Gear News


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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Field & Stream Aluminum Pliers

What do you need when removing a hook from a green cobia, or a toothy bluefish? A good pair of pliers. Not only do a good pair of pliers need remove hooks, they need to crimp wire and cut many different types of line.

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The Boat Bully

After a long day on the water, most people dread cleaning the boat. The Boat Bully is a three in one cleaning sponge made to knock your cleaning time in half. No need for any soap, just wet the sponge and start cleaning.


Bubba Blade 9″ Serrated Fillet Knife

A good knife is essential when it comes to filleting a fish. Bubba Blade came up with the 9″ serrated fillet knife, a perfect match for cutting through tough scaled fish such as triple tail and redfish.


2016 Hobie Inflatable Collection

Hobie introduces their collection of inflatable kayaks including the new Hobie Mirage i11S with MirageDrive® technology. Like the other three kayaks in the inflatable line, it combines Hobie’s Vantage Seating System comfort and their patented MirageDrive with Glide Technology propulsion. Unique to the i11 is its distinctive low-profile design. The i9S and i12S single kayaks and i14T tandem, long staples in the line, were also visible with totally new looks and features.

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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.


Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System

As all outdoorsmen know, quality knives are essential tools for filleting fish or dressing an animal. These knives tend to come out of the box razor sharp, but even the best of blades tend to dull over time. Work Sharp has come out with the Guided Sharpening System, a product that can sharpen all of your knives, even fishing hooks.

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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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Keystone Dive Products Upgrades the Original Lobster Inn Catch Bag

Every year thousands of novice and experienced divers try their hand at hunting for spiny lobster. Experienced divers have learned the hard way that having the best catch bag on the market is important to keep from losing a lobster when opening the catch bag to add another catch.


The Rescue Light

The Rescue light is an innovative LED Stern Light that will help keep you and your vessel safe should trouble arise. Our patented stern light puts safety and ease of use at your fingertips.

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Columbia Sportswear: New Releases

Columbia Sportswear has long been an innovator in technological advances in outdoor gear and wear. Their products provide great protection from the elements—whether you’re talking about below-zero temps on mountains or scorching sun on Florida waters.

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Engel Day Tripper

Hauling a load of cold drinks and lunch down the dock or along the beach? The new Engel Soft Sided Day Tripper Cooler has several carrying options—including tote handles, grab handle on the back, and perhaps best of all, comfortable, durable, vented backpack straps.


Charlie’s LP-23 Gator Call

The gator calling method opens a whole new and exciting way to hunt gators. Alligators keen sense of smell, sight and hearing bring to the table challenges to get down wind and out of sight to draw them in with your call and ambush them.


Sebile Flat Belly Walker

Traditional walking baits can be difficult for some angler to work. Sebile set out to create a bait that any angler, no matter the experience level, can walk with ease. The finished result is the new Sebile Flat Belly Walker.


Mann’s Introduces the Saltwater Ghost

Destined to be a bestseller around marshy inshore redfish, trout and even snook fisheries. The Saltwater Ghost from Mann’s offers anglers yet another choice for pulling finicky fish out of tight cover.


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“!