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Rapala Shift Baitcast Reel

The Shift™ series of baitcasting reels are lightweight, low profile, compact, and pack a wallop. Blazingly fast, with superior fish stopping drag systems, and super quick retrieve gear ratio. Weighing in at a mere 6 oz, the Shift™ Baitcast Reel pared with the Shift™ series rod is one of the lightest set-ups in the world today.

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2014 New Rapala Ice Fishing Gear

Not only does Rapala® make the world’s best lures, but it also makes industry-leading accessories to complement any excursion on the ice. New for next winter are two new slush scoops, a Charge-N-Glow Rod Mount and a Titanium Spring Bobber. Mega Scoop A large fold-in model, the new Rapala Mega Scoop removes the maximum amount of slush with the minimum …

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Abu Garcia Announces Fantasista Regista Rod Series

Dominate the water with style. At the forefront of meeting the demands of competitive anglers worldwide, Abu Garcia® introduces the new high-performance Fantasista™ Regista™ series of rods that are a perfect match for high-end Revo® reels. The Fantasista rods are constructed using unique Tetra axial carbon construction. This special carbon wrapping process provides incredible strength and sensitivity in a lightweight …

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How to Fish For Bluegill in the Summer

Sometimes we want to go fishing and enjoy getting out on the water, but just don’t want to expend a lot of energy – especially if it’s too hot to work hard at it. Here’s a laidback way to cover water and find fish you might otherwise miss, without needing complicated gear or a fancy boat. All you need is …

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New Fuji Guide Rings Are Lighter, Thinner and Tougher

As guides on fishing rods have gotten smaller and smaller the past few years, many fishermen are finding that small is good but “teeny” is more trouble than it’s worth. Lighter weight components add huge benefits to sensitivity and flex recovery but super small guides create their own set of problems with knots, ice and even trash in the guides. …

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Skipping Docks with Robert Taylor III

Originally Posted: August 20, 2013 on The Angler’s Hub Here in Michigan, like most of the country, bass tend to group up into schools under docks during the bright bluebird days. We spend countless days on ultra-clear water (10-20ft visibility) perfecting our skipping techniques to get where other anglers simply can’t get to. The secret isn’t technique nearly as much …

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Giants Of The Industry: Quaker Boy Game Calls

Quaker Boy makes our giants list not for the size of the company as much as for the number of innovations and the legendary status of the original owner and founder Dick Kirby. Dick along with his wife Beverly came up with the idea to start making turkey calls in 1974 and never looked back. Starting  the call making process …

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Sun Protection for Anglers’ Hands

It is not unusual to see anglers wearing gloves and it is not unusual for angers that don’t wear gloves to reach for the hand lotion at the end of the day. Unprotected hands will become dry, red and cracked from being exposed to the sun all day. So-called fingerless gloves have been on the market for sometime, but they …

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Old Town Launches New Predator Fishing Kayak

Old Town, Maine Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, one of the most storied brands in the paddlesports industry, today launched the new Predator kayak. Developed in combination with Old Town’s renowned designers and pro staff members throughout the country, the Predator is completely engineered, below and above the waterline, to deliver the perfect platform for fishing. Old Town Launches New …

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High-End Tackle Delivers High-End Performance

By Frank Sargeant, Editor frank@thefishingwire.com A G. Loomis GLX 853C-JWR baitcasting rod is priced at $455. Yep, yikes! Not many of us would dare to buy a rod at that price, never mind telling our wives what we paid for it. It’s a bit like owning a Ming vase when you have cats in the house-fishing rods, particularly ultra-light, high-tech …

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