Fishing pole case is a great way to protect your investment, especially while travelling. While there are many brands and styles to choose from at your local sporting goods store, you can easily make a less expensive case with a few items from your home improvement store.
A large PVC pipe, glue and a couple of cap is all you need to make a nice, durable, inexpensive rod case. Just purchase a large enough pipe for your fishing rod(s) to fit in and a couple of caps. We recommend a socket cap that can be glued to one end and a threaded adapter and cap for the other end. The threaded cap can easily be removed so you can store and retrieve your fishing rod. Simply cut the pipe to the size you need, glue the ends and you are done. If you cut the pipe slightly larger than your pole you can put foam on either end of the inside of the pipe for cushioning and extra protection. If you want to get creative you can paint the PVC, sew a cloth case for it, and even add a strap for carrying the case.
These cases may not be as fancy and nice looking as cases you can purchase, but they do work just as well and cost a lot less money.
The Clinch knot is one of the most widely used fishing knots around but there is a better version of this knot. The improved clinch knot provides a more secure method of tying a fishing line to a hook, lure, or swivel. It is also commonly used to fasten the leader to the fly. The "improved" version simply adds an extra tuck under the final loop. This extra tuck provides a stronger, more reliable knot. This works great with monofilament line up to about 20 lbs. Because of the extra loop, it is harder to tie with heavier lines. There is even a quick and easy method of tying this knot. With a little practice you can tie this knot like a pro in no time.
Don't spend your next outing untangling your fishing rods when you should be fishing. Bass Pro Shops® Rod Wraps are a great, inexpensive solution for anglers who travel with several fishing rods and struggle keeping them organized, safe and tangle free. Whether in the back of the truck or hiking along the river, this simple Velcro wrap helps secure rods together keeping them organized. We also use these on the boat to keep our poles together and out of the way when not in use but allowing quick access to them and making it simple and fast to change out rods.
Made from durable neoprene, these strong rod wraps are designed with super-soft padding for ultimate protection and hook 'n' loop closures for convenience. While they don't offer the same protection as a hard case, they do help protect your fishing poles while traveling or in storage.
With winter upon us, the lakes in Utah will soon freeze over and ice fishing will be in full swing. If you or someone you know enjoys fishing during he summer, it is quite possible the gear is put away until spring, but you may want to keep the gear handy and consider taking an outing this year to try ice fishing. Most of the gear you use during the summer can also be used in the winter so you won't blow your budget. About the only thing we use ice fishing that we don't use during the summer is an ice fishing rod which is just a shorter version of your spinning rod. There is no need for casting and a short, compact fishing rod is perfect for jigging. While there are more expensive rod and reels for the seasoned fishermen, this rod and reel is perfect for beginners and make a great Christmas gift. Ice fishing can be fast and furious and can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are also many ice fishing tournaments throughout Utah during the winter with many great prizes given away. More information concerning ice fishing tournaments can be found at various websites, local sporting good stores and from the Utah division of Wildlife Resources.
Say goodbye to your old plastic and bulky tackle box.
This new style of tackle bag from Bass Pro Shops made of polyester is flexible, light weight and very versatile. There are eleven pockets and pouches to give you instant access to all of your fishing gear and other essential times such as food, hats, repellent, sunscreen, etc. This tackle bag is made of heavy-duty, light weight, water-repellent denier polyester top and sides and a reinforced rugged vinyl bottom, There are many easy-access zippers and other pockets to store everything you need in a tackle box. You can carry it by the strong padded handles or padded shoulder strap. The bag is padded and reinforced to safely cushion your valuable equipment. You can store your items loose in the pockets or this bag holds up to five 370 utility boxes that are perfect for lures and hooks (not included). The bag measures 20-1/2" wide x 12-1/2" deep x 11-1/2" high.
At some point, every angler has broken the tip of their rod, This is bad enough when it happens at home, but when it happens in the field, this can be disastrous. Equipment failure in the filed can end you fishing outing prematurely unless you are prepared. We always carry with us an inexpensive repair kit while we are on an outing. While a repaired rod may not be ideal, it is much better than a broken rod. The kit is easy to use and the glue dries quickly so you will be fishing again in no time. When you return home you can use a better epoxy to create a more permanent repair.