Noteworthy Fishing Gear for 2018

Noteworthy Fishing Gear for 2018

Fish Reveal HD 

Lowrance's FishReveal, with High-Visibility Color, makes fish and structural details easier to see on DownScan Imaging, as well as StructureScan HD and 3D. It's available as a free download for users of HDS Carbon, Gen3, and Elite-Ti units and is standard on the latest Lowrance products — lowrance.com

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Swim Blade


The Swim Blade Swimbait Hook (TK178) from Eagle Claw Trokar features a #3 willow blade secured to the lead body via titanium wire and a swivel to keep the blade moving smoothly. Weight options are 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 ounces, and hook sizes 3/0, 5/0, and 7/0 — $5.99, eagleclaw.com


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Double-Duty Sunscreen


Bull Frog Mosquito Coast offers a formula to prevent sunburn and mosquito bites. It's DEET-free and lasts up to 8 hours, while the SPF 30 formula protects against burns — $10.99 (6-ounce spray), ­bullfrogsunscreen.com

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Long Reach Pliers

The tool of choice for deeply hooked fish, especially toothy critters, is a pliers like the Berkley 11-inch XCD Long Reach, with carbon-steel jaws and a spring assist for one-handed operation — $19.99, berkley-fishing.com

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Rubber Rod 

To handle Pounders and more, St. Croix Rods offers the Premier Musky Rubber Rod (PM90XHF), with an oversized EVA foam handle and a Fuji palming reel seat for comfortable fishing. The 9-footer is fast-action and extra-heavy power and built so the blank propels baits without undue strain on the angler — $220, stcroixrod.com

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Backpack Cooler

The first Yeti cooler designed to serve as a backpack, ­Hopper BackFlip 24 has ergonomic shoulder straps to make carrying cold stuff a breeze. Like rest of the Hopper family, it offers superior cold-holding, a 100-percent leakproof zipper, and a tough DryHide Shell — $299.99, yeti.com

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Revo X

The Abu Garcia Revo X weighs 7.8 ounces, has 8 bearings, and its Hybrid Carbon Matrix drag system delivers 18 pounds of max drag. Available in three gear-ratio options, including a high-speed 7.3:1, it's offered in left- and right-hand models and holds 140 yards of 30-pound braid. Perhaps most impressive is the price — $99.95, abugarcia.com

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Ripper Stopper Rapala

Rip it once, twice, making it flash, dance, vibrate. Then the ­RipStop's unique boot tail puts the brakes on as it suspends dead still, before it comes back to life with a subtle head lift. Joining the 10-cm size is a 12-cm for larger predators — $10.99, rapala.com

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TracLoader Mount

RAILBLAZA TracLoader fits the gunwale tracks of most aluminum fishing boats for tool-free installation of SidePorts and StarPorts. Install and remove at any point along the gunwale track. Fit and swap out RAILBLAZA accessories and systems, including Rodholders, Drinkholders, Baitboards, depth sounders, and more — $21.99, yakgear.com

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Barbeque Sets

The Cut-N-Cue 10- and 14-piece barbeque sets include a carrying case, chef's knives made of German stainless steel, a ceramic knife sharpener, brush, and cutting mats — 10 piece, $79.95; 14 piece, $119.95, outdooredge.com

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