Field Notes

Austin’s Handy Dandy Line Winder

Is there anything worse than having to spool a reel while on the boat? I mean, after you spend the time to snatch the old line off the reel, you then have the pleasure of fighting a plastic spool of new line rolling around the boat — and it’s a pain to ensure you’re putting the line on the reel tightly.



Daiwa J-Braid

Braid is perfect for flipping for bass, working corks for trout, battling shallow reds, and snatching offshore species off the rigs and wrecks, and there are a lot of options on the market. Daiwa’s J-Braid offers all the advantages in a tightly weaved package at a price point that will make you smile. […]


Spro Taru swivels

One of the reasons I hate using spoons is the line twist that invariably happens, but the solution is to use swivels. And Spro’s new Taru swivels offer all the lure movement necessary to catch more fish. […]