Sebile Magic Swimmers…The Basstrix of 2008?

The other day I received a package in the mail.  I was excited as there were two Sebile Magic Swimmers greeting me inside.  This lipless jointed wake bait/swimbait is being touted as the next “secret weapon” of the pros. With all the press on this bait it’s certainly lining up to be this years replacement for the hollow bellied swimbait. They have been noted as key baits for...

Master Casters

I’d like to think that I am rather adept with a baitcaster. I can skip many a lure far back under the overhangs that are common in my home waters. I can launch a big spinnerbait into a head wind without concern of a major backlash. Furthermore, I can flip and pitch into any pocket I prefer (well…most of the time).  However, I think that with all the...

Finally! Some New Quantum PT Information!

Earlier today Tackletour.com kept the ICAST 2008 previews coming and released some shots of the new Quantum Tour Edition PT and Energy PT Baitcasters. Finally after weeks of checking out KVD and other Quantum pros boat decks on ESPN's coverage of the Bassmaster Elite series I get to see some new gear! (Thank you Tackletour!) You would think Quantum would at least let KVD of all people test and start promoting...

Save the Day with the D-Barb

It happened again yesterday. I cast my zoom speed worm rigged on a 2/0 owner sled head and covered with YUM Craw scent right into that lay down that sits fifty feet from my backyard. I slowly lifted my rod and …Tap… Tap… WHAM! I set the hook, and the fight was on! I carefully played the fish out of the lay down and brought it toward shore....

Hot Damn Daiwa!

It seems as if every summer I now start looking forward to ICAST to see all the hottest new tackle.  One of my favorite manufacturers whose products I cannot help but drool over is Daiwa.  Over the past few Daiwa has given the impression that they not only want to one up the competition but even outclass themselves.  Their new offerings appear to not only answer the needs...

Rockin’ Some New Bass Fishing Threads

This past weekend my girlfriend and I went over to our local Bass Pro Shops to pick up a Father’s Day gift for my dad. While there I accomplished the usual restocking of tackle as well as picking up a cool gift for my father. As we were heading to check out my girlfriend noticed some catchy new fishing t-shirts. These shirts weren’t the usual Guy Harvey graphic...

Quantum Leap…

A curious occurrence has happened this past weekend as the expiration date (5/31/2008) of Quantum’s REEL DEAL has come and gone. As I had expected a few online e-tailers have drastically lowered the price of their Tour Edition PT, Energy PT, and Accurist PT reels. All of this activity is hopefully a signal of newer things to come!

The current PT lineup has been around since late summer of 2005 and in the hands of Quantum pro staffers before then. These reels have won over the hearts of many, and have disappointed just as much. As a Quantum user since 1999 I’ve seen, used, and abused what they have defined as “Performance Tuned” baitcast tackle. The Accurist PT, E600s PT, 2006 Energy PT, and Tour Edition PT series of reels found a home amongst many American anglers arsenal, including my own. However, in all honesty, as much as I love the “tank like” durability of my TE1170PT (9.75oz), E750PT (9.55oz), and AC500PT (9.35oz); I also despise their “tank like” weight. Holding my TE1170PT as it sits on my Quantum 7’mh Superlite rod almost seems sacrilegious!

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Viva la REVOlution!

Revo fans it's time to celebrate! Tackle Warehouse has released for sale the new Abu Garcia Skeet Reese Revo and Revo Winch Casting Reel ! Adding to Last years Revo Premier, as well as Revo STX, SX, S and Inshore models, these two new additions fill in a niche not covered by the other models. The new Skeet Reese signature model carries a list price of $279.99, ($20.00...

A New Shimano Curado?!?

Bass fishing fans everywhere have their curiosity peaked as there’s a rumored future release (Most likely after ICAST 2008) of a new version of the highly respected Shimano Curado Baitcaster.  After apparently losing ground in the $100-$200 price range category to Abu Garcia’s Revo line, and Daiwa’s competitively priced Advantage, Tierra, Megaforce and Exceler reels, Shimano is set on reclaiming their stake. Sure rebates might have boosted sales,...

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