Fishing Equipment

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…

best ultralight spinning reels

Best Ultralight Spinning Reels 2022

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 options available now in 2022, and no matter what your budget is, you’ll be able to find an excellent ultra-light…

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,…

best Shimano spinning reels

Best Shimano Spinning Reels 2022 – Buyers Guide

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. The wide range of Shimano spinning reels available now is impressive, with new and updated models being added on a regular basis! But there are just so many reels to choose from, so…

best spinning rods

Best Spinning Rods – 2022 Buyers Guide

There is a vast range of spinning rods available today, with varying degrees in both quality and price. So, I have done a huge amount of research and testing to narrow down the best spinning rods on the market at the moment. I have also broken these down into two groups, so we’ll be looking…

Daiwa Exist LT Spinning Reel Review 2022

** NOTE ** Daiwa recently announced the new Daiwa Exist G 2022 reel, set to be released around very soon, and now available for pre-order Here is a sneak-peak of this new 2022 Exist reel With this new 2022 Exist reel, Daiwa is introducing some new technology and enhancements, which they are calling ‘Airdrive design’….

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Shimano Stella Fishing Reel – 2022 Buyers Guide

**UPDATE** Shimano recently announced the impending release of their new Shimano Stella FK 2022 reel. Due for release in March 2022, but available for pre-order now See below for more information on this new FK reel The Shimano Stella is the flagship of Shimano’s wide range of spinning reels. It comes in two different versions,…

best surf fishing reels

Best Surf Fishing Reels

Having the right reel when surf fishing can make a huge difference to your results, more so than many other types of fishing. I have listed some of the best surf fishing reels currently available and have given you a rundown of what you can expect from each one. There is a good variety of…

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…

Best Surf Fishing Rods 2022

Surf fishing can involve a variety of techniques and provide a lot of different options for us. So the best surf rods to use can also be varied to meet the specific requirements. Surf rods are generally longer in length, you will find this range starts at around 9 feet and goes all the way…