Articles by: Bob Polanic

by / on June 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm / in Home, Write Ups

What You Need To Know About “Elk Shape”

You’re finally taking the plunge to head out west for your first backcountry elk hunt. If you’ve been doing your homework, the topic of fitness has probably come up a time or two. Some experienced hunters claim you don’t need to worry at all, while others are training like they’re headed to the Olympics. So which is it? Last year, […]

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by / on May 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm / in Fishing Product Reviews, Home

Simms Fishing Gear Review

When the weather gets nasty, the gear you’ve chosen can make or break you. When you’re gear keeps you comfortable on your adventures, you’ll undoubtedly stay longer and go harder, at least this my philosophy. In order to be comfortable on the river in the worst weather, I turn to Simms Fishing Products. Whether it’s 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing, […]

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by / on May 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm / in Home, The Outdoorsmen

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan – The Western Connection There are experiences in everyone’s life that are cherished and truly unforgettable. The most incredible hunting trip of my entire life would have never happened without Chris which makes him a cherished and truly unforgettable friend. I met Chris through some mutual friends about ten years ago. At that time, Chris was President of […]

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by / on April 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm / in Fishing Report, Write Ups

Steelhead Fishing Report 4/7-4/11

Took a few days off work for an annual steelhead fishing trip that a couple friends and I do every April. We originally scheduled to fish from 4/5 (Wednesday) through 4/9 (Sunday) but the forecast was calling for too much rain followed by a very cold day on Thursday, so we pushed everything back by two days. Turned out to […]

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by / on April 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm / in Fishing, Videos

Spring Steelhead Fishing

This video is from spring of 2016. My friends from New York, Dan and Garret, came to fish steelhead in Michigan for the 2nd time. We absolutely crushed it!

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by / on March 28, 2017 at 7:31 am / in Fishing, Home, Videos

February Chrome

I finally had time to do a quick edit job on some footage from a warm weekend in February. The fishing was good and for a nice change of pace, I was the guy with the hot hand. Spawn bags with light leaders were the ticket in the bright sun. I hope you enjoy the video!

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by / on March 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm / in Fishing Report, Home, Write Ups

Float Fishing Set Up

With peak steelhead season in the foreseeable future, I figure it’s time to shed some light on how I rig my rods up for float fishing. There are multiple ways to set up a float fishing rig and the way I do it is not the only way. It’s what works for me and I will explain why I rig […]

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by / on March 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm / in Fishing Report

Fishing Report 3/7/17

Well it’s been a while since I’ve thrown one of these fishing reports up. I think it’s pretty obvious that fishing has been great during the warm ups and tough during the cold spells. Luckily, those warm ups have been hitting on the weekends so fishing has been good for my friends and I. It looks like we’re in for […]

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by / on February 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm / in Gear, Home, Hunting Product Reviews

Kryptek Vellus System Gear Review

For the last three years I have been using Kryptek Gear for all my hunting related adventures. I’d say Kryptek is better suited for western spot and stalk style hunting but I’ve been putting it to the test mainly as a midwest whitetail bowhunter. This year I had the pleasure of testing out Kryptek’s new Vellus line up. The Vellus […]

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by / on January 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm / in Home, Write Ups

Breaking Down The Cost – DIY Montana Elk Hunt

An article I recently read about budgeting for an elk hunt had the total price at over $6,000 for the entire trip. That was for a do it yourself (DIY) trip. The author of this article had his guided hunt at $14,000… these numbers are unrealistic. So unrealistic that I am compelled to share with you what it cost me, […]

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