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Keeping it Light: What to Leave Home on Your Ultralight Fishing Trip

When planning for a fishing trip, it's easy to become caught up with what you need and don't need, so much that sometimes the idea of going on a trip sounds stressful. However, it is important to remember that fishing, like any outdoors activity, req...

Homemade Almond Butter w. Bullet Blender

The post Homemade Almond Butter w. Bullet Blender appeared first on Christopher James Clark. Almond butter is sometimes priced ridiculously, as are cashew butter, hazelnut butter, macadamia butter and others. The good news is...
by Nutritional Grail on Feb 19, 2016

Fishing and Safety

Remind Yourself to Be Safe While Fishing Even the most seasoned veterans can use the occasional reminder about fishing safety. It's only natural that, as you start to get more comfortable and things fall into a routine, you relax your vigilance. Befo...

Ultralight Backpacking for Ultralight Sports

When you're trying to reach a remote camping, hiking, or fishing spot on foot, an ultralight backpack can save you time, energy and even back pain. Here are five steps to get you started. [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]...

How to Sew a "Better" Elasticated Casing !

 The blouse shown above in soft cotton batik is one that I made a few years ago from this now "vintage"  HotPatterns.com design that I tweaked a little bit to have a closer fit.  This exact HP style (shown below) has been re-designed a...
by Off The Cuff ~Sewing Style~ on Jul 18, 2014

Types of Hard Body Lures

Every angler enjoys experimenting with a variety of lures to see exactly which ones are being hit on in the cool waters of the early morning, or during the heat of the day. Bib-less and bibbed lures offer a variety of opportunities for every fisherma...

Types of Hard Body Lures

Every angler enjoys experimenting with a variety of lures to see exactly which ones are being hit on in the cool waters of the early morning, or during the heat of the day. Bib-less and bibbed lures offer a variety of opportunities for every fisherma...

Catch and Release vs. Keep

There is always an ongoing heated debate on C & R (catch and release) within the ultralight fishing community. The debate usually centers on whether or not catch and release is better than just fishing for a meal. C & R is all about enjoyin...

Catch and Release vs. Keep

There is always an ongoing heated debate on C & R (catch and release) within the ultralight fishing community. The debate usually centers on whether or not catch and release is better than just fishing for a meal. C & R is all about enjoyin...

Top 6 Reasons Holiday Layaway Might Not Be a Good Idea

Layaway is the topic du jour in consumer news this month as big-box retailers like Walmart, Kmart and Toys 'R Us battle it out for the best interest-free payment options this holiday season. With recent announcements of reduced or eliminated fees and...

Decorating Ideas – Let’s Review

Your Decorating Hotline is celebrating its 4th anniversary this month!  Last week Cindy shared links to some of our color related posts and kicked off our Anniversary Sale.  It’s our anniversary but you get the gift!  From now through July...
by Your Decorating Hotline on Jul 22, 2013

Your Fishing Holiday Checklist

Anyone that is properly prepared for their ultralight fishing holiday will return back home from their exciting adventure more relaxed than they have felt in years. The outdoor adventure will provide the ultimate experience while spending time in som...

Color It Our Anniversary – You Get The Gift!

Your Decorating Hotline is celebrating its 4th anniversary!  It’s hard for us to believe in some ways.  On one hand, the years seem to have zipped by and, on the other hand, it seems like Terrie and I have been doing this blog forever.  Durin...
by Your Decorating Hotline on Jul 15, 2013

Your Fishing Holiday Checklist

Anyone that is properly prepared for their ultralight fishing holiday will return back home from their exciting adventure more relaxed than they have felt in years. The outdoor adventure will provide the ultimate experience while spending time in som...

Color It Our Anniversary – You Get The Gift!

Your Decorating Hotline is celebrating its 4th anniversary!  It’s hard for us to believe in some ways.  On one hand, the years seem to have zipped by and, on the other hand, it seems like Terrie and I have been doing this blog forever.  Durin...
by Your Decorating Hotline on Jul 15, 2013

How to Decorate with Floral Prints

You’ve heard “April showers bring May flowers”?  Well, it’s May – so today we’re talking about bringing florals into our decorating. If you’ve stayed away from using a floral print because you’re uncomfortable combining...
by Your Decorating Hotline on May 14, 2013

Ultralight Fishing in Dams

Dams can provide great ultralight fishing experiences. For starters, a large dam will often act as a barrier that prevents fish from going any further upstream. Dams also create deep water that is full of oxygen, which is great for producing large fi...

Magical Paint Ideas

Abracadabra – PAINT!  We all know the incredible difference a fresh coat of paint can make in a room.  It can update a space, set a mood, make a statement, revitalize an old piece of furniture and even leave your bank account intact.  A...
by Your Decorating Hotline on Apr 30, 2013

Accent Wall Answers

Many people face the challenge of deciding how to decorate an accent or feature wall.  Let’s start with a definition….an accent wall is usually (but not always) the longest or tallest wall in any given room.  It’s frequently unbro...
by Your Decorating Hotline on Apr 23, 2013

Water Temperature and Fish Behavior

Water temperature plays an important role in how various species of game fish behave. Successful anglers pay serious attention to the water temperature of the river, stream, lake or pond they are fishing. Water temperature will affect the various fis...


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