New And Noteworthy Gear

We sift through all the new gear in the fishing world to introduce you to product upgrades, new gear and what’s likely to be the next hot thing. This month we bring you the latest Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot, the new Canyon Reels Backwater 2000 Spinning Reel, the Frabill Drainer Bait Bucket and the new Daiwa Tatula CT.

Smooth Spinning
Canyon Reels Backwater 2000 Spinning Reel

New for 2016, the Canyon Reels Backwater 2000 Spinning Reel ($109.99; has a rigid aluminum body and rotor, along with 9 stainless steel ball bearings that give it reliable performance for light-tackle fishing in saltwater. The gear drive mechanism allows for ultra-light handle rotation, which gives the reel a super-smooth retrieve.

Lightweight Deck Boot
Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot

The Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot ($79.99; has been crafted specifically for offshore anglers. The lightweight design with the same slip-resistant chevron outsole found in Xtratuf Legacy boots makes it comfortable and secure for working on a wet deck all day long.

Better Bait Bucket
Frabill Drainer Bait Bucket

Redesigned for 2016, the Frabill Drainer Bait Bucket ($15.99; features a more durable construction, an interior minnow trap for easy bait selection, and built-in compartment lid with a hose hole.

Easier Baitcasting
Daiwa Tatula CT

The Daiwa Tatula CT ($129.95; features an all new lower-profile design that makes it easier to palm. It still has the T-Wing system that reduces backlashes and allow anglers to cast farther, and maintains the aluminum frame and air rotation to give it a smooth retrieve. Available in left and right retrieve to meet your needs.

  1. Jarlath Crowe

    What’s a good CC Canal boots to get that can handle the weeds at low tide as well as the

    • Bob T

      Korkers with spikes. I have ran across rocks infested with seaweed. Probably not too smart. In a blitz you mind works in funny ways…

  2. Ron nigretto

    The problems with ALL deck boots are NO wide sizes. What about us guys with big feet, we have boats too! Any ideas, thought I’ve researched Everything.


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