Fishing Gear

Reviews for the best new fishing rods, reels, lures, clothing, and more, plus tips and tricks, bait roundups, gift guides, and our annual tackle test.



Fancy new gear won’t make you a great angler, but having good, trusty tackle will keep you on your game—and on fish—all season long. That’s why we’re committed to bringing you the best fishing gear coverage we can: reviews of the newest spinning and baitcasting rods and reels, plus new lures, baits, waders, fillet knives, and more. When you decide it’s time for a new piece of fishing gear, or to upgrade Our fishing gear reviews will help you identify the best tackle for your money. Our reviews will tell you what features we love about a piece of gear, and where it falls short. 

When you buy something using the retail links on our site, we may earn a small commission, but we never accept money for editorial gear reviews. Keep an eye out for our annual flagship tackle test, which includes exhaustive testing and reviews of each year’s new spinning rods and baitcasting rods, plus spinning reels and baitcasting reels. And when we say test, we mean test: We put each piece of tackle through a rigorous series of objective and subjective evaluations by a panel of our experts, and grade each piece accordingly. On top of that, look for our all-time favorite gear, best-of roundups, gift-guides, and fresh first-looks at new fishing products.