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.

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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angler fishing for muskie in a canoe

10 Best Musky Rods for Different Budgets, Skill Levels and Situations

They say a craftsman is only as good as his tools. The same could be said for a musky fisherman and his rods. All the knowledge, effort and best lures in the world won’t mean a thing if your rod can’t hold up. That being said, here are my 10 ...
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top 10 musky lures

Top 10 All-Time Best Musky Lures and Personal Observations

Ugh, it happened again! You just spent four grueling hours on the water, and you got shut out. Again. At this point you are probably thinking, are these the fish of 10,000 casts or 100,000? The problem could be the equipment you’re using. The following are my top 10 musky ...
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gear checklist for ice fishing

Gear Checklist, Recommendations and Tips for Your Ice Fishing Adventure

Winter does two things for anglers. It either drives them inside for sixth months and forces them to count down until spring or it pulls them from their warm home to the nearest ice. Ice fishing has never been for the faint of heart. Getting up early, finding a spot ...
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orvis encounter best fly rod combo for beginners

Review of the Orvis Encounter – Best Beginner Fly Rod Combo

Breaking Down the Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit (My Personal Encounter) Key Reel Features:
  • Large Arbor
  • Comes with 150 yards of Weight Forward line
  • Disc Drag System
  • Click Drag Knob
  • Composite Plastic
Key Rod Features:
  • Graphite
  • 4-Piece
  • Cordura Case
  • 32 inches when broken down
  • Medium to Fast ...
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surf fishing wagon on beach

Surf Fishing Cart Buyer’s Guide and Editor’s Top Picks

Surf fishing is a fantastic way to relax, spend time alone or with friends and family, enjoy the great outdoors and have a terrific time while doing it. Those who take the hobby seriously also know that it can be a huge inconvenience trying to get your gear to your ...
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