Fishing Equipment

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,…

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…

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…

best baitcaster reels

Best Baitcaster Reels 2022

If you have made the decision to get yourself a new baitcaster reel, then you will quickly see just how many great quality reels are currently available. This can be overwhelming, trying to figure out which reel is right for you. So, I have compiled a detailed list of the best baitcaster reels so you…

Shimano Nasci Spinning Reel – 2022 Buyers Guide

**Notice: Shimano has released a new version of the Shimano Nasci reel. Click here for availability The Shimano Nasci spinning reel has quickly become one of the most popular reels in Shimano’s range. The reason for this is that it provides many of Shimano’s high-end features at a very affordable price. So what exactly do…

best fishing backpacks

Best Fishing Backpacks – 2022 Buyers Guide

Carrying a lot of heavy fishing gear around is not fun, but it’s an essential part of any fishing trip if you want to make sure you are fully equipped. Fortunately, backpacks make the job much easier, and some of the more specialized fishing backpacks are really innovative in their design. A detailed look at…