Are you protected from Lyme Disease?

By: Jim Root, 10:14 PM GMT on October 26, 2014

There’s a rapidly increasing risk to all outdoor enthusiasts. Ticks carrying Lyme disease are being found in large numbers, and in places where you would least expect them. If you’re not prepared and aware of the risk, you’re putting yourself and your loved ones at risk. So here are some facts and some preventative techniques that can help you avoid exposure.


When most people think of ticks they immediately think of deer ticks,...

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Updated: 12:34 AM GMT on October 27, 2014

Win $2,000 of my gear!

By: Jim Root, 4:05 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

It's Raining Gear!

I've been really fortunate this year to work with some of the best companies in the outdoor world. Now we've gotten together and created the biggest contest of year! The It's Raining Gear contest is going to bring a boat load of gear to one very lucky winner. Here's a list of what you'll get if you win:

Stormr Fusion Rain Suit ($600 value)

Dobyns Champion Extreme Fishing Rod ($349 value)


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Updated: 4:37 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

Three keys to better hunting and fishing!

By: Jim Root, 6:33 PM GMT on October 13, 2014

If you're like a lot of people you're struggling to sit in your treestand right now. While there's a part of you that waits all year for a chance to hunt, there's a whole nother part that can't tear away from the incredible fishing that's happening right now as the fall feeding frenzy sweeps across the country. Whether you're after bass, pike, trout, or panfish; it's safe to say that the best fishing you've seen all year is underway (or about to be). But lucky fo...

Reel Weather visits NYPENN Girl Scouts Amahami Festival!

By: Jim Root, 1:26 AM GMT on October 06, 2014

Never let anyone tell you that our future is in jeopardy when referencing our youth.

This weekend I had the absolute privilege of attending the NYPENN Girl Scouts of America's Amahami Festival as a presenter on weather, fishing, and environmental stewardship. Despite the cooler weather and early rain showers, over 200 people turned out to participate, making it the largest attended in the history of Amahami. Being that this was my first ti...

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Updated: 1:54 PM GMT on October 07, 2014

5 Fall Fishing Lure Favorites!

By: Jim Root, 4:57 PM GMT on September 29, 2014

These go-to lures are fish catching machines in autumn!

When summer comes to an end, the best fishing of the year for bass anglers is just beginning as cooler temps heat up the action on the water. Bass begin their heaviest feeding of the year in preparation for winter. So if you can avoid running up a tree in search of a whitetail or two and know what to throw, you can find yourself with some of the most productive outings of the season!

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