Fishing gear

Trolling motor battery up close

Can a Trolling Motor Battery Get Wet? Are Marine Batteries Waterproof?

Whenever my trolling motor battery acts up, the first thing I do is check to make sure the battery compartment is sealed correctly. It may seem unnecessary since marine batteries are made for the water, but they’re more vulnerable than you think. A trolling motor battery cannot get wet. Exposing a marine battery to saltwater …

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Up close fly reel click and pawl

Why Do Fly Reels Click? Click and Pawl vs. Disc Drags Explained

If you have ever watched a fly fishing video, especially a vintage one, there is a noticeable clicking sound. Why do fly reels make that click in the first place? Fly reels click when a spring-loaded triangular piece of metal, called a pawl, bounces against the teeth of the fly reel’s gear. However, only reels …

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What Is Fly Fishing Line Made Of? A Complete Overview of Line Types

Choosing the right fishing line can drastically improve your fly fishing experience. There are many parts and several materials used to construct these lightweight, heavy-duty lines. You’ve probably heard many people refer to PVC as the primary material, but you might be surprised to learn how they’re crafted.  Fly fishing line is made of a …

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Difference Between a Chartplotter and Fish Finder? A Complete Overview

Technology has come a long way in helping anglers navigate waterways and locate fish on the bottom. The days of using a physical map and compass are all but gone. We can now plugin coordinates and allow a machine to precisely navigate us to our destination. One thing you must be aware of is the difference …

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