Lures and Tackle

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Shimano Saltwater Butterfly Flat-Fall -Super Glow

NEW: Saltwater Lures from Shimano for Fall 2018

All of the new Shimano saltwater lures introduced at ICAST 2018 Lucanus Flat Jigs  Featuring a hybrid design of the original Lucanus jig and Butterfly Flat-Fall jig, Shimano’s new Lucanus Flat Jigs descend with a horizontal sliding action to keep the lure in the strike zone longer. Easy to use, simply drop the jig to the bottom and retrieve slowly to move it through the desired depth, then drop and […]

ICAST 2018 Payne Outdoors

ICAST 2018 : Some of My Favorite Finds

ICAST 2018 is in the books and new products, as well as new revisions were in full force. Some companies seemingly came out of nowhere while other mainstays continued their winning ways. Below you’ll find a lot of the things I really liked at the show. More in depths write-ups are in the works but I wanted to get you some quick pictures and thoughts on why I stopped to […]

Jackall Chop Cut ICAST 2018

Jackall Introduces Chop Cut and More at ICAST 2018

Chop Cut Topwater Lure — With an asymmetrical prop design to ensure proper rotation and creating different sounds depending on retrieve speed, Jackall’s new ChopCut topwater lure features a front wire with attached swivel. Anglers can cast freely without their line tangling with the prop, plus a swiveling feathered front hook helps prevent bass from spitting the lure. Jackall puts a special coating on both the front and rear treble […]

LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw

LIVETARGET: Hollow Body Craw Bass Bait

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 5, 2018) – Crawfish. Crayfish. Crawdads. Freshwater lobsters. Yabbies. Mudbugs. Whatever you call ‘em, both largemouth and smallmouth bass love ‘em. So do fans of authentic Cajun cuisine, a culinary tradition that puts the critters to use in gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, fried and fully dressed with remoulade on a Po’ Boy, or boiled in seasoned water with corn, sausage, garlic, and potatoes…   LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw: Mud Blue (147) […]

Bio Bait Switchback Perch Gill

REVIEW: Bio Bait Switchback

I stopped by my local tackle shop, Tightline Premium Fishing Tackle, in Killeen, TX last week and Chad said he had something new he wanted me to check out. It was a soft plastic fluke style bait called the Switchback from Bio Bait. As always I was happy to oblige and spent a few hours on the water with it so I could report back. I’ll give you the skinny […]

Cortland master braid fishing

REVIEW: Cortland Master Braid

For the better part of six years, I have had a love-hate relationship with braided line. I’ll get in a good rhythm and then disaster will strike. Digging wind knots out is no fun and if you ever really backlash a braid-lined reel, it’s time to break out the scissors. I came across a company, known for fly fishing, that makes a braid. On top of that, it’s made in America […]

Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait 2

Z-Man to Introduce SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait at ICAST 2018

How exactly does one remake a classic, already exceptional bass bait? That’s the self-imposed question the tackle techs at Z-Man asked themselves about a year ago, as they stood before a big white drawing board. What they came up with was the new Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait. The objectives were clear: To re-engineer a new breed of spinnerbait. To optimize wire material, bend and metal blades so they reverberate perfect bass music—those powerful, […]