New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017

Prepare for a new year of chasing billfish with these innovative new products.

Marsh Tacky

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
Marsh TackyZach Stovall

Carbon-fiber construction is the key to the new gaff from Marsh Tacky. It's amazingly light, super-strong and perfectly balanced — a deckhand's dream. marshtackycarbon.com

Lindgren-Pitman

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
Lindgren-PitmanCourtesy Lindgren-Pitman

The new LP S-2400 is 50 percent faster and pulls 75 percent harder than the company's popular S-1200 electric reel, making it perfect for deep-dropping or as a dredge reel. It also operates on 24 volts, eliminating voltage drop. lindgren-pitman.com

Hays

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
HaysZach Stovall

These stainless needle-eye hooks feature a tip that curves inward more than standard tuna-style hooks for increased holding power. The needle-eye design streamlines lure rigging too. meltontackle.com

Fathom Offshore

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
Fathom OffshoreZach Stovall

Ever heard someone say they couldn't buy a bite? Check out this limited-edition Game Changer Buy-A-Bite lure that features a shredded $100 bill encased in the resin head. It also has custom skirting and proven fish-raising action. fathomoffshore.com

Squidnation

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
SquidnationZach Stovall

The Slammer is a microchugger specifically designed for use with smaller circle hooks. The head is large enough to add splash and color to rigged ballyhoo yet small enough to not interfere with the hookup action. squidnation.com

Seamount

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
SeamountZach Stovall

Designed with input from legendary deckhand Capt. Charles Perry, the Pro Bucket Harness is made from a hard-shelled material that won't collapse under pressure. Top-quality materials and construction mean comfort and durability. seamount.fish

Dozer

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
DozerZach Stovall

The Grander needle-eye hooks utilize a larger wire diameter and pre-sharpened conical point, making them the strongest trolling hook available on the market. They are handmade in Japan. meltontackle.com

Maguro Tackle

New Offshore Fishing Tackle for 2017
Maguro TackleZach Stovall

Flying-fish lures are deadly on tuna, and these new Maguro Flyers are at the top of the menu. The wings and body are molded as one piece for durability, and the firmer body helps them skitter across the waves just like the real thing. meltontackle.com