TAG: Fishing Gear

New Shimano Butterfly Jigging System Test
Yes they’re at it again, and Shimano has come out with an entirely new jigging system for Butterfly lovers, which I got to test today in the waters off Key West. Does this stuff work? Hmmm… let’s see… this jack ...
Greetings from Key West
Hi, from Key West! Yep, this is one of those lame blog posts which can basically be summed up by saying “come back next time.” Here’s the deal: I just landed in Key West, and I haven’t seen a darn thing ...
Planers, Downriggers, or Z-Wings, Which is Best for Deep Baits?
Which is best for trolling deep baits, a planer, a downrigger, or a Z-wing? This is a question that doesn’t come up as often as it should, because most people use one of the above and stick to it. And often, ...
Lowrance Structure Scan, Review Begins!
OK folks, my review of the Lowrance Structure Scan system on an HDS 7 can finally begin! I installed the transducer a week ago, then ran into a tiny bit of trouble upgrading my software. Turns out the problem was ...
G Loomis Pro Green Fishing Rod Review
I have to admit, in the past I haven’t been a big Loomis fishing rod guy and its been rare for me to review one. After all, don’t they built those fancy, long, whippy rods used by fly fishermen? One ...
Avet HX High Speed Jigging Reel Review
You’d like to see an unbiased review of the Avet HX high speed jigging reel? I don’t have one of these reels, I don’t know the Avet guys (for some reason we’ve never connected), and they didn’t send me one to ...
Rigging for Tautog Fishing
Rigging for tautog fishing is unlike any other form of bottom fishing. Since I had the chance to fish with a serious die-hard last week, John Unkart (the author of a how-to fishing book, Offshore Pursuit, at www.getgup.com) and get ...
Tigress Rail Mount Outrigger Bases and Carbon Fiber Outrigger Test
Yesterday the carbon fiber outriggers arrived from Tigress for this season’s outrigger test, along with a pair of rail mount outrigger bases. (See my old post at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/03/a-new-breed-of-outrigger/ for a run-down on the new carbon-fibers I saw at the Miami Boat ...
The Best Braid Fishing Line: Dyneema, or Spectra?
Braid fishing line made from Spectra and Dyneema has changed modern fishing as we know it, but which is best? That’s a question that I researched heavily for (insert shameless plug here!) my latest how-to fishing book, Rudow’s Guide to ...
Penn 440SSg Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
Since Penn Fishing Reels was bought out a few years back, we knew there would be some changes made in their rods, reels, and rod and reel combo packages, like the 440SSg. Pure Fishing is now their owner, and they ...

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