Fishing Tips

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

best surf fishing tips

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…..no 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…