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There are many easier ways to catch inshore fish like sea trout, reds, snook and stripers, but there are no more satisfying ways than fishing with a flyrod. The challenge of making the perfect cast, the limitations on distance and the leverage the long rod gives to the fish--plus the issues of line management on larger brawlers--make flyrodding the salt the supreme challenge in angling. How to Choose the Right Fly Rod A big part of the battle--once you've mastered the basics of flycasting--is choosing the right tackle for the task. For most applications, an 8-weight fly rod like the…
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From bluefish to mackerel, kings to 'cudas—not to mention pike and muskie in fresh water—toothy species have a special allure. They also require specialized terminal tackle for consistent victory.   Learn more about building heavy fluorocarbon leaders in the video below The easy solution is not necessarily the effective one.  While a heavy wire leader assuredly thwarts these critters from chopping off your expensive lures, many times it also prevents them from even latching on in the first place. Wire is highly visible, and it also cuts the action of most lures considerably.  Here's a quick look at 5 Top…
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Finding fish in extreme shallows is made a lot easier with a kayak, canoe or jon boat that can almost float in fresh dew, but what about those months when the fish are deep offshore? To be versatile year 'round, your paddle-craft or other flyweight boat needs some electronics to search out the depths. The obvious problem is electrical power--most sonar/GPS units run on 12-volt power. No big, heavy 12-volt battery, no power. And who wants to lug along a battery that weighs almost as much as their boat? Fortunately, several companies make portable depthfinders that can eliminate this issue--a…
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We all know that kayaks are easy to transport--that's one of the big pluses. But transporting them safely and without damage takes the right equipment and the right preparation. Here are a few tips from experts I've been fortunate enough to fish with:  First, if your vehicle does not have a roof rack with crossbars, you'll need one. Factory-installed racks are best, by far, but an add-on like the Malone VersaRail Cross Rail System solves this issue at an affordable price. Suction cups and tie-down straps hold it in place, and it can be removed quickly in the off-season. Which…
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