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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“!

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.