Bait Casting Reels To Land Big Fish

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Bait casting reels are often used by expert anglers who enjoy catching big fish such as pike, salmon, and bass. While these reels are great for catching big fish, it does take time to perfect the casting technique. A few of the advantages of using a bait caster, as opposed to a spin casting reel, are longer casting, more precise lure placement, and better leverage.

Bait casting reels usually sit on top of the rod. The reason it can be hard to perfect is because it requires the use of your thumb to control the casting speed and placement. Many beginners who try to use a bait caster usually have problems with backlash. This is when the line gets tangled in the spool. It is sometimes referred to as a birds nest.

Bait casters are better for landing bigger fish because they are made for fishing with heavier lures and heavier lines. The heavier lures enable the angler to fish at higher speeds. You can take full advantage of baits such as spinner baits and crank baits. The heavier lines are great for fighting with the bigger fish such as bass. You are able to put more pressure on the line without the fear of it snapping.

Another advantage of this reel is more control and better lure placement. Often times, bass fishing requires you to place the lure in a precise spot. This precise placement can be difficult with spin cast reels due to lack of control. Once you get that big fish on the hook, you have a better chance of landing it due to the increase leverage since the reel sits closer to the rod.

The disadvantage of bait casting reels is the tougher learning curve. Most anglers have used spin casters since they were kids. The spin cast reel controls the line. With the bait caster, your thumb is in touch with the line on the spool. This puts the angler in complete control while fishing. In order to take advantages of benefits of the bait caster, you will need to practice casting or you will spend most of your fishing trip fixing birds nests.

There are many great spin cast reels that will get the job done. Many anglers have been landing fish for years using the spin cast reels. These wont become obsolete anytime soon. However, one of the greatest advantages of the bait caster is accurate lure placement. Youll be able to place your lure in its precise spot. Bait casting reels are your weapons of choice if you dont want to risk losing your trophy fish on the line. With its advantages, it will be worth the time investment to master the bait caster.

Increasing Demand Of Dog Fashion Accessories

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Fashion is never limited to any particular concept. It is always boundless and free to flourish. This is true for Dog fashion also. Gone are the days, when you had limited options in Dog clothing and apparels. Nowadays, you can find a wide range of dog clothing, dog apparel and specialized theme based fashionable products for your Dogs.

In recent few years, the demand and manufacturing of Dog fashion clothing and accessories have increased drastically. The buying trends of Dog owners as well as market segments have transformed. The craze of Dog fashion has attracted interest of more and more designers in Dog clothing and accessories. Some fashion design schools have even started offering specialized programs in Dog fashion designing.

So, as a Dog owner you have several options now. Now, you can buy different types of designer stuff for your loving Dogs, like designer dog clothes, dog carriers, fancy dog collars, luxurious beds, and dog shoes. In fact, the list of Dog fashion accessories being offered these days by popular Dog fashion stores is endless. You can also get specialized toys, coats, hairpins, and other Dog grooming stuffs.

When you think of buying fashion accessories for your Dogs, you do not need to be puzzled. There are several Dog stores in your neighborhood offering all types of things means for your Dogs. You will also find specialized store for your puppy, where you can have a glance of only those products which are designed for different dogs and puppies.

Like your own stuff, you can order for Dog fashion accessories and clothing from one of several online Dog fashion stores. Online shopping of Dog fashion accessories is a popular trend nowadays. A majority of total business in Dog fashion accessories happens through online stores.

Your Dogs are an integral part of your family, and you take care of them just like your family members. Online Dog fashion stores understand this fact and present a whole line of clothing and accessories. Now, you can build a wardrobe for you lovely puppy and make him happier. As a proud Dog owner, you will feel satisfied after looking at your dog as an ideal Dog model.

Greenville Zoo Celebrates Zoobilee

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This summer the Greenville Zoo, in Greenville, South Carolina, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with Zoobilee. A variety of special events are planned throughout the summer, including festivities every Thursday from 11:00Am to 2:00PM. Special theme weeks are also planned. During the week of July 19-25, the zoo will host a roaring farewell to the lions. From July 26- August 1 there will be birthday festivities for the siamangs, small apes from Southeast Asia. Primate Week is scheduled for August 2-8, and during the week of August 9-14 the zoo will celebrate a giraffes birthday.

The Greenville Zoo holds its popular Zoo Camp in the summer months for ages 3-14. Children will have the opportunity to participate in many fun-filled activities including making crafts, playing games, going on treasure hunts, and taking behind-the-scenes tours. There are morning and afternoon sessions available. Older campers ages 12-14 have the option to do an overnight camp at the zoo. The zoo also holds regular ongoing activities for children, such as Zoo Tots and Saturday Safaris.

In early July the zoo welcomed its newest resident. Sid is a 4-year old white-nosed coatimundi, or coati. These small animals are related to raccoons and are native to South America. Sid may be seen in the zoos South America exhibit area. The Greenville Zoo has a variety of wildlife from all over the world. Among its more popular residents are elephants, giraffes, primates, red pandas, giant tortoises, and alligators. There is also a reptile house and a farm animal section.

The Greenville Zoo is located on 14 well-landscaped acres in Cleveland Park. It is open 7 days a week from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Admission prices are $7.75 for adults and $4.50 for ages 3-15. Children under 3 are admitted free. Memberships are available. Concessions are available inside the zoo, or visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. There are picnic tables located inside the zoo and in the adjacent Cleveland Park. Located along the banks of the Reedy River, Cleveland Park also contains tennis courts, two playgrounds, and bike and walking paths.

When planning a family outing this summer, include a visit to Cleveland Park. Then celebrate Zoobilee at the Greenville Zoo.

Pets In The Classroom Program Exceeds First Year Expectations

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The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that the Pets in the Classroom Program saw surprising growth in 2010. The program awarded 2,060 grants to teachers in 2010, its first full year of operation. With an average of 30 students per classroom, the program has brought pets into the lives of almost 62,000 children. Some of these children may have no other contact with a pet except in their classroom. In many cases, it could be the beginning of a lifelong interest in pets and pet care.

Pets in the Classroom is an educational grants program supporting responsible pet care for school classrooms. Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, the goal of the program is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in Kindergarten-6th Grade classrooms across the U.S. and Canada. Many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. The Pet Care Trust sponsors this program to help teachers purchase or maintain pets in the classroom through direct, no-hassle grants. The program leaves it up to the teacher to select the pet that is most appropriate for her/his classroom. There have been a wide variety of funding requests, from snakes and lizards to guinea pigs and rabbits, proving that many different species provide interesting classroom companions.

As of December, 2010, 2,066 certificates were granted totaling nearly $264,000. . The programs initial goal for the year of 700 grant requests was far exceeded. Pets in the Classroom has funded the following classroom pet requests:

Aquariums- 761
Reptiles- 435
Small Animals- 737
Birds- 93
Sustaining- 40 (These grants help teachers who already have a classroom pet with food and supplies).

The program hopes to fund an additional 2,000 classroom grants in 2011. All funding for Pets in the Classroom has come from the Pet Care Trust endowment. As the program expands to reach more elementary school classrooms across the country, the program will rely on direct financial support from the pet industry. Pets in the Classroom welcomes support from corporate and individual donors through tax deductible contribution to the Pet Care Trust. Visit the Trust website today at www.petcartrust.org.

Album Review Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself

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Chicago native Andrew Bird’s latest offering “Break it Yourself” stays true to the clever wit and one-of-a-kind whimsy that fans have come to expect from his music.

As a master of blending virtuoso violin playing and a signature whistling style that’s seemless in its own right (among other delightful flourishes), Bird manages to always effortlessly maintain a pop sensibility that warrants repeat playing without becoming too dull. It’s no different this time around.

On “Desperation Breeds”, the album’s opener, Bird delicately ruminates on the world’s bee shortage before slowly breaking into a high pitched violin squeal that dips into a mad frenzy of his trademark fingering skills. It almost literally seems to channel the frustration and confusion of the bees themselves.

“Eyeoneye”, a track that manages to correlate heartbreak and the complications of a tumor called a teratoma is as catchy as anything he’s done in the past, if not more so. The driving force of the melody makes vulnerability seem like a fun experience that no one should miss out on. This is especially clear towards the end when he sings/chants “Go ahead and defibrillate yourself” before the pounding drums build to a crescendo… and then fizzle with, of course, a light whistle; as if we just ran a hardcore marathon like it was nothing. Exhaustion doesn’t exist here, but exultation.

The hearbreak theme continues in “Near Death Experience Experience”, where the happiness of surviving a plane crash is dancing “… like cancer survivors… grateful simply to be alive”. But don’t let the dark subject matter fool you. The carefree mood of the song is so happy it’s like skipping down a sidewalk under a row of apple trees. Only when the apples hit your head do you realize the power conveyed in the lyrics of triumph over pain.

Who knew the subject of conquering fear and doubt could be so purely gorgeous? Take “Fatal Shore”, where a mellow Mr. Bird meditates on the subject as quietly subdued as ever, but no less emotionally powerful as some of his best tracks. The drums gently tap along with the guitar and bass like a gentle stroke on an aching back as Bird and vocalist Nora O’Connor harmonize beautifully while repeating such lyrics as “You never know any doubt like we who breathe in and out”.

A welcome comeback since 2009’s “Noble Beast”, we get a record not quite as immediately accessible or endlessly playful, but one that still stands as strong as most of his best work does. The details become more apparent with each listen, and that’s when the realization sets in: “Break it Yourself” isn’t just an album about a break-up. It’s actually a complete, beating entity, not too unlike a heart with its own love to give.

I personally wouldn’t want to break this kind of heart by myself. That’s where you, the listener, comes in… to feel the joy of heartbreak. An oxymoron that only makes sense in Andrew Bird’s world.

Purchasing A Wood Cabin Bird House

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There are many types of bird houses on the market. Once of the most beautiful types of bird house is the wood cabin bird house. A wood cabin bird house looks like a very intricate miniature wood cabin home. It is a great addition to any yard that is surrounded by woods and nature.
Most wood cabin bird houses are made from natural wood that has a brown finish. The wood looks rustic and woodsy. The most common dimensions for this type of wood cabin bird house are around eight inches on all sides. A wood cabin bird house is made from sturdy wood products and can last outdoors for many years. Most of these bird houses are priced right too-you can find many styles of the wood cabin bird house for under fifteen dollars. That is almost a steal.
Compared to other types of bird houses, the wood cabin bird house will blend into your environment and attract a lot of different birds. Because of the dark, natural brown color, you will be able to easily spot colorful birds outside your window. This helps when you are looking for a particularly colorful bird. You will be able to easily spot them against the brown background.
The Benefits of a Wood Cabin Bird House
Make sure that if you want to attract a lot of different birds, you put a little bit of bird seed on the bottom of the bird house. This will not only attract native local species, but it will also attract many of the migratory birds that fly through your area on a yearly basis. These are the birds that you will probably be interested in spotting in your own backyard. But remember, you will attract common birds as well, so you’ll have to be patient when trying to spot a rare bird.
A wood cabin bird house is a great investment for those who would love to bring nature to them. And with this bird house, you can bring nature right into you own backyard. It will not only benefit the aesthetics of your area, attracting great species of birds, it will also help your children learn about birds and all the different kinds of birds.
You may even get your family interested in bird watching as a new hobby. Bird watching is a great hobby that the whole family can enjoy, and with a bird house right in your backyard, you will never have to travel far to see them!

How To Keep Your Cat Happy And Healthy

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Cats are one of the most popular animals to keep as pets. Some people have many cats throughout their lives, and while this might seem surprising if you aren’t a cat owner, you’ll soon see how true it is when you get your very first cat.

The trick to keeping your cat happy is to make sure they have a good home to live in. Of course, among the most important things to do is to take them to see a vet at least once a year. Not only can they get jabs to protect them against cat flu and feline leukaemia, they can also get the once over to make sure they are healthy and nothing is wrong.

But there is a lot more you can do in between visits to make sure your cat has a long and happy life. Most cats love to go outside and explore their territory. If you let your cat out and about it is a good idea to get them micro-chipped. This way if they go missing and they are found they will automatically be scanned. The scan process will reveal the chip in the back of their neck and your details will then be retrieved so your pet can be returned to you.

A good diet is another important fact to consider when you are a cat owner. Your vet can advise you on how much your cat will need, as it can depend on their age and how active they are. There are plenty of options to choose from, such as Science Plan Cat Food and Pro Plan food.

You will probably notice that some forms of cat food are more expensive than others. But this is usually a good indicator of how nutritionally solid they are. If you spend a little more money on food for your cat they will benefit from it hugely. Invest in a food such as Science Plan Cat Food or Pro Plan food and you will notice how happy and healthy looking your cat is as a result.

Of course another thing you can do is to play with your cat and spend some time with them. This will vary depending on the cat, since some are naturally more loving than others. But if your cat doesn’t like going out in the winter months you should aim to get some safe cat toys to use to entertain them with. Soft balls or anything with cat nip in it is a good idea. You can also use various different things tied to the end of a piece of string for your cat to stalk across the floor. They love anything like this “” just mind your fingers if they get close!

Do-it-yourself Cat House Plans – Elements To Think About In Building The Most Suited Abode For Your Pet

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Ever face the trouble of having your cat stroll way too much? If that is the case, a cat house for your feline family pet might be the answer. And it’s simple to make too with the use of do it yourself cat house plans.

Cat dwellings will not only avert your cat from wandering too much, it also serves as a spot where your cat is protected and kept warm during those peaceful nights. By doing this, you don’t spend so much time hunting all around your area wondering where your pet has fallen asleep. Giving your cat a permanent abode is always a good thing.

However, there are several things you need to consider in building an abode for your cat. Some of these are:

LOCATION

You can choose to build an indoor or outdoor house for your cat. Both has its own set of advantages as well as disadvantages. But ultimately, your cat’s personality as well as your preference should determine your choice.

For example, a cat who likes to cozy up indoor is not likely to welcome a new place in the outdoors. The same thing is true with cats who virtually lives outdoor. Another primary concern should be safety. If you have to place the cat house indoor or outdoor, then make sure it is in a safe area.

INTERIOR

Interior design of the cat’s abode is also an crucial factor you need to think about. It need not be lavish and extravagant. It only has to be cozy and well ventilated enough for your animal.

To make sure of this, I strongly suggest that you build a house that’s a bit cozy. An abode that’s too roomy will not serve your pet well during cold months and a house that’s too small can be pretty uncomfortable for your pet. The house has to have just about enough space for your cat to move about.

DIY CAT HOUSE PLANS

If you are inclined toward building a house for your pet, then, build it yourself cat house blueprints should help you do the project properly and in no time at all. The plan should help you plan and prepare all the materials you will have to have. Additionally, you also avoid the headaches and frustrations that’s ordinarily related with constructing things by having a solid guidebook to follow.

In picking the appropriate cat house design, you should make certain it has guidelines that’s detailed and simple to apply. This is especially crucial if you happen to be a rookie builder. This way, you don’t need to undergo the time consuming procedure of making your own plans. Believe me, it’s really not well worth the struggle. It can be practically a experimentation process and you’ll be misusing lots of time and resources as you go along.

Useful Animals

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Animals can be used for food, to help you hunt, to protect things or other animals, to heard other animal, for people who can see or are deaf, and be used to find people, etc. Useful animals serves many things to humans We are familiar with the pets very useful animals, and that meat, milk, cheese, eggs, honey and some other animals products are used as food, but they many not have thought about other uses. Most have never seen a horse or ox drawn wagons and plows but they probably know about horse racing and riding for fun. They many not have thought about leather, violin bows (made with horsehair) and strings (some made with sheep gut), silk, wool, alligator shoes and purses, snake skin hat bands, fur coats, pearls, glue and gelatin (made from cartilage and bones) fertilizer, or truffle-hunting pigs or the cormorants that some Chinese use for fishing. Thats why they are called useful animals.

Description of useful animals:

Dog:
-Service dogs help people with various disabilities in every day tasks. Some examples include mobility assistance dogs for the physically handicapped.
-Rescue dogs very useful animals assist people who are in difficult situations, such as in the water after a boat disaster.
-Therapy dogs very useful animals provide cheer and entertainment for the elderly people.
-Therapy dogs usually trained to track or immobilize possible criminals, because of these features they are supposed to be very useful animals.

Cow:
-The cow is domestic and most useful animal to us.
-Cows are very useful animals in terms of food and occasionally physical labors back in the days of ox carts dogs have been far more useful in so many different ways.
-Cow dung: These useful animals provide fuel for cooking, for fertilizer, used mixed with mud and water on floors in mud houses. Improves water -absorption of mud. Prevents muddy puddles resulting from spilt water.

Horse:
-Horse has been useful animals since ancient times for riding.
-They are also used to carry heavy loads or pull wagons, carriages, or other implements.
-These useful animals once provided the fastest and surest way for land travel.
-Hunters mounted on horseback chased and killed animals, very useful animals for this purpose.
These useful animals were used by Fighters and soldiers to fought battles.
Many keep horses useful animals for sport and recreation.

Sheep:
-Sheep are very useful animals in the global agricultural economy. Domestic -sheep provide a wide array of raw materials. Wool was one of the first textiles,
-These useful animals skin used for making clothes, footwear, rugs, and other products.
-Sheep meat and milk were one of the earliest staple proteins consumed by human civilization.
-Dolly sheep for genetics research that produced groundbreaking results. the world’s most famous sheep” in Scientific American,was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. hats why they are very useful animals.

How To Stop A Dog From Attacking!

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If you think that you’ll never have to worry about dog attacks because you don’t own dogs or live near dog owners, you’re wrong. Many times, dog attacks occur in places you assume are completely safe, like a jogging path or your neighborhood park. There is little else as terrifying as seeing a dog or a pack of dogs charging your way. No matter where you are, you are at risk of encountering an unfriendly dog, and you must know what to do if it happens to you.

Dogs can be unpredictable. You never know what they’re thinking, or what they might do next. Even a familiar dog could turn on you. Dogs most often attack out of fear or when they are surprised or disturbed, although these are certainly not the only reasons. Many dogs also become too excited and worked up while playing; this can cause them to start nipping or biting by accident. An aggressive dog my be growling, snarling, or barking, although some dogs don’t show any signs of being provoked until they attack.

Always keep a safe distance between you and the dog, even if the dog is leashed. Do not approach an unfamiliar dog, especially if it is sleeping, barking, eating, or snarling. Never pet a dog without first asking the owner. If a strange dog wants to smell you, let him. Although many people think that a dog will only attack unfamiliar people, it is also possible for dogs to attack people it knows.

If you suddenly happen upon a dog, do not stare directly into its eyes, as the dog may perceive this action as a challenge. Instead, turn sideways and walk away. Never turn your back on an unfriendly dog. If the dog follows you, put a solitary object, such as a tree or bench, between you and the dog. Speak softly and calmly while slowly retreating. Do not try to outrun a dog; you won’t get very far. If you are attacked by a dog and end up on the ground, your best course of action is to curl up as tightly as possible while protecting your head, face, and neck.

In order to avoid this situation, there are some very effective products available. Many pepper sprays will work against dogs and other animals in addition to humans. There are also dog repellent sprays formulated specifically for use against aggressive dogs. Many joggers and delivery drivers carry a telescopic stun gun, which is also effective against both humans and animals. Another excellent option is a high frequency electronic whistle, which uses ultrasonic waves to keep dogs at bay. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, carrying a dog repellent product is a necessity. These effective self protection tools can be used from several feet away, making them a good option for those who would like to keep their distance from aggressive dogs.