Gear News


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The Snet

Combining the security of a snare with the simplicity of a net, the Snet offers the simplest way to catch – and keep – your lobster. The lobster swims backwards and almost captures itself – just pull the black grip and it’s secured. You “Snet ‘em and Forget ‘em“!

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Raymarine eS Series Multifunction Navigation Displays

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of the new Raymarine eS Series line of HybridTouch™ multifunction displays. Powered by Raymarine’s advanced LightHouse II user interface, the eS Series includes three high-performance navigation displays that offer unprecedented control and ease-of-use in a sleek, ergonomic design.

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Garmin Panoptix Sonar

Traditional sonar shows you what’s passed beneath your boat. With Panoptix All-Seeing Sonar, Garmin brings new dimensions to the game. Panoptix uses a multi-beam transducer and phased-array scanning sonar technology. With Panoptix Forward Transducer, you see what’s below the boat—and also what’s out in front of the boat, potentially several hundred feet.

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Choosing the Right Cooler

In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host George Gozdz goes over a few things to consider when choosing the choosing the right cooler for you. Gozdz covers features such as size, functionality, insulation and more.

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Under Armour ISO Chill Technology

Days on the water can get really long when the temperature and humidity are high. That’s why thinking anglers regulate their internal thermostats with Under Armour’s revolutionary ISO CHILL technology.

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Bait Dipper Portable Livewell

Local business Whatz Up Products Inc. released its latest product line of the Bait Dipper kits. Each unique design accommodates fishermen of all types and has been proven to keep bait alive longer and healthier than those in the past.

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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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Hodgman H3 Waders

Hodgman waders have totally revamped their wader lineup for 2015. New models, designs and some very innovative features, that are sure to help you when on the water. They have integrated all these things into their new H3 Waders, and at a price point of $99- $109 it’s hard to beat.

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Revo Blue Water Lenses

The REVO Blue Water lens is perfect for cutting glare in bright conditions on the water. They provide maximum glare protection and visible clarity with the classic heritage of the REVO blue water coating.

Top-end personal flotation devices like Mustang's Automatic Deluxe Inflatable Collar are available at outdoor retailers such as West Marine.

Inflatable Life Jacket Myths

Personal flotation devices automatically or manually inflate with the tug of a pull cord. There are still quite a few misperceptions about how these life saving devices work.

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Trailer Smarter: Check Those Codes!

When it comes to trailering your boat, besides keeping your trailer in tip-top shape, keeping the vehicle you tow with up-to-spec is just as crucial. If you are throwing a check engine light (CEL), the odds are you’re losing precious towing power and eating up unnecessary dollars at the gas pump.

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New Paddle Craft Gear for 2014

It has been a banner year for kayak and fishing gear manufacturers. Tons of new products have been hitting store shelves all over the country. Let’s face it, kayakers can be a cheap bunch, but we are always interested in quality products and want more bang for our buck. Many of these new products revealed at ICAST 2014 seem to fit the bill.

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Motorguide xi5

Dallas Hodges of Motorguide introduces the Motorguide xi5 at ICAST 2014 in Orlando, FL. The Xi5 is designed to exceed the expectations of today’s discriminating customer. It’s engineered to be reliable every day – and durable over the long haul.

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How to Choose a New Speargun

FS member Mackokid asked for advice on which speargun to buy to freedive for cobia and to shoot snapper and grouper. But what is his best choice? KOAH? a Mako? a Riffe? There are lots of spearguns on the market, lots of opinions about them, too, but there’s some good advice on Mackokid’s thread.

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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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Lock It or Lose It

Inexpensive ways to secure your most prized possession. Storing your boat at the end of the day can be nerve-wracking, with all the reports of boat theft in Florida these days.