Tell us what type of fish your aiming at and we'll put you on target. Bass, Black Bass, Rock Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead, Crappie, Muskellunge, Perch, White Perch, Yellow Pickerel, Chain Pike, Northern, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Sauger, Steelhead, Trout, Walleye.
Our list of manufactures include:
LURES & TACKLE
Eagle Claw, Blakemore, Blue Fox, Lindy Little Joe, Mister Twister, Berekley (Gulp Baits), Thrill, Wordens's Rooster Tails, Mepps, Acme Spoons, Joe Flies, Luhr Jensen, Terminator, C.P. Swing, Do-it Mold Co., Uncle Josh, Plano, Frabill, Snagproof, Johnson Lures, Northern King, Gaines Reef Runner, Cotton Cordell, Pradco, Storm, Yo-Zuri, Rapala, Rebel, Bageley, Arbogast, and hand made Musky Lures.
Fishing Rod & Reel Combinations:
This is the preferred set-up for the inexperienced angler. Spincasting outfits are excellent in teaching the beginning angler and children the mechanics of casting. The spin cast reel is mounted above the rod with the reel spool enclosed with a nose cone cover, this prevents line snarling and backlash’s that are associated with bait casting reels. Casting is a simple task, the angler presses and holds down a button on the rear of the reel, this disengages the line pick-up pin, upon the forward cast the line comes off the spool. Once the crank handle is turned the pick-up pin is engaged retrieving the line on the spool.
Spincast reels have low gear ratios as a result of the size of the spool, which makes it difficult to fish lures that require a fast retrieve such as: inline spinners, spinner baits and buzz baits. When purchasing a spincast reel consider selecting models with anti reverse and smooth drag system versus the inexpensive all plastic models with sticky drags that result in broken line. For rods buy fiberglass their durable will hold up from abuse.
Spinning reels where commercially introduced in 1948 by Mitchell Reel Company of France. The design was of a fixed spool reel mounted below the fishing rod with a mechanical pick-up (wire bail) used to retrieve the fishing line. The anti reverse feature prevents the crank handle from rotating while fighting a fish allowing the angler to use the drag. In casting a spinning reel the angler opens the bail, grasping the line with the forefinger, then using a backward snap of the rod followed by a forward cast, the line is drawn off the fixed non rotating spool and not against a rotating spool such as a bait casting reel. Because of this lighter lures can be used where the weight of the lure does not have to pull against a rotating spool. Spinning rods have large fishing line guides to minimize line friction upon casting. Spinning outfits operate best using fairly light weight limp flexible monofilament fishing lines and are used for bluegills, crappies, perch and walleyes.
Baitcasting outfits are excellent for many kinds of fishing, and come in a wide variety of options and types: Round and Low Profile, High and Low Retrieve Speed along with anti-reverse handles and line drags designed to slow runs by large and powerful gamefish. Baitcasting outfits are considered the standard when using heavier lures fishing bass, pike and muskie. All bait casting reels are mounted above the rod, when casting the angler moves the rod backward then snapping it forward, the line is pulled off the reel by the weight of the lure. In the early years of bait casting reels the angler used their thumb to control the amount of line travel as well as to prevent the spool overrun or backlash. Today all quality bait casting reels have a spool tension feature for adjusting the centrifugal brake, and or a magnetic ‘cast control’ to reduce spool overrun during a cast and resultant line snare called a birds nest.