Gear Reviews

Livingston Lures Introduces MultiTouch Sound Baits

Livingston Lures revolutionized the world of hard baits in 2004 with the introduction of the original EBS Technology and EBS-powered lures, which produced the sound of an actual baitfish in distress. EBS MultiTouch takes it even further, now allowing anglers to “program” the sounds their baits make, with four different settings that change the sounds emitted from EBS™ Original
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Fizards Fish Atrractant

By Brent Watters - Fizards offers an interesting concept in artificial attractants. This is a biodegradable substance that is completely moldable, like putty and is infused with shad oil as a slow releasing attractant. Fizards is marketed as a great attractant for pan fish, bass, walleye and saltwater species. The attractant comes in several colors and for our testing, we used pink and blue.
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St. Croix Introduces the Triump X Rod Series

St. Croix Rod, continuing its work to embrace the coolness factor has introduced the visually alluring, even radical in appearance, Triumph X rod series rods. the company says that before the vibrant, airbrushed colors visually distinguish Triumph X from surrounding rods on the rack, technology and decades of advanced St. Croix engineering underpin its stature. Beneath the striking
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Frabill Introduces New Combos

Just in time for the big freeze, the intelligent ice interpreters at Frabill have this season’s ice fishing all wrapped up. Well… so to speak. The actual fishing is up to you. But the gear you take with you? That’s on our backs. Behold the new Frabill Promos: three technique-specific ice-fishing kits, each combining two distinct rod and reel combos with a tough and
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Rapala DT Available in New Ike’s Custom Ink Colors

From the tattoo parlor to the bait shop, the Rapala DT series is ready to roll up a sleeve and show off four fresh, new Ike’s Custom Ink colors – Girlfriend, Rasta, Mule and Bruise.Designed personally by Michael “Ike” Iaconelli, the Ike’s Custom Ink colors are some of Ike’s secrets, he says “using something different, something unique, to catch more
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New VMC Spindrift Hook Features No-Twist New Twist

VMC introduces the Spindrift Hook which puts a fresh twist on an old tactic – rather, it takes the twist out of that technique. “There was a concept instituted 10 to 15 years ago in the Dakotas that was a way to hook a crawler so it would spin at slow speeds,” explains VMC pro Tom Neustrom, a Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Guide. “The only problem was that
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Talon Realtree MAX-5 Shallow Water Anchor Overview

Talon Product Manager Brad Henry gives EZ Angler an overview of the impressive 12- and 10-foot Talon Shallow Water Anchors, featuring the cool camouflage  design. Description: Minn Kota introduces the new Realtree MAX-5 Talon shallow-water anchor, ideal for the outdoorsman who loves the water as much as the woods. The MAX-5 camo pattern will be available this fall on 10- and 12-foot Talon
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HT Jimmy Houston Fish Hunter Pro DX Spinning Combo (6’6″ M)

By Brent Watters HT Enterprises has brought to market an affordable mid-level combo rod and reel that delivers great fishing action and performance comparable to higher end models. The Jimmy Houston Fish Hunter Pro DX Spinning Combo features a 2-piece fiberglass rod along with a premium contoured genuine cork handle. The rod is an IM6, a feature of more expensive rods and the medium action
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Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait

By Brent Watters The Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait has quickly made it to my must have arsenal in my tackle box, especially for shallow water cranking. What makes the Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait unique is the intense free-moving action that provides the needed twitch to catch the attention of nearby fish while tracking true the entire time upon retrieve. The cranks
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Digging Up the Value of Bone Lures

By Mark Edson When collecting fishing tackle comes to mind, many think of tackle produced by some of the giants in the business: Heddon, Pflueger, Creek Chub, and Shakespeare.  Most of these companies at some point in their long histories manufactured reels, lures, rods, tackle boxes etc.  In the past decade, however, a “non-mainstream” genre of vintage fishing tackle, “bone” jigs, has begun
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