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can you use spinning reels for trolling

Can You Use Spinning Reels for Trolling?

Trolling requires towing a lure or bait behind a boat while it moves around in search of hungry fish that are on the prowl looking for their prey. The fishing equipment used for trolling requires  A typical trolling reel is an overhead baitcast reel that holds a lot of line and has a powerful drag….

what fishing line to use

What Fishing Line to Use (and When)

With the different types of fishing line available, it can cause some uncertainty of what fishing line you should be used in specific situations. While there is definitely no set rule for which type of fishing line you should be using, there are certainly some use cases where a specific type of line will be…

Shimano Stradic FL spinning reel review

Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission I have had my Shimano Stradic FL for quite a while now and have put it through its paces over this time, so now I’m going to give you the rundown of everything this reel…

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse?

You may have experienced a reverse functionality on a spinning reel and wondered what it was for and when to use it. In this article, I will exactly what this feature is and when it should be used. I am also going to mention now, that the anti-reverse system is certainly not essential to have…

Best Penn Spinning Reels

Best Penn Spinning Reels 2022

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission Penn spinning reels have a reputation for being robust workhorses, and many think of them as being the ideal spinning reel for saltwater fishing. They offer a blend of traditional design concepts while incorporating modern…

Shimano Ultegra FC spinning reel review

Shimano Ultegra FC Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. When I’ve bought spinning reels in the past, I have had a high expectation for them even before I had purchased and used them.  But when I purchased my Shimano Ultegra FC spinning…

what are fishing leaders

What are Fishing Leaders? | Leader Line Explained

Fishing leaders are lengths of fishing line that you add to the end of your main line. They can serve a few different purposes such as reducing line visibility near your hook, they can also provide more protection at the business end of your line, and they also allow you to provide a better bait…

why put backing line on a spinning reel

Why Put Backing Line on a Spinning Reel?

You’ve just bought a brand new spinning reel, and you’re just about to spool it with line. But wait! You’ve just read that you need to add backing line onto your spool as well?  Why do you need backing line? What is backing line? How do I put it on my spinning reel? All these…

what causes wind knots in spinning reels

What Causes Wind Knots in Spinning Reels

Getting wind knots and line tangles on your spinning reel is an unfortunate reality of fishing, especially when using braided lines. But there are ways to reduce the number of tangles you get. Understanding what causes the wind knots on your spinning reel is the first step, and then using the effective solutions detailed below…

best ultralight spinning reels

Best Ultralight Spinning Reels 2022

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission In this article, I am going to reveal the best ultralight spinning reels currently on the market, with many of these being new releases in 2022. The great news is that there are some excellent…

what is the best bait for beach fishing

What is the Best Bait for Beach Fishing?

The best bait for beach fishing will vary depending on several different factors, and the good news is that there are a number of excellent types of bait that will catch you a wide variety of fish while fishing from the beach. Factors such as whether you will be fishing a high tide or a…

how to spool a spinning reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel | Step by Step Guide

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission So you’ve just bought a brand new spinning reel and you want to spool it with line. Or perhaps you need to re-spool and existing spinning reel with some new line. Here is a step-by-step…

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can you use spinning reels for trolling

Can You Use Spinning Reels for Trolling?

Trolling requires towing a lure or bait behind a boat while it moves around in search of hungry fish that are on the prowl looking for their prey. The fishing equipment used for trolling requires  A typical trolling reel is an overhead baitcast reel that holds a lot of line and has a powerful drag….

what fishing line to use

What Fishing Line to Use (and When)

With the different types of fishing line available, it can cause some uncertainty of what fishing line you should be used in specific situations. While there is definitely no set rule for which type of fishing line you should be using, there are certainly some use cases where a specific type of line will be…

Shimano Stradic FL spinning reel review

Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission I have had my Shimano Stradic FL for quite a while now and have put it through its paces over this time, so now I’m going to give you the rundown of everything this reel…

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse?

You may have experienced a reverse functionality on a spinning reel and wondered what it was for and when to use it. In this article, I will exactly what this feature is and when it should be used. I am also going to mention now, that the anti-reverse system is certainly not essential to have…

Best Penn Spinning Reels

Best Penn Spinning Reels 2022

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission Penn spinning reels have a reputation for being robust workhorses, and many think of them as being the ideal spinning reel for saltwater fishing. They offer a blend of traditional design concepts while incorporating modern…

Shimano Ultegra FC spinning reel review

Shimano Ultegra FC Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. When I’ve bought spinning reels in the past, I have had a high expectation for them even before I had purchased and used them.  But when I purchased my Shimano Ultegra FC spinning…