Essential Fly Fishing Gear

Each of the main pieces of fly fishing gear—the rod, reel, line, leader, and flies—plays a big role in determining your success on the stream. Choosing the right gear will not only save you money but also make your fishing more enjoyable. The Fly Rod A fly rod can be as shortContinue Reading

Popular Freshwater Game Fish

Depending on where you live and the type of water in which you plan to fish, different types of game fish will be available for you to target. Following are a few of the most common freshwater game fish in the United States, along with a few basic guidelines onContinue Reading

How to Fish with Bait

Though lures are excellent for capturing fish, live bait is the simplest way to get a fish to bite. You’re simulating what a fish eats with a lure, but you’re presenting the actual thing with bait. Here are some baits to think about. Worms Earthworms are almost without a doubtContinue Reading

If you had to pick one all-purpose rod to cover most freshwater fishing needs, your best bet would be a combo unit—a spinning rod and reel combo. A rod that’s 6’–6’6″ in length will work with all different kinds of lures and bait. Plus, a spinning reel is easy to cast and handle:Continue Reading

How to Tie Fishing Knots

Knowing which knots to tie is one of the most difficult aspects of preparing your fishing line and hooks. Though an angler can use hundreds of specialized knots, you only need to learn a few simple ones, as shown below. Improved Clinch Knot The most frequent fishing knot is theContinue Reading

The Essential Fishing Gear Checklist for Outdoorsmen

Most people’s first experience with fishing is freshwater fishing in lakes, rivers, or streams. This guide focuses on fishing with a standard spinning reel, as opposed to fly fishing, which uses a fly rod and a very lightweight lure. If you want to go fishing, the first thing you should do is findContinue Reading

Horse Nutrition and Feeding

Your responsibilities at the stable may include feeding your horse, so it’s important to know the basics of horse nutrition and feeds. Horse Nutritional Requirements There are several types of nutrients crucial to horse health: Carbohydrates and fats: Both these nutrients provide a horse with energy. Carbohydrates are the horse’s primaryContinue Reading

Basic Horse Hoof Care

Even a minor injury to one of a horse’s four hooves can prevent you from riding effectively, if at all. So you must clean and check your horse’s hooves before and after every ride. Parts of the Hoof To care for a horse’s feet properly, you should know the partsContinue Reading

Horse Health Care How-Tos

Even horses have days when they should not exercise or be exercised. It’s important to assess your horse during the collecting and grooming phases of your riding day to determine whether it should be ridden. If a horse has any serious injuries, such as an open or closed wound, lamenessContinue Reading

Basic Horse Care For Beginners – How to Look After a Horse

There’s more to riding a horse than simply sitting atop the animal—proper care for the horse is also paramount. Horse care includes grooming, documenting its growth, recognizing health issues, knowing when it is and isn’t safe to ride, caring for the horse’s feet, attending to minor injuries, and feeding it.Continue Reading