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 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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How to Cast a Baitcaster Reel

So, you’ve probably read of the benefits that a baitcaster reel can offer, and then decided on which baitcaster reel is the right one for you. Now you just need to learn how to cast one of these weird and wonderful reels! Casting a spinning reel is a fairly simple process, and you can figure…

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Surf Fishing Equipment Basics | Beginners Guide

Surf fishing requires a bit of planning and some different methods to other kinds of fishing. Some of the equipment you’ll need for surf fishing will be quite specific to this type of fishing, while other equipment is quite generic and can be used across multiple facets of fishing. In this article, I run through…

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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…

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Best Surf Fishing Rigs

While there are many different rigs that can be used while surf fishing, the five listed below are very effective and offer a variety of setups to suit different conditions. You should definitely have enough options here to allow you to fish in all surf conditions for a wide variety of fish, so give some…

best times of the day to go fishing

Best Times of the Day to Go Fishing

So, you wake up fairly early and get your first line out on the water by 8 am, but then nothing… bites, or any action for the next 3 hours! Did you miss the best times of the day to catch the fish biting, or were you too early? This is the issue that all…

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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,…

fishing in Thailand

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…