Archive for February, 2016

Old Guns Revisited

Filed in The Gun Room by on February 28, 2016 0 Comments
Old Guns Revisited

Old guns, as I commented before, are the guns I like best.  As Jay Gardner wrote, “It’s a question of soul.”  New, latest technology guns have their place, it’s true.  My Beretta A400 Explor is definitely my weapon of choice when it comes to throwing heavy charges of steel shot.  These aging bones and joints just […]

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Fish Philadelphia

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry, The Sporting Angler by on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Fish Philadelphia

Fish Philadelphia came to my attention during a period in my life when I was attempting to overcome a medium grade phobia about deep water.  I had always been a poor swimmer due to a natural tendency to sink like a stone so taking my delight in field sports as a entry to a ‘cure’ […]

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In Praise of Smallmouth Bass

Filed in The Sporting Angler by on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
In Praise of Smallmouth Bass

Whether it was the smallmouth bass or its largemouth cousin I’m not sure. But in 1881 Dr. James Henshall declared black bass “Inch for inch and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims”, and I can do nothing but utter a heartfelt, “Amen!”  If we in the cyber-shire were unabashed Anglophiles we would possibly discount this notion […]

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