Fishing Tips

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…

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…

what is the best bait for beach fishing

What is the Best Bait for Beach Fishing?

The best bait for beach fishing will vary depending on several different factors, and the good news is that there are a number of excellent types of bait that will catch you a wide variety of fish while fishing from the beach. Factors such as whether you will be fishing a high tide or a…

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…

warmest ice fishing boots

What are the Warmest Ice Fishing Boots (Men’s and Women’s)

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. If you go or intend to go ice fishing, then one of your main priorities needs to be keeping yourself warm. This will start by having the right boots to keep your feet…

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 inline ice fishing reels

Best Inline Ice Fishing Reels

Winter is coming! It’s time to put the summer fishing gear away for a few months and get yourself ready for some hardcore ice fishing. In this article I have compiled some of the best inline ice fishing reels currently available, so you can continue your fishing as soon as the thick ice comes. Here…

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…

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…