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.
New for 2016, the Canyon Reels Backwater 2000 Spinning Reel ($109.99; canyonreels.com) 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.
The Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot ($79.99; xtratufboots.com) 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.
Redesigned for 2016, the Frabill Drainer Bait Bucket ($15.99; frabill.com) features a more durable construction, an interior minnow trap for easy bait selection, and built-in compartment lid with a hose hole.
The Daiwa Tatula CT ($129.95; daiwa.com) 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.