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How to Choose the Best Fishing Rod 0

Posted on January 09, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

Often overlooked, choosing the right kind of fishing rod is one of the most essential factors if you want to be successful in catching any type of fish. Proper placement of your bait, without spooking fish, can have a significant impact if you want to hook any fish on your fishing rod. Using the wrong rod will not allow you to cast as far or as accurately as possible. Use the right rod with a proper technique, and you can bring in lots of fish to your fish basket. The right rod should not be confused with an expensive one, as it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to use it properly. Using the wrong rod will make it harder for you to put fish in your Livewell. If you use the wrong rod, you will often confuse snugs, hangs or collisions with a fish bite, which is, frankly, embarrassing for you. Here are a few things you can take into consideration that will help you in buying the best fishing rod for you.

Length

The length of the rod is one of the most important factors you should consider before buying a new fishing rod. These range from small 4 feet rods to long 14 feet ones, but generally, people use anywhere from 6 to 8 feet rods. The general rule is that a short rod casts short distances, while a long rod casts long distances. Shorter rods are used for fishing in close quarters like fishing in a small kayak or a small boat in a pond. Longer rods are generally used for fishing in big open waters. Considering the length of a fishing rod is key if you want to fish in small or big waters.

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4 Amazing Products You Need For Your Fishing Trip 2

Posted on October 08, 2017 by Dave Parker

fishing-3Many anglers are resilient when it comes to making changes and adapting to the amazing technological advances that are slowly creeping up on them. Despite being particularly useful, the best depth finders and fish finders are still used rather scarcely. It takes a whole lot of time to convince a fisherman or woman who has utilized the same techniques for the past two decades to try out something new.

We’ve made a list of four great products that you ought to consider if you’re into angling and are looking to give a shot to some gadgets. Keep in mind that many of those that we will mention are user-friendly and convenient, and that’s because they’re made to be utilized in the close proximity of water and your potential catches. In fact, most fishing gadgets nowadays are made to allow you to catch more fish.

  1. Fish finder bite alarm

Whenever the fish seem to refuse to bite, it can be tedious to keep on waiting without having a chat with your fishing buddies. It’s a good idea to place your rod on a stick or holder in your boat and then start waiting. With a fish finder bite alarm, you will find out the exact time where you have a shot at getting a catch. This type of device can be installed on virtually any type of rod, and the neatest thing about it is that it makes a sound each time there’s a bite. Some models are even equipped with a LED indicator in case you’re a fan of nighttime fishing. Read the rest of this entry →

Six Must-Have Supplies for the Fishing Fanatic in Your Life 3

Posted on March 28, 2016 by Brooke Chaplan

Fishing-2Fishing certainly must be the quietest and calmest of all sports. There is no running, no cheering crowds, and no one-on-one challenges. And that’s one of the most endearing facets of fishing; it’s quiet and you are surrounded by Mother Nature. It’s also a sport that requires a lot of specialized apparel and gear. The astute fisherman always makes sure to have the best equipment possible, because being on a boat limits the opportunities to go get more supplies. Here are a few items that a fanatical fisherman should have.

Waders
Waders are not only for fly fishing; they also come in handy when fishing with bait or lures. They are basically a large pair of rubber trousers with suspenders and boots built into the design. They allow the fisherman to wade into a stream, river, or ocean and cast further out. They are a must-have for a true fishing aficionado.

Mud Boots
In the absence of waders, or even in addition to them, sturdy, quality mud boots will also be useful. Whereas fishing areas are frequently muddy, mud boots will protect the feet. Supply stores like Central Farm and Garden have many options to choose from.

Fishing Vest
A fishing vest is also very handy and accommodating. It has many pockets for holding various fishing tackle items like sinkers, hooks, lures, spare reels, a knife, and more. A frequent fisherman can always use one. Read the rest of this entry →

Things to Consider When Getting Ready for a Florida Fishing Trip 3

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Edwin Smith

You can catch some amazing fish during a Florida fishing trip.

You can catch some amazing fish during a Florida fishing trip.

Fishing is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time in nature. There are a number of different factors that come along with planning out a great Florida fishing trip. Neglecting to properly plan out a trip will usually lead to a bad experience for all involved. Ensuring that all of the bases are covered in regards to your fishing trip will help a person have a good experience. Here are a few things that you have to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip.

Checking the Life Jackets

The first thing to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip are the life jackets you have. You need to make sure the life jackets are in good shape and are functioning properly. The more you are able to find out about the condition of your safety equipment, the easier you will find it to rest easy while on the water. If you detect a problem with the life jackets, then it is best to buy new ones. Neglecting to check the safety equipment properly can lead to a number of negative consequences.

Getting the Boat Seaworthy

The next thing to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip is the condition of the boat. By taking the time to check all of the fluids, you can make sure the boat is ready to go. Make sure the boat is also full of gas to avoid having to stop in the middle of a good fishing trip to go gas up. The time and effort that goes into checking a boat out will allow you to avoid breaking down while out and about. Make sure you have the boat professionally serviced from time to time to ensure proper repairs. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Early Wynn: 300 Game Winner
      August 1, 2020 | 8:37 pm
      Early Wynn

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month pitched in four decades, was a veteran of World War II and is one of only two pitchers to finish with exactly 300 career victories.

      Hall of Famer Early Wynn began his career as a 19-year old in 1939 by pitching three games for the Washington Senators. After spending the 1940 season in the minors, he went 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA in a brief stint in the majors in 1941.

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