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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2 months 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...
3 months 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 ...
4 months 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...
6 months 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...
8 months 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...
8 months 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...
9 months ago
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It feels good to know you’re going the right way—especially if it doesn’t involve unfolding and re-folding a map or, heaven forbid, asking for directions. Auto makers and tech companies have catered for decades to our desire for accurate, hassle-free navigation aids, and today it’s hard to imagine a smartphone or recent-model car that doesn’t offer turn-by-turn GPS. But modern stand-alone GPS...
1 year ago
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Carson Optical’s new RD Binocular Series has an ergonomic open-bridge design that shaves off weight and allows for a more comfortable grip, making your day in the field more enjoyable. The five models feature BAK4 prisms and multicoated lenses for a bright, sharp image, and present generous fields of view. The two...
1 year ago
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Fresh air scented with pine needles, evenings around a campfire, and a night sky full of stars: for a great many people, camping is the ultimate getaway. More than 22 million Americans enjoyed some kind of camping in 2014, reports the Outdoor Industry Association. Some like it active and adventurous, others lazy and restful, but all find it restorative for body and spirit. As George Washington...
1 year ago
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The better you sleep, the more fun you’ll have the next day. Helping campers and backpackers get a good night’s rest has been a big part of Teton Sports’ mission since the company was founded, in 2005. B&H carries a great selection of Teton Sports gear to keep you comfortable in camp, so you’ll have the energy you need for the adventures...
1 year ago
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Ask 10 outdoors enthusiasts, guides, first responders, or emergency managers what they consider their most essential piece of gear, and you’re liable to get 10 different answers. Outdoorsy types have developed a vast array of gadgets and devices to make life in the outdoors safer and easier, and each one has a claim to “essential” status. A good flashlight or headlamp will be at the top of some...
1 year ago
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As imaging and video recording capabilities in smartphones continues to improve, it was only inevitable that optics enthusiasts would try to use them to capture the images they saw through their lenses. It came to be called digiscoping, and a new category of equipment came into being...
1 year ago
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Hopefully, you’ll only sleep outdoors because you want to, not because you have to. But having some kind of emergency shelter at the ready can make a big difference in your comfort and well-being, should circumstances force you to spend some time living outside. The best and most obvious option for an emergency shelter is a...
1 year ago
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A tent can be, and often is, a key piece of emergency preparedness equipment—and when there’s no emergency, you can use it for fun things like camping. B&H carries an extensive line of tents and shelters (with more than 60 in stock and ready to ship) to suit individual needs and budgets. Here are a few...
1 year ago
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Since 1990, the Cache Valley, Utah-based Camp Chef has been making camp stoves, cast-iron cookware, and more for outdoor lovers. Camp Chef is distinguished by its line of freestanding camp stoves with powerful, 30,000 BTU burners, which are designed for use with the company’s modular grill boxes or griddles. Stoves include the...
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