Imitation Crab

As manufacturing materials and processes continue to evolve, leading lure designers are mastering new ways to mimic live forage in precise size, shape

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Strength in Numbers

Ever since anglers began presenting artificial lures, the goal has been to fish the most lifelike offerings possible. Lure manufacturers continue to i

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Gearing the Future

Shimano is recognized worldwide as the leading manufacturer of the smoothest, fastest and most powerful saltwater fishing reels in existence, but it’s

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Line-Winding Machines

More than 40 years ago, Willie Strohmeyer, owner of the New Jersey-based contract manufacturer and engineering firm Triangle Manufacturing, was approa

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Counting Down

I learned how to fly fish in the backcountry and enjoy catching redfish and snook, but I’d like to broaden my horizons. What’s the best way to put mor

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Make Some Noise

The ability of an artificial lure to excite and attract saltwater game fish relies heavily on several environmental and situational factors. Whether f

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Wrapper’s Delight

While big brand tackle manufacturers offer a wide variety of rods in various actions, sizes and configurations, custom built fishing rods offer severa

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Rapala®: A Trusted Name

It’s said that big things have small beginnings. The adage rings especially true for Rapala®, a company that has put high-quality fishing lures and ac

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A Cut Above The Rest

While the satisfaction of beating a powerful predator and releasing it to fight another day is indeed rewarding, there’s not much better or tast

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Beautifully Brutal

Polarized sunglasses are one of many essentials needed for safe and successful days on the water. Most anglers would agree that quality polarized sung

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Balancing Act

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) fishing is the fastest growing sector within the marine industry and its rise to the top can be attributed to the growing t

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Freedom Of Choice

If you’re in the market for a new rod, or matching set of new rods, then you know the decision over custom built or off the rack is a serious dilemma.

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Dressed To Kill

I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in the great state of Florida. Fertile waters both inshore and off combine with tropical weather yea

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Taste Test

I’ve been fishing for nearly my entire life and have had great success with traditional baits and lures. Recently I’ve noticed an increase in aftermar

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Elevation Revelation

Inshore and off, maximum visibility with a clear view of your surroundings is absolutely essential for safe navigation and successful fishing. We all

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Twist One Up

Often neglected for more noteworthy equipment and accessories, swivels are actually some of the most consequential pieces of terminal tackle in existe

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Empty Handed

The sport we enjoy so much is actually quite dangerous to our health—perhaps the reason why hardcore anglers go to such extremes to get their next fix

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Inshore Towers

Whether it’s adding a new rod and reel to the arsenal or making significant modifications to their boat, inshore anglers are always looking for ways t

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Tread Lightly

Wade fishing is the ultimate way to battle determined game fish on their own turf. And while you may be in the group of anglers that would only jump o

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Jump In!

Grab your snorkel gear and capitalize on Florida’s readily available fresh seafood, that’s what. Depending on your location around the state, wonderfu

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Fly Fishing Reels

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle and accessories we use today? Avid anglers and boaters often take for granted the tremendou

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Promised Land

The shimmer of my gold spoon flashed in the shallow water like a prized golden nugget. It wiggled and wobbled just beneath the surface as I eased it b

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Fishing Carts

Have you ever been to the beach for a casual outing and chuckled at the tourists lugging nearly everything they own to the sand. Coolers, umbrellas, t

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Push Poles

When it comes to stalking game fish in shallow water, stealth is of the utmost importance. While trolling motors are useful in many situations, if you

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Avoid Tackle Failure

With manufacturers constantly trying to upstage one another, the advanced technology that goes into today’s fishing reels is quite spectacular. Dartai

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Master The Double Haul

Fly-Fishing is an art form that requires determination, dedication, intellect, keen observation and a whole lot of practice. While the basics can de d

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Cast Net Care

Although artificial offerings have their time and place, live bait is hard to beat. While some choose to purchase frisky forage, if you spend the extr

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The 30lb. Challenge

Single out one item that has undisputedly revolutionized fishing in the 21st Century, and the spotlight would have to shine on braided fishing line. T

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Rod Builders Beware

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a fisherman how to build his own custom rods an

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Tantalizing Tubes

Ridiculously effective, a tube lure is essentially very simple. It is a hollowed-out, cylindrical soft plastic bait with a tentacle-encased opening an

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Dynamic Duo

Of all of the innovations introduced over the years, it is possible that two in particular stand out as the most useful pieces of shallow water fishin

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A Lesson in Line

To many anglers, successfully targeting game fish on fly represents the pinnacle of an ever-evolving fishing career. Most would agree that catching a

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Sharpen Your Skills

Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to the earliest time of human existence. Primitive anglers around the world fashioned makeshift hooks o

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The Basics and Beyond…

Readers have demanded it and we’re delivering with a special section devoted exclusively to Fly Fishing Florida. In each issue we’ll be featuring tact

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It’s Good To Be Cranky

There’s no denying the fact that crankbaits are extremely versatile offerings with numerous fish-attracting attributes. While these long-standing arti

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Crazy About Crustaceans

Each spring, summer, fall and winter, the causeways, bridges and canals of many Florida counties are populated by a unique bunch of individuals seekin

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