Category Archives: Tackle/Gear Reviews & Guides

We review and spotlight fishing tackle and related outdoor gear to arm you with the information you need to help you make an educated buying decision. You’ll also find here well-researched and comprehensive buyers’ guides on a wide range of fishing equipment and products so that you will have a clear understanding of what qualities and features are most important for a particular type of gear.

winter walleye caught on a crankbait

5 Productive Crankbaits for Fishing the Winter Walleye

Elsewhere in the country, many people think of warm living rooms when the snow flies but here in Montana, we get ready for a long, cold haul chasing fish. But any creature will make drastic changes when the cold weather arrives, and fish are no exception. We have to, therefore, ...
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best gift ideas for fly fishermen

10 Fly Fishing Gifts Your Special Angler Will Love

With so much gear available out there, it can be hard to pinpoint a good gift for the fly angler in your life. There are some great technologies out there that can make fishing both easier and fun as well as some simple things that make excellent gifts as well ...
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redfish chasing artificial shrimp lure in seagrass

10 Best Redfish Lures for Different Waters and Conditions

There are few saltwater fish more popular with anglers than redfish. Whether fishing Carolina grass flats or the Texas Gulf Coast surf, you can count on these fish to hit your bait like a ton of bricks and put up a fight. They are an exciting inshore gamefish. And for ...
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green braided fishing line on spinning reel

Best Braided Fishing Line: Selection Guide and 5 Top Lines

Braided line is a great choice for strength and relatively good durability. A perfect match for baitcasting and spinning reels, it can perform well in saltwater and freshwater conditions. I use all kinds of line, but I always keep a spool of braided line for my reel handy because there ...
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best spinning reels for different types of fishing

10 Best Spinning Reels for the Money

Spinning reels come in many varieties but they are not all created equal. I remember the first spinning reel I was given as a child. It was an old secondhand reel. Despite the age of this reel and the fact that it had been well-loved, it performed great. The moral ...
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various weight fly rods against wall

There Is No Best Fly Rod Weight – There Are Two

A question often asked is: “how do you choose the best fly rod weight?” The answer depends on a number of factors like what species of fish you are targeting, the environment you are fishing in, and the fishing conditions. I wanted to explore whether or not there was a ...
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