Friday, July 27, 2012

Fast Friday- [Gear/PRE-SEASON/Scouting/Boots]

[Gear]- Here are some new toys for me to play with from the minds that brought up the Bino System, None other than Crooked Horn Outfitters.  I must say so far so good.

[PRE-SEASON]- If you havn't doned a pack yet and started getting in shape it not too late.  Fill your pack up with some gear and get out there.  Deer may not care if you are fat or not, but it does make it easier for them to run away from you if you are.

[Scouting]-  I know that most of our significant others are dreading the next few months, but its true sometimes the only way to find deer is to go out and look.  If you haven't been blessed by the private land fairy and have a bunch of trail cams out, I suggest taking the family on a hike.  To your favorite hunting area, a picnic in a bean field maybe.  Make it an adventure, everyone has to wear camo.  Okay maybe thats pushing it to far, but you get the point. Something is better than nothing to say the least.

[Boots]- Big shout out to Rocky Gear for being the only company to return the call to make a better boot.  They say they have one, but we will have to see about that.  I am willing to give their recomendation a shot.

Okay everyone thats it for the week enjoy, Im filming this weekend so expect some horn next week.

Cheers.

The Bearded Boar

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Over the next few weeks as I get ready to start my season, I will be posting articles about pre-season training tips. I am going to focus on a few things some people might not be thinking about and a few obvious ones. All are meant to get you ready for the upcoming season. You'll find everything from product tips, bow maintenance, workouts and shooting tips. Here is the first lesson.

Rule #1
You don't train for everything to go right, you train for when everything goes wrong.

Train.Shoot.Hunt

Hope you all enjoy this, it's been fun to put together.

The Bearded Boar
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Open letter to the boot industry.

Dear outdoor boot and footwear makers,

Greetings I am an average hunter who likes his feet. In fact I love my feet to the point I wash them daily, trim the nails often and generally don't like breaking their bones (though I have three times). I don't want to sound like a nag, but is there something you guys can do about generally making a high lace boot comfortable and still maintain it's intended purpose, high ankle support and protection? It seems like there are a lot of you who insist on being like everyone else and making the same thing year after year and not attempting to revolutionize the industry.

I will not name names, but as I see it there are a lot of simple leather, neat poly and Gore-Tex misused in the same simple ways. And they all make my feet hurt. Please look into arch support and points in which material folds to determine if blisters and or bleeding may occur. I understand all boots need to be broken in but not at the expense of my dermis and toe nails staying on.

So take a page from the camo garment industry, they have new materials and new designs that we like and are buying. Just try to make the support of a ski/snowboard boot, the practicality of a trail running shoe, the durability of an alligator and the comfort of a slipper. I'll buy that and if you make in it my favorite camo I'll buy two.

Thanks for you time an effort,

The Bearded Boar
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Wordless Wednesday

I'd like you all to start sending me picks for the Wordless Wednesday post. Essentially it's just a picture of being outside, Game pic, or anything that does not need words to describe them. Sent me a pic I'll put it up.

Here's mine for the week.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Fast Friday- Pre-Season

Preseason

It's almost here for most of us, hunting season. Some of us freaks have had our bows or gun out for months now and are ready to go, but many have not. If you have not there is no time like this weekend to let a few fly down range. Don't wait till the last minute to get ready.

Game sightings

How does your game look? Have you patterned them yet? Have new bucks moved in? Is that bull hit that all impressive 400+ class yet. Are your trail cams coming back with nothing? Just like dusting off your
 bow and gun maybe its time you now head out and take a look. Sit on a ridge and see what's out there.




Give a kid a memory

Last take a kid out with you this weekend while your outside. It is amazing how many people I meet today that say, "You hunt? Oh my dad does that, but I don't." Where did we go wrong? We need to keep out great traditions alive and well. Pass it on.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tying flies and a small pond

I moved up to the mountains recently to be able to get outside and enjoy the hunting and fishing with my family and so far I have not been disappointed. It's always fun to be able to fish almost every day at our two lakes that we have in our area. It makes R&D on flies real easy too. I can tie a fly and five minutes later be at the lake trying it on bass, crappie, catfish or even blue gill.  Here are some of the flies that I have been tying recently for my adventures.




This little guy was caught on a fly I call the Bu-lk and #6 Tiemco 200r with a bunny body, Deer belly head and a 5/32 bead. Rubber legs and a Rootbeer Flash for good measure.



My next creations that I have been stoked over are my Dingle Berry  poppers aka Hairy Popper. Elk hair tied onto a #4 Tiemco 200r hook with a few different feathers for that shimmy-shimmy lov'n.



The Kelly Galloup's Sex Dungeon. Killer for big Bass and Trout everywhere. A Tiemco 200R (notice a trend?) #4 front and #6 rear Maribu, Schlappin, Deer belly and rubber legs.












Lots of stuff are coming out of my head right now and the latest is El Gato de Muerte, the Cat fish killer. a Feather heavy fly tied on a you guessed it Tiemco 200R #4 and #6 hook. Has the flash and color irresistible to Cats everywhere.


Fun Stuff and looking forward to pumping out a few more of these fish friendly flies. And as the summer comes to a close be prepared for hunt heavy posts coming up in the near future.

Cheers,

The BB
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fly Tying Tip- Feathers, get them organized.

It's pretty simple and quick this little set up took me less than 5 minutes.

-Save a few cans of corn, green beans or in this case Rotel Tomatoes and pinto beans when making dinner.
-Remove the label and clean the insides with hot water.
-Proceed to the tying station, man cave, or where ever you other half has banished you too.
-Drill an 1/8" hole in the top of the can.
-Using a 1/2" metal/pan screw ( or what ever you have) attach it to a small price of wood. In this case a 1/2"x1"x18" piece of redwood.
-Drill 2 pilot holes on the out side edge of the wood.
-Install either a 1 1/2" drywall or wood screw to the wall, desk or what ever.

There you have it a simple, cheap and easy way to organize your feathers.

Cheers,

The Bearded Boar
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