Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Whether you’re vacation plans are for Disney World or Rio de Janeiro, there’s always somewhere to fish. But getting tackle to your destination can be a chore. Long, plastic airline tubes often aren’t large enough for your favorite...
We’ve come a long way from the cane pole and bobber. So, too, have the manufacturers of fishing gear, whether it’s a bomb­proof reel, a cooler built like a brick outhouse, or a portable sonar for a kayak....
Earlier this summer a bunch of other outdoor writers and I got a professional lesson on how to find fish using side-scan sonar. We were down in Florida, just ahead of the ICAST show, on a two-day Johnson...
I recently traveled to Palatine Lake, N.J., to do a story about bass pro Mike Iaconelli, who is a fanatical organizer of tackle. “It really helps with time management,” he told me, as he showed me around his...
Every angler has old standby lures that will always have a home in their tackle bag, because some baits never stop catching. But for the fisherman who’s striving to up his game and perhaps discover a new lure...
We have a tendency to use words to death, to the point where they lose their meaning, and foremost among these is iconic. Today, if something works reasonably well and keeps our attention for 15 minutes, it’s “iconic.” The dictionary...
Modern reels are engineered for performance. From lighter materials to stronger drags to the guts of a reel, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve what happens when we cast and retrieve. These new reels offer high-tech casting control,...
Swimbaits hold a special place in the hearts of anglers. They’re big, they have a wide array of designs and they’re often intricately detailed. But above all, they’re main purpose is to catch the biggest fish in the...
Why do blades adorn so many different lures designed to catch so many different types of fish? Three reasons: flash, vibration, and sound. It doesn’t matter if it’s the tiny teardrop of a walleye spinner or the massive...
What you wear on the water can greatly impact your fishing experience. That little drip down the back of the neck, the chill in the upper extremities, or the sun exposure can be uncomfortable—and prevent you from executing...

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