Category Archives: Tackle/Gear Reviews & Guides

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Lithium-Ion and the Evolution of Electric Ice Fishing Augers

If you’re looking to buy a new fishing auger for the winter season you’ve likely seen an increase in electric ice fishing augers.  Like traditional power tools, gas operated devices are quietly being replaced by electric alternatives, namely because significant improvements in battery technology, in particular, lithium-ion batteries, have made ...
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Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide: Essential Gear for Largemouth

Welcome to our Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide! This is a comprehensive rundown of the most critical equipment you need to catch largemouth bass. We'll start with rods and reels, then take a look at three different types of fishing line, discussing when you should choose one type over another. We'll ...
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10 Top Holiday (& Any Occasion) Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fisherman

The Holiday Season is here once again and it's time to start thinking about gift-giving. But what do you give your fisherman - the guy or gal - who has everything? Well, that last part may be a misnomer because no matter how long you've been at it, no one ...
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Orvis Hydros HD Trout Fly Line Review

By Kevin Brown There comes a time in all of our journeys as fly fishermen when it’s time to replace that old fly line we’ve been fishing with for probably way too long, and that’s most likely starting to show signs of heavy wear. Or sometimes we just want to ...
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Why Dive Watches Make the Best Watches for Fishing

Dive Watches - the Best Fishing Watches In this post, I'm going to, once again, dive into (pun intended) a topic that touches on two of my biggest passions, fishing, and wristwatches - dive watches, to be precise. Wearing a watch is a habit for me; my watch is almost ...
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6 Compelling Spinning Reels from Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia

6 of the Best All-around Spinning Reels Today from 3 Iconic Brands Shimano Shimano is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fishing tackle today, but it did not start out making equipment for anglers. The company was founded in 1921 by Japanese industrialist Shozaburo Shimano in Higashi Minato, Sakai ...
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Fishing Line for Dummies

Understanding the 3 Common Types of Fishing Line and How to Use Them There are few pieces of tackle more important or more debated among anglers than fishing line. Fishing Line comes in many strengths, colors, and forms, which can be applied in many different situations with varying degrees of ...
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7 Go-To Tackle Box Essentials for More Bass

Lighten Your Load & Catch More Fish with These 7 Tackle Box Essentials Different situations call for drastically different baits. This can cause problems for anglers working on a budget, or anglers severely lacking in storage space. Personally, I carry 5 tackle boxes, and I still come up short when ...
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Fish Smoker Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Smoker Type

With summer officially here, thoughts begin to turn to summertime fun with family and friends and, of course, backyard barbeques. Barbequing and grilling are as much a passion for me as is fishing, and I will be doing plenty of that throughout the summer season.  A subset of barbequing that ...
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Complete Guide to Buying the Best Inflatable Fishing Boat for You

One of the great things about fishing is that it is a sport of almost unlimited possibilities and options. That includes where we fish, what we fish and how we fish. It's this last thought that was the inspiration for this article. I wanted to put together a buyer's guide ...
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Look, No Bearings! Review of the Concept Z Baitcasting Reel

A Different Kind Of Baitcasting Reel The Concept Z low-profile baitcasting reel is the latest product from new kid on the block 13 Fishing. The tackle company with the unique name has certainly created a lot of noise in sport fishing circles with the launch of its equally unique (and visually ...
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4 Baitcasting Rod Bargains Too Good to Pass Up

4 Outstanding Baitcasting Rods on the Cheap If you’ve been following our website lately, you may have seen our feature post on what we feel are 4 of the best budget low-profile baitcasting reels currently available. These baitcasters deliver exceptional performance and value, especially if you are working with a ...
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