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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 with the lifetime warranty, they aren't ridiculously expensive. Number three, they're manufactured right down the road in Burgess, VA. (That's near…
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 16, 2017
Competitive angers had better look out, because the Woman's Offshore Alliance (WOA, for short) is now entering fishing tournaments in this neck of the woods. And although their tournament debut in…
August 14, 2017
Fishermen are amazingly creative when it comes to rigging baits. There are several methods to rig ballyhoo on circle hooks, and they all may work. However, the “X rig” stands apart from the pack—it’s…
August 1, 2017
I love the feeling I get when I fire up my outboard and head for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the CBBT, on a warm summer morning for a day of fishing. In that moment, the day is full of…
August 1, 2017
Is the heat of summer giving you the blues, when it comes to jigging for stripers? Well, here’s some good news—it always feels cooler out on the water. So when sweat starts pouring down your brow…
July 30, 2017
The Viking 37 Billfish raises an age-old question (as well as raising billfish): which is the better offshore fishing machine: a convertible, or an express? A convertible gets you more cabin space,…
July 30, 2017
Crabbing is a great way to spend time on the water, and trot-lining is a very effective and fairly easy way to fill the bushel basket. Crabbing in my family started when I was very young, when I…
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…