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shimano varsity scholarships

Shimano Varsity Program Expands Scholarships in 2018

LADSON, S.C. – For Immediate Release – March 22, 2018 — Expanding the qualifications to include both graduating high school seniors and those already enrolled in undergrad and graduate programs, Shimano North American Fishing, Inc. will now award up to $30,000 in scholarships as part of its ‘Shimano Varsity’ program. The expansion of the program was officially announced to state DNR professionals and bass club leaders by Shimano Youth Fishing […]

Bantam 150

Shimano Introduces Bantam MGL Reels

LADSON, S.C. – Spring 2018 Introduction – Available Late March – Going back 40 years, Shimano introduced anglers to Bantam – its first low-profile baitcasting reel. It began Shimano’s connection to bass anglers. A new chapter for Bantam reels begins with the introduction of the Bantam 150 MGL, now being offered in six models – the Bantam MGL150, 151, 150HG, 151HG, 150XG and 151XG. “With the new Bantam MGL reels, […]

stella

Shimano Announces Stella FJ

LADSON, S.C. – Spring 2018 Introduction – Available Early April – Like its counterparts in automobiles and electronics, Shimano is constantly evolving its products, and now showcases the ‘next’ in technological advancements in the new Stella FJ reels. The flagship in Shimano’s spinning reel line-up, the five new models – in sizes for everything from trout and panfish, to bass and walleye, to tarpon, stripers and sailfish, include the Stella […]

Shimano Curado K Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Shimano Curado K CU201XGK

A long time coming, I finally freed up enough time to really give the Shimano Curado K a good test. This specific review is on the Shimano Curado CU201XGK, an 8.5:1 gear ratioed left handed reel. The Curado K retails for $179.99 and is available in several different gear/hand configurations. About the Shimano Curado K From Shimano: Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers […]

best $100 bass fishing rods payne outdoors

2017 Best $100 Bass Fishing Rods

Are you looking for a really good, bang for your buck bass fishing rod? I am always on the lookout and have been trying to test out everything I can. Some of these models included in this list are not new for 2017 but have a few tweaks. Others are much newer lines to the market, but not brands. You should also know, I have only included rods that are […]

Shimano Exsence C3000MHG

Exsence Spinning Reel from Shimano

Showcasing its flagship features in an all-new series of spinning reels, Shimano brings both freshwater and saltwater anglers the Exsence reels. Offered in two models – the Exsence C3000MHG and 4000MXG, the reels are lightweight for their intended uses, yet plenty strong and durable to handle big bass and light line saltwater situations. Within the Exsence reels, Shimano incorporates a Hagane gear – a cold forged aluminum ‘Micro Module’ drive […]

Conquest Bass Rods

Conquest Newest Rod Line From G.Loomis, Shimano

Bringing together G.Loomis design expertise and proven rod actions with Shimano’s core blank technology provides bass anglers with Conquest – a 12 rod line-up introduced through a joint collaboration between G. Loomis and Shimano product development staffs. First shown at the 2017 ICAST Show, the rods have just recently started to shipping to tackle dealers in the U.S. and Canada, and more are on their way. The new Conquest series […]