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American Presidents Who Were Fisherman

Troy Thomas

Over the course of United States history, fishing has become arguably the sport of the American President. Whether it's because anglers are just inherently more likely to have sweeping political aspirations than other people or because presidents need the kind of quiet escape and stress relief that only a fishing trip can provide, history is dotted with presidents who spent their leisure time catching fish.

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Top Resorts for a Romantic Fishing Getaway (Yes, I Said Romantic)

Troy Thomas

Is you or your partner's idea of heaven standing hip-deep in water? Then tell him or her to restore the plumbing! (kidding.) Here are the united states's pinnacle destinations for a fishing getaway where those who love to fish can indulge this activity.

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Visions of an Angling Artist

Troy Thomas

A few years ago, we featured the artwork of Sarah Lauridsen, a Vermonter who is both an avid fly-fisher and artist. Today, out of the blue, she emailed me the brook-trout painting above, which blew me away. This time of year, the brookies are decked out in their spawning finery, and Sarah’s painting nails the colors. As you can see from the paintings below, she’s a master of colors and texture.

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When (and How) to Introduce Your Kid to Outdoor Sports

Troy Thomas

Kids also do best when they’re allowed to explore, instead of being cajoled into ever more challenging situations. “Too many parents approach sports with a fixed mindset, saying, We’ve got to get to the end of this trail,’” says Paul Dreyer, CEO of Avid4 Adventure, which instructs kids ages three and up at camps in Colorado and California.

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Most Famous Big Game Hunters That Ever Were

Troy Thomas

In the annals of big game hunting history, there are a lot of very famous names out there. But some hunters just left a bigger mark on history than others.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most famous big game hunters to ever live and exactly what made them into the legendary outdoor figures they are today.

This was not an easy list to narrow down, as there are many big names in hunting. In the end, we went by some of the most recognizable, both in name and action.

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Wenonah and Northstar Sue Feds Over Boundary Waters Mining Company

Troy Thomas

Borrowing a page from Patagonia, which recently filed a lawsuit against President Trump as well as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other members of the federal government to protect Utah's Bears Ears National Monument, Wenonah Canoe recently took a similar approach to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA).

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Fishing Trips: What Kind of First-Aid Kit Should You Carry?

Troy Thomas

After more than 20 years as a wilderness paramedic and fly-fishing guide, I can assure you that most anglers overlook the importance of carrying a good first-aid kit. I have dealt with many emergencies at remote fishing locations and responded to calls on the very rivers I guide on in Colorado, and I can safely say that–had any of the anglers involved had a little first aid training and an appropriate first-aid kit– quite a few of these situations would have had a better outcome.

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Finding Balance Between Family and the Outdoors

Troy Thomas

Awhile back I read a blog post titled “Why You Should Get Out of Bed and Hike, Even if You’re an Exhausted Parent”, which was I realized only too quickly, was a click-bait title. It left a sour feeling I couldn’t shake, and I had to ask myself why – and it was a lot of thinking, days of it. And maybe I was a bit judgy, but I can live with that.

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The Perfect Family Vacation for Any Outdoorsman

Troy Thomas

Round up the family, pack the bags we're are going to Estes Park, Colorado.

If you are reading this article, it’s likely because the title caught your attention. If it did, there’s a great chance you’re just like me—you love the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping and adventures all get you excited. If so, I have the perfect vacation for you!

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Let your kids discover their passion - even if it's not fishing!

Troy Thomas

I was so very proud of my oldest daughter a few weeks ago for competing for the second year with her school's trapshooting team. I was proud because she was one of very few girls in a sea of boys. I was proud because she took the advice of a seasoned trapshooter and increased her score.

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