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Choosing the Right Reel
Choosing the Right Reel

When it comes to fishing, for beginners and seasoned anglers, their ultimate weapon is choosing the right rod, reel, lines, and other gadgets to make the most out of this adventure. Anglers are thrill-seekers, so the right choice of tools and equipment will make it more fun.

Choosing the right reel may not be easy as it looks. There are many aspects you should look into before opting for the right reel.

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Choosing the Right Rod
Choosing the Right Rod

Whether you are an expert or a newbie angler, selecting the right rod can be tricky as you must consider various factors to choose the best one.

You should consider features like the rod’s length, blank material, number and type of line guides, handle style, weight, action, and power to find the best fit for you fishing style and target species. To help you make an informed and educated buying decision, we've put together this guide to break down rod types and features and what they are best suited for.

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Image of a sport fisherman holding a bass with a ChatterBait in its mouth
Z-Man ChatterBaits

ChatterBait (aka vibrating jig or bladed jig) refers to a skirted swim jig featuring a blade and a hook made by Z-Man Fishing. The blade hits against the lead, tungsten, or zinc head of the jig and in combination with the color schemes and swimming action, creates an alluring combination of vibration, colors, sounds, and motions, fishing enthusiasts can use to reliably attract and catch fish. In this post, we will review some of the most popular Z-Man ChatterBaits, with varying specs and features. We will also offer a few tips to help you get the most out of your ChatterBaits.

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Four fishing lifestyle images of Daiwa fishing rods and reels merged together
Talkin' Tackle Tech: Daiwa Product Technologies Explained
Fishing rod and reel technology can be daunting to understand sometimes - making it difficult to pick apart marketing fluff "game-changers" from real innovation that helps you catch more fish. In this series, we break down fishing tackle technologies and manufacturing techniques from major brands, starting with Daiwa, so you as an angler can determine if, and how, these products can help you improve your fishing and not just a corporation's bottom line.
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Discount Tackle's Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers
Discount Tackle's Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers
With a New Year comes a new opportunity to improve yourself as an angler. It's easy to get stuck in a cycle and just do the same old thing you've always done. So, to help those who wish to expand their fishing knowledge and experience we put together a list of our Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers for those seeking to challenge themselves in 2021.
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Top 7 Best Bass Fishing Baits & Lures
Top 7 Best Bass Fishing Baits & Lures
What kind of fishing bait or lure is the all-around most effective at catching bass, capable of reliably hooking up with fish during any time of year, in any given weather pattern, or body of water? The frustrating truth is that there is no single best universal bass fishing lure; any effective angler knows that they, at the very least need a tight but versatile assortment of baits and lures to secure a successful day on the water. In this blog we cover our top 7 kinds of bass lures that we believe should be in every bass anglers tackle box.
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Senko: Origin, Uses, & Rigging Styles
Senko: Origin, Uses, & Rigging Styles
The Senko soft plastic stickbait (aka stickworm) from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is one of the most popular, effective, and impactful bass fishing baits developed in the last 30 years. Developed by the brand’s eponymous founder, the Senko has a subtle, natural underwater action and versatile shape that allows it to be effective on a wide range of bait presentations and rigging styles. In this blog post we explore the origins of the Senko and popular techniques used with this bait.
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Fishing Line: Types & Uses
Fishing Line: Types & Uses
When it comes to tipping the odds of catching more fish in your favor, not many ways are as simple, effective, and affordable as making sure your reel is spooled with the best type of line for both the location you are fishing and your target species. While fishing line is not always the flashiest and most exciting aspect of tackle shopping, its role in fishing success cannot be understated. Check out this blog post to learn about some of the most common types of fishing line and their uses.
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Fishing Hook Basics: Types, Sizes, & Uses
Fishing Hook Basics: Types, Sizes, & Uses

A fishing hook is perhaps one of the most crucial fishing tackle items after your fishing rod and reel. In this blog post, we break down the four major categories of fishing hooks and explain the different sub-types that make up each category, the rigging techniques and baits they are most often used with, and the species they are used to target. Finally, we provide a short explanation of hook sizing and hook strength naming conventions.

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