The Sporting Gentlemen

ThermaCELL is the BEST Mosquito and Bug Repellent

Posted by in Outdoors

One of the worst things about the outdoors, be it a backyard BBQ, sitting on a deer stand, or fishing in Canada, is the damn mosquitoes. On our trip to Canada this year the mosquitoes were the worst we’ve seen in at least a decade. About three years ago we found the answer – – The Schawbel Corporation’s ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent. The unit works using a butane cartridge to heat a metal grill. A small matt saturated with repellent is in turn heated by the grill, releasing a vapor into…read more

The Best Knife for Deer Hunting

Posted by in Knives

As an avid hunter and collector of edged weaponry, I have had my hands on a sharp piece of steel or two in my days under the sun.  I’ve used custom made fixed blade hunters, and mass produced skinners.  However, one knife stands head and shoulders above the rest as an optimal piece of kit for skinning, gutting and processing deer, The AG Russell Deer Hunter, available from www.agrussell.com I’ve used this knife in the field over several seasons and have field dressed, skinned, and processed multiple whitetail deer with…read more

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Plano Rethinks The Tackle Bag With The Kevin Van Dam 4880 Gear Bag

Posted by in Fishing

Taking everything the serious angler would need in a bag, Plano has created the KVD Signature Gear Bag as part of their “Guide Elite” series.  I recently got this bag after tiring of my mix of several tackle boxes and bags, each of which served a separate angling need.  Thinking it would be nice to have my bass, trout and bream gear all in one easy-to-access gear bag, and after a serious amount of comparison shopping, I settled on the KVD 4880. The KVD 4880 Gear Bag may be considered…read more

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Buck’s New Folding Filet Knife Is A Winner!

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In preparing for a recent fishing trip, I bought a new filet knife to replace my old one.  You know that old one – wooden handle, hard leather sheath, takes up nearly a linear foot of space in your box or bag.  Yeah.  Time to try something new. Well, with Buck’s new Silver Creek Versa Filet Knives, gone are the days of slippery wooden handles and impossible storage/carry concerns.  This folding filet knife is ideal for all fileting chores from home grilling prep to the hardest workouts in the field. …read more

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