Buying a Tenkara Rod Direct From Japan

Tenkara originally comes from Japan, so it makes sense that Japanese companies make great tenkara rods. Nissin, Daiwa, Shimano, and others make high-quality rods that rank towards the top of the market. Look at any tenkara discussion group or forum and you’re sure to see recommendations for Japanese-made rods when people are looking to upgrade. … Read more

The Top 5 Best Fly-Tying Vises

Having a great vise is the key to getting the most out of fly-tying. While there are plenty of fly-tying vises on the market, many are cheaply built or have significant problems. It might seem like a good idea to try to save money at first, but you’ll end up spending more in the long … Read more

The 10 Best Spoons For Trout

Spoons are one of the best types of lure for catching trout of all sizes. A 1/12 or 1/8oz Phoebe will get all the little brookies biting, while many a Michigander will swear by a 1oz Dardevle for monster lakers. The key is the unique motion of the spoon in the water. Most spoons are … Read more