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The New Fishing Vessel of Choice? Stand-Up Paddleboards

ALL SUMMER, I’ve been fly fishing for stripers along grassy banks and tidal flats of coastal New Hampshire. I’ve had some luck, but there are times when the fish are maddeningly just out of casting range—too deep to wade, too shallow for a boat, leaving me reaching for beer while the sun sets over …

Fishing

11 Best Hunting Boots for Sale: Compare & Save (2018)

A pair of trusty hunting boots is perhaps the most important item in a sportsman’s gear locker. The support and comfort of your feet is crucial for …

Backpacking

Op Ed: Has the Swimbait Dethroned the Jig as the Best Big Bass Bait?

When I was learning to bass fish, the really good fishermen that I looked up to all told me the same thing — "you throw a jig if you want to catch …

Fishing

Beginner’s Masterclass with Tim Flagler: Episode. 1 Mastering the Half & Half

Lefty’s Deceiver and the Clouser Minnow are great flies. When you put them together in a single pattern, they are greater than the sum of their …

Fishing

Meet the Company Giving Fly Fishing an Attitude Adjustment

MONDO refutes fly fishing’s cliche facades with bright colors, affordable gear, and no BS. As the brand likes to say, “less egos, more amigos.”Image …

Fishing

Urban Youth & the Zen of Fly-fishing | Oregon Field Guide

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

5 Bass Fishing Rigs Every Angler Should Know

We've had a bunch of requests to do a piece on how to tie several rigs for bass fishing with soft plastics and when and where to fish them. We'll …

Camp cooking: A seasoned steel pan is a camper’s best friend

I was introduced to the magic of carbon steel cooking on Arkansas’ White River.<p>A friend and I had spent the morning with Lenny, an entertaining and resourceful trout fishing guide. By midday we had boated our limits of rainbow trout and caught and released at least that many more.<p>“Ready for lunch,” …

National Parks

A small outdoor gear startup from Maine has caught the attention of L.L.Bean — and partnered on an exclusive product line

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flowfold is a fun company, one of those cool startups that seem like it starts with a simple project, scraping by to get started, and, just …

L.L.Bean

Rattling bucks an amazing technique when it works

It’s August, and the earliest archery deer seasons in most places are still weeks away. The whitetail rut is even farther in the distance. But ...

Hunting

Best (and Biggest) Portable Speakers for Tailgating

Summer days may be dwindling to a precious few, but for some sports fans that means only one thing: the beginning of the NFL and college football …

Audiophile

Key Aspects of Spinnerbait Fishing Bass

The spinnerbait is one of the most recognizable and widely used lures in all of bass fishing. The reason is simple - you can cast, reel and catch. …

Fishing

How to Build Your Own Fishing Rod

I built my first rod out of frustration. I couldn’t find a kid-sized rod that would hold up to saltwater species. My favorite cousin was knee-high at …

Fishing

Where and How to Target Bass With Deep Diving Crankbaits

Large schools of bass live offshore from the post spawn through the fall months, and a deep diving crankbait is one of the best tools to locate and …

Fishing

How to Wash Your Adventure Gear

From traditional wool to high-performance synthetics, we've got you covered.<p>With outdoor recreation and adventurous lifestyles reaching new heights …

Cleaning

Pelican Soft-Sided Cooler

Ideal for packing to the beach, swimming hole, or golf course, this Pelican Soft-Sided Cooler is a lightweight alternative to hard-sided rigs. Thanks …

Stainless Steel

Common Mistakes In Fly Fishing - Episode 1

<br>In the past few months, we’ve posted a great new video series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters …

Fishing

The Best Instant Coffees for Camping

Coffee-addicted backpackers and outdoorsman have faced the same problem for generations: how do you get a quality cup of coffee in nature without …

Coffee

Flat Water Nymphing

By Kent Klewein Fishing nymphs in slow water is a different game. The past few years, Louis and I have grown very fond of one specific pool tucked up …

Fishing

Master Class Monday: How to Fish Small Dry Flies in Low Light

Most people have enough trouble fishing small dry flies without the added complication of gathering darkness. But trout often feed on small flies at …

Fishing

How to Load Your Boat with a Trolling Motor

If you fish long enough, you’re bound to run into mechanical issues at some point. When things go array and it’s time to get your boat back on the …

Boats

Study: Lunar Phases Don’t Affect Deer Movement

New research suggests that you don’t need to study the moon before heading out to hunt whitetail this season.<p>The study by the Penn State College of …

Penn State

Is the .30/06 Still the Best All-Around Big-Game Round?

In a sense, the old warhorse has come full circle, if I can mix my metaphors. If you read the issues of Field & Stream that were published between …

Hunting

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.03.18

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos …

Fly Fishing

Opening Day in America: A Hunter's Guide to the Tactics and Traditions of Openers Across the Country

T<b>oday is the opening day of hunting season</b>. And if it isn’t, just wait a few days. Maybe a week at most. Either way, get ready.<p>It’s funny. We tend to …

Hunting

Why Scientists Love the Leather Bags from Gfeller Casemakers

After years of working as an exploration geologist, Steve Derricott wanted a more stable family life. So in 1985, he and his wife Lori purchased …

Geoscience

7 of the best things Ron Swanson actually made on Parks and Recreation

That <i>Parks and Recreation</i> reunion you always wanted to happen is finally on the way… kind of. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are teaming up for a …

TV

Outdoorsman explains why his fellow hunters ought to flee the 'toxic agenda' of the NRA

Wes Slier, an outdoorsman who writes a regular column for Outside magazine, published a column earlier this month in which he encouraged his fellow …

Guns

Traditions Outfitter G2 and 450 Bushmaster models now shipping

The Outfitter G2 is now shipping in a variety of calibers. <i>(Photo: Traditions)</i>Traditions Performance Firearms announced its latest rifle, the G2 …

Hunting

Axis Deer: The Perfect Summer Bowhunt

Last month, I bowhunted Axis deer with Mike Stroff’s Southern Outdoor Experience in Sonora, Texas. I admit I was a little leery at first about …

Hunting