I first found Shawn Bichsel’s art on instagram so I asked him if he would let me post some here. As it turns out he also has his own blog, lines in the dirt, where you can find more fantastic art like the stuff below.
Hey guys! Shawn Bichsel here…aka @sbixel from Twitter and Instagram. Thanks for taking an interest in my iPad Fly Art. I just started doing these in December, when I found the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
A few of our lucky readers received free Snap Shot Rulers last year, but Evan is the first person to send us back a photo using it. Evan said this was his first pike of the day taken at Little Lake Barrie on January 5th about 400m out at the bottom of Duckworth.
The Snap Shot Ruler is a bright vinyl fish ruler that easily fits in your tackle box and quickly deploys into a 40″ vertical ruler perfect for photos. It also features a clip at the top designed to attach to vertical fish grips and scales, and small weight at the bottom keeps the ruler hanging straight down.
We received several Snap Shot Rulers from the manufacturer, Shoreland Outdoors, and decided to take one for this review and give the rest away to our visitors*. The Snap Shot Ruler seemed to be perfectly adapted to the type of fishing I was planning on doing this year, mostly river fishing and fishing on multi-day portages in Algonquin Park. Having a tool that is lightweight, easy to roll/pack up, and very quick to deploy is invaluable in these situations. So did the Snap Shot Ruler live up to my expectations? Keep reading to find out!
I saw this video last night hot off Dave Mercer’s twitter and it’s easily the best versus video we’ve had to date. I’m sure everyone here has heard stories of pike and musky eating baby ducks, well here is your chance to see it happen right before your eyes. Spoiler: the pike wins!
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]