Line-Winding Machines

Line-Winding Machines

More than 40 years ago, Willie Strohmeyer, owner of the New Jersey-based contract manufacturer and engineering firm Triangle Manufacturing, was approached by tackle giant Abu Garcia with a unique challenge: Design and manufacture a simple and reliabl

Brave New Lures

Brave New Lures

Technology grows with leaps and bounds, and finds its way into our daily lives at every juncture. Everything from vehicles parking themselves to Amazon’s wish to drop purchased goods at your door via drones, we cannot escape the grasp of engineers an

Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Moments after the float landed next to a log protruding from matted vegetation, it disappeared into the dark tannic water almost as if someone threw a rock instead of a bobber. “That didn’t take long,” exclaimed Steve Niemoeller with CFL Fishing Char

Four Pound Test Favorites

Four Pound Test Favorites

If you’re a lunker lover looking to turn pro, the last thing you want to hear about is an ultralight spinning reel loaded with hair-thin line. No way will this combination provide the necessary power to haul big bucketmouths out of heavy cover. On th

Amazonia

Amazonia

Tropical birds flushed from the impenetrable overgrowth as we eased along the heavily vegetated lowlands. Looking like something from a prehistoric age, large orange and brown iguanas were perched in the overhanging brush. Ahead, something swirled in

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

In a place as flat as Florida, nobody likes to fish when the wind blows a gale, but a stiff breeze might actually put more bass in the boat. Brutal winds make casting and boat control challenging, but strong winds generally affect fishermen more than

Florida Lakes and Ponds

Florida Lakes and Ponds

While many hardcore saltwater anglers refuse to admit it, freshwater lakes and ponds are where the vast majority of fishermen got their start. Fortunately, no state in the country offers as many accessible and fertile venues to take a kid fishing tha

Old School Success

Old School Success

As a devoted bass angler, I know that on occasion we tend to overcomplicate matters. Learning to utilize modern tactics is essential to our continued success, but the latest innovative techniques can be intimidating to the point where an up and comin

Master the Baitcaster

Master the Baitcaster

Baitcasting reels are some of the most accurate pieces of fishing equipment you can wrap your hands around. Compared to spinning reels, baitcasting outfits feature numerous mechanical advantages that provide complete control for the most precise pres

Speck-Tacular

Speck-Tacular

Keeping an eye on the electronics, we followed the drop-off that separates the St. Johns River channel from the main part of Lake Monroe. In front of us, eight rods arranged off the bow dredged a 40-foot swath through the ebony water. The depth on on

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