Tips4Tackle Contest

Submit your video tips for a chance to win Top Secret new gear

Wed, 03/16/2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 16, 2011) – Abu Garcia is announcing a “Tips4Tackle” contest that allows anglers to submit short video fishing tips for a chance to win a Grand Prize that includes Top Secret new Abu Garcia products before they ever hit the market.

Anglers can upload videos via their YouTube or Facebook accounts and automatically submit them to the Tips For Tackle contest. Consumers will then vote for their favorite videos. The one with the most votes wins the Grand Prize. The contest includes prizes for the second through fifth place videos as well. Additionally angler’s videos that are selected by Abu Garcia to be featured on the Angler Education section of will receive a free Black Max low profile reel even if they are not one of the winning videos selected by consumers.

“This is a great opportunity for anglers to share their best tips,” said Chris Derrick, Abu Garcia Brand Manager. “It can be any tip that an angler feels important to share with the angling public. All anglers are looking for helpful insights to better their chances at success, and the Abu Garcia Tips4Tackle video contest provides that platform. Plus, it is a great chance to win some of the newest gear from Abu Garcia."

The submission period for video fishing tips is March 16th through May 31st, 2011 and the voting period for videos closes on June 10th, 2011. Winners will be announced on June 13th on

“Anglers are encouraged to submit tips on spooling line, knot tying, how to rig baits or fishing different types of structure,” said Derrick. “This is the perfect time for anglers to get creative with their fishing tips.”

Click here to enter the contest or vote for your favorite video

Anglers submitting video fishing tips should:

  • Use Abu Garcia rods&reels in the video
  • Keep the video under 2 minutes
  • Use a HD camera for clarity (720p or 1080p is recommended)
  • Any technique an angler is an expert at

Example of tips could include:

  • Knot tying tips
  • How to rig baits
  • Fishing certain types of structure
  • Anything that helps fellow anglers experience a great day on the water
  • Use your imagination and have fun with it!

Click here to see an example of a fishing tip.