Fishing Gear and Fishing Tackle Reviews

Fishing gear and fishing tackle reviews, tests, and articles including fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing lures, fishing line, kayak fishing equipment, and all other types of new fishing gear is covered, as well as tackle maintenance and proper use.

March 18, 2019
Anyone who plans to learn about Chesapeake Bay fishing needs to know about bucktail jigs, and how to fish with them. But before we get to tactics and techniques, here's a quick video that will help…
March 5, 2019
Have you ever spooled up a reel with braid, and then become flummoxed when it spun freely around the spool? Yep, it’s happened to us too. So like most folks, we figured the braid had been put on too…
February 24, 2019
You wouldn’t troll in the Chesapeake with the same rod you use for bigeye tuna fishing, and you wouldn’t fish in a stream with the same rod you’d use for tautog fishing, so why do so many anglers…
February 13, 2019
How to Make Your Fishing Boat Better: A FishTalk Actually-Helpful-Not-Just-Annoying (we promise!) Special Advertising Section, including a Way to Reduce Rocking and Rolling Underway. If you want to…
February 7, 2019
When we went to Angler’s Sport Center to shoot some video recently, we spent some time focused on finding the five best fishing lures made by local companies – and then realized that we’d fished with…
February 5, 2019
When it comes to fishing reels everyone has their own favorites, but we set out to pick the 10 best reels you can buy today. Is your number-one pick on the list? Let’s find out. But before we dig…
January 17, 2019
Okay, we’ll admit that among all the different sorts of fishing gear out there, landing nets probably come in dead last for generating awe, inspiring gasps, or creating those must-have yearnings. But…
January 10, 2019
You say you've read Five Tips for Choosing a New Fishfinder, you've picked out a new unit, you have a boat sitting in the driveway, and you want to be able to see those stripers from 1000 yards away…
December 27, 2018
The winter winds are howling, snow is piling up in drifts, sub-zero temperatures have made it almost impossible to fish. Almost. Naturally, you would be out there anyway. But something has forced you…
December 5, 2018
Any list of the five best fishing lures of all time must include: Bucktails Spoons Soft Plastic Jigs Marabou Jigs Topwater Plugs If you want to start a brawl, try bad-mouthing Old Bay in a…
November 20, 2018
We hate to admit that recent changes in the weather may end this fall's striper bite sooner rather than later (check out the Fishing Reports, if you haven't been keeping tabs on it), but those of you…
November 11, 2018
Alternative facts may help people get elected to office or bend the arc of political history, but when it comes to fishing gear the TRUTH is testable. Yet still, despite the provability of the…
September 25, 2018
You want to find out how well designed and built an outboard motor like the Suzuki DF25A really is? Then mount one on a heavy 16-foot boat and spend three full seasons using it at least once or twice…
September 9, 2018
You may think we've covered all the bases with our Award Winning Fishing Gear from ICAST and Yet More Hot New Gear from ICAST articles, but you'd be wrong. This week, folks, we have still more…
August 27, 2018
A few weeks back we brought you a selection of the cool new award winning fishing gear from ICAST, and now, here's a selection of some of the other interesting items which we think you'll want to…
August 8, 2018
A few weeks ago we showed you some of the hot new fishing gear introduced this summer, in New Fishing Gear Introduced at ICAST: Garmin Panoptix Livescope Wins, but this included a mere fraction of…
August 2, 2018
Here's some kayak fishing gear we've come across recently which paddling anglers of all types will find of interest. Kayak fishing requires a selection of tools specific to their jobs. Merrell…
July 27, 2018
Whether you prefer chasing trophy stripers on a kayak or sinking baits to the bottom for tidal blue catfish behemoths, choosing the best fishing line can be a tough call. Those of you who fish…