All you muskie fishermen out thee looking for you next reel, look no further! The one and only Dave Mercer gives us a sneak peek at the latest prototype reel from Shimano while targeting muskie, and it looks great! While the Shimano Curado 300 series handles muskie pretty well, the Shimano Tranx takes it to the next level! Check it out!
So what are the specs? How about a 6.6:1 gear ratio, 25lbs of drag, holds up to 210 yards of 80lb braid, has 7 ball bearings, 1 roller bearing and pulls in up to 43 inches of line with each crank! Apparently there will be two models of this reel, a high gear (HG) and a power gear (PG) – both models will be priced around $500 USD, which means we probably wont be buying one to test/review, but if the good folks at Shimano are listening, this reel just moved to the top of our wishlist! This reel should hit shelves in March 2012.
This awesome video created by Ashley won her a trip to Tobago, the grand prize for the WFN Adopt an Angler contest. It’s clear that Ashley has both creative talents and a wonderful passion for the sport of fishing, well deserving of such an award. We’ll be keeping an eye on Ashley’s blog and youtube channel for updates and you should too!
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]