November 01, 2023
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New and unique fishing stuff, as reviewed by the In-Fisherman staff from the May 2023 issue.
Soft bodies for panfish, the Bondy Sweet Pea and Bondy Bug can be rigged on small jigheads or drop-shot rigged, Sweet Pea measuring 1.5 inches and the Bug 1.75 inches. Bug is available in 40 colors, while the Pea is offered in 4.
$6.99 (package of 20) | bondyfishing.com
Exceptional for trout and salmon (and walleyes and pike), the newly re-introduced Williams Quick Silver is offered in two sizes, 1/3 ounce (3 inches) and 3/5 ounce (4 inches), and 12 colors, including copper. The spoons are famous for their precious-metal finishes, including 24-carat gold and jewelry-quality silver, plus a holographic decal topside that adds even more flash to this dancing, fluttering package.
Check pricing at williams.ca.
Handy Tackle Storage
Heavy Hauler Gear Boxes put into use the space under pedestal boat seats, creating a compartment of heavy-duty 600D polyester fabric with a rigid foam interior. The Medium Gear Box holds eight 3600-size 11-inch trays, while the Large Gear Box holds six 3700-size 14-inch trays. A carry handle and shoulder strap make this a “go anywhere” bag.
$49.99 to $59.99 (no trays), $119.99 to $129.99 (with trays) | sportsmanswarehouse.com
Independent lab testing is said to show the proprietary weave design in Trika spinning and casting rods to be twice as sensitive as high-end competitive rods costing up to $700. The design also is lighter and produces longer casts. Five spinning rods range from a 6-foot 6-inch light medium-fast to a 7-foot 6-inch medium-fast. Seven rods in the casting lineup range from a 6-foot 10-inch medium extra-fast to a 7-foot 7-inch extra-heavy medium-fast.
$349.99 | trika.com
Techno Smart Flashlight
The Nebo Davinci 18000 rechargeable flashlight delivers 18,000 lumens in a rugged, IP67 waterproof, and lightweight design, with smart technology features like Smart Power Control, Smart Temperature Control, Direct-to-Low Startup, and proprietary Mag Dial to quickly and easily select and power up in the light mode of your choice.
$229.99 | sportsmanswarehouse.com
Huk Waypoint Packable
HUK expands into chilly weather apparel with their Waypoint Collection of vests and full-zip and half-zip jackets. The soft, light, and quiet fabric is made of recycled plastic, putting potential waste to good use. It takes about nine plastic bottles to create a jacket.
$90 to $150 | sportsmanswarehouse.com
3D Burbot Ribbontail
In some environments, giant pike and muskies find juvenile burbot (eelpout) irresistible, which is where the Savage Gear 3D Burbot Ribbontail enters the scene, in two sizes: 10 inches and 3 ounces, and 14 inches and 8 ounces. A line-through-to-hook design ensures exceptional hookups. Along with the ribbon-tail action, glass rattles are molded into the tail.
$15.99 to $21.99 | scheels.com
The M3265-36 38.4V 65Ah Lithium Ion Trolling Battery from Lithium Pros weighs one-fifth (39.2 pounds) the weight of a typical bass-boat battery system so anglers can drastically reduce the weight of their vessels for speed and fuel efficiency. Check for many more details.
$2,899 | lithiumpros.com
ECHOMAP Touchscreen Plus Navionics
The Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 chartplotter series features 6-, 7-, or 9-inch touchscreens with keyed assist as well as best-in-class sonar, wireless networking, and preloaded Garmin Navionics+ mapping. There’s brilliant ClearVü and SideVü scanning and super clear CHIRP traditional sonar. These chartplotters also support LiveScope live-scanning sonar, and much more.
$799.99 to $1,299.99 | scheels.com