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,...

World Record Class Bass Dies

The bass fishing community experienced a great loss last week as the famous Lake Dixon bass nicknamed “Dottie”, for the easily identifiable mark on her gill plate, was found floating Mothers day weekend. To the average bass angler this may not sound like a big deal, but for anyone following the tale of this giant fish it really hits home. I first learned of “Dottie” by seeing her...

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