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Steve Galea

Steve Galea
Steve Galea makes his living as an assistant editor for Ontario Out of Doors magazine, where he is best known for My Outdoors, his back page humor column that has run continuously since 1996. He also writes columns for five weekly newspapers across Ontario and has contributed to several books on the outdoors. When not writing, Steve spends time fly fishing and tying. He also enjoys using bow, rifle or shotgun, depending on the hunting season. His English springer spaniel Callie is an eager grouse and woodcock dog and he values time afield with her.
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Fly Tying Basics: Part 2 - Materials
Fly Tying Basics: Part 2 - Materials (guide)
Want to tie your own flies? Part two of this three-part series focuses on how to choose fly tying materials.

Fly Tying Basics: Part 1 - Tools
Fly Tying Basics: Part 1 - Tools (guide)
Want to tie your own flies? This three-part series intends to get you on the right track, starting with this introduction to the tools of the trade.

Hunting Waders: A Buyer's Guide
Hunting Waders: A Buyer's Guide (guide)
Decide wisely and a set of hunting waders can be the best waterfowling investment you've ever made. Here's how to get the best deal for your dollar.

Fishing Waders Buying Guide
Fishing Waders Buying Guide (guide)
The right waders keep you dry and comfortable, while an inappropriate pair can contribute to a miserable day in the water. Follow the tips in our fishing wader guide, and you'll stay high and dry all season long.

Weather Instruments: A Buyer's Guide
Weather Instruments: A Buyer's Guide (guide)
Weather stations, weather radios, wind measuring devices -- each of these have a place in the kit of outdoor enthusiasts.
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Topwater Fly Fishing for Bass
Topwater Fly Fishing for Bass (howto)
Make a splash for bass with your fly rod.

Bowhunting 101
Bowhunting 101 (howto)
If you're thinking about taking up bowhunting, here are a few things you should consider before hitting the woods to bag your first buck or Tom.

Fly Tying Basics: Part 3 - Techniques and Strategies
Fly Tying Basics: Part 3 - Techniques and Strategies (howto)
Difficult to master at first, fly tying takes time and patience. These few tips will help you get on your way to making your own flies.

Dry Fire for Success
Dry Fire for Success (howto)
Dry firing is a great way to gain familiarity with your rifle while improving accuracy and technique. In fact, few training methods pay such incredible dividends in the field.

Become a Better Rifle Shot, Before You Visit the Range
Become a Better Rifle Shot, Before You Visit the Range (howto)
Build confidence in your shooting technique and develop familiarity with your rifle following these preparations and practices.

Goose Hunting: Small Steps to Big Success
Goose Hunting: Small Steps to Big Success (howto)
Pros are fussy about how they hunt because they've learned through experience that little things count. Learn the fundamentals found in the following article and you, too, can have consistent goose hunting success.

Trolling with a Fly?
Trolling with a Fly? (howto)
Though not very glamorous, trolling with a fly rod can be very effective. You get to cover a lot of water efficiently, feel bone-jarring strikes and enjoy surprising success.

Making Tracks: A Snowshoer's Primer
Making Tracks: A Snowshoer's Primer (howto)
Snowshoeing is a unique activity that keeps you fit, in touch with nature and more appreciative of winter. Start off slow, learn the ropes and enjoy every step along the way.

Squirrel Rifle Tune-Up
Squirrel Rifle Tune-Up (howto)
Few game animals challenge the small-bore marksman like bushytails. To be consistently successful, you need to stack the odds in your favor.

Ten Things Every New Fly Angler Should Know
Ten Things Every New Fly Angler Should Know (howto)
Tips to help flatten the fly-fishing learning curve.

Ice Fishing Safety Primer
Ice Fishing Safety Primer (howto)
Ice fishing is fun, but requires a little caution and awareness. Follow these precautions for a safe day of hard-water fishing.

Panfish on the Fly
Panfish on the Fly (howto)
Fly fishing is an incredible pastime, but sometimes it can get a little too serious. When you're worn out from hatch-matching for highly selective fish, panfish are there to remind you why you got into the sport in the first place -- because it's fun.

Countdown to Bow Season
Countdown to Bow Season (howto)
Eight things every bowhunter should do before the bow deer season.

Change Up for Brook Trout
Change Up for Brook Trout (howto)
There's nothing like a small backwoods lake, especially when fishing it for the very first time. You rarely see another angler, and you're rewarded with a sense of adventure, solitude, and discovery that's hard to beat.

Wood Duck Wisdom
Wood Duck Wisdom (howto)
First wood duck hunt? Follow these tips to help make your initial outing a success.

Ten Tips for More Grouse
Ten Tips for More Grouse (howto)
Grouse hunting isn't complicated, but it does take some planning, know-how and skill. Here are 10 strategies that will help make you a better grouse hunter.

Snowshoe Hares the Hard Way
Snowshoe Hares the Hard Way (howto)
Got the wintertime blues? Try hunting snowshoe hares. You'll enjoy the solitude and tranquility of the winter woods and see the beauty of an untouched landscape.
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Fred Bear Montana Longbow
Fred Bear Montana Longbow (productreview)
For the price, this longbow offers a lot of pluses with only one minor drawback.
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