It's a rainy, dreary day here in NEPA. I have been saving up some interesting articles that we've come across and I think that today is a good day to share a few of them with you. There's a little bit of everything here so I hope you find something that interests you!
***Here's an interesting and short post from Midcurrent about a waterproof cellphone case that I thought many of our fishing friends would find helpful!
*** Many of us are nearing the end of our trout fishing season. Listed below are some guidelines to washing Gore-Tex outerwear from Simms Fishing Products
You can use any type of detergent to wash your GORE-TEX® outerwear, but powder detergent is best because it rinses out easier and leaves no residue. Below are some general guidelines. I prefer hand washing especially if you have a top-load machine. You can also use most stain removers such as Shout. As long as it does not contain bleach. If you do put the jacket in the dryer use caution as overheating will cause the tape to peel.
GORE-TEX® Outerwear Care:
Cleaning your GORE-TEX® garments regularly will extend the life of the product. It will also keep them breathable as dirt and oil can clog the GORE-TEX® membrane over time. It is critical to wash jackets. Natural oils can damage the GORE-TEX® tape and adhesives causing a peeling effect.
Machine wash warm in a front loading machine or by hand. Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
Remember to zip the jacket up and zip all pockets and close all Velcro cuffs before washing to prevent any damage caused by the machine.
Tumble dry on warm setting making sure not to use a high heat setting. Drying on warm will actually reactivate the DWR coating.
***Cathy saw this article on Yahoo Finance & we thought it was interesting...
"It's not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days. The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space... Click here to read the full story
***And lastly, our fall fishing has been spectacular this year. Here's a photo of Matt West with a beautiful fish from a couple of days ago.