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Gear Roundup: New and Noteworthy Fishing Gear

Low-light shades, deck boots, swimbaits, Flash Dancers, travel rods, spices, and more.

Gear Roundup: New and Noteworthy Fishing Gear

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New and unique fishing stuff, as reviewed by the In-Fisherman staff from the August-September 2023 issue. 

Magic Cooler

Magic Products Live Bait Coolers, with insulated injection-molded body and sturdy metal handle, keep livebaits active and healthy. In 9- or 13.5-quart sizes. Includes a bait net and Magic’s Aerobait Quiet Air II two-speed aerator—$59.99 (9 quart) and $69.99 (13.5 quart).

Magic Products Live Bait Cooler | $59.99-$69.99

Studio shot of Magic Products Live Bait Cooler
Magic Products Live Bait Cooler | $60-$70

Low-Light Lens

A low-light lens from Fin-Nor, the Lateral-Line Low-Light (L4) is a high-contrast design to maximize visual acuity during dusk, dawn, and cloudy weather. L4 lenses maximize visible-light transmission by enhancing contrast without color distortion, and without compromising polarization and vision clarity. The lenses have a high-contrast copper lite lens base with a blue mirror finish. Frames are lightweight, allow maximum airflow, and are available in eight popular options. | $199

Studio photo of Fin-Nor Lateral Line Low-Light sunglasses | $199

Deck Boot

AFTCO Ankle Deck Boots are designed to deliver comfort, with a quick-drying inner neoprene liner paired with a custom compression-molded antimicrobial insole. 100 percent waterproof, with Hex grip non-marking outsole, welded pull strap, and kick wedge. | $99 to $119

Studio photo of Aftco Deck Boot | $99 to $119

Storm Largo Shad 3.5

A popular paddletail swimbait for walleyes, bass, and other predators, the Storm Largo Shad has added a 3.5-inch size, joining 3- and 4-inch versions. The baitfish body profile in combination with the wide-flapping tail offers enticing action. The design includes a grooved top and bottom for weedless rigging—check 16 colors in 7-count packages.

Storm Largo Shad 3.5 | $5.49-$5.99

Studio photo of Storm Largo Shad swimbaits
Storm Largo Shad 3.5 | $5.49-$5.99

Grillin’, Chillin’, Spicin’

From Casa M Spice Company, spice blends in easy-to-use stainless-steel, plastic, or glass-clamp containers. Chain Reaction is their “season all,” a versatile blend; but there’s Cattle Drive for beef; Free Range for chicken; Whole Hog for pork; and Hooked for fish—plus more. They’re low-sodium, keto-friendly, free of dairy, nut, and soy, and contain no MSG, gluten, or animal products—$11.99 for a cup of blend in a plastic container; $16.99 for stainless or glass-clamp containers. | $11.99-$16.99


Studio photo of Casa M Spices | $11.99-$16.99

Muskie Travel Rods

Offered in 8-foot 5-inch heavy-power and extra-heavy-power models, Daiwa Ardito Muskie Travel Rods, with Daiwa’s V-Joint ferrule design, make fishing the 5-piece rods feel like you’re fishing with one. Nanoplus carbon blanks provide the durability to cast big muskie lures, while X-45 blank construction eliminates blank twist for casting accuracy. | $249.99

Studio photo of Daiwa Ardito Muskie Travel Rod | $249.99

Pro Series Plano

Plano Pro Series bags, available in 3600 and 3700 sizes, offer quick-access top openings with powerful magnets and a molded pull tab. They have an impact-resistant waterproof base and a UV-resistant hex weave outer shell. Oversized T-handles make access easy to three external pockets. The zippers are water resistant. The bags hold four Stowaway Utility Boxes (two included) in 3600 and 3700 sizes—$74.99, 3600 size; $99.99, 3700.

Plano Pro Series Tackle Bags | $74.99-$99.99

Studio photo of Plano Pro Series tackle bag.
Plano Pro Series Tackle Bags | $74.99-$99.99

Spyderlok Technology

The Millennium Marine R500 Rod Holder incorporates an adaptable mounting block that clamps onto a boat’s existing deck railing. The deck-rail mounting system is adjustable to fit rails from .75 to 1.5 inches with square or round tubing. Constructed from anodized aluminum, Spyderlok Technology guarantees incremental locking angles and a 360-degree adjustment rotation. | $55.99

milleniummariner500rodholder | $55.99

Flash Dancin’ Dandies

From Snyders Lures, the Flash Dancer, in a variety of colors, is a 1/8-ounce narrow spoon with a slight bend and two dandy dangling, flashing blades at the base of the spoon to add even more attraction to the package. | $6.95

Studio photo of Snyders Flash Dancer spoons | $6.95

Treasuring the Atlantic Salmon

For 75 years, the Atlantic Salmon Federation has led the fight to save Atlantic salmon, inspiring researchers, writers, artists, and anglers. The efforts have for 75 years been recorded in the pages of the Atlantic Salmon Journal, and available now is the Atlantic Salmon Treasury, 75th Anniversary Edition, covering the Journal years 1975 through 2020. Beautiful, insightful, and evocative writing, photography, and art capture the essence of the fish, the fishing, the anglers, and the conservation efforts. Writing by Lee and Joan Wulff, and many more. Watercolors by Chet Reneson, and more. Color, 225 pages. | $45 (as well as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Book Shop.)

Cover photo of the Atlantic Salmon Treasury book | $45

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