The Latest and Greatest in ICE FORCE Products 2014

The Latest and Greatest in ICE FORCE Products 2014

January 8, 2014 in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

While the recent sub-zero temps nearly shutdown the upper half of the U.S., the “Polar Vortex” wasn’t all bad. Thanks to the record-setting cold, many lakes are now safely frozen over, and ice heads everywhere are chomping at the bit to get back on the ice in search of wily Walleye and cagey Crappie.

Luckily for them, ICE FORCE, a collection of the most legendary brands in ice fishing, offers premium gear and accessories to help anglers celebrate the peak of the hardwater season like the pros. 

Tubbs Flex Alp Snowshoe Review

Tubbs Flex Alp Snowshoe Review

January 1, 2014 in Featured, Snow by Carl H. Martens

The Tubbs Flex Alp snowshoe intrigued us a great deal from the moment we first received news of its arrival into the snowshoe market.  The Tubbs Flex series are lightweight (4.4 lbs), compact (the 8″ x 24″ design makes for easy storage), highly functional in all types of terrain, and extremely easy to use.

Visiting my parents’ house for the holidays provided me with my first opportunity to test out these shoes.  My father and I went out in single digit temps to a local favorite for cross country skiers, Nelson Lake which is located in Batavia, Illinois.  From the tracks in the snow it was evident skiers, hikers and other snowshoers had been out before us.  My father had on Atlas BC24 snowshoes and I wore the Tubbs Flex Alp snowshoe. 

Lindner’s Angling/Fishing Edge TV Keeps its Finger on the Pulse of Today’s Sport Fishing World

December 30, 2013 in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Brainerd MN 12/30/13 - It has been said, “The only constant is change,” and as usual, our TV crew are busy keeping their finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving ancient art of angling.

Today, the door to the fishing world has been kicked open wider than ever before via online information and tools, many of which are accessible on mobile devices and cell phones.  From plain old fishermen to top tournament professionals, anglers have become proficient using these tools, making them a vital part of their fishing strategy. Trip planning assistance, long-term weather and water conditions, area maps, solunar tables, tide tables and moon phases are available at the touch of a finger, as well as applications like Fishing Gold for furnishing historic fishery statistics.

There is no question about it…”the times, they are a-changing.” 

Wetterlings Expedition Hatchet Review

Wetterlings Expedition Hatchet Review

September 12, 2013 in Backpacking & Camping by Carl H. Martens

Don’t own a hatchet?  Don’t go on many expeditions?  Don’t know Wetterlings?  What the hell is wrong with you?  I’ll accept 2 out of 3, but anything less is unacceptable.  People should own hatchets, people should go on (epic) expeditions, and people should know Wetterlings.  I’m hoping I’ve got your attention and at the end of reading my review you will be familiar with Wetterlings and if you don’t already go on expeditions or own a hatchet that you soon will. 

Introducing the USA Colab

August 22, 2013 in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

ride american made skies and snowboard logoPark City, UT – (8/22/2013)– Fourteen ski and snowboard companies proudly manufacturing in the USA have banded together to promote buying U.S.-made product for the upcoming ’13/’14 winter season. This venture brings together startups and established companies alike, working together to showcase U.S.-built product.

“We believe in small business, and more specifically quality craftsmanship and manufacturing based in the US,” said Zak Anderson, Co-Founder of Montana Ski Company. “Pooling our resources and combining efforts in the Colab is critical because we don’t have the same marketing budgets as the larger ski manufacturers, so through the Colab we can, in a way, step up to the plate with the big boys.”