Spinnerbaits

What makes one type of spinnerbait more effective than another?

The spinnerbait creates the look and feel of one or more fleeing baitfish, a real strike trigger for bass whether they’re in a feeding mode or not. The safety-pin style lure features one or more blades on the top arm and a baitfish-looking head and skirt on the lower part. It’s the blades that do the lion’s share of the work. The blades spin on the retrieve, sending out bright flashes of light, like those produced by a swimming baitfish, as well as vibrations that bass feel with their lateral lines.

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ABU Garcia Ambassadeur® 5000

1954 – Abu Garcia® unveils the Ambassadeur® 5000 at the New York World’s Fair

In 1921, by the river of Mörrum in Svängsta, Sweden, Carl August Borgström founded AB Urfabriken. The company manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers, and taxi meters. During WWII his son began to focus on fishing reels and introduced the ABU Record®.

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Bradford Pear Trees

Banned for sale in South Carolina

A sign of spring but not welcomed in many places. There is a county in Kentucky that offers a free alternative tree for every Bradford Pear you cut down in your yard. But why? I wanted to find out the problem, besides the fact that the flowers stink like rotting fish.

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A Collectors Enemy – Silverfish

Hated by all collectors!

If you are a collector of any kind of paper items, magazines, newspapers, clippings, books, etc, you have a hatred for these little bugs, silverfish. This Lepisma saccharinum is a small primitive wingless insect. They are hated due to their consumption and destruction of property.

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Dirt Daubers

Mud daubers, commonly known in the south as dirt daubers, are fascinating insects.

Have you seen these weird-looking mud tunnel nests? They belong to the dirt dauber (also known as the mud wasp or mud dauber) belonging to the family Sphecidae or Crabronidae. These different families vary in appearance but most are long, slender wasps about 1 inch in length.

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Lake Tanganyika

A landlocked sea formed about 9-12 million years ago in the western arm of the East African rift valley.

Lake Tanganyika is one of Africa’s Great Lakes. It has a few things going for it like being the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest lake by volume, and the second deepest. It is surpassed only by Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest freshwater lake and is shared by four countries.

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My Cat Eats Spiders

In the chill of night, At the scene of a crime, Like a streak of light, He arrives just in time…. SpiderCat

Cort loves spiders. He doesn’t play with them, he just stops them and eats them. If he sees a beetle, roach, ant, cricket, etc. he’ll play with them until he kills them or they get away, but he does not eat them. I decided to check out this behavior. Spiders are the most common of all the bugs, I have no shortage of them in my house. Most of Cort’s prey is probably the common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum). Their common predator is birds, cats, dogs, and wasps. They eat mosquitoes, flies, and ants and live about one year.

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Minolta Weathermatic A

Housed in a miniature submarine

Back around 1980 I decided to get a 110 camera to carry fishing and hunting that I would not have to worry about. I chose the Minolta Weathermatic A watertight pocket camera. The bright yellow, easy to find, color and the large, glove friendly, controls were very helpful.

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