Author Archives: Baitshop Sarah

Tautog Jigs vs. Rigs: Unveiling the Fall Fishing Secrets

April 25, 2024 | 🪝 Artificial Lures | Baitshop Sarah

As autumn approaches, tog fishing enthusiasts are eager to maximize their catch. This article explores the two dominant tog presentations – jigs and rigs – providing valuable insights to conquer the fall season. The Rise of Tautog Jigs: Tautog jigs …

Unlocking Spring Panfish Success with The Perfect Rod, Reel, and Line

April 23, 2024 | 🪝 Casting Techniques | Baitshop Sarah

Spring is prime time to target scrappy panfish like crappie, yellow perch, and bluegill. These fish provide endless entertainment on the water and delectable meals at the table. But to maximize your success, having the right equipment is key. Let’s …

Braided Fishing Line: A Boon for Bass Fishing and Beyond

April 23, 2024 | 🪝 Braided Fishing Lines | Baitshop Sarah

Braided fishing line has come a long way since its Dacron days. Today’s advanced synthetic braids offer numerous advantages for anglers, making them a popular choice, especially among bass fishermen. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of braided …

The Key to a Great Fly Fishing Experience: Choosing the Perfect Fly Reel

April 23, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Reels | Baitshop Sarah

Fly reels may seem overshadowed by fancy rods and meticulously tied flies, but seasoned anglers know they’re an essential part of the fly fishing experience. A good fly reel helps you manage your line, battle fish, and ultimately, enjoy a …

Finding Success In High Water During the Spring Rush

April 20, 2024 | 🪝 Baitshop Life | Baitshop Sarah

Spring runoff doesn’t have to mean the end of your fly fishing season. With a shift in perspective and some strategic techniques, you can turn high water into an opportunity. Dirty Water, Happy Trout Many anglers view muddy, high water …

Mastering the Art of Fly Fishing with Two Essential Casts

Fly fishing might seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice, you can be casting like a pro in no time. This guide focuses on two fundamental casts that will cover most situations you’ll encounter: the overhead cast and …

Find Your Perfect Fly Rod: A Complete Guide for Trout Fishing

April 17, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Rods | Baitshop Sarah

Fly fishing for trout is a rewarding experience, but having the right tools makes all the difference. This guide will help you navigate the world of fly rods and find the perfect one for you. Demystifying Fly Rod Features: Rod …

5 Advantages of Nose-Hooking Soft Plastics with Circle Hooks

April 16, 2024 | 🪝 Artificial Lures | Baitshop Sarah

Saltwater anglers are constantly searching for that extra edge. You can utilize this powerful technique that can significantly improve your catch rates: nose-hooking soft plastics with circle hooks. This method goes beyond the standard jig head, offering a unique presentation …

The Loop to Loop Knot is Not Your Average Knot

April 8, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Knots | Baitshop Sarah

Hey there, fellow fish fanatics! Ever feel like your knots are…well, a bit un-knotty? Like they don’t quite deserve the name? Well, fret no more! Today, we’re diving into the world of the Loop to Loop Knot. This bad boy …

Learn The Roll-Cast Pickup Advantage for Fly Fishing

Fly fishing upstream with dry flies presents a unique challenge – maintaining consistent fly presentation while minimizing false casts. The constant stripping of line can disrupt the delicate presentation and spook wary fish. Here, we explore the roll-cast pickup technique, …