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Fishing Skills

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

Fishing Skills

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

What Does Gear Ratio Mean On A Fishing Reel?

Understanding fishing reel gear ratio on a reel in its most basic form is simply defined as the times a spool of a reel spins with one turn of the handle. On websites, boxes, even on the reels themselves it is normally stated as something like 7.2:1 or 5.4:1 which is 7.2 or 5.4 respectively, complete revolutions of the spool of the reel with one complete revolution of the handle. As one of the most primary attributes of a reel, along with line capacity and drag, I thought it would be important to dive just a bit deeper into what...


How Much Line Should You Put On A Spinning Reel

Spooling up your reel is probably one of the most important elements before fishing it. The biggest question however is how much line should I put on my spinning reel? For years and still today anglers head to the local tackle shop and say, “Spool up my reel with new line please.” Most anglers have no idea how much to put on, so they leave it up to the professionals. I have been fishing a long, long time, and have spooled up thousands of spinning reels, which in my opinion makes me somewhat of an expert at it. Read on,...


3 Top Lures for Summertime Bass Fishing

There is always discussion on what are the top three lures for bass fishing in the summer. Obviously, the best lures to use are the ones that get bit at that time, environment and location. All things to consider but what people often forget about is HOW people use their bait as it is equally as important as what is being used. With all that in mind, now the right bait will also depend on not just what and how it is being used but also the color of the bait is a consideration. “Matching the hatch” is a term...


Three Best Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing Baits For Late Winter and Early Spring

This article is based on the script from a KastKing fishing video about pre-spawn bass fishing, Best Bass Fishing Baits For Late Winter & Early Spring Pre-Spawn Ft Hunter Nodae. He uses a KastKing Zephyr BFS Baitcasting Reel, KastKing Perigee II Fishing Rod, and a KastKing Speed Demon Pro Fishing Rod for pre-spawn fishing.  Watch the video here https://youtu.be/IdGSvLEvnPc Hunter says, “If you guys are wanting to get good pre-spawn ideas and good pre-spawn baits I will say those three baits are going to be those key lures that you need to be focusing on as you are getting ready...


Why Is The Speed Of Fishing Reels Important?

You may ask why does a bass fishing reel come in so many different speeds? What speed reel do I get? Reel manufacturers make different speed baitcasting reels to apply to different styles of fishing and for different applications. When performing a certain technique, your reel selection could be the difference maker in catching that once in a lifetime fish. Most Popular Fishing Reel Speeds There really are only four major speed configurations when shopping for baitcasting reels. They are 5.4:1, 6.6:1, 7:1.1 and 8.1:1. The higher the gear ratio, the faster the retrieval of the fishing reel. I will...