A good chef knows ingredient. They travel far and wide looking for new and exotic ingredients. To be a good fisherman you need to study gear. Each rod, reel or hook is tool. You need to know when to use one versus another. And like the chef you have to be on the look out for new tools.
Part of the purpose of this website is to expose you to gear that may not be on the shelves of your local fishing store. Fisherman in other countries and from other disciplines have a lot to offer us in the way of gear.
Whether it is picking a rod, a reel, a lure, a bait or any piece of gear for catching carp or catfish these pages will give you the basics about what is out there and what you need to know to choose the right tool for the situation you are in.