The Megabass Knuckle 60 has a square bill that adjusts to two different levels, essentially making it two baits in one package.
The Megabass Vision 110 Squarebill is a great summertime jerkbait that dives to depths of 3-4 feet.
The Sebile A.T. Worm can be rigged up to 22 different ways. Here's a closer look at one way you may have never seen before.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Aaron Martens talks about the new features of the latest Vision 110 jerkbait.
An in-depth look at three new Shimano spinning reels: Saros FA, Symetre FE, and Sahara FE.
The Jackall Boil Trigger 100 is a hard, topwater lure that, unlike all other presentaions out there, lies on its side in the water.
FLW Tour pro Luke Clausen talks about some of the great features of the Orochi XX line of rods.
Fenwick launches a news rod series called Aetos at ICAST 2012, extremely light rods that come in many actions.
Jackall has come out with two new soft baits: one a swimbait perfect for Alabama Rigs, the other a shad for dropshotting.
The Centro Frogster is a hard-bodied topwater frog lure that comes with a twist: an hidden hook that auto-deploys from the back when a fish strikes.
GitLit Lures are some of the most realistic baits you will ever see.
The Shimano Calcutta D has been reinvented, and Facts of Fishing host Dave Mercer has all the details.
Freedom Tackle jigs allow you to unscrew the hook, not only giving you customization options, but greater action in the water as the hook is now separated from the jighead itself
The revamped Abu Garcia Revo Reels, winners of the Best Freshwater Reel Award at ICAST, are now lighter, come in new colors, and have added features, but remain the same great price.
Daniel Romano of Uncle Wesley introduces the new minnow jerkbait and the widow weaver crankbait.
The Fat-Free Square Bill is yet another new lure that Pradco introduced at ICAST, and Zel Roland shares all the details.
Zel Roland of Pradco introduces the new Heddon Chug'n Spook, and explains exactly how it works.
Bassmaster Elite Series champion Aaron Martens goes over the features of a prototype dropshot rod by Megabass.
Spiderwire releases a brand new product called Zilla Braid, a tough line with little stretch, perfect for big bass or toothy fish like pike and muskie.
Mark Zona talks about how the new G-Loomis GLX rods are more lightweight and sensitive than ever before, but retain enough power to be described as "weapons on the water."
Quantum has expanded their Exo reel lineup with bigger baitcast and spinning reels, as well as left-handed models.
Over the last year Shimano has been working to improve their Terez line of rods. Robby Gant goes over the new features of the improved rail rods.
Live Target has a reputation for making amazingly lifelike lures and the new lipless pinfish lure is no exception. This lure can be fished many ways and will catch a ton of fish
This is not your average watch! The Reactor Graviton 2 has features that track all the variables that would affect a saltwater angler's fishing plans, like moon phases and tidal flows.
JP offers tips on strolling a jerkbait for bass.
Fishing tackle is simply fishing gear. It's the one sweeping term for any or all equipment you would use in fishing. Some simple examples of fishing tackle would be hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes.
Fishing gear typically refers to commercial fishing where as fishing tackle, which really means the same, refers to recreational or sport fishing.
Sport fishing tackle refers to all of the equipment necessary for recreational fishing. Here is a look at some basic Sport Fishing Tackle:
There are four main types of rods and reels, so let's break them down.
Terminal tackle refers to all of the other types of fishing gear, most notable hooks, bobbers, sinkers, leaders and many other items.
Here are the basics:
Bait is one of the most important elements to catching a fish. Fishing bait is any substances that is use to attract (or catch) any fish. In many cases you would put it on the end of a hook. In other cases you would put it in a trap.
There are many types of artificial and natural baits.
A fishing lure is what is attached to the end of the fishing line. It is designed to move and disguise as prey of a fish, but in general, the idea is to catch the attention of fish (luring them in) and getting the fish to bite the hook.
There are many different types of lures, such as jigs, spoon lures, plugs, artificial flies, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits.
There are a couple of different ways to store tackle, but you have to keep in mind where you are heading out fishing.
If you are going to be fishing in a big boat on a lake, then a nice big tackle box is your perfect strategy. A tackle box might be big to carry around, but it has everything you need and in a boat, you have the space for it.
But a tackle box doesn't work if you are fishing down a small stream and all you have is your pockets. Fishing vests, small tackle bags, and pouches provide storage space that is easy to carry while fishing from shore.
There are endless places to buy fishing tackle, from the internet to the local stores, but make sure you know what you're getting into. Here are some tips to get you started:
If you're buying a rod, you probably want to check the action and see if you like the feel. It's better to buy in the store.
Some online stores don't have very good photos that show the details and proper color of their products, so purchasing a new lure or a color that you have never used before might be a little risky. You may think that you are purchasing one color, but the image was dark and the product looks different when it arrives.
If you're restocking bait and lures that you have already used, then have a look at the online shops and Ebay and see if you can find a good price. Usually, prices are cheaper online but be sure to keep the cost of shipping in mind. You can usually lower overall shipping costs by ordering everything at once instead of paying to ship several small packages.
Another option is to check your local tackle supplier to see the tackle in person, and then compare prices later online. That lets you see and hold the product in the store, but you might be able to save money if you purchase it online.
While most people think that the only way to get new fishing tackle is to buy it, the truth is you can go a long way on the free route. Here are some tips to getting free tackle:
When you are hunting for a specific fish, you have to plan out the right gear for the species or you'll come up empty-handed. There are countless types of fishing rods, reels, line, lures, bait and terminal tackle. It's imperative that you have the right equipment for the job. Here are some quick tips that will help you select the appropriate tackle: