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.

best Ice fishing boots

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, hobbyist fishing experts know better. The idea of fishing in chilly waters – and that too during the peak of the cold season seems like a daunting ...
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review penn slammer 3 shimano saragosa offshore fishing

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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4 surf fishing rods watched by fisherman

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 trailer for kayaks

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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 tiller outboard motor on small boat

Parsun vs Mercury vs Tohatsu: Three 20 HP 4-Stroke Outboard Values

Three 20 Horsepower 4-Stroke Bargains Reviewed and Compared The 20 HP outboard motor is a popular choice for anglers and boaters - and for good reasons. An outboard engine in the 20 HP class provides enough power for most small to medium-sized, and even some large, recreational watercraft while still ...
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blue and red boat shoes for boating and yachting

Boat Shoes Aren’t Just for Boating Anymore

On Deck or Around Town, Boat Shoes Are In High-quality boat shoes are available in many different styles, colors, and materials including leather, canvas, and suede. They have evolved significantly since first appearing on the market in the mid-30s. Today you no longer need to own a boat to enjoy ...
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ice chest filled with beverages

6 Top High-End Outdoor Coolers Rated

6 Best Rotomolded Coolers for Fishing, Hunting, Camping and Everything Else Outdoors Fishing, like many other outdoor recreational activities, requires a fair amount of equipment to help ensure you get the most from the experience. An often-overlooked piece of hardware is a portable ice cooler. Whether it’s for keeping your ...
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angler on fishing boat with bow mounted electric trolling motor

5 Best Electric Trolling Motors for Your Money

5 Electric Trolling Motors Worth Your Dollars Looking for the best trolling motor at best the value possible for your small to medium-size fishing boat, inflatable boat or fishing kayak? There are plenty of great trolling motors available at reasonable prices, and even affordable options can offer a wide range ...
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best castable fish finder

Review: Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ vs FishHunter Directional 3D Wireless Fish Finder

Deeper Pro Plus vs FishHunter 3D Head to Head Small enough to fit in your tackle box or pocket for that matter, smart portable fish finders are expanding the possibilities for anyone who enjoys recreational fishing. These versatile, mini fishing sonars are leveling the playing field for those of us ...
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best watch for fishing

Quality Time on the Water: The Citizen BN0151-09L Promaster Diver Watch

A Wristwatch Built for Adventure on the Water I've had a love affair with watches since the time I also discovered another one of my great passions - fishing. To be honest, I am a wristwatch fanatic. It started around the time I was about 8 years old, shortly after ...
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offshore big game casting reel

8 Types of Fishing Reels Most Commonly Used

 8 Most Used Types of Fishing Reels by Anglers Most of us who are involved with recreational fishing know what a reel is and the basics of what it does. However, we have many types of fishing reels, used for different types of fishing or situations. You might be asking yourself, ...
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