Fishing Gear News


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Yvon Chouinard, fishing / IDAHO

Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Campaign

Patagonia’s new campaign aims to demystify fly fishing – making it more accessible by offering simple gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for all ages and skill levels.


Lure Organizer – Bump Pro Series

The Bump Pro Series Lure Organizer designed by Capt. Roger Bump, Inshore Saltwater Fishing Guide and Northeast 4Caster for Florida Sportsman, is manufactured right here in the states by Raw Accessories USA and is the answer to the woes of storing hard plastic baits.

Rich Vidulich demonstrating his casting stance on a Stuart Beach.

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.


Them’s the Breaks: Flyrod Disaster Stories

Everyone knows about the usual stuff… breaking rods in car doors, snapping tips on ceiling fans, high-sticking while fighting fish …


Gloves for Fly Fishing

On our On the Fly Forum, several other members offer advice for covering up hands to minimize skin cancer risks.


Waist or Chest Pack?

What’s the best way to carry fly boxes, leaders, and miscellaneous gear while wade-fishing? Florida fly fishers are talking about different waist and chest packs in the On the Fly Forum. Several point out the ergonomic drawbacks to chest packs, while others address construction issues such as waterproofing. It’s a good read, if you’re hunting for a new pack.


FinAddix Teams With Guy Harvey, Yeti Coolers

From FinAddix LLC. Press Release Guy Harvey Now Available in Vinyl Prints! Guy Harvey Incorporated is proud to announce a…»


Braid Carbon Fiber Fighting Belts

The Carbon Fiber Fighting Belts will come in three sizes and four colors to each size. Carbon Fiber Fighting Belts will enable fisherman to battle and land the biggest of predators that swim while minimizing fatigue and discomfort, while allowing the angler to maintain concentration on the fight.


Heddon Chug N’ Spook & Bomber Who Dat

Capt. Chris O’Neill shows us the newest saltwater grade lures from Pradco unveiled at the 2013 ICAST show in Las Vegas. Capt. Chris assures the new Heddon Chug N’ Spook is sure to get a reaction, making a tantalizing splash and rattle that hungry gamefish won’t be able to resist.

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Nautilus Fly Reels CCFX2

Nautilus Reels recently introduced the all-new CCFX2 saltwater reel, a new and improved version of the well known CCF that has been in the Nautilus family for over 10 years. The CCFX2 was unveiled at the the 2013 ICAST in Las Vegas and took Best in Show in Saltwater Fly Reels.


Taylor Offshore Gamut ProLink

This year at ICAST 2013, Taylor Offshore introduced the Gamut ProLink System – making rigging a breeze. Dto be placed at the end of your wind-on leader, just a pull on the collar will release the lure, dredge bait, daisy chain or even live bait rig from the swivelable ball bearing construct.