Fishing Tackle Essentials

The right fishing tackle is essential if you want to catch fish. Here at John Norris we're all experienced anglers, and know what sort of fishing tackle you should be looking at. Here's what you need to think about. 1. Fishing rod Your fishing rod is probably the most important item of fishing tackle, and so you'll want to get it right. Whether you're fishing in a lake, or river, or looking for a budget, or premium fishing rod, you'll want to make sure that you get it right first time. 2. Fishing line Your fishing line needs to be capable of holding the fish that you'll be catching so you should always purchase a high quality line from a leading brand. 3. Fishing reel Your fishing reel doesn't have to be the most expensive, the most advanced or the lightest, but it does have to work well. If your fishing reel isn't as good as it used to be, or you're setting up a different rod, why not buy a new reel too? 4. Fishing flies The rest of your fishing tackle is useless without the right fishing flies. You'll want to make sure that you have the right sort of flies for the fish you're catching, where you're fishing and the time of year. Why not have a go at fly tying too? 5. Brands You might already have some fishing brands in mind. Here at John Norris we stock the leading brands, including Hardy, Greys, Sage, Abu Garcia, Daiwa, Loop, Scott Mackenzie, Shakespeare fishing rods and reels, Cortland, Rio and Scientific Anglers Lines, and clothing from Barbour, Snowbee, Simms and more. 6. Fishing clothing Staying warm and dry is important, as you'll be outside for a long time. If your jacket isn’t waterproof, or your hands always get cold, perhaps now is the time to buy some better fishing clothing. 7. Fishing boots You'll need to make sure that you don’t slip on the wet banks, so having the right footwear is important. You might go for wellington boots, fishing boots, or waders. 8. Fishing box Keeping the small items of your fishing safe and well organised in a fishing box is recommended, so that you don’t lose things, and so that you always know where they are when you need them. 9. Fishing bag A fishing bag helps to keep your fishing tackle together, so that you're not hunting round the house for things, or worse, likely to forget something important when you go fishing. 10. Value for money No matter what items of fishing tackle you need, you'll want to get the right product at the right price. No matter whether you're new to fishing and looking at a budget fishing reel, or an experienced angler looking for the latest high end fishing rod, you'll want to know that you're getting value for money. Here at John Norris, we've got many years experience, and fantastic products, and the knowledge to help you to buy the fishing tackle you need. Find out more by browsing our fishing tackle section, or by calling us on 01768 864211 today.