Get all you need for a great fishing adventure at Tackle Shack’s Shop in Mossel Bay! Fishing equipment is very important when thinking about going fishing. Here at Tackle Shack we offer everything you’ll need for a great fishing trip!
Rod & Reel: There are specific rods and reels designed for every fishing style, but the key for first time anglers is to keep it simple. You’ll want to look for a rod & reel combo that you can use for both bait fishing and lure fishing. A medium action rod rated for 8lb to 20lb line will be a great start and give you the ability to catch many different species commonly found in lakes and rivers. First time anglers should start with spinning reels (commonly called “open face” reels) before attempting to use bait-casting reels.
Line: Fishing line is available in many different materials and diameters. Larger diameter lines are stronger than smaller diameter lines made of the same material. In general, braided lines are very strong and thin, fluorocarbon lines are typically abrasion resistant and almost invisible underwater, and mono-filament lines are buoyant and will stretch.
Tackle: There are only three different types of tackle that first time anglers might need: Hooks; Purchase hooks that are not snelled. Snelled hooks have a leader pre-tied to them that the user then attaches to a swivel snap. Gamakatsu makes sharp, durable, long lasting hooks Weights; weights are necessary to help provide more casting distance and keep your bait under water. For first time anglers, stick with basic split shot weights. They are inexpensive and easy to install. and floats; there isn’t an angler out there that didn’t start fishing with a float. Floats help keep your bait off the bottom of the lake and provide a clear visual indication when a fish is eating your bait.
Fresh Bait: Fresh Bait allows you to catch a wide variety of fish. The size and type of bait will also help determine which species you catch. At Tackle Shack we stock fresh bait!
Lures: Eventually you may become bored with bait fishing and start looking for a new challenge. Then it’s time to start experimenting with lures. While there are countless lure styles, colors and manufacturers, we’ll focus here on common lures that will have a high success rate for first time anglers: Soft Plastic, Spinner baits and Top water lures.
Tackle Bag: The final item that is essential for the first time angler is a good bag to keep all this gear organized.
Visit Tackle Shack’s Shop in Mossel Bay for all your fishing gear and fresh bait!
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