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.

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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wheeled cooler on beach

Best Wheeled Coolers: Comprehensive Guide and Top Picks

Every angler needs a good cooler. Even if you aren’t taking all your catches home to cook, it always helps to have a good-sized cooler on hand, as you can use to store fresh catch or keep food and beverages cool as you enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. Moreover, ...
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fisherman casting fishing line for trout

What Is the Best Fishing Line for Trout?

When it comes to deciding what is the best line for trout fishing, you must consider the biology of trout. Trout have a great sense of perception and can detect line very well based on sight, making the color and diameter of the line you choose important. Trout also put ...
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telescopic fishing rod and reel

Best Telescopic Fishing Rod – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Anyone who must trek to their fishing spot knows the struggle of packing their gear with them. With today’s innovations in fishing gear,  we do not have to hassle as much with this problem, however. The best telescopic fishing rods collapse small and light for easy packing to any spot ...
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Swiss Army style mulitool for fishing and the outdoors

5 Must-Have Multi-Tools That Will Simplify Your Fishing

Your gear is important to you and it should be. Rather than carrying a variety of different tools in your tackle box, you can carry it all in a multitool for fishing the size of a deck of cards. I remember the hook removers we had when I was a ...
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fly reel and rod for saltwater fishing

Saltwater Fly Reel Buying Guide: Must-Have Features and 5 Top Values

Watching line tear through the water with blazing speed can help prove whether or not a fly reel is worth the investment. For saltwater fly fishermen, it takes even less time to find out the value. Big fish and fast runs test the mechanical parts and the salty air and ...
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best walleye rods on a budget

What to Look for in the Best Walleye Rods and 5 Budget Picks

Choosing a Walleye Rod A tap, tap on the line is a sure signal you’re on a fish. For walleye, the strength of the tap has nothing to do with the size of the fish, which is why you need a rod tip sensitive enough to feel the slightest tug ...
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bass fishing rod selection guide

Bass Rod Buying Guide and 6 Best Bass Rods for the Money

Shopping for the perfect bass fishing pole can seem similar to shopping for a vehicle. The massive amount of options available can be a bit overwhelming. The variety in price range combined with the different functions causes most people to shake their heads and just buy a popular model that ...
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fishing with lure for spring rainbow trout

Top 10 Spring Trout Fishing Lures: Best Bets for Enticing Fickle Fish

For open water trout anglers, spring is a favorite time of year. The anticipation of warm weather, flowing water and hungry trout keeps many awake at night. Despite the numerous positives, spring fishing can be the most tricky time of year to fish. A variety of factors from weather to ...
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different types of fishing line for reels

Rigging Your Reel Right: Fishing Line Selection for Best Results

Success is found in the details. People who become great pay attention to the minor aspects of a situation and are often able to separate themselves from the rest of the crowd as a result. Anglers understand this mindset. They know how picky fish are and the importance of offering ...
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