How to Balance a Fishing Rod with Reel?

A balanced fishing rod with a reel occurs when you lay┬áthe rod on your index finger where the butt-end meets the rod blank. If the fishing rod remains in a perfectly horizontal position, the rod is balanced. If the rod tip is down, we call that a weight-forward rod. If the tip is up then … Read more

How to Set the Drag on a Reel

There are tons of tips and tricks that you can follow to make the most out of your fishing experience. Possibly one of the most important, and also one of the easiest, things you can do to improve your fishing ability is to adjust and set the drag on your reel. One simple change can … Read more

What Size Reel for Pier Fishing?

Pier fishing is one fishing experience every angler should have. It is a popular fishing pursuit, and it’s a great way to catch a wide variety of fish. However, pier fishing requires having the right fishing gear and putting in the right amount of work to pull the catch up quite a distance above the … Read more

How to Clean a Fishing Reel

How to clean a fishing reel is a question we hear a lot. Fishing reels are made to handle some water exposure but any type of grit – sand, mud, dust – will affect the quality and performance of the reel and most likely that will happen when you need the reel the most. How … Read more

What Is Max Drag on A Reel?

The max drag on a reel is the most force needed to move the line off the reel when the line is pulled, such as when you have a fish on the hook. The max drag setting on a reel corresponds to the line weight rating of a pole. A pole will list the line … Read more

Daiwa Fuego CT Casting Reel Review

As an avid angler, I am a big fan of dedicated rods and reels for specific types of fish. Of course, that bin of reels and gear seemed good, but after hours on the water did not quite live up to the hype. The Daiwa Fuego CT casting reel is a keeper. It is light … Read more

How to Tie an Arbor Knot on a Fly Reel

Fishing is one of the most relaxing pastimes you could ever participate in. Whether you enjoy fishing at a lake or dam or prefer the thrill of deep water or ocean fishing, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to improve your fishing experience. One of the best tricks to learn is … Read more

Why are Baitcasters Better Than Spinning Reels

For those new to fishing, it might be surprising all the choices you have available. Each of these choices will change the outcome of your fishing success. Not only do you have to choose between rides but the reels play an essential factor in the overall performance of your gear. Let’s start with the basics. … Read more

How to Adjust a Baitcasting Reel For Beginners

In using a baitcaster fishing reel, the main issue beginners face is backlash. However, this issue can be solved if you master the process of adjusting the types of brake on the baitcaster. There are three brake types on a baitcasting reel and we’ll show you how to adjust each: 1. Spool Tension Knobs Spool … Read more

How to Use Anti Reverse on Spinning Reel

If you have used spinning reels before, you will be familiar with the anti-reverse feature and what it’s for. But if you’re new to angling and aren’t quite sure what it is or how to make the best use of it, then you’ve found the right article. In this write-up, we’ll cover what anti-reverse is, … Read more