Gear

October 16, 2017
The 2017 Yamaha F90 is an all new outboard engine, and we had the chance to run one recently to find out if this motor is one you FishTalk readers need to know about. The short story? If a new four-…
October 10, 2017
Want to see the latest and greatest in hot new fishing gear? This October we had our hands full, with a wide variety of goodies including fishing rods, reels, lines, and even a bucket. Er, yes - a…
September 6, 2017
St. Croix fishing rods took top honors in the new saltwater rod category this summer at the ICAST fishing tackle show, with the new Legend Tournament Inshore series. So when we saw the St. Croix…
August 24, 2017
Garmin VIRB 360 This waterproof, compact, rugged, and fully spherical 360-degree action-cam is now hitting the market. Hang it from an outrigger, mount it on the T-top, or dunk it beneath the…
August 17, 2017
We spotted Seigler Reels at the 2017 ICAST fishing tackle trade show, and immediately liked them. Why? Number one, Siegler offers a lifetime (lifetime!) warranty on all their reels. Number two, even…
August 17, 2017
Penn Conflict spinning reels have been around for a while, but new for 2017 is the Penn Conflict II. Penn says they've improved this reel in a number of ways, but perhaps most impressive is that this…
August 2, 2017
Here at FishTalk we don't like to merely take a manufacturer's words at face value - we want to put it to the test - so when Berkley said their new PowerBait Max Scent put a stronger scent cloud into…
July 30, 2017
If you remember when Berkley FireLine first hit the market, then you'll probably recall it was one of the first braids to popularize this type of line for use with tactics like light tackle jigging…
July 30, 2017
Penn Fishing Tackle introduced the International VI at the ICAST fishing tackle show, and this reel is sure to be of interest to an awful lot of folks out there. The Penn international series is…
July 25, 2017
Leave it to Yeti - a company that made its mark by taking an age-old product and making it superior - to come up with goodies like the Panga Duffel and the LoadOut Bucket. There are a million and one…
July 20, 2017
HydraPak Hydration Systems Seeker 2 L is a pretty fancy name for what we're gong to call a water bag. Because basically, that's what the Seeker 2 L is. But, as we found while using it on a recent…
July 19, 2017
The fishing tackle industry rolled out its new offerings for the year at the annual ICAST tackle show last week, we were on the scene to gather intel, and you can see our take on the latest and…
July 17, 2017
Last year, one of our favorite new items introduced at the ICAST fishing tackle show was the Shimano Stradic C3000. At the 2017 ICAST show, would they top it? Naturally, we were interested to see…
July 16, 2017
When it comes to the latest and greatest in fishfinders, many get introduced at the ICAST show, where fishing tackle manufacturers show off the models that aren't even on the market yet. And while…
July 16, 2017
Cuda Tools Fillet Knives A recent trip to Florida gave us the chance to do some hands-on testing with a variety of new gear, and since we brought a few fish back to the dock, that included Cuda…
June 17, 2017
By Staff PowerPro Maxcuatro Maxcuatro fishing line offers more strength for the diameter.This braid hit the market last summer, but in the world of fishing line, it’s still the latest and the…
May 23, 2017
You may have noticed that our recent trip to Florida resulted in several gear reviews, including the Okuma Azores spinning reel and the Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore Pencil, and in the videos attached to these…
May 20, 2017
While on a recent trip to Crystal River, Florida we had the chance to extensively test an Okuma Azores Z80 S fishing reel, at the same time as we tested lures like the Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore Pencil. And…