Safety First. While fishing can be very fun and enjoyable, it can also be dangerous. If you're careful, the rewards will far outweigh the risk, so safety is a basic fundamental. One universal component of fishing is the fish hook. Hooks were designed to easily pierce any soft object and hold on. We prefer that they penetrate the mouth of the fish, but they can also grab clothing, nets, dock line and you if you're not careful. The more hooks you have, the greater the danger. Be careful, most hooking accidents happen when casting or when a hook has not been secured before or after a catch. A fishermen also needs a sharp knife to cut bait or to clean the day's catch. When not using your knife it should always be stored in a safe place. A fish's teeth, fins and gill plates can also be very sharp, dead or alive. Know how to handle the species your targeting. It's good to consider the fishing rod as an extension of the fisherman, so leave plenty of room for casting so as not to put others in harms way. If you have young anglers with you keep a close eye on them. Teach them to be safe. An injury can ruin the day and spoil any future desires to fish. When preparing for your next fishing trip, be sure to include a First Aid Kit and know how to use it.
Fishing from a boat requires added safety since you are actually on the water. Know the rules of safe boating and watch the weather carefully. When you decide to fish from a boat make sure you tell someone your float plans just in case something happens and they have to look for you. Life jackets are a must. There are a variety of types available, some are more comfortable than others. Foam life jackets are the most reliable but tend to be bulky and will retain body heat. Suspender type life jackets are very light and comfortable. They inflate by means of a CO2 cartrige triggered either manually or automatically when an angler falls into the water. In the event of an emergency you will need a means of communication so you can talk with other boaters, someone on land or the coast guard if necessary. Of course a cell phone is a must but a good back-up is a marine (VHF) radio, either handheld or permanently mounted. Get familiar with the rules of usage before you go on the water.
Products designed to catch all types of bottom fish that feed from 0 to 15 inches off the bottom. Made for surf fishing, pier fishing, pond fishing, river fishing or boat fishing either horizontally or vertically. These rigs are pre-made to collapse for easy storage and expand for fishing. Most of our products are adjustable in that they allow you easily move components and change the colored beads and blades. We also have a Bottom Float Lure designed to fish directly on the bottom with a rigid tail hook that always floats upward. Our See/Saw Rig is designed to maximize bait action while drift fishing. Use the "Easy Selection Guide Map" above to see more product details for your application or our navigation bar.
Use these products to catch any gamefish (largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, walleye, redfish, bluefish, striped bass, etc...) in the top and middle columns of fresh and saltwater. Includes 3 and 5 arm castable umbrella rigs and spinner baits with interchangeable beads and blades. We also have a Bottom Float Lure designed to fish for game fish that feed on the bottom. The lure sits on the bottom with a rigid tail hook that always floats upward. Use the "Easy Selection Guide Map" above to see more product details for your application or our navigation bar.
Designed for ice fishing vertically in the bottom water column through ice holes 5 - 10 inches in diameter. Includes spreader rigs and wire dropshot rigs with fixed and adjustable hooks. We've also added a spearfishing decoy enhancer for Sturgeon fishing. Use the "Easy Selection Guide Map" above to see more product details for your application or our navigation bar.
This rig puts baits as close to the bottom as possible. Leaders are attached to the center leg and threaded through the bait arms to make the leaders rig-opposed. This means the baits are always separated but still provides good action while minimizing tangles. (See animated video) Great for any vertical fishing situation as well long casting in low snag areas such as sand and surf. Collapses for linear storage when leaders are removed.