One of the best parts about the fishing industry is the plethora of fishing tackle and accessories available to anglers.
Who doesn’t love to fill up their shopping basket with shiny new tackle and the latest fishing gear?
It seems like every year, there is a new fishing reel, lure, or technology that is shaking things up and creating a buzz.
At Panfish Nation, I try and bring honest and authentic tackle and gear reviews to my viewers.
I’m not a gear snob, but I do enjoy testing out rods, reels, and equipment in different fishing applications and sharing my results.
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Fishing reels come in all types, sizes, shapes, makes, and models…and I have accumulated my share over the years!
If you’re looking for an ultralight reel, check out my article on the 5 Best Panfish Spinning Reels.
Specific Fishing Reel Reviews
- KastKing Spartacus 2 Review
- Piscifun Carbon X I vs Carbon X II
- Daiwa Crossfire LT
- Piscifun Alijoz Baitcaster
- The 5 Best Inline Ice Fishing Reels
Plenty More To Come!
Rods are often overlooked, but to me, they are more important than the reel.
They are the direct conduit between you and the fish and control your casting distance, presentation, and sensitivity.
When you pick the correct rod to match the reel, and the type of fishing you are planning to do…it just feels oh so good!
Fishing Rod Articles
- The 6 Best Walleye Ice Fishing Rods
- The 5 Best Telescopic Fishing Rods
- Panfish Rods – Our Top 4 Best Bang For Your Buck
- 9 Best Fishing Poles For Kids Ages 2-13
Best Lures For The Job
As a multi-species angler, I like to use both live bait and artificial lures when fishing.
One of my most popular articles is my write-up on the top 10 best lures for bluegill (which happen to be one of my favorite species to target).
You can usually find one of my ultralight combos always rigged with some type of minnow fishing lure, since they are so effective where I live in Florida.
Choosing the correct hook size is another area of confusion for anglers. With so many different types and sizes of fishing hooks, it’s not a surprise.
So I created a fishing hook size chart, that covers the most popular and common hooks along with their intended use.
- Alabama Rigs: Know This Before Trying One!
- The 5 Best Bluegill Rigs
- Mojo Rig Fishing For Bass: The How To Guide & Tips!
- Tips & Tricks When Using Plastic Lizards For Bass Fishing
- The Best Crappie Baits To Catch Slabs All Year Long
- 6 Of The Best Crappie Flies To Entice Hungry Slabs!
The topic of fishing line is one of the most confusing aspects of fishing tackle…even for experienced anglers.
For example, how do you choose the best fluorocarbon line for baitcasters?
What is the difference between high vis vs low vis fishing line and why does it matter?
And perhaps the biggest question I see asked from beginners: Why does my fishing line keep getting tangled!
Filling The Tackle Box
Staying organized with your fishing tackle can be a challenge, so choosing the right tackle box is the first step.
After you find the type of tackle box best for your, its time to fill it up with the essentials!
One of the best ways to get better at fishing, is spending more time on the water…and you do that by staying comfortable!
And don’t forget about the endless options when it comes to fishing accessories and tools.
Ice Fishing Gear
Even though panfish nation is based out of Florida, that doesn’t mean I have forgotten about my northern friends who love ice fishing!
- Pop Up vs Flip Over Ice Shelters: Which Is Better & Why?
- The 5 Best Live Baits For Ice Fishing (99% Of Anglers Use These)
- Which Is Better For Ice Fishing: ATV Or Snowmobile?
- Is Ice Fishing Expensive? Here’s The Full Breakdown
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