14 Tackle Tips

by Lou Elkes
photos-Art Michaels

Just about all my fishing partners are better anglers than I am. Each specializes in catching certain kinds of fish, so each trip I take with them is a learning experience.

These experts have several things in common. No matter what they're after, they all use the same smart ideas on tying knots, making rigs, using hooks and lures, playing fish and caring for their tackle. These ideas aren't complicated, and none of them requires great expense.

Angler with golden rainbow trout

Here are some of those secrets.

Knots, line

Hooks

Reels

Lures

Lures

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September/October 2000 Angler & Boater


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