Trent Marsh - Gear Editor

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Trent Marsh spent much of his childhood in the woods and lakes of Northeast Indiana. He has long had a passion for the outdoors. He transferred that passion into a career as the marketing manager for an optics company the last five years. In a short amount of time Trent has become a respected outdoor marketing professional and one of the next generation of outdoorspeople. When not hunting or fishing Trent is can usually be found tending his garden or chickens, or travelling the world with his wife.

Braided Line: Don’t Give an Inch

It's pretty safe to say that most of us grew up casting spools of monofilament fishing line to pass the summer days. Whether it was small hooks with worm guts for panfish, or if we thought we were hauling in lunker bass pre-rigged rubber worms, it was trusty mono we...

More Like the Imitation Zone…

I know ATA has been over for weeks and I, the Gear Editor, haven't written anything. That's my fault. I apologize. But only kind of. There are some things coming, and some good connections were made, but walking the floors of ATA, largely, one thought dominated my mind. This is...

Late-Season Scouting: Prepare for Next Year Now

Late-season scouting can be a valuable tool to evaluate your deer season. The snow that covers much of the state offers some of the best scouting of the year. Make it to the woods before rain eliminates weeks worth of sign. Most hunters avoid scouting during the season. They get...

How to Find Fish Ice Fishing on a New Lake

Ice is creeping over lakes in the north, safe ice is only days away if it hasn't arrived already. As ice anglers make their way onto the ice they largely return to trusted spots for an early bite. What about anglers on new bodies of water? What about when...

Ice Fishing Gear Guide – Winter is Coming…

Don't think you need an ice fishing gear guide? Paying attention to the weather? Brutal cold is coming to the Hoosier state, and that means ice. For those Hoosier anglers closer to the Ohio than Lake Michigan, ice fishing may seem like a pointless endeavor while freezing on a...

Indiana Deer Hunting License Structure: End the Madness

The Problem with the Indiana Deer Hunting License System It's time Indiana took a good long look at the deer hunting license structure. The current system is an outdated, confusing, and illogical. Nearly a decade has passed since the DNR had discussions with hunters across the state. The state wanted to know...

Christmas Gifts for Campers and Hikers

While anglers and hunters get the attention as collectors of gear and gadgets, hikers and campers are similarly afflicted with the need to have the newest, coolest items for their time in the outdoors. Here are a few ideas for Christmas gifts for campers and hikers on your shopping...

Christmas Gifts for Anglers

Buying Christmas gifts for anglers might be the easiest thing to cross off your holiday shopping to-do list. There is always one more rod, one more reel, or some other new piece of gear or gadgetry they can't live without. Here are five must-have items to put under the Christmas...