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March 3rd, 2015

Captain Lacey Kelly Interview

Lacey Kelly could quite possibly be the coolest female angler in all of Florida…and perhaps the world. We had an absolute blast with the incredibly fun (and always full of energy) female angler and outdoor lover known to the world as Captain Lacey Kelly. If you aren’t familiar with Captain Lacey, she started off as

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March 2nd, 2015

Captain Jeff Maggio (LunkerDog) Google Hangout Interview

We couldn’t have picked a better (or more “Reel”) guy to kick off our March Fishing Madness: Warrior Strong interview series with. Captain Jeff “the LunkerDog” Maggio made us laugh, told some great stories, and even taught us a few things. He also surprised us with a very unique person that he would take fishing

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March 1st, 2015

Announcing the Wounded Warrior Winner of “March Fishing Madness”

  Huge congratulations to Staff Sergeant Scott Lilley of the United States Air Force (retired) for winning the all-expense paid fishing trip in March, hosted by Salt Strong! Scott, the entire Salt Strong team can’t wait to create some amazing experiences for you and your friend this March (and hopefully catch a fish or thirty…).

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February 28th, 2015

3 Money Making Tips Fishing Guides Can Learn From This Real Estate Agent

  Are you a fishing guide, charter captain, first mate, owner of a fleet, or associated with the fishing industry? Then you definitely want to read this power-packed article (click here for direct link): 3 Money Making Tips for Fishing Guides This is the first in a series of articles helping fishing guides do the following:

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February 23rd, 2015

Flambeau “Saltwater Tackle System” Tackle Box Independent Review

This is the Independent Review of the Flambeau Saltwater Tackle Box (the Soft Saltwater Tackle System) Overall, this saltwater tackle box from Flambeau is pretty good. Below, we will go over the brief pros and cons so you can make a decision for yourself. (To purchase this tackle box at Amazon for the cheapest price

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February 18th, 2015

Wounded Warrior Fishing Trip [All-Expense Paid Fishing Trip for Two]

You hopefully already know about our upcoming March Fishing Madness: “Warrior Strong” event to honor, raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project… But if not, here are the brief bullet points: My brother Luke and I will be spending the entire month of March on a small, exclusive island off of Florida We will raising

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February 17th, 2015

A Quick Way To Clear Line Twists from Your Spinning Reel [VIDEO]

For an inshore angler, there is nothing more frustrating than having a line tangles in your spinning reel…

I take that back, losing a trophy fish is definitely more frustrating…

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February 12th, 2015

How to Skip a Lure Under Mangroves and Docks [Video]

Once I learned how to effectively skip a lure under mangroves, I began to catch slot reds and snook more consistently without having to bother waking up early to catch live bait in the morning. And before you know it, I was almost completely weened off of using live bait (in fact, I stopped taking my 12-foot

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February 9th, 2015

Plano 3600 “Softsider X” Tackle Box Independent Review

This is the Plano 3600 Softsider X Tackle Box Review (100% Independent) Are you looking for a solid fishing tackle box that: Can carry all of your fishing gear without taking up too much room Looks good Is durable Won’t get your gear wet from being on the bottom of your wet boat deck And

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February 6th, 2015

Top 5 Reasons Ellen Should Have Salt Strong On Her Show

Wouldn’t it be amazing if a goofy white guy grew a mustache and recreated Lionel Richie’s popular music video “Hello” while serenading Ellen DeGeneres and raising money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project! Well you are in luck! That actually just happened… And it is only one of many epic videos that Salt Strong

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February 5th, 2015

Best Fishing Knot for Braided Line to Swivel, Hook, or Lure

Wondering what the best fishing knot for braided Line to swivel, hook, or lure connection is? Well you came to the right place. Because the most common problem facing anglers who use braided line is that many fishing knots that are strong with mono are not nearly as good when used with braid given the

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February 3rd, 2015

Living on an Island the Entire Month of March for the Wounded Warriors…

On February 1st, 2015 my brother Luke and I announced some Exciting (and wild) news… We announced that we would be living on a small island (only accessible by boat) for the entire month of March. Leaving behind the real world, my leaving my wife and two daughters for an entire month, all for one

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January 29th, 2015

The Top 10 Funniest Fishing Jokes.

At then end of the day, fishing is supposed to be fun… But sometimes we can all get so competitive trying to catch the most (or the biggest) fish, that we forget about the “fun factor”. So this week we bring to you the Top 10 Funniest Fishing Jokes that we found by scouring the

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January 29th, 2015

Best Fishing Knot for Leader to Hook Connection [Snug Style]

Best Fishing Knot for Leader to Hook Connection When pursuing trophy fish of any species, it’s essential to give yourself as many advantages as possible to maximize your results… and using the best knot for every connection in your line system is the easiest thing you can possibly do to improve your ability to land

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January 23rd, 2015

My Mustache Brings All The Fish To The Oyster Bar.

The Most Annoying Fishing Partner Ever? Personally I like to think of it is the most “Entertaining” fishing partner ever, but I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion… And just when you thought the song “My Milkshake Brings all the Boys to the Yard” by Kelis was out of your head and never to

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January 22nd, 2015

Catching Snook and Redfish from a Paddle Board on a Hidden Lake…

Paddle Boarding, Exploring, and Adventure… I can still vividly remember my first real camping trip (as in not just camping in the back yard)  with my dad and brother on some private forest property near Sebring, Florida. I was 10 years old, ready for adventure, and super stoked to be spending a couple of nights in

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January 16th, 2015

If you like the movie “Old School” & you like Fishing, then you will LOVE this…

What do you consider the most crucial variable (and the most powerful fishing weapon) when it comes to catching more inshore fish such as redfish, trout, and snook?

When I ask this question to fellow weekend warrior inshore anglers, I usually hear things such as…

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January 10th, 2015

Best Fishing Knot for Braided Line [Braid to Leader Contest]

Of all the many variables involved with landing the biggest fish of the day, the fishing knots we tie are the only ones we have absolutely 100% control over, so it’s on us to make time to learn the best fishing knot for all of the needed connections. To help the Salt Strong community always

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January 7th, 2015

Do You Like Catching Catfish? Take This Short Quiz to See!

Let me ask you a question…

Do you like catching catfish…

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January 6th, 2015

15 Hilarious Ways Your Fishing Partner Annoys You…

You probably already know this, but not all fishing partners were created equal…

Some fishing partners are annoying, some fall overboard too much, some drink too much (and fall overboard)…

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January 1st, 2015

How To Spool Braided Line On A Spinning Reel (Without Line Twists or Loops)

Just imagine spotting a huge school of redfish just 30 feet from the bow of the boat that you are standing on.

From what you can see with your polarized glasses…

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December 31st, 2014

How To Catch Stone Crabs On The Florida Grass Flats (Tips, Tricks, & Regulations)

Floridians are a funny breed when it comes to weather.

Having warm weather (warm as in you can go swimming without a wetsuit) for about 10 months of the year in most parts of the state, most Floridians don’t know what to do once it gets cold (and by cold I mean under 50 degrees).

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December 31st, 2014

The Top 5 Jobs That Embrace Mustaches

Mustaches have been around in America since the Pilgrims landed here hundreds of years ago.

It is common knowledge that many of the earliest settlers that were considered the best fishermen, were also the best at growing a mustache.

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December 24th, 2014

The #1 Rule On Drinking While Fishing…

Drinking while fishing (aka having a beer, “cold one”, a “frosty”, or a stiff drink) has been around as long as fishing has.

In fact, even back in the Biblical days of fishing they brought along flasks of wine to kill time while the fishing was slow, and to celebrate after a successful fishing trip.

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