Blanks groaned and drags screamed in our annual torture test of the year's best new rods and reels. Check out the hottest tackle of the year.
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More than half a year after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana inshore...
To heck with winter! There's no better place to shake off the cold than to match wits...
Few fish are tougher than tuna. Here are some for the record book.
These billfish giants are among the biggest ever caught.
Dr. Julie Ball and her crew went head to head with some huge sheepshead and amber jacks...
Illustration by Kevin Hand
For fishermen, sometimes good isn't good enough. From the tinkerings of dissatisfied anglers come lure modifications that home in on very specific bites in very specific conditions. These alterations can turn a cold bite into a hot frenzy. So, tweak away.
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Here’s a look at the three most clever innovations incorporated in the designs of the rods and reels, and the three broad trends observed in the gear we tested.
1. Guide Within a Guide
Photo by Luke Nilsson
Being skeptical of anything appearing remotely gimmicky, we had significant reservations about the American Tackle Company's MicroWave Guide System, which can be found on the Seeker and T. Allen spinning rods. After ample on-the-water testing, we can report that this guide system really works. [ Read Full Post ]
Cabela’s Tournament ZX
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★
Final Verdict: Don’t be duped by the store brand. This is a first-rate rod.
Abu Garcia Revo Rocket
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★
Final Word: Blazing retrieve will make you a more efficient angler