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Crappie Fishing Tips: Species, Gear, Strategies

Largemouth bass, norther pike, and rainbow trout may get most of the attention from freshwater anglers, but crappie are another gamefish that are just as...
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What Are The Best Reels for Catching Big Cats – 3 Reviewed

  Outdoor Empire Recommendations Are you looking for a best... catfish spinning reel? catfish baitcasting reel?   So, you've decided to try your hand at catfishing -- good for you....
Pflueger President

Review: Pflueger President Spinning Reel

  Outdoor Empire pick for best under $50 reel Professional anglers and successful guides may often debate the finer points of $500 reels, but most anglers...
Abu Garcia Revo SX

Review: Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel

Outdoor Empire TOP-3 bass fishing reel Serious anglers are often quite discerning when it comes to spinning reels, and they typically demand high-caliber performance, reliability...
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Catfish Species 101: Finding, Catching and Identifying Different Catfish

  American anglers are quite lucky to live amongst so many awesome freshwater gamefish. Whether you prefer casting for largemouth bass in Georgia, pulling pike through...
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Carp Bait Comparison: The Best Options for Your Carp-Catching Needs 

Carp have long been a popular gamefish in Europe and parts of Asia, but they’ve largely been ignored by North American anglers. However, this...
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Fishing Reel Types Explained – Baitcast Vs Spinning Vs Spincast

  Reels are often a confusing subject for anglers, especially those who are new to the sport. But that needn’t be the case. Reels are...
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Choosing The Best Spincasting Reel – Top 4 Reviewed!

  Outdoor Empire Recommendations Are you looking for a... best spincasting reel overall? spincasting reel for beginners? ultra-light spincasting reel? best spincasting reel for bass?     Almost every...
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Picking A Best Baitcasting Reel For The Money – 4 Reviewed

Outdoor Empire Recommendations Are you looking for the... best overall baitcasting reel? best baitcasting reel for the money? saltwater baitcasting reel? best baitcasting reel under $100?...
fish caught with ultralight spinning reel

How To Choose A Best Ultralight Spinning Reel – TOP-3 Reviewed

If you are looking for a regular spinning reel check our guide here.   Outdoor Empire Recommendations Are you looking for the... best overall ultralight spinning reel? best...

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Beginner’s Fishing Gear Guide

While your grandfather may have gone fishing with little more than a length of bamboo, some twine and a hook, modern anglers have a...

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