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Whether you are going freshwater or saltwater fishing, it is important to have the right equipment for the fish you are trying to catch. Below are seven terms to be familiar with when shopping for fishing bait and tackle.

  • Bait - Placed on a fishing hook to attract and catch fish. Insects, small fish, and plastic bait are commonly used.
  • Lure - A device with hooks, attached to a fishing line, to catch fish. Lures are used to simulate the movement of a fish's natural prey.
  • Float - An object attached to a fishing line that floats on the water, dangling bait at a specific depth. Floats are also used as bite indicators, to let a fisher know something is happening to their hook or bait.
  • Sinker - A weight used on a fishing line to increase casting distance or the rate that bait sinks.
  • Line - A cord that is cast using a fishing rod and reeled in to catch fish. Lines come in different lengths and weights for different types of fishing.
  • Rod - A long, bendable pole used to cast a fishing line into the water, and reel in the line. Many rods are specially made for catching certain fish. For example, heavy-duty rods are required for carp fishing because carp are a very large and strong fish.
  • Tackle - All fishing equipment. Tackle includes baits and lures, floats and sinkers, hooks, lines, rods, and reels. Tackle is often stored in a tackle box, which may have trays or small compartments to keep gear organized.
  • Fly Fishing - A type of fishing that makes use of a special weighted line to cast lightweight bait, called a fly, into the water. Fly fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and trout is incredibly popular.
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    Mike & Kates Sports Shopp
    7492 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
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    (215) 745-7740
    User Review: "Lousy customer service, sales person did not have a clue and was only after the sale."
    Brinkman's Live Bait & Tackle
    4999 Linden Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114
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    (215) 632-0674
    User Review: "Small store but excellent selection for all types of fishing. Deep knowledge of fishing and tackle in se pa and nj"
    Bob's Bait & Tackle
    4863 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
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    (215) 487-0887
    User Review: "Bob and doug are good people that want to help you. They inform you not to buy things that you do not need and suggest tips..." - Carl (PA)
    Sport Master
    6301 Ditman St, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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    (215) 331-8836
    User Review: "Limited inventory, above normal price range. Not open earyl or late enough during the day."
    Claytons Hunting & Fishing
    660 Easton Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
    (215) 672-6060
    Fly Fishing Shop The
    528 Fox Rd, Glenside, PA 19038
    (215) 887-1523
    Walts Sport Shop
    256 Spring Mill Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428
    (610) 828-4658
    Bridesburg Bait & Tackle
    2610 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19137
    (215) 289-8599
    Net Master Corp
    222 E Mount Vernon St, Lansdale, PA 19446
    (267) 263-0550
    Barracudas Bait and Tackle
    221 Bridgeboro St, Riverside, NJ 08075
    (856) 764-3474
    Angler's PRO Shop
    3361 Bethlehem Pike, Souderton, PA 18964
    (215) 721-4909
    Bart's Tackle Shop
    460 Lovett Ave, Bristol, PA 19007
    (215) 973-0174
    H L Live Bait and Tackle
    78 E Bridge St, Morrisville, PA 19067
    (215) 295-1400
    Big Timber Bait and Tackle
    2 Creek Rd, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
    (856) 456-6622
    The Bent Rod Live Bait & Tackle
    719 Ridge Rd, Sellersville, PA 18960
    (215) 257-6038

    If you are going fishing, you are going to need the right bait and tackle. There are a lot of different kinds of fishing, from fly to deep sea, so you should have an idea of what you want to do before you go shopping. If you plan to fish in freshwater, you could be going after trout or catfish. You might also catch carp or even bass, which is found in both fresh and saltwater. You find freshwater fish in rivers and lakes. To catch any of these fish you will need a fishing pole with a good reel. You’ll also need a strong line and hooks. Your hooks might be on a lure, which is synthetic bait, or you might hide them in natural bait. You might find natural bait yourself, such as worms and minnows, or you can buy it frozen. When buying your tackle, which is what you call the gear you use to fish, you should keep in mind what you want to catch. For example, if you are fly fishing for trout, you will need to buy lures. If you are fishing for sea bass, you will need a strong rod. Like any sport, fishing requires a level of skill and endurance. You need to be comfortable assembling and using tackle, and you might need some knowledge of managing a boat or kayak to get to your desired location. You should also know how to tie proper knots on your hooks to keep the fish from getting away. Whether you are going after carp, trout or even bass, fishing is an enjoyable pastime.
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