AFTCO, the American Fishing Tackle Company we all know and trust, recently introduced an entirely new outerwear and fleece clothing line. If these new products are anything like AFTCO's awesome gaffs, fighting belts and fishing gloves, I would not think twice about giving them a shot so I recently tested out the new AFTCO Horizon Weatherproof Fleece and I can honestly say that it's the real deal
The new PENN Slammer III reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation, just in time for holiday gift shopping. A favorite among voters at the ICAST 2016 show, the PENN Slammer III won the Best Saltwater Reel award at the annual event
The Sebile Magic Swimmer and Magic Swimmer Soft are two of Sebile's most renowned lures and they are back! The second generation Magic Swimmer reflects the vision of a lure that undulates its jointed body and presents a very natural swimming action that attracts saltwater species from coast to coast.With enhanced features like refined colors, added body detailing and reinforced mesh body, the Magic Swimmer is better than ever
The CST PRO 100 Chummer & Chunker is an innovative new product worth taking a closer look at. Its unique design allows you to chunk or chum at various depths from the top to the bottom of the water column
Protect your pliers, scissors and more — and keep them at-the-ready with the all-new Gear Keeper Micro Retractor Super Zinger with Carabiner Clip (Model RT5-2106) by Hammerhead Industries. Anglers at this year's ICAST show in Orlando, FL were the first to see the new product, which packs a whole lot of bells and whistles into a tiny package, making it the toughest zinger on the market
Are they made to catch fish? Or are they made to catch fishermen? With new lures it's sometimes hard to tell. What can't be argued is that lure designers keep getting more inventive all the time, as evidenced by the entries in the annual ICAST Best of Show Awards for 2016
It takes a lot to impress the judges at the ICAST Best of Show awards, but these five new baitcasting reels all made a mark.Lew's Super Duty Wide Speed Spool E040 MSRP: $199Designed for inshore saltwater fishing, the Super Duty Wide Spool impressed judges with its potential for freshwater salmon, stripers, muskie and sturgeon
It used to be that I really enjoyed my treks to
and fro the coast. However, it's getting a bit harder for me,
all the time.
Today, I'm headed back to Oregon City. I didn't have enough
time here! I just got here! I haven't even spent four days!
But, the weather is not in my hands, and I have plants that
would be out in the cold, if I don't go back and prepare.
Frankly, though, I'm pretty excited about the snow! Whooopee!
But, do I want snow there? Or snow here, where it's so pretty!?
I have to go back, though. I have no choice! Please
be sure to vote on the final five kwikfish!
(Bill? Sleigh bells ring! Are you listening?)
I am incredibly happy! I did not have faith that I would not require surgery, but... I don't!
My cornea looks great! So happy! So, so happy! And shocked!!! Good things on the medical front are so rare with me!
Did I tell
you how happy I am?!
Regarding the vote for the kwiks... it is now complete and closed. We will next, do the top five of the winners. We are discussing painting up the top five winners, so that you can see a pic of each, already made! Fun!
Whoo hooooo! Woke up this morning at 5:30AM so that I could get to my eye surgeon appointment by... get this: 7:45!!! Who sees patients at that time? My surgeon! Dr. Nanje...
Anyhow, I thought David would have to drive me, but when we got in the car, it looked light enough for me to go for it, alone. Yay!
So, I got there, and waited, and waited... and finally saw the doc, and GUESS WHAT? Now, first let me telling you that I have been skating on thin ice for a long time.
Skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.
Seems like some day, some how, I would run across a patch of grass, or something to stand sturdy on. Today was that day! I don't need eye surgery! My Cornea is not swollen! Wooo hooooo!
So many people were praying for me, and it worked! God is Good! God is Faithful! YAY! I'm so thrilled. You just have no idea!
Then, Bill called last night all upset because our Maizee kitty was gone, and had been for some time. She hadn't even eaten breakfast, and was gone, well past dark.
I had this feeling things would be OK, here. I mean, what else could happen? I didn't believe I'd lose my precious new kitty. Sure enough, the phone rang at 10:30 and it was Bill. "Guess what?" I answered, "Kitty is home!" Yep! Wheeeee!
Where does the time fly?!? I woke up out of my tryptophan stupor and realized that the annual NSIA Banquet is this Saturday!!! Wait! It's still summer, isn't it?
I called Liz over there and she said there are still seats available AND that NSIA would give ifish discounted tickets! You all know how much I love NSIA and what they do for more fish and better fishing. I love how they collaborate and support NWGAA, ANWS and CCA, I love how they work on Habitat,
Hydro and Harvest (That sounds like a song...)
and I love how supportive the industry has been to me and to ifish over the years.
So... listen up! Tables are $600 normally, but for ifishers, tables will be $500 (or) $250 for 1/2 tables.
Let’s get out and Show support for our wonderful community and the businesses that put it on the line for us! Call 503.631.8859 and say "Ifish sent me!"
Life is so good. Life is just Sooooo good!
Thank you so much for voting on the kwikfish poll!
If you haven't yet, you have one more day! Vote,
here!A big thank you to positize, who found that I originally
posted the wrong address to vote.
When I post something like this on all forums, I don't do it
automatically. I have to post the thread, then go to an admin
tool called copy, and post it manually to another thread. It
takes a while, so if I goof, I have to redo it all. Sure would
be a nice thing to have some automated tool to "Post on
all forums". We do have notices, but those are bothersome
to people. You have to read it and then close it, or it keeps
haunting you like spam! :) I refuse to spam people! Always have.
That's why the ads always bothered me, and I chose to do static
banners, instead of click throughs. I don't own ifish anymore,
so I think they do click throughs. Most big companies do, as
it takes time to update banners for people.
I remember that way back when, I had one company, (won't name
the name!) that would have sales, and I'd have to update their
banner every time they had a sale... which was very often. That
made me rethink my idea. Click throughs leave the work to the
advertising company. Banners leave the work to me. That's why
I had limited sponsors, though. It was all the work I could
do, the way I wanted it done.
Web site companies don't usually have the time to do it that
way, these days.
Oh! One thing to note that is very good and may help some of
you. If you see lots of ads on ifish, it's probably because
you are not logged in. When you login, if you are a member,
those ads go away, except for the basic ones. So, make certain
that you are a member, if you like to read ifish. It's much
Well, tomorrow is the day. I thought it was last Tuesday, but
now, the real test is tomorrow. Is my cornea going to be OK?
The drama is killing me. Will I have to have surgery on my eye
and perhaps have to give up the independence of driving? Having
surgery does not necessarily mean I'll have to give that up,
but it's the risk I'm most worried about.That would bring about
an entire new set of things I'd have to give up. There would
be no reason to have two homes, if I couldn't get to them easily.
Oh, sigh.... The drama of "All
My Eye Surgeries..."
Geemany Christmas Trees...
Which, by the way, I looked at trees, yesterday! Oh, my are
they expensive!!! Wilco had them at 15% off, but still... $50
for a noble!?! Agh!
By the way, Wilco is the most fabulous store. I love going there.
The people are so nice! I could spend hours in there!
Well, I'm off. Please
vote on the poll for all the people who took time to enter
it, ok? (That means you, Bill!
I love you and will see you after my doctor's appointment!)
PS. Hey, Bill? See where I wrote "Please vote on the poll",
above? See how it is green? That means it is a link, and if
you click on it, it will take you to the page to vote! Magic!
reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out!Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."