Cabela’s XML Ti Rod

I came home from the store one day and tried to sneak the new fishing rod into the house. My wife caught me as I headed for the basement and immediately saw that I was trying to hide something. “New fishing rod, huh?” she asked, knowing the answer. Yep. When I told her I got a good deal on a new Cabela’s XMLTi rod, she said, “Whatever.” My wife loves to fish, but could generally not care much about the actual gear. It was only a few hours later when she came storming down the stairs demanding to know how good of a deal I had gotten. Guess she looked up the rod on the website. DOH! I slept on the couch for a few days, but this rod was worth it.
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H&R Topper Deluxe Classic

There are those guns you dream of owning. You know the ones I mean. Where the price tags eclipse the one on the truck in your driveway and you know you’ll likely never own for fear of infinite nights on the couch. I have the same dream list, but I also have a wish list for guns that are more about function than price. These are guns that I’ve seen and thought I’d really love to own, but for one reason or another, have never bought. Continue reading

CVA Wolf Magnum

A few years ago, I worked for one of the major outdoor retailers and we were putting on a “demo day” for some of the folks that didn’t have a lot of experience with the outdoors. We had a selection of the products we sold and had set up areas for the folks to go to so they got a taste of the life and maybe found some new hobbies. One of the areas we had was a muzzleloader selection of several popular guns. The buyer for black powder had sent along a new gun that had just come in and we kind of forgot to use it until afterwards when it was just a bunch of us playing around. Some one commented that we forgot to try out the new CVA gun and so we got out the Wolf.
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Streamlight Buckmaster’s Trident Headlamp

Some items we take for granted when it comes to hunting gear. I used to take my headlamp for granted. I had a cheap one that seemed to work just fine until, or course, it didn’t.

When I went to replace it, I found that for a few bucks more, I could get something that worked much better. Continue reading

Extreme Archery Shrink Fletch System

I wanted to fletch some arrows with Bohning Blazers, and I wanted to wrap the arrows as well. When I went to pick up the needed materials, I got to looking at the Extreme Archery Products Shrink Fletch System. Here was a crested set of Blazer vanes and all I needed for setting it up on my arrow shaft was a little boiling water. This I had to try.
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You’ve done just about everything you can do. You scouted the fields and learned where the birds are and want to be. You set up well before sunrise and have your dekes nailed as far as positioning. You’re in your blind and totally concealed. You are cocked, locked and ready to rock. The sun peeks over the horizon and the geese are in the air.
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