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Pursuing the American Dream with Japanese Angler Masayuki Matsushita

Masayuki Matsushita just finished up his second year on the Bassmaster Elite Series where he qualified through the Bassmaster Opens in 2021. He also won the 2020 Bassmaster Central Open at Sam Rayburn Reservoir which qualified him for the 2021 Bassmaster Classic. These are great accomplishments, but they take a lot of sacrificing as a Japanese angler. During the tournament season, he resides in a self-built home in the bed of his Toyota Tundra. There...
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How long does fishing line last? The best way to store fishing line.

Many people ask how long will fishing line last? The answer is dependent on how the line is stored, but in most cases fishing line can last a very long time in storage and maintain optimum strength. The three main types of line are nylon (monofilament), fluorocarbon and braid. Nylon can be the line most impacted if not stored properly. While braid and fluorocarbon will maintain performance the longest in proper storage. There are three main suggestion...
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Key Line Choices for Texas from Wendlandt and Castledine

The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” cannot be any truer, especially when it comes to bass fishing. Bassmaster and Texas Team Trail go to big lakes like Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend Reservoir, and Lake Fork that are full of giant bass. The lakes are bigger, the fish are bigger, and your fishing line should be bigger as well. Why is this? We talked with Sunline America pros Clark Wendlandt and Todd Castledine about this very topic. Wendlandt says, “D...
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Tips to Help You Prevent Backlashes in Your Reel

Getting a backlash can be extremely frustrating, especially when it happens during a tournament when there is no time to waste. Believe it or not, there are ways to prevent backlashes from occurring other than simply “thumbing” the spool when you are making a cast. The first thing you need to do to prevent a backlash from happening is dialing in your reel effectively. To learn how to do this correctly, check out this helpful video. As with anything, p...
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Why use a sinking braid?

The use of braided lines on spinning reels with fluorocarbon leaders continues to grow in popularity. The advantages of this set up include: low stretch for better hook sets and sensitivity on long casts easier line management ability to have a bright colored mainline that is easier to see for better bite detection braided lines last much longer and can often be used effectively for over a year What many anglers do not know is whether the br...
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