Saltwater Fishing Tackle Mistakes: A Guide For Newbies
As anglers, we’ve all purchased fishing tackle that doesn’t work (some of us more than others).
You know what I’m talking about…
Strolling down the aisle of your local bait and tackle shop, you spot the bright orange lure that you saw on last week’s episode of Fishing with (insert your favorite TV fishing personality) and you’ve just got to have it.
You are now suffering from S.O.S. or Shiny Object Syndrome.
But there is good news: we have the cure.
Listen in as we break down all of the major mistakes that we’ve made when it comes to buying fishing tackle and a few mantras that you should learn to be a more successful angler.
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I definitely recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Newbie Tackle Mistakes [VIDEO]
Newbie Tackle Mistakes [PODCAST]
- WHY MANY OF THE MOST REALISTIC SALTWATER LURES DON’T WORK…
- IS YOUR SPINNING REEL REALLY MADE FOR SALTWATER? FIND OUT…
Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our conversation about…
0:33 – Are you overspending, going way too big, and buying way more than you need?
1:56 – Buy a reel for the kind of fishing you plan to do
4:03 – Line mistakes that hurt your casting distance
4:52 – Are you hunting elephants?
6:04 – Line capacity vs. gear ratio
Here are some of the reels we recommend:
9:07 – Do you have fisherman’s eyes? Buy fewer lures.
12:34 – Focus on depth coverage and weight
14:21 – You must use live bait to catch fish
18:34 – Bare minimum fishing to be a better angler
Here is the tackle we don’t leave home without:
23:31 – The reason we do not have sponsors
29:14 – Fair and balanced business practices, always
31:48 – Use the right lure, at the right time, in the right spots
35:30 – Focus on the trends and finding the fish
37:11 – Flouro vs. mono
39:35 – Learn to tie your own rigs and know your knots
Check out our knot tests and learn how to tie the strongest knots here
45:36 – Use the K.I.S.S.S method: keep it simple Salt Strong
Pro tip: these Plano Boxes keep you organized and can be customized.
50:14 – Are you tired of the negativity on Facebook?
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Being a newbie to fishing certainly has its challenges when it comes to tackle and honestly, we are all still learning.
The important thing to focus on is keeping it simple and mastering what you know works.
Repeat after me: simplicity & specialist.
What are some of the mistakes you made when you started fishing?
If you’re new to fishing, do you have questions about anything to get started?
Let me know down in the comments!
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