With the possible exception of birdwatching, no sport is more immersed in particulars than fly-fishing. It requires you to understand not only the waterways the fish inhabit, but also their swimming and mating patterns, and what each species of fish is liable to eat each season—and how those insects move on the water, so youContinue reading

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Have you been following Badfish TV? They’re a ragtag bunch of creators, photographers, fishermen, and adventurers – spearheaded by Marty Gallipeau and Dylan Schmitz. They have been driving across the country for the past three months, visiting every Bass Pro Shop along the way. All 76 of them – yes, every Bass Pro Shop inContinue reading

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Nude sunbathing is nothing new, but nude hiking? You’d be surprised to learn that it’s more prevalent than expected – in Dankerode, Germany there is a dedicated 18km nude hiking trail. And the airy activity is more common than you’d imagine on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails. There’s even a group of nude climbersContinue reading

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Tis the season to set out on the open road. And while in-car entertainment options have NEVER been better (streaming services, podcasts, and access to countless digital radio stations), the digital tools to keep you safe and sane are just as robust. From finding the oddest of oddball roadside attractions to diagnosing the sound yourContinue reading

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This week’s @Columbia1938 Instagram challenge was judged by our friends at the American Hiking Society The topic was dedicated to the adventure of walking down a path and finding your trail: #FindYourTrail The American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. TheContinue reading

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To picnic while day hiking—or biking or even paddling—takes a bit more finesse to get beyond the basics of trail snacks and hand sanitizer. Here are a few tips on how to dress up the next experience. Food Nothing against a squashed PB&J, but we’ll favor the Italian charcuterie solution (or the Swedish smorgasbord, ifContinue reading

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