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GUIDES by Michael Burch:

Boater's Spring Cleaning
Boater's Spring Cleaning (guide)
Finding the right cleaning equipment can be a little daunting, but we'll go through it together.
HOWTOS by Michael Burch:


Fred Bear Museum
Fred Bear Museum (howto)
A glimpse into the life of "The Father of Modern Archery."

Browning Citori Spinning Rod
Browning Citori Spinning Rod (howto)
Each Citori rod delivers uncompromising strength and durability.

Humor -- Borrowing Gear
Humor -- Borrowing Gear (howto)
Twenty-five simple excuses for when your buddy's gear attain some "character marks."

Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning (howto)
When I pulled my tent out of hibernation, it looked like Death's raincoat and smelled like it, too.

Hunting for Directions
Hunting for Directions (howto)
Lost. The word itself opens old memories and brings stories to the tips of most camper's tongues.
PRODUCTREVIEWS by Michael Burch:


Plano 1364 4-By Rack Tackle System
Plano 1364 4-By Rack Tackle System (productreview)
I needed a tackle box that could hold quite a variety of baits -- and plenty of them.

Browning Fishing Pliers
Browning Fishing Pliers (productreview)
When you're out on a boat always have a good set of pliers handy.

White River Fly Shop Fly/Spin Reel and Rod Combo
White River Fly Shop Fly/Spin Reel and Rod Combo (productreview)
White River Fly Shop has the perfect travel companion to keep in your vehicle or to pack along on your next camping trip.

RedHead Zip-On Bayou Snake Boots
RedHead Zip-On Bayou Snake Boots (productreview)
In my opinion, when it comes to snake boots, the RedHead Bayou Snake Boots stand at the top.

Offshore Angler Extreme Rod
Offshore Angler Extreme Rod (productreview)
When it comes to research and development, the folks at Bass Pro Shops are unsurpassed and it shows with this rod.

Orvis Battenkill Barstock Reel
Orvis Battenkill Barstock Reel (productreview)
The original Battenkill reel carried on the tradition of excellence, but the new Battenkill Barstock Reel took it a step further.

Tufline ATVD Series Discs for ATVs
Tufline ATVD Series Discs for ATVs (productreview)
I hopped on the ATV and took that thing in circles digging up Ozark rocks like no man's business.

Eureka! Solitaire 2 Tent
Eureka! Solitaire 2 Tent (productreview)
For good, solid tents, I have trusted the Eureka! name, and so far; they haven't let me down.

RedHead Leather XTR Moc
RedHead Leather XTR Moc (productreview)
If you're in the market for a great pair of work and play shoes, the RedHead XTR Moc shoes are perfect.

White River Fly Shop Dogwood Canyon Disc Drag Fly Reel
White River Fly Shop Dogwood Canyon Disc Drag Fly Reel (productreview)
"Just because you're on a budget, it doesn't mean you have to fish with junk."

Fishpond Bighorn Kit Bag
Fishpond Bighorn Kit Bag (productreview)
A good bag with plenty of storage options is a staple to any fly-angler's fishing arsenal.

Tempress Lo-Back Navistyle Camo Seats
Tempress Lo-Back Navistyle Camo Seats (productreview)
Time to take the tarp off and see if those seats need to be replaced!

Carhartt Sandstone Active Jacket
Carhartt Sandstone Active Jacket (productreview)
Carhartt is well known for making some of the toughest apparel around.

Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion
Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion (productreview)
With all the news going around about the West Nile Virus, folks have started taking their insect repellent methods a lot more seriously.

Nikon Action Binoculars
Nikon Action Binoculars (productreview)
So why pay premium prices for binoculars, when you can get a pair of Nikon binos for around a $100?

Flow-Rite Qwik-Fill On-Board Battery Watering System
Flow-Rite Qwik-Fill On-Board Battery Watering System (productreview)
The Qwik-Fill On-board Battery Watering System provides the most convenient and accurate means of filling and maintaining proper battery water level.

White River CV2 Fly Line
White River CV2 Fly Line (productreview)
The Conservationist Fly Line is one of the best values in fly-fishing.

RedHead Bayou Snake Boots
RedHead Bayou Snake Boots (productreview)
Comfort and protection are the two things the RedHead Bayou Snake Boots are made for.

Coleman Hot Water on Demand
Coleman Hot Water on Demand (productreview)
The Hot Water on Demand is exactly what its namesake implies. It delivers hot water anytime, anywhere.

The Balancer Rod Balancing System
The Balancer Rod Balancing System (productreview)
The Balancer is an extremely inexpensive and easy way to modify your rod.

World Wide Sportsman Camo Fishing Line
World Wide Sportsman Camo Fishing Line (productreview)
The line doesn't just have a pretty paint job though; it's also built to handle those ferocious strikes.

Bass Pro Shops 800-Pound Budget Jack
Bass Pro Shops 800-Pound Budget Jack (productreview)
You probably don't think much of the trailer jack on your boat trailer, but it's a very important piece of gear.

Hot Travel Shower
Hot Travel Shower (productreview)
If the name doesn't sound familiar, let me tell you that Zodi is the leading company in outdoor showers.

Cajun Red Lightnin' Line
Cajun Red Lightnin' Line (productreview)
The color red is filtered out very quickly by water, causing it to be hard to see in the water.

Coleman Outdoor Camp Oven
Coleman Outdoor Camp Oven (productreview)
The Coleman Outdoor Camp Oven is an accessory to all camp stoves and turns them into an oven just like you've got back home.

RedHead Finley River Chest Waders
RedHead Finley River Chest Waders (productreview)
Just like their namesake, the Finley River Chest Waders are perfect for fishing.

Night Stalker III Light
Night Stalker III Light (productreview)
Now, it's fun to go nighttime fishing, but it's not much fun to fish in the complete dark.

Seaview Hammock
Seaview Hammock (productreview)
Now, you can get great hammock for those lazy Sundays this summer for only $39.99.

Luminox Original Navy SEAL Dive Watch
Luminox Original Navy SEAL Dive Watch (productreview)
If it works for the Navy SEALS, surely it's going to be a great watch.

Pond Prowler 8
Pond Prowler 8 (productreview)
The Pond Prowler 8 gives you the same enjoyment of small portable boat fishing on your pond or local lake -- but with a lot more comfort.

Elec-Tra-Mate
Elec-Tra-Mate (productreview)
Hook it up, push a button, and your line reels in!
Rapala Lock N Weigh (productreview)
Secure, weigh, and release your fish -- all in less than a minute.

RedHead Bear Creek  Hiker Boots for Men
RedHead Bear Creek Hiker Boots for Men (productreview)
Winter is waning, and the time to go hiking is drawing near -- you better make sure you're ready with a good pair of hiking boots.

Bounty Hunter Metal Detector
Bounty Hunter Metal Detector (productreview)
The Lone Star is far from a toy and is built with professional standards in mind.

Bass Pro Shops Extreme Rod Caddy
Bass Pro Shops Extreme Rod Caddy (productreview)
The Bass Pro Shops Extreme Rod Caddy takes care of your rods and reels in storage or transit -- and it does it in style.

Ocean Master Surf Spinning Outfit
Ocean Master Surf Spinning Outfit (productreview)
Together, these two products make for the perfect surfcasting and striper fishing outfit.

Benchmade Osborne Folding Knife
Benchmade Osborne Folding Knife (productreview)
The Osborne is constructed to be used under the harshest conditions, and still come out with an edge.

Reese Receiver Accessories
Reese Receiver Accessories (productreview)
Is your truck ready to pull your boat this upcoming season? You better check your receiver to make sure.

Creek Chub Knucklehead
Creek Chub Knucklehead (productreview)
It's been a long wait, but after 20 years Creek Chub has released another trophy-catching lure.

Carhartt 5-Pocket Jeans
Carhartt 5-Pocket Jeans (productreview)
Hard work requires tough jeans -- and it doesn't hurt if they're stylish too.

Offshore Angler Lazer Eye Swimming Squid
Offshore Angler Lazer Eye Swimming Squid (productreview)
Saltwater bait design has taken a quantum leap forward with the introduction of Offshore Angler's series of hardbaits and softbaits.

Fly Fishing Basics Video and DVD
Fly Fishing Basics Video and DVD (productreview)
Fly fishing can be an art -- hone your technique with the best instructional video and DVD available.

Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker
Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker (productreview)
Why waste important deck space with a train-sized smoker when you can do it all with the Brinkmann Electric Smoker?

Ande Premium Monofilament
Ande Premium Monofilament (productreview)
Over 1,000 IFGA World Records -- how many fishing lines can boast that?

Danner Grouse Boot
Danner Grouse Boot (productreview)
If there's one thing I've learned about upland hunting, it's that it requires a lot of walking so quality boots are a necessity.

MSR MiniWorks Ceramic Filter
MSR MiniWorks Ceramic Filter (productreview)
K. terrigena, E. coli, Giardia, Cryptosporidium -- all of these things could be in the water you drink outdoors.

Leupold VX-I Rifle Scope
Leupold VX-I Rifle Scope (productreview)
Leupold is well known for making some of the best scopes on the market -- now they make them even more affordable.

Sevylor Fish Hunter Inflatable Fishing Boat
Sevylor Fish Hunter Inflatable Fishing Boat (productreview)
The Sevylor is the best all-around boat you can buy.

SealSkinz Waterproof Socks
SealSkinz Waterproof Socks (productreview)
Hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and biking. If you do any of these -- you might want to check out the SealSkinz Socks.

MSR StowAway Stainless Steel Cookware
MSR StowAway Stainless Steel Cookware (productreview)
Camp chow not tasting too good anymore? Maybe it's time to upgrade to the MSR StowAway cookware.

Birdsong Identiflyer
Birdsong Identiflyer (productreview)
You hear them everyday, now isn't it time you learned who was doing the singing?

RedHead Bone-Dry Hobbs Creek Hip Waders
RedHead Bone-Dry Hobbs Creek Hip Waders (productreview)
If you're in search of a good, solid set of hip waders at a decent price, then look no further.

Frogg Toggs Pro Sport Rainsuit
Frogg Toggs Pro Sport Rainsuit (productreview)
This rainsuit does everything that you could want for a fraction of the normal price.

Boatbuckle
Boatbuckle (productreview)
The Boatbuckle is a retractable transom tie-down system, which is completely self-storing, and compact.

Woo Daves Fishing Shoes -- Turbo
Woo Daves Fishing Shoes -- Turbo (productreview)
For comfort, the Woo Shoes come with an exclusive footbed made of a polyurethane "comfort core" orthotic.

Streamlight Polystinger Flashlight
Streamlight Polystinger Flashlight (productreview)
I gave the Polystinger the ultimate test -- I took it caving.

Steiner Predator 8x22 Binoculars
Steiner Predator 8x22 Binoculars (productreview)
I used to think I couldn't afford a set of Steiner binoculars -- until I found the Predator 8x22s.
Carhartt Duck Active Jacket (productreview)
There's something about having a tough jacket that you wear every day around the farm.
Carhartt Bib Overalls (productreview)
You work hard outdoors, and you want outerwear that can keep up with you.
Bass Pro Shops Better Breader Pan (productreview)
The pan is a simple, inexpensive way to ensure even breading every time -- and with no mess.

Fish Cooker with Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
Fish Cooker with Cast-Iron Dutch Oven (productreview)
If you like good fried fish, and you like it cooked as efficiently and easily as possible, then check out the Fish Cooker.
100 MPH Gore-Tex Parka and Bibs (productreview)
If you want the absolute best gear available for cold and wet weather, look no further than the 100 MPH Gore-Tex Rain Suit from Bass Pro Shops.

Boga Grip
Boga Grip (productreview)
The Boga Grip was built to safely land large fish without damaging the fish or the fishermen's fingers from treble hooks and sharp teeth.

RedHead Bone-Dry 3.5mm Neoprene Boot-Foot Chest Wader
RedHead Bone-Dry 3.5mm Neoprene Boot-Foot Chest Wader (productreview)
It's better to have a set of quality waders so you can save the "cold-water dance" for members of the Polar Bear Club.

Bass Pro Shops Premium Boat Polish with PTFE
Bass Pro Shops Premium Boat Polish with PTFE (productreview)
To protect that boat during the off-season, a good cleaning and waxing is necessary to keep the gelcoat from accumulating oxidation.

Princeton Tec 40 Submersible Flashlight
Princeton Tec 40 Submersible Flashlight (productreview)
I've gotten a lot of use out of my little Tec 40, and I couldn't ask for a better compact flashlight -- especially at the price.

Boat Buddy Trailer Accessory
Boat Buddy Trailer Accessory (productreview)
Trailering a boat by yourself is no fun. That's why I got the Boat Buddy.
RedHead Bone-Dry 16-inch 3-Ply Boots (productreview)
From farmers to hunters -- these boots are a must-have for anyone.

RedHead CoolMax Liner Sock
RedHead CoolMax Liner Sock (productreview)
For those of you that have never heard of CoolMax, you're missing out on an outstanding fabric for active-wear clothing.

Quick Change Trailer Jack
Quick Change Trailer Jack (productreview)
A blown trailer tire can mean a blown fishing trip -- but it doesn't have to.

Power Zap Line Cutter
Power Zap Line Cutter (productreview)
This handy little device is designed to cut through any braided line that you can put in front of it.

Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler
Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler (productreview)
Its big, nearly indestructable, and is made of steel. What more could you ask for?

Mountain Safety Research Whisperlite Shaker Jet Stove
Mountain Safety Research Whisperlite Shaker Jet Stove (productreview)
The MSR Whisperlite Shaker Jet Stove has long been a favorite of the avid backpacker, and for good reasons.

Offshore Angler Magibraid Spectra Fiber Line
Offshore Angler Magibraid Spectra Fiber Line (productreview)
I just had to try some of this line out -- It's like something Q would make for James Bond if there were an international fishing disaster.
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