Spring Fishing: Check Out This New Gear For 2019

by Mark Melotik

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Next-level lines. High-tech glass rods. And don’t forget the latest lure storage options and a few handy  accessories, all ready to enhance your on-the-water adventures.

SeaguarSmckdwnGreen900Seaguar Smackdown Adds High-Vis Flash Green & Low-Vis Stealth Gray. Whether your goal is light-line finesse fishing or rough-and-tumble power fishing, Seaguar has you covered with two new versions of Smackdown, the company’s premium braided line. Smackdown High-Vis Flash Green excels when using finesse techniques that typically require lots of line watching to detect subtle takes. Flash Green is available in line tests of 10, 15, 20 and 30 pounds, in 150-yard spools.SeaguarSmackdownGray 900Smackdown Low-Vis Stealth Gray pairs all of Smackdown’s many advantages with an extremely low-visibility color, an incredible tool for helping anglers boat more fish when absolute stealth is required: Especially when big fish are up shallow. Stealth Gray is available in line tests of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 65 pounds, in 150-yard spools. St.CroixMojoBassGlass 900St. Croix Rods Mojo Bass Glass (Freshwater Casting/Spinning). Bad news for bucketmouths everywhere. New and improved Mojo Bass Glass rods now feature St. Croix’s exclusive Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) mandrel technology; combined with super-premium, 100-percent linear S-glass, these rods are designed to provide stand-out performance with all crankbaits including square bills, lipless cranks and chatterbaits. They’re designed to excel with lures ideally matched to a moderate-action rod. Nice touches include Fuji TCS reel seats with black hood on casting models, and Fuji DPS reel seats with black hoods on spinning models; you’ll also find Split-grip/premium-grade cork handles, and Kigan hook keepers. All models come with a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.PlanoRustrictor 900Plano Rustrictor Stowaways. Does your tacklebox system block rust and stop corrosion? The Plano Rustrictor Stowaway does, and better yet, the protection has been tested to last 5x longer than a standard tackle box or the competition. Completely infused into the storage boxes, Rustrictor begins working the moment the box closes; once closed, the box fills up the stowaway interior with VCI vapor. VCI ions attract to metals creating a wall of protection that is only a few molecules thick and stops rust before it can start. Rustrictor never leaves a film, residue or odor on tackle. The Rustrictor Stowaways are available in seven of the best-selling models from 3500 to 3700 sizes, ideal for handling and protecting all terminal tackle and hard baits.LureLocker 900Lure Lock Lure Locker. When it comes to keeping tabs on dozens, if not hundreds of lures, organization is a beautiful thing. The new Lure Locker ($24.99 to $34.99) is designed to give anglers the ability to keep all of their Lure Lock cases organized and ready for their next fishing trip. Constructed with durable ABS plastic, the Lure Locker securely stores up to five Lure Lock cases. It’s available in three models, each designed to accept its corresponding Lure Lock case, the LL1, LL2 or LL3.  Another cool feature? The Lure Locker hangs easily on a wall or pegboard, keeping your gear off the ground and at eye level, when not in use. FrabillTrophyHaul 900Frabill Trophy Haul Nets. It’s not hard to envision how a net can make or break a day on the water, and Frabill sure does. The new line of Trophy Haul nets ($69.99 to $129.99) offers three ways to help you land that next memory-maker: The Standard Trophy Haul, the Power Extend, and the Bear Claw are constructed from anodized stainless steel to withstand use in both fresh and saltwater. All feature Frabill’s patented conservation netting and use the signature Lockdown asymmetrical design to control fish better. Centrally located under the revolutionary Trophy Haul yoke handle, the net and weight of the fish are easier to control, improving balance and reducing stress. The Power Extend net is the future of landing nets; it extends from 3 feet to 6 feet in just a push of a button, and comes equipped with three Net Vision LEDs that operate in three stages. RapalaSpringPliers900RapalaLineScissor 900Rapala Performance Tool Combo. This combination of cutting-edge fishing tools might not put more fish in your boat, but it can sure make your day on the water more enjoyable and scary efficient. The new three-piece Performance Tool Combo includes the Rapala 6-inch Mag Spring Pliers that uses ingenious magnets to hold its jaws open, Precision Line Scissors ideal for cutting both standard mono and high-performance braided lines,RapalaFishGripper900and 6-inch Floating Fish Gripper that securely holds your catch, eliminating injury to both you and the fish, especially those unexpected non-target catches.



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