Another day, another gallery of new and interesting products!
Gerald Swindle has found the cure for your fraying trolling motor rope. The TH Marine G-Force handle is made of rubber-coated cable, which is guaranteed not to fray.
The hugely popular Revo from Abu Garcia has been redesigned for 2012. It's lighter -- some models weigh as little as 5.4 ounces -- and stronger thanks to the new D2 Gear Design. And there are plenty of models to choose from. In the casting line there are more than 20 models. The spinning line has more than a dozen. Each group offers reels suitable for fresh and saltwater. Regardless of which one you choose, however, it'll be designed, constructed and tested for a lifetime of reliable performance.
Spro has unveiled the newest member of the McStick line, the 115. It's a floater that works well over submerged grass. It comes with Gamakatsu hooks.
ICAST is part sprint (just two and a half days) and part marathon (too many exhibitors, too many products, too much to do). To make things tougher, the more of these things you attend, the more people you know and the more time you'd like to spend visiting and catching up with them. It's ultimately crushing, but still kind of fun.
I found Aaron Martens at the Megabass booth, and he's excited about the new FX Vision 110 and the new Knuckle 60 square bill. The bill on the 110 folds down so super-long casts are a breeze. The Knuckle's bill is adjustable so it can run as a wake bait or a traditional square bill. Way cool.
Duo North America has focused its energy on helping young anglers pursue a college education by awarding a generous scholarship to lunker hunting youth. It's such an awesome opportunity for young anglers to represent the bass fishing industry and combine their love of the sport with personal growth. Even some of the top anglers in the field say the ability to market yourself is key, and an education definitely makes you more well-rounded. And public speaking classes sure don't hurt!
Phenix, maker of custom quality rods, has introduced two new series of bass rods. The M1series features carbon fiber nano technology, premium SIC guides and a Phenix custom designed reel seat. The casting model is available in six different lengths and actions. The MSRP ranges between $168 and $185.
How one man's idea is transforming an entire industry.