Tom Claycomb News & Tips

Gar fish in murky water by David Sledge
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Gar Fishing With a Nylon Rope

As a kid I remember chasing sand bass on Lake Texoma. Once in a blue moon you'd see some fish schooling, slide in and…
News & Tips: Portable Water Filter Options & Tips for Using Them...
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Portable Water Filter Options & Tips for Using Them

If you hunt, fish or backpack out west, having enough water is a serious issue. You'll be sucking dry air and will need…
News & Tips: 6 Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Boot...
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6 Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Boot

For my outdoor activities I’ve got to have five different types of footwear with 75 percent of the wearing time going…
News & Tips: A Look at the Most Popular Knives and Their Uses...
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A Look at the Most Popular Knives and Their Uses

I've tested hundreds of knives, written a million articles on them and conducted knife seminars from Alaska to Texas.…
News & Tips: 3D Archery Shoots Provide Fun and Practice...
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3D Archery Shoots Provide Fun and Practice

  When the wildly popular Hunger Games movies came out, bowhunting suddenly became front and center. Both of my…
News & Tips: Don't Forget Something for Your Outdoor Adventure: Leave Gear Packed...
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Don't Forget Something for Your Outdoor Adventure: Leave Gear Packed

How many of you have arrived at camp only to discover that you forgot your bullets, can opener or some other important…
News & Tips: 3 Tips to Catch More Perch This Summer...
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3 Tips to Catch More Perch This Summer

Right now the perch fishing is heating up in Idaho. They're a great eating fish, third only to walleye and crappie. To…
News & Tips: Product Review: PSE King Fisher Bowfishing Kit is Great for Beginners...
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Product Review: PSE King Fisher Bowfishing Kit is Great for Beginners

Bowfishing is how I got into bowhunting 36 years ago. I started with a recurve but switched to a compound. This year I…
News & Tips: 9 Family Summer Vacation Ideas for the Outdoors...
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9 Family Summer Vacation Ideas for the Outdoors

Last week I threw out some options for what kids could do this summer in the outdoors. Now let's take it a step further…
News & Tips: 7 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Outdoors This Summer...
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7 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Outdoors This Summer

Now that school is out, don't let your kids sit around and become couch potatoes. Encourage your kids to get out and…
News & Tips: The Best Flashlight for the Outdoors is One That Works...
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The Best Flashlight for the Outdoors is One That Works

If you're an outdoorsman then you need a good flashlight. Most game move at daylight/dark, which means you'll be hiking…
News & Tips: Idaho’s Salmon Run Brings Excitement...
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Idaho’s Salmon Run Brings Excitement

The lower 48 may not have anywhere near the salmon fishing that Alaska has, but one thing unique about Idaho is that we…