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You may hear professional fisherman talk about using fluorocarbon for one application, and monofilament for another. Ever wonder what the difference between the two lines really was? In this article, we highlight the major differences between fluorocarbon and monofilament, and offer suggestions for use.
Soft plastics are the key when fishing Kissimmee (or gator) grass that is matted up, or really anywhere a fish can get out of the sun, and the Gambler Big EZ is the perfect bait. In this article we go over how we like to rig and fish the Big EZ for big Florida bass.
Most bass fishermen already know that working a plastic worm around structure is a highly productive technique, and ripping a worm around pads is no exception. In this article we talk about using the Speed Worm in late spring, how to rig it, and where to fish it.
We recently were out shore fishing a popular inlet and the wind really started to pick up causing issues keeping our live bait in place, and proved difficult even working spinnerbaits. In this article we show how a lower profile GOT-CHA plug kept us on the fish we were targeting.
When the clouds are coming in and the wind picks up, it may be a good time to start hitting some vegetation and structure with some crankbaits. But what crankbaits should you start with? In this article, we go over several different crankbaits options and when they might be best to trigger strikes.
Many of us at TCF fish primarily freshwater, but are starting to get more into saltwater. After asking around, we found that it was easy to get started by using something us bass fishermen are familiar with - the spinnerbait! In this article we highlight the using the saltwater spinnerbait.
Nothing can be more relaxing than fly fishing during the colder months. You usually have the stream area to yourself, maybe a light dusting of snow; the only thing is you are not catching as many trout as you do during the warmer months. This article discusses cold weather fly fishing patterns that will help you catch more cold weather trout.
For many fisherman used to fishing with spinning and casting gear, picking out a fly rod may seem to make as much sense as wearing white socks with brown shoes. This article goes over some basic considerations to take into account when selecting a fly rod, and also includes a video on the subject from The Orvis Company.
One of the best areas to hunt for enormous trout is in strong current with a ton of rocks lining the river or stream bed. The problem is how to keep bait or lures in those sweet spots, while still being able to set the hook and land the fish without snapping your line on all of those rocks. The answer is using a tube weight, and this article describes how to fish it!
Spinnerbait's are very versatile lures, but often fisherman simply throw them out and reel them in. With Kevin VanDam's spinnerbait fishing techniques, you cover more water, and create more reaction strikes, which lead to landing more fish! Check out his video and our notes in this article.