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Mono Vs Braid? Which should you be using

In some cases, mono isn't quite good enough. Southern Kingfish Association pro Chris Blanton of South Carolina says he uses straight Hi-Seas fluorocarbon for kingfish. "It's costly to do, but fluoro adds a little better feel, and we've found it works," he says, adding that he attaches six inches of wire to the fluoro as a leader. "We've had fish run around a rig in the Gulf, and it frayed up the fluoro, but it still caught the fish." Fluorocarbon features average tensile strength, but its knot strength rates below that of nylon, Gerlach says. It does offer good abrasion resistance, better than mono, and some say better than braid. "Braid's strength is straight up and down," says John Drouet,...

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Best Customer Fishing Stories For The Year So Far...

There's no question that fishing makes lifelong memories. Whether it's your buddy's tall tale that you never quite believed or the day when your child caught their first fish, this sport brings people together and puts a smile on millions of faces. That's the most special thing about fishing, in our opinion.  With 2018 soon to come to a close, we asked our to share their favorite fishing stories of the year. With nearly 600 entries, we had our work cut out for us! The following stories were our favorites; we feel as if they perfectly encompass what fishing is all about. Some are action packed, some are funny and others will pull at your heartstrings.  We hope you enjoy! Justin...

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Most Haunted Fishing Spots Around The Globe

Halloween can’t be beat for tales of the spooky, scary and just plain weird, and there are no better ghost stories than ones that involve boats. So pack some candy and a cooler, grab your rods, and set out on a late season eerie fishing outing near some of these haunted boating destinations. FRIDAY HARBOR, WASHINGTON Friday Harbor in the Pacific Northwest is a charming town with restaurants and galleries but some of its many buildings, which date back to the 1880s, are said to be haunted. Unearthly spirits haunt the Serendipity bookshop that was once a private residence. A woman with black hair dressed in a duster coast has been spotted near a window and may have been a...

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Top 10 Best Fishing Destinations Around The World

1. ALASKA There’s a lot of ground to cover here, and we mean that quite literally. You may be most attracted by the thought of mooching for king salmon or sinking baits for halibut along the Inside Passage; you might prefer fly fishing for grayling at the edge of the Arctic; or perhaps casting lures for silvers in a coastal river most interests you. Whichever of these options gets your blood pumping one thing is for sure: the clean waters, majestic mountains, and untainted wilderness of Alaska calls to all fishermen. On top of that, there are countless guided and self-guided opportunities throughout the state, so you can get insider knowledge or do things on your own, as you choose.ADDED...

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Pro's and Con's of Guided Tours

Whether you are a solo adventurer, or a group traveller guided tours such as Contiki and Topdeck have something for everyone. Which makes it a great reason for all travelers to try a tour at least once in their travelling careers. The pioneers of the group travel industry are Contiki, with their first tour being operated all the way back in 1961. Ever since then they have continued to improve and craft the perfect tours. Following the success of Contiki many similar companies such as Topdeck, Busabout and G - Adventures were founded, offering similar services all across the globe. Personally having travelled with guided tours before I would highly suggest them to anyone planning their next adventure. Although do be aware that these tours...

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