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Trolling Rod Selection

Posted by Richard Wicklund on

              If you are like I am (or any other fisherman I know) you take a walk out to your garage and the walls are adorned with several different lengths, weights, styles, colors, and sizes of fishing rods. It looks like the rod isle in one of those fancy box stores. Do you really need another fishing rod (or 6)? Well, just like with all other forms of fishing, there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach.               In the days of yesteryear (and still done by many), fishermen would purchase a utilitarian trolling...

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Calibrating Line Counter Reels

Posted by Richard Wicklund on

               Within the trolling community, the most common form of reel is the “Line Counter” reel. These reels have a built in counter that can quickly be reset (or zeroed) and will tell you the amount of line that has been played out from the fishing rod to the bait. Line “setback” as it is called is the most utilized method when trolling diving body style crank baits of varying sizes and shapes. The amount of line that is played out will determine the depth that any specific bait will dive. Once you have...

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