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Best Spinning Reels Under 100

Gear Guide: Best Budget Spinning Reels (Under $100)

Without a doubt the most popular selling spinning reels are those that cost less than a hundred bucks. It’s a sweet spot where weekend guys like you and me can afford to get a few rod and reel combos and still have a...

Best Baitcasting Reel for Crankbaits

Gear Guide: Best Reels for Crankbait Fishing

Have you ever watched Kevin Van Dam fish a crankbait during an Elite Series tournament? It’s an exciting technique that KVD uses to get reaction bites while casting towards fish on structure. If you want to fire up...

Best Cranking Rods

Selecting the Best Crankbait Rod for Bass Fishing

When I first started getting into bass fishing, I used 3 or 4 rods for all my lures and techniques. It worked well for a few years until I got better at fishing certain techniques. I realized some of my rods weren’t...

Best Aluminum Fishing Pliers

Best Fishing Pliers for Freshwater or Saltwater

Fishing pliers are one of those easily overlooked pieces of gear. Anglers don’t really think about them until they are in desperate need of them. The best fishing pliers can remove hooks, bend wires, change split...

Best Baitcasting Reels for the Money

10 Best Baitcasting Reels [2018 Reviews]

Baitcasting reels are important tools for anglers who want to be able to effectively fish larger lures and techniques where light line spinning reels simply don’t cut it. A good baitcasting combo gives you a high degree...

Best Fishing Nets for Landing Big Bass

Best Landing Net for Any Species

If you fish enough, eventually you’ll go home form the lake with a story about the big one that got away. Well, sometimes those stories are the result of fishing without a good landing net. One of the most annoying...

Rapala High Contrast Digital Scale Review

Rapala High Contrast Digital Scale Review

After catching and weighing some bigger bass a few months ago, I realized it was time for a new digital scale. Not long after, I was scrolling Facebook when I saw a Pro bass fisherman with the new Rapala High Contrast...

Plano Blade Bag Review

Plano Guide Series Blade Bag Review

Spinnerbait storage has long been a sore spot for me. Spinnerbait boxes are too bulky, and never truly eliminated tangled hooks and blades. Flat utility boxes have the same drawbacks, unless you don’t mind the practice...