Gear

December 14, 2017
We love playing with fishing goodies and we know you do too, which is why we have en entire section of this site dedicated to fishing gear. But each and every month bring us a hot new batch, so check…
December 7, 2017
We hate to admit that recent changes in the weather may end this fall's incredible striper bite sooner rather than later (see Fishing Alert: Monster Stripers over 50 Inches Caught, if you haven't…
November 27, 2017
Your electronics and especially your fishfinder are important fish-catching tools, which is why we examined different ways you can use them to become a more successful angler, in Electronic…
November 15, 2017
We've all heard of the walking dead... but, what about the swimming dead?! Meet the Zombait robotic fishing lure. We headed out to our usual hot spots for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay to test…
November 15, 2017
A properly set drag is what stands between your fish, and a break-off. But few people set their drags properly, or even understand the nuances of how the drag’s setting affects your level of success…
November 14, 2017
What are the best fishing gifts for anglers, for 2017? That does, of course, depend on the particular angler you're shopping for. But we do have a few suggestions. Here are a few of our top picks …
October 30, 2017
Editor's Note: We wish we could personally test every item that appears on these pages, but that simply isn't possible. So that you know the difference between when we've physically tested a piece of…
October 22, 2017
You'll have a tough time finding an angler in the Chesapeake Bay or Mid-Atlantic region who hasn't seen the St Croix Tidemaster line of fishing rods. These have been around for a while now, but every…
October 16, 2017
The 2017 Yamaha F90 is an all new outboard engine, and we had the chance to run one recently to find out if this motor is one you FishTalk readers need to know about. The short story? If a new four-…
October 10, 2017
Want to see the latest and greatest in hot new fishing gear? This October we had our hands full, with a wide variety of goodies including fishing rods, reels, lines, and even a bucket. Er, yes - a…
September 6, 2017
St. Croix fishing rods took top honors in the new saltwater rod category this summer at the ICAST fishing tackle show, with the new Legend Tournament Inshore series. So when we saw the St. Croix…
August 24, 2017
Garmin VIRB 360 This waterproof, compact, rugged, and fully spherical 360-degree action-cam is now hitting the market. Hang it from an outrigger, mount it on the T-top, or dunk it beneath the…
August 17, 2017
We spotted Seigler Reels at the 2017 ICAST fishing tackle trade show, and immediately liked them. Why? Number one, Siegler offers a lifetime (lifetime!) warranty on all their reels. Number two, even…
August 17, 2017
Penn Conflict spinning reels have been around for a while, but new for 2017 is the Penn Conflict II. Penn says they've improved this reel in a number of ways, but perhaps most impressive is that this…
August 2, 2017
Here at FishTalk we don't like to merely take a manufacturer's words at face value - we want to put it to the test - so when Berkley said their new PowerBait Max Scent put a stronger scent cloud into…
July 30, 2017
If you remember when Berkley FireLine first hit the market, then you'll probably recall it was one of the first braids to popularize this type of line for use with tactics like light tackle jigging…
July 30, 2017
Penn Fishing Tackle introduced the International VI at the ICAST fishing tackle show, and this reel is sure to be of interest to an awful lot of folks out there. The Penn international series is…
July 25, 2017
Leave it to Yeti - a company that made its mark by taking an age-old product and making it superior - to come up with goodies like the Panga Duffel and the LoadOut Bucket. There are a million and one…