Even though the in-person ICAST trade show has been canceled this year, it has moved online and most fishing product manufacturers are still releasing new products for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. Here’s a deep look into new toys for the upcoming year in bass fishing. Most of these products are displayed in the virtual ICAST, and a few are not.
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Take a look at a selection of 19 new hard baits available to bass anglers for fishing in 2021.
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Berkley Dredger HD Colors
A favorite among anglers, the Berkley Dredger was the result of pairing Berkley scientists with legendary crankbait angler, David Fritts. The Dredger features a body shape and weighted bill to drive the bait deep and keep it in the strike zone faster, and a tight subtle action that is best for deep water fish. This bait casts great and is easy to crank for less fatigue when fishing all day. New HD Colors available September 2020.
This isn’t your granddaddy’s floating minnow! After 15 years of design and testing, the code has been broken. Never before has a plastic bait been able to achieve the unique high-speed rolling action of balsa – the Hit Stick has done just that. With a patent pending integrated FlashDisc design, Hit Stick delivers Berkley’s largest rolling action combined with the durability and casting ability of a hard-plastic lure - making it one the most effective and versatile baits on the market. Available July 2020.
An expansion on one of the hottest crankbaits in bass fishing, Berkley scientists have again collaborated with legendary crankbait angler, David Fritts, to bring anglers the Frittside Biggun’. Ideal for sluggish and/or pressured fish, the Frittside Biggun’ expands on the size 5 version of the Frittside and gives anglers the larger profile necessary for fishing in muddy conditions. The Junior offers anglers a new, smaller profile option for the size 5 Frittside crankbait. Featuring the classic flat-sided profile that mimics a variety of species and creates the most flash of any crankbait, the Frittside Junior is an ideal choice for sluggish/pressured fish in clear-water conditions.Integrated FlashDisc design delivers a balanced weighting and action that tracks more accurately at higher speeds and its material construction makes it durable and easier to cast for distance and accuracy. Available September 2020.
The new Rap-V Blade is the perfect balance of metal, plastic and Rapala expertise. This extremely versatile bait produces instant vibration on the lift or retrieve. Weighs in at 1/2 oz, 2.5” long and has VMC No. 4 double hook and a No. 6 treble.
Straight from the boxes of the Rapala pro staff, 5 new colors – Big Shad, Chartreuse Rootbeer Craw, Citrus Shad, Green Gizzard Shad and Rootbeer Craw. All 5 colors will be on the DT4, 6, 10, 14 and 16. The non-craw colors will also be on the DT20.
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 Slim is a balsa, flat-sided bait with a medium wobble and tight side-to-side action. The lightweight circuit board lip is extremely thin yet delivers the right action and attitude no matter how you fish it. Weighs 1/2 oz, 2 3/4 inches long, dives to 6 feet, has a pair of No. 3 VMC Hybrid Trebles and comes in 14 colors.
The Hybrid Hunter and Hybrid Hunter Jr features a fat bodied, flat sided shape with a unique, “L-Shaped” 90-degree bill that combine to create a hard thumping, exaggerated hunting action with an extremely loud rattle that causes fish to strike with a vengeance. They will be available in the fall of 2020.
While the original silent KVD Squarebills have set the world on fire, the desire for a rattling version has become strong. So, building on the popularity of the Tungsten 2 Tap Red Eyed Shad and the Hard Knock Sexy Dog, Strike King developed the KVD 1.5 Hard Knock Squarebill. The KVD 1.5 Hard Knock Squarebill will be available in the fall of 2020.
The Arashi Swimmer is a multi-jointed bait that delivers a life-like swimming action over a wide range of retrieve speeds. It has a moderate sink rate (ROF-8, .8ft/sec) that creates a stable action at faster retrieve speeds while still allowing the lure to remain in the strike zone when paused or twitched. Swiveling hooks increase catch ratio by eliminating leverage against the lure body. Weighs 2 3/16 oz, 7 inches, a pair of VMC 1/0 trebles and comes in 9 colors.
Inspired colors from the Bassmaster Classic Champion Ott DeFoe. A pair of colors that are must-haves, one of which (Classic Craw) helped Ott win the 2019 Bassmaster Classic! Fluorescent Red Craw rounds out the new colors, for now.
A valuable combination of refined energy, unpredictable action and visual stealth, the new Z-Man JackHammer StealthBlade adds an exciting new chapter to the book of the bladed jig. The driving force behind the patented new ChatterBait design, a clear polycarbonate blade produces a totally different sound and vibration, but like its predecessor, starts thumping intensely with the first half-turn of the reel handle. The blade’s specialized oval split-ring line tie increases stealth, and offers less surface area and no protrusions to catch vegetation or other snags. Armed with a lighter wire, custom Decoy® fluorine nanocoated hook, the StealthBlade can be cast on slightly lighter line and penetrates the jaws of bass with less hook-setting effort. To preserve the StealthBlade’s high-level, ultra-durable JackHammer heritage and performance, silicone skirts are hand-tied with stainless steel wire. Dual wire trailer keepers pin soft plastic trailers in place for the long haul. The StealthBlade’s low center of gravity, fish-shaped head tracks true and skips easily. When the situation suggests a bladed jig, but instinct advises finesse, the ChatterBait JackHammer StealthBlade becomes the smartest play of the day. Available in 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes in six pro-crafted colors,
The Arbogast Jointed Jitterbug is a new age take on a timeless classic like the Hula Popper 2.0 project. The new model features modern improvements such as upgraded hook hangers with split rings and black nickel treble hooks, upgraded joint connection to provide a smoother track across the surface, anodized head plate, and exclusive crackle paint schemes.
The legendary XCS squarebill is back! Previously under the Xcalibur line, the XCS grew to popularity as the brand dissolved and since has been requested multiple times by fans. The squarebill comes in two sizes a 2 1/5-inch and 2 3/4-inch model and in eight color patterns. Six of the patterns are previous colors, and two are new additions to add to the line. Components have remained the same such as the quality of paint and hardware, the only difference is the Booyah name.
POP 80 serves as the popper bait providing anglers a perfect bait for that aggressive topwater bite. The E POP 80 has an extremely loud popping action with a loud knocking sound — calling in fish from a distance. The bait is designed to cast easily and can be walked back to the boat, creating life-like action that bass can’t resist. Paired with Gamakatsu’s #4 treble hook on the front and a #4 Gamakatsu feather treble hook on the back, you are sure to hook up when an aggressive bass blows up your bait.
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Cotton Cordell Tail Weighted Boy Howdy
The Cotton Cordell Tail Weighted Boy Howdy is a bring back from the 90’s that will have many anglers delighted across the country! The tail weighted model is quite different from the current model that features spinners on the head and tail. The tail weighted version is just like it says in the name – tail weighted. It features a small lead weight on the tail that causes it to sit tail down and dart erratically with pops of the rod tip making it a perfect option for schooling fish. The lure comes in 10 different color patterns sure to match any forage base on your lake or river.
The Heddon One Knocker Spook line will be receiving a few extra color patterns this season. These colors were created with heavy input from the Heddon pro staff and they went through several renditions before they were approved. The four colors were built to imitate specific types of forage, Progill is a perch/bluegill imitator, Spasm is a striper/white bass imitation, and the final two patterns River Shad and Bone Head are shad imitators. Available in four colors.
The Norman Speed N fits a gap in the Norman crankbait line that was sorely needed, a prespawn shallow crankbait with a tight wobble to entice weary cold-water bass. The Speed N was created by ex-Elite Series pro Frank Scalish who is a renowned crankbait guru. Scalish wanted a shallow crankbait with a tight wobble for fishing over grass flats, cranking rocks and shallow wood during the early pre spawn period. The body is made from the classic butyrate plastic that provides such a unique rattle with the internal lead weight and combine that with the legendary gel coat paint schemes from Norman for a crankbait nothing like bass have ever seen before. Available in 10 Norman exclusive color patterns.
Designed by B.A.S.S Elite Series Angler John Crews, is a shallow-running crankbait, deadly when teased across the tops of shallow underwater vegetation. It also excels at targeting suspended bass. The Rattle Little John 50 (and MD50) Crankbait inherits the best tournament-proven features of the original lure, including a unique lip made from a computer-chip board. An internal steel ball creates a loud, hard rattling sound bass find irresistible.
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Terminator HD Swim Jig
The HD Swim Jig features a hydrodynamic head, crafted to swim through the heaviest cover. It features an oversized 3D eye, premium banded silicone full skirt, VMC Hybrid 5/0 wide gap hook, tight grip trailer keeper and a nylon weed guard. Available in 12 colors and 2 sizes - 3/8 and 1/2 ounce.
Designed hand-in-hand with 2019 Bassmaster Classic champ Ott DeFoe, the Pro Series Spinnerbaits use 17-7 stainless steel and the perfect ultra-fine wire that results in the perfect balance of strength and vibration. This lineup has a blade/color combination to match the conditions no matter when or where across the country. Thirty-one colors/blade combinations in 3/8 and 1/2-ounce models, custom hand tied skirts, oversized eye, tight grip trailer keeper and a premium VMC hook make this the finest spinnerbait ever made.
Take a look at some of the latest soft bait designs for bass fishing in 2021 and beyond.
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Berkley Power Pop
A creative spin on a familiar shape, the Berkley Power Pop combines the softness of a soft bait with the high buoyancy of a hard bait. Initially develop by Berkley scientists in Japan, the Power Pop is a super high flotation frog not seen by North American Bass. Durably constructed from an ultra-low-density material to keep water out, the Power Pop is nearly impossible to sink in most situations. The wide-cupped mouth allows added surface disturbance and the recessed hook pocket keeps the bait weedless. The Power Pop 70 has an internal chamber for the included rattle to be added or removed. Available in 10 unique color designs The Berkley Power Pop comes paired with the proven and popular Fusion19 EWG Hook. Available September 2020.
The PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad now features Berkley's HD Tru Color technology to deliver ultra-realistic, true to life colors. The HD Tru Colors and 3D eyes make it simple to “match the hatch” on your favorite body of water. The bait is pre-rigged to make fishing it even more simple. It comes packaged in a tray to protect the body and tail, ensuring the best performance from each and every bait. Combined with the legendary PowerBait flavor, expect more bites and time to set the hook. Available July 2020.
The swimbait you’ve been hearing about is finally here, made famous by Jacob Wheeler, the Largo Shad has the perfect body roll and exaggerated tail swing. The incredibly long lasting and durable Largo Shad comes in a 3- and 4-inch, 16 colors and six of those are brand new colors inspired by Wheeler. Seven baits per pack in the 3-inch, and six per pack in the 4-inch.
Crafted for versatility with the power to thump and vibrate at all retrieve speeds, the new Z-Man Goat series baits sport twin action tails with the same curved paddle tail design arming other Z-Man baits. The Goat’s segmented, slightly flattened torso transitions to dual thin-skinned kicking legs, each terminating with a pulsating, deeply cupped paddle. Soft and buoyant, the bait’s 10X Tough ElaZtech construction means it’s also durable enough to bounce back, even after boating dozens of bass. Three bait sizes — 3-inch Baby Goat, 3 3/4-inch Goat and 4 1/4-inch Billy Goat — cover multiple presentations, including as a Ned rig, swimming grub, flipping bait and ChatterBait, buzzbait and jig trailer. Ten colors available.
This is the deal of all deals. 100 Yum Dingers in a bulk bag for only $25.99, that’s insane! This bulk bag was brought up after multiple customers demanded even more Dingers to satisfy those special trips where you must have as many Dingers as possible at the ready. Hundred packs are available in the three most top selling colors Black Blue Flake, Green Pumpkin, and Watermelon red, which can surely cover any situation you come across.
The Yum Spine Craw is a unique craw imitation built to be used in any type of technique where a craw is your choice. The Spine Craw is built with two thin claw appendages that flap quickly on the fall or when swam, it also features a meaty body with side appendages to move extra water and provide action in conjunction with the claws. A small profile at 3 3/4 inches, we worked to make the Spine Craw as close as possible to the size of an actual crawdad. Available in 12 color patterns to match any water clarity or crawdad forage you might be faced with.
Zoom Bait Company’s Brush Hog, the original and still the most popular creature bait on the planet have traditionally come in Tiny, Baby, and Standard sizes. For some situations, however, the Baby is a bit small and the Standard is just a bit too large. For that reason, Zoom is releasing a new Mid-Size Brush Hog to split the difference. It’ll have the same proportions and action as both its little brother and big brother, just in an in-between size that’ll attract both numbers of tournament-sized fish and the kicker you need to seal the deal. Don’t just flip it – it excels on a magnum shaky head, on the back of a jig, and on offshore structure as well, and it will come in eight of Zoom’s proven colors.
Zoom Bait Company’s U-Tale Worm may be the most universally beloved soft plastic worm on the planet, responsible for novices’ first fish and high-level tournament wins alike. There are times, though, when fish want that same action in a slightly bigger package and for that reason Zoom is introducing the Mag U-Tale, a 7 1/2-inch model that features the same U-shaped backside in a package just about an inch longer. The Magnum U-Tale Worm will initially come in 11 of Zoom’s proven colors to meet a wide variety of water colors and forage bases. It will soon be available at leading tackle stores and online retailers.
The bait has long been both a superstar and a utility player in the world of bass fishing. It may be compact, but over the years it has produced many big catches as a flipping bait, a Carolina Rig offering, and as the trailer for various kinds of jigs. Now, responding to popular demand and the requests of the Zoom pro staff, the company hereby introduces the Magnum Ultra-Vibe Speed Craw, a larger model with the same basic proportions. This new offering joins other “Mag” plastics in Zoom’s lineup, including the Mag Finesse worm, Magnum Shaky Head Worm, Magnum Swamp Crawler, Magnum Trick Worm and Magnum Ultra-Vibe Speed Worm. When fish are chasing larger prey, all of them will help you put bigger bass in the boat. The Mag Ultra-Vibe Speed Craw will initially come in eight of Zoom’s proven colors to meet a wide variety of water colors and forage bases. It will soon be available at leading tackle stores and online retailers.
Dean Rojas and SPRO developed the frog for bass anglers across the country 15 years ago. The Bronzeye Frog 90 King Daddy was built 30 percent bigger than the original to give multi-species anglers the profile to entice the largest predators out of hiding. “We’ve added four of the most popular colors from our other frogs to the King Daddy line. Anglers wanted our proven Navy Seal, Yellow Sparkle, Outback and Albino colors in a larger size to target bigger fish,” said Rojas. “Albino is one of my favorites because it allows me to easily customize the bait to match forage species or light conditions with just a paint marker.”
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Big Bite Baits BFE
The Best Flipper Ever (BFE) was designed by Bassmaster Opens angler, Bradley Hallman to be the best flipping bait for any condition, anywhere in the country. It has the profile of a tube style bait, but a solid body with rings. The rings give the bait a larger appearance, without the bulk to impact hooking ratio. It can be used around grass, wood, rocks or docks with a wide gap or straight shank worm hook.
The new TRU-X Swimmer Head is an upgraded version of our top-selling Swimmer Head with more features and high-end powder coat paint finishes to match up with colors perfectly to any swimbait. The TRU-X Swimmer Head comes molded with a black nickel round bend Gamakatsu 3/0 hook, molded eyes and double wire plastics keeper. The vertical 90-degree eye of the hook makes sure your swimbait runs straight and perfect at any retrieve speed. The head design also features a concave back to match up to any plastics. The eye of the hook is also molded into the top fin for ultimate concealment.
A new level of super premium spinning reels designed to be the lightest in the world. The machined gear system is housed in a lightweight contour formed magnesium body, combined with an ultralight Magnesium rotor and hybrid spool design. Available March 2021.
The Abu Garcia Zata low profile reel is ready to handle whatever comes its way and exemplifies a sleek reel design in a compact package. Packed with features like 11 ball bearings and a Duragear brass gear the Zata provides smooth casting and retrieval. The Inifini brake system allows almost limitless adjustability to handle any fishing situation. Zata is also available in a baitcasting combo, spinning reel and spinning combo.
Accessible for all anglers, the new Abu Garcia Max PRO spinning reels and combos will give any angler a leg up in the competition. Reels feature six ball bearings plus one roller bearing for smooth operation, the Rocket Line Management System for better control of all types of fishing line, and the Rocket Spool Lip Design that offers more control of the line coming off the spool. Machined aluminum spools provide strength without the added weight and their slow oscillation helps ensure even line lay with all types of fishing line. Max Pro spinning combos are constructed from 24-ton graphite for a lightweight, balanced design and feature custom designed reel seats with an integrated polymer comfort grip. Available July 2020.
The new reel was created specifically for skipping and pitching, and features: One-piece aluminum super low-profile frame with strong, lightweight graphite sideplates, drilled and forged, anodized Duralumin 32mm shallow spool with Knot Slot. Hard anodized aluminum Speed Gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing machines P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear provides precise alignment and solid stability, resulting in for a smoother operation and extended gear life. Externally adjustable, 6-pin 27 position QuietCast Adjustable Centrifugal Braking system (ACB) with orange skipping zone. Premium 9-bearing system with double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing. Anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment with audible click. Rugged carbon fiber drag system provides up to 20lbs. of drag power. Bowed lightweight 95mm aluminum reel handle with EVA knobs
Baitcasting models sport the following features; one-piece aluminum frame with easily removable palming graphite sideplate, a drilled, machine forged and anodized aluminum 34mm spool, high strength solid brass Speed Gears, P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear provides precise alignment and solid stability, resulting in a smoother operation and extended gear life, the Multi-Setting Brake (MSB) dual cast control system utilizes both an external click-dial for setting the magnetic brake, plus 4 individually disengaging, disk-mounted internal brake shoes that operate on centrifugal force, a premium 10 bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch, an anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment knob with audible click adjustment, the rugged carbon fiber drag system provides up to 20lbs. of drag power, bowed audible click drag star, anodized, bowed aluminum 95mm reel handle with EVA paddle knobs, oversized, Zirconia line guide, Lew’s patented retractable Speed Keeper bait keeper and an external lube port.
Spinning models will come with the following features; Premium 10-bearing system with 9 ball bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing, all aluminum body and sideplate, Lew’s high strength and lightweight C40 Carbon skeletal speed rotor with aluminum bail wire and S-curve oscillation system, a double anodized braid ready knurled machined aluminum spool. Quality, solid brass pinion gear, durable stainless steel main shaft with external stainless steel screws, DuraMax drag system provides a smooth, powerful, and consistent drag for unmatched stopping power, right or left-hand adjustable aluminum handle with an EVA handle knob, Lew’s, Speed Lube for exceptional smoothness and uninterrupted performance in all weather conditions, from extreme heat to freezing cold. Will be available at fishing tackle retailers beginning in the fall of 2020.
Take charge of your fishing trips with this dependable Quantum Accurist baitcast reel. Constructed with a ceramic-carbon drag system, 8+1 PT speed bearings, ACS cast control and a zero-friction design, Accurist provides extreme smoothness and line fluidity with every cast. A sturdy one-piece aluminum frame equipped with a Flippin' Switch and sealed with SaltGuard Protection keeps this baitcast reel corrosion-free and ready to take on any fish, head-to-head. With a guaranteed 5-year warranty, this reel is a foolproof option for every angler.
The Abu Garcia Virtual rod is the world’s first integrated fishing rod to make it easier to digitally log your catches. Paired with the Anglr app via Bluetooth from a smartphone, a simple click of the button records your catch with location, weather and water data, and documents it in your personal and private logbook. The combo pairs this innovative new rod with a tried and true Abu Garcia reel that matches the rod cosmetics and takes your fishing to the next level.
The tough, yet-smooth design and compact size of Invade baitcast makes it the perfect combo for anglers of any experience level. Complete with a 5-bearing system, continuous Anti-Reverse Clutch, Zero-Friction Pinion Design, and an IM6 graphite rod, this combo is the go-to choice of the real-world angler.
Blending the highest-grade materials and St. Croix proprietary technology with Daiwa AGS guides, the Legend Xtreme has the sensitivity that just needs to be fished. Matched with second-generation Xtreme-Skin Our new and improved handle provides unparalleled control, regardless of the conditions. With the company’s proprietary "raindrop" finish, the second-generation handle provides a secure grip regardless if it's wet or dry. Eleven new models six casting, five spinning.
The next generation of Veritas rods - designed with Powerlux 100 blanks. The Powerlux resin helped us create a new Veritas rod that is not only 15% stronger, but also 5% lighter, while remaining balanced and sensitive. Other features include a Robotically Optimized Casting System guide train for the optimum number of guides with correct spacing, allowing for maximized casting distance; Titanium alloy guides with ultra-light Zirconium inserts, and closed cell EVA grips. Available September 2020.
Built on a rich rod building history and featuring Classic Fenwick Actions, the Fenwick Eagle rod series is a proven winner for targeting nearly any species. Built from 24 Ton Graphite, the newly refreshed Eagle series features premium cork and TAC grips and upgraded stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts to provide increased casting performance with less friction. A blank through construction and ergonomic minimal reel seat will transmit even the lightest bites.
Falcon Rods is reintroducing the popular Cara rod series. These all-new rods utilize an all-new carbon fiber material to achieve a new cutting edge in strength and weight. Falcon Cara rods have long been known for their focus on responsive actions tuned for the intended end-use. That focus is now sharper than ever. The company added low-profile, high-performing, tangle-free, Fuji K frames. Protected by Fuji’s “CC” Corrosion Control finish, these frames have been proven to last up to seven-times longer than standard stainless steel. The K frames are then paired with extra-durable, silky-smooth, friction-reducing and “braid tough” FazLite guide rings. Fuji ECS reel seats, among the lightest and most sensitive ever, are also part of the package — along with our own proprietary, ultra-secure, locking nut that looks sharp and improves ergonomics.
MSRP: - $99.95
Quantum has been making the industry's best cranking rod for years. We are now bringing the same technology and advanced rod design to the Accurist family. The Accurist cranking rod is specifically designed with a custom blend of high-end graphite and fiberglass for unbeatable sensitivity. With the EGC4™ composite blank, durable EVA handle, stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts and a graphite reel seat, this rod is made for long casts and huge catches.
The new Ryker Series from Denali brings high performance to anglers of any skill level at a value pricing. The Ryker Series blanks are hand crafted from premium IM6 graphite. Duraloc guides adorn each rod and provide performance and reliability. All rods in the series have exposed blank reel seats and soft touch EVA foam for extra durability. The spinning rod in the family is a 7-foot medium that is an all-purpose rod great for any spinning rod applications from shaky heads, to Ned rigs and dropshots. Two 6-foot, 6-inch rods are available in medium and medium-heavy that work for a wide range of techniques like jerkbaits, small crankbaits or vibrating jigs. There are three 7-foot rods in the series a medium for lighter lures, a medium heavy that is a great all-purpose rod and the heavy which is great for jigs.
Meet the Old Town Sportsman – featuring a lineup of 7 boats with options of paddle, pedal, and power, the Old Town Sportsman fleet is the most versatile and capable lineup available. The two all-new motorized kayak options featuring seamlessly integrated, saltwater-ready 45-pound thrust Minn Kota motors. The AutoPilot 120 and 136 use a GPS-enabled Minn Kota trolling motor to propel, maneuver, and "anchor" the kayak using Spot-Lock Technology. The 106 Powered by Minn Kota provides an intuitive plug-and-play experience in a smaller, easy to transport package. Both models are lead acid and lithium ion battery compatible. With a universal feature across the line, the Old Town Sportsman is sure to improve your fishing experience.
Meet the Old Town Sportsman – featuring a lineup of 7 boats with options of paddle, pedal, and power, the Old Town Sportsman fleet is the most versatile and capable lineup available. The two all-new motorized kayak options featuring seamlessly integrated, saltwater-ready 45-pound thrust Minn Kota motors. The AutoPilot 120 and 136 use a GPS-enabled Minn Kota trolling motor to propel, maneuver, and "anchor" the kayak using Spot-Lock Technology. The 106 Powered by Minn Kota provides an intuitive plug-and-play experience in a smaller, easy to transport package. Both models are lead acid and lithium ion battery compatible. With a universal features across the line, the Old Town Sportsman is sure to improve your fishing experience.
Born of nearly nine decades of Minn Kota Boat control innovation, the new Minn Kota Raptor shallow water anchor is designed to keep working to hold you more reliably than any other anchor – especially in rough conditions. Raptor debuts two industry first, revolutionary anchoring technologies: Active Anchoring, which continuously monitors anchoring force and adjusts to keep you pinned to the bottom; and Auto-Bottom Mode, which can automatically detect bottom hardness and determine the right amount of force to let you focus on fishing. Raptor boasts an industry leading comprehensive 5-year warranty and will be available in 8 and 10-foot lengths. Available in black, white, red and silver.
Description: The Perspective Mode Mount takes your Panotpix LiveScope real-time scanning sonar to the next level. Attached your LVS32 transducer to this mount to add an overhead sonar view that’s perfect for scouting and fishing in shallow water. With the new Perspective Mode mount, the transducer can be easily adjusted to fit your fishing techniques and preferences, no tools required, and the chartplotter will automatically detect what mode is being used. Simply turn the transducer sideways to enable the new ‘top down’ perspective mode to see a wide variety of views.
Enjoy more time on the water with Quatix 6X Solar marine GPS smartwatch with solar charging. Its unique power-replenishing feature extends battery life on its big 1.4-inch display, so you’ll have more time to take advantage of its comprehensive connectivity. The device is compatible with Garmin chartplotters and other devices1 to offer autopilot control, data streaming, sail racing assistance, Fusion-Link entertainment control and much more. It supports optional BlueChart g3 coastal charts and LakeVü g3 inland maps with improved chart presentation. It provides advanced fitness features and wrist-based heart rate monitoring. It also includes built-in activity profiles for paddle sports, land sports, performance metrics plus smart notifications, and access to Garmin Connect and music storage.
Replace three Group 31 marine AGM batteries with ONE M3165-36 Lithium-ion battery. This is a perfect fit for most bass boats and other shallow water fishing boats where weight is a premium. It’s a fast and easy way to take 189 pounds out of the boat and have more storage space. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s the same as leaving your co-angler on the dock (or the marshal, your choice.) A lighter boat is faster and more fuel efficient and can get into more places. Catch fish where your competitors can’t. This 36V 65Ah Trolling Battery features 150 reserve minutes, or enough power for extended trolling in one area from daylight to dark.
Providing an eye-to-eye perspective of the fish, the new Strike-Vu Camera from Aqua-Vu captures all the underwater excitement of striking fish in colorful HD video. A built-in 32-GB hard-drive records underwater action in 3-minute clips, for up to 4 1/2 hours of video. Magnetic, waterproof USB connection interfaces with a computer or other device for file management as well as for charging the integrated Li-Ion battery (battery powers Strike-Vu continuously for up to 5 1/2 hours.) To connect to a fishing line and lure, an 8-inch rigid-wire shaft features dual eyelets — ideal for trolling, casting or other fishing applications.
See a lineup of items that make a day of bass fishing easier and more productive.
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Berkley FluoroShield |
Berkley FluoroShield monofilament offers anglers another line they can trust by combining the manageability of monofilament that many of them rely on with the abrasion resistance of fluorocarbon. Its refractive index is like that of fluorocarbon making it less visible to fish. Similar to monofilament, FluoroShield has a near neutral buoyancy, making it idea for fishing crankbaits and dropshot rigs. Available September 2020.
Seaguar, the inventor of fluorocarbon fishing lines, introduces Gold Label- our thinnest and strongest leader material for stealthier presentations. Not only are thinner leaders even less visible underwater, but anglers also get the advantage of more natural presentations and better catch-rates on finicky fish. Made with Seaguar’s exclusive double-structure process, it combines two custom Seaguar fluorocarbon resins to create a leader with smaller diameters yet with exceptional knot and tensile strength. It’s softer too and cinches easily for fail-safe knots. Now available in 2-pound test to 12-pound test, on 25-yard spools.
ProMix Braid Featuring a color injection process that provides 2x color retention. ProMix has densely braided HMPE fibers with a high-weave count for consistent quality, uniform diameter and performance. Available in 150, 300, 1,200- and 3,500-yard spools in 6-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 65- and 80-pound test.
The smoothest, quietest and most reliable braid ever made. The knot strength is a direct result of being constructed with 13 fibers (12 HMPE and 1 GORE) and is unparalleled. The single GORE fiber surrounded by 12 HMPE fibers equals “super round” line that will spoil the most discriminating fisherman. 131 is available in 150-yard spools in 6-, 10-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 65- and 80-pound tests.
The new fluorocarbon line that is virtually invisible underwater with exceptional abrasion resistance. The fast-sinking Flurocarbon XD, offered in 30- to 150-pound tests, is the perfect line for targeting skittish fish or targeting species in heavy cover or rocky bottoms. The X-tra Smooth and X-tra Sensitive Fluorocarbon XS, offered in 4- to 25-pound test, is the go-to line for high-sensitivity and fishing gin-clear water for wary fish.
A premium nylon designed specifically for leader and top shot applications. This nylon leader is a great choice for use with mainline braid when you want to have a more buoyant leader with baits like topwaters. This is not just a regular nylon in a different package, it is a special master-batch nylon which provides high breaking strength and high tenacity. Nylon leader also has reduced water absorption, which prevents weakening in the line like many other regular nylons. Nylon leader is designed with shock absorption to prevent break offs from extreme shocks of sudden lure movement, aggressive strikes, or sudden fish surges. Nylon leader is offered in 8- and 16-pound tests in a 50-yard spool.
Sunline first launched Night FC in 2019 in a clear blue color. Now 2020 brings the introduction of a new Hi-Visible Yellow color. This new color provides maximum brightness at night for highest visibility under black lights. It features all the same characteristics as the original Night FC, such as low stretch and high abrasion resistance, and is 100% fluorocarbon. Night FC comes in a 165yd spool and is available in 12lb, 15lb, 17lb, 20lb and 25lb .
This 4-inch deep tackle box is one of the deepest tackle trays on the market today, allowing anglers to store big baits, bulk items or load up on their favorite tackle, ensuring they don’t run out while on the water. The Deep Box is available in a 4-in-1 style that comes with the Tak Logic Technology Gel on the bottom of the tray, along with it on the two one-inch trays that drop into the box. If anglers want to use a traditional divider system, this box can be set up to have one to 24 compartments, making it extremely customizable for an angler’s needs. A Deep Box without the Gel is available also for anglers wanting to load up on their favorite soft plastic baits. All the boxes are made of 100% Polypropylene for enhanced durability, easy snap apart dividers and strong, sturdy latches.
With the new ultra-thin tackle box, Lure Lock has all sizes covered when an angler is looking to select a tackle box. The ultra-thin box is ideal for organizing stick baits, shallow-diving crankbaits, or terminal tackle items. A thin box with no dividers is available, so you can get as creative as you want and is ideal for creating the perfect day box of lures. The other model features four to 24 compartments, which when all used can keep small jigheads organized and locked in place because of the Tak Logic Technology Gel, which is scent free, easy to clean and environmentally safe. All the boxes are made of 100% Polypropylene for enhanced durability, easy snap apart dividers and strong, sturdy latches.
The Flex Series is the first StowAway to allow the user to customize the internal divider system fully. Created from input from some of the best anglers in the world, the new Edge 3600 and 3700 Flex are fully customizable, allowing for literally endless options to personalize for a particular fishing application, technique, lures, species, or trip. Each Edge 3600 or 3700 Flex comes with five 4X Dividers, six 3X Dividers, nine 2X Dividers, and 18 1X Dividers. These interlocking dividers can be configured in any possible configuration to create small or large, short or long and any combination of storage bays. With this flexibility, anglers can store tools, large lures, and soft plastics next to small terminal tackle, weights and hooks in one box. Whether an angler’s focus is bass, crappie, catfish, multispecies, saltwater or freshwater, the Edge 3600 or 3700 Flex allows him or her to create a custom storage space, unlike any other tackle box or system.
The Crossover Rings have a dual-channel hood which allows for neko or wacky rigging. These rings, paired with the Crossover Pliers maximize efficiencies when rigging soft plastics. The rings are made in five sizes (4mm-8mm) to cover a wide variety of diameter plastics, 10/pack and produced in three colors (black, green pumpkin and clear). Stop wasting plastics and start crossing over.
The ultimate swimbait jighead. The hybrid hook design dramatically increases hook-up and landing percentages and features a 1X, hi carbon steel and forged shank. The wide diameter spring keeper holds your plastic securely and the 60-degree eye keeps your swimbait in the perfect position. The 3/16- and 1/4-ounce models sport a 2/0 hook, the 5/16 and 3/8 have a 3/0 and the 1/2-ounce has a 4/0. 4/pack in 3/16 – 5/16 and 3/pack in 3/8 and 1/2 ounce.
What happens when the incredibly versatile Tokyo Rig is combined with the incredibly versatile Finesse Neko hook? Perfection, that’s what! Now you can Texas rig your finesse plastics, spine rig swimbaits, take Ned rigging to another level or keep it simple with a wacky rig – all with the added action and hook-up rates of the Tokyo rig. Two/pack in sizes 2, 1, 1/0 and 2/0.
An ultra-effective weight for Tokyo rigs, Texas rigging ringed hooks and Carolina rigs. The rugby shape excels around rock and hard cover as it rocks and rolls around and over the cover, minimizing snags. These are produced in 1/4-, 3/8-, 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-ounce models in black or green pumpkin.
These pliers paired with the Crossover Rings will take wacky/neko rigging to the next level! No more fussing with O-rings that don’t fit properly or watching your plastics fly off while a fish jumps. These pliers are made of a lightweight and durable plastic and feature dual compartments in the handle for extra ring storage. Simply slide the ring onto the closed jaws, compress handle to stretch ring, slide your plastic into the ring and depress the pliers to leave a snug ring wherever preferred.
Between the 3-post and 5-post versions of the Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier, you can get just what you need to neatly and easily manage your marine battery connections — and with the Hydra Cover in place, you can safely protect these connections, too. Each Hydra Cover is manufactured with PVC material that is well-suited for wet / harsh environments. With these covers in place, helping prevent electrical arcing and exposure, you can enjoy even more worry-free boating knowing you’ve safeguarded your electrical connections and the area surrounding your battery.
Designed to Optimize Garmin Force, Lowrance Ghost, and MotorGuide Tour Pro trolling motors. Anglers love the G-Force Eliminator Trolling Motor Prop Nut because it is built to make trolling motors perform better, longer, and quieter. Specifically, it is designed to lessen prop noise and vibration, and it stabilizes the prop by providing a larger contact point. In addition, it acts as a heat sink and has built-in cooling ports that reduce the operating temperature for longer battery and trolling motor life.
With Tackle Titan management systems for lures and other gear, you can get quick and easy access to all your favorite tackle like never before. Along with the full line of storage options, including hanging racks, magnetic storage racks, accessory caddies, and more, the foam lure holder provides a convenient and effective way to hang your hooks up. With it in use, you won’t have to deal with random hooks on the floor or placed in various cup holders and compartments and you can have a safer and much more productive time on the water.
Tackle Titan TravelBoss Ultimate Fishing Backpack and Cooler
How does the TravelBossvUltimate Fishing Backpack and Cooler stack up? Tackle tray space? Ample. Slotted rod holders? Two. Cooler space for snacks and beverages? Included. Pockets for tools and miscellaneous accessories? Built-in. Accessory loops for attaching more gear? Of course. A comfortable fit? You bet. With everything built into this backpack and cooler, along with a significantly more economical price when compared with similar backpacks, there’s no doubt that the TravelBoss is ideal for trips across the water, on the trail, around a tailgate, and much more.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) is one of the hottest trends in fishing. From constructing your spinnerbaits – choosing colors, sizes, hooks and weight – to pouring and painting custom jigs. Hooks get bent out of shape. And, of course, hooks rust. Satisfying the need for top-shelf tools, Daiwa introduces its new Split-Ring Pliers series. Available in 5- and 8-inch lengths, these superior pliers collect the positive properties of design and expert machining in one must-have tool.
MSRP: 8-inch Split-Ring Pliers is $14.99, $12.99 for 5-inch
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BUBBA 6” & 12” Hook Extractor
The 6” and 12” Hook Extractor is the perfect tool for removing deeply sunk or swallowed hooks all while putting less harm on your catch. Engineered with a high-strength, solid anodized aluminum shaft, and a stainless steel hook, the BUBBA Hook Extractor will stay strong and sturdy in even the most demanding conditions while the titanium-nitride coating provides superior corrosion resistance. Our iconic non-slip grip and comfort ergonomics allow for simple, one-handed use and ensure a secure grip through the whole hook removal process.
Ultimate drying power for all surfaces, Ultimate Water Absorber is unaffected by salt water and most chemicals. Lint-free and super soft, trust Ultimate Water Absorber to get the job done. The super-drying PVA material is lint-free, resistant to chemicals, mold, and mildew (when cared for properly), and can easily last years. Ultimate Water Absorber is super soft, and is safe to use on any gelcoat, fiberglass, or auto finish. Great for eisenglass and plastic! The smooth towel guarantees drying performance without scratches, and it’s easy to care for! It’s machine washable and conveniently stores in its own packaging. Ultimate Water Absorber has 100s of uses! Use to soak up spills or splashes, clean off wet shoes, or even dry your dog before getting on your boat. Coming soon to retailers nationwide and online.
Water-based Waterproofing adds and restores water repellency to new, delicate, aged, worn, or sun-damaged fabrics. Use on boat tops, covers, cushions, and other outdoor fabrics. The unique solvent-free, water-based formula is low-odor, and can be used while the boat is in or near the water. It is also ideal for protecting outdoor gear. Non-PFOA contributing.
The initial offerings, The Wide Gap and GP Finesse hooks are designed to impart maximum torque and fish holding power. Both shapes feature Spearpoint’s pat. pend VGrip technology that helps keep fish securely fastened once the hook is set. While there are more styles that will launch soon after the initial introduction, Spearpoint will launch their Wide Gap and GP Finesse versions, both in black nickel finishes, at ICAST. The Wide Gap model features a line tie positioned in line with the hook’s needle point to produce maximum power as the point meets the fish’s mouth at hookset. Along with VGrip in the bend of the hook, the Spearpoint Wide Gap features a baitholder barb near the eye of the hook to help keep soft baits in place during presentations. The Wide Gap version will be available in sizes 2/0 to 5/0 and comes six to a pack.
Gika Rig combines the natural presentation of finesse fishing with the speed of power fishing. The Gika Rig uses an off-set shank worm hook with an elongated drop shot style weight attached directly to the eye via a solid ring. The position of the weight allows anglers to ‘feel’ the bottom, detecting transitions in composition and helping find fish-holding structures. Gika Rig produces a natural swimming and dropping motion. The solid ring allows the plastic bait to float freely and rotate from side to side as it descends. It slips through vegetation with ease and grabs the attention of bass.
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Gamakatsu Underspin Head
The Under Spin Head features Gamakatsu Heavy Cover 60-degree hook. The heavy wire and wide gap design gives anglers a better hook up ratio and retention when using bulky swim baits. Ideal for heavy braid or fluorocarbon line. The head profile is streamlined to glide through cover. Gamakatsu Spring Lock holds swim baits and other plastics gently but firmly, keeping your presentation straight on the hook. Recessed lifelike eyes on the Under Spin provide a focal point for predators. The small chrome blade is attached to a quality ball-bearing swivel allowing it to spin freely, even at the slowest retrieves, to simulate baitfish and create a subtle trigger.
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Frabill Conservation Series Ultralight Net
The Conservation PLD Ultralight Net has a sliding handle and sleek lightweight design. The landing hoop is fitted with tangle-free Micro-mesh netting to treat your precious catch with care. It’s portable, lightweight and makes netting a fish by yourself fast and effective. The specialized hoop shape allows it to easily store inside the rod locker on most boats.
The all-new G-Case 7000 is an ultra-durable, hard-sided tackle storage case that is compatible with G-Boxes in all sizes, creating a flexible system that has endless storage configuration possibilities The G-Case 7000 utilizes a strong, sturdy handle and the lid can be opened from either side, allowing for quick access. The interior has an open tray for loose items like line spools and tools. Add the optional rod stand, jig compartment, and shoulder strap to transform the G-Case 7000 into a real-time fishing asset.
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Plano Weekend Series Speedbag
Weekend anglers deserve the same quality and organization as professional anglers that can hit the water every day. The Plano Weekend Series was designed for the serious angler that wants to make the most of their quality fishing time.
Available in three sizes, the Weekend Series Speedbags feature a patented Speed Top Fold system that holds the bag open for quick one-handed access. Three sizes ensure every angler has the perfect amount of storage to store and transport precious tackle.
Carhartt staked its reputation on building long-lasting gear that stands up to the toughest jobs. This men's jacket and bib keeps you covered against the toughest weather with a fully-taped design that's waterproof, breathable, and made to last. Jacekt: It has stretchy inner cuffs which you can pull over your hands for extra coverage plus a cut that layers well over sweatshirts and hoodies. The bibs not only keep you dry in a downpour, they're also breathable, comfortable and equipped with plenty of pockets. The lightweight construction features ankle-to-waist zippers, reinforced kick panels, and plenty of pockets. A double layer at the knees gives you a place to stick your knee pads. Features include: 7.3-ounce, 100% nylon oxford shell, Polyester mesh lining in body for breathability; Taffeta sleeve and hood lining for easy on-and-off, Storm Defender waterproof, breathable technology stops water from getting in but lets sweat get out, Carhartt-strong, triple-stitched main seams; Fully-taped waterproof seams, Full-zip front with inner and outer storm flaps to keep water out.
Need a set of tournament grade waterproof rain gear that won't break the bank? The Triton rain suit has you covered. Inspired by our 2018 ICAST award winning Hydronaut Heavy-Duty Waterproof suit, you will notice similar styling and features that you know and love, but in a much lighter offering for all seasons. With a 100% Nylon Oxford shell, the Triton waterproof jacket offers 20k waterproof/breathable performance to keep you comfortable no matter what mother nature decides to throw at you. Other special features include AFTCO's Double Dry cuff system to ensure that your arms stay dry underneath the sleeves and the industry leading SpeedVent hood that prevents neck strain and a secure hood when travelling at high speeds. Whether you are a club tournament angler, collegiate angler or touring professional Triton was designed to fill the need for a suit that delivers at a competitive price point.
The AFTCO Reaper hoodie swept the industry by providing a new staple for cold weather comfort leaving traditional hoodies obsolete. Meet the new Reaper Soft Shell adding the next layer to the Reaper family of cold weather gear. Reaper Soft Shell still has a face mask integrated into the garment but now with AFTCO's Hexatron fleece material that provides a good balance of warmth and breathability. Reaper Soft Shell is built with a durable 94% polyester and 6% spandex ripstop stretch softshell material. Also Included is laser-cut ventilation in the underarms for breathability as well as a zippered side vent. For the angler looking for a soft shell cold weather solution, Reaper Soft Shell will be the versatile piece that checks all the boxes and more.
The Huk Mossy Oak Pursuit Long Sleeve is packed with Huk Performance Technology to handle the elements on the water. This lightweight crew neck shirt is an ideal layer on cooler days and perfectly worn by itself when it’s hot. With +UPF 30to block UVA and UVB rays for all-day sun protection, stain-resistant, and anti-microbial treatments, and superior breathability, the Pursuit shirt is a must-have for any angler’s arsenal. Featuring Mossy Oak Elements Hydro, the Pursuit collection showcases patterns to blend into the environment you're “pursuing” within the sport.
Built to handle all-day trips on the water, the Shield 4 Lightweight Performance Camo Hoodie provides optimal protection and comfort when the sun threatens to cut your time short. The hoodie is available in multiple color options of Mossy Oak Elements Agua, the Official Pattern of Tournament Bass Fishing. The four-way stretch construction allows flexibility and unhindered mobility around the boat, while the snug-fit forearms keep the sleeves from riding up during casts. A lightweight hood ensures complete head and neck coverage and protection from the sun's harmful rays. Breathable mesh on the back and underarms works to keep you cool from sun up to sundown. The Shield 4™ Lightweight Performance Camo Hoodie is engineered with our Shield 4 technology to guarantee all-around protection from the elements.
The best way to stay cool and comfortable on and off the water, the new Performance Hoodie offers style combined with function. Offering a built-in neck gaiter, under arm mesh ventilation, UPF 50+ UV sun protection and moisture-wicking performance. Each features a dye-sublimation Rapala logo and technical pattern. Made with 88% polyester and 12% spandex fabric and available in sizes XS – 3XL.
The Langland Technical Hoodie by Gill Fishing is a warm and comfortable everyday wardrobe essential for any angler. The soft handle material features their exclusive Xpel® technology – a plant-based coating that repels stains like blood, guts, slime and oil. The adjustable hood features an internal drawcord so it can be tucked away as well as heat applied eyelets to give it a modern profile. The Langland Technical Hoodie combines an integrated thumb loop in the cuff, offset shoulder seams and a kangaroo pocket featuring an internal zipped pocket to keep your essential items safe. This hoodie will quickly become your favorite go-to in early morning cast offs.
The Overton Technical Shirt by Gill Fishing is designed for life on and around the water. It combines the durability needed for an angler but has the wearability and style of a button up. The shirt features a vented, mesh-lined back panel for added breathability and features their exclusive Xpel technology – a plant-based coating that repels stains like blood, guts, slime and oil. Small details reign supreme on this shirt including a handy micro-fiber panel on the inside to wipe sunglass lenses, double buttons on the cuffs, a roll up sleeve retaining loop and a self-fabric strip to hang glasses or a small tool from. This shirt has the added bonus of hidden popper fasteners, so its clean front reduces risk of snags or catch points when casting, setting the hook or reeling in. But should you happen to snag it, it will pop open instead of tearing the fabric or loosing buttons.
Onyx A/M-24 - Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket - Mossy Oak Elements
The Onyx A/M-24 Inflatable Life Jacket automatically inflates upon immersion in water or when the wearer pulls the “Jerk to Inflate” handle. It’s equipped with back-up oral inflation and is convertible from auto/manual inflation to manual only inflation. The non-intrusive design offers safety and peace of mind without knowing you have it on, until you may need it. It is available in Mossy Oak Elements Agua, the Official Camo of Tournament Bass Fishing.
When the weather is right (and even when it isn’t), nothing feels better than comfortable, well-made sandals. Enter frogg toggs Boardwalk Sandals. These high-quality sandals feature full-grain Crazy Horse waterproof leather uppers that are tough enough to handle the accidental puddle or sudden summer downpour, but soft enough for all-day wear. The frogg-tight slip-resistant and non-marking rubber outsoles give you traction on slick or wet surfaces. Ultra-cushioned, fatigue-resistant midsoles limit fatigue during long days on your feet. And rust-proof metal hardware stays looking and operating great, even after repeated soakings.
For all-day comfort in wet conditions, look no further than the Shortfin Shoe from frogg toggs. Available for both men and women, the Shortfin Shoe can handle any deluge of water, thanks to a combination of several water drainage features. This starts with quick-drying air mesh breathable uppers. It continues with the cushioned midsoles, featuring water-expulsion release holes. And bottom construction features the FTX Aquaclearz drainage system. So, from top to bottom, the frogg toggs Shortfin Shoe for men or women is made for those who love being on (and aren’t afraid to get in) the water.
You’re going fishing regardless of conditions, and the Striker Adrenaline Rain Suit will keep you dry and protected all season long. The Hydrapore Pro 15,000mm/10,000g waterproof breathable membrane keeps rain on the outside, while keeping you from overheating on the inside. 100% seam-sealed waterproof construction, neoprene cuffs, and YKK zippers work overtime to keep the nasty elements out. A three-point adjustable hood and oversized fleece-lined collar on the jacket, and waist-high zippers and an adjustable waist cinch to prevent shoulder fatigue on the bibs are details that Elite Series Pros like John Crews, Paul Mueller, and Kyle Welcher appreciate.
The HyTide Hoody is made of a lightweight, moisture-wicking 4-way stretch fabric this is great for all freshwater and coastal fishing climates. Permanent cooling yarn (not a coating) is built directly in the shirt to provide a cooling sensation when in contact with water or sweat, allowing you to feel cooler on hot those hot days. A three-panel hood, angled cuffs, and integrated thumb loops provide maximum protection from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Finally, the removable sun gaiter makes this shirt the most versatile piece of clothing in any angler’s collection.