Women and Fishing -- Not Just a Man's Sport

Written by Elizabeth Edwards

More and more women are learning to enjoy fishing each and every day. And, why not? Fishing is a sport that doesn't require exceptional strength, stamina or height - quiterepparttar contrary, fishing is a sport of agility, finesse and patience, skills many women already possess. So why don't more women fish?

Successful fishing requires knowledge of various types of fishing gear, tackle, and an understanding ofrepparttar 149747 quarry. Fish have a variety of feeding habits, behavioral patterns, etc. and these characteristics influence how to go about fishing for them.

Traditionally, men learned how to fish when they were boys from fathers and grandfathers. Even if this training was lacking, it's no big deal for a guy to hang out with other guys who enjoy fishing and learnrepparttar 149748 ropes from them.

For a woman, though,repparttar 149749 process is apt to be somewhat more difficult. In my family of all girls, we learnedrepparttar 149750 thrill of fishing as children from our father. Fortunately for us, our dad was an "equal-opportunity" fisherman...and he was a very patient man.

We learned to bait our own hooks, remove fish fromrepparttar 149751 line, and cleanrepparttar 149752 fish as well. We were rewarded with many an enjoyable Sunday onrepparttar 149753 lake competing for top family fishing honors of who caughtrepparttar 149754 most andrepparttar 149755 biggest fish.

For women who weren't brought up fishing as I was, all is certainly not lost. Although learning from a boyfriend or spouse is not out ofrepparttar 149756 question, a significant other may not berepparttar 149757 best place to get your first fishing pointers.

Your honey may not haverepparttar 149758 patience that you will need to learn proper fishing technique and he may be a bit condescending as well…not exactly conducive to an enjoyable learning experience.

Try instead local women's fishing clubs. Check online for groups in your area that are specifically organized by and for women. Many groups are primarily centered on fly-fishing but not all are.

Also see if your community college or local university offers any fishing courses. Often fishing classes are offered inrepparttar 149759 adult education, physical education or recreation departments.

Lighting Without A Budget For The Indie Film Maker

Written by Fred Ost

You've planned all your shots out torepparttar last detail, everything placed to perfections but something's not quite right. It'srepparttar 149449 lighting of course.

I think one ofrepparttar 149450 largest expenses outside of camera equipment has to be lighting. I've spent many a rainy day staring dreamy eyed atrepparttar 149451 Lowel Light catalogue. After taking stock ofrepparttar 149452 contents of my empty pocket I knew there had to be a cheaper way to start, so it was off to Sears. I'm not saying that Sears is lighting central I just had room on my Sears card to go shopping.

A careful search ofrepparttar 149453 closeout section revealed a few boxes of halogen work lights that we're either open box returns orrepparttar 149454 packaging was less than shelf quality. They came with an adjustable height stand which honestly isn't quite high enough but that's a small price to pay. The stand folds into a nice neat little bundle thatrepparttar 149455 included strap wraps around securingrepparttar 149456 lights torepparttar 149457 folded stand making it compact and really easy to carry around. So for forty bucks I added two light sets to my indie arsenal.

There are two lamps that mount to a cross bar that mounts on top ofrepparttar 149458 stand,repparttar 149459 halogen lamps have an adjustable output wattage. They can either both be used atrepparttar 149460 same time or you can run only one depending on your lighting needs. The mounts that securerepparttar 149461 lamps torepparttar 149462 crossbar can be adjusted to almost any angle so that kind of compensates forrepparttar 149463 lack of height thatrepparttar 149464 stand offers.

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