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.

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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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 it to store fresh catch or keep food and beverages cool as you enjoy a relaxing day of fishing ...
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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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