Tackle Express Blog
We often get asked by customers in the shop, ‘should I go with a Penn Fathom 2 Speed or an Avet 2 Speed reel?’ That is a tough question to answer because both are great reels and will hold up to tough fighting fish. My intention here is to scrutinize what we consider are the five key features of each reel to give you a thorough comparison and hopefully help you choose the best reel for you.
Fishing live bait is one of the most productive and easiest ways to catch a variety of different fish in Southern California. Finding out which bait to fish, how to hook it, and how to fish it can be difficult for anglers to understand.
After the fish have seen a few baits or been caught once or twice, they will become conditioned and therefore harder to catch. In those situations, it’s time to think outside the box. Here are three baits you may not have tried when targeting bass on beds.
Of course, fishing doesn't always stop when the weather turns cold. If the ice is thick, the Yeti Series is the glove Brian "Bro" Brosdahl reaches for when deep winter arrives. Bass anglers appreciate the Stealth Dry Tec because its 100% waterproof construction keeps their hands bone dry while the exterior sheds water keeping the glove feather light. Anyone heading to the water in the winter will be glad they have the Wooly Long because of its exceptional performance in a cold weather environment.
The original, new-classic JackHammer and subtler StealthBlade, Hite explains, lie at opposite ends of the vibration spectrum. “A lot of anglers who throw the StealthBlade for the first time expect to feel the same deep thumping vibration of the original JackHammer. But the motivation behind the StealthBlade is almost the opposite—a tighter, higher frequency vibration that plays just as powerfully to bass in cool water, clear water and in high-pressure and bluebird sky situations. It’s a little like throwing a Shad Rap, whose tight vibration produces exceptional cool water bites.
The root of the brilliance are the Tackle Barn’s double topside gullwing doors, which give the clever tackle bag a barn shape, not the typical square or rectangular profile. Due to the ingenious design, tackle utility boxes are quickly and easily pulled out, swapped, and returned intact faster and more organized than recipe cards. This, unlike conventional tackle bags where, as you know, utility boxes end up strewn all over the boat. The distinctive, matched gullwing covers are easy to open and close, too, thanks to resilient hook and loop attachments.