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“The Best Rods Nobody Talks About!”

I always say that bass fishing is about the bite, while saltwater is about the fight. Not to downplay the fight of a large bass, but the drag screaming from a saltwater fish is a...
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Converting Between Saltwater & Freshwater Fishing

I always say that bass fishing is about the bite, while saltwater is about the fight. Not to downplay the fight of a large bass, but the drag screaming from a saltwater fish is a different feeling altogether. No matter the type of water you are fishing that day, it’s...

Early Season Perch Fishing Tactics

Perch will usually spawn in early April thru mid-May, depending on water temperatures, and overall weather conditions.  Look for water temperatures in the 45-58 degree range and if the water remains cooler, sometimes they’ll spawn as late as early June.  I find my early season perch in deeper water around...

Hooking Up! Poon Fever with the Mangrove Coast

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Waking up and hitting the beach every morning with my setter is some- thing I know is really special. I see the Caribbean from my porch, and often see tarpon rolling from the nearby dock. I am immersed in the fly fishing guide community in San Pedro. I have a...

Rigging For The Salt by Ed Jaworowski

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Experienced fresh water fly fishers venturing into the salt understandably have questions about leaders, connections, and knots. Although some big game species may require specialized rigging, striped bass, bluefish, bonito, false albacore, weakfish, redfish, snook and many other small to medium inshore species don’t call for anything terribly complicated. Depending...

Skipping Docks With Frogs on the Tactical Elite Series

Skipping docks with frogs can be a very fun way of fishing lakes loaded with docks. While a lot of anglers use wacky worms and ned rigs, skipping frog patterns can be an effective and exciting alternative to catching big bass. I use the Tactical Elite Bass 6'10 Medium Casting rod ...

Introducing the All-New Tactical Koi Fly Rod

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Don't be koi. We know you've been dreaming of casting a fly into your next-door neighbor's koi pond while they're on vacation. Gear up for suburban fishing with the all-new Tactical Koi rod. Business parks, malls and lobbies everywhere become thrilling fisheries as these artificial ponds become your new favorite fishing...

Line Management with the Linekurv

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If you’ve immersed yourself in the fly fishing literature or watched what seems like a never-ending series of ‘how to videos’, one topic that is almost never addressed is the issue of line management. This neglect is really quite surprising given the fact that managing one’s fly line is critical...

Swim Jig & Lipless Crankbaits for Spring Bass Fishing

Looking to catch a trophy bass this spring? Swim jigs and lipless crankbaits are excellent baits to use as they are extremely versatile and can be fished around many different types of cover.  Both baits can be worked shallow or deep depending on the weight of the bait, rod, line...