Malcolm Gladwell can buzzword his way onto the bestseller lists, but I’m callin’ BS on his 10,000-hour rule. Sorta. This was prompted by two thangs: Bassmaster ROY Brandon Card’s recent column, and my ongoing love/hate with the current era of kids sports. First an excerpt from Brandon’s post, which btw has nothing to do with [...]
Lately have heard and read how Major League Fishing is going to expand the bassin’ world by getting on network TV, and that bass fishin’ is one DQ away from being ostracized from the bigger “grow the sport” world we all know is out there. No, no and no. Love the passion and the thinking, [...]
I was reorganizing some of the bassin’ boxes over the weekend, when it kind of dawned on me how many different types of “systems” the various manufacturers of shaky jigheads have incorporated into their respective products. I haven’t run any kind of official test on these to see which ones hold best. I’m guessing there [...]
The modern reel has come a long way from back in the day when I first learned how to throw a baitcaster. A look at some of the materials being used include things like magnesium and zaion for side plate material, hyper speed and sealed/ceramic ball bearings, titanium coatings on things lie line rollers and [...]
One thing I noticed while browsing through all the Black Friday tackle sales last week is that about every manufacturer of line now has an available braid, fluorocarbon and monofilament to choose from. Another thing I’ve noticed is that from the sounds of things on the various fishing forums, lots of guys still have reservations [...]
Here’s something to ponder. Just when you think you have these fish figured out, along comes something like the Alabama Rig. I’ve been running a bunch of thoughts through my head the past week as this rig racks up the tourney wins, and thought I’d share the perspective to see what everyone had to say.
The Internet world of fishing forums is a pretty interesting, and occasionally, highly entertaining place. You never know exactly what topic might go ‘viral’, and sometimes it’s the little things that seem to trip the trigger of anglers. This past week I witnessed just such an explosion of opinion over those little red, yellow and orange [...]
Riffing on Brian’s post here…. First thing that came to mind when I read that was a convo I had with the pocket-protector types at Berkley a few years ago. They’re good guys and VERY smart about all things fish. They were amazed at the whole red line craze – remember that? They said that [...]