Fishing Gear: Basic Essentials You Need in Your Tackle Box
Before you head out to the river or lake, you need to make sure that your tackle box is armed with the essential fishing gear. Here are five things that you must have before leave home:
Extra Line – Whether you get a bit from a monstrous fish that takes half of your line or your line gets caught on debris, it’s safe to say that at some point during your fishing trip that your line is going to break. Therefore, you always need to ensure you have plenty of extra line tucked away inside your tackle box.
Additional Hooks – Make sure that your tackle box is full of various hooks for a variety of fish. You’re not going to use a hook designed for a 100-pound catfish to catch river trout, so you need different sized hooks.
Extra Sinkers – Sinkers are needed to make sure that you hook and worm can sink into the water. Otherwise, you may not get a bite throughout your entire fishing trip. Sinkers can be made from lead, steel, brass, bismuth and tungsten.
Additional Bobbers – Depending on the type of fishing that you’re doing, you are going to need bobbers. These are used so that you know when the fish bites (the bobber will sink). Bobbers can limit the depth of your casting line, so you’ll want to have both round bobbers and slip bobbers.
Extra Lures – As a general rule, a typical hook and worm will do the trick. However, when you really want to up your fishing game a bit, you may want to use a lure. There are plenty of lures to choose from, including spoons and spinners, top water lures and minnow imitations. The lure you use will depend on the type of fish that you want to attract. For example, most medium-sized fish will be attracted to minnows so the minnow imitation lure will typically be the best option.
These are five of the basic fishing gear items that you need in your tackle box. Peruse the online store at Full Draw Archery, for all of your basic and high-end items.