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.

kayak bass fisherman

Kayak Bass Fishing: Essential Guide (With Tips and Recommendations) for Getting Started

When most people think of bass fishing, they imagine someone standing in a boat with a motor, casting a lure into the water. However, bass can also be caught from a kayak and we see this approach becoming an increasingly popular alternative to more traditional methods. In fact, bass fishing ...
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fishing trout with spinning reel

Looking for a Good Trout Spinning Reel? Here Are 5 That Deliver on Performance and Value

Trout fishing is most often associated with fly fishing with the notion that to be really effective at catching trout you have to use fly gear. The perception is that fly fishing is the “true” and only way to pursue the species. Nothing could be further from the truth, however ...
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Barbless Hooks: The Fish-Friendly Alternative Anglers Should Consider

Many anglers today choose to fish with barbless hooks because they want to conserve our fish populations and natural resources. Fishing with barbless hooks is safer and more humane. These hooks are designed to catch fish without injuring them which is better for the angler, fish, and wildlife. It has ...
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spincast reel in lake fishing

The Spincast Reel – My Introduction to the World of Fishing

I remember the first fish I ever caught as a kid like it was only yesterday. It was a snapper blue (juvenile bluefish) not much bigger than my hand. I still remember how it shimmered as I raised it out of the water onto that old bridge on a sunny ...
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Truscend's Multi-Jointed Swimbait Moves Like the Real Thing

Truscend’s Multi-Jointed Swimbait Moves Like the Real Thing

Fishing lures have come a long way in terms of design and implementation over the years. A sport that takes place in so many different environments calls for an extremely wide variety of lures and bait because no two lakes or rivers are the same. While most lure designs work ...
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7 Overlooked Fishing Accessories That Can Enhance Your Time on the Water

Essential fishing gear is about what you would expect. Rod, reel, tackle box, lures, and bait. Some of the best gear I have in my possession is not the gear you would expect an angler to carry with him or her to the lake. It is important to have the ...
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