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It Starts With A Cast

It Starts With A Cast

I fondly remember my best fishing trip ever. It lasted maybe an hour, and I didn’t catch a single fish. Our family was in Naples, Florida visiting my in-laws. My daughter Anna, who was four at the time, announced, “Daddy, I want to go fishing.” I rigged a four-inch...

Cadence Holiday Gift Guide

Cadence Holiday Gift Guide

Giving fishing tackle as a gift is more than just giving a rod or a reel.  You’re actually giving memories that just haven’t been made yet.  When your loved one or friend takes their new tackle out on the water, they will be making fond memories that often last a...

Gear Review: CS8 Spinning Reel

Gear Review: CS8 Spinning Reel

There are plenty of specialists in the angling world: those who exclusively target a single species. Bass fishermen come to mind first, but there are other culprits. Then there are guys like Anthony Moody who spends over 100 days a year chasing almost anything with...

Cadence CS7 Reel: A Reel That You Can Always Count On

Cadence CS7 Reel: A Reel That You Can Always Count On

Mosquito Lagoon is no place for wimpy tackle. Bruising redfish, black drum, marauding jack crevalle, and feisty tarpon can put a hurtin’ on lesser rods and reels. Add hundreds of inexperienced clients who are notoriously tough on gear plus a corrosive saltwater...

Gear Review: Cadence CR7 Spinning Rod

Gear Review: Cadence CR7 Spinning Rod

If you are a bass fisherman then no doubt you’ve heard of the Ned Rig. It is a finesse style of fishing that has a reputation of eking out limits even when the bite is tough. If you aren’t familiar, a ned rig is simply a small stick bait put on a jig head. The best...

Gear Review CS10 Spinning Reel

Gear Review CS10 Spinning Reel

They say steelhead is a fish of a thousand casts.  Army veteran Luke Thompson from Medford, Oregon spends over fifty days a year pursuing steelhead on the Rogue, Umpqua, Illinois, and Applegate rivers in southwestern Oregon. “Most of the time I swing spoons from the...

Taming Wind Knots

Taming Wind Knots

Wind knots are the bane of fishing braided line on spinning reels. Newcomers to braid often complain about getting wind knot after wind knot. After a day spent constantly re-rigging, frustration sets in and they go back to monofilament. It doesn’t have to be that way....

How To Catch Juvenile Tarpon On Light Spinning Gear

How To Catch Juvenile Tarpon On Light Spinning Gear

Many anglers visiting Florida hope to check tarpon off their bucket list. While the giant, chrome plated behemoths of the passes and flats are a worthy goal, there is an entirely different tarpon fishery that gets almost zero pressure and is loaded with cooperative...

The Best Fishing Combo For Shaky Head Bass Fishing

The Best Fishing Combo For Shaky Head Bass Fishing

When the water cools down and the bass become finicky, shaky head fishing can turn an angler’s day around. Whether you are fishing deep points or shallow structure, a shaky head paired with a craw or finesse worm can usually tempt those picky fish to bite. The most...

How To Maintain The Drag On A Spinning Reel

How To Maintain The Drag On A Spinning Reel

Fish on! You’re in the middle of a fight with a bonafide monster! Zap! Snap! Broken line! Your drag just locked up! Maintaining a fishing spinning reel drag is one of the simplest tasks out there but one that many people fail to do. While disassembling the drag is an...

How To Select A Spinning Combo

How To Select A Spinning Combo

For the cost-conscious angler, a spinning combo – a matched and balanced spinning rod and reel, is the ticket to better quality at a bargain price. However, just like many deals portrayed as “bargains,” the admonition of “buyer beware” still applies. Here’s how to...

The Right Spinning Rod & Reel For Kayak Fishing

The Right Spinning Rod & Reel For Kayak Fishing

For thousands of years, great thinkers agonized over the answer to the question of which came first: the chicken or the egg? Believe it or not, the best spinning combo for kayak fishing produces the same dilemma: What comes first, the rod or reel? Thankfully, there is...

Two Golf Secrets Every Angler Needs To Know

Two Golf Secrets Every Angler Needs To Know

Pros teach every golfer two fundamental rules that are equally important for anglers. The first thing a beginning golfer learns is the swing followed by endless hours at the driving range attempting to perfect the stance, grip, and muscle motion to produce the perfect...

How To Buy A Spinning Rod – 5 Critical Features To Compare

How To Buy A Spinning Rod – 5 Critical Features To Compare

It all comes down to using the correct spinning rod – one with the right balance of action, power, length, composition, and construction – for the terminal tackle you decided to match against the fish you want to catch.  And… in the end… catching fish and having fun...

11 Things To Consider When Buying A Spinning Reel (Part 1)

11 Things To Consider When Buying A Spinning Reel (Part 1)

There are so many choices! How to cull the good from the bad? By recognizing higher price does not always equate to better quality! There are great inexpensive reels with the same features as expensive name brands – you just need to know what to look for in a good...

11 Things To Consider When Buying A Spinning Reel (Part 2)

11 Things To Consider When Buying A Spinning Reel (Part 2)

In part 1, we discussed why items 1 through 5 were important characteristics of a quality spinning reel. In Part 2, we pick up with item 6 – the handle knob – an important, yet overlooked feature. Again, here are all the factors to consider: Spool design – long cast...

Bass Will Give Your Spinning Rod A Workout

Bass Will Give Your Spinning Rod A Workout

Bass are some of the most sought after game fish in North America. When you think about bass, many envision a tough-fighting, big fish. To be sure, bass do come out fighting when you hook one, be prepared for a battle. They leap right out of the water and will give...

Using A Spinning Rod And Reel, You Can Catch Almost Anything

Using A Spinning Rod And Reel, You Can Catch Almost Anything

Is there any one fish anglers consider to be the best catch? What is considered to be the best fish to catch is clearly subjective. Some say it is the fish that gives the most fight while others will argue it is the rarest type of fish you could hook. Now, if you are...

Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods And Fishing Apps

Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods And Fishing Apps

These days, smartphones are as common as Starbucks. So it makes perfect sense to incorporate your smartphone into your next fishing trip along with your best fishing reels and fishing rods and apps. And the fact that many newer phones are waterproof means you can...

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