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Skiing Sugar (& what we learned) w/ Bill Bartee



(From 1.28.23, Segment 1)This week Bill had the chance to head to Banner Elk & ski Sugar Mountain.  Along for the trip were daughters, Lake (15) & Mary Margaret (9).  Rentals & Ski passes & then we hit the mountain.  It wasn’t our first time so we didn’t need lessons.  However, we did note to ski within our capabilities, yielding to skiers coming down the mountain & communicating to others if we were passing on their right or left.  We outfitted & wore layers so that as we warmed we could take off the insulation that we didn’t need.

If you want advice before heading out for winter fun in the Carolina Outdoors or beyond then stop by www.jessebrowns.com.


Advice for fly fishing the East Fork of the French Broad River from Wes Lawson



(From 1.28.23, Segment 2)

A few months ago, Wes Lawson had clients on the East Fork of the French Broad River.  This multiple stream near Rosman, NC, has gone from a secret stream for locals to one of the state’s most popular delayed harvest streams.  Over 17,000 trout are stocked into this creek that flows just east of Pisgah National Forest.  This segment of the show has Wes giving Bill advice for an upcoming trip.  Remember this is western NC in winter.  Find out what Wes says about a fly fishing trip when it is cold.


Skiing Sugar (& what we learned) w/ Bill Bartee



(From 1.28.23, Segment 1)This week Bill Bartee had the chance to head to Banner Elk & ski Sugar Mountain.  Along for the trip were daughters, Lake (15) & Mary Margaret (9).  Rentals & Ski passes & then we hit the mountain.  It wasn’t our first time so we didn’t need lessons.  However, we did note to ski within our capabilities, yielding to skiers coming down the mountain & communicating to others if we were passing on their right or left.  We outfitted & wore layers so that as we warmed we could take off the insulation that we didn’t need.

If you want advice before heading out for winter fun in the Carolina Outdoors or beyond then stop by www.jessebrowns.com.


Advice for fly fishing the East Fork of the French Broad River from Wes Lawson



(From 1.28.23, Segment 2)

A few months ago, Wes Lawson had clients on the East Fork of the French Broad River.  This multiple stream near Rosman, NC, has gone from a secret stream for locals to one of the state’s most popular delayed harvest streams.  Over 17,000 trout are stocked into this creek that flows just east of Pisgah National Forest.  This segment of the show has Wes giving Bill advice for an upcoming trip.  Remember this is western NC in winter.  Find out what Wes says about a fly fishing trip when it is cold.


Carolina PAWS – Dogs & Cats w/ Robin Gribble



Hiking With Dogs

(From 1.28.23, Segment 3)

Carolina PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Services) was put together by concerned pet lovers over ten years ago.  The help coordinate adoptions for dogs and cats (that’s canines and felines for those that like big words) in the Charlotte & surrounding area.

Robin Gribble has been a foster parent & volunteer.  In this segment she talks about the process, less popular breeds, & certain requirements for owning a pet.

Plus, remember a hike with a dog or cat can always add to companionship & fun.


Learning A Lot plus February 2nd via Facebook Live w/ Jesse Brown’s




(From 1.28.23, Segment 4)

Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2nd, for a Facebook Live taping of the Carolina Outdoors.  You can participate by saying hello, asking questions or sharing some of your favorite fly fishing areas & hikes.


Savings at Jesse Brown’s & www.jessebrowns.com




Segment 4: January 21, 2023

This time of year brings sales to the Jesse Brown’s showroom & website. Items like winter coats from Patagonia, Merrell Moab Ventilators & Moab Mid Waterproof boots, along with Mountain Khaki pants like the Mountain Khaki Mitchell Pant & the Mountain Khaki Crest Cord.  All available in the brick & mortar and online at jessebrowns.com


Outdoor Crimes Near & Far



Segment 3 January 20, 2023

Outdoor crimes are happening and the Outdoor Guys from Jesse Brown’s are reporting the case.  First, a special forces trained adventurer & associates climbed the Merdeka 118, the world’s second tallest building in Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia, in May 2022.  The negative? Isaac Wright & team didn’t have permission.  Therefore they were arrested & charged for the daring undertaking.  Merdeka 118 is still under construction & set to be completed at 2,228 feet later this year.

https://says.com/my/news/youtuber-driftershoots-climbs-merdeka-118-video

That crime was topped (just because it was in the Carolinas) by a Watauga County man, Ronnie Hicks.  Hicks stole a John Deere tractor & drove recklessly throughout the community with police chasing at speeds up to….twenty miles per hour.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/man-accused-leading-police-chase-stolen-tractor-across-watauga-county/3LN3E44Z7BCUNBRTSBRFI7LXUE/

Of course, this area is great for hiking in the Carolinas, fly fishing in the Carolinas, & overall exploring the outdoors in a beautiful place.  However, we recommend it not be done on a stolen John Deere.


Freshwater Fish Not to Eat



Segment 2, January 21, 2023

Toxins in water have always been a concern however a recent study shows the effects on the fish that we eat.  Wes Lawson shares what he’s learned about the study & how more research is being done on the fish that intake the toxins.  In the fly fishing world many have gone to catch & release, not because of the health of the fish but because in keeping the fishery healthy, enabling more fish to be caught.

 


Team Jesse Brown’s- A look at the Personalities



Segment 1, January 20, 2023

So often we talk about the personalities of Jesse Brown’s, the outdoor store of Charlotte. In this segment, Bill & Wes introduce us to names we recognize & some new ones from the brick and mortar, outdoor store.  Christopher Lawing, Dave Bergman, Bill “Turp” Turpin, along with Angie Marshall, Jack Wingblade, Elizabeth Bartee, & Wilson Gabriel make up the fabric of Jesse Brown’s, along with the outdoor knowledge, top outdoor brands, & premium outdoor product