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bimini twist fishing knot
April 23rd, 2015

How to Tie The Bimini Twist Knot [Video]

Fishing knots can be intimidating sometimes… there are just so many knots, so many opinions on knots, so many twists, and so many different fishing scenarios to think about. And out of all the fishing knots out there, the Bimini Twist knot seems to be the one that intimidates people the most. For some reason,

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monofilament vs fluorocarbon fishing line
April 22nd, 2015

Infographic: Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

We have had a few recent inquiries from anglers that are getting confused with all of the different types of fishing lines… particularly monofilament vs. fluorocarbon. And you can’t blame them either! Just walk into any big fishing equipment or outdoor store and you will be overwhelmed with all of the different types, styles, colors,

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April 19th, 2015

Thank You Fishing Guides, Fishing Experts, And Fishing Gurus!

I never thought that at age 36 I would go an entire month without: Wearing shoes Driving a car Watching TV Getting on the mainland (we lived on an island and didn’t get on the mainland the entire month of March) Shaving Showering frequently (I did manage to shower about every 5 days) And that

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berkley gulp shrinkage
April 16th, 2015

This Is The Trick To Avoid Berkley Gulp SHRINKAGE [VIDEO]

SHRINKAGE! As George Costanza from Seinfeld learned the hard way, no one is impressed with shrinkage… Same goes for expensive fishing lures… no one enjoys a shriveled up soft plastic. As an artificial only angler (well, at least 95% of the time), I am a huge fan of Berkley Gulp lures… in particular, I love

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green glow underwater light review
April 15th, 2015

“Green Glow” Underwater Dock Light Independent Review

Last week we posted our review of the “Deep Glow Green Dock Light“, and we mentioned that we did a side by side green light comparison while we were down on Little Gasparilla Island. Well here is the review of the worthy green light adversary. Green Glow Underwater Light Review  The Pros This Green Glow

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fish longer live longer
April 14th, 2015

Why God + Coffee + Fishing = Secret to Living to 116

Can you recall when your teacher or parent asked you how long you wanted to live when you were a kid? I am not sure if you were anything like me, but the first thing out of my mouth was, “I want to live to AGE 100!” It was probably because that was about as high

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more fishing guides and fewer lawyers
April 10th, 2015

15 Reasons We Need More Fishing Guides and Fewer Lawyers

Imagine America with fewer people suing each other, with less litigious worry in our daily lives… less fear… and less money wasted on the obnoxious plethora of lawsuits in America…

While at the same time I want you to imagine an America with more kids and parents outside…

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how to care for your cast net
April 9th, 2015

Cast Net Care: How to Make Your Cast Net Last Longer [VIDEO]

Want to learn how to make your cast net last longer?

Then watch this video.

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inshore fishing manifesto
April 7th, 2015

Inshore Fishing Manifesto – Your FREE Guide To More Snook, Redfish, and Trout

Many of you might not know this (if you haven’t read my “Joe Simonds” bio on the Salt Strong page), but I have actually been away from “consistent” saltwater fishing for some time… And by “consistent” I mean that I was only able to go saltwater fishing once or twice per year over the last

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deep glow underwater green light
April 7th, 2015

“Deep Glow” Green Light Independent Review

If you followed us during our “March Fishing Madness” event, you know that we spent an entire month living and fishing on Little Gasparilla Island, Florida. Moreover, at the island house we lived in for the month, we had a really awesome dock where we kept our two boats. And before Luke and I left,

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hobie baja sunglasses review
April 3rd, 2015

Hobie “Baja” Polarized Sunglasses Review

My brother Luke and I grew up down in Florida, and I can still recall my first ride on a Hobie Cat sailboat down in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. I couldn’t have been more than 8 years old, and the feeling of freedom and excitement of riding on that small sailboat has still left an

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hobie segundo sunglasses
April 3rd, 2015

Hobie “Segundo” Sunglasses Review

Imagine being able to see things in the water that other people can’t see. Like having a special kind of X-ray vision when you look down into any body of water. Well for those of you that don’t own a pair of polarized sunglasses yet, that is exactly what you are missing out on! In fact,

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march fishing madness thank you
April 2nd, 2015

March Fishing Madness: THANK YOU!

In those early days of “March Fishing Madness: Warrior Strong“, Luke and I never could have imagined how much of an impact this trip would have on us… We forged new friendships… We caught a crazy amount of fish… We came up with a new Salt Strong mantra…(stay tuned) We came up with a slightly

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how to rig a pinfish
April 2nd, 2015

How to Rig a Live Pinfish for Catching Snook, Tarpon, & Grouper [VIDEO]

Want to see how to catch fish such as snook, tarpon, and grouper using a live pinfish? After receiving a lot of Shares and Comments on our recent video showing “How to Catch Pinfish”, we decided to put together a follow up video showing how to rig a live pinfish as bait for catch snook,

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the luckiest fisherman in america
March 27th, 2015

The Luckiest Fisherman in America

Picture yourself over in Iraq back in 2007.

And then picture yourself driving around in a Humvee with three other Air Force personnel on a routine mission when all of a sudden it happens…

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how to catch pinfish using berkley gulp
March 26th, 2015

How To Catch Pinfish For Bait Without A Net Or Trap [Video Tutorial]

Imagine how great it would be to easily catch pinfish for bait without having to get soaked throwing a cast net or wasting time/energy loading a pinfish trap. Some days it’s simply too much of a hassle to catch pinfish with a cast net (not to mention nothing is worse on cold mornings than getting

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Day 4 of Fishing With Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Scott’s last day, big snook, & paddle-surfing)
March 24th, 2015

Day 4 of Fishing With Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Scott’s last day, big snook, & paddle-surfing)

Today was Scott’s last day, and we really hated seeing this guy go. Scott is not only one incredible and stand up dude, he is one persistent guy as well. This final day was originally planned for his travel back to Texas and letting him sleep in… But Scott had other plans. On Day 1

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Day 3 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Redfish, Snook, More Snook, & Sequence)
March 23rd, 2015

Day 3 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Redfish, Snook, More Snook, & Sequence)

On Day 3 of fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, we woke up to one of our first overcast days in quite some time. But today was Brandon’s last day on the island (he had to get back to family and work in Texas), so we weren’t about to let a small rain front get

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Day 2 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Grouper, Trout, & Petting Dolphin)
March 22nd, 2015

Day 2 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Grouper, Trout, & Petting Dolphin)

On Day 2 of fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, we woke up early, put on sunscreen (most of us at least), and went offshore to catch some grouper off of Boca Grande. After catching and releasing a handful of grouper, we headed back in to have an amazing lunch at the Boca Grande Marina

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Day 1 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Scott’s Monster Snook)
March 21st, 2015

Day 1 of Fishing with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley (Scott’s Monster Snook)

After cleaning the house all day and making preparation for our Wounded Warrior guest and his best friend, we finally picked up Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley and his buddy Brandon Claussen (former pro baseball player) at the Gasparilla Marina right at 4pm. After meeting them on the boat ride to the island, we instantly knew

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Patrick Rhea (LivitFilms) Interview
March 20th, 2015

Patrick Rhea (LivitFilms) Interview

You might not know the name Patrick Rhea yet…but you certainly will… He is creating some of the most epic saltwater fishing videos out there, and taking the capturing of amazing saltwater fishing experiences to a whole new level. We published one of his many amazing videos a week ago, and our audience loved it

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The Sailsmen Fishing Team Interview
March 20th, 2015

The Sailsmen Fishing Team Interview

I don’t recall a Google Hangout interview where Luke and I laughed so much! These three guys (Robbie “Buck” Clawges, David “Cobia” Collier, and Captain Jeff Scott) of the Sailsmen Fishing Team had us in stitches the entire interview. So not only can these guys out-fish most of America, they are also pretty dog gone

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Mystery Tackle Box Interview (Co-Founder Jeremy Gwynne)
March 18th, 2015

Mystery Tackle Box Interview (Co-Founder Jeremy Gwynne)

It is no shock to us why Mystery Tackle Box has been exploding in popularity (and breaking new records with monthly Mystery Tackle Box subscribers) among anglers of all ages after we interviewed their co-founder Jeremy Gwynne today… It’s because Mystery Tackle Box “gets it”… They listen to their subscribers, they team up with pro

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Gene Jensen “The FlukeMaster” Interview
March 17th, 2015

Gene Jensen “The FlukeMaster” Interview

If you are in to Bass Fishing, or any kind of fresh water fishing (like catching monster 2 pound Blue Gills), then you’ve got to check out and subscribe to Flukemaster on YouTube. We have yet to meet to such a “Reel Freshwater Guy” that is out there giving the absolute best bass fishing instruction

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