September 27, 2023
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New and unique fishing stuff, as reviewed by the In-Fisherman staff from the August-September 2023 issue.
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
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.
fin-nor.com | $199
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.
aftco.com | $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
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.
casamspice.com | $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.
daiwa.com | $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
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.
milleniummarine.com | $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.
snyderslures.com | $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.
gooselane.com | $45 (as well as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Book Shop.)