Saltwater Fishing Tips, Fishing Knots, Fishing Rigs & More | Salt Water Sportsman

How-To

How-To Video Series

Rigs and More Fishing Tips

  • Butterflied ballyhoo plug

    An effective live bait replacement for bottomfishing

    How to rig a butterflied ballyhoo plug bait to bottomfish for snapper and grouper…
  • ballyhoo for billfish bait

    Tailor your setup for maximum success

    Tune your ballyhoo rigs for particular species and situations.
  • The right length and makeup tip the balance in the angler’s favor

    Learn how and why to adjust the leader length and configuration for your specific saltwater-fishing task at hand.
  • boat trailer launch on flat ramp

    When a flat ramp fails to roll your boat off the trailer, try this trick

    When a flat ramp fails to roll your boat off the trailer, try this trick.
  • Rapala Coastal X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet

    Three choices to use to get in on the action

    Use one of these three options when pitching jigs or using ballyhoo runs its course.

Fishing Knots

  • Learn how to tie this essential fishing knot.

    Learn how to tie this essential fishing knot.
  • Learn how to tie the perfection loop in this video tutorial.

    Learn how to tie the perfection loop in this video tutorial.
  • Learn how to perfect this essential fishing knot.

    If you aren’t comfortable tying an improved blood knot to connect a class tippet to a bite tippet, consider using an albright knot.

Cooking Your Catch

Fly-Fishing Tips

  • Pacific sailfish caught on fly

    Step-by-step guide to fly-fishing success with sailfish

    Step-by-step guide to proven fly-fishing techniques and tackle to catch sailfish anywhere in the world…
  • Barracuda on fly

    Tips for fly-fishing success with toothy species

    Expert tip for success when fly fishing for barracuda, king and Spanish mackerel, sharks, blluefish, and other toothy game fish species…
  • Trophy striped bass

    Best fly tackle, flies and locations to catch large striped bass

    The best tackle, recommended fly lines, top fly patterns, the right leaders and the hot spots to catch trophy striped bass on fly.