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 Daddy Mac Lures’ new topwater AB (Albies/Bass) Bomb, Tsunami compact but tough Forged 10 lever-drag conventional reel, Pelican’s 20QT Cooler and Acme’s new “Baitfish” UV Kastmater series.
The Daddy Mac Lures AB (Albies/Bass) Bomb
This new topwater plug walks the dog effortlessly, and calls fish to the surface with its knocking rattle. Available in two sizes, 1 and ½ ounce, it’s perfect for schoolie stripers, albies, and even freshwater bass. $9.99; daddymaclures.com
Tsunami Forged 10
Built for toughness and strength, the Tsunami Forged 10 lever-drag conventional reel features hardened, precision stainless steel gears and main shaft, an instant anti-reverse clutch bearing, and an anodized aluminum “floating” spool for true free spool. The powerful carbon fiber drag is smooth throughout the settings, from slightly above free spool to locked down. This compact reel is designed for 20- to 60-pound-test braided lines and hard-fighting saltwater fish like stripers and blues, deep-water fluke and groundfish, and even school-size tuna. $179.99biminibayoutfitters.com
Pelican 20QT Cooler
From the latches to the freezer-grade seal to the handles, the Pelican 20QT Cooler is engineered for extreme durability. Features include a built-in bottle opener, three days of ice retention, molded-in can holders, and a tall and slender design that holds 15 cans upright. $199.95; pelican.com
Acme “Baitfish” UV Series
The Acme “Baitfish” UV Series provides a special UV coating for an extraordinary glow underwater while the realistic outer bait “skin”, combined with the Kastmaster action, seals the deal with trout, bass, walleye, and even saltwater species such as stripers and blues. $5.79-$6.49; acmetackle.com