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What is “leader line” and Why Should I Use it?

January 29th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line No Comments »

These may seem like two very simple questions, but there are a number of factors you should consider as to why you would even think about using a leader line. Let’s take a minute & share some tips with you. Read the rest of this entry »


How Do You Spool a Bait Casting Reel?

January 12th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels No Comments »

Viewer Question:  “How do you spool a bait casting reel?” Thanks, Joe.

There are a few key points to keep in mind when spooling up your bait casting reel and I’m happy to share some tips with you! Read the rest of this entry »


How Much Leader Line Should I Tie on to my Main Spool of Line?

January 5th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line No Comments »

As I mentioned in one of my prior articles, a general rule of thumb is to have a leader line which is about twice the length of your fishing rod. Besides being easy to remember, let’s talk about the advantages of using this “formula”. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Tie Monofilament and Braided Fishing Lines Together

December 19th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line No Comments »

One of the most frequently asked questions is “what is the best way to tie monofilament line (or fluorocarbon line) to braided fishing line”. Here we’ll answer a lot of your questions on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »


The Boatless Angler - Chapter 4 - Muskie Fishing From Shore

October 14th, 2008 Antonio Posted in Boatless Angler, Casting, Cranking, Fish Catching Basics, Fishing Line, Freshwater Fishing, Shore Fishing No Comments »

As any angler would know, muskie are a challenging fish to locate, to hook and to land; to make it even more challenging, try doing it all from shore! Read the rest of this entry »


Birds Nests and Bait Casting Reels

October 13th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “Question: I do a lot of bottom fishing from a boat but seem to get a lot of birds nest when dropping my line. I am using a 6 oz sinker. I have been told that I have too much line on my reel. Can you help with any tips? Thanks.” - Michael Read the rest of this entry »