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Baitcasting made easy

  While I was being filmed for a Bass Pro Shops commercial, local onlookers walked onto their docks and began asking me about the use of a baitcaster. “I never could get the hang of how to use a baitcaster,” one man said. “How do you make it look so easy?” It’s a comment I get at sport shows and public appearances. People say they can’t use baitcast gear and prefer spincast and spinning reels that are easier to use. But baitcast gear gives you a mechanical advantage over other types of reels and the utmost control in making precision …

Terminal Tackle Needs Your Attention, Too

  Winter is a good time to inventory your terminal tackle. Mustad, one of my sponsors, has done such a good job of providing an assortment of premium hooks for so many applications that I use those exclusively. I’m really excited about the new Grip Pin Series that offer a well-designed bait keeper that keeps your soft bait from sliding down the hook shaft. Here are the terminal tackle choices and sizes I recommend for the different baits we use on Michiana lakes and rivers: Hooks Pitchin’/flippin: For pitching/flipping, I use a 4/0 Grip Pin straight shank with a Strike King …