13 Fishing Introduces Omen Green and Envy Green Fishing Rods

Riding on the heels of a successful launch of their Omen and Envy Black rods at ICAST 2012. 13 Fishing continues implementing their paradigm shift of bringing anglers well thought out fishing tools that enable thorough personal enjoyment at a price that doesn't break the bank. Much like their freshwater focused "Black" counterparts the Omen and Envy Green lineups will feature 30 ton and 40 ton Japanese Toray...

Megabass Orochi XX Rods Hit The US Mainstream Market

Megabass has big dreams to permeate into the American mainstream marketplace.  The main goal is to have their rods sit on deck with domestic mainstays such as Loomis and St Croix. Ultimately deviating from their high end boutique heritage the Orochi XX rods are designed with input from American bass anglers Luke Clausen and Aaron Martens.  Situated around a $300 price point these rods feature 40 ton blanks,...

New Steez Gets Unleashed

More details about the highly anticipated new generation of Steez reels have been released. At least two new Steez baitcast reels as well as a new "Steez EX" spinning reel are currently available for pre order from Tackle Warehouse. The baitcast reels appear very similar in design to the current generation reels with updated cosmetics and obvious Megabass influence. These updated reels still feature magnesium frame construction in...

Shimano Calcutta D coming to the US market

The leaks keep coming as ICAST 2012 looms on the horizon. This past weekend Tackle Warehouse debuted a pre order page for the Shimano Calcutta D.  After last years (insert opinionated adjective here) ICAST showing many die hard bass anglers are hoping for a strong showing from the tackle giant in 2012. After debut of a new Antares and Calcutta in Osaka back in February the obvious question became "Will...

Revamped Revos Revealed

With the recent price restructuring of Abu Garcias second generation Revo line up it was only a matter of time before leaks of the newest gear would hit the web.  This past weekend the guys at thehookuptackle.com let the cat out of the bag taking preorders for the Gen 3 Revos.  Looks like a new Premier, STX, SX, and Winch will make their debut this summer.  This generation...

A Quantum Smoke Spinning Reel?

I've been fishing the 2011 Quantum smoke SL100HPT reel on a 6'6" mh smoke rod a lot lately.  Namely to cross compare it to another combo I've thoroughly enjoyed the 2009 TE100HPT with a 6'6'mh Quantum Superlite rod. The general form factor between the two is the same but the lower weight of the reel and the crisper response of the smoke rod is definitively noticeable. Whilst cruising...

Another New Curado?

Unless you have been living under a rock these past two weeks (or out bass fishing).  It should be apparent that Shimano is making way for some new gear with the clearance of numerous rods reels in anticipation of new releases next month at ICAST 2011.  Perhaps whats most interesting is a possible revamp to the fairly new Curado E Platform.  Word on the street is that there...

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