What a simple and innovative product. These rubber buttons can be used in so many applications. They are simple to use and are housed in a secure plastic container. Bait Buttons come with 100 rubber buttons and additional packs of 100 are available. Just slide open the container and add as needed. You can use these Bait Buttons on any setup where you need to keep your bait from sliding on your hook. They work well when rigging trailer hooks on spinnerbaits, rigging weedless worms on Carolina rigs, securing wacky worms, keeping bait on bait hooks or securing worms on jigs. There are just so many uses for this little rubber button. They are easy to use and will change the way you rig your baits. The only thing I would like to see is different colors. The Bait Buttons only come in one color at this time. Different colors to match your baits would only make this product better. Give these Bait Buttons a try, and you will never go fishing without them. These Bait Buttons are available at most every tackle retailer.
Bait casting reels are getting out of reach for the average angler. By out of reach I mean the price of most bait casting reels are through the roof. Some of these reels cost anywhere from $200-$500. No weekend angler is going to spend that much for a reel that they use a dozen times a year. Even if he uses it every weekend, that’s too much money to put out for a reel. When I was fishing bass tournaments, I probably would have spent that much, because I needed a reel that was smooth, would cast easy and was reliable. But for the average angler, it’s just not worth the money. Most of these high priced reels are designed for the professional anglers that fish high stakes tournaments, week in and week out. These professionals are sponsored by these reel companies, and are provided reels free of charge. Not that these reels aren't worth the price, because they are, but they are just not practical for the weekend angler. So what is your option?
There are numerous moderately prices reels on the market that we can afford and will work just fine. Here are just a few reels that the average angler can afford, and should last a really long time. Tackle Warehouse offers most of these reels for great prices.
Towards the top of the price list is the Shimano Curado, which is my choice for a moderately priced bait caster that will perform well and last you a lifetime. I have a few of the older ones and they have never let me down. I believe this reel is the best of the bunch. This Curado casts effortless and operates very smooth. When I leave the house I make sure that my Curado’s are in the boat. What is your favorite bait caster for landing bass?
- Don Manning (FISH THIS)
The most important part of a fisherman’s equipment is his fishing line. There are many great lines available today, for every application. FISH THIS has tested many of the braid lines and PowerPro has risen to the top. PowerPro is a Spectra® fiber, extremely round and ultra-sensitive. It comes in line strength from 5-250lb test. We tested it in all sorts of conditions and fishing for numerous species of fish such as smallmouth, largemouth and trout. We gave it the ultimate test in Mexico Beach, Florida for Big Reds. In all conditions and situations, it has never let us down.
Being a super braid, it is extremely important that you put some sort of backing on your reel before tying on the braid. You can put a few yards of mono, or just wrap your spool with electrical tape, before tying on the braid, both methods work fine. We mainly use a mono or fluorocarbon leader when fishing this line. Usually a 3-6 foot leader will work. There are many knots that will work, when tying on your leader, but we have been using the surgeons knot exclusively, with great results. We use braid on all our reels, which eliminates the need to re-spool year after year. This line is tuff and very durable. All you need to do is just replace your leader.
The advantages of using this super line are numerous. It cast easy, it’s very durable and last a long time. Give this line a try, you will be glad you did.
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