Tackle Test Live

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Outdoor Life is back in marshes of Louisiana to test the new line-up of rods and reels for 2011.
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OL testers Todd Kuhn and Jamie Harris joined Joe DeMarco of Cajun Fishing Adventures to put the new group of conventional rods through the paces.
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Kuhn and DeMarco on the hunt for bull reds.
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Meanwhile, the test team of John Taranto, Gerry Bethge and Cajun Fishing Adventures owner Ryan Lambert hunt down their own redfish honeyhole.
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Harris muscles up on a red while using the Quantum Smoke.
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Harris is hard to another red, this time with a Carrot Stix.
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Lambert and Bethge discuss the fine–and sometimes not so fine–points of the new line of conventional reels.
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…as Harris connects.
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Little red, but a nice fight.
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Lambert with a redfish…and a green fish a.k.a. largemouth bass.
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Another beautifully colored marsh red.
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Outdoor Life Gear Editor John Taranto is the next to hook up.
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It’s DeMarco’s turn on the Smoke–it’s a big bull.
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After an extended battle, a big red is ready for the net.
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Anyone have a bigger net?
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We guessed this bull’s weight at right around 30 pounds.
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No way to get a hand wrapped around that tail.
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One happy angler.
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A look at the fishbox.
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With Day 1 of our tackle test complete, it’s on to spinning gear!