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Fred Garth Blog

THE ICAST SHUFFLE: GHM EDITOR FRED GARTH (RIGHT) BLOGS ABOUT ODDITIES OF THE RECENT ICAST FISHING SHOW

2016-12-07
Fred Garth

As a writer, I love acronyms. I’m geeky that way. And social media has rocketed them to mega-celebrity status with LOL, OMG, WTF, IMO and IDK. But, sometimes you wonder which came first, the title or the acronym. Take ICAST – for example. It’s a fishing show. Coincidence? I think not. The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades is a mouthful to say but the acronym is snappy. I’m sure the committee ruminated on that for weeks before the light bulb popped. REEF is another one. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Clever!

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SMART PHONE, DUMB PEOPLE

2015-07-30
Fred Garth

So I hope you’re loving the new GHM website as much as I am. We (the dedicated mag staff) are pretty doggone proud of the look and feel and beauty that truly represents what Guy Harvey is all about. It’s a visual extravaganza, especially the photo gallery, but also full of essential info for hardcore fishers like you and me.

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THE LATEST FROM E.I.C. FRED GARTH

2015-08-10
Fred Garth

What is IUU fishing? Hint: It’s NOT Indiana University’s Urban fishing team.

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FROM THE EDITOR: UPCOMING EDUCATION ISSUE

2016-08-26
Fred Garth

When you ask people who Guy Harvey is, they’ll often say, “Oh, I love his t-shirts. I have 15 of them in my closet”. Or, they’ll say, “Oh, I love his art. Also, I have 15 of his t-shirts in my closet.“ Rarely do they say, “You mean the Ph.D. who has a degree in marine biology and is a former college professor?” Just doesn’t happen. At least not much.

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48 Hours of Pure Fun

2016-09-29
Fred Garth

If you work really hard, it’s amazing how much fun you can pack into 48 hours. And that was our mission last weekend at the swanky Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, where my lovely wife and I mingled with the well-adorned beautiful people.

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MANATEES INCORPORATED

2016-03-23
Fred Garth

We humans have a knack for killing off wild animals. Case in point: In 1741, somewhere in the Bering Sea, whale hunters discovered the Steller sea cow, a cousin of the manatee. Just 27 years later, it was gone, hunted into extinction for their meat and skins.

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FISHIN’ TRADITION

2016-12-05
Fred Garth

About 10 years ago, my buddies and I started a tradition. We decided the absolute best way to end the year was to go fishing. Imagine that. So, every New Year’s Eve, we wrap up in our warmest jackets, load up the boat, pack some spirits and head to our favorite honey hole...

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