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The Fishing Library contains hundreds of articles covering nearly every aspect of angling imaginable. Whether you're a fly fishing guru, panfish fanatic, or searching for the next world-record bass, we've got the information you need to make the most of your time on the water.

The Fishing Library is categorized by target species and angling tactic. Click any of these broad topics and you'll find multiple articles on that subject, including basics, feature articles, product reviews, buying guides, tips and radio clips -- all focused on that particular species or fishing style!

Saltwater Fishing: Browsing ALL Buying Guides (ALL 32 ITEMS)

Choosing Saltwater Gear: Spinning or Baitcasting
Choosing Saltwater Gear: Spinning or Baitcasting (guide)
Trying to pick between spinning and baitcasting for your next saltwater adventure. Let our expert break down the pros and cons for each type.

Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging
Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging (guide)
Skinny-water specialist Jan Maizler addresses some of the most important considerations related to choosing and outfitting a flats fishing boat.

Fishing Waders Buying Guide
Fishing Waders Buying Guide (guide)
The right waders keep you dry and comfortable, while an inappropriate pair can contribute to a miserable day in the water. Follow the tips in our fishing wader guide, and you'll stay high and dry all season long.

Fishing Lights Guide
Fishing Lights Guide (guide)
Night anglers use three types of specialty lights: floating fishing lights, submersible fishing lights and black lights. Find out which light is right for you.

Lowrance Glossary of Terms for Sonar/GPS
Lowrance Glossary of Terms for Sonar/GPS (guide)
A glossary of terms for Lowrance fish finder technology.

Fishing Rainwear: A Buying Guide
Fishing Rainwear: A Buying Guide (guide)
Find rainwear to fit your fishing needs in this detailed guide to wet-weather gear for anglers.

Jon Boats in Saltwater? You Bet!
Jon Boats in Saltwater? You Bet! (guide)
Aluminum Jon boats cost very little to operate and can go almost anywhere -- even saltwater.

Boat Battery Buying Guide
Boat Battery Buying Guide (guide)
Confused about marine batteries? This guide will help you sort through the different types and choose the ideal battery for the task at hand.

Saltwater Reel Buyer's Guide
Saltwater Reel Buyer's Guide (guide)
Presentation and target species are the two biggest factors to consider when shopping for a new saltwater reel. If you're having trouble deciding what style and size is best for you, this guide to saltwater reels will help answer your questions.

Sorting Through Swimbaits
Sorting Through Swimbaits (guide)
Swimbaits have taken the angling world by storm. Although most the buzz focuses on trophy largemouth, many styles are just as deadly for walleye, stripers, pike and other species. To learn the differences in the various swimbait styles, read on.

Fishing Footwear Guide
Fishing Footwear Guide (guide)
Outfit your feet with quality footwear for the best protection and comfort on the water.

Casting Reel Buyer's Guide
Casting Reel Buyer's Guide (guide)
Casting reels can be daunting to anglers unfamiliar with these time-tested tools of the trade. In this guide you'll learn how casting reels work, when to use a casting reel and how to get the very best reel for your money.

Outfitting Your Kayak for Fishing
Outfitting Your Kayak for Fishing (guide)
Turn your kayak into a full-fledged fishing machine!

Fishing Line Buyer's Guide
Fishing Line Buyer's Guide (guide)
Don't be daunted by the luxury of so much line choice. This guide will help you sift through the shelf and select the best string with ease.

Fishing Weights Buyer's Guide
Fishing Weights Buyer's Guide (guide)
Many sport fish relate to the bottom, and one of the best ways to get your artificial baits to them is by using the appropriate weight. But with so many weighting options, how's an angler to know which one is best for each application?

Fishing Net Buyer's Guide
Fishing Net Buyer's Guide (guide)
Nets help catch fish. Whether you're using one to land a trophy or working a seine to corral bait, nets are important fishing tools. This buyer's guide will overview the "ins and outs" of fishing nets to help you pick the best model for your needs.

Fishing Gift Guide
Fishing Gift Guide (guide)
Searching for gifts for your special angler? Check out these great gift ideas for folks who love to wet a line!

Fillet Knife Buyer's Guide
Fillet Knife Buyer's Guide (guide)
Choosing a fillet knife can be a daunting task for those that are new to the cooking arena.

Weighing In on Fishing Scales
Weighing In on Fishing Scales (guide)
A new breed of fishing scales offer anglers a quick, easy way to weigh their trophy catch. Find out which scale is right for you.

Guide to Portable Bait Containers
Guide to Portable Bait Containers (guide)
Portable bait containers are crucial to keeping bait fresh during short-term storage, in transport, or when fishing.

Introduction to Fishing Sinkers
Introduction to Fishing Sinkers (guide)
No matter what kind of fishing you're doing, there's a sinker to suit your needs.

The Lowdown on Fish Attractants
The Lowdown on Fish Attractants (guide)
Read on to find out how applying scent can bring about sure-fire success.

Fishing Clothing Buyer's Guide
Fishing Clothing Buyer's Guide (guide)
Fishing certainly doesn't have to be a fashion show, but the clothes you choose to wear have a direct impact on your comfort levels when on the water.

Choosing a Tackle Box
Choosing a Tackle Box (guide)
A storage system is an angler's office when out on the water, and everything must be in perfect order when out in our watery domain.

Rod Holder Buying Guide
Rod Holder Buying Guide (guide)
Rod holders are an integral part of your fishing boat setup, affecting both success and comfort when out on the water.

Choosing the Right Trolling Motor
Choosing the Right Trolling Motor (guide)
With so many motors on the market, how do you pick the one for you?

Finding the Right Fishfinder
Finding the Right Fishfinder (guide)
Every angler -- saltwater, freshwater, hardwater or kayak -- can benefit from sonar. Find out what features will benefit you most before choosing your next fishfinder.

Picking Polarized Sunglasses
Picking Polarized Sunglasses (guide)
Just as important as your favorite lure or high-tech reel, polarized sunglasses will help you to catch more fish -- plain and simple.

Spinning Reel Buyer's Guide
Spinning Reel Buyer's Guide (guide)
Choosing a spinning reel may seem tough, but learning how a spinning reel operates and the terms used to discuss reel performance can shorten the learning curve dramatically.

Choosing the Right Fishing Line
Choosing the Right Fishing Line (guide)
No single type of line is perfect for all fishing conditions.

Choosing the Right Anchor
Choosing the Right Anchor (guide)
Follow this handy guide and become a boat anchor guru!

Crankbait Buyer's Guide
Crankbait Buyer's Guide (guide)
Take the guesswork out of crankbaits by learning some of the basic traits and uses of these fantastic fish catchers.


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