Tackle Box Essentials

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Assuming everyone has rods, reels, and lines, the first thing to go into a tackle box is terminal tackle. These are the things you use to keep the bait on the end of your line. Terminal tackle can be bought in bulk or in packages with lots of assorted pieces.

You’ll need snaps and swivels, hooks, split rings, sinkers, and weights.

Be smart and buy stainless and lead-free. They’ll last longer and they’re safer for the environment.

Next in the box are a pair of longnose pliers with a wire cutter at the base, a hook extractor, a fishing multi-tool, a fillet knife (if you’re into it) and, of course—being the optimists we all are—a scale.

This is more than enough to get any novice angler started.

Pete Bowman

Pete, one of the most revered and popular anglers in the nation, has a tremendous love for the game… the fishing game. Pete’s vast knowledge of angling and ability to articulate it to audiences worldwide has endeared him to his fans who still see Pete as just “ONE OF THE BOYS”. Pete is also an accomplished and published outdoor writer and photographer as well as a sought-after speaker. In 2012 another of Pete’s ultimate fishing career highlights occurred when he was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall Of Fame, something he never thought would happen. A Canadian fishing icon.

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