Fishing Tips

Egg Sinker Rig

March 20, 2014 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Egg Sinker River Rig

Long before the modern live bait rigs became popular, astute anglers were using Water Gremlin Egg Sinkers to make their own live bait rigs, and these are still preferred by top anglers today. The secret is the design. The oblong shaped Egg Sinker slips easily through weeds and rocks without getting constantly hung up. The [...]

Bull●Shot™ Bullet Shaped Split Shot

March 1, 2014 | Categories: Fishing Tips


The Gremlin’s unique Bull●Shot™ is as easy to use as our good old Split Shot and weedless as any slip sinker. When you use a Bull●Shot, pry open a little so that the line will be able to go all the way down in the split at the pointed (front) end of the sinker. There [...]

Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby

January 4, 2014 | Categories: Events,Fishing Tips


“Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby” January 18 – January 20, 2014, Saratoga Lake, 2 miles NE of Saratoga, Saratoga, WY Get Directions 307-326-8855 Visit Website

New York State Free Fishing Day and Ice Fishing Clinic Set

December 17, 2013 | Categories: Events,Fishing Tips,Uncategorized

Ice Fishing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will sponsor a free fishing day and co-sponsor an ice fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Henderson Scout Reservation on Crumhorn Lake in the town of Milford, Otsego County, DEC Regional Director Gene Kelly announced today. “This is [...]

Split Shot for Fly Tying

November 3, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Removable Split Shot for Fly Tying

If you leave your tackle pliers home when you tie flies you can use split shot to hold hackle tips and other odds and ends out of the way as you tie.

Trout and Salmon Fishing Rig

October 15, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Removable Split Shot Trout and Salmon Rig

When stream fishing for trout and salmon, you want to cast across the stream and let your bait drift down with the current barely “ticking” the bottom. In this way, it will go down to where the fish are and still not get snagged. Start by pulling one or two round split shot on the [...]

Gremlin Tip

August 28, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

To make sure you can always find a swivel when you need one, string a dozen or so on a large safety pin and fasten the pin to the underside of your shirt-pocket flap.

Quick Carolina Rattle Rig

August 21, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Bull Shot Quick Carolina Rattle Rig

When going after trophy bass, here’s a rig that’s quick, easy and helps bring up keepers. Place two Bull●Shots on your line less than an inch apart with a bead between them and about 18″ to 30″ in front of the hook. Make sure to read the opening instructions on placing Bull●Shot on line. Clack [...]

Bull•Shot/Drop Shot Rig

August 7, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Bull Shot Drop Shot Rig

This rig not only brings up winners, it’s also a great value because Bull●Shot works better than regular drop shot at a fraction of the cost. When working your bait off rocky bottoms, tie a palomar knot with a 2-3 foot tail and a Bull●Shot attached to the end. If your rig gets caught in [...]

Deep Water Trolling Rig

July 31, 2013 | Categories: Fishing Tips

Snap-Loc Deep River Trolling Rig

When the trout and salmon run heavy, nothing is more effective than a deep water trolling rig . . . and none more effective than the Snap-Loc rig. Tie your line directly to the lure and attach a removable “stopper” split shot about four feet in front of the lure. Now simply snap on the [...]