Best Fishing Presents: Present Ideas For Fishing Enthusiasts

Do you have a present to buy for a fishing lover? If so, this article will give you many ideas to ensure that the present you buy will be well appreciated and put into use to catch big fish.

First of all, you should know what type of fishing the recipient prefers. Does he/she fish in creeks to catch little trout? If so, you may wish to get a fly box with an assortment of flies. A fly fishing vest would delight any amateur fly fisherman/woman. (as long as they don`t already have one!) Come to think of it, hip waders would also be a perfect present for trout fishing enthusiasts.

If the fisherman is a bass fisherman or fisherwoman there is no better gift than a bass bucket of tackle. This gift basket is packaged in a minnow bucket and is filled with brand name tackle for bass fishing. It contains lures, hooks, bobbers, sinkers, jigs, line, swivels, floats, stringer and more. Can you imagine the excitement a bass fishing lover will get from this present?

If you need to buy a present for a saltwater deep sea fisherwoman/fisherman, ideal present ideas would include a fisherman`s toolkit or a fisherman`s outdoor tool collection with such goodies as knives, flashlight, scissors, cutting board, scale, file, gloves and rugged storage case.

On the other hand, if you are not sure which type of fishing the person practices, or if they fish for whatever is in season, here are the most popular presents for fishing this year… A multi-tool for fishing is sure to be a hit with fishing lovers. With such goodies as a hook remover, fish scraper, flashlight, knife, measure, scale and scissors, a good multi tool should definitely impress and amuse. A fancy tackle box or tackle bag is another idea, as is a t-shirt with a fishing message on it or a fishing book such as Bob Izumi`s 101 Best Fishing Tips.

A fishing magazine subscription will undoubtedly receive rave reviews since this is a present that keeps on giving throughout the year. The recipient will be reminded of your thoughtfulness many times during the year.

Finally, if you want to get really creative, a custom made fishing gift basket is a good idea. Create this gift basket filling it with things you know the fishing lover in your life will enjoy such as fishing lures, attractant spray, a fishing magazine, fish batter and newest little gadgets like a rock to sharpen his fishing knife and water resistant gloves.

Fishing For Smallmouth Bass – Presentation is the Key to Success

When it comes to fishing for smallmouth bass the presentation of your bait or lure is the key to success. In this article I’m going to discuss some of the simple reasons why this is the case. For those of you who don’t know, catching smallmouth bass is a ton of fun and these bronze beauties are widely known as the hardest fighting fish (pound for pound) that swim in freshwater.

These fish can be found in lakes, rivers, and even streams. Catching smallmouth bass out of the flowing waters of a small river or stream can make them even more fun to catch. They have an uncanny ability to use the current to their advantage when hooked, which makes fighting them that much more challenging and fun.

No matter what type of water you go fishing for smallmouth in, one of the keys to success is your presentation. The bottom line is that you want your offering (whether live or artificial) to appear as natural as possible. These fish are very smart, and unless they are extremely active, they tend not to bite unnatural offerings.

Let’s begin by discussing live bait. One of the most effective ways to catch smallmouth bass is by using live bait. The best way to have your live bait appear as natural as possible is to use gang hooks. Gang hooks are a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, which allow live bait (especially live worms) to be presented in a completely natural manner.

What are some of the best live baits for these fish? Crayfish are probably the best, although they can be difficult to find and fish with effectively. Gang hooks are great for live crayfish. The second hook helps to hook ‘short striking’ smallies. Worms and minnows are also good live baits for smallmouth bass. Live bait is a great choice when fishing for smallmouth bass. The more your bait looks like it does in nature, the better.

Now, let’s move on to artificial baits. The same principles hold true. If you’re using a crawfish lure for example, it needs to look like a crawfish looks underwater. Try to stay away from unnatural and strange colors that don’t look at all like the way the bait appears in nature. This is true for any artificial lure that’s employed. If you’re using a bait fish imitation, it needs to look like the bait fish does in nature.

When it comes to artificial baits for smallmouth bass, some of the more effective are Berkley’s Gulp and Power products. These baits perform, look, and feel like soft plastics, except for the fact that they’ve been impregnated with fish catching scents. These baits can be as effective as live bait in many fishing situations.

How To Negotiate A Car Lease!

You have decided to lease, you’ve seen those great ads in the newspaper and you are ready to head to the dealership to get that deal!

WAIT!!!

You might be able to save quite a bit of money by knowing what you can negotiate and what you can’t.

First, know that the term of the lease (how long the agreement), the limit on miles, and the interest portion of the lease are formulas set by the leasing agent. Although you might have some choices, these items are set by the company.

Also, the residual value of the car, (how much the car is worth at the end of the lease-measured in percentage), is set by the agent. The higher this amount, the better for you! 50% or above is considered excellent!

However, what is not commonly known is that you can still negotiate the sticker price just as you would if you were buying a new car! Sometimes the salesmen won’t tell you this if you don’t ask! Don’t let them tell you that because the car is leased, its price is set in stone! Just as if you were buying a car, find out the invoice price online or the dealer profit margin for that particular vehicle in which you are interested, and begin negotiating up from the invoice price. You’ll do much better to do this than if you negotiate down from the MSRP.

When leasing, the MSRP is referred to as your Capital Cost and after you have negotiated down, you’ll have an adjusted Cap Cost or Net Cap Cost. You can further reduce your Net Cap Cost by negotiating your trade in if you have one.

Some fees such as the acquisition fee (an up front fee that ends up in your Cap Cost) are non negotiable, as are licensing and registration fees. Document fees are often set -but you can always ask if these seem unreasonably high.

Before you are really ready to negotiate, you should know exactly what vehicle you are looking for, including the package, trim and options you want so that you are comparing apples to apples.

Know your terminology so that you can bargain as an informed shopper!

When you are really ready, an excellent option is to send out an email to 7-10 area dealerships asking for the full information on the terms of the lease, their best Cap Cost and to disclose all fees and interest rates (known in leasing as the money rate). When they know that you are informed it is harder for them to hide some of the information. When you get your best offers, then you can talk to them or continue to negotiate by email. KNOWING how to negotiate a car lease gives you the confidence to save up to thousands over the term of your lease.