Fishing

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Fishing for giants smithsonian

New TV: Fishing for Giants on Smithsonian Channel

NEW YORK – MARCH 28, 2018 – From the rough waters of the Nile River to the seas surrounding the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, South African naturalist and extreme fisherman Andy Coetzee is embarking on a journey to reel in some of the world’s biggest fish – the most elusive, notorious and at times, the strangest creatures in the water. In many of the planet’s wildest places, Andy comes […]

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 […]

YETI Hondo Camino Backflip Wine

YETI Introduces Hondo Chair, Camino Carryall, Hopper Backpack, and Wine Rambler

Austin, Texas (January 10, 2018) — YETI, a leading premium outdoor brand, announces brand new, over-engineered offerings to join its quality line of products. Today, the Austin, Texas-based brand reveals a new product category, expands its popular portable cooler line, and showcases an all-purpose carryall. The Hondo™ Base Camp Chair is durable and built for ultimate outdoor comfort. The Hopper BackFlip™ 24 is a leakproof, tough-as-nails, carry-the-day-on-your-back cooler designed to go […]

Salty Scales Review Payne Outdoors Chris Payne

REVIEW: Salty Scales Fishing Shirts

I love a good fishing shirt. My ideal shirt has UPF 50+, is soft with no seams that rub, no buttons, and has to be a long sleeve. If it’s got a cool design, that really adds to the appeal. A couple of months ago as I was discarding another delaminated fishing shirt I came across Salty Scales. They have apparel for men and women while appearing to meet my […]