• Equipment Check

    Fishing Equipment

    One of the most important features of successful bass fishing is having clean, fully functional fishing tackle and equipment.

    Let’s begin with rods and reels. These are your most expensive tools and need to be maintained regularly especially when demanding total performance.

    All line guides should be checked with a Q-tip gently twisted inside each eye. If the cotton wool catches on any of the inner rings, they should be replaced as they could cut your line at a crucial point during fish retrieval.

  • How to Spool a Spinning Reel [VIDEO]

    There's more to spooling up a spinning reel that you might think.  You need to be concerned about line twist, spool tension, etc. We've put together a simple video tutorial that will teach you how to put line on a spinning reel along with some tips and tricks that will make the process easier for anyone who struggles with this task.  Make sure you have some clippers or small pair of scissors handy for this task.

  • Team Daiwa Product Review - 1

    That is the first thing that came to mind when I opened the package and found the Team Daiwa Advantage 2500A. Being from Texas the use of a spinning rod was never a tool I used that often unless I was crappie fishing. Then I discovered Split Shotting and the now famous Drop Shot. Even though these techniques were very useful in catching bass in tournaments, I never gave much thought to the reels that I used. I bought what ever was cheapest and did the job I wanted it to do.

  • The Right Bass Fishing Rod & Reel

    Rod and Reel Basics

    Choosing the right equipment doesn’t have to be that complicated. I will give you as much information on the three basic setups I think will give you a good start without costing you a fortune. I would suggest going with two bait casters and one spinning rig. In the past I would recommend going to a dedicated sporting goods store to get what you need, but now most retail stores are carrying a good selection of quality rods and reels. In my area, Walmart is now carrying brands like Diawa, Abu Garcia, Falcon, Wright and McGill and Quantum.