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Eich
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Fishing to me is not just a sport or passtime, but a very enriched passion given to me many years ago by my father. I could be classified as a "tinker" as I enjoy fashioning fishing lures out of everyday items.
My love for writing was fledged during my school years, so this is an attempt to bring my passion of fishing and my love of writing together with the thoughts of sharing this with the world. 

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Technology
by Eich
2 years ago
Wildlife Photography-A Primer

Wildlife photography is quite different from portrait photography in that the subject matter does what it wants to do and doesn't take direction from the photographer. You have to be ready to capture that perfect moment. The professional photographers have an advantage over us amatuers as they are on...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Using Moon Phase and Barometric Pressure To Gauge Fishing Conditions

It is true that moon phases affect the tides and currents in the ocean, but have you ever wondered if these items make a difference in fishing? You and I will explore the possibilities and come up with a conclusion based on the evidence presented. There we may find...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Fishing for Flathead Catfish in Pennsylvania

                                                        How the Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) were introduced to the Susquehanna River is unknown. At some point between 17 and...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Black Drum Fishing

                                       These giants are one of those species that not too many anglers have on their top 10 list of fish to catch. The Black Drum will probably never be...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
How To Rig A Rubber Worm

Rubber or plastic worms are probably the most popular bait among bass anglers.  They are economical, easy to use and fish just can't seem to resist them.  Anyone who can cast and retrieve a lure will learn to fish the rubber worm in virtually no time at all.  That...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Catch and Release Angling-Does it Work?

                                         While there is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping a few fish for table fare or using some as bait, catch and release is the practice that will help...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Do-It-Yourself Fly Box

                                           Fly fishing is a fun sport that doesn't have to be costly in order for it to be enjoyable and rewarding. You do not need that expensive...

Travel & Places
by Eich
2 years ago
Things to Do in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

There is virtually something of interest for everyone to experience in Lancaster, so if indoor activities enthrall your needs there are many things waiting to explore.  Outdoor enthusiasts will be amazed by the many activities that they can examine too.  The tourist industry is booming in Lancaster and the...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Do-It-Yourself: Make A Wooden Topwater Fishing Lure

A fish  blasts out of the water and inhales your topwater lure.  You should be surprised and shell shocked but the truth is you were hoping something like this would happen.  If these explosive strikes take place while fishing with a bait you have constructed by hand,...

Technology
by Eich
2 years ago
Photography Composition Tips and Techniques

                                                   Photo composition is something that you can easily learn.  When it is applied properly good composition technique will help you to become a...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Prop Baits- Here's How to Make One

                                 Propellers on fishing lures have always fascinated me since childhood.  Somehow in my mind I think that it represents an airplane that has crashed into the water.  You keep pulling the lure...

Travel & Places
by Eich
2 years ago
Centralia: A Tragedy Makes A Ghost Town In Pennsylvania

                            Why a ghost town in such a populated state as Pennsylvania?  An unlikely chain of events actually caused the demise of this rural town.  Centralia was a coal mining city.  Starting in the mid...

Entertainment
by Eich
2 years ago
How to Make a Slip Float

            Remember the joy you experienced when you were first learning to fish?  You would just wait for that float to disappear like a submarine under the water.  You knew when this happened a fish was actually taking your bait.  Would you enjoy...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Multispecies Fishing

Angling for more than one particular fish species can be a saving grace at times. Sometimes the particular fish you are targeting just will not be caught for reasons unknown.  Turning these fishing lemons into lemonade has been something that I have done since my fishing started over 50...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Old Time Fly Fishing For Carp

Those far exotic destinations in the world teaming with record book fish will not be a part of my "life list" of angling destinations.  So alas, my urban quest for species such as carp will always be a pursuit of mine.  Angling is and always will be my biggest...

Business & Money
by Eich
2 years ago
Coupon Clipping: Saving Money or a Waste of Time

A quick answer to those questions is yes and yes.  It would actually depend on how you put things into perspective.  Each side of this discussion has a bit of merit attached to it.  If you have a coupon that will save you 35 cents on a...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Heddon Lure Company-An Icon in Fishing Plug Manufacturing

James Heddon is credited for inventing the first artificial fishing lures.  The material that was used for making baits at that time was wood.  Mr. Heddon was originally a beekeeper who created his plugs by carving wood beginning in the late 1890s.  Anglers of every generation since...

Sports
by Eich
2 years ago
Lure Review Johnson Thinfisher

The opportunity to test this unique lure came available to me recently.  My purpose for testing this bait was to compile a performance report for my fellow anglers.  The fishermen could then read the report and gain a working knowledge of the bait. This unbiased wisdom will...

Technology
by Eich
3 years ago
How to Photograph Wild Flowers

 Spring is in the air.  You know it's that special time of year.  A time of change.  The air temperature is rising, birds are singing and ah yes all those beautiful wildflowers are beginning to bloom.  Let's take a look at some of the equipment used to...

History
by Eich
3 years ago
Braiding is an Integral Part of Angling History

Braiding is not just something that young girls and women do with their hair.  It holds a very important part in the history of angling.  As you will find out further along in this article many people (mostly women) other than hair stylists made their livelihood performing...

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