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Anatomy of a Fishing Reel

Fishing reels are complex but a necessity to the sport. Learn how a fishing reel works and the different parts of a spinning reel with Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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How to Buy Different Types of Fishing Reels

Discover what you need to know about how to buy a fishing reel. Use our tips to discover different types of fishing reels at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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Saltwater Fishing Buying Guide

This helpful saltwater fishing guide explores everything from choosing a rod or reel to recommended bait rigs, items for tackle storage, and more!

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Top 10 Freshwater Fishing Baits

Before you hit the lake or your favorite fishing spot, get the best freshwater baits for the fish you're trying to reel in. Here are the top baits we recommend.

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Tips for the Family Fishing Trip

A fishing trip is always a fun time that the whole family can enjoy. Learn some helpful tips to make your next family fishing outing even more memorable.

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Where to Go Fishing Near Me

If you're new to fishing or new in town, this interactive map will help you discover the best nearby fishing spots or boating marinas for your next adventure.

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Everything About Fish Finders

Here’s everything you need to know about fish finders if you're not used to working with one or are hesitant about the cost

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Top 10 Saltwater Baits

Whether you are saltwater fishing from the surf, a pier, or on a boat in the bay, here are 10 saltwater baits we recommend for your next fishing trip.

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Fishing for Beginners

Want to learn how to catch your first fish? Get started fishing with our tips on how to find the best fishing gear for beginners at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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SEC Traditions

Join Marty Smith from ESPN as he cruises through SEC country, enjoying some of the richest traditions in America.

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