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Five Reels to Consider for 2008

Five Reels to Consider for 2008 (Guest Review) by Bill Schultz It’s finally feeling like spring here in Wisconsin. It has been a long winter with most of the state breaking snowfall records. I can’t wait to get on open water for some nice smallies. Hopefully having this review article up earlier will give you […]

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Choosing a River Fishing Kayak

Guest Review by Peter Pfotenhauer Given the huge number of kayaks out there, how does anyone decide which boat is the best choice for their needs? Frankly, selecting a yak is a bit like dating: there’s no accounting for tastes. If you decide on a few criteria, however, finding a boat that matches your needs […]

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Reel Review 5

Guest Review by Bill Schultz This is my fifth reel review article and based on the e-mails I get, I think most of you enjoy these articles and appreciate the information I’m sharing. During the three months of testing, I have fished some of the reels more than others, but feel I’ve fished all of […]

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Product Review Potpourri II

Guest Review by Bill Schultz As a long-time River Smallie enthusiast, I know that there are few internet fishing sites with a more discerning clientele. You guys are picky, know your gear and always seem to be interested in learning about new items. Through my various product review articles I’ve tried to bring you information […]

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Thunder in the East – High Tech Japanese Casting Reels

Guest Review by Craig DeFronzo You’ve probably already noticed that “Light Tackle” wasn’t included in the title of this article, but I can assure you, you will certainly sense its omnipresence in the following paragraphs. This piece is not a comparison, instead it is a who’s who in the high tech world of Japanese casting […]

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The Fat Ika

About the Bait The Fat Ika is a bait that I discovered while working at Gander Mountain. At the time, I wanted a bait that fell quickly and had thicker walls than the tubes I was using. The thought being, if I could throw a weightless “tube,” it might “suspend” or fall slower than a […]

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3rd Grip’s Pole Holster (Guest Review)

A Stream Stalker’s Must Have! by Jonn Graham When it comes to chasing river bronze, most of us spend many hours wading. Sure some river anglers employ the use of a boat, canoe, or kayak, but for the most part, stream bassin’ involves walking up and down streams on foot. Of course, wading is very […]

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Scent-A-Strike

Scent-A-Strike I received some samples of this attractant from Bryan Auerbach at the Scent-A-Strike company. They have 3 different fish attractants: garlic, anise, and crawfish. After some length of testing this product in the stained and clear waters of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, I found this to be a great product. I used all […]

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The Great American Rod Shootout – Part I

This is the first in a series of rod shootouts that I am doing. In them we will take a look at several popular rods and a few not so popular models and break them down for complete analysis. Like a sinner going to confession, I guess I must take the time now to admit […]

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Case Plastics Jack’s Worm

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes a brand new innovation that is so simple it just plain works. This is where the brand new “Jack’s Worm” fits right in. Soft plastic innovator, Charlie Case, owner of Case Plastics in Virginia (www.madtoms.com), sent me a few of these wonderful creations back in […]

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