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Revamped Revos Revealed

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 […]

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A Quantum Smoke Spinning Reel?

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 […]

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Another New Curado?

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 […]

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Abu Garcia’s lightest Revo Ever: The Revo MGX

Abu Garcia’s lightest Revo Ever: The Revo MGX

This past week Abu Garcia leaked details pertaining to the USDM version of the Revo MGX that was first spotted at the Osaka 2011 fishing show. This new Revo due to hit the market later this year will weigh in at 5.4 ounces placing it in direct competition with the […]

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The T3 1016 H TW:  Daiwa’s Next Generation Baitcast Reel

The T3 1016 H TW: Daiwa’s Next Generation Baitcast Reel

Daiwa is a company that always pushes the envelope when it comes to fishing reel design. Progressive aesthetics, performance, ergonomics and durability all come to mind when thinking of their top end product offerings. The latest buzz by the company pertains to the new Daiwa T31016H TW. Debuting as a […]

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The Shimano Core 50Mg7

The Shimano Core 50Mg7

Shimano’s latest magnesium baitcast reel has finally hit the scene in America under the “Core” line up of reels. Introduced earlier this year in Japan, as the “Aldebaran”, this reel is touted as Shimano’s smallest and lightest baitcaster ever. Many bass anglers (including myself) have been waiting for this diminutive wonder to […]

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The 2009 Daiwa Fuego-A Spinning Reel

The 2009 Daiwa Fuego-A Spinning Reel

Initial Impressions: The most revolutionary feature of the new Daiwa Fuego spinning reel is the Zaion frame material – similar to inexpensive graphite frames in regards to weight and corrosion resistance but more similar to aluminum in terms of strength and resistance to flex. The Zaion material lends the reel […]

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The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 2: On the water impressions

The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 2: On the water impressions

After having the chance to get this reel out on the water I must say that the new 2009 Energy PT is a winner. I fished this reel on a number of different rods throwing numerous baits from ranging from frogs, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, worms, cranks and jigs. The following are […]

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The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 1: Initial Impressions

The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 1: Initial Impressions

It feels like it has taken forever for the new 2009 Quantum PT reels to finally start popping up for sale. Many of the latest 2009 reel offerings from top tier manufacturers were available almost right after ICAST, and in the case of Abu Garcia’s Revo SKT and Winch, even […]

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