Shimano FX vs Daiwa Crossfire – Sub $30 Ultralight spinning reel comparison.

Looking for a budget friendly ultralight spinning reel. A reel which is suitable for catching trout and other panfish. In this comparison I am going to compare two of the best selling small reels for under $30. At this price point, all reels are mass produced with limited quality control. They are made on very…

Unique trout lures from Scandinavia which are proven trout catchers

Unique trout lures from Scandinavia which are proven trout catchers

When most of us think of Scandinavian lures we will think of the excellent jerk baits from Rapala, or maybe Abu Garcia. But the Nordic countries have a thriving tackle industry with many home-grown brands and some of the most peculiar trout lures I have seen. Kuusamo Taimen Super This lure combines the vibration of…

How do popular trout lures differ between New Zealand and America.

How do popular trout lures differ between New Zealand and America.

Thinking of traveling to New Zealand and hoping to do some trout fishing. In this article we discuss the key differences in the commonly used spinning lures available in both countries. I feel it is also important to note that trout are trout and despite living an ocean apart, they share very similar feeding habits….

Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing
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Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing

Catch and release is an important conservation tool to protect the quality of our wild fisheries. If all anglers, were to keep all that they catch the quality of some fisheries will quickly collapse. Rainbow trout streams are especially vulnerable to overfishing. Below, I share my opinion on what I consider are the best spinners,…

12 Best Spinning Reels for Trout Fishing | Hands on Buyers Guide 2021

Best Budget spinning reel for trout under $50 Best spinning reels for trout under $100 Best Enthusiast Spinning reel for trout fishing What are some of the best spinning reels for trout fishing? In this guide, we hope to share our experience to help you buy the best trout spinning reel. We also offer suggestions…

Catch more trout, and get free tackle by swimming trout streams
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Catch more trout, and get free tackle by swimming trout streams

When looking across a trout stream or river, you might glimpse a trout or two feeding in the shallows or the occasional raise out wide. What we experience from the surface is only a tiny fraction of the fish life underwater. There are deep pools I blindly fish. I float dries and nymphs along the…