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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…

fishing in Thailand

Where to Go Fishing in Thailand

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. Having previously lived in Thailand for 6 years, and still going back 2-3 times a year now, I have been fortunate to have done a lot of fishing there. Fishing is a very…

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…

different types of fishing line

The Different Types of Fishing Line Explained

So, you’ve just bought yourself a shiny new fishing reel and you want to get it spooled up with some fishing line. But then you’re met with a myriad of options. It can be confusing! So here I’m going to go through each type of fishing line, explain what they are, what they are best…

ice fishing

Ice Fishing – How to Fish Through the Winter

While we all love to enjoy the wonderfully warm fishing weather the summer months bring, serious anglers also like to keep their fishing options alive all year round. For many people around the world, this means enduring some seriously cold temperatures in the winter months, and even going as extreme as ice fishing. For people…

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…

baitcaster reel sizes

Baitcaster Reel Sizes Explained

Having predominantly used spinning reels all of my fishing life, I find it second nature to be able to understand the various sizes and what each size is best used for. But when I was researching a baitcaster reel to buy, I have to admit that I found it a lot more confusing to understand…

Fishing Rod Power and Action – Explained

If you have done any research into new fishing rods, you will certainly have seen ‘Power’ and ‘Action’ mentioned in the design specifics for each rod you look at. It is important to understand these two factors as the performance of a rod will vary significantly depending on the power and action a rod has….