Category Archives: Tackle/Gear Reviews & Guides

fillet knife and salmon on cutting board

Making the Cut: Ultimate Guide to the Best Fillet Knives for Fish

To many, a knife is a tool used for cutting, searing, slicing among other similar functions – a simple tool for a simple task, right?. Nothing is ever so simple, however, in life. There are all sorts of different knives for all kinds of unique applications. This guide will focus ...
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best sit on top fishing kayaks for beginners

These Top 10 Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayaks Won’t Break the Bank

For generations, kayaks have been the vessel of choice for fishermen, straight back to the Native peoples on the Bering Sea in Alaska. They even hunted seals from the light boats! So, as the fishing season ramps up, a kayak just might be next on your list for ways to ...
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best spinning reels for surf fishing at beach

6 Surf Spinning Reels That Need to Be on Your Short List

The 6 surf fishing spinning reels presented here are neither the most expensive nor are they considered budget reels for surf anglers. They are, however, reasonably affordable, especially given their top-notch quality and host of high-end features often found in much more expensive saltwater spinning surf reels. These surf spinning ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 tackle selection guide

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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best trout fly line

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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watches for diving and fishing

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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