Author Archives: Dorado

About Dorado

John Pardal, aka Dorado, is the editor as well as an author for Reel Adventure Fishing. He has fished extensively up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast, throughout much of Florida and a bit of the Caribbean. John loves writing about all aspects of sportfishing and is passionate about conservation and promoting sustainable fishing.

5 Fly Rod Combos That Hit the Quality/Value Sweet Spot

As the spring season approaches, it’s time to grab a fly rod and get out on your favorite river or flat. If you’re new to fly fishing, buying a high-quality fly rod and reel can be expensive. Luckily, there’s an easier and more cost-effective way to purchase the gear you need. Fly rod and reel combos are a great way to buy an already-paired setup at a discounted price. Many manufacturers make outfits that are functional and affordable to encourage… Read More »

Pre-Spawn Bass Strategies: Turning Unpredictability into Opportunity

  Spring Has Sprung (But the Bass Have Yet to Spawn) Here it is, spring at last – you’ve stowed ice fishing gear and finally thawed out your toes. Next on the unofficial fishing calendar is trying to hook some largemouth bass if you’re in the country they inhabit. Currently, largemouth should be just starting to surface from their wintery deep-water dwellings into shallower waters to spawn. If you’re like me and looking for excuses to hit the outdoors as… Read More »

Spring Fly Fishing for Bass: The Three Stages of the Spawn

Known for their size and aggressive feeding habits, both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are a popular gamefish in the US and throughout Northern Mexico. Part of the reason Bass are so popular in the fishing world is because of the professional Bass fishing circuit. Tournament anglers have inspired people across the country to target these well-known species with conventional tackle. Recently, however, Bass fly fishing – Largemouth and Smallmouth – has also become increasingly popular. As spring arrives, Bass begin… Read More »

Fish Finder Buyer’s Guide: 5 Key Buying Points and 5 Top Fish Finder Values

Fishing is one of those sports that harks back to simpler times when man pitted himself against nature with only his wits and a few tools. This is one of the reasons that we continue to do it – because it perhaps fulfills an intrinsic need from back in our hunter-gatherer days. The only issue is that when man confronts nature, nature usually wins. Let’s face it, it’s called fishing and not catching for a reason, and I have certainly… Read More »

Fly Gear Essentials: 10 Must-Haves of a Great Fly Fishing Kit

Guest Post by Tobias Dimick — Fly fishing can no doubt be a challenging sport to learn. However, by learning about the various fly tackle components and removing some of the mystery around how to put together a solid fly fishing kit, it will greatly benefit you in the long run. We wrote this basic fly fishing kit guide to help you take some of the guesswork out of the buying process by laying out what you’ll need to put together… Read More »

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 them much more reliable than previously. Of course, many people continue to use their gas-powered tools as they’re still very functional and reliable – fishing augers are no different. However,… Read More »

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 wrap up with an overview of bass lures. When it comes to selecting lures, the industry has created an overwhelming array of options. Our goal is to simplify the matter… Read More »