Angler Education


  • Winning Lines Keeping your reels loaded with fresh fishing line is one of the easiest and most economical ways to catch more fish on every trip. Just ask Berkley pros Justin Lucas and Tommy Skarlis, whose livelihoods depend on making every bite count. Read More
  • Softbait Esox Adrenaline junkies hoping to battle broad-shouldered pike and behemoth muskies have traditionally leaned on a legion of hard-bodied lures and super-size live baits to connect with their toothsome quarry. Read More
  • Softbait Trout Thoughts of trout fishing may conjure up images of pipe-smoking anglers painstakingly presenting delicate flies to tempt finicky fish, but the truth is a variety of artificial softbaits make catching all types of trout and salmon a snap. Read More
  • Top 5 Must-Know Knots Knots are the unsung heroes of the fishing scene. They get little press, but all the high-tech tackle and secret tactics in the world won’t help you if your knot slips or weakens your line, causing it to break at the moment of truth. Further, the right knots can help you be more efficient, catch more fish and have more fun. Read More
  • Knot Tying: Fishing knots 101, learn to tie fishing knots Tying a fishing knot is an important and essential skill of fishing. The knot is a critical link between you and the fish; it is critical to your fishing success to know how to tie knots correctly as well as which knot to use in which scenario. Read More
  • Why Use Monofilament? With so many options on the market, choosing the best fishing line can seem a bit overwhelming. But it’s actually a simple matter of finding a line with performance characteristics that fit your style of fishing. Read More
  • Why Use Superlines? In their search for the best fishing line, many anglers have discovered the benefits of amazingly thin, super-strong superlines. Read More
  • Why Use Fluorocarbon? Once limited to extreme duty as saltwater leader material, fluorocarbon fishing line has in recent years become a popular option for anglers in many situations. Read More
  • Spooling a Spinning Reel There’s no shortage of reasons to keep a few spinning reels in the boat. Perhaps you haven’t yet mastered a baitcasting reel or maybe the fishing conditions require you to downsize your bait selection to try to finesse a bite. Read More
  • Learn Your Lines Of all the ways to tip the odds of catching more fish in your favor, few are as easy, affordable and effective as spooling up with the best fishing line for the conditions at hand. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options, and choosing the right fishing line for any presentation is a simple and straightforward process. Read More