• Qualities Of A Fishing Guide
    Traver & Leisure

    Qualities Of A Fishing Guide

    It doesn’t really matters that much whether you are a regular experienced fisherman or an amateur angler, who goes for fishing once in a blue moon only, a fishing guide is what that is almost necessary to make your trip pleasurable. Carrying an expert with you will help you many ways. He will not only be guiding you about the hot spots about places, but also will be direct source of information about a lot many things. If you have a local fishing guide with you, you are one step ahead already. He/she will help you saving a great amount of time for doing things like searching places to cast your bait or finding hot spots. You need not to worry about what kind of boat or rig you should be using for that particular area.

    While you choose you fishing guide, following are the pointers you should keep in mind:

    He/she should be aware of all the tactics that are available for rigging up rods and reels.

    The fishing guide should have a thorough knowledge of the water conditions of the place.

    He/she should be able to place you on the right positions so that you ca get optimize your fishing.

    He / she should be able to assist his/her clients on wading or walking to the fishing locations.

    Your guide should also be able to offer several instructions on things like wading, proper catch, casting & release techniques.

    He/she should have proper interpreting skills about rising fish. And should know all about their eating habits.

    All the river safety techniques should be at his/her fingertips and the clients well being.

    It world be an extra quality if your guide is a good photographer as well.

    Apart from baiting and casting techniques, he/she should also know how to catch a fish through nets.

    In addition with all the fishing techniques he/she need to abreast with, it would be really nice if he/she will knowing things like how to row a boat and few other normal boating details as well.

    He/she should have a vigilant eye on checking equipments that hi/her clients are carrying during the adventure.

    A Fishing guide should always carry few extra gears like sunglasses, rain jackets, extra rods, reels, etc. with him/her and should suggest his/her clients to do so as well.

    He/she always act his/her best to insuring constant safety and success of each of … READ MORE

  • Raising Well Balanced Children Through Outdoor Recreation
    Cuba Travel

    Raising Well Balanced Children Through Outdoor Recreation

    What can be said about my daughter? Kaitlin is one of the most beautiful, intelligent and dynamic individuals I have ever met. Of all the people on this planet (and not in the interest of vanity), we are, in my opinion, the most closely aligned in idealism and philosophy while remaining individualistic in our preferred application of of outdoor recreation. If I would have been able to plan and design a remarkable child, I could not have imagined a daughter that would defy my expectations and expand the core of my beliefs.

    From a young age she has been an avid reader. I have fond memories of vacations to our family cabin, when she would lay awake at night pouring over a book she just couldn’t put down. To me, reading and the outdoors go together like a nap in a hammock; they are both great but better together. Kaitlin was just 8 years old at the time, but at 16 years of age not much has changed, with the exception of her perceptions. The same could be said of us all.

    I was recently divorced as Kaitlin lay awake at night reading in our cabin. At 30 years of age, thankfully I was wise enough to realize that my daughter was on the right track, and enthusiastically supported her reading habits. Even when she would lay awake pouring over books until the late hours of the night, she was allowed the freedom to explore her literary adventures. She devoured books in just a few nights, and retained a voracious appetite for literature. I can distinctly remember spending a large chunk of my hard earned wages at the bookstore every pay day. Kaitlin would select a half-dozen carefully chosen titles, and by the next pay day she was eagerly anticipating our next visit to our local bookstore.

    From an early age, Kaitlin has openly expressed her distaste for fishing. I don’t believe she harbors any practical dislike for fishing or fishermen; she simply does not like the taste of fish or enjoy the practice of fishing. For as long as I can recall, Kaitlin would ask me to tour the lake in our canoe rather than spend untold hours drifting and angling for fish.

    When she was 12 years old, I became concerned that Kaitlin would lose interest in the outdoors. As a last resort, I bought her a flat … READ MORE