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May 6th, 2015

Under Armour “Captain” Storm Sunglasses – Independent Review

Did you know that Under Armour is making some really nice Polarized sunglasses aimed at fishing enthusiasts like us? Yep, it’s true. But to be completely honest, I never even considered Under Armour for sunglasses, as I have a couple of brands that I have been incredibly comfortable (and happy) with over the years… but this

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May 3rd, 2015

The Top 10 Tarpon Pics On Instagram This Week

Last week we published a very popular post called “The Top 10 Snook Pics on Instagram for the Week” (see it here), so this week we decided to follow it up with the best tarpon pictures on Instagram. Hope you enjoy! Note: These Top 10 Tarpon pics are in no particular order, and it doesn’t

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April 30th, 2015

Fastest Way To Tie The Amazing FG Knot [Free PDF Guide Included]

Since launching Salt Strong earlier this year, I have performed several fishing knot strength analysis experiments to make sure that the knots I recommend truly are the best of the best out there in terms of true tension strength… not just angler hype…

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April 26th, 2015

3 Things Every Angler Can Learn From Uncle Si…

Imagine heading out for a nice day of fishing out on the water and running into Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty… Now we aren’t 100% sure that you would learn anything new about the latest fishing techniques from Uncle Si (although you might), but we are quite certain that you would leave with a smile,

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April 25th, 2015

Top 10 Snook Pics On Instagram This Week

One of the new things we are going to be doing here at Salt Strong is showcasing our favorite fishing pics from Instagram. Each week it will be a new species of fish, class, or something unique and fun regarding fishing. This week is the best Snook Fishing Pics on Instagram (week ending Friday) Check

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April 24th, 2015

How Steve Jobs Can Help Anglers Catch More Fish

Okay, I admit it, I can be a nerd sometimes… Why? Because I like to read books. Nope, I take that back. I actually love to read books. In fact, last year I read 54 books (mostly by reading instead of watching TV). And although I read all types of books, the vast majority are

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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