2 Forgotten trout lures that deserve a second chance
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2 Forgotten trout lures that deserve a second chance

This article was initially going to be about 7 forgotten trout lures that deserve a second chance. But while preparing for the article, I realized that many lures were forgotten for a good reason. They have simply been replaced by newer, more efficient designs or maybe they were never that great to begin with. Secondly,…

Rapala Oringal Floating vs Rapala Xrap | Which is best?
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Rapala Oringal Floating vs Rapala Xrap | Which is best?

Ever went into a fishing store, and looked at all the Rapala lures on display. Two of the most common models being the Original Floater and the Xrap. But, which lure is best and how do they compare to each other? While this article is primarily going to be focused on trout fishing, I have…

How to catch trout in winter on Jerkbaits?
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How to catch trout in winter on Jerkbaits?

Winter is one of my favorite times of year to target trout on jerkbaits. The reason why jerkbaits are my lure of choice over the colder months is that their realistic appearance allows for extremely slow retrieves, which give lethargic trout plenty of time to inspect before striking. The basics are simple, cast the Jerkbait…

How to Catch Rainbow Trout in Recently Stocked Ponds?
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How to Catch Rainbow Trout in Recently Stocked Ponds?

The first trout many anglers target are stock rainbows, new fishermen can at times struggle to catch them. But they do not need to. With a few simple tricks they are actually quite easy to catch. In this guide, I hope to answer many of the questions regarding fishing for stock rainbows in ponds and…

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The best backpacking trout fishing combo – Spinning edition

Planning on hiking into the back country, and hoping to catch a few trout while camping in the wilderness. The first decision you need to make, is do you wish to carry a multi piece travel rod, or use a telescopic rod. There is pros and cons to both. Multi Piece Travel Rod – 10%…

6 Best Spinning Rods For Trout Fishing | Fall 2021
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6 Best Spinning Rods For Trout Fishing | Fall 2021

One of the most commonly asked questions from new trout anglers is which spinning rod to purchase? This is an extremely difficult question to answer because not much separates entry level trout spinning rods. To add to the confusion, price is not always an indicator of quality. Some $30 rods outperform rods which cost close…

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The best ultralight spinning reel when fishing braid

I love fishing braid on ultralight tackle, it is my go to line for trout and most other species. While many reels do a decent job when fishing monofilaments, fishing braid can put reels under a lot more pressure. The thin diameter of braid can also cut through unhardened areas and even damage any areas…