Best New Fishing Tackle for 2023 | ICAST 2022 - Wired2Fish

2022-12-01 01:15:04 By : Mr. Zeus Chow

Here is a robust look at the lineup of best new fishing tackle for the 2023 fishing season from this year’s ICAST 2022 show. A lot of this fishing gear will become available in the fourth quarter of this year and the rest will be available the first of next year.

There are hundreds of products previewed in these slides. These are just previews of new product. We’ve had hands on experience with a handful of the products that we’ve noted, but we will update this gallery as we fish with more of the products. Disc Flap Wheel

Best New Fishing Tackle for 2023 | ICAST 2022 - Wired2Fish

As they become available, we’ll include links to find and purchase the gear easily so check back on availability over the next few months.

You will find products from most of the major manufacturers and lot of the smaller ones you might be as familiar with. We expanded our coverage to find as many products as possible both at the ICAST 2022 show and beyond that.

We’ll update with future posts the Best of Show winners from ICAST and other pertinent information. We will have round-ups and reviews of many of these products on throughout the next year.

We’ve already had a slough of the new tackle come into our offices and we are rapidly getting on the water with all the new fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing lures and accessories to test them for anglers before next season. We’re building a bunch of guides from everything from fishing sunglasses to spinning reels to flat sided crankbaits to cover down on as much of the new fishing tackle as we can to help you make informed decisions about what’s out there and what fits your fishing.

Now adding to Humminbird’s best-in-class sonar technologies, MEGA Live TargetLock™ provides anglers the ability to control their MEGA Live transducer with either their Minn Kota Ultrex foot pedal or independently using a stand-alone foot pedal, wireless remote or Humminbird fish finder. To give anglers the best possible experience on the water, these two groundbreaking technologies can be used in tandem – allowing users to make the most of their MEGA Live Imaging without sacrificing their Minn Kota’s Spot-Lock.

From a passion of bait building as a childhood hobby to customizing lures as a professional angler, the OG Series is born of the sawdust from Ott DeFoe’s Garage. The Rapala OG Rocco is a buoyant, round balsa bait with a square circuit board lip. Highly castable with medium rolling action, deflects off cover & backs out of sticky situations. Runs 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches long, weighs 3/8 ounce and sports a pair of No. 4 VMC Hybrid trebles.

The CountDown Elite harnesses over 80 years of lure making craftsmanship into a premium balsa lure, featuring the legendary controlled slow-sinking method of the original CountDown. Lead-free tungsten polymer weighting maximizes casting distance and accuracy. Forged, flattened, one piece through-wire construction improves durability. Premium high-def patterns with metallic gilded face, bringing the look to a totally new level. Available in a size 5 that runs 3 to 4 feet, 2 1/4 inches long, weighs 3/16 ounce and has two No. 12 VMC treble hooks and also a size 7 that runs 4 feet, 3 inches long, weighs 3/8 ounce and has two No. 10 VMC trebles.

Following in the footsteps of the original Rapala Jigging Rap, the much lighter Jigging Shadow Rap features a slower darting action. Having a slower fall than a Jigging Rap lends itself to cooler water as well as shallower water applications for just about every fish that swims. Being constructed of a durable plastic body allows for amazing new colors, never before seen in a jigging lure. Available in a size 9, measuring 3 1/2 inches, weighing 5/8 ounc and armed with a No. 6 VMC treble on the belly.

The hugely popular Tokyo Rig is now available with an XL dropper arm to keep lures further off bottom. Featuring a 5-inch dropper and available with the VMC HD Wide Gap hook in 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 versions. Add the preferred weight to the dropper arm, bend the end of the wire to secure the weight and rig your favorite plastic to offer the fish something they have never seen before.

Jacob Wheeler’s favorite swimbait, now available in a 3 1/2-inch version. Having amazing action and durability, the Largo Shad has become a staple for fisherman across the country. Available in 16 colors the 3 1/2-inch Largo Shad is the “in-between” size that anglers have been hoping for.

New colors in frogs: The Terminator Popping Frog, Walking Frog and Walking Frog Jr are available in 5 new colors: Pumpkinseed, Retro Gill, Sunny, Carolina Pumpkin and Watermelon.

The new Revo Rocket features an asymmetrical X-Craftic alloy body design, that gives anglers a more compact, lightweight body. The Rocket also features the newAMG2 gear system, that is 17% larger than the previous generation, allowing for extra gear strength and the ability to create the Rocket’s extreme gear ratio of 7.6:1 with 9 ball-bearing HPCR System. $199

Designed to please even the hardcore angler, the Abu Garcia Revo X combos deliver high-performance and style in a lightweight rod-and-reel combination. Available in three casting models, the Revo X Low Profile combos bring the heat with an all-new style and improved performance. It features an asymmetrical reel design for greater comfort and is paired with a 30-ton graphite rod for added sensitivity – this duo has the looks to kill and the features avid anglers will enjoy. The Low Profile Combo features 7 SS bearings + 1 roller bearing, an X2 Craftic Alloy frame, a Mag-Trax braking system, a Carbon 20lb drag and carbon rear grip for lightweight sensitivity and feel. $199

Adding to their already stellar lineup of award-winning soft plastics, Berkley’s newest PowerBait soft plastic, the PowerStinger, is sure to quickly become a favorite straight tailed minnow-style bladed jig trailer thanks to its unique design. Featuring new, patent pending “honeycomb” technology, the PowerBait PowerStinger offers additional swimming action when paired with a bladed jig that triggers fish to bite. The PowerStinger has a thick baitfish profile and a dense head that is durable and prevents tearing. A perfect match with the new Berkley Slobberknocker, the PowerBait PowerStinger is available in both 3.5-inch and 4.25-inch, with 12 standard colors and 4 HD colors to match any hatch. $8.99

The Berkley Slobberknocker features an innovative through-head design that is completely unique from other bladed jigs. Featuring a signature hand-tied Berkley silicone skirt infused with PowerBait flavor to help ensure that every fish that bites will hold on longer, it also features a chip-resistant paint finish and sticky sharp Fusion19 hook. And, to match the hatch, it’s available in 12 premium forage matching colorways. This grand combination makes the new Berkley Slobberknocker the ultimate solution when it comes to fishing bladed jigs. $13.99

Expanding on their impressive line of Berkley Frittside crankbaits, Berkley announces the addition of a clicking version of its highly accomplished Frittside crankbait. With a balsa-like action and enhanced clicking sound, the Clickin’ Frittside fills a gap in the lineup to further deliver results in stained and dirty water situations. The Frittside Crankbait features a FlashDisc and flat-sided body shape that mimics a variety of species and provides a balanced weighting system that makes for easier and more accurate casting. $9.99

The Berkley Juke is the new highly versatile crank bait for saltwater anglers with a coffin-shaped bill for maximum darting action with little effort. This flat-sided shad-shaped body, featuring a tantalizing side flash, can be cranked, twitched, or trolled with an extremely lifelike movement that entices strikes from various fish. This unique bait was designed by world-class design engineers at Berkley Labs to provide a level of responsiveness and fantastic rolling action with minimal rod movement and is equipped with precision-tuned rattles for maximum attraction capabilities. $9.99

The new Fenwick Elite rod family lives up to that legacy featuring seven species-specific rod models and a total of 49 unique rod actions designed to excel regardless of the species targeted. Featuring Powerlux 200 resin and 30-ton graphite, the Elite rods are a combination of lightweight feel and sensitivity. Each model features proven Fenwick actions that pair perfectly with popular techniques for catching a variety of fish. Combined with the advanced resin technology, other key features include premium high-quality cork, an ergonomic reel seat, Titanium guides with zirconia inserts, and a limited lifetime warranty.

After its introduction at ICAST 2021, SpiderWire DuraBraid continues to impress anglers that demand high performance as the most abrasion-resistant conventional braided line on the market. Now, this popular braided line is available in Hi-Vis Yellow. SpiderWire DuraBraid sets the standard in technical performance with an increased abrasion resistance that is 25% tougher than other conventional braids*.

The new Plano EDGE Frog Box further expands the EDGE offering this year with an innovative design that allows for storage of up to 50 frog baits securely by the line tie for perfect protection and organization. With additional features such as a WaterWick divider with a reusable moisture-wicking packet, a Dri-Loc O-ring seal and Rustrictor technology–the new Plano EDGE Frog Box protects frog baits from rust and moisture-related damage. The EZ Label system allows for quick identification of contents and a DuraView crystal-clear polycarbonate lid allows anglers to see what baits are in the box without needing to open the lid.

The Plano 44” Ice Hunter Combo case is the largest and most efficient ice fishing storage box on the market. The massive custom foam interior can protect up to 14 rods and reels with additional room for the rest of your gear. The exterior is made with shock-and drop-resistant, industrial strength material for all-season protection. The 44” Ice Hunter Combo Case includes six Plano 3600 StowAway boxes to give anglers additional storage space for the ice fishing bait and tools that anglers need to fish all winter long.

Continuing the Ugly Stik tradition of rugged and durable rods at an extreme value, the new Ugly Tuff Youth Combo is designed for kids and parents who demand durability from their gear. This sturdy combo is equipped with kid-friendly features and comes pre spooled with 6lb line, making it easy to get eager young anglers fishing faster.The easy-to-use spinning combo reel contains one ball bearing and one-way instant clutch anti-reverse for a smooth feel. With rubber shrink tube handles for an easy grip, the rod features the best Ugly Stik components and brings extreme value and durability to the Ugly Tuff Youth Combo

In 2021, Ugly Stik unveiled a lineup of Ugly Tuff Tools designed to be the failsafe for anglers on and off the water. Now Ugly Stik is introducing four models of scales and grips to its Ugly Tuff Tools arsenal. Every angler knows the delicate balance between using your scale and ruining it when conditions get tough which is why Ugly Stik Ugly Tuff Scales feature durable, non-slip grips for wet and slimy environments.

LiveScope™ XR is the latest addition to Garmin’s award-winning live-scanning sonar lineup, now with an extended range for deeper and open waters. With excellent image sharpness at both close and long ranges simultaneously, LiveScope XR delivers real-time images of fish and structure up to 500 feet in front of or below the boat—over 200% more range than the leading competitor system.

LiveScope™ Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI is a chartplotter and transducer bundle with the latest live-scanning sonar technology powered by a lightweight lithium battery. The ultimate portable solution for anglers on and off the ice, LiveScope Plus delivers brilliantly clear scanning sonar returns and 35% improved target separation over the existing system. And thanks to the included lithium battery that weighs one-third of comparable lead acid batteries, anglers can cover more ground on the ice with up to 65% more battery life.

The First tournament quality baitcast reel in the American Hero family features Authentically unique MultiCam® dip process military camo pattern, Premium 10 bearing system, One-piece aluminum frame with graphite sideplates, Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS), Combat Grip® paddle grips and thumb bar and P2 Super Pinion® bearing supported pinion gear. $179

These Premium HM50 Tour Grade high modulus graphite blanks are tournament grade designed to Jamey Caldwell’s specifications. They feature Lew’s patented VTR (Vibration Transfer Ring®) allows direct contact with the blank, High density EVA split grips, Lew’s exclusive skeletal reel seat, and Authentically unique MultiCam® dip process military camo pattern. $129

Lew’s first tournament quality spinning reel in the American Hero family features authentically unique MultiCam® dip process military camo pattern, proven aluminum frame and sideplate design, 11 bearing system, Zero Reverse® one-way clutch bearing and Black Ti anodized aluminum spool. $99

Heavy duty 600 size round-style casting reel features a 4 bearing system, Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing, Carbon fiber drag system, Brass main gear and crankshaft, Centrifugal cast control system and 100mm anodized power handle with round EVA foam knobs on a 7’2” IM6 graphite / S glass hybrid blank.

This is already being touted as the best spinning reel Lew’s has ever created, with NEW carbon frame and rotor, 11 stainless steel bearings, High speed 6.2:1 gear ratio, a Braid ready double-anodized aluminum spool, Ultra-smooth hybrid carbon drag system and Reversible machined handle with EVA Pro grip. It’s packed full of features, offers ultra smooth performance and casting and all in the lightest frame ever produced by Lew’s. It will compete at $159.

This NEW “top of the line” premium rod series from Lew’s features Lew’s exclusive LFS-X5 blanks with new FOCAS blank technology for increased tip strength, thin diameter & extremely lightweight blanks, Premium Fuji® SiC guides, Winn® Dri-Tac Ultra Grips with Lew’s exclusive ProWeave™, Lew’s exclusive Full Contact reel seat on casting models and CT-1®, ComfortTouch® reel seat on spinning models, and the VTR (Vibration Transfer Ring) allows direct contact with the blank. These the new flagship rods meant to pair with their new flagship Elite Ti bait casters. $349

Featuring screaming fast 9.5:1 gear ratio, 40 inches RPT retrieve speed and premium 10 bearing system with stainless steel double shielded ball bearings, the Hyperspeed LFS will be very popular with anglers. The Zero Reverse® one-way clutch bearing, One-piece aluminum frame and gear sideplate, and 6-pin QuietCast® externally Adjustable Centrifugal Brake (ACB) system, coupled with a 20-pound carbon fiber drag system make this a work horse burner of a reel for serious anglers. $199

This NEW premium grade Ultralight spinning rod series features Super lightweight high modulus HM50 graphite blanks, Lew’s exclusive CT-1® ComfortTouch® spinning reel seat with Winn® Dri-Tac handles for comfort and rod control, and Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts. The series comes in multiple lengths in light and ultra light combinations.

Upgraded to their best SLP graphite frame baitcast reel platform, the Mach 2 features Premium 10 bearing system, One-piece graphite frame with graphite sideplates, Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS) and Hard anodized aluminum alloy Speed Gears®, precision cut on Hamai CNC machines. $149

Titanium coated 420 stainless steel scissors with serrated micro-teeth blades for superior cutting (including braid) and Double injected handle grips for comfort. 

The 420 stainless steel jaws offer Corrosion resistant coating, and Anodized aluminum body and replaceable tungsten carbide side cutter.

NEW standalone rod series added to the highly successful Mach Smash family of combos and reels, the rods feature Premium IM6 graphite blank, Lew’s exclusive graphite skeletal reel seat, Stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts and Split grip Winn® Dri-Tac grip with EVA butt. $59

These flagship, high-end baitcasters feature Super Low-Profile design with superior control ergonomics and ParaMag™ braking system and recessed brake dial design integrate perfectly for seamless palming and incredible cast control. Beautiful and rugged black titanium deposition finish on aluminum hood and sideplates, accentuate the internal Hardened aluminum alloy Speed Gears® with exclusive P2 Super Pinion®. 11 bearing system with Japanese & NMB double-shielded stainless steel bearings, a NEW Speed Knot™ quick line attachment spool and Carbon fiber drag system with carbon drag star round out the features on this reel. $499.99

The updated Super Low-Profile design with superior control ergonomics and new recessed brake dial and ACB QuietCast® system integrate perfectly for seamless palming and cast control. Beautiful and rugged black titanium deposition finish on aluminum frame and sideplates and hardened aluminum alloy Speed Gears® with exclusive P2 Super Pinion® and 11 bearing system with premium NMB double-shielded stainless steel bearings give this reel updated technology and features for a better experience. $379.99

Offering Four NEW rear reel seat additions to the innovative Wally Marshall Pro Target Series designed for live sonar technology fishing tactics. The rods feature rear seat position that provides optimal balance when targeting individual fish with live sonar technology, Balanced IM8 graphite blank, Stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts and CT-1® ComfortTouch® grip on spinning model.

A scaled down version of their popular balsa flat side crank bait, the Chick Magnet Jr. features circuit board lips, diving depths of 2-4 feet and 13 colors for $9.99

New shape to apply the OPT Technology to with multilayer colors, heavily salted bottoms with wide nose and thin body design to prevent splitting on the hook. Perfect for drop shot, shaky heads and Neko rigs. $6.99

Rigged with No. 4 Mustad KVD Triple Grip hooks the new KVD Elite is tournament ready out of the package with the same erratic action the original KVD Jerkbait is known for. It dives 4-7 feet and is available in 12 NEW KVD approved colors. $14.99

Crappie sized underspin with Marabou, live eyes, quick stick hook keeper, No. 2 black nickel hook, No. 1 Silver Hammered Willow Blade, 1/8 and 1/16 ounce options.

Crappie sized underpin with live eyes, quick stick hook keeper, No. 2 nickel hook and No 1 gold hammered blade. 1/8-1/16 ounce. $4.99

A cross between the popular Menace Grub and the Cut’R Worm, the Rage Menace Worm features a ribbed body that displaces more water with a unique tail action at 6 inches long. $6.99

The slender body profile, Rage kicking tails and thicker base to increase durability on a Texas Rig or as a trailer on a jig or Thunder Cricket, the Scounbug will be the ticket at 3 1/2 inches. $6.99

The Famous Rage Craw now has an added tick with inserted rattles molded into the bait for fish drawing power. 4 inches. $6.99

A shallower version of the popular Hybrid Hunter the Shallow Hybrid Hunter is excellent for fishing in areas with abundant vegetation thanks to its unique L-Shaped bill design, incredibly loud rattle system and extremely buoyant nature that keeps you out of the grass and in the fish. Dives 1-3ft. $9.99

Live Hair jigs feature Marabou tails, three layers of chenille, black nickel hook, body that stands out on Livescope, stands up to dozens of crappie 1/8 and 1/16-ounce options, 2 pack.

Tungsten head instead of lead allows for a small profile without reducing weight with a short-shanked, heavy-wire 3/0 hook and hand tied skirts. $6.49

Round Goby profile head tweaked by the worlds best tube fishermen will reduce twist while tube is sinking in various weights to cover all depth zones. 

New design with a 3/0 hook, stand-up head, Owner twist lock with a unique taper to come through cover better and in larger sizes of 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 ounce for fishing big worms offshore better.

This extension of the Thunder Cricket line features a smaller tungsten head for better sensitivity and casting and smaller profile without sacrificing weight. Hand tied skirts, 14 colors in 3/8 and 1/2-ounce sizes. $17.99

The extra soft plastic formulation produces maximum action on this thin 9 1/2 inch worm with ribbon tail that engages at the slightest movement. $6.99

As big bait fisherman, 13 understands the minutiae of the big bait game. Immaculate finish with a fast rate of fall, they recommend fishing this on 20 to 30-pound test if you’re using mono or fluoro. The bait is 9 inches long and weighs 6 ounces. $34.99

Carefully honed for hard-cutting slashing action, the Power-Slide darts with unrivaled responsiveness. Featuring a sculpted gill plate to add disturbance to each turn, the slider walks with a lively ruckus in calm and rough conditions. Designed for fast and slow retrieve to adapt to the conditions, this lure is ideally suited for rapid deployment, searching wide areas hastily as well as picking apart tight structure. It comes equipped with 3 precision placed VMC Premium Black Nickel treble hooks to capture and retain more bites. $13.99

Emanating performance and beauty, the Modus SZ has the silent performance of CZB spool bearings. This top-spec Modus sizzles with Japanese Hamai Cut gearing. The ultimate all-around reel that excels for a myriad of techniques, and looks great doing it. Proprietary technologies include the Arrowhead Line Guide and Patented KeepR hook keeper. $144

After spending time with one of the all-time angling legends, 13 set out to build a competition level reel based on everything learned. Successful tournament fishing requires tools that can handle dozens of different techniques and the durability to last through a grueling season of endless travel and fishing. The result is the Inception G2, a comprehensive series that can handle everything 2-time Bassmaster angler of the year Gerald Swindle can throw at it. A unique series that features pro specifications for gearing, handles, gear ratios and capacities.

Reborn with massive upgrades, the Inception SLD2 features the SLIDE Magnetic Cast Control and advanced Low-Friction 6-way braking system giving anglers ultimate control in every situation. With trophy stopping 22-pound Bulldog drag, elite casting, and a bloodline of durability. $160

Outperforming its peers, the C2 features high-spin spool bearings, and many features found in higher-priced models. The HD Aluminum Chassis creates a super solid feel under pressure and houses a Japanese Hamai cut aluminum drive gear and 18-pound Multi-Material Drag System. $119

Designed and built for saltwater fishing, this Modus has earned its “TX” designation with 100% corrosion-proof chassis construction, all saltwater grade bearings, and an inshore fish stopping 18-pound max drag. With more line capacity than its freshwater counterpart, the Modus TX is outfitted with Japanese Hamai cut gearing, a dead stop anti-reverse system, and classic cork handle knobs. $109

Representing years of development the AERIOS series spinning reels impress with CNC Ultimate Cut gearing paired with super-smooth Glide Oscillation system. This model is pro-tuned for top-level tournament use with a Coolstop Drag system, and Dead Stop anti-reverse. Cast Iron Carbon construction houses 9 bearings for effortless performance. $135

The AL13 is a professional-grade saltwater spinning reel. It’s not made with wimpy plastic. From top to bottom it’s built with Tank Tough ALUMINUM Construction. Full of Saltwater features, the AL13 features a sealed aluminum gearbox, and ceramic line roller. $170

Ready for combat, the 13 Fishing AXUM showcases our silky smooth Ultimate Cut Drive gear with Hyper Brass Pinion. The precision CNC gearing gracefully glides when the handle is turned. The many performance upgrades include a Sealed rotor, Ceramic Line roller with 100% corrosion-proof CZB bearing, and Black Seal Performance ball bearings. $155

A spinning reel that’s built to land you more fish without taking a bite out of your pocketbook. The redesigned and refined SOURCE F is lighter, smoother, and has more features than ever before. Sizes have been optimized and added, knobs and handles redesigned and all-around performance improved.

Now available in 5 sizes, the Source R features HTS components and a fat bail wire for extra durability. The high-strength ported aluminum spool and a fish-stopping 6 Disc drag ensure this reel will hold up to the gauntlet you’re about to throw down.

Personally tuned by GMAN, the Meta series gives each rod seamless transition and stands alone as the best rod series at an attainable value. A steadfast principle for Gerald Swindle, you shouldn’t have to survive on beans and rice in order to afford good gear. Japanese PVG36T Blanks, tapers designed with Zonal Action Technology, premium Japanese split grip EVA handles, Evolve custom reel seats, SS American Tackle Guides with Duralite inserts name just a few of the features in this rod lineup from Swindle. $149

The tenacious tapers of the Japanese 36 Ton PVG Blanks designed for every Esox based application from blades to pounders. Thick handles built to absorb and control the surging runs and heart stopping head shakes. ALPS 316 Stainless Steel Guides with Zirconia Inserts are carefully configured to distribute load evenly and smoothly, ensuring that whenever you get bit, every inch of the rod is ready prepared for conflict. Extended grip lengths advance the biomechanics of two-handed casting and while sheathing discreetly underarm for stability on retrieves.

Lengthened tip sections crafted with supple forgiveness, remove tension down the line detected by wary feeders. Transmitting subtle ticks with absolute sensitivity. Defy Gold’s excel in both horizontal and vertical presentations with uncompromising load characteristics. Utilizing the unique tapers, these rods are purpose built for walleye, trout, and other species utilizing alternative targeting practices. $69

Perfectly pairing up the Origin F1 and the 24 Ton Toray Graphite Blank provides pro level performance at a practical level. Built on a Fastback Frame Design which is compact, ergonomic, and rigid, the Origin reel is exceptionally palmable and packs a punch with 18-pound max drag. The light and sturdy body eliminates flex when cranking on fish while wrenching them from heavy cover. A lightweight Skeleton Reel Seat is fitted to provide sensitivity while being ergonomic. The MCS Magnet Control System is extremely user friendly and effective for casting distance and forgiveness in changing conditions. $109

The Origin NX combo was designed for tournament anglers, and weekend warriors. The Fastback Frame coupled with 18 pounds of smooth and powerful drag put down the intensity. A 30-ton graphite blank with performance tailored taper and Skeleton reel seat provides the sensory tool for anglers to detect bites, and plant hooks that stay buttoned up. $139

The Intent is a great setup for anyone looking to target multiple species and experience quality that will well outperform its cost. Fortified by a 30-Ton Graphite Blank and an 8+1 BB Reel, this setup is taking on all challengers. $129

The Code X Spinning combo focuses on lightweight design and value, giving anglers everything, they need to handle big fish, without hurting your pocket book. The 30-ton graphite blank works in tandem with the light and durable 6+1 BB reel to give the angler the ideal fish fighting friend. Evolve Comfort Reel Seat was designed in house to provide the ultimate platform of form and function for both detecting bites and fighting fish.

The new flagship reel for Daiwa features every piece of technology ever invented in spinning reels by Daiwa, making it one of the finest spinning reels ever built. Or it sure seems like it, starting with the AIRDRIVE ROTOR that has reduced weight with more rigidity. The AIRDRIVE BAIL reduces weight by 33% with an adjusted angle to improve line management. The AIRDRIVE SPOOL has a newly shaped spool skirt. The AIRDRIVE SHAFT has a non contact structure between the mainshaft and pinion gear. It’s built on a Monocoque Body, with Touch Digigears, Magsealed for durability and water resistance and a new generation ATD Type-L drag System that improves initial drag response. These flagship reels start at a whopping $859.

The proven Tatula CT with our Daiwa (TWS) T-Wing System gives you longer casting and more control of backlash reduction. Daiwa then paired the TATULA CT reel with a quality eye-catching matte finished graphite composite rod plus modern comfortable EVA handles for the perfect combo to hit the water with. The TATULA CT casting comb comes in two gear ratios – 6.3:1 and 7.3:1, and in both right- and left-hand retrieve. This Tatula combo is available in 7’ and 7’ 3” rod lengths and two actions, medium and medium-heavy. $229.99.

The Tatula XT rods include lightweight and powerful HVF (High Volume Fiber) graphite blank technology, X45 Bias and Braiding-X blank construction to prevent rod twist for longer casts, added sensitivity,and more hook-setting power. Both the Tatula XT casting and spinning rods feature ‘JDM’ EVA-style split grips and Daiwa’s exclusive light and sensitive Tatula carbon nut reel seat. A two-piece spinning rod is offered for travel/storage convenience. $99

Daiwa’s new Wharf Rat hooded sweatshirt serves a purpose that all deckhands, guides and tournament anglers are way to familiar with, and is custom cut and hemmed for a more stylish, finished look. The purposely shortened sleeves of the Wharf Rat keep your arms clear for working in water, wetness inevitable in the boat.

The 5” NEKO CRAWLER hybridizes Daiwa’s NEKO FAT and NEKO STRAIGHT, stealing key elements of each to create the alpha of Neko baits. Its outwardly simple profile is infused with technology and intelligence. For starters, the NEKO CRAWLER is masterminded with legendary Yamamoto knowhow for more wiggle. $8.99 8 pack.

With a front-loading construct and zippered top, the Primal Front Load Box is designed to hold up to an amazing (3) 360 Daiwa tackle boxes and a 340-size tackle box in top. It comes with three Daiwa 360 boxes to get things started. The front opens effortlessly thanks to a resilient Velcro attachment system. It also features No. 8 and No. 10 nylon zippers. A waterproof bottom negates the wet conditions. The top features divided sections for other necessities like your phone, keys, digital camera, spools of leader material. 

Lipless Twitch Baits are a proven style for the inshore saltwater market and now Yo-Zuri has introduced a version designed specifically for the Bass market. The same action that has caught fish all over the world but with black nickel hooks and split rings and color schemes choose by our top MLF and BASS Elite pros for the US Bass market. It features Yo-Zuri’s patented 3D internal prism and painted finishes that never chip or wear off. Slow sinking with a seductive wobble on a straight retrieve and a quick darting and flashing action on a twitch and pause retrieve. The deep body mirrors shad, bluegill or herring. 2 sizes: 3-1/2″ (9/16oz), 4-3/8″ (1oz) & 13 color patterns that are a combination of painted, translucent and 3D prism finishes.  $9.99 MSRP

The new Yo-Zuri 3DB Pencil Popper 110 is a sleek topwater walking bait. It has three black nickel treble hooks with a mylar tail on rear treble. An extremely easy bait to walk, it can turn 180 degrees without moving forward in the water. The cupped mouth spits water side to side, drawing fish in from long distances. It has a single knock cadence rattle and comes in 11 color patterns, which are a combination of Yo-Zuri’s patented 3D prism and internal painted finishes. Available this summer. $9.99 MSRP

Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Pencil features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions. The pencil is a compact (3″, 1/4oz) walking bait that even entry level anglers can fish. It features a single knock cadence rattle and black nickel hooks. Available in 8 colors. $7.99 MSRP

Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Popper features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions. This is a compact (2-5/8″, 1/4oz) popper that even entry level anglers can fish use with a pop and stop or walking action. It features multiple rattles and black nickel hooks. Available in 8 colors.  $7.99 MSRP

Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Shad features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions. This is a compact (2-3/8″, 1/4oz) suspending shad bait that dives down to and suspends at 5ft. It features black nickel hooks and is available in 8 color patterns.  $7.99 MSRP

A compact shallow running squarebill crank that dives to 3ft. Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Pencil features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions and internal painted patterns. It is a compact size (2″, 1/4oz) for high pressure lakes and early season sluggish bass. Comes in 8 color patterns.  $7.99 MSRP

A quick diving crank bait that gets down to 6ft. Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Pencil features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions and internal painted patterns. It is a compact size (2″, 1/4oz) for high pressure lakes, small bodies of water and finicky bass. Comes in 8 color patterns.  $7.99 MSRP

A searching style crank bait that hunts along the bottom in 10-12ft. Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Deep Diver features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions and internal painted crayfish patterns. It is a compact size (2″, 3/8oz) for high pressure lakes and early season sluggish bass. Comes in 8 color patterns.  $7.99 MSRP

Yo-Zuri’s 3DR-X Jerk Bait features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions. This is an 80mm (3-3/8”, 3/8oz) suspending jerk bait that dives down to and suspends at 2-3ft. This jerk bait has a quick darting action and slight head down posture on the pause. It features black nickel hooks and is available in 8 color patterns.  $7.99 MSRP

The Yo-Zuri 3DR-X Vibe is a sinking lipless crank bait that features internationally patented 3D internal prism scale finishes that sends off light in all directions.  There are also glow and UV patterns incorporated in the eight available color patterns.  The perfect balance, gives this lipless crank its swimming action on the fall and allows it to be burned on the retrieve without kicking out.  $7.99 MSRP

Yo-Zuri SuperBraid is now available in White in 150yd and 300yd spools. Made in our line factories in Japan, this is an extremely high quality line at an aggressive price. Featuring Yo-Zuri’s heat integration process that bonds the individual strands, making it smoother and more abrasion resistant. An exceptional option for finesse fishing with spinning tackle when seeing a slight bite is key. Available in sizes 10lb-80lb and starting at $13.99 MSRP.

Yo-Zuri is proud to introduce three new colors to its 3DB 1.5 Crank series:  Burnt Orange Craw, Spring Craw and Green Back Chartreuse.  Internal painted finishes that don’t chip or wear off.  New colors designed by our top US pro-staff on the MLF and BASS Elite tours.  Available in the 3-5ft diving Squarebill and the 6-8ft diving Mid Runner.  $7.99 MSRP

The Hardcore Bullet Crank 5+ is a quick diving crank bait with a range of 15-20ft. It features the internationally patented magnetic bullet weight transfer system for extremely long and accurate casts. It is a smaller profile then most crank baits of its depth range and is easier for the angler to throw for a full day. It was developed by our Japanese product designers in conjunction with top US pro-staff from the BASS and MLF tours. The bait is 3-1/8″, 1oz and comes in 10 color patterns.  $15.99 MSRP

The most energy dense 24V battery Dakota Lithium makes, with 4X the energy per cubic inch of a lead acid battery. Our 24V 60Ah battery is optimal for a full day of fishing with 24V trolling motors, or to be linked in series or parallel for solar energy storage in the home, RV, boat, or off grid applications. Ideal for deep cycle applications in marine environments where you need lots of power for a long time. Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this single battery has twice the power, half the weight, and lasts 4 times longer than a lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. 

The ultimate battery in energy density and versatility. 135 Amp Hours of deep cycle Dakota Lithium performance PLUS 1,000 CCA of engine starting power PLUS internal even-heat technology for use in extreme temperatures = unlimited possibilities. Start your car, crank up the car audio, or run your trolling motor, golf cart, or any electronics — this is one battery built to power many passions. Engineered for high performance in rugged and extreme conditions, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery includes DL’s internal even heating technology that allows for charging and using the battery in extreme temperatures down to -20F. 

Our newest Powerbox, the Powerbox+ 60 uses our DL+ 60Ah battery to give you 60Ah of deep cycle power and 1000 CCA of cranking power. Combined with our Dakota Lithium Multi-Function the Powerbox+ 60 gives you the ability to power all of your electronics through numerous USB ports and sockets. Once the lid is closed the Powerbox+ 60 is IP67 waterproof rated with accessible posts and more USB inputs. Light and rugged the Powerbox+ 60 will give you the power you need off-grid and on the water.

The BFS or “Bait Finesse System,” was designed specifically for ultra-light finesse fishing with baitcasting tackle. These rods come equipped with micro guides that enhance casting distance and accuracy. The sensitivity of the ICON series is unmatched.  The science behind the sensitivity starts with Cashion’s hand-rolled CR6r blank.  The CR6r blank is rolled unidirectionally, ensuring that all fibers are running in the same direction, transmitting vibrations from the tip of your rod to the tips of your fingers.

The FT Magnum Shakey Head sports an oversized Black Nickel hook with a 45-degree rotated flat-eye which translates power from your hookset directly through to the hook for maximum penetration. The hook is perfectly aligned with a premium center screw lock to keep your bait firmly in place.

The head design is finished with a 2-barb super sticky bait keeper that is fully integrated with our premium black nickel hook – sized matched for the spinnerbait weight which, is size-stamped directly on the head. The head design also relies on a proprietary collar to increase skirt flair, and a patent-pending Kilter blade allows for an erratic action from the bait.

The Freedom Tackle FT Tailspin by American Baitworks is a versatile bait perfect for targeting bass or walleye. FT Tailspin features a hard body that wobbles and generates an erratic swimming action all the way to the boat. This bait was designed to be fished slow, with maximum action relying on our patent-pending Kilter Blade that’s built with a unique shape that creates increased flash and action, even on an ultra-slow retrieve.

The Freedom Tackle Ultra Diver Shad from American Baitworks is changing the way anglers’ fish with a deep-diving crankbait. The forward-weighted design and clover leaf bill create a radical deflection action off structure and ensure that this bait stays at maximum depth for longer. Plus, with a seamless one-piece bill design and sonic-welded body, you can be sure this bait will last through even the most intense battles. Finished with premium black nickel hooks – available in two sizes

Developed in a Lab – Proven on the water, BaitFuel is SUPERCHARGED with F.A.S.T. – Fish Active Scent Technology –scientifically engineered to stimulate a fish’s predator instinct. BaitFuel provokes key predator aggression habits in fish, stimulating more bites and longer hold times for your bait. BaitFuel keeps fish biting, cast after cast, even on pressured bass by creating a scent cloud around your bait. BaitFuel expands your strike zone and brings more fish to your bait.

The Crush Worm has quickly become the mainstay drop shot bait for a wide range of anglers. We recommend using an extremely subtle technique with minimal rod tip movement as it’s been proven, consistently that slight twitches and dead sticking of the Crush Worm optimize the bait’s performance. Finesse Fishing just got even better with the NetBait Crush Worm infused with BaitFuel giving it the triple threat of color, action, and powerful scent performance.

The Dagger delivers an innovative flex-wing design to give the bait a unique gliding action. The 4.5″ Dagger relies on a compact body core to easily allow for a large Texas-rig flippin’ hook while the thin, flex-wing design compresses quickly to improve hook penetration. BaitFuel expands the strike zone of the Dagger and brings more fish to your bait. The flex-wing also integrates forward-facing angled ribs into the design to improve water displacement and the natural swimming action that fish love.

With its subtle natural action and perfect fall rate, The NetBait ION with BaitFuel will positively catch more fish! The secret to the ION’s performance is the amount of BaitFuel infused in the body, which creates a perfect fall rate with a subtle side-to-side wiggle releasing a powerful scent cloud around your bait to trigger a predatory response in fish.

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Angle Grinder Grinding Disc The Crush Worm is one of the most life-like baits available on the market today, thanks to a super-soft, high-float plastic integrated with BaitFuel – the ultimate combination to get fish to bite and hang on! The three size profiles give anglers the option to size down between the Crush Worm and Jr. Crush Worm for more subtle presentations or use a slightly wider bait profile with the St