Category Archives for "Innovation"

Tech Innovation

Most fishing technologies are iterative of what’s come before, but some technologies approach a fishing challenge in a new way. You might call it hare-brained, but we call it innovation. Three cheers for the fishing tech innovators!

Information Displays: the Future of Fishing Technology?

Multifunction Displays from Garmin, Navico, and Raymarine

If you’re as old as me, you probably remember how annoying it used to be to control the entertainment system in your home. 

Your TV, DVD player, audio system and cable box all had their own remote control, so you’d have to juggle multiple devices just to get your movie started and surround sound dialed. 

But then universal remote controls hit the scene, and everybody started using one device to control their entire entertainment system. And why wouldn’t you?

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Why Are Anglers So Entrepreneurial?

cast pack

The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in the sport of fishing. It turns out that the people who like to head out on their own or with just a few others into isolated lakes, rivers, or stretches of ocean also like to be their own bosses and make their own way in the world.

And for some, living the dream means combining the two ventures – fishing and business – into one.

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It’s Time for Fishing Video Games to Dream Bigger

Grand Theft Auto fishing

When winter rolls in here in North America, it often spells the end of the fishing season. Sure, the fish don’t stop biting, and there’s plenty of opportunity to still get out in southern climes much as you would during the summer.

But sitting out in the cold rain and snow for hours doesn’t elicit the same relaxed vibes as the summer sun. You also need to sit out longer. Fish are cold blooded and far less energetic in cold water.

Sure, there’s always ice fishing, but that requires a thick layer of ice and Colonial Puritan-level resolve to stick it out in the cold, both of which seem to be currently in short supply. Plus, you need to pick up the right portable fish finder you can adapt to the job.

To scratch the fishing itch, another pastime might draw your attention: fishing video games.

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