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Ice Fishing – Tips on Line, Rods and Reels

February 2nd, 2010 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods, Ice Fishing No Comments »

Always use the lightest pound test line you can get away with – or at least use a lighter leader line. For perch and pan fish, 4 pound line (or leader line) is a great choice – 6 pound line for walleye/trout and 8 pound line for pike… just to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »


3 Points on When to use Spin-Cast Reels

December 10th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Shore Fishing No Comments »

Now-a-days, we tend to talk about spinning reels and bait casting reels – however, in our younger days, we most likely grew up on using spin-cast reels but now rarely talk about them nor use them. Here are 3 tips on using spin cast reels, as there are times where we should still be using them! Read the rest of this entry »


Video - Quick Tips on Baitcasting Reels - How to Use a Baitcasting Reel - Including Spooling and Casting

August 4th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Videos No Comments »

We are constantly getting excellent questions about how to use a bastcasting reel. So we put together this video to answer and give quick important, birdsnest-saving tips on using a baitcasting reel; including the different settings and how to cast. Read the rest of this entry »


The Boatless Angler - Chapter 6.1 - Gearing up for Ice Fishing!

January 14th, 2009 Antonio Posted in Boatless Angler, Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods, Ice Fishing, Shore Fishing No Comments »

Ice fishing is the only time a boatless angler is able to get off the shoreline and venture onto the lake! So as a boatless angler, there are a few things we can do to prepare for this exciting time. First lets go over the most important aspect of ice fishing and that’s the rod and reels! 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 »


Can I Use a Spinning Rod with my Baitcasting Reel?

November 12th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Fishing Rods, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I only own spinning rod & reel combos. However, I now bought a bait casting reel, but no bait casting rod. My question is, can I use a spinning rod with my bait casting reel? I really want to get into using a bait casting outfit.” - Mark G. Read the rest of this entry »