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Custom Rods

Mounting Reel Seat On Fishing Rod Blank

Jeff Simpson - January 20, 2017

Incredibly important to the fishing rod's final performance, mounting the reel seat is an easy...

Ice Fishing

2017 Ice Fishing Rods

Matt Straw - January 20, 2017

The tip bobs down. The hook sets into something that feels like a Chevy truck, which...

Midwest Finesse

The Marabou Jig, according to Jeff Gustafson

Ned Kehde - January 19, 2017

  One of Jeff Gustafson's black-and-purple marabou jigs. The marabou jig used to play...

Custom Rods

Rod Building: Marking The Blank

Jeff Simpson - January 18, 2017

The foundation of constructing a fishing rod begins by marking the blank.

Custom Rods

Choosing The Right Rod Components

Jeff Simpson - January 18, 2017

Selecting the components you want featured on your rod is another benefit of making your own...

Pike & Muskie

Fishing Leader Options

Matt Straw - January 17, 2017

The sickest of all sick feelings follows a bite-off. The severed leader. The failed crimp....


Trophy Saskatchewan Trout And More

Matt Straw - January 16, 2017

A quest for giant lakers and more.

Midwest Finesse

Zoom's Z 3 Trick Worm

Ned Kehde - January 16, 2017

This is the Z-3 Magic hue. On Aug. 3, Zoom Bait Company announced that they have a new...


10 Best Fishing Nets

Dan Johnson - January 14, 2017

Largely overlooked in the rush to learn new techniques, uncover fish-holding locations, and...

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