Gear Tips

Tips of the Trade – Say NO to Rust!

by Josh Douglas  – It’s not the high end baits that are causing the initial problem, it’s usually that one old bait that still has that ancient split ring that causes the initial catastrophe. From there it slowly creeps one by one until it’s a ravaged every single plug in the entire box. Sure there’s ways to slow this process and clean up some of the damage, in fact I did a blog post on
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Are You Sharper Than Your Hook – Keeping Your Hook Sharp

by Eric Moynihan Have you ever set your hook, ready to pull what could be the big one that legends are made of only to end up reeling in no story at all. One thing many anglers neglect is care for their fishing hooks and it may be costing them. Hook sharpening is probably the single most neglected best practice in all of fishing. Repeated snagging catches havoc on hooks. If you fish brush
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Selecting the Right Kayak w/ Ty Sutherland of 30milesOut

EZ Angler’s Brent Watters catches up with Ty Sutherland host of 30MilesOut  to get some need to know tips on selecting the right kayak, accessories and how to get your yak ready for some fresh or saltwater fishing. Ty  has been fishing for most of his life… With a back ground in music and art, Ty has always been a performer and entertainer with careers as a recording artist and
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Flipping Baits For Success

by Adam Smith Through out the year my most consistent technique is flipping and pitching, whether it be structure or vegetation flipping produces fish. To be successful during spring, summer, and fall you must change up area/depths you are flipping, the structure or vegetation your flipping, and the baits your flipping. There could be hundreds of articles written on flipping but in this one I
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Keeping It Organized

by Rick Lawrence (AKA The Fish-N-Fool) If you’re a serious Bass, Pike or Musky fisherman the one thing you don’t want to do it is have to hunt through your whole tackle box looking for a lure or bait you want . I’m going to show you guys how I keep my tackle organized that make a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to find the right bait. First off the best way to store Bass
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That Crankbait Won’t Hunt. Or Will It? Crankbait Modifications – Part 1

by Thad Rains – What we will explore is modifications that might enhance your existing crankbaits and look at changes that will enhance performance and help some crankbaits hunt or react differently than most other baits. Some of these modifications are very basic, that most fishermen do anyway.  But there is the opportunity to change the look, sounds, running depth of your lures
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Spinning Reels, Is Bigger Better?

Pro Angler Steve Chiasson answers the question: “What is the best size for a spinning reel when it is used for finesse fishing techniques?”   Great question as I was just about to do a post of my own on this exact topic.  I have been emphasizing the need for high speed retrieve ratios on baitcasting gear.  This emphasis is based on the ability of high speed retrieve ratios to
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The Need for Speed? My Reel is Faster Than Yours!

by Rob Edwards If your like me and you pay attention to the various trends in fishing equipment, you may have noticed that over the years battles for “who can put the most bearings in a reel” or who makes lightest weight reel have popped up and are argued about by anglers off and on the water, the current trend that is starting to take over is: “who can make the fastest
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All Pikies Are Not Created Equal – What Makes A Lure Collectible?

by Mark Edson – As I mentioned in October’s column, not all pikies are created equal.   In fact, most “alike” lures of any manufacturer are subject to price variability due to a wide range of factors.   But before we discuss those factors, I want to focus on the basics of tackle collecting.  What makes a lure collectible?  What should you look for while searching your local antique
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When Throwing Weightless Wreaks Havoc

by Tyler (Gunner) Wilson – Here is a quick tip to catch more fish and not have the hassle of bird nest when throwing weightless senkos, small swim baits or anything else you might throw  weightless. I see a lot of anglers throwing weightless senkos these days and I always notice their lines are getting twisted and then they start getting a bird nest after a while. If you notice, when
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