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New Tackle Tote from PLANO is BIG

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Cool new wading jacket from Hodgman

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. - An angler needs to be comfortable while on the water in order to maintain focus. In order to do so, anglers can now purchase the Hodgman® Aesis™ Sonic WadeLite jacket. These jackets are keen on features that give anglers staying power in any situation.

"The Aesis Sonic WadeLite jacket is extremely popular among our field testers," said Chris Derrick, Hodgman Brand Business Manager. "It really has been a favorite of the group be  cause it is so lightweight, breathable and packs away nicely for rainy fishing trips."
With weather patterns constantly changing like the wind, the spring lineup from Hodgman utilizes VTecH™ construction on the Aesis WadeLite jackets. The breathable hydrophilic Vapor Transfer Technology, VTecH, is both waterproof and windproof, allowing anglers the ability to withstand the heaviest of downpours without missing a cast. 
"This jacket feels as light as two-layer system," said Derrick. "...However the fabric is actually three-layer.  We protect the breathable laminate with a cloud-mesh backer providing a much more durable construction than 2-layer shell jackets."
The extreme lightweight designed WadeLite jacket has a durable three-layer mini rip-stop fabric construction with Sonic 2.0 seams.  The Sonic 2.0 technology utilizes a double ultra-sonic weld, reinforced with waterproof seam tape for added strength without the use of stitch holes. 
Perforated laser cut arm vents allow for added ventilation, keeping anglers cool during those warm afternoons on the creek. Also the cuffs seal nicely preventing water from quickly flowing up an angler's sleeve when releasing a fish.
The Hodgman Aesis spring jackets have an MSRP of $179.95 and are available now.
For more information on the Aesis WadeLite jacket visit or view the video here.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Webasto, one of the largest suppliers of heating, cooling and ventilation systems to the marine industry, introduces the new BlueSky electric sliding hatch. It will be on display in Webasto booth E546 at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. Owners of smaller hardtop boats can now enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that a modern electric sliding hatch provides.  Read Full Story

How to get a cell phone from 20 feet down below the ice

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In Canada, they can do anything with a hockey stick. Well, and an Aqua-Vu and a landing net. Here's how you get a cell phone from 20 feet down. Amazing, after being down there all night, the Samsung still worked! Click HERE.  Read Full Story


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

With exceptional clarity and head-turning good looks, MB Quart's NK1 speakers provide unmatched performance, and the power to be heard over the roar of a ski or wake board boat. Prospec Electronics offers a wide range of models to please the most discerning boating audiophile.  Read Full Story

Get Eggy with Mepps Aglia-e

Monday, February 15, 2016

ANTIGO, WI - Appeal to the predatory responses of salmon, trout and steelhead by casting the all-new Mepps Aglia-e. The new Mepps Aglia-e offers the look and feel of a salmon egg with the proven fish-catching ability Mepps is known for.  Read Full Story

Precision fit and technically sound construction define Hodgman H5 waders

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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Aim for Oxygen to Ice Midwinter Fish

Saturday, February 06, 2016

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Bass Pro Shops Named Top in Customer Service

Friday, February 05, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has been named a top retailer in customer satisfaction by ForeSee, the pioneering leader in Voice of Customer solutions, for its excellence in mobile, web, and in-store customer experience.

ForeSee determined the top retailers in customer experience through more than 40,000 anonymous surveys collected through the holiday shopping season. The findings place Bass Pro Shops at the top of the sporting goods category with the highest customer satisfaction score. Bass Pro Shops also placed second overall in customer satisfaction across mobile, web, and in-store customer experience. Compared with all retailers, only Apple ranked higher.  Read Full Story

The Babe Signs With Michigan Sunglass Maker

Thursday, February 04, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Babe Winkelman and BluWater Polarized are proud to announce a new line of signature eyewear coming this spring. These styles will be accented by durability and utility out on the water.  Read Full Story

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