Fishing rods are a lot like shoes – one size does not fit all. But Terry L. Manely thought otherwise, and he’s created the Multifunctional Rod Foundation (MRF) System – a.k.a. the “Adjust-A-Butt” – which allows users to adjust the length of the fishing rod on the fly. The rods are aimed at all anglers and the company has more than 60 different models that can even help catch the big one. Video after the jump
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Kudos to our friends at Wiley X, will announced that it will continue to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and has renewed sponsorship of three key programs for 2013 – the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, the PVA National Bass Tour and the PVA Hand Cycling Racing Team. Wiley X will be providing its high performance protective eyewear as featured prizes throughout the 2013 season of PVA shooting, fishing and hand cycling events.
“Wiley X is proud to be associated with PVA and honored to support its shooting, fishing and hand cycling competitions,” said Wiley X co-owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “These events celebrate America’s outdoor heritage and encourage men and women to excel – regardless of what physical challenges they may face. We applaud the efforts of these athletes and the many staff and volunteers around the country who make these events possible.”
The new WX Valor Model #CHVAL06 – a member of Wiley X’s battle-proven Changeable Series – will be worn by staff, directors and volunteers at the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, while Wiley X protective eyewear will be included in prize packages for the winners.
Wiley X will again support the PVA National Bass Tour with its new Climate Control Series WX Echo Model #CCECH04, combining Gloss Black frames with Polarized Emerald Mirror lenses. These state-of-the-art fishing glasses will be provided to staff, directors and volunteers, as well as winning anglers. Wiley X will also play an important role in PVA’s hand cycling events, where these “road warriors” race wheel-to-wheel just inches from the pavement.
Cast off with the ForTiTude Fishing titanium spinning reel and you can forget about rusting or pitting, even in salt water. This reel features a solid titanium exterior along with solid titanium parts, making it 30 percent lighter than aluminum, which might not sound like much but after a long day of casting perhaps you’ll see it is worth the extra cost. But this reel should be durable for endless years of fishing as well, and there is even a lifetime warrant with free replacement of all parts. So cast away!
We know the saying, “give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, but give a man a fishing pole and he’ll never go hungry again.” To that we’ll add, “give the man the POLETAP SMARTROD and won’t need to waste time sitting with a fishing pole.” The concept here is actually for the angler who wants to use several lines and doesn’t want to worry about an unmanned rod hooking the big one.
The rod, which is being developed by Kansas-based inventor Ed Hope through an Indiegogo fund-raising project, utilizes an accelerometer with a three sensitivity sensors that can determine if it has a bite. The rod features an alarm – including an LED one to avoid annoying those in proximity or scarring away the fish – to alert users that it has hooked a fish. There are low tech ways, such as bell, that do the same thing but this system could be ideal for those looking to land a few fish on multiple lines. Almost doesn’t seem sporting.
When fishing in a fast moving river you don’t want the river to send you down stream. The Patagonia River Carmpons are worn over wading boots and offer traction in fast moving river currents. The aluminum treads are reportedly sharp enough to cut through river slime while still being able to dig into the riverbed. These are removable and fast-drying as well, but best of all ensure that you don’t end up being swept away by a river that runs through it.
As a musician or performer the way to Carnegie Hall is practice. The same thing could be said is needed if you’re looking to properly cast when fly fishing. Developing an effective cast requires skill. You can practice it even when water isn’t around, and now the Orvis Practicaster makes it easier to work on the casting. At just four feet, the two piece rod can even be used indoors.
It makes for an excellent learning tool helps improve casting stroke and develop technique for loops.Are you ready for the casting call?
With a smartphone you can easily search for a seafood restaurant, or you could use it to go directly to the source. While we’ve seen gizmos such as the Magellan eXplorist line of GPS devices that now include fishing hotspots map, once there you still need to see if the fish are actually there to bite.
For that the Deeper FishFinder might just do the trick. It is a sonar-enable waterproof ball that won’t sink but it will sync with the smartphone. The Bluetooth-enabled device can scan the water and send location information directly to an iOS or Android phone or tablet. It shows the approximate location of fish with a depth chart as well so you can cast off in just the right spot. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve seen a few new products to provide greater mobility for those in a wheelchair to get a little closer to nature, and now we’ve heard about the Power Caster, which enables those sitting in a wheelchair to regain the ability to launch a lure.
The Power Caster is operated by push buttons, and includes a joystick or even a sip & puff controller as well, to offer fairly precise control. The device can be snapped to a wheelchair, and uses the chair’s power as well. Once the lure is launched the user can sit back and wait for the fish to bite – then the Power Caster can help reel in the big one.
Any GPS can help you find your way to a seafood restaurant, but the Magellan eXplorist line – 310, 510, 610 and 710 – can be loaded with the Fishing Hot Spots maps so you can get a very personal catch of the day.
Fishing Hot Spots features detailed profiles with shoreline characteristics, size, depth and contours, and submerged cover/vegetation to better prepare anglers for their fishing trip, along with lake-specific tips and techniques help the angler identify the fish species, seasonal fishing patterns and the best baits and lures to use for greatest success.
It even offers information on fishing points of interest and not so “fishy” data such as primary species and average sizes, tackle techniques and stocking practices.
The new maps are available now for $9.99 each, and will feature approximately 6,000 lakes across the U.S. The fish won’t stand a chance.
Kayaks may just be one of the most maneuverable and quiet water crafts on the market today. They are fairly easy to transport, very low maintenance and are fairly inexpensive to purchase when compared to other watercraft options. Recreational paddling of open and whitewater has been the primary use of modern kayaks for decades, but there are more kayaks being designed and produced for the anglers out there. Just recently, Jackson Kayak of Spartan, Tennessee has brought to market the Cuda, a boat specifically designed for the open fresh and salt water fisherman in mind. Video after the jump
There are probably old time fishermen that will tell you that a long stick, a length of string and a bent pin are all you need to catch the big fish. For the rest of us technology has come a long ways, and Rapala proves that innovation has changed the odds to make sure the big one doesn’t get away.
First up, it all starts with the Sufix 832 Advanced Superline, the new go-to line for freshwater and saltwater anglers, as it offers strength and smoothness that can defy rocks, stumps, tress and thick weeds. Sufix 832 earned the sport fishing industry’s Best Line Award at the 2010 ICAST trade show, and won the Field & Stream Best of the Best Award in the Lure and Accessory category for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Anglers in Florida are doing more than just catch and release. Many sport fishers are taking part in a scientific study to determine whether the tarpon fish are holding up to angling pressure, or becoming over-fished. The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup is conducting the study. The organization asks anglers to take DNA scrapings from a tarpon’s jaw to add it to the registry and determine the lifespan of each of the silver fish. According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times, only 11 of 82 fish tagged between 2002 and 2007 died; and most of those deaths were attributed to shark attack. The registry currently tracks more than 2,251,250 tarpon and aims to tag 3,000 more in 2010 with the help of anglers and fishing enthusiasts in the area.