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412 Bait Co Illusion Color Ribbon Tail

NEW: 412 Bait Co. Illusion Color

For the past couple of years I’ve fished a handful of baits from 412 Bait Company, owned and operated by Donald Corbett. I initially tried the brand because Corbett is a kayak angler, like me, and I wanted to support a small business with similar interests. What I discovered was a series of baits that have an edge in certain situations. One such edge is the new Illusion color that […]

Orochi XX Megabass

Megabass Revamps Orochi XX Series Rods

Since its debut in 2013, the Orochi XX series has embodied the intersection between Japanese rod technology and North American bass fishing. Dedicated to inspiring American anglers to new heights, the Megabass development team constantly pursues new technologies to ensure that each rod continues to earn its place in angler’s hands. With the introduction of X47-ASL Metal Fiber Blanks (“kabt”) in the Orochi xXx in Japan in 2017, the Orochi […]

favorite balance rod review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Favorite Balance Casting Rod

The Favorite Balance casting rod and the other Favorite brand rod models gained popularity through marketing from YouTube fishing channels. I’m typically skeptical of market hype products that only become mainstream after massive sponsorship dollars are dropped but the price point of the Favorite Balance intrigued me enough to look closer. My local Cabela’s had a display of them and after a couple of minutes of inspection and seeing the […]

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Abu Garcia® Signs 16 New Professional Anglers

COLUMBIA, SC –  (January 18, 2018) – Powerhouse fishing brand Abu Garcia has added 16 new Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Bassmaster Elite anglers to its pro team roster. These top-ranking fishermen will be sponsored by Abu Garcia throughout the 2018 Season. As part of the sponsorship contract, the 16 pro anglers will use their expertise to help Abu Garcia test and evaluate new products and will make appearances alongside […]