• Life, Death and Fishing Tips

    Fishing is only fun when you ae safe and know what you are doing!

    What is Fly Fishing?

    The Steelhead was specially designed for fishermen, waterfowl hunters, and anyone headed into the field when water or foul weather will be a problem. The components, catered to common fishing and hunting injuries, are doubly protected in our waterproof dryflex bag, which is then stored in a seam-sealed silnylon outer bag. The Steelhead was specially designed for fishermen, waterfowl hunters, and anyone headed into the field when water or foul weather will be a problem. The components, catered to common fishing and hunting injuries, are doubly protected in our waterproof dryflex bag, which is then stored in a seam-sealed silnylon outer bag.

    Fly fishing is an unique and ancient angling method, many popular as a technique for capturing trout and salmon, however utilized today for a variety of types including pike, bass, panfish, and carp, along with marine species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass. Fly lines are heavier than regular fishing line, some made to drift and some heavier to sink. Fly fishermen seeking bass established the spinner/fly lure and bass popper fly, which are still utilized today. Fly fishing can be performed in fresh water or seawater. Fly fishing for trout is a preferred sport which can be finished with dry flies, sinking wet flies and sinking nymphs.

    What About Bass?

    Bass fishing is a remarkable activity and to derive the maximum benefits out of it, it is much better you learn more about couple of basics about the activity and it will certainly make certain your extra knowledge can see you through your success in bass fishing.

    Trout About...

    Trout tend to be looking upstream for food, explaining the success of fishing "from" downstream while wading upstream. Trout have the tendency to strike at the "edges" between quick and sluggish moving water.


    Salmon are known for their size and beauty.One of the favorites amongst fishermen.

    No Bait, no Fish

    Bait includes, however not restricted to fish, fish eggs, crayfish, worms, grubs, crickets, corn, cheese, bread, pork rinds, putty or paste-type products, and tastes or fragrances applied to or fertilized into synthetic lures. For a novice, live natural bait such as worms, minnows, crickets, and other pests is a good alternative. You might also need a live bait container (such as a minnow pail or a worm box), a stringer or an ice chest to keep your catch fresh, a landing web, rod- and- reel cases and a very first- aid kit for small emergencies.

    Streams and Rivers

    Fly Fishing Colorado's 6,000 miles of streams and over 2,000 lakes and tanks offer many fishing chances for cold water or warm water types. Wading trout streams can be a lot of enjoyable and, trout fly fishing is it brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout or just about anything else that is trout, can keep the fly fisherman fascinated for hours on end.

    Fishing is something near and dear to many people, as are our families and getaway days. Fishing is a fantastic way to beat the heat, however it helps to understand how to utilize the high temperatures to your advantage. Modern fly fishing is generally stated to have actually originated on the quick, rocky rivers of Scotland and Northern England.

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  • Gone Fishing

    Spring and Summer bring fish. Fishing isn't a dangerous sport, but as with any activity, especially activities held in the ever-changing out-of-doors, there are some safety tips which should be followed. Fishing has some unique hazards and injuries. (After all, you aren't likely to get mosquito bites and fish hook injuries at a quilting bee, now are you?)

    Fishing is relaxing and fun! Anyone can learn to fish. Fishing is also a great way to experience the out-of-doors by itself or in combination with boating, picnicking, camping, hiking, and viewing wildlife.

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    Here are some simple Fishing safety tips...

    Using Tackle Safely:

    • Always handle fishing tackle responsibly.
    • Make sure to look behind you before casting so that your hook will not catch a power line, tree, or another person.
    • Don't leave your tackle lying on the ground. Someone may trip and fall on it, step on a hook, or even break your tackle.
    • If a hook is deep inside of a fish's mouth, don't put your hand inside. Instead, use some kind of a hook remover to carefully remove the hook. If this doesn't work, cut the line as far back as you safely can to release the fish.
    • Always remove hooks and lures from your line and store them in your tackle box when moving your equipment.

    Whenever around water, small children should wear a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) that fits properly.

    Know how to properly use the rescue devices.

    Stay seated as much as possible while in a boat.

    Never overload a boat. Know how much weight your boat can safely carry and always evenly distribute your load.

    Do not use drugs or drink alcohol when boating. Over half of all drowning victims were using alcohol or drugs.

    Remain a safe distance from low water dams and other restricted areas.

    Keep your eyes on the weather. Leave the water before storms arrive. If on the water and caught in a storm, make sure your life jacket is on and cautiously travel to shore and beach the boat.

    Travel slowly in shallow areas and areas of flooded trees.

    When traveling at night, be sure your running lights are on so others can see you.

    Always wear sunscreen on exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands. The sun 's rays can damage your skin and give you a painful burn.

    Wear a hat. Hats keep your head cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They also can help keep the sun out of your eyes and protect your head from hooks during a stray cast.

    Protect the only eyes you have by wearing some kind of glasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from hooks and the sun's harmful rays. Polarized sunglasses also help you see below the surface of the water to see fish and other objects.

    Shoes should always be worn whether fishing on shore, in a boat, or wading in the water. Stray hooks, glass, sharp rocks, and other objects on shore and in the water could cut your bare feet. In a boat, shoes designed to keep your feet from slipping in a wet boat could help prevent you from taking an unexpected dip into the water.

    Always dress for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes.

    With common sense, you can have fun and still be a responsible boater.

    Make sure all required equipment and a Boat first-aid kit are in the boat before going fishing. When an emergency happens, you don't want to have to go back to shore to get what you forgot.

    • Wear your life jacket. Always.
    • Make sure your boat has ALL required safety equipment.
    • Avoid alcohol while boating. Alcohol use affects judgment, vision, balance, and coordination. Reports suggest that alcohol was a contributing factor in about one in five boating fatalities.
    • Complete an approved boating safety course. You may save on your boat insurance, and you most certainly will be a more knowledgeable operator for it.
    • Know the rules. They were developed for your safety, and the safety of those around you.
    • Don't overload. Know the capacity of your boat and stay within those limits.
    • Boat with a partner, and let family or friends know of your boating plans.
    • Check the weather forecast.

    Take a Friend Fishing!! Fishing with a friend makes for twice the fishing fun while also making for a safer trip.

  • A functional first aid kit requires a few essential items

    Outdoors Ten important items for outdoor first aid kit
    When you’re outdoors and away from civilization, a minor injury could become a problem. Small cuts, abrasions or blisters can be an inconvenience. However, there could be an instance requiring immediate attention. Carrying along some essential items in an equipped first aid kit can save the day or possibly someone’s life.

    Outdoor First Aid Kits come in all levels and sizes.. click to see more. Outdoor First Aid Kits come in all levels and sizes.. click to see more.

    The Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” relates to outdoors men and women having the necessary gear at hand to meet an emergency should one happen. A simple first-aid kit containing the proper items will help in attending to most first-aid requirements when outdoors.

    There are many commercial first aid kits available for a modest price. Some kits offer a wide variety of supplies for minor emergencies afield. There may be some items users will want to add to fit a specific outing.

    “First aid kits can be customized to fit the situation,” said Glenn Wheeler, a licensed EMT and outdoor enthusiast. “Specific items can be added to off-the-shelf kits that go beyond the basic essentials.”

    1. Gloves: A few pairs of latex-free medical gloves are always an essential item. The gloves help protect you and the patient in a medical situation. Emergency gloves prevent contact with cuts and blood. They can be quickly removed and discarded for easy clean-up.

    Also, the gloves may come in handy if having to work on a greasy engine or field dressing game. Most kits usually contain at least a pair, but it is a good idea to throw in a few extras.

    2. Methods to summon help: In today’s world cell phones are common and have service even in some remote areas. Before heading out make certain the battery is fully charged and the phone is operational. Program the phone with emergency numbers for police, forest rangers, conservation officers and a nearby hospital.

    Two-way radios can be used between groups or even some emergency agencies. The Coast Guard and some marinas monitor the emergency marine channel. One issue with radios is the range is limited by terrain.

    3. Fire starters: Matches may seem out of the ordinary for a first-aid kit, but remember this is an outdoor kit. Use a waterproof match holder or plastic zip close bag to store the matches and keep moisture out. There are also fire starter kits that can be used in the place of matches.

    A fire can serve many purposes during an emergency. An injured patient can be kept warm near a fire to help reduce the stress on their body. After dark, the light from the fire can guide rescuers to your position.

    4. Paper and pen: Two other items usually not found in a first-aid kit are a pen and paper. These are used to write down important information about the patient’s injuries. It is a good idea to make notes about the injured person as to any allergies, medical history or other factors related to the injuries.

    “Make notes as to what you have done to the patient,” Wheeler said. “Give this information to the paramedics when they arrive to save time.”

    If you have contacted a hospital write down the instructions they give you relating to needed first aid for the victim. This will also help the EMT’s know what treatment has been given.

    5. Antiseptic: Hand sanitizer and/or antiseptic wipes is an important item for any first aid kid. The hand sanitizer can be used to clean up your hands before and after dealing with an injured person. The antiseptic wipes can be used to clean minor wounds and scratches on the victim. Both of these items are available in small containers or in single use packets.

    6. Basic medications: Simple over-the-counter medications can be used to help relieve pain, fever, swelling and itching. These are not prescription medications but some simple drugs to help the injured person. Individual packets of aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen can help with fever and pain.

    Also, some diphenhydramine (Benadryl) will help relieve itching or an allergic reaction. If a person has a severe allergy, they many want to visit their doctor for en Epi-pen just in case. Some OTC allergy or sinus medication could also be needed for minor symptoms when outdoors.

    Antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin is handy for cuts, scrapes and blisters.

    7. Adhesive bandages: No first-aid kit would be complete without some Band-Aids. The simple, yet effective self-adhesive bandages are quick and easy to apply. Cuts, burns, insect bites, blisters and other minor contusions can be covered with the strips. Pack in several sizes from small strips to larger pads.

    Gauze pads and rolls can also fall into this category. The pads can be used to clean wounds and placed over cuts to help stop any bleeding. Rolls of gauze can be wrapped around larger wounds or used to immobilize broken bones.

    8. Tape: Usually a small roll of medical tape is included in most commercial first aid kits. However, there may be times when a stronger tape is required. A few feet of duct tape can be unrolled and rolled back onto itself. This takes up little room in the kit and can have many uses in an emergency.

    The duct tape can cover bandages to keep them waterproof. The tape can be torn into strips for holding splints in place or as a splint for fingers.

    9. Medical shears: These are specialized scissors also known as EMT shears. They can cut through just about any material. The scissors may be required to cut away any clothing to expose an injury. Also, the shears are used to cut gauze pads, tape, rope or small limbs to make a splint.

    10. Plastic zip close bags: Small sized zip close plastic bags have an unlimited uses in first aid. They keep the gauze and dressing fresh, dry and clean. The bags can be filled with clean water and a corner cut to irrigate wounds.

    Also, the bags can be labeled for quick identification of items in the first aid kit.

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