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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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what is the best size rod and reel for inshore fishing

What is the Best Size Rod and Reel for Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing can vary significantly, and this can also mean the best size rod and reel can also vary depending on where and how you intend to fish. Although there is no right or wrong size rod and reel to use when inshore fishing, there are some sweet spots dependent on the type of fishing […]

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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 […]

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5 Tips to Catch More Fish with Lures

For many years, I didn’t like lure fishing. I tried it every now and then, just to see if I could make it work, but had very little success, other than a few Pike when I was river fishing back in the UK. But now lure fishing is one of my main fishing methods, and […]

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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 […]

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how long does fishing line last

How Long Does Fishing Line Last?

Questions I see asked a lot are how long does fishing line last, and how often should you change your fishing line? The degradation of a fishing line varies depending on the type of line, and there are several variables involved in each. I will cover them all and so you can have a better […]

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How Long Should a Leader Line Be?

Using a leader is essential for certain types of fishing, so understanding the best ways to use them is imperative. One question I hear a lot is how long a leader line should be? Here I answer that question and look at a couple of different scenarios where you would be using a leader line. […]

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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 […]

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braking systems for baitcaster reels

Different Braking Systems on Baitcaster Reels

While this isn’t much of a ‘sexy’ topic to read (or write) about, I feel that understanding the different braking systems, how they differ, and what their strengths are, will ultimately help you decide which baitcaster reel is right for you. What is the job of a brake on a baitcaster reel? Before we get […]

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