Ten years ago, every piece of tackle I owned was confined to a small tackle box, 14 inches long by 8 inches wide with two small trays that folded out at the top and a tiny storage area beneath. That was before I was a tournament angler. Now there’s tackle everywhere: in the truck, in the storage building, in the closet and of course in the boat.Read more
Wine has a reputation for being expensive. Maybe that relates to the atmosphere in which it is often served. Maybe it’s the stemware that lends an air of elegance to an occasion. Or maybe there is a vast conspiracy underway by the beer industry to quell any competition. We can’t argue that it is a misconception, but there are plenty of good wines that are not expensive.Read more
s the summer comes to an end, I thought this would be a fitting issue to speak of the evolution of watersports and the future. I look back at what has come about since the first day I got up on two wooden skis. Back then there was no wakeboarding, wakeskating or wakesurfing – now a multi-million dollar sports industry that dominates the market.Read more
It’s a conundrum many a cabin owner has faced on Lake Martin.
When siblings George and Gene Gwaltney and Nancy Gwaltney Klopman received their grandparents’ cabin several years ago, they faced a tough choice. They were delighted to own the cabin where they shared many childhood memories, but the building was old and outdated. With more than a dozen people in the three families, the cramped space was hardly an ideal retreat.
So the families decided to start fresh. With Nancy’s husband Jim Klopman serving as architect, they built a new lake house on the property, one that incorporated the original cabin’s rich history with the families’ need for space and convenience.Read more