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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 4 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 3 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 2 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 »


Birds Nests and Bait Casting Reels

October 13th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions 1 Comment »

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 »


Storing your Fishing Reels Over the Winter Months

October 7th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions 9 Comments »

Viewer Question: “Question on storing reels for long New England winter. What should I oil/grease on reels? What could I buy locally w-d 40 etc.? Let me know.” Read the rest of this entry »


Do You Have Constant Line Twist?

September 22nd, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I’m new to bass fishing with small plastic grubs 3-4″. My question is, the line seems to be a constant twist problem? I use 8lb. Stren or Triline but in no time, I am fighting twists. Any suggestions?? Thanks” - Steve Read the rest of this entry »