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Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz is a Texas-based freelance writer and photographer. As an avid hunter, angler, and semi-functional cook, he’s committed to exploring close-to-home outdoor pursuits and all of the fulfillment and bug bites that come with it. In other words, “incapable of holding down a 9-to-5 job.”

Recent Posts

How to Keep Locations a Secret (Without Being a Jerk)

Public Lands & Waters

How to Keep Locations a Secret (Without Being a Jerk)

It’s easy to feel like an outsider, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. I know because I’ve been one. I remember asking (what I thought were reasonable) questions about where to hunt on various forums, only to get some snide or sarcastic reply that essentially amounted to “screw off...
Steve Schwartz Sep 15, 2022
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4 Fishing Knots You Should Know and How to Tie Them

Fishing

4 Fishing Knots You Should Know and How to Tie Them

The best piece of fishing advice I can give you is this: Learn how to tie knots. And it’s just good life advice, really, because a knot is simple and you never know when it may come in handy. You may need to tie a new leader on your fly line or secure a kayak to your trailer, and knowing the right...
Steve Schwartz Jul 22, 2022
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Fatherhood: Angry Armadillos and Crappy Diapers

Fishing

Fatherhood: Angry Armadillos and Crappy Diapers

To say fatherhood is sacrifice would be a lie. We receive so much from our children and the experiences they provide, namely a sense of purpose, deep satisfaction, wonder, crippling anxiety, and existential crises. But, as many men my age are probably beginning to realize, fatherhood does involve...
Steve Schwartz Jun 17, 2022
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10 Flies Every Angler Should Learn

Fishing Gear

10 Flies Every Angler Should Learn

Generally, I meet two types of fly anglers—those who tie their own flies and those who don’t. It seems to be a zero-sum game, but I’m here to make an argument for a gray area in the middle. Enter myself, the purely functional fly tyer. I’ve never smuggled exotic bird feathers to save up for a rare...
Steve Schwartz Jun 14, 2022
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