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New fishing tackle, apparel, marine electronics and more
June 3, 2015
Dig In and Reach
Providing a relaxed and comfortable fit, the Pro-Angler shorts from Fathom Offshore deliver the perfect combination of softness and durability. Ideal for those key moments when you need to maintain your position while leaning over a slippery gunwale reaching for the leader, the shorts are armed with an industry-leading, silicone-based nonslip pattern called Gunwale Grip. This top-of-the-line boat short is like no other on the market and an essential for tournament season.
A New Dog in The Fight
Daiwa's new Dogfight series spinning reels now feature Daiwa's patented Mag Sealed technology for smoother performance and saltwater protection. By using a thin film of magnetic oil, the lightweight rotor becomes impervious to saltwater corrosion and provides substantially less winding friction. With a total of 14 ball bearings, capacity for 600 yards of 80-pound braid and 66 pounds of stopping power, the new Dogfight 8000H brings a whole new level of power to big-game spinning reels.
Captain Mike's Coconut Catches are a combination of creativity and ingenuity. Made with his bare hands, Capt. Mike Bennett combines palm fronds and coconuts to form his fish-inspired art. He first envisioned his creation while working on a project for his wife, and he says, "The more I looked at that unpainted coconut, the more I could envision a billfish jumping offshore." His first creation was a swordfish, but he has since crafted a sailfish, blue marlin and white marlin for the "Grand Slam."
Breakthrough Beverage Holder
The YETI Colster represents the next evolution in beverage-insulation technology. The ThermoLock gasket locks either a standard 12-ounce can or bottle in place and keeps it chilled for hours, and the No Sweat design ensures a firm hold on your beverage. With a Colster in hand, you can forget about gripping the traditional neoprene pouch or foam coozie during your next trip offshore.
Light Up the Night
The NightSpotter Hand Held Scope uses heat radiation to produce crisp, high-resolution video images during the dead of night or in poor-visibility situations. Without the need for an external illumination source, the NightSpotter enhances safety, visibility and security while at sea. An essential for night vision when detecting hidden objects, channel markers and debris, it can also be an invaluable lifesaving tool during a man-overboard situation.
Comfort and Beauty
The Platinum series helm seat from Pompanette features several new features and stylish upgrades. The yacht-style helm incorporates a 30-degree reclining back, adjustable armrests and a gas shock incorporated into the pedestal to allow you the adjust the height with ease. Available with a beautiful teak back, the helm seat will complement the look of any boat.
Spot-Free at Land or Sea
Dometic's XTC-ZTC Double-Pass RO Water Purification System is the world's first-ever marriage of a saltwater watermaker with a freshwater reverse-osmosis system, and it's designed to make every single drop of water highly purified before it ever reaches your freshwater tank. Combining the technologies from Dometic's Sea Xchange XTC and the Spot Zero ZTC systems, the new all-in-one system will provide a limitless supply of ultra purified, spot-free fresh water at land or at sea.
Find the Breaks
Furuno's new BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver provides real-time sea surface temperature breaks by utilizing SiriusXM's subscription-based marine weather service. The BBWX3 connects to your NavNet 3D, TZtouch or TZtouch2 network and provides fishing and safety essentials for a day offshore, including NOWRad radar images, high-res sea surface temperatures, marine forecasts and storm tracking.
A Fresh Breath for Crankcase Fumes
Walker Engineering's new Spinbreather is designed for classic Volvo Penta marine diesels from the late 1970s, '80s and '90s that use an open breather. The new high-performance open breather replaces the stock metal canister without any engine modifications or tools. The unit is a perfect complement to Walker High Performance air filters and incorporates corrosion-resistant construction, an increased venting area and a high-performance media to help trap and filter oily crankcase fumes.
Never a Dull Edge
The revolutionary Diamond Hone sharpening system from Chef's Choice is specifically engineered for the fishing and marine enthusiast. Featuring a total of three professional-grade sharpeners for knives, scissors and hooks, the system will prove itself useful when prepping for a day offshore or before cleaning fish back at the dock. Designed to resist the saltwater environment, it is also easily cleaned using a low-pressure hose.
Cool During a Hot Bite
When both the temperature and the bite are hot, the Iso-Chill 1⁄4 zip and Iso-Chill graphic long-sleeved shirt will naturally feel cool against the skin thanks to Under Armour's new Iso-Chill technology. Providing 30-plus UPF sun protection and Under Armour's signature Moisture Transport System to wick sweat away from the body, the only water you're left to worry about is the water coming over the transom backing down on a fish.
Fit for a King
The Nautilus Silver King was built with bucket-mouth tarpon in mind, yet it's sure to tame the next pelagic predator that comes to your teaser. This dominator of all things that swim is the newest addition to the CCF-X2 lineup and is the lightest 5-inch reel on the market. Retrieving 14 inches of line per turn, the Silver King is the weapon of choice for fast running fish whether you're chasing your next record or putting up numbers.
Can you see the fish?
Pelagic Polarized's new XP 700 lens system filters both UV rays and blue light to preserve true color perception and reduce vision fatigue by relaxing eye muscles. The industry's first to offer melanin technology infused in all of its lenses, it serves as a natural defense to protect skin against the sun. Melanin cuts glare and heightens contrast naturally to make the difference for long days on the water where it counts the most. The Carbonite-16 frame creates a tough, yet lightweight and comfortable fit for perfectly balanced performance and style on land or at sea.
Follow the Glow
Taking dredge fishing to a new level, Squidnation's new Glow Dredge Head Skullz mimic the natural luminescence of squid and baitfish at night when under attack. Charged by any strong light source for 30 minutes, the Glow Dredge Head Skullz provide hours of glow-fishing time, and they will prove to be ideal during the magic hours before dawn and after dusk to draw the attention of tuna and billfish to your dredge.
Who Needs a Bar?
The Coolest is an all-in-one solution to your outdoor entertainment needs. Blend cocktails and smoothies, play music all day long, and carry all your gear from point A to B. Packed into one cordless, adventure-ready package, the cooler features a rechargeable 18-volt battery-operated blender built into the lid and removable waterproof wireless speakers. Two separate batteries guarantee at least six gallons of frozen drinks without the need to sacrifice your music.
It’s the Ultimate
Based on Mojo's best-selling Wireman technical fishing shirt, the new Ultimate Guide 1/4 zip performance shirt adds new features to an already solid shirt. Constructed with ComfortWeave fabric for stain resistance and moisture wicking, the shirt also features a UPF rating greater than 50. The addition of a higher collar and front zipper aid in protecting the back of the neck during long days on the water, and vented side panels keep you cool even on the hottest days.
Reach For a New View
Extend the capabilities of your digital video camera by getting closer to the action and capturing unique angles for new perspectives. The four-stage telescoping body makes GoPole's reach compact yet portable at only 14 inches when collapsed, ideal for traveling. The integrated twist and lock components allow the Reach to extend up to 40 inches so you can grab underwater footage of your next billfish release or shoot from beyond the transom to capture the battle between your buddy and his catch.
Remove line with ease
Bullbuster's new Line Stripper offers a simple yet thoughtful design to help remove line from fishing reels. Eliminate the need to manually pull line by hand or use other improvised tools to do the tedious task. Simply connect the Line Strippers to any drill, then wedge the line between the two pieces and let the drill do the rest. When finished, loosen the wing nut on the Line Strippers and separate one side to remove the neatly coiled fishing line.
Spot 'Em First
Smith Optics’ Blue Mirror ChromaPop lenses are ideal for spotting fish, thanks to enhanced color and clarity. When paired with the Dockside frame, this combination makes it a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast. Featuring a large fit frame, these Italian-made glasses provide ample sun coverage and eliminate glare. The hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads cause the frames to gently adhere to perspiration and moisture so they won’t slip off your face. The blue mirror ChromaPop lenses also provide 100 percent protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays and eliminate back glare, both crucial for long days on the water.
It's Always Happy Hour
The portable Docktail Bar makes serving drinks on your boat easy and stylish. Using a variety of mounting options for gunwale rod holder or rocket launcher configurations, customized bottle inserts keep your cups, bottles and mixers secure. Perfect for evening cruises, sandbar and dock parties, or cocktail hour after fishing trips, enjoy your next cold drink even more with the versatile Docktail Bar.
Big Fish in a Big Pond
Huk’s Camo Performance Icon is the most technical midlayer necessary for all the dirty work. Made of a durable poly knit with moisture transport, the shirt features an added mesh vent and Cool Touch technology so you stay comfortable on the water. Combined with stain release to keep blood and other messes at bay, Huk also added an anti-microbial element so you won’t smell like your catch at the end of a successful fishing trip. Wear it once, and this will likely become the shirt you won’t leave home without.
Designed for those who demand high performance, ease of operation and full integration, Garmin’s new GPSMAP 7612xsv chart-plotter/sonar combo features a 12-inch multitouch widescreen with built-in, dual-CHIRP sonar with CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar. Its internal 10-Hz GPS updates your position and heading 10 times per second, and preloaded BlueChart g2 software offers smooth transitioning between zoom levels that allows seamless continuity across chart boundaries. Fully network capable for Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, it also features the convenience of Wi-Fi connectivity.
Not Your Average Chip
The C-MAP 4D MAX-N+ is packed with useful features not found in other electronics charts. Essential for big-game fishermen, especially traveling operations, the 4D-N+ brings together a worldwide library of high-resolution satellite imagery and Jeppesen’s exclusive High-Resolution Bathymetric (HRB) charts to show offshore banks, pinnacles, canyons and ledges in unparalleled detail. The new card will be available in spring 2015 and will be compatible with Simrad, Lowrance and B&G navigation systems.
Communication is Key
Whether you’re communicating with your mate in the engine room or -coordinating baits while flying kites, the ComStar Full Duplex Wireless system by Eartec may be the ideal solution to meet your needs. With up to 16 possible users, teams can enjoy simultaneous, hands-free communication that is completely wireless without delay thanks to interlinking ComCenters. Just like the head coach to the defensive coordinator, users can even have private conversations without -disconnecting from the entire group.
A Hat for Everyone
Madrone's new line of hats meet the needs of any angler or captain. Whether you like to rock the Outback look or get added protection from the sun, Madrone has an option for you. The Badlands
model features tough construction with a float-core brim and integrated sunglasses lock. Representing a more traditional ball cap look, the Everyday Trucker** [B]** features fully ventilated UV-rated mesh construction. For those wanting the most protection from the sun, the Wahoo
features convertible flip-up crown panels and flyweight microfiber construction.
Wag Your Tailz
If you like to pull dredges or chase-bait teasers behind your daisy chains, you need to check out the newest artificial teaser on the market from Fire Tailz. With its patented “catch-and-dump” technology providing far superior movement compared to other silhouette-style teasers, Fire Tailz have proven deadly when it comes to raising billfish and other pelagic species to the spread. The swimming action created when the fish is trolled through the water rivals even that of natural bait and is most effective when used in dredges in combination with or instead of natural baits. Fire Tailz are available in three sizes and multiple color options.
Not Your Average Pump
Simply a game changer for live-bait fishermen, Hooker Electric’s livewell pump offers power and control never seen before from any other pump on the market. Capable of pumping 4,500 gallons per hour at 12 or 24 volts, the pump can accommodate the needs of any type of bait thanks to variable-speed control. The Hooker Pump is also fully submersible for a sea chest or can be mounted to your through-hull intake to deliver water into multiple tuna tubes or livewells depending upon your fishing style.
Snap On, Snap Off
Taylor Offshore’s revolutionary Gamut ProLink System is an entire rigging system engineered to increase efficiency in the cockpit with interchangeable components ideal for situations where rigs needs to be switched out quickly. One simple pull on the E1-collar releases the lure, dredge bait, daisy chain or even live-bait rig so that the next one can be snapped in without the need to fuss with leaders or snap swivels. The Gamut ProLink System is engineered to be as small as the industry-leading snap swivels with more than three times the breaking power. Even if you aren’t fishing for a grander, the Gamut ProLink System still allows you to be ready if she shows up in your spread.
Know What Lies Ahead
Simrad’s new ForwardScan transducer allows you to navigate shallow or poorly charted waters with confidence. Unlike traditional sonar, which shows you only where you’ve been, the forward-looking transducer provides a clear two-dimensional image of the water column and ocean floor in front of your vessel up to eight times your current depth. Compatible with the Simrad NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 series navigation systems, the ForwardScan transducer can also be viewed on a smartphone or operated from a tablet.
One Brush Does it All
Eliminate the need to have multiple brushes for cleaning the boat ever again. With Shurhold’s new Combo Deck Brush, you or your crew can wash the boat with just one brush. It’s perfect for gentle cleaning, but it also has the backbone needed when areas require more effort and elbow grease. The hybrid design of the brush has longer, soft fibers for washing and medium, short fibers for scrubbing. As you push down harder on stubborn spots, the longer bristles slide to the side, allowing the stiffer fibers to take over.
Tough Just Got Tougher
Designed to meet the needs of those who will put it to the test, Reactor’s new Titan watch is constructed to be the toughest on the market. Built with a stainless-steel core and enveloped in a Nitromid cover that bolsters tensile strength greater than steel, the watch shows the characteristics of a full stainless-steel watch with improved durability, impact resistance and watertight capabilities, yet weighs half as much. To further perfect the strength of the Titan, Reactor molded the watchband around stainless-steel tubes at each of its connection points where the band joins together with the base and buckle, eliminating the possibility of weakness.
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