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All About Fishing Tackle

Fishing tackle is the equipment used by fisherman when fishing. Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle. Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes. Gear that is attached to the end of a fishing line is called terminal tackle. This includes hooks, leaders, swivelssinkersfloats, split rings and wire, snaps, beads, spoons, blades, spinners and clevises to attach spinner blades to fishing lures. Sometimes the term fishing rig is used for a completed assembly of tackle ready for fishing. Fishing tackle can be contrasted with fishing techniques. Fishing tackle refers to the physical equipment that is used when fishing, whereas fishing techniques refer to the manner in which the tackle is used when fishing. The term tackle, with the meaning "apparatus for fishing", has been in use from 1398 AD.[1] Fishing tackle is also called fishing gear. However, the term fishing gear is more usually used in the context of commercial fishing, whereas fishing tackle is more often used in the context of recreational fishing.  

Fishing Reels

A fishing reel is a device used for the deployment and retrieval of a fishing line using a spool mounted on an axle. Fishing reels are traditionally used in angling. They are most often used in conjunction with a fishing rod, though some specialized reels are mounted on crossbows or to boat gunwales or transoms. The earliest known illustration of a fishing reel is from Chinese paintings and records beginning about 1195 A.D. Fishing reels first appeared in England around 1650 A.D., and by the 1760s, London tackle shops were advertising multiplying or gear-retrieved reels. Paris, Kentucky native George Snyder is generally given credit for inventing the first fishing reel in America around 1820, a bait casting design that quickly became popular with American anglers.  

Fishing Bait

Natural baits
Green Highlander, an artificial fly used for salmon fishing.
The natural bait angler usually uses a common prey species of the fish as an attractant. The natural bait used may be alive or dead. Common natural baits include bait fishwormsleechesminnowsfrogssalamandersnightcrawlers and other insects. Natural baits are effective due to the lifelike texture, odour and colour of the bait presented. The common earthworm is a universal bait for fresh water angling. In the quest for quality worms, some fishers culture their own worm compost or practice worm charmingGrubs and maggotsare also considered excellent bait when trout fishing. Grasshoppersfliesbees and even ants are also used as bait for trout in their season, although many anglers believe that trout or salmon roe is superior to any other bait. Studies show that natural baits like croaker and shrimp are more recognized by the fish and are more readily accepted. A good bait for red drum is menhaden.[5] Because of the risk of transmitting whirling diseasetrout and salmon should not be used as bait. Processed baits, such as groundbait and boilies, can work well with coarse fish, such as carp. For example, in lakes in southern climates such as Florida, fish such as bream will take bread bait. Bread bait is a small amount of bread, often moistened by saliva, balled up to a small size that is bite size to small fish.
Artificial baits
Many people prefer to fish solely with lures, which are artificial baits designed to entice fish to strike. The artificial bait angler uses a man-made lure that may or may not represent prey. The lure may require a specialised presentation to impart an enticing action as, for example, in fly fishing. Recently, electronic lures have been developed to attract fish. Fishermen have also begun using plastic bait. A common way to fish a soft plastic worm is the Texas rig    

Tackle Boxes

Fishing tackle boxes have for many years been an essential part of the anglers equipment. Fishing tackle boxes were originally made of wood or wicker and eventually some metal fishing tackle boxes were manufactured. The first plastic fishing tackle boxes were manufactured by Plano in response to the need for a product that didn't rust. Early plastic fishing tackle boxes were similar to tool boxes but soon evolved into the hip roof cantilever tackle boxes with numerous small trays for small tackle. These types of tackle boxes are still available today but they have the disadvantage that small tackle gets mixed up. Fishing tackle boxes have also been manufactured so the drawers themselves become small storage boxes, each with their own lids. This prevents small tackle from mixing, and can turn each drawer into a stand-alone container which can be used to carry small tackle to a rod some distance from the main tackle box.

   
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All About Camping

1. Forms

Adventure camping

Adventure camping is a form of camping by people who race (possibly adventure racing or mountain biking) during the day, and camp in a minimalist way at night. They might use the basic items of camping equipment such as a micro-camping stove, sleeping bag, and bivouac shelter.

Dry camping

Dry camping is camping at a site without a reliable preexisting water source; such locations are known as dry camps. Campers must carry their own water in and out of camp, which requires much more preparation than would otherwise be required. Dry camping is very common in deserts, and is often preferred due to the risk of flash floods.

Backpacking

It affords a maximum wilderness experience. Specialized gear allows enthusiasts to both enjoy popular local recreational spots and access the most remote locations. Technological advance and consumer interest in camping have led to lighter and more diverse backpacking gear. Improvements such as titanium cookware, ultra-light wicking fabrics, and heat-molded hip straps make for lighter loads and enhanced performance. As there is always the possibility of severe weather and injury in the backcountry, cell ,and satellite phones are sometimes carried for emergencies, with varying coverage. Backpacking may involve riding or being accompanied by pack animals such as horses, mules, and llama. These increase carrying capacity at the expense of trail condition.
  • Ultralight backpacking enthusiasts bring as little as possible while camping, inherently producing a smaller footprint and minimalized impact on a wilderness environment. The choice to camp with less, or even the minimum necessary to survive, may be a matter of preference (where it may overlap with "survivalist" style camping) or reflect the activity being pursued. Camping while engaging in such back-country activities as rock climbing and cross-country skiing puts a premium on the amount of gear that can effectively be carried, thus lending to a less rather than more approach.

Canoe Camping

  • It is similar to backpacking, and often affords much more weight and bulk to be carried when extended portaging is not involved. Electric motors or small gas ones may be attached on some canoes, where allowed, for a faster journey on the water. Waterproof bags and fishing gear are common gear.

Bicycle Camping

  • It combines camping with cycling, both in developed and natural areas. A form of bicycle camping that has become popular in some parts of the world involves cycling organisations offering organised multi-day rides and providing riders with facilities and luggage transport. The Great Victorian Bike Ride in Australia is one of the oldest and most successful examples of this, operating since 1984 and involving thousands of riders on a nine-day journey of around 550 kilometres (340 mi) each year.
  • Motorcycle camping is more similar to bicycle camping than car camping due to limited storage capacity. Lightweight, compact backpacking equipment is used.

Car, Off-Road, and RV

"Car camping" is camping facilitated by a motor vehicle
These forms of camping involve using a powered vehicle as an essential element of the camping experience.

Glamping

   
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Interesting Facts About Fishing Lures

Recreational fishing relies most on the use of fishing lures. They are objects hung at the end of the line and they are manufactured so as to imitate the regular prey of the fish the angler is after. Color, vibration, movement and shape, all influence the capture as such. If there were no lures attached to the lines, the bait could pass unnoticed by the fish. All fishing lures have a hook at the end onto which fishermen attach the bait. Once the fishing lures play their part, the fish gets hooked.

 

Lures can also help fishermen look for and actually find the places where fish may be hiding. Anglers move the fishing lures with progressive regular hand motions that make the plastic or fiber material look like swimming. The lure often reflects light contributing to attracting the fish even further.

Fly Fishing Lures  

Several categories describe fishing lures according to the manufacturing concept and the purpose they serve. The jig as a first mention consists of a sharp lead hook onto which we attach the natural or artificial bait. The bait is shaped in a such a way so as to resemble a worm, a craw-fish or a minnow. Another category consists of the surface fishing lures that got their names because they are lighter than the jigs and therefore meant to float on the water and look like surface prey. Last but not least, the spawn fishing lures have been created for surface fishing; their shiny thin surface attracts the attention of the fish that mistake them for the spawn.

   

Crank-baits and plugs fall in a different category; these fishing lures are designed to move at faster speeds and to go back and forth exactly as fish prey would. In the popular group of artificial baits, bass worms and flies are extensively used.

Fishing lures are not an invention of our times, as they have been part of fishing ever since the appearance of this occupation. What has changed about them is that today they have become artificial; thus the most common materials for fishing lures are rubber, cork, plastic, wood, and metal. Somehow, this seems to be better for the environment as the bait species required to catch the fish we tend to consume more would not become endangered; consequently, the food chain will be preserved if regular living baits are used restrictively.

   

Last but not least, with recreational fishing, caught and released fish have better chances of survival if artificial fishing lures are used. The hooks attached to the fishing lures are not very dangerous for the fish and do not impale the mouth as deep as the old type hook varieties used to. Therefore, more and more fish live after being released by amateur anglers.

 

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Interesting Facts about Camping

Being a good neighbor is a big part of staying at campgrounds. You need to be considerate of other campers,

and you have the right to consideration from others.

 

Camping can help kids learn respect for nature.

 

There is a style of camping to suit every family -- cabin camping, tent camping, yurt camping and more.

 

Approximately 43 million Americans went camping last year.

 

The American Camp Association reports that 63 percent of children continued new activities

from camp after returning home.

 

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6 Must-Know Action Camera Facts before Buying One

Action Camera ACTION CAMERAS PROVIDE YOU DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW SHOTS An Action Camera is preferred over a standard DSLR/Point and Shoot due to its rugged and small built, making it perfect if you want it­­ to be mounted in different configurations – Chest, Hand, Leg, tied to a tree, the list goes on.­­   ACTION CAMERAS ARE TOUGH! One of the prerequisites of an action camera is its ability to stand the test of environmental conditions. Most have housings which make them waterproof (Most can go as deep as 40-60m underwater), and can take a bit of rough handling. Afterall, action cameras ARE built for extreme activities.   ACTION CAMERAS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR WIDE FIELD OF VIEW (FISHEYE EFFECT) An Action Camera has a much wider lens to create a more immersive footage. This wide field of view is largely known as the fisheye effect to many. A typical action camera has a field of view of around 140 – 170 degrees, compared to a point and shoot with only about 100 degrees.   FISHEYE EFFECTS ON ACTION CAMERAS CAN BE REMOVED While the Fisheye effect is appealing to most, some do prefer their footage to look more natural. The fisheye effect can be fixed easily by editing in your GoPro Studio Software (or most other video editing applications) using the “Remove Fisheye” setting. If you don’t want the hassle of post editing your footage, most action cameras, so you can switch to a narrower view.   ACTION CAMERAS HAVE SHORT BATTERY LIFE Most Action Cameras last only between 1-3 hours depending on your usage. It’s not a lot, so it is wise to think about investing in extra batteries if you do get an action camera. If you’re interested, do also read up on our Tips on maximizing your Action Camera Battery Life   ACTION CAMERAS NEED GOOD MEMORY CARDS Ever heard of stories of Action Cameras Overheating, Freezing footages etc? A big part of this happens because the wrong types of memory cards were used. Action Cameras are similar to supercomputers shrunk into a tiny cube, and so while they look small, they require high processing power and a good memory card. We never recommend anything under a Class 10 for all action cameras.

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4K resolution?

4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal screen display resolution in the order of 4,000 pixels. There are several different 4K resolutions in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In television and consumer media, 4K UHD or UHD-1 is the dominant 4K standard. In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI 4K) is the dominant 4K standard. In 2015, the 4K television market share increased as prices fell dramatically during 2014 and 2015. By 2020, more than half of U.S. households are expected to have a 4K-capable TVs (2160p) which would be a much faster adoption rate than that of Full HD (1080p).
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Top 10 Modern Gadgets that Changed our Lives

  It is impossible to deny, that we are now well and truly in the digital age. Resistance is futile. Ambitious, if slightly extraordinary concepts in films such as Tron, Blade Runner, Back to the Future and more recently I, Robot, gave us a ‘glimpse’ of what the future may hold, but how far away are we really from witnessing the ideas of these over-stimulated directors come to fruition? Unfortunately, we are still some way off being able to pop to the shop on a Marty McFly Mattel hoverboard, but that is not for the want of trying. Many designs and prototypes have been made, but none have come close to reproducing the experience depicted in the film. The idea of human-built robots uprising and attempting to overthrow their creators is nothing new, and the Japanese are currently leading the way in designing and building eerily life-like robots, but the threat of a rebellion is about as likely as a DeLorean actually traveling Back to the Future. So what gadgets are readily available to us? To first understand this, we must consider how they have come about. Consumerism and the modern way of living have demanded that our gadgets operate in a certain way, as the following are expected of them: 1. Information/Labour-saver – A gadget must either make menial tasks easier, or provide us with information. 2. Efficiency – Speaks for itself. 3. Speed – If it is going to take longer than doing it the old fashioned way, then what is the point? 4. Compactness/Mobility – No gadget can really honor that title if it does not at least have a mobile counterpart. 5. Look – It needs to look cool, futuristic, and mysterious! The key, which has already been mentioned, is digital. Watches were digitalized, then along came the internet, then radio and TV were given the digital treatment – so below is a list of the top 10 gadgets that can truly claim to have changed our lives or the way we interact with our environment and other people.  
 

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Nintendo Gameboy
Gameboy Paved the way for the 3DS and PS Vitas of today, and made school bus journeys and rainy lunchtimes a pleasant experience after all. Nothing like it had really been seen before, and although the graphics were shady (pun intended) it was the first step of a revolution in mobile game-play.

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iPod
New Ipod Nano A Triumph 709601074B From early models to the the latest iPod Touch, Apple truly reinvented the way in which we listen to – and have instant access to – music. Gone are the days of having to carry a boombox like a bazooka on your shoulder, or a carry-case of your favorite CDs along with an un-pocket friendly walkman/CD player. The latest Touch boasts Face Time, HD Video Recording, Retina Display, Air Play, Music + iTunes, Games + Apps, iOS, iCloud, Air Print and Voice Control.
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Webcam
Logitech-Webcam-Hd-Mac Perhaps not really taking off as an individual gadget in its own right, the birth of the webcam certainly influenced the way modern technology is built today. Very few laptops are now made without a built-in webcam, and the cameras on phones are utilized to allow video calling. It meant that computer software such as Skype allows meetings to be held over long distances, and friends and family can stay in touch in a more personal way than just being able to hear their voice.
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GPS
Gps Diagramlge Satnavs and TomTom’s have more or less made the road map redundant, which is all you can ask from a modern gadget. Gone are the days of sitting on the side of the road whilst Dad spreads his A3 map on the car hood. They are fun too, with downloadable celebrity voices allowing the likes of Homer Simpson to frantically tell you which turn to take.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10-1 Considered as a better option to the iPad, and unlike its Apple counterpart, the 7 inch touch screen gadget supports flash as well as voice and video calls. Completely re-imagining the laptop, Tablets, Kindles and the like are becoming more powerful and more compact with each new release, and the possibilities and use of them are all but endless.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth-1 A technology that almost snuck up on us like a highly trained ninja, bluetooth has now become so mainstream and synonymous with the 21st Century it is a wonder how we ever lived without it. The applications for it are endless, allowing us to wirelessly transmit data between phones, PCs, TVs, and even allow us to wirelessly use our phones whilst driving, meaning bluetooth can help avoid an unwanted run-in with the boys in blue.

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Digital Camera
Sony-Digital-Camera Although it must be said that photos produced from a polaroid retain a certain charm, it certainly was not fun when you realized that the film was full, and a trip to go and get it developed was required. Now, you can take countless photos and not only view them instantly, but have them uploaded and printed within an instant, and the quality of picture keeps on improving.

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Sky + HD / Tivo, etc
Tivo All from the comfort of your armchair, the remote control allows you to tell your Sky + HD box to pause live TV if the double glazing salesman decides to pay a visit just as it looks like your football team is about to concede, then fast forward to real time so that you don’t have to witness it. It allows you to rewind, record other programs whilst you watch something else, record whole series, and view it all in spectacular High Definition.
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3D Digital TV
3D-Movies-On-Tv We all remember a time when we would visit our nan, and she would still have an old black and white box telly. Well not anymore. Flat screen, digital, and now 3D TV is literally staring you square in the face. Already incorporated in most cinemas, 3D technology, whilst perhaps still in the early stages of development, is a very exciting prospect indeed.
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Smartphones
Iphone Android, iPhone and Smartphones have literally redefined the way we live. Now, a mobile does not simply make calls, take photos, and allow us to play Snake. They can talk to each other, to laptops, to TVs – to pretty much anything with a digital pulse. You can watch films on them, have instant access to YouTube and Facebook, play PROPER games, store ALL of your music, and more, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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14 Interesting Facts About Technology that will Amaze you

Technology is the important part of our Family nowadays. You can say that we can leave without food,water for some days but you can’t leave without technology. In this world of new technology coming everyday there are some interesting facts about technology that will amaze you.

1)Worlds First Computer.
ENIAC: Data Register Unit ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the world’s first electronic, digital, programmable computer. This is the first computer in the world with and electronic memory.
2)Worlds First mobile Game As such, it is no surprise that it was none other than Tetris that made an appearance as the first game featured on a cellphone. Tetris appeared as the first mobile game in 1994 aboard the Hagenuk MT-2000, a phone designed and manufactured in Denmark by the Hagenuk corporation.
3)World’s First Mouse Doug Engelhard invented the very first computer mouse which was made out of wood. He created it in 1964.  
4)Apple, Microsoft, HP, and Google are all IT applications that started development in a garage.

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5)World’s First WebsiteTop  
6)The state of Alaska is the only state whose letters can be typed in a straight row of keyboard letters
7)World’s First Mobile phone The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing ca. 4.4 pounds (2 kg). In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available.   8)The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, sent 250,000 emails, instant messages, and text messages, and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone alone. 9)First Mobile Network NMT was the first mobile phone network to feature international roaming. In 1983, the first 1G network launched in the USA was Chicago-based Ameritech using the Motorola DynaTAC mobile phone. Several countries then followed in the early to mid-1980s including the UK, Mexico and Canada   10)World’s First Search engine 11)On a average typist fingers travel 12.6 miles. 12)World’s First web browser   13)First Android Phone Every Android fan knows about the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC Dream) as the first Android-powered phone made available to consumers, but before that milestone was this, the “Sooner.” Sooner was Google and Andy Rubin’s first vision of what an Android phone would be.   14)Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboards.

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