beaitcaster reels vs spinning reels

Baitcaster vs Spinning Reel | Should I Get a Baitcaster Reel or a Spinning Reel?

When most people start fishing they usually start out with a spinning reel, or at least a reel of a similar design to a spinning reel. There’s a good reason for this, and that’s because spinning reels are much easier to use than a bait caster reel. But once you become a more proficient angler…

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….

different types of fishing reels

The Different Types of Fishing Reels Explained

Anyone new to fishing may have a hard time trying to figure out what all of the different types of fishing reels are designed for. Even those that have more experience may not have used all of the different reels before, so this guide will help you understand the different types of fishing reels available,…

what is inshore fishing

What is Inshore Fishing?

One of the most accessible types of saltwater fishing is fishing inshore. But what is inshore fishing exactly? Although there is no exact definition for ‘inshore fishing’ it generally relates to saltwater fishing that is fairly close to the shore and in water no deeper than 30 meters. Fishing in water deeper than 30 meters…

best lures for saltwater fishing

What Are the Best Lures for Saltwater Fishing?

Lure fishing has become increasingly popular over the years, and the variety of lures available now is extensive. With so many different kinds of lures available, it is beneficial to know what you can use for saltwater fishing and the best situations for using each type of lure. In this guide, I will go through…

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…

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…

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…

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…

spinning reel sizes

GUIDE – How to Choose the Right Size Spinning Reel

We’ve all been there at some stage in our fishing lives. We decide we want to buy a lovely new spinning reel, only to get to the store and become overwhelmed with the multitude of size variations on offer! Deciding what size spinning reel you need can be a bit of a challenge for some,…

tips for surf fishing

Tips for Surf Fishing

Surf fishing can be a lot of fun and can be productive when you know how to approach it. Personally, I also find it extremely relaxing too; nothing like feeling the sand between your toes and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach! There are some key factors that need to be observed…