Free Fishing Tackle, Gear and Fishing Equipment



“Free fishing tackle! Lures for free! Free Fishing Tackle give-a ways and contests! Free Fishing Equipment!”

Sound familiar?

“Fishing Tackle testers wanted. Receive Free lures!! Free fishing tackle samples! Free fishing tackle and gear!”

picture of free fishing tackle

Free Fishing Tackle!

Surely you’ve seen ads like this before.

I was always intrigued by these ads for free fishing tackle. I first discovered free fishing tackle ads as a youngster always browsing through the back pages of fishing magazines, dreaming over fly-in fishing trips and all the other cool stuff fish mags had to offer. I wanted to be a fishing tackle tester and receive free fishing tackle to review!

What fisherman in his right mind would turn down an opportunity to receive free fishing tackle give-a ways!
I spent quite a bit of time researching free fishing tackle ads on the internet over the summer to see if I could get any fishing tackle for free!

Let me tell ya, I got skunked!!!!
In my opinion free fishing tackle ads are bait to entice fisherman to purchase fishing tackle with real money.

When you do an internet search for free fishing tackle, you will find internet contests where some lucky angler “wins” free fishing tackle.

For a fun test, type in Google: “How to get fishing tackle for free?”  Lol, they tell you to look for free fishing tackle at low tide!!!! Or go to boat and fishing shows because many booths have free fishing tackle samples to give away!

You can also get free fishing tackle from Bass Pro Shops!!!! All you have to do is spend a lot of money at places like Bass Pro and you can use your reward coupons towards free fishing tackle!

Don’t be a “Sucker”!  These “Scrods” are not in the the free fishing tackle give away business!!

They use the Free Fishing tackle ads as a lure to get you the fisherman, hooked!

Over all the best method of receiving free fishing tackle i found would be to look for it at low tide! Free rusty fishing tackle!

The only legit way to get good fishing tackle free is to become an outdoor writer, tournament fisherman to or get involved in the industry in some way that you get sponsors that will use you to promote their products and  give away free fishing tackle to test!

Al the Hitman

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  1. Famous Mike says:

    Just returned from the first Black Ops Fishing mission of the 2012 season. It was my first mission in the zodiac and the Hitman put us right onto the fish. We were able to anchor and stand side by side to cast, it was rather comfortable. Landed my first winter striped bass on the first cast of the new year. Thanks Hitman

  2. I like your honest opinion on fishing!

  3. Al says:

    Hey David,
    It’s all about building relationships with folks in the industry, start with some local tackle shops.
    I’m still learning myself but I will try to do a blog on that subject soon.

    • Drake says:

      There is a club literally called “The Fishing Club” that you can join for $12 a year or you can join for free. They allow you to test, review and keep products. I’m signed up with them and its great. You don’t have to pay nothing unless you want too. Do not however join the “Fish hound” for they charge you their shipping fees. They offer great deals but its like a black hole.

  4. How’s it going, you make some relevant points about fishing. Makes a change to find something clear and concise about a subject I’m trying to learn.

  5. Wow, wonderful blog format! How long have you been blogging for? you made running a blog look easy. The total glance of your website is fantastic, let alone the content material, it seems like honest original fishing articals!

  6. An Bonam says:

    You know your stuff. I am a total lover of fishing/boating and save most of the stuff I can uncover on the sport. Thanks a million

  7. Lee Green says:

    I would like to learn how to get free tackle to test

  8. I love your blog! Keep updating it

  9. Billy Raymond says:

    I have had similar results while trying to get tackle samples free, It is usually junk or a scam

  10. jason hickin says:

    My 2 sons and I fish constantly and would like to try any free samples we can thank you so much Jason Hickin

  11. bogdan bak says:

    hey Al,
    Just wondering if you are accepting new members to the Black Ops fishing family????

    • Al says:

      Hey Bogdan,
      Were working on a sign up link! Thanks for the phone call. Were happy to have you and your group om board as part of the Black Ops Fishing Mafia!

  12. Daryl says:

    Hi! I just wish to offer you a big thumbs up for your excellent information you have got here
    on this post. I’ll be returning to your site for more soon.

  13. Jeff says:

    Hey Al,

    I fish freshwater fish such as Lagemouth, Smallies, Pike, Touge, Browns, Splake, Salmon and Brookies on a regular basis all year long open water and icefishing in Maine. My main target fish are Brookies and largemouth but never have been disappointed when I catch any of the other fish I go for on occasion. I go to New Hampshire a few times a year to go after their large trout in their pools below waterfalls and their rivers. I travel all over Maine for the native and stocked Brookies and fish streams and big lakes for Largemouth. I usually fish with a spinning reel but now I have added a few flyrods to the collection and have been getting into flyfishing. I have fished in the Jr. B.A.S.S Masters and competed and took 1st and second place in the local tournaments then moved up to the statewide tourney. I live right on the Kennebec river and have every type of body of water from smaller brooks, many lakes, and Cobossee Stream all within a 20 minute drive. I have fished with many lures and have found they work much better than any live bait if you know how to work them. I always like trying new lures and figuring out what actions the fish like with them. I would like to be one of your testers for your fishing gear and I can send you reviews on each of the lures on what I like about them or what I would change about the lure and also how productive the lures are.


    Jeff Maylin

    • Al says:

      Hi Jeff, We do not have testers at this point, my article was about all the free tackle gimmicks and how hard it is to actually get free tackle to test, Live bait can have it’s advantages over lures depending on the species, time of year and so on. Good luck with your quest for free lures to test.


  14. Pam Green says:

    I am just beginning the fact of large mouth bass fishing, my problem is I can’t afford all the proper equipment I need to catch my trophy bass. I would love to know how I can get free fishing equipment if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Pam Green

    • Al says:

      Hey Pam, I would like to get free fishing equipment too, If you re-read the post you will see that I am explaining how hard it is to get free tackle, If you find some let us know.


  15. nate square says:

    large mouth bass fishing, my problem is I can’t afford all the proper equipment I need to catch my trophy bass. I would love to know how I can get free fishing equipment if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

  16. Sean jackson says:

    How can i become a lure tester or a tackle tester, Do you send out free lure samples or blanks


  17. I fish in saltwater here in Florida just about every day,and would be interested in trying your products and any new tacle out,I fish from the Jetty ,under Briges,on Beaches,if it will bite i will catch it,or try,i have purchased several thousand dollars worth of new fishing tackle this year,and have used some every trip,but would like to try new things here,I am from WV and am learnig the fishing here,in the Tropical hot water,but would love to be a tester.

    • Al says:

      Hi William, that post if you read it again is about how hard it is to get free tackle, if and when our store and products are up online you may be able to test something at that time, Thanks For asking, good luck!

  18. Ben says:

    I live in Australia and would love to test some of your gear over here!

    • Al says:

      We are not at that point yet, if and when we have our store and products online this could be possible.
      Thank You AL

  19. Mike devaney says:

    Hey can I test for you guys, I need tackle I just lost a full box, someone stole somany senkos rapala lures all brand new hundreds of dollars worth please get back to me

  20. Mark Miller says:

    Props to the website creator. I was looking for free fishing gear and I ended up here,took the bait lol. If i EVER am looking for a fishing guide I will come back here. This site is bookmarked. Anyone clever enough to catch me trolling has GOT to know how to catch fish.

  21. KEITH says:

    Great site, you need a sign up. I have also never found free fishing gear online. Fishing club of America is the only place I have found free tackle. In the spring when the water is down 12 feet here on the lake I fish on I find lures that fish broke off and they are free and they are proven and they are some of the best lures I have in my box for trophy rainbow trout.

  22. mark samford says:

    I hate to talk bad about other fishermen but people really need to. Pay attention to what they are reading. The whole article is about not being able to get free fishing gear. Did they just read the title and skip the article itself so they could ist for free stuff?

  23. Eleanor says:

    I enjoy what you guys are up too. This kind of clever
    work and coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve included you
    guys to my blogroll.

  24. andrew says:

    I haven’t seen the comment yet about there being free samples of dawn dish washing liquid right next to the free fishing gear ad . I have researched this a bit myself and ran across this ad . I’m a very avid fisherman that really don’t mind paying for what i receive . How can legit companies stay afloat if we won’t spend our money.

  25. Kevin W says:

    Sorry I was up early i know things are not spelled right. But I also wanted to mention that sometimes companies want you to buy at least one product heck one lure for like $3 OR $4 dollars isn’t much order one and while you do that email them at the same time telling them how much you love there lures and company sometimes they will send extra things along with your lure. I don’t do this for me I do this for the kids who’s family’s can not afford it for them and that they need a big brother there. Everything i get i give to the kids they are the most important thing to me.

  26. Dominick Weissenfluh says:

    I really like this artical it inspired me to go out to fish thanks guys this really did help i hope i get some free tackle i really need it .

  27. ants says:

    how can i get a blackops sticker or badge i want one…??

  28. Hi Al,
    Love your site. On our lake here in Minnesota sometimes you can get free tackle in the trees in the channel. Also my wife and I are good friends with a guy that designs for Rapala, got a dozen nice lures, some not on the market yet. Just cost a couple beers!

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