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Fly Fishing Basics – Setup and Rigging

Fly Fishing Basics – Setup and Rigging

Our fly fishing basics – rigging and setup guide is a useful tool for beginning fly fishers. Use the information below to put your rod and reel together and get ready for your first ventures on the water. Setting up your equipment is not too difficult but you...
April 16, 2018
Best Fly Fishing Net

Best Fly Fishing Net

Fly fishing nets serve a specific and utterly important purpose. There are many different types of nets available on the market with some being much better than others. The net must be capable of holding the largest fish you catch and it must be durable. It also must...
April 16, 2018
Fly Fishing Raft Safety and Tips

Fly Fishing Raft Safety and Tips

Raft Safety Guidelines Raft Safety is always a concern when you are on the water. Accidents occur every year and they are not limited to beginners. It only takes one wrong move to find yourself in trouble. We have built a short list of guidelines for handling your fly...
April 16, 2018
What Should I Have in My Tackle Box?

What Should I Have in My Tackle Box?

The warm season is approaching, so you know what that means: it’s fishing time. Therefore, you must be prepared for it. If your experience with fishing is limited, you might need some help with getting the equipment you need. I know that when I first started fishing I...
March 16, 2018
Essential Saltwater Tackle (Feb 2018)

Essential Saltwater Tackle (Feb 2018)

The Essentials Rods- more than one for most saltwater excursions Reels- to match your rods Line- probably braided Tackle- probably a variety in a tackle box “Tools”- Knife, Scissors, Net, Gloves, Pliers Cooler with Ice Fishing License Tape Measure Appropriate clothing...
March 11, 2018
How to Spool a Spinning Reel with Braided Line

How to Spool a Spinning Reel with Braided Line

Much like spooling mono line on a spinning reel.  The most important thing to remember, just like braiding any line is to keep the correct tension, so you don’t get twisting or knots. Line can get slippery, so go slowly and make sure you’re pulling it...
March 8, 2018
Best Crankbait Colors to use for fishing

Best Crankbait Colors to use for fishing

  Have you ever headed into a tackle shop or even started browsing online because you were looking for one specific bait? If you’re like me, you probably ended up buying about a dozen exciting new lures three hours later! It’s true – ice anglers have more...
March 8, 2018
how to spool line on a spinning reel

how to spool line on a spinning reel

How do you spool line on a spinning reel?   – Include the traditional way using pencil and having someone hold it. There’s nothing that can put a stop to your perfect fishing day than a tangled line, and fixing it grows so frustrating that you start losing...
March 8, 2018
Types of Fishing Lures

Types of Fishing Lures

If you’ve been shopping for lures lately, you know that there are so many sizes, shapes, and types that it’s hard to even keep track, with each best used in different conditions and for species of fish. But lucky for you, we’ve created this beginners guide to the...
March 8, 2018
How to Restring a Fishing Reel

How to Restring a Fishing Reel

Adding line to your new or existing reel can be an easy process.  There are very few tools needed and always easier with a friend!  In this guide we will show you how to string a push botton (spin-casting), spinning, baitcaster and fly fishing rod & reel combo....
August 15, 2017
Difference between Closed and Open Faced Spinning Reels

Difference between Closed and Open Faced Spinning Reels

Types of Spinning Reels When it comes to spinning reels, there are two types to choose from – closed faced open faced Closed Faced Spinning Reels If you’re learning to fish, the closed faced spinning reel is a great choice. It’s mostly trouble free, and is...
July 27, 2017
Gear Guide for Panfish Fishing

Gear Guide for Panfish Fishing

PANFISH FISHING TACKLE Angling for panfish is a great place to start for beginner fishers. Stories of fish that weigh 30 pounds plus may sound exciting, but the actual experience can quickly become depressing. Beginner anglers are often ill-prepared for game at that...
July 9, 2017
Recommended Salmon Fishing Tackle

Recommended Salmon Fishing Tackle

SALMON FISHING TACKLE   For most people, one image comes to mind when someone mentions salmon: an excited fish dramatically swimming against the current and jumping up waterfalls. You’ll be glad to know that streams aren’t the only place salmon are found.   Fishing...
July 9, 2017
Trout Fishing Gear

Trout Fishing Gear

Trout Fishing Tackle   Trout fishing comes second to bass fishing. These fish are found in abundance and can be caught with basic tackle. These fish are known to always put up a fight. So be prepared to get active. Some essential equipment for trout fishing are listed...
July 9, 2017
Bass Fishing Tackle Basics

Bass Fishing Tackle Basics

Introduction to Bass Fishing Tackle Bass fishing is one of the most common sports. People love it because bass can be found all over the country, it is easy to learn to fish and bass can grow up to 20lbs. Beginners will need to choose fishing tackle that is versatile...
June 30, 2017
Beginner Ice Fishing Tackle

Beginner Ice Fishing Tackle

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Ice Fishing Tackle Starter Guide Ice fishing is fast becoming a popular winter sport and pastime. It is a unique type of fishing and with it comes unique fishing equipment. This article will list the basic...
June 30, 2017
Carp Fishing Tackle

Carp Fishing Tackle

Essential Carp Fishing Tackle Carp is a type of freshwater fish. It is a term used for fish that are from the Cyprinidae Family. They originated from Asia and Europe and they can grow very big, up to 20 pounds. Common carp species that are fished are Silver carp,...
June 21, 2017