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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Twelve-year-old angler Lawson Boyte landed a spot in the record books when he pulled a fish from the Mississippi River that was larger than him. The Oak Grove, La., resident admits that catching the 114-pound catfish took more than just skill.
"It was more luck than it was skill to catch that big fish. I think the thing that done it was eating Vienna sausages,” he told KNOE 8 News.
Boyte’s fish was so large that it wouldn’t fit in a regular-sized freezer. Instead, it was held in a freezer at the concession stand at Oak Grove High School. [ Read Full Post ]
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.