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Outdoor Gear

Best 6 Baits

Although you may covet a tackle box stuffed with lures, these essential baits will fool (almost) every fish that swims. Clear out your tackle box this spring and cast these super six baits.
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Hot New Sunglasses

Polarized glasses have become mandatory for anyone taking to the water. From perch jerkers to guides, no fisherman should be without a pair. With this in mind, we tested 9 pairs of the best new sunglasses on the market.
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Hot New Baits

We meandered through the Bassmaster Expo aisles to find some great new tackle that your fishing buddies won’t hear about for a few weeks.
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Broadhead Test

We tested and ranked the 5 best mechanical broadheads and 5 best fixed-blade broadheads on the market.
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  • April 16, 2014

    ATV Tips: How to Install an Aftermarket Electric Power Steering Unit - 0

    In today’s market, side by side manufacturers offer three options when it comes to power steering: standard, optional, or none at all. For owners with vehicles in the last category, there are a few solutions available from aftermarket companies.

    Adding power steering to a machine that is not initially designed for it can be a little tricky. There are some small yet important things you need to consider before dropping big dollars on these products. Some involve the machine and the rest involve the type of steering assist you will actually get once the product is installed. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 11, 2014

    3 Things to Consider When Buying ATV Tires - 0

    Sooner or later you will need to change the tires on your ATV or UTV. Choosing good replacements can be a bit confusing, but diligent research of tire reviews and knowing how each tire design affects the ride of your machine is crucial and a good place to start. Here are some simple things to think about when shopping for tires.

    1. Weight
    The weight of each tire adds to the overall weight of the machine but it goes a bit further than that. Heavier tires will put an additional load on the engine and its components as you ride along the trails. Be sure to choose a tire that can easily be turned by the engine of your machine. Larger displacement engines, such as a 499cc and above, have little trouble pulling most after market tires. But smaller engines will strain to turn more aggressive heavy tread. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 7, 2014

    Tips for Buying a New ATV - 2

    An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is one of the best ways for people to traverse tough terrain and haul hunting gear. If you’re planning on buying one, have an honest conversation with yourself about your riding skills and how you’ll be using your ATV before you visit an ATV dealer.

    Manufacturers pack plenty of power, convenience – like power steering – and thrills into machines that satisfy a user’s need for speed. They like to highlight the horsepower of an engine, but you should focus on buying a machine that meets your needs and won’t break your budget. For example, if you’re looking specifically for a hunting rig, an ATV that runs quietly and smoothly might be more useful than a super-fast machine. [ Read Full Post ]

  • April 7, 2014

    Gear Test: 9 Top Fishing Shoes - 3

    Photo by Ralph Smith

    Once upon a time, if you had plans to spend time on a boat—say, for instance, a years-long voyage to a distant port in a faraway land—your footwear choices were limited to whatever crudely fashioned leather options were being peddled by the local ship chandler.

    Lucky for the modern fisherman, nautical footwear has come a long way since then, and it's become highly specialized, too: There's a shoe for nearly every angling endeavor.

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  • March 24, 2014

    SxS Review: 2014 Yamaha Viking - 0

    2014 Yamaha Viking
    MSRP: Starts at $11,500

    After spending an eventful day trail riding and rock crawling California’s wonderful San Bernardino National Forest in the 2014 Yamaha Viking, there's no question the new Viking is a significant improvement over the decommissioned Rhino it now replaces. The all-new model is the most powerful, comfortable, and capable SxS Yamaha has ever produced. [ Read Full Post ]

  • March 21, 2014

    Shooting Tip: Save Money by Rolling Ammo - 5

    Photo by Rab Cummings

    Trying new loads in your rifle is always a good idea—you might discover that your groups shrink to a satisfying ragged hole by experimenting this way. But the cost of a box of premium ammo is significant. Here's one way to vet whether a box is potentially worth investing in.

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  • March 18, 2014

    Turkey Hunting: 4 Beautiful, Deadly Oddball Custom Calls - 3

    If you walk into any sporting goods retailer, you can quickly find and buy a good turkey call. At Cabela’s, you can find hundreds of options including new mouth calls, box calls and pot calls, but sometimes being different can pay off. Every turkey hunter should have an oddball call in their vest — a custom-made call that sounds different from the rest. The following are four oddball calls you probably haven’t heard of or seen. They might cost a bit more than your run of the mill dime store diaphragm, but these calls are hand made, one at a time, by an artist, not by a machine.

    Roanoke River Yelper
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