It is no wonder that the subject of trolling motors is confusing, you don’t troll with them. I don’t know who decided to call them "trolling" motors, but if you want to control your boat you need one. And when conditions are tough, you need the right one.
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The Most Useful Item in Your Boat Could be a Drift Sock
- Daniel Quade with Jon Thelen
Gone are the days of positioning your boat solely relying on shoreline structures for reference. Modern sonar and GPS combos can turn an aquatic abyss into a visible underwater metropolis revealing a fish’s travel routs, feeding area and home. The level of features you may need or want largely depend on your style of fishing.
Spincast reels probably catch more fish in America each year than any other design. That’s because they’re easy to use, inexpensive compared to other designs and widely available.
If you want to be cool, comfortable and ready to take on all underwater challengers, it’s important that you dress for fishing success.
In an age of specialty rods and reels, it’s important to pick the right type with the characteristics that match the intended technique.
Are there people – perhaps a whole family – on your gift buying list who have shown an interest in fishing, but haven’t jumped on board yet? Or maybe there’s someone who you’d like to get into fishing, but he or she needs a little push. Whether it’s for a birthday or holiday, giving them the gear they need to get started is a great way to take the next step.
When your selecting gifts for these folks – keep two things in mind.
Not since Meriwether Lewis and William Clark plotted their overland route to the Pacific coast has a more ambitious swath of the West been surveyed by men in boats.
Second only to the boats we drive, fishing rods rank at the top of the list in terms of overall value in angling investment. And if you are like most, a myriad of sticks are transported to the lake, in the boat, and back to the house at the end of the each adventure we take.