Fishing Gear and Tackle

For many anglers, selecting, organizing and using fishing gear is almost as fun and interesting as actually catching fish. There are many kinds of fishing gear and tackle including bait and lures, fishing rigs, fishing rods and reels. To learn more about fishing equipment follow the links below.

FISHING EQUIPMENT

Types of fishing rods

Best Fishing Rods

Learn how to choose the best fishing rods for the type of fishing you want to do.

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Tips on How to Choose a Fishing Rod

How to Choose a Fishing Rod

A good fishing rod is probably the most important part of your fishing gear and tackle.

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How to Choose a Fishing Reel to Match Rod

How to Choose a Fishing Reel

Matching the right reel to the right rod can help you become a better angler.

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Fishing Hooks: Sizes, Types, Anatomy

How to Choose Fishing Hooks

Learn more about the different parts of fishing hooks, different types and sizes.

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Learn more about fishing hook sizes

Fishing Hook Sizes

Learn how to select the best fish hook for the bait and type of fish you want to catch.

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Best fishing hooks to use to catch and release

Catch and Release Hooks

Learn what hooks are best to use when practicing catch & release. Why use different hooks.

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Learn why barbless hooks can be useful when practicing catch and release fishing

Barbless Hooks for Fishing

Learn what are barbless hooks and why these are useful when practicing catch and release.

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Fishing Weights and Bobbers You'll Need

Fishing Weights and Bobbers

Learn differences between fishing weights, bobbers, sinkers, and other terminal tackle.

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Fishing Tackle Boxes & Setup Tips

Tackle Boxes and Tools

What you carry in your tackle box depends a great deal on what you're fishing for.

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Tips to Know How to Choose Fishing Tackle

How to Choose Fishing Tackle

Learn more about fly, freshwater and saltwater fishing tackle and lures in this section.

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Advantages of Backpack Tackle Box

Backpack Tackle Boxes

Backpack tackle boxes let SUP anglers carry surf fishing gear and tackle with ease.

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Popular Fishing Line Types & Setup

Types of Fishing Line

A strong fishing line provides the connection between you and the fish.

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Learn about the different types of fishing pants available

Types of Fishing Pants

Pick the right fishing pants for the type of fishing you plan to do. Get tips and more.

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Learn how to fish from a kayak to catch more fish in shallow, secluded spots

Kayak Fishing Gear

Learn what type of kayak fishing equipment and safety gear you need to get started.

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Top Fishing Kayak Accessories & Gear

Fishing Kayak Accessories

Learn about kayak fishing gear that can take your angling experience to the next level.

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Learn about women’s fishing gear and clothing

Women's Fishing Gear

Learn about women’s fishing gear and clothing to keep you comfortable while fishing.

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Learn how to switch reels

How to Switch Reels

Learn how to switch reels, or spinning reel handle sides, in a few simple steps.

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