Topics: Gear

Photo gallery: A $400-plus swimbait?

Dec 31, 2011

Record-holder Kurita claims he battled a 28-pound bass with one of these high-end beauties.

How to clean a reel

Dec 30, 2011

If your reels squawk and refuse to cast as far as they once did, they're overdue for a thorough cleaning.

ABT’s X2 countdown crankbait

Dec 30, 2011

This new deep diving crankbait is internally weighted to sink slowly and act like a normal crankbait upon retrieve.

Best lures of 2011

Dec 29, 2011

In 2011 we saw some great innovations in lure design, as well as a few old favorites tear up the tournament trail. Here are the 11 news makers from 2011.

Bob Burroughs' book, Where the Gulls Are

Dec 28, 2011

It’s written by a fisherman for fishermen. The inspiration for this book came from Burroughs’ own experiences on the water that span decades and the lessons that have translated into everyday life.

Sustain spinning reel

Dec 26, 2011

Completely redesigned, the Sustain FE features a new Propulsion Line Management System and Aero Wrap II Oscillation.

Compre graphite rods

Dec 26, 2011

Compre is built out of IM-9 Graphite which is one of the lightest most sensitive blanks designs ever created.

Megabass’ smashing X-Pod Jr.

Dec 26, 2011

Equipped with an adjustable lip, this new bait from Megabass can be used as a splasher or a walker.

ABT’s jointed Hybrid Shad

Dec 23, 2011

This ultra-realistic jointed bait combines the best qualities of a swimbait and a crankbait.

Christmas comes early

Dec 23, 2011

If I weren’t excited enough about the Christmas holiday, a couple of awesome Christmas presents came early. A new truck and boat.

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