Category: Just Rambling

A letter from Mark Miller

A letter from Mark Miller
I feel that it is important to keep the outdoor community up to speed on what is going on in the state of Illinois.  Below is a letter from the director of the IL DNR Mr. Mark Miller.  Take a look and take action.     We need to fix these problems together From Marc... Read more »

Boating Safety: Nothing to Laugh At

Boating Safety: Nothing to Laugh At
Boating season is coming up fast and soon we will be backing our trailers down into the cool water of the local lakes. You have probably checked over all of your fishing gear, made sure the plug was in and even changed the lower unit oil in the motor. However, have you completed a boater... Read more »

A New Beginning, A New Fishing Partner

A New Beginning, A New Fishing Partner
I want to apologize for not having put anything up in a while, but life has been busy. I have been blessed with the birth of my son and, well, writing hasn’t been an option over the last few days. As I write this my new son, Benjamin, is sleeping peacefully in his bouncy chair... Read more »
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Truck Accessories: Truck Tops Vs. Truck Lids

Truck Accessories: Truck Tops Vs. Truck Lids
As a second installment to the Trick My Truck series I wanted to discuss a topic that has been brought up by a few people who read my last entry. What kind of top should I get? I spoke with Lee Mikos, Vice President of Tri-County Truck Accessories and he was a wealth of knowledge... Read more »

To Ink or Not to Ink? The Tattoo Question

To Ink or Not to Ink? The Tattoo Question
I know this may seem a bit out of the ordinary for something that you would see from me, but it is something that sits in the back of my mind and I just can’t shake the idea.  I want ink! Crazy? Stupid? Unnecessary? yes all of those thought pop up, but it still doesn’t... Read more »

Tri-County Truck Tops:Truck Accessories, the Series

Tri-County Truck Tops:Truck Accessories, the Series
As an avid outdoorsman I am always adding more and more gear to my overwhelming collection.  To an outsider I guess you would come to the conclusion that I may be an Organized Hoarder.  However, all the gear  has a purpose and a use and without it I couldn’t do my job, both with clients... Read more »
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No Work = Fishing Everyday

No Work = Fishing Everyday
Well, as I finish up my last day of work for the year of 2011 I get to look forward to 10 days off. As many who know me will attest, those days will certainly not go unused. The plan right now is to fish each and every day I have free. Yes even Christmas.... Read more »

Cold Steel: The Winter Time Adventures

Cold Steel: The Winter Time Adventures
I wrote this last year, but it seemed relevant right now as the Steelhead fishing is starting to pick up hot and heavy. The buzzing sound in my head just didn’t seem to want to go away.  It was as though I was in the middle of a fire drill back in grade school.  It... Read more »

The Show Must Go On: Rosemont to host the Chicago Outdoorsman Show

The Show Must Go On: Rosemont to host the Chicago Outdoorsman Show
Over the past few months there has been talk back and forth about the fate of the outdoors show that is held ever winter at the Donald E. Stevens convention center.   Jim Sugarman had sold the original show after showing a downturn in attendance last year and it was unknown if there would be any... Read more »
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Snapping a Solo Shot

Snapping a Solo Shot
I am always asked, “who took that picture of you?” and my standard response is always, Me. There are no tricks to it; there are just some basics that you learn over time and with practice. For example: 1. Does the camera have a built in timer function? Obviously this is key, but often overlooked.... Read more »