Tips up get a bad rap from some ice anglers – after all how hard can it be to sit on your butt and wait for a flag to pop up! While it may not be as hands-on as fishing with a rod and reel, ice fishing with tip ups presents its own set of challenges and is a highly rewarding way to score a trophy fish. [Read more…] about Tip Ups Ice Fishing Guide: Rigging, Tips, Techniques & More
Fishing leaders are little more than an afterthought to many anglers – but they really deserve more attention. After all, a good leader will provide abrasion-resistance from nasty teeth and sharp rocks, while also creating a line that’s difficult to impossible for fish to spot in the water. [Read more…] about Best Fishing Leaders (Fluoro, Mono, Wire & More)
If you’re new to fishing you might be curious about fishing line strength rating. In fact, one of the first questions many beginner anglers ask is “What pound fishing line should I use?” [Read more…] about What Pound (Test) Fishing Line to Use?
Trout are notoriously temperamental when it comes to presentations, and due to their excellent sense of perception can detect line based on sight in many situations. You want to make sure your line and lure/bait looks as natural as possible so as not to spook them away. With that in mind, what is the best fishing line for trout? [Read more…] about Best Fishing Line for Trout (Fluoro, Braid, Mono & More)
Perch are some of the most sought after fish by ice fishermen – and for good reason. These brightly colored schooling fish are a ton of fun to catch, and when the bite is hot you can pull dozens of them through the ice in a matter of minutes. [Read more…] about Best Ice Fishing Lures for Perch
Buying the right gift for the fisherman (or fisherwoman) in your life can be a little tricky. With so many fishing items and accessories out there, how do you narrow down the best gifts for fishermen? [Read more…] about 37 Best Gifts for Fishermen:
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