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St. Croix Saltwater Rods

St. Croix’s Avid Inshore rod series has 16 U.S. built spinning models designed to chase anything from seatrout to tarpon. The rods feature SCIII high-modulus graphite blanks with proprietary tooling technology creating a sensitive and durable rod.

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Sebile Magic Swimmer

This second-generation version is available in hard and soft bodies and still has the natural swimming action that attracts strikes. The colors have been tweaked, the body detail increased and the hooks and split rings are improved.

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Dexter UR-Cut Fillet Knife

This 7-inch narrow fillet knife from long-established knife-maker Dexter has a unique feature: You can mold the handle to fit your own hand.

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Orvis Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

This Month, Sky Pony Press is pleased to release a revised and updated version of Orvis Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing, by Tyler Befus.

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Surf Fishing Gear the Pros Use

Akios Reels and Cast Pro Rods paired up for max-cast distance. While researching for the new Sportsman’s Best: Surf Fishing book, written by Florida Sportsman contributor David Brown, I checked in with surf fishing pro Rich Vidulich on some casting technique and tackle questions.

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Berkley Lightning Rod Combo

The Berkley Lightning Rod has been around for decades, providing anglers an affordable, quality fishing rod. New for 2016, Berkley is releasing the Lightning Rod Combo. Offered in both spinning and baitcasting combos, to cover a wide range of angling opportunities.

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Egret Mambo Mullet

Egret Baits recently released a new line of baits to their line up, the Mambo Mullet. Similar to the existing Vudu Shrimp and Vudu Mullet, these baits are made of TPE plastic, making it very durable. The reverse hydro cups on the bait allows for a great side-to-side wobble when reeled.

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Luna Sea Leader-Mate

Just wrap your rigs — monofilament, fluorocarbon, even wire — around LEADER-MATE, then store your sinkers,divers/planners,hooks or other terminal tackle in LEADER-MATE’s innovative and patented pockets, and you’re ready to go.

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Comfort Offshore Starts with Dry Feet

Modern deck boots enhance safety and comfort. Dry feet are a hot commodity on a fishing deck awash in chilly water. Ask any seasoned bluewater fisherman or mate.

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Sage Salt Series

Jesse Robins of Sage introduces their new line of fly rods, the Salt Series at ICAST 2014. For more information visit www.sageflyfish.com.

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Daiwa Mag Sealed Technology

Curt Arakawa of Daiwa Corp. talks about their MagSeal technology used on their line of salt and fresh water spinning reels. Magnetic oil is one of a new generation of Nano Fluids that can change density and shape when a magnetic field is applied.

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Z-Man Pop ShadZ

Glenn Young of Z-Man Lures introduces the new Pop ShadZ, a versatile soft plastic topwater bait. Made possible due to its natural buoyancy, 10X Tough ElaZtech construction, the new Pop ShadZ is a first-of-its-kind soft plastic topwater bait.

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ICAST 2014: New Fly Fishing Products

With the sport of fly fishing progressing so rapidly, the products are getting better and better. Reels are getting lighter, rods are getting stronger and the technology going into them is bar none, the best.

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Penn Battle II Spinning Reel

Mike Rice, Penn brand manager, introduces the new Penn Battle II at ICAST 2014. The predeccessor is the Battle, the Battle II has enhanced corrosion protection due to the use of five sealed bearings and one anti-reverse bearing.

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DeLorme Announces inReach Explorer, Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation

inReach Explorer Integrates Route Planning, Waypoints and Navigation with Global Two-Way Text Messaging, GPS Tracking and SOS Alerting – All in One Rugged Handheld Device.

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SOG Fillet Knives

SOG has produced its first fishing specific knife, designed to make fish cleaning or bait cutting a breeze. The fixed blade – made of 8CR13MOV stainless steel – is anchored to a glass reinforced nylon handle. The knife comes in either a 6-inch or 7.5-inch blade.