Gear News


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.


Successful Hunting and Camouflage

Just how important is camouflage pattern and color when it comes to having a successful hunt? Florida Sportsman member kci-mia…»


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…»


Florida Sportsman 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Florida anglers want tools that stand up to the rigors of their environment. That includes corrosive salt water, a relentless sun, the determination of powerful fish, and the repeated shock of long runs in choppy seas.


Wreck-Resistant Smartphones

Handy devices for fishing and hunting, but they need special attention. Taking your iPhone, Blackberry or any other smartphone out on the boat or into the woods does have its advantages, even when you might be outside of a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area.


Pole Spears

It’s the basic tool for divers spearing fish, but if you’re just getting into the sport, which pole spear do you buy? What brand, how much, what style—one piece or multi— what tip, where to buy?

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Training DVDS From Gun Dog Magazine

Two new training DVDS, featuring professional trainer Jeremy Moore of Pulaski, Wisconsin, are now available from Gun Dog magazine.


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.


Work Sharp Partners with Ken Onion on New Sharpener

Darex, makers of the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener have done it again! Work Sharp has partnered with legendary knife maker and designer Ken Onion (Kershaw, CRKT).


Come High Water

No matter how much we use our boats to fish and cruise there is one place where they spend lots…»


Lumitec Set to Launch Three New Products at IBEX

Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, is set to premier three new products at IBEX September 17-19 at booth 2155. Lumitec will also reveal technology updates for some of their most popular lights.


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.

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Garmin GPS Map 741XS

This year at ICAST 2013 Garmin introduced their newly redesigned 700 series GPS/Chartplotter/Fishfinder units. Wes Owen, Media Relations Expert with Garmin International, gives an overview of the special features of the GPS MAP 741XS.


St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Series

All new from St. Croix, this inshore rod features their Propriety Resin System, IPC tooling technology, and more. Most notably this rod features their new Xtreme-Skin handle to provide outstanding comfort, casting efficiency, and increased sensitivity.

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Yo-Zuri Saltwater Lures

This year at ICAST 2013 Yo-Zuri released some great new lures in their line-up of saltwater products. George Large of Yo-Zuri America gave us a preview of some of these lures and explained their technologies and fish catching abilities.



SPOT LLC. recently announced their new SPOT Gen3, the next generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen3 offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power.


PowerPole Micro Anchor

The all-new PowerPole Micro Anchor from JL Marine Systems shares much in common with its bigger counterpart, but has a much different look and comes in a compact (micro) size.


Hardy and Greys: Proaxis Rods and Ultralight Saltwater Reels

Andy Mill of Hardy North America tells us why he believes the Proaxis rods are a game-changer in the world of fly fishing. Aside from the rods, Mill also talks about the new Hardy and Greys saltwater reel.