Robert Montgomery’s newest book, Fish, Frogs and Fireflies. Montgomery is a long-time senior writer for B.A.S.S. publications and has won several awards for his contributions to the outdoors and conservation.
Many holiday shoppers may be staring at store racks or online catalogs and trying to figure out just what to buy.
What is it? The Kooler Cap, the best idea for coolers since ice. What does it do? It saves you hundreds of dollars in two ways. First, it will keep you from having to buy one of those $400-plus coolers that you probably don’t need. Think about it: when you need a cooler, how often do you need to keep things for three or more days? We’re betting not too often. Secondly, this will make your current cooler more effective by keeping the cool in longer.
Watch Phil Hunt give life to a small block of balsa wood.
What is it? Triton’s newest — and biggest — horse in its stable, the 22TrX. What does it do? This is a battleship. It’s big, roomy tournament-ready rig that can eat up large waves with aplomb, but it’s still capable of 70-plus MPH top speeds with a 250-horse outboard. It offers you the best chance to be the best angler you’re capable of being.
What is it? Superships’ Flashpaq vehicle tuner. What does it do? By plugging this gizmo into your car, truck or SUV, you’ll realize better fuel economy and towing performance right away thanks to an upgraded tune. How do I use it? That’s the easy part, you simply plug it into your vehicle’s ECM via a connection under the dash then follow the menu prompts to more power and economy.
Elite Series pro Keith Combs takes us on a tour of his Ranger.
This new line of a dozen spinning and casting rods offer a very high degree of performance for your dollar. These fancy-looking sticks score high on the bang-for-your-buck scale.
An optometrist and tournament fisherman partners with two Elite pros to promote a line of fishing sunglasses.
The spools Hackney prefers are larger than those of pretty much every other Elite Series angler on tour, and most likely the ones you’re using too.
Elite Series pro Edwin Evers picks his 5 favorite lures for tricking bass this time of year.