Fishing Tips

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 […]

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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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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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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 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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how to cast a baitcaster reel

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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beaitcaster reels vs spinning reels

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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