Line capacity: 6 lb./150 yds (mono) Bearings: 6 + 1 roller bearing Gear ratio: 5.2:1 Weight: 6.2 oz. Maximum drag: 6 lbs. Bass Pro’s Micro Lite Elite spinning reel is a real winner in its price range. And while it may not compete with the absolute best ultralight reels that brands like Shimano can [...]

  Talk to any experienced angler, and you’ll quickly realize that the right rod plays a huge role in their success. In fact, a good rod, quality line, an excellent reel, and the right lures are nearly as important as raw skill and know-how. But there’s an old adage about lures that applies to rods [...]

  Catching musky is one of the most enjoyable types of fishing you can partake in. While muskies make a great meal, reeling them in is extremely fun and just as satisfying! However, if you’re not armed with the best tools for the job, fishing them can quickly get aggravating. Picking the right rod, bait, [...]

  Spring is in the air, and for many anglers, that means one thing: crappie fishing! As you gear up for the start of crappie season or re-assess your tackle after a few trips to the water, you might be wondering about the best crappie rod and reel combos designed specifically for slab-hunting. Combos are [...]

  You’ll find Islamorada in the Florida Keys, a long strip of paradise that attracts anglers from all over the world. Now to be fair, Islamorada’s fishing charters span the length of the Keys, including towns like Marathon, Duck Key, and Key Largo. What they share in common are a combination of some of the [...]

  If you’re an avid kayak angler, or know and love one, you probably know that there’s a lot more to kayak fishing than a boat, a rod, and a reel. From gear that can keep you or a loved one safe, to electronics that locate fish, to carts designed to make transporting a heavy [...]

  If there’s a better place for a fishing adventure than Carolina Beach, I’d like to know where it is! Located on the Atlantic just south of Wilmington, N.C., Carolina Beach offers year-round angling excitement provided by experienced charter captains and their crews. With the warm, nutrient-rich Gulf Stream just offshore, opportunities for trophies are [...]

  If you find yourself struggling to bring all your gear from your vehicle to the water, you probably need a fishing cart. Designed around the needs of anglers, a good fishing cart can bear the burden of a full cooler, a few chairs, and all your tackle and bait. Ideal for anglers who fish [...]

  If you’re new to fly fishing or an experienced veteran of everything from brookies to steelhead, it always pays to research the fly rod market. With recent improvements in blank tech, fly rods are getting better and better, easily exceeding the performance of top choices from just a decade ago. If you’re looking for [...]

  When the trout are rising to take mayflies from the surface and each cast could mean a beauty, taking time out to re-tie a leader is the last thing you want to do. A Loop to Loop Knot solves this problem. Tieable in a second or two, this knot allows you to attach the [...]