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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Plug-cut your herring and pre-rig for trolling
Boat owners will know immediately what I mean by recommending “pre-rigging” for trolling. Passengers in the boat might not appreciate the fine details, but they will immediately recognize the clatter of tackle boxes and tangle of leaders if the owner isn’t pre-rigged or prepared for gear changes ...
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: How not to slip up on felt-soled wader ban
Starting this year, felt soles on waders are no longer legal in Alaska. Why is that? Felt is an ideal surface for collecting and holding small critters and bits of plants. It doesn’t pose a problem if you stay in the same watershed, but the moment you move on to another, your felt soles carry the...
Mar 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Be ready for big ones as soon as lakes thaw
I suspect I’m not the only angler on Kodiak who’s sick of winter! I’ve exorcized my frustration by cleaning, repairing and replacing tackle, but there’s only so much you can do. Inevitably, you have to start a search for fishing opportunities. The long spate of cold weather has kept the lakes sea...
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tackle your tackle box before fishing
Do you need a jolt to stir you from your winter doldrums? Here’s a good way to startle yourself into spring. Open your tackle box! It doesn’t seem to matter how carefully I cleaned and stored my tackle last fall, nasty little gremlins work all winter to mess it up. At the very least, opening a ta...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Choosing right air gun is a weighty decision
Last week I described options for shooting practice in foul weather, but this week I am going to get very specific. None of us can make it to the range as often as we need or want for shooting practice, no matter the time of year or state of the weather. But to become a really good shot and stay ...
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Set your sights on better muscle tone, breath control
The weather has been hard on everyone’s shooting practice over the last couple of months. Though I usually spend lots of time in the field with a gun in February, it has been a challenge this year just to get out of my driveway! Even if you’re willing to brave the roads, you’ll find another compl...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing in deeper, warm layers
After the last few weeks of frozen pipes and brutally cold wind, I’ll take any sign of spring. At times like these, mud, water without ice and brown grass can be signs for optimism. I recognize that we have at least a couple of more snowy months between us and spring, but hopefully the long perio...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking aim against the rising cost of ammunition
If it’s been a while since you bought ammunition, be prepared for sticker shock. In recent years prices have gone through the roof. That’s not news to dedicated shooters, but the occasional shooter will be shocked when he finally runs low and has to buy more. I’m dumfounded that in spite of the h...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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