Morgan Lyle

Morgan Lyle

B&H Web Content Writer Morgan Lyle is the author of Simple Flies: 52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns That Catch Fish and the fly-fishing columnist for the New York Outdoor News. An NYS licensed fishing guide, he is a lifelong fly fisherman and also occasionally plays guitar in punk bands.

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5 months ago
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When training, it’s important to track your progress to motivate yourself, and to adjust your fitness regimen based on what’s working and what isn’t. Letsfit offers a suite of tools to help you accomplish this. Geared toward swimmers and runners, the ID215G GPS Smartwatch (in...
1 year ago
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The Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS is a compact, waterproof personal signaling device that could save your life while diving or boating. It requires no special or dedicated base unit, registration, subscription, or service fee, and can transmit a distress signal to any commercial ship...
1 year ago
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Clear and bright views, comfortable design, and sleek style make the Zeiss Terra ED series of binoculars a great choice for birding, travel and summer adventures. The Terra 8x42...
1 year ago
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This summer, you can scout your game lands and learn the habits of your local wildlife with a line of new trail cameras from Browning. All shoot photos with up to 20MP resolution and capture 1080p video with sound when triggered by motion as far as 80 feet away. All use...
1 year ago
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Time was, the smallest flashlight you could get was a penlight. It had an incandescent bulb that was dim by today’s standards and required disposable batteries. You can still get penlights today—many people like having a slim light with a clip that slips easily into a shirt pocket—and they’ve come a long way,...
1 year ago
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You don’t have to be a hunter to have fun with a trail camera. Monitoring your property with one (or a few) of these handy little gadgets is a fascinating hobby for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, kids, or just folk who enjoy being surprised at what goes on in their backyard after dark. Also known as a trap, game, or...
1 year ago
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Portable electric and electronic devices enhance our work and play, but only when there’s electricity to power them. There’s a wide range of equipment designed to store power, or to convert solar energy into electricity, to extend the time we can spend un-plugged-in. Whether it’s an extra charge or two for your smartphone, a boost for a navigator in the back country, or portable power stations...
2 years ago
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So, you’re on a dive and a beautiful sea turtle or shark comes swimming by. Your dive light will give you a good look at it, and you’ll have a memory to enjoy. Of course, if your dive light was fitted with a camera, you’d have an image or video to share with the world. That’s the advantage of the...
2 years ago
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Whether you’re a youngster with an interest in astronomy or a young-at-heart stargazer, selecting a first telescope can be a bit daunting. You want a telescope that’s capable, easy to use, and designed for users just beginning to explore the night sky. Levenhuk, the American optics brand focused on user-friendly products, checks all these boxes with the...
2 years ago
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On the road or the trail, serious cyclists are hungry for information about their experiences. Garmin bike computers make a ton of info available at a glance: where you’re headed, how far you’ve gone and what’s around the next bend, for starters. Sync with your phone, add some apps, and bundle the computer with sensors, mounts, and remote control, and you’ve got a complete system that takes up...
2 years ago
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Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a walk in the woods. Still, life is busy, and trudging to your trail camera every weekend to retrieve the SD card for image viewing at home can eat up a big chunk of time. Even worse, your visits to your cameras can push game out of the area. With ...
3 years ago
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New and updated products for long-distance hunters and shooters for 2018 are out from Vortex Optics—new spotting scopes with premium optic elements, rangefinders with longer reach, and a western-style hunting binocular with high magnification and big lenses for the...
3 years ago
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A 12x binocular is powerful enough to reveal the details of far-off subjects—as long as you're not holding it in your hands. At that magnification, the shaking of even the steadiest observer will badly disrupt the viewing experience. If you're on a boat or in a moving vehicle, the problem is even worse. But the...
3 years ago
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Alexa, the Amazon personal assistant that does everything from turning down your thermostat to finding and playing your favorite songs, has become a very popular member of many households. When used with the Amazon Echo, Alexa controls smart-home equipment, searches your music libraries, fills your shopping cart, checks the weather, and performs myriad other tasks, all in response to your spoken...
3 years ago
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At the turn of the 20th Century, the only people who wore lamps on their heads were miners. Those early headlamps burned acetylene gas, until Thomas Edison invented an electric model, in 1914. Miners still wear headlamps today, as do dentists, doctors, electricians, plumbers, and many other professionals. The technology has evolved from gas flame to incandescent bulb to LED, but the principle is...
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