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.

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The Penn International VI Series: Improving on a Classic Reel

The Penn International series is widely regarded as one of the best big game conventional reels on the market. This is nothing new either, as the International Series has been regarded as the premier casting reel since the original series debuted more than 50 years ago. Anyone in the market ...
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These Top-Rated Ice Fishing Boots Will Make Your Feet Happy

Our Favorite Top-Rated Ice Fishing Boots Winter’s been here for some time now, and while most of the people like to stay indoors, serious anglers know better. The idea of fishing in chilly waters – and that too during the peak of the cold season seems like a daunting task ...
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Reel to Reel: Shimano Saragosa SW vs Penn Slammer III

Ok, so you are ready to step up from your current go-to saltwater spinner reel to a reel that offers better quality, performance and corrosion protection. Sooner or later we all get there as our needs or expectations (or both) evolve and catch up to our passion for saltwater fishing ...
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5 Best Surf Rods for the Money

Surf fishing from a sandy shoreline is definitely one of the most exciting forms of fishing. But it's also different than other types of fishing and, in many ways is more demanding, on both the angler and the tackle. Take the wrong equipment with you to the beach and you ...
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Best 4-Kayak Trailer: The Malone Microsport Kayak Trailer

Malone MicroSport Kayak Trailer Reviewed Like most of us who spend any time kayaking or canoeing, you have probably already discovered that it is not so easy or fun loading your kayak or canoe on top of your car or SUV and then having to unload it, often by yourself ...
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best power anchor for bass fishing boats - Minn Kota Talon

The Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchor System Reviewed

Talon, an Anchor Made for Skinny Water Fishing Now, before getting into deep into the details of the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor, let me say that there are other fine alternatives and types of boat anchors on the market. There are several manual push pole anchors for kayaks, ...
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