Gear Tips

Ready to Buy a New Fishing Rod? Learn the Basics

By EZ Angler Purchasing a rod can be one of the most daunting aspects of getting started in fishing. There are a multitude of options available, each claiming to be superior to the rods next to them. In many cases it comes down to affordability. But you must consider the old saying, you get what you pay for and that’s why it’s important to at least know the basics of rod selection –
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The Importance of Good Hooks & The Right Size Hook For The Job

By Becky Gardhouse -  There are so many hooks to choose from when you visit your local tackle store that it’s easy for some anglers to get overwhelmed. Hooks are hooks in some people’s minds. When choosing  hooks they figure they either need a big one or a small one depending on the fish they are pursuing. Many anglers miss the importance of not only using the proper size hook, but also the
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“There They Are” – The Case for Polarized Sunglasses

By EZ Angler Staff -  A good pair of polarized sunglasses can be an angler’s most important gear not only because they protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and the occasional wild cast, but they provide a level of transparency to see activity in the water. Being given the ability to track fish and identify structures like sunken logs and even drops can be the difference in a good
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What’s in that Homemade Catfish Bait?

By Brent Watters Have you ever been fishing and witnessed someone catching all the fish? Well, when I see someone hauling in stringers full of fish I get very curious. On occasion, I have asked about their secret techniques pertaining to equipment and bait. A lot of times I will get the polite smile and response such as “just lucky today” or “you know…same ol’ stuff.”  I’ll ask what type of
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Five Tips for Better Boat Organization

By Adam Smith -  Hey guys, I was out in my boat doing a little organizing and thought I would share a few things that have helped me organize my gear to help reach maximum time fishing on the water and lead to less clutter. I have listed 5 things that I have found useful and hope you can find something to help be more organized on the water. Tip #1  Lay all your gear out and become familiar
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