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Icing for Panfish

By Vincent J. Hytry Winter is here in southeast Wisconsin and that means it’s time for ice fishing. With the early ice upon us, the focus is on panfish and to find these fish you must think shallow, real shallow (1.5-5ft). The search for panfish begins by looking for protected bays, channels or back waters off river systems and if they contain green weeds, wood or other cover it’s all the
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HT Jimmy Houston Fish Hunter Pro DX Spinning Combo (6’6″ M)

By Brent Watters HT Enterprises has brought to market an affordable mid-level combo rod and reel that delivers great fishing action and performance comparable to higher end models. The Jimmy Houston Fish Hunter Pro DX Spinning Combo features a 2-piece fiberglass rod along with a premium contoured genuine cork handle. The rod is an IM6, a feature of more expensive rods and the medium action
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The Reel Truth: What You Need To Know About Today’s Reelz

By Neil Dootson – The information provided in this article is based in my own research and does not reflect the views of any other person or company. The reels spoken of in this article and the issues I have found with them are not a direct reference to any specific reel manufacturer. With that being said, all the information contained within is strictly from my years of experience
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Abu Garcia Introduces the Fnatasia Regita

Abu Garcia recently  introduced the new high-performance Fantasista Regista series of rods that are a match for high-end Revo reels. The Fantasista rods are constructed using unique Tetra axial carbon construction. The special carbon wrapping process provides incredible strength and sensitivity in a lightweight design. On the water, this translates into exceptional bite detection and superior
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Denali Rods Signature “Michael Murphy” Jerkbait Rods

by John Boudreau I’ve been lucky enough in my relatively short regional tournament career to affiliate myself with some quality companies that I really believe in.  It’s quite a feeling, the confidence increase I get, when I’m using the right tool for the job. Denali Rods is a brand that makes a great addition to anyone’s repertoire and  since I made the switch to these rods last season, I
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Lew’s Carbon Fiber Speed Spool

In the market for a new baitcast reel? The Lew’s Carbon Fiber Speed Spool is a must have. Lews is known for dependability and this reel is no exception. Exclusive at Dick’s Sporting Goods and offered at a very attractive price point that makes superb quality very affordable. With a 7:1:1 gear ration and 31 inches per crank, this reel is a beast. Only weighing 7.2 oz., the light weight allows
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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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Bass on the Fly? Misconceptions on Fly Fishing

by Lindsay Rowland - I’ll be the first to admit it, every time I see a trout-mimicking swimbait, I do get a little bitter. At heart I’m one of those “elitist”, creek-crawling, catch and release, bug-tying, line-flying, foam box-toting anglers who put trout on a pedestal. I grew up on bass and inshore/offshore saltwater on the east coast of central Florida, but I pulled this trout-on-the-fly
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Setting It Right – Techniques for Proper Hook Settting

  Proper hook setting is not a mindless action but a skill if you intend on bringing in that big catch. Three skilled bass anglers that have spent years perfecting their hook setting techniques share their techniques and advice with EZ Angler.  Kris Johnson – Tournament Angler It’s dependent upon the lure being used. When I use a Senko I look for the line to twitch then feel
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