Shimano’s Digital Control (DC) braking system is now within reach of all anglers and budgets with the new ICAST award-winning SLX DC 150 series that are now available at tackle shops for under $200.
Built on the proven ‘Can’t Stop Fishing’ SLX low-profile platform with a sturdy all-metal HAGANE Body, the reels utilize the same I-DC4 digital brake control system used on Shimano’s popular Curado DC reels to drastically reduces the learning curves for anglers new to baitcasting reels, and also raises the performance level in casting dynamics among experienced anglers.
Garmin, and its "Force" Trolling Motor has won "Best of Show" in the ICAST 2019 New Product Showcase.
The Force Trolling Motor was selected from the 29 "Best of Category" winners. Garmin took top honors in the Boating Accessories category.
The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, is a once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in tackle, gear, apparel and other products that enhance the on-the-water experience.
Zoom Baits Report
Zoom Bait Company announces the release of the new Z-Swim 3.8, a ribbed swimbait that swims naturally, emulates a wide variety of baitfish and can be used from the surface down into the deepest lairs of wary bass.
Savvy tournament anglers have utilized this style of lure in all types of water for several years, but the addition of a model featuring Zoom's special touches will make it substantially more effective.
South Carolina pro Brandon Cobb, winner of the 2019 Elite Series tournament on Lake Hartwell, as well as the recent Texas Fest on Lake Fork (where he averaged nearly 7 pounds per fish over the course of four tournament days), called it "the perfect swimbait." He noted that "it's durable yet has a soft body that stays on a jighead, while still offering a great swimming action."