Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)
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Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)

Simple question, but a difficult answer. The number one variable which determines the number of trout caught is not the lure or gear used but the skill of the angler. A novice with a spinning rod, will nearly always outfish a novice with a fly rod. The learning curve required to fish with spinning gear…

Which Casting Technique Casts the Furthest with Light Spinning Tackle?

Which Casting Technique Casts the Furthest with Light Spinning Tackle?

It is difficult to cast ultralight tackle far, and the lighter the tackle the more difficult it becomes. So every few feet of extra distance might mean the difference between landing your lure where the fish are feeding or falling short. I decided over the weekend, to try and get a more definitive answer to…

How to know if a spinning reel is the correct size for trout fishing?
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How to know if a spinning reel is the correct size for trout fishing?

There seems to be quite some confusion regarding what size spinning reel to get for trout fishing. I am going to provide a method that can be used with any brand of spinning reel. This method uses the breaking strain of the line you use to decide what reel to get. When trout fishing, we…

Fishing Swim Shads for Trout (an awesome little lure)
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Fishing Swim Shads for Trout (an awesome little lure)

Swim shads represent small fish, and they generally have a hyper realistic finish, on the retrieve their little tail does wiggle through the water in a rather fishlike fashion. They are affordable. Depending on brand, a pre-rigged shad generally costs around a dollar. You can get a whole package for the price of a single…

When to replace fishing line? (and how to prolong its life)
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When to replace fishing line? (and how to prolong its life)

In this guide, I will discuss how often fishing line needs to be replaced and will provide some tips and tricks to prolong, and sometimes double it’s useful life. It is important to replace your line to prevent break off’s and lost tackle. How often to replace fishing line? Occasional use Heavy use Heavy use…