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At DICK’S Sporting Goods, you’ll find the terminal tackle you need to reel in that record-setting catch. Considered the most important gear in your arsenal, it is best to be prepared.
It starts with the hook. Fishing hooks come in many shapes and sizes depending on what you are trying to reel in. With so much variation it can be difficult to decide what it is you need. Here are some of the main types of hooks that have been time-tested to guarantee results:
Sinkers are one of the most important things in your tackle box. Sinkers do exactly what the name suggests — they sink your bait in the water. Using a traditional combo of a sinker and float will help keep your bait suspended in the water for optimal presentation. Sinkers can also bring bait to the bottom to catch some of those fish that dwell down in the reeds. Just a few of the most common types are:
Please be aware that many sinkers are made with lead. Due to the toxic nature of lead they have been banned in some areas, so make sure you check your fishing spot before casting. If you do use a lead sinker please be careful not to leave any behind you in the environment.
Floats should be used in a bobber rig to suspend the bait in the water to improve presentation. They are also great at indicating when you have a bite. Another key item is a swivel which allows easier connection between the rig and the leader (a section of thicker line to protect from toothy fish; can also reduce visibility to the fish) and reduces line twist from the bait twirling in the water.
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