Topics: Gear

How clean is your reel?

Apr 2, 2012

If your reels squawk and refuse to cast as far as they once did, they're long overdue for a thorough cleaning. This should be done annually to every reel in any serious bass angler's arsenal. It keeps them running smoothly and adds years of life.

Backseat bound for Norman

Apr 2, 2012

I’ll be leaving in a few days to fish the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #2 as a co-angler at Lake Norman near Charlotte, N.C.

Yes, lure color matters

Apr 2, 2012

Recently, I had the privilege of working with Rapala on some new colors for their DT baits.

Know what to do before you hit the water

Mar 30, 2012

What if you could accurately predict the winning weight and winning pattern of major tournaments, like the Bassmaster Classic, before the tournament even started?

Gene Larew’s 3.5-inch Sweet Swimmer

Mar 30, 2012

According to the manufacturer the Sweet Swimmer swims with a tight and realistic swimming action which, along with its shape and size, makes it closely resemble baitfish.

Lew’s SS300 Speed Spin Reel

Mar 27, 2012

According to the manufacturer, the new Lew’s SS300 speed spool is designed to handle all types of line, including braid.

It’s fun to develop new bass baits

Mar 26, 2012

I want to talk a little about fishing lure development. Sometimes it’s a carefully mapped out plan that comes together with anglers, engineers and manufacturing companies. Other times, it’s just something that happens. That’s the way it was with the new Havoc Smash Tube from Berkley.

Plano Guide Series 4673 tackle storage system

Mar 21, 2012

According to the Plano it provides a single bag for the tournament non-boater or any mobile angler with a handy tackle storage system for the day or the weekend.

River2Sea Bling spinnerbait

Mar 20, 2012

Ish Monroe designed this spinnerbait to have maximum flash and vibration at slow speeds.

Hatcams' new, stronger mount

Mar 14, 2012

Hatcams’ New Mounting System has a heavier-duty visor and more forward placement of the camera mount.

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