Big box stores offer a lot in the way of product but little in customer service. With a vast array of products it is easy to get lost in their websites and stores. Small retailers usually offer much more in the way of one on one service. Here are some solutions to help with your fishing gear.
Here are some suggestions to help:
Articles on location fishing and best solutions for that area are key to knowing where to throw your line in the water. When and where to fish and times of the day are always helpful as seasons change and so do the way you go about fishing.
Video tutorials are also another great way to see how others are using their fishing gear and what bait, poles and tackle they are using.
Groups allow you to discuss areas of fishing and solutions that will help and maybe even find a partner to go along with you on your trip.
Forums are a great way to see what others are doing.
One of the best ways to really learn the in’s and out’s of fishing is to book a trip with a pro guide. These trips offer so much in the way of teaching anglers best practices. Pro guides will teach you best gear and how to use tackle correctly.
Study before you buy
Knowing all this information before you make a purchase is key. So many anglers just buy what they think will work before doing their homework. It really pays to do your homework first before you spend your hard-earned money on items that will not help you one bit.
When you purchase gear make sure it is from a trusted source and a manufacturer you have heard of and that they back up their products, offer a return policy and will always make sure you have the best experience possible.
Like any hobby or sport you can spend a little or a lot on your products. From a starter kit to a full blown fly set up make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. Dont break the bank before you are really sure you are going to spend the time fishing with your new thousand dollar rod and reel.
Tackle/Baits and Scents
Any angler knows there are a million different set up and solutions for every kind of fishing. Tackle is confusing. There are very few resources out there that actually explain set ups and the proper uses of tackle, line depth and bait. There a hundred different scents out there as well so anglers need solutions, not just product.