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Toyotas, Trolling Plates, Landing Nets and Revelators | Tackle & Toys by Capt. Mike

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Toyotas, Trolling Plates, Landing Nets and Revelators | Tackle & Toys by Capt. Mike

TACKLE AND TOYS By Capt. Mike Schoonveld TOYOTA SEQUOIA For us guys with boats that sit on trailers between fishing excursions, the major “toy” between the boat and the lake is the vehicle to which the trailer connects. The size of the boat dictates what size of tow vehicle is required, of course, but for most Great Lakes work, the vehicles need to be somewhat substantial. The Toyota Sequoia I used to tow my boat through four states last May, on roads which varied from gravel to six-lane expressways was substantial. The Sequoia Toyota furnished me for this test was...

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Terminals, Layers, Pants, Rod Lockers & More | Tackle & Toys by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

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Terminals, Layers, Pants, Rod Lockers & More | Tackle & Toys by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

TACKLE AND TOYS – February/March 2020 | By Capt. Mike Schoonveld   THE MIDDLE LAYER I still remember the white cotton, thermoknit long johns I had as a kid which were supposed to keep me warm on a cold day. “Supposed to,” they said because the waffle-like weave was supposed to trap dead air between the skin and the outer layer. What happened was the cotton absorbed any sweat or water vapors and I froze. Then the U.S. Army developed what was called E.C.W.C.S. (Extended Cold Weather Clothing System) which started with a long underwear base made of a polypropylene...

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Fishing Tackle Company Gibbs Delta acquires Michigan Stinger

General Fishing News & Info Product Reviews

Fishing Tackle Company Gibbs Delta acquires Michigan Stinger

Gibbs Acquisition Co. Inc. (dba Gibbs Delta or “Gibbs”) strengthens its position as a national multi-environment tackle company through the acquisition of Great Lakes-based Advance Tackle Inc. (dba Michigan Stinger or “Stinger”). British Columbia, BC With the strategic acquisition of Stinger, customers of Gibbs and Stinger have access to a broad assortment of fishing tackle specifically tailored to ocean, river, and lake environs.  Whether the application is trolling, casting, jigging, bottom, float, and/or ice fishing Gibbs has unique and regionally relevant products and knowledge.  The acquisition also lends Gibbs a physical presence in the heart of the Great Lakes region that...

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Scent Shot by BNR Tackle

Product Reviews Steelhead Fishing

Scent Shot by BNR Tackle

The Scent Shot System is specifically designed to give your soft plastics an edge when it comes to steelhead, salmon, and trout. Fish love the neutrally buoyant and lifelike feel of BnR’s soft beads, now give them, or other soft plastics a boost with a shot of our custom scent. When a big one follows the scent trail up to the realistic-feeling bead and bites down, hold on to your rod because you’re in for a ride! Directions for Use: Inject bead or worm with needle pointing slightly downward. Push needle completely through to create a cavity, pull back inside...

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RIO's New Technical Trout Fly Line - Get the Picky Fish to BITE

Product Reviews trout fishing

RIO's New Technical Trout Fly Line - Get the Picky Fish to BITE

A household name among the fly-angling world, RIO still continues to develop award-winning fly lines. The latest Technical Trout Fly Line is yet another innovative product from RIO. Most recently it won Best New Fly Line at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX). It is now available to anglers everywhere.  The InTouch Technical Trout line is designed to present small flies with perfect presentation to trout at range. Built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for maximum performance, it has a long front taper that has no problem turning over 12ft to 18ft leaders and delivers flies with great delicacy and...

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