Leaders For Short-Line Trolling With Shad Baits

MHM-June/July 2020 (Page 21)We often talk about how different leaders can affect the action of different lures. In most cases, we are talking about this in regard to casting, but it can also apply to trolling. Early in the year, short-line trolling can be very effective and is a lot of fun. Short-line trolling, or…

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Comparing Ball Bearing Swivels With Barrel Swivels

MHM April/May 2020 (Page 20) We spend a lot of time talking about the snap on our leaders which connects to our lures, and rightfully so. However, we should address a few things at the other end — where the leader attaches to the fishing line. In this column, I will break down your different…

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Stay-Lok Snap Is Outstanding, But Must Be Used Correctly

MHM Feb/Mar 2020 (Page 24) The Stay-Lok snap is arguably the best snap on the market for musky fishermen, but the No. 1 reason why people do not use these snaps is they simply have trouble opening and closing them. I have seen this issue constantly at sports shows, visiting clubs, and talking with customers.…

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Consider Fresh Line Before Your Last Big Push

MHM Dec/Jan 2020 (Page 27)  Those who will battle the elements for one more shot at a trophy will do whatever it takes. We are often faced with doing everything we can to survive on those not-so-nice days. Finding the right clothes to wear, using portable heaters… we’ll do anything we can to make it.…

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Mono vs Fluoro

MHM Oct/Nov 2019 (Page 21)      One topic of discussion that seems to come up more than a few times a year, is the topic of using monofilament for your leaders vs. fluorocarbon to help you save a few bucks. Before we really get into discussing things, I will try to clarify some differences…

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Right around the corner!!

Hope everyone is surviving our “show-less” winter months well. While spring still seems a long way away, I think we know from the past it will be here before we know it. Now is a great time to start your preparation for the early season. Sharpen and replace hooks on some of your favorite lures…

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2021 Show Season

Due to unfortunate circumstances out of our control, all of our 2021 events are currently on hold. We do hope to be back on track soon and hope everyone stays healthy thru these trying times. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again once things begin to return to normal. We want to…

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Match Your Leader Size To Your Bucktails

MHM August/Sept 2019 (Page 24) (Page 25)Now that we’re in full blown summer mode, there is one lure type that stands out above the rest. Bucktails (or as some will refer to them, in-line spinners) appeal to both the casting and trolling crowds. If you are fishing in the summer months, at some point you…

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The Weakest Link In Your Musky Set-Up

MHM June/July 2019 (Page 22) Have you ever watched an auto race in which a driver seems to be on his way to a sure victory but with a few laps to go his car breaks down and he’s out of the race? When they ask the driver what happened, you often hear him say…

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Downsizing For Finicky Fish Goes Beyond Lures

Here we go. The musky shows are over and, for some, the musky season is still months away. Others, however, live where they can start fishing already, while some are planning an early season adventure to one of those special places. Year-round fisheries offer early season fun as well as the challenge that comes with…

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