Shimano Curado Spinning Rod Review

The Shimano Curado Spinning Rods offer professional-grade performance and signaled an advancement for fishing rods. With Shimano’s proprietary Hi-Power X technology and exceptional sensitivity, the Curado is easily one of the fishing rod heavyweights with more than enough capability for everyday fishing. That said, this is not a budget-friendly option and requires a serious fishing … Read more

No 8 Tackle Hellbent Spinning Rod Review

When the primordial calling of fishing strikes, the No. 8 Tackle Hellbent spinning rod fishing poles provide an exceptional graphite blank with high cork grade components. Top that off with one of the most comfortable reel seats on the market and a guide system to match, and you can have complete confidence at the time … Read more

St. Croix Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod Review

The re-engineered Mojo Inshore spinning rod is an advanced fishing rod that employs a combination of technology to make advanced blanks with plenty of backbone high-end components for superior performance. From the blank’s high-end construction to the well-designed long handle and the almost excellent guides, the Mojo Inshore screams premium quality. However, tooling technology and … Read more

Shimano Solara Spinning Rod Review

Shimano is one of the top fishing rod brands in the fishing industry, but they also make it a point to offer some extremely affordable fishing rods too. However, it’s difficult to exceed making just an average fishing rod and provide an increase in quality when keeping a fishing rods price range within virtually anyone’s … Read more

TFO Professional Spinning Rod Review

The TFO Pro-S Series Spinning Rod is for the versatile angler who needs fishing rods that can serve both a bass angler in freshwater or ensure angler success for your inshore fishing experience. This pole provides the ability to perform finesse actions with performance maximizing componentry at a sound price. However, the Temple Fork Outfitters … Read more

Offshore Angler Inshore Extreme Spinning Rod Review

The Bass Pro Shops Offshore Angler Inshore Extreme spinning rods are the saltwater fishing setup made and sold by the aforementioned retail chain. While the parent company specializes in selling fishing tackle, that’s a far different task than┬ámaking it. However, the Offshore Angler at least meets many of the industry standards you would expect from … Read more

How to Catch Tilapia

Tilapia is a freshwater fish often found in shallow rivers, lakes, and waterways. You can sometimes find them in brackish ponds and swampy areas – the backflow of rivers and oxbow lakes, but for the most part you find them in rivers. Tilapia are also most vegetarian. They eat algae and vegetation but will happily … Read more

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

St Croix Panfish Series Spinning Rod Review

The St. Croix Panfish Series spinning rod models offer superior performance based explicitly on panfish angler feedback. With the use of advanced technology like St. Croix’s fortified resin system and others, the Panfish spinning series affords a high-quality rod with a combination of sensitivity and improved strength at a relatively affordable price. However, a dedicated … Read more

Shimano Talavera Inshore Spinning Rod Review

The Shimano Talavera Inshore spinning rod is a series of performance saltwater rods that provides impressive durability and refined touches that extend beyond simply the product specifications. That said, these spin casting poles still provide plenty of different options to choose from and narrow your specific quarry. However, the Talavera is more of a mid-tier … Read more