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SUP Fishing

SUP fishing is becoming popular amongst watersport fans and people that love fishing. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the things to take into consideration regarding an SUP and then also review some of the popular SUP boards in the market today.

Work with the Elements

When you’re considering going out fishing, there are certain elements that one has to take into consideration such as the wind, currents, and tide when choosing the fishing grounds. These are what will move you in the direction one is going. Don’t forget that you might have to paddle back against some of the elements.

SUP Fishing

Anchors Away

Carrying an anchor can be a plus because one would spend more time concentrating on fishing instead of keeping the board in one place.

Line Management

Below are some solutions for managing your line effectively so that you catch fish, even monster fish.

  • Stripping Mat: This is a spiky mat that lays on the paddleboard, collecting the line as you retrieve the fly. In the event that waves wash, it prevents the line from washing off. The mat also prevents the wind from tangling the line.
  • Stripping Basket: Some anglers prefer this because they can wear it around their waist. The basket serves the same purpose as the mat. It just boils down to personal preference.

Storage

Basically, there are two options, carrying the gear strapped to your back in a waterproof backpack, or attaching the gear to the paddle board deck rigging in a dry bag. It’s important to make sure that the gear is quickly accessible and can be reached comfortably from the paddling position. Having all the essentials within reach with aid in easy fly changes, or in switching to a sinking line when the fish are deeper than expected.

There are plenty of boards on the market that offering different combinations of accessories, all in the hope of enhancing the experience. Below, we are going to look at some of the popular iSUP boards in the market today.

Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer 2 10’4” Inflatable SUP

This is an upgrade of the original Adventurer paddle board. This board is 10ft. 4in. long, making it faster and easier to maneuver. It can inflate to a PSI of 25 unlike the previous version that could only achieve a PSI of 15. It features an upgraded fiberglass paddle and possesses a bungee cord and carrying handles in the front and back to make it easier to use and carry. It is made of military grade PVC arranged vertically. This material’s strength, along with the vertical construction, make it extremely rigid when inflated. This iSUP is lightweight and can fold up to the size of a sleeping bag.

Isle 10ft. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package

The perfect iSUP board to fit all skill levels! Our ISLE 10’ All Around Airtech® Fusion-Lite Inflatable Paddle Board model is our bestselling SUP model – and for good reason. The trim, stylish design fits riders of all sizes looking for a versatile board shape for both flat water, small surf performance and everything in between.

Included Accessories

Includes 3 Piece Aluminum Adjustable Travel Paddle, Carry Bag, High Pressure Pump & Gauge (Inflates to 15 PSI), Removable Travel Fin and Repair Kit.

The ISLE 10’ All Around Airtech® Fusion-Lite Inflatable Paddle Board is now 30% lighter than comparable inflatable paddle boards without compromising quality. To obtain this they utilize a unique high end manufacturing process and machine coat the drop stitch with a special seal and bonding layer, and then add another machine-laminated, higher-density PVC layer. This effect is to remove any human factor or error in the bonding process. This creates a consistent, unique bond by a highly-controlled machine process that’s just not achievable via the previous hand-gluing methods of our competitors. The end result is a lighter, stiffer, more durable iSUP board without any of the extra weight.

Features

  • Airtech construction – 10’ x 31” x 6”, board weight 17.5 Lbs., supports riders up to 240 lbs.
  • All round design – Ultimate stability in flatwater and small waves. It is great for all skill levels
  • Ultra-durable – Constructed with military grade PVC, 6” thick, no more dings or damage
  • Includes an iSUP accessory bundle – Paddle, Carry backpack, High pressure pump
  • 30-day guarantee plus 1 year warranty on materials. Risk free returns within 30 days

Solstice Bali Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

With a length of 10ft. 8in., the board, when inflated properly to 12-15 PSI, offers riders a firmness that rivals that of regular boards. It does not bend in the middle, even with a great deal of weight riding on it. Some even say it can ride more than one person without a problem. It is also portable and convenient as well as bringing along accessories such as pump, a gauge, and a bag for carrying the deflated board. It is best used in relatively calm water.

Features

  • High-pressure inflatable paddleboard. Sleek, lightweight and fast
  • Extremely rigid and strong.
  • Includes 4 stainless tie-downs for securing gear
  • Durable 1000 Denier 3 ply PVC reinforced fabric material
  • Kit Includes: Carry bag, pump & gauge

Tower Paddle Paddle Boards Adventurer 9’10” iSUP Package

It comes at 9ft. 10in. long, and comes with a simpler paddle and fewer design features. It is great for beginners and for riders in water with up to 4-foot waves. The board is rigid and durable, constructed of military-grade PVC arranged in a vertical pattern. It is also portable and can be stored in small spaces.

Features

  • Extremely rigid – Weight limit of up to 350 lbs on the water. When fully inflated, it feels very similar to a hard board (can be inflated up to 15 PSI -but is stiff and ready to ride at 10 PSI).
  • Highly durable – Military-grade PVC material and drop-stitch construction. Never worry again about dings and board cracks.
  • Portable – Easy to store and transport. It is 9’10
  • Package deal – Includes board, pump, and 3-piece adjustable fiberglass paddle.
  • 2-year warranty – 2-year manufacturer’s warranty which covers everything outside of normal wear & tear.

Isle 12ft. 6in. iSUP Package

This 12ft. 6in. iSUP from Isle offers riders the same qualities of excellent construction, durability, and rigidity as does the 10ft. version. The increased length makes the board more stable in water even in choppy water. It is rigid and durable, made of military grade material. This material uses drop stitch construction, which arranges the fibers vertically to achieve maximum rigidity. It also comes with a pump, a gauge, a fin that can be removed, a repair kit, and an aluminum paddle. These accessories join a bungee system for securing items to the board and carrying rings that allow you to tie the board up when desired. The result is a convenient, enjoyable, and reliable way to enjoy the paddle boarding experience.

Features

  • Airtech construction – 12’6” x 30” x 6”, board weight: 20.5 lbs. and supports riders up to 275 lbs.
  • Stability for fitness – Wide nose and tail outline offers a stable platform for SUP Yoga
  • Ultra-durable – Constructed with military grade PVC, 6” Thick – No more dings or damage
  • Includes iSUP accessory bundle – Paddle, carry backpack, high pressure pump
  • 30-day guarantee + 1 year warranty on materials – Risk Free Returns within 30 Days

Tower Xplorer 14′ Inflatable SUP

This board is designed to be used on long touring rides or in races, due to its speed and durability. It comes with a 14′ length, that make it faster, more responsive, and more stable in the water. It can hold up to 700 pounds, allowing for multiple and large riders to enjoy paddle boarding without sinking or getting wet. It is also rigid and durable, made of military-grade material for added strength, and a drop stitch construction (material is woven vertically) for maximum firmness. It is resistant to scratches and scrapes, it offers a high-quality product for a lower price than similar iSUP’s, and can become very compact when packed away.

Features

  • Package comes with a high-pressure pump and 3-pc adjustable paddle
  • Product specs: Weight capacity of up to 700 lbs, 10-11 PSI, 14′ length x 32″ width x 8″ thick
  • Portable: Rolls up like a sleeping bag. Easier to store, easier to transport.
  • Durable: Never worry again about dings or cracks. This board is made with military-grade material and is nearly indestructible.
  • Fast: This inflatable is designed for speed and distance. Great for racing or touring.

Blue Wave Sports Stingray iSUP

This board comes with extreme durability, versatility and strength (it has the ability to hold up to 220 pounds) due to Blue Wave’s practice of layering the board’s construction. The board has a layered drop stitch construction as well as a double layer on the outside of the shell making it stronger and more rigid. It resists damage when bumped or scratched and that takes on a minimum of water during the ride. It’s ideal for beginners, seasoned riders, in calm water, in choppy water, and almost everywhere else. It comes with an array of accessories that make it both easier to use and a rewarding value. These include a pump, a removable fabric seat, a carry bag, a fin that can be attached or detached for easier navigation, a foot rest, bungee cords for securing items to the board, and a paddle that can be adjusted for use in a variety of ways. The result is a high quality, versatile board at a great value.

Features

  • Measures 10-ft L x 30-in W x 4-in thick when properly inflated; weight capacity 220-lbs
  • Multi-layer drop stitched high pressure core construction is rigid and strong; Double layered outer skin for superior durability
  • Dual-action high pressure hand pump, high pressure screw valve and wrench; Multi-configuration blade/paddle with 3 uses – 50-in long 2-piece canoe paddle, 89.5-in long kayak paddle, or 71-in long SUP paddle
  • Convenient quick-grab carry handle with built-in stainless steel D rings and bungee cord for easy accessory storage; Large anti-slip deck pad featuring “Z Ray – Soft Grip Technology” for superior grip, control and comfort
  • Package includes: blade/paddle, adjustable removable fabric seat, foot rest, hand pump, detachable center tracking fin, rip-resistant polyethylene storage bag, and easy to use repair kit

Isle Airtech 10’4” Yoga Fitness iSUP

This is for women who want to practice yoga and it boasts a colorful pink and purple design. Its design ensures safety and comfort at a length of 10’4”. This length makes it faster and more maneuverable in the water with more room for your yoga. It is wider (36 in.) and thicker (6 in. instead of 4 in.) making it more stable in the water. The 6-in. thickness ensures that the board will not bend in the middle, even during the most complicated yoga poses. It comes with a paddle bungee system mounted to the paddle board’s rail so it is out of the way and the placement of a bungee system for drinks and gear just within reach. Its PVC material is heavy duty and designed to resist dings, drops, and crashes. The board also deflates into a compact 6in. X 36in. size for easy transport and storage.

Features

  • Airtech construction – 10’4” x 31” x 6”, board weight 18.2 lbs. Support riders up to 255 lbs.
  • Stability for fitness – Wide nose and tail outline offers a stable platform for SUP Yoga
  • Ultra-durable – Constructed with Military Grade PVC, 6” thick – No more dings or damage
  • Includes iSUP accessory bundle – Paddle, carry packpack, high pressure pump
  • 30-day guarantee + 1 year warranty on materials – Risk free returns within 30 days

Isle Airtech 15′ Megalodon Tandem Paddle Board

The Isle Megladon is a supersize paddle board made for supersize fun and is an incredible way to share paddling with a group of friends, family or anyone who wants to come aboard and experience the fun of paddling in a group.

  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty on all workmanship & materials
  • Board dimensions:15′ x 50″ x 8″
  • Included accessories: 4 aluminum adjustable travel paddle, high pressure pump, removable travel fins & a repair kit
  • Incredibly durable: We use only the highest quality military grade Korean Drop stich construction allowing our boards to get rock hard and remain durable
  • All around style shape: all around shape perfect for surf and flatwater use
  • Non-slip traction & carry handle: includes comfort diamond groove traction for grip and 13 carry handles for easy transport
  • Deck mounted bungee system: 4 stainless steel d rings and bungee for carrying items along for the ride
  • Stainless steel D-rings: Located on the bow. Perfect for towing or tying up to docks and boats
  • Designed & tested in San Diego California by Paddlers for Paddlers

Isle Airtech 7’6” Kids iSUP

This Isle Airtech® Inflatable Paddle Board (iSUP) is designed specifically to support smaller individuals from 30 – 125 lbs. The 7ft 6-inch length, generous width and flat rocker provide a stable versatile board for the little ones with a volume they can manage. Dimensions are 6 inches thick, 28 inches wide and can be safely pumped up to 15 PSI meaning you will get a board both rigid and easy to paddle.

  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty on all workmanship & materials
  • Included accessories: 3-piece aluminum adjustable travel paddle, high pressure pump (inflates to 15 psi), removable travel fins & a repair kit
  • Incredibly durable: We use only the highest quality military grade Korean drop stich construction allowing our boards to get rock hard and remain durable
  • Easy to store & transport: deflates into the size of a sleeping bag, inflates in under 5 minutes
  • Non-slip traction & carry handle: includes comfort diamond groove traction for grip and center carry handle for easy transport
  • Deck mounted bungee system: 4 stainless steel d rings and bungee for carrying items along for the ride
  • Stainless steel D-rings: Located on the stern and bow. Perfect for towing or tying up to docks and boats
  • Designed & tested in San Diego California by Paddlers for Paddlers

Conclusion

Those are some of the best iSUP’s that you’ll find on the market, and they’re designed to meet all your needs, whether you’re going out for yoga or would just like to get some adrenaline as you race other surfers.

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How to Make the Best Coffee on a Fishing Expedition

Some people drink coffee because they like the taste, some drink coffee as a snack when they feel a tiny bit hungry, some drink it as wake up juice in the morning and some just use coffee whenever they need a bit of energy.  But for some people live for coffee.  To these people, coffee is the only reason or way to get out of bed in the morning, it is the only thing that makes them able to survive challenges, deal with difficult people and basically a day without coffee is a day without happy for these people.  If you are one of these coffee lovers that cannot stand the idea of missing out on your early cup of wake up in the morning or that cannot stand the idea of going on an expedition with bad coffee then you should definitely improve your wilderness coffee making skills with these tips.

How to Make the Best Coffee on a Fishing Expedition

How to make coffee without electricity

This is an interesting question and there is quite a simple answer to this interesting question.  To make coffee without electricity all you need id a camp coffee maker and your coffee ingredients.  You can use a camp coffee maker on an open fire or on a gas stove and create wonderful tasting coffee even though you don’t have any electricity on your fishing trip at all. And no, you won’t be sacrificing any of the quality taste that you do so love.  In fact, the more natural way of brewing coffee will even enhance your coffee’s flavor, especially if you are enjoying your early morning or late evening coffee beside the campfire while a light breeze freshens your senses with wonderful natural fragrances.  You can brew wonderfully tasty coffee and concoct any recipe when you use one of a wide variety of coffee brewers and boilers that are perfectly suitable for camping.

The best coffees for fishing trips

Buttered rum coffee – For this creamy cup of coffee you will need butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg, dark rum, freshly brewed coffee and whipped cream.  Yes, it is a lot of ingredients but so worth the time and effort it takes to make and the aroma goes perfectly with fishing expeditions.

French pressed coffee – If you prefer simpler and easier coffee then this is a must.  You can take your elegant French press along on your camping trip or invest in a camping French press coffee maker that will enable you to heat your coffee directly on the fire as your coffee prepares.

Authentic Irish coffee – For this coffee you will need sugar, Irish whiskey, coffee, hot water, heavy cream and a glass mug.  Irish coffee is a perfect way to end off your day of fishing in the sun.

Italian coffee – Italian coffee will give you a great boost of energy early in the morning and is easy to make since all you need is chocolate shavings, coffee, hot chocolate and heavy cream.  Italian coffee is rich in taste, filling and divine.

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How to Choose the Best Fishing Reel for You

If you have been fishing for a long time, you already know what a fishing reel is but if you have absolutely no idea what it is, this is a device that is in charge of holding the fishing line in place. It can be effective in slow running the fish that you are trying to catch.

There are some tips that you have to remember when it comes to choosing the best fishing reel like the following:

  • Decide what type of fish you want to catch.
  • Decide what lures or baits you are going to use in order to catch the fish.
  • Your preference will matter a lot when making the right choice.

How to Choose the Best Fishing Reel for You

The moment that you know the type of fish you would like to get plus the lures and baits that you are going to pick out, you can focus on the reels and the specifications that you are searching for.

  1. Size of the Reel – If you would like the line to be light, you should pick a small reel. Do not go over the 10 pounds line however when you are only going to use the reel in fishing at freshwater. If you are going to fish at saltwater, you can pick heavier and bigger reels.
  2. Consider your Gear – The gear of your reel will always be different depending on which one you will choose. For example, the gear may rotate three times for one single rotate of the reel. Depending on this, you can already make a choice. You may have different gears and fishing reels depending on the fish that you want to fish for that day.
  3. Body of the Reel – Do you realize that there are different reel bodies available? The reel body of the various fishing reels will differ. You can expect the following reel bodies:
    1. Graphite
    2. Aluminum

Graphite is usually the available body of reel that you should choose when you fish in saltwater most of the time while aluminum should be your pick when you want to try out something that is light.

  1. Parts – Do you realize that a fishing reel is not just one piece? There are a lot of other miniature pieces that are available. If you want something that is not too complicated, pick one with fewer parts. It will also help if you could pick a reel that is solid enough for you to hold. If you feel that it will move too much to the point of breaking then this can be a problem.
  2. Weight – Even if you think that you like to have a fishing reel that is heavy, you will start to feel fatigue more with a heavier reel. Consider how heavy you would like your fishing reel and make decisions from there.

Picking the right fishing reel will be complicated if you do not know the tips, details and advices mentioned above. Do not forget to check fishing reel reviews as well. These reviews will give you an idea which ones you should not pick and which ones will be highly useful for you.

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A Guide to Gutting and Scaling Fish

Many people tend to think that fishing is over once fish has been caught. That’s not entirely true. A lot of fishers prefer to gut and scale the fish by themselves as well. If you have mastered the art of catching fish but not gutting or scaling them yet, then check out this awesome guide.

A Guide to Gutting and Scaling Fish

Gutting a fish

  • Try not to give the title of this area a chance to threaten you. Expelling the innards from a fish isn’t as chaotic or traumatic as it sounds.
  • Simply take after these straightforward steps:
  • Completely rinse the fish to get rid of any protective slime, and pat it dry with a clean piece of cloth.
  • Put the fish on its side with the midsection confronting you. Acquiring a cutting board with a fish clasp to hold slippery fish in place can be useful.
  • Take a look at the stomach of the fish, finding the little blades close to the tail. These are the anal fins.
  • Embed a sharp blade before the anal fins (on the stomach, not the tail side), and make a straight, even cut that draws into the gill It might turn the fish 90 degrees, keeping the sharp edge confronting far from you.
  • This cut will uncover the central cavity, permitting you to remove the inner organs. On a small fish, this cavity can frequently be proficient with a clip and a sharp pull close to the head zone. On a bigger fish, it will require liberating the organs by removing the noticeable connective tissues holding them in place.
  • Once the inside organs have been evacuated and disposed of, remove the gills and remove the head completely.
  • Take a careful look at the empty cavity, wiping ceaselessly any bits of residual viscera with a delicate brush.
  • Rinse the fish again altogether, all around, and pat it dry with a clean piece of cloth.

Scaling a fish

Scaling a fish is as much an art as it is a method. It’s barely noticeable spots, particularly where a fish’s body limits at the tail and once in a while at the head also.

Choosing the right knife

It is extremely important to choose the perfect knife for scaling as it can make all the difference in the world. Choose a knife with sharp blades, but a good grip, because scaling requires a lot of precision and sharp, deep cuts to be made. If you’re confused about the type of knife you should pick, here is a website that can help you out. Check out cutitfine.com to read reviews of different knives as well as knife sharpeners. Once you have figured out the features you need in a knife in order to scale a fish, choose one and purchase it!

  • Rinse and wipe the fish completely.
  • Use a clean towel to hold the fish by the tail.
  • Rub the back of a butter knife or special scaling knife along the fish’s skin in a tedious sliding, flicking movement. The scales will piece off as you work.
  • Expelling the scales from the central cavity of the fish to the head on each side, and afterward from the tail toward the middle, is a decent approach to divide the task into easy quadrants.

Rinse the knife frequently to get rid of any sticking scales.

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Wonders of Fishing for Health!

There is no requirement to persuade the avid outdoor men and women, who regularly make plans to head for fishing. Whether you go on the river, a lake, a sea or to the ocean, you require the fishing gear and boats to get home a trophy catch. The ocean is full of secrets and it provides a fun time for every visitor. You can go speed boating, sightseeing, or do fishing to enjoy the lovely ocean. Fishing is the most common activity performed on the beautiful oceans and it tends to be the most beneficial as well.

Fishing is suitable for all kinds of human beings regardless of age, gender, or race. The busiest people around the world witness that after a few hours of fishing, they felt lively and relaxed. Members of extremely important organizations, for instance, the people working for the foundation for the defense of democracies that helps to promote freedom and fight against terrorism around the world, also believe that the fishing activity gives a new dimension to their work and the way they think.

Wonders of Fishing for Health!

Fishing may seem like a quiet and boring thing to do, however, read these benefits to change your perception on fishing:

  1. Good for Physical Health:

It may seem hard to believe, but fishing actually helps you stay physically active. Rowing a boat, throwing the line in the water and then reaching out to grab the fish out of water requires a lot of physical activity. With each movement, you not only burn calories, you also make your joints and bones stronger. In addition to that, fishing helps you absorb the adequate sunlight which is rich in vitamin D3. Fishing is usually done at the early hours of the morning when the sunlight is at its best, this helps your skin attain more than just a good tan.

  1. Good for Mental Health:

You can go fishing with your family, friends or with your colleagues. Anybody you go with, you will spend some quality time with making your social life better and hence, make your mental health more stable.

While fishing, you will realize how the water in front of you is limitless giving you a feeling of purity and power. The peaceful and relaxing environment around you while fishing ensures the stability of mind in several situations.

Furthermore, with fishing, you can also learn to control your emotions and temperament. We get overwhelmed with several emotions a day which requires being controlled timely so that our brain can handle the pressures well. Fishing is the perfect way to ensure the stability of your positive emotions as well.

  1. Sense of Achievement:

A study shows that human beings need to have a sense of achievement to stay motivated in every factor of life. If you are having a rough patch in your life, it is essential for you to go fishing. While you try to catch a fish, the sense of achievement in you will motivate you to think positively and make better decisions.

You would also start feeling more optimistic and powerful than before. Usually, these emotions may bring about a cockiness in man, however, these emotions stay neutral while fishing because of the environment.

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Fun facts about fishing and hunting day

Very few people are aware of the history and facts about national fishing and hunting day. This day is traditional and actually started in 1973. It was signed into the bill by President Nixon as way to urge all citizens to enjoy the outdoors and to teach future generations about activities that been around for years. It is no secret that hunting and fishing is important for conservation and for self-fulfillment. Here are a few interesting facts about these interactive and engaging outdoor sports that you might not have known.

Fun facts about fishing and hunting day

It is said that an average hunter spends around $1600 dollars on hunting and sports and that excise taxes paid on firearms and other equipment used for hunting and fishing benefit states and generate a lot of money for conservation. Strangely enough teenage girls are becoming the fastest growing hunting and fishing enthusiasts. There are also statistics that show that women are becoming increasingly active with target shooting. There are more than 38 million Americans that hunt and fish. Click here to take a look at some of the best spots for fishing in the US.

Hunting and fishing actually support more jobs nationwide that many major retail outlets. As a funny fact it is interesting to know that more Americans hunt than playing golf. Even though there are those that believe that firearms are dangerous it is a statistic that more accidental fatalities occur with vending machines than with guns.  With the right safety measures adhered to it can be a safe and enjoyable sport. Hunting gear sales are growing very fast in comparison to sporting goods. Believe it or not it is a fact that Americans purchase more than 1.1 billion shotgun shells every year. There are various methods of hunting and coyote hunting is pretty popular. There is a great way to make sure that you get success on your trip by taking a look at coyote calls. This website will give you the best advice on how to use calls effectively and which calls are required during which time of the day. Every hunter knows that you have to be crafty to get a coyote.

There has been a huge rise in the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and permits. It is said that more than 44 million Americans of age six and older enjoy fishing annually. Angling gets a budget of at least $1000 per year per fisherman. A quarter of all anglers are actually women. Once again with taxes paid on angling equipment it is clear that fishermen and women pay for conservation programs. In total fishermen and women spend over 41 billion per year to fish which is great for the economy. An interesting fact is that fishermen and women spend near $300 million just on the ice and $1 billion on bait they use for fishing. Take a look here at the honorary chair for national hunting and fishing day. It is important to spend this day outdoors with your loved ones and friends and to make the most of it.

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A Few Reasons to Fish Today

There are a lot of people who are searching for new hobbies because they would like to break free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While some people would travel in order to unwind, those who do not have a lot of money would rather search for easier ways to let go of their stress but still go outdoors. One of the best things to do at present time is to fish.

A Few Reasons to Fish Today

Are you not convinced of the reasons why you should fish yet? People will always have reasons for everything. There are always repercussions with things that have occurred. For example, with seventh heaven star, Stephen Collins, his past co – stars do not want to reunite with him anymore because of his actions in the past. He may have realized the repercussions of his actions already but these things can never be replaced. This is the same with your decision if you are going to fish or not. If you do not fish today, you cannot alter this decision anymore. You may waste one day that you could have spent having fun.

These are a few more reasons why you should start fishing today:

  1. You are contributing to what the fees you have to pay are allotted for. Do you realize why you have to pay fishing fees in some areas where you fish? These are all meant to preserve the environment. If you would only fish for free then you may not be making much contribution. When you pay the fees, you help by providing money and you enjoy at the same time.
  2. You have the opportunity to bond with other people. When you fish, you have the chance to fish on your own or to fish with other people. If you choose to fish with others, you will be speaking with them and bonding with them. You will make new friends along the way.
  3. You can become more active. A lot of people think that they can never go fishing because this is not an active thing to do but actually, you can become more active when you fish. You will be forced to get food that is not from the usual fast food where you eat. You may even cook and eat your catch of the day. When you fish, you change the quality of your life and you make sure that you can live longer and healthier.
  4. Improve your self-esteem. Do you realize that every time you make a catch, you are improving your self-esteem? There are days when you just feel bad or you feel that everything that you have done is not worth it. Fishing can help you get in touch with your soul as you are trying to relax. You will realize that things happen for a reason and you will not feel as bad as you did anymore.

When you fish, you cannot deny that you feel a sort of thrill that will be hard to find elsewhere. You do not have to spend a lot of money to try fishing now. You can always rent if you do not have the right equipment yet. Once you have tried it and loved it though, you can start purchasing the things you need. It will be your investment not only for your happiness but also your health.

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Before You Go Fishing, Vote

It is every person’s right to vote in the right leaders. Even if you’re a fishing enthusiast, it is important to make sure to vote because your choice could directly affect your life. There are a number of steps to take if you’re one of those guys that does not really know about the voting process. In this article, we are going to jog through the voting process, and the information is especially useful if you’ve never voted before. The first thing that you need to know is if you meet the requirements. You have to be 18 years or older and be an American citizen in order to vote.

Before You Go Fishing, Vote

Register as a Voter

Now that you’re 18 years old and you’re an American citizen, it is now time to begin the process. You are required to register as a voter. The requirements for voters vary with the states because the voter registration isn’t managed by the Federal government. In many of the states, the voters have the priority of registering online, going there in person or by filling out a form. In the event that you’ll be out of the state on the date of the election, you can fill in a Federal Postcard Application so that you can make an absentee vote.

Research Political Parties and Candidates

Information is like gold, even when it comes to voting. It is important that you do a thorough research on the political parties and the candidates to see if they meet your criteria. It would not be such a good idea to entirely rely on the media and political propaganda to make your decision because they could easily be biased. It is best to make an informed decision.

Knowledgeable of Issues

Whoever said that fishermen should have nothing to do with politics was a liar. All fishermen should be knowledgeable of all the issues regarding both the presidential and city council elections. They should know what their leader’s visions are on each level. Most of the information can be found on the candidate’s websites and in their speeches. Compare them with your own thoughts and see if they make a good match.

Check State Rules and Regulations

Fishermen should not have a problem with their schedule on the voting day because the polling venues are open for 12 hours on the voting day. New voters are required to carry along a valid photo ID, utility bill, pay stub or a government document showing their names and current address, although 35On the voting day, many of the voting centers are open at least 12 hours. This is a flexible period for students, giving them ample time to vote. Although only 35 American states do not require people to carry their photo ID if they have voted before.

Locate the Polling Place

Fishermen who aren’t sure where their polling stations are can contact their state election office for advice, since it is the one that assigns the polling stations based on where the registered voters live.

Go to the Ballot and Vote

The electronic voting system is the one used by states, and they systems can either be through optical scanning or touch screens. Before heading out to vote, find out which polling place you’re supposed to place your vote. If possible, get this information as early as possible so that it does not interfere with your fishing program.

National Rights and Rules

  • Age Requirements

All voters in national elections must be 18 at the time of the election. Some states allow individuals who are 17 to vote in the primaries, provided they will be 18 when the general election takes place.

  • Disability Assistance

According to federal provisions, individuals who are visually impaired, unable to read or write, or affected by another disability are allowed to bring someone to provide assistance while casting their vote. A few states also provide curbside voting for voters who can’t easily leave their vehicles.

  • Help for First-Time Voters, Others

Individuals may feel a bit nervous the first time they step into the polling station, but federal law allows poll workers to offer extra assistance to these voters. Voters are also allowed to ask for help if their polling station has installed new equipment since the last time they went to the polls.

For more information on voting, there are many sources of information on the internet such as this. You can also get the information from the state election office. We are also going to look at Philadelphia 3.0, which was formed with the aim of influencing the elections. It consists of businessmen and professionals that could include fishermen. The main reason that it was formed back in 1904 was because Philadelphia seemed to be going to the dogs. The main aim was to rally behind candidates that they believed were best suited for the seat so as to root out things like corruption. Below is a list of some of the accomplishments:

  • Philadelphia’s elected officials and employees can no longer accept cash gifts, thanks in large measure to Seventy’s vigilance in advocating for this common-sense reform. They’re working to do the same on the state level.
  • Seventy led the successful court battle to make sure there are limits on campaign contributions, sharply reducing corruption in Philadelphia.
  • Seventy prompted Pennsylvania to ban ultra-rich pension bonuses for elected officials in Philadelphia and across the state.
  • Seventy led a non-partisan statewide coalition of 185 groups to educate voters on how to be prepared for voter ID rules.
  • Seventy exposed the disenfranchisement of Philly voters in the 2012 Presidential election, forcing the city to begin to reform its shoddy handling of elections.
  • Seventy put heat on the candidates for governor to offer detailed solutions to the city and state education crises.
  • Seventy speaks out relentlessly on waste and misuse of taxpayer dollars and the evils of Philadelphia’s non-competitive political system.
  • Folks can count on Seventy to provide a steady flow of unbiased, non-partisan information aimed at helping citizens understand issues facing the city.
  • Seventy rallies a base of veteran volunteers to staff Seventy’s 855-SEVENTY hotline and help answer voters’ questions on Election Day.
  • Seventy played a major role in spurring reform of Philadelphia’s corrupt tax assessment system, creating an independent and potent city Board of Ethics and preventing politicians from killing the rules that ban city workers from doing political work.
  • Thanks to Seventy’s work, taxpayers now know who is lobbying Philadelphia politicians and how much those lobbyists are spending. The taxpayers also now have online access to information about officials’ outside sources of income.

As a fishing enthusiast, I’m pretty sure that you’re glad that there are still people and groups with good causes like the above.

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Reasons Why Fishing Can Be Good for the Health

You know that you love fishing a lot. During your spare time, this is one activity that you always love to do. Aside from this being your favorite past time however, do you realize that it can provide you with benefits for your health?

Reasons Why Fishing Can Be Good for the Health

Your health is one thing that you should always take care of in order to ensure your longevity. The longer that you live, the more things you will get to experience. Getting regular check ups is always necessary. You may want to know more about your health by checking out True Health Diagnostics. You can find more information and details about your health from here.

There are some who think that people who find fishing as their main hobby or sport are only making excuses in order to feed their desire to fish but this is not true at all. Fishing can be good for people’s health. It is a healthy activity that people should become more active in. Do you think that you still need to be convinced about this? Here are just a few of the reasons that you can get:

  1. It does not wear out your joints.

One of the main reasons why you are not recommended to do too much moving around and running around is because your joints can wear out and become painful especially as you get older. When you do fishing, you get the physical activity that you need without having joint issues.

  1. You can calm down.

What are the reasons why you are always stressed out? There are a lot of possible reasons but as long as you are exposed to them, your stress levels will always be high. Remember that you can always calm down by doing an activity that you love and if this is fishing then you should not miss out on doing it. It will only take a few hours of fishing during your spare time to help improve your health. It helps that you are going to get enough Vitamin D in the process as well.

  1. You improve some of your motor skills.

Dexterity is something that you lose as you get older but if you would always make use of your motor skills then you will never forget how to do these things effectively. Do remember that fishing involves a lot of small details and intricate movements that are not easy to do anywhere else. Muscles that you were never able to use before can be used through fishing.

  1. You will have fun and forget about your issues.

Fun is something that you will not be able to measure how much you try. It is either you had fun or you did not. When you feel that you are having fun, you forget about the stresses of life. The more fun you feel, the more that you improve your body’s health.

It is evident that fishing can do a lot of things for you. Are you willing to try fishing soon?

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Smart casuals and fishing expeditions

Fishing is one beautiful activity that always looks to have during the weekends or holiday. It is an old activity that has received lots of attention in the recent past with more and more young people embracing it.

What is even more astounding about fishing is the unique way in which fishers travel in packs and appear to have fun. Fishing does not seem very enjoyable whenever it is a one man’s job unless you’re an introvert.

The joy in fishing expeditions is experienced in numbers. Hence, if you are looking forward to having fun, especially if you have watched documentaries of the kind of fun experienced during fishing, you should also be seriously considering on your choice of clothes.

Smart casuals and fishing expeditions

You do not have to be the black ship in all the photos taken while at the fishing event. Get as adventures as possible with your clothes and still maintain a very fashionable look while at the event. For instance, wearing a nice cap and pair of nice trousers and a shirt could mark the difference between you and the rest crowd, and that is what you always aspire to achieve in any event. Thus, have a look at the following easy points on what to consider, while choosing your clothes for the fishing function.

Step one: Getting the basics right

While smart casual does not require much effort to pull that unique look. Less effort is required since smart casual attires are easily available from your local boutique hence the need for to consider the easy of getting noticed.

  • While Blazers have a unique way of refining your look, they do not apply in this case since fishing is an outdoor event that requires you to appear less formal.
  • Nice quality shoes that are not easily damaged by water are a nice choice for you to consider. The shoes should be probably waterproof to avoid damaging your feet in case of water spilling.
  • While shirts are an excellent outfit for many occasions, T-shirts would be a better option for fishing depending on your preference.
  • Finally, while chinos and a pair of jeans would be a perfect match for the occasion, you can try to get wilder by choosing a pair of shorts that is of good quality and size. For ladies, you can always choose booty short for this kind of an event.

Step two: Judging the occasion

Fishing expeditions have little to judge about; the fishing event involves your parents where you are required to wear in a given way. Unless, stated otherwise, dress in a way that impresses you or in a way that excites your partner if they are accompanying you for fishing.

Step three: Dressing up or down for fishing

Unless it is chilly, it would be inappropriate to have sweaters in your clothing or having a blazer included. Besides, there is little chance of you overdressing or matching colors in the way you would be mistaken for overdressing or underdressing.

For these reasons, get as wild as possible with your choice of clothes to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure, and you do not feel restricted by your choice of clothes. What better way could you achieve this, other than choosing smart casuals outfit that best meet your needs.

Step Four: Customizing your look

While you want to get as wild as possible with your dressing, do not run the risk of losing your personality. Do not get to wear what does not suit you in the name of peer pressure. Always have the ideas that bring out the best in you incorporated in your dressing. Thus, choose what you feel comfortable with to ensure you enjoy the event you are attending. Avoid getting uncomfortable due to color choice or how tight your clothes might appear.

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