understand it’s a long straight shaft projectile with a weighted tip (or arrowhead), with fletchings to improve travel through the air, and nock at the rear end where it meets the bow string. Arrow Shafts In the past, wood was the common arrow shaft used, and all too often they were either soft and light, or heavy and hard.¬† Today, arrows benefit from modern construction and materials, and so they are most commonly constructed from fiberglass, aluminum, carbon fiber, or some combination of these materials. Let’s review the options from most...

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Best Hunting Dogs

Top 10 Hunting Dogs to Take in the Field What are the best hunting dogs? You asked, and we answered with our list of the top hunting dogs, based on the breeds overall versatility, and effectiveness. Most of us love dogs, as household pets, as sporting companions, and as the natural hunting partners that they are. Here is our list of the top hunting dogs: Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever is a versatile, and athletic hunting dog capable of handling colder weather, frigid water, and a determination to retrieve at all costs. While the lab is a great choice...

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