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PFDs could comfortably save your life

The most common post-death comment by a survivor of a boating accident is, “We were just going out for a little while, and we were going to stay near shore.” [...]

May 8, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Women boosting fly fishing ranks, a lot

“It’s completely crazy that fly-fishing has been identified as a man’s sport,” said Kate Taylor, a professional fly-fishing guide. [...]

December 20, 2017 RECENT, Slide

More say they’d rather be fishing

"I'd rather be fishing." With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked. [...]

August 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Innovation yields Inflatable Coolers and Luminoodles

Sometimes gear is only important to gear heads and not practical for fly fishers, but these two items, an inflatable cooler and lighting rope are versatile keepers. [...]

August 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Dumbfounded by a nautical chart?

No one should venture into unfamiliar waters chartless. That would be any harbor, coastline, river, or lake. Running aground is life threatening [...]

April 28, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

News: Florida may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards

A citizens panel will meet to explore what could become a path to registration and fees for small boats powered by humans, wind and currents. [...]

February 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Boating: Fitting failures are a common source of sunk boats and insurance claims

Inspect all your hoses and fittings regularly. A hard tug on every hose will help you find any hose clamps about to give way, or any fittings close to failure. [...]

October 21, 2016 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boating: 80% of mayday calls have no vessel location

US Coast Guard Reports that approximately 80% of the one-button distress calls from DSC VHF radios it gets each year do not contain vessel position information. [...]

September 27, 2016 Boating, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Small Honda outboards get redesign – aids portable boat anglers

Portable outboard engines do not get a lot of attention from producers. They have the same inherent problems as bigger engines but do not generate the same 'dollar' profit to the manufacturer [...]

September 19, 2016 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boating: Is Ethanol on its way out? Probably, but politicians are in the way

There is a legal tablet size list of reasons why Ethanol is a disaster - not the least of which is destroying, or at least shortening the life of your $20,000 outboard. [...]

June 13, 2016 Boating, News, RECENT, Slide