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Strike King Report

Smaller Rage Tail Cut-R Worm Ideal for Ned Rigging

The Rage Tail Cut-R Worm has developed a cult following throughout the country due to its incredible action and ability to generate bites. Strike King decided to take that devotion to a whole new level with a 3-inch size suitable for Ned rigging.

“The scaled down size makes this bait perfect for Ned fishing when you just need a bite,” says BASS Hall of Fame member Shaw Grigsby. “The bait has fast become one of my new favorites. I can work it on a Ned Rig or on a drop shot and absolutely crush the smallmouth. I can swim it over and through submerged grass on a tiny jig head. Most importantly, whatever I do with it, it always gets bit!”

The Rage Ned Cut-R Worm has a MSRP of $6.99 and is available in 12 colors and in nine packs.


Shimano Report

Stradic FL Spinning Reels Got Even Better with These Improvements

Smoother rotation, added durability and enhanced casting distance are all part of the ‘continuous evolution’ in spinning reel technology Shimano brings to its newly-design Stradic FL reels.

Offered in five sizes to cover all types of freshwater action including bass, walleye, panfish, the reels include the Stradic FL 1000HG, 2500HG, C3000XG, 4000XG and C5000XG. Suggested retail runs from $199-229.99.

Stradic FL reels are now showing up at tackle shops from coast-to-coast and throughout Canada, but anglers can expect that select sizes may be limited through the month of September.


Strike King Report

Strike King Offers Tour Grade Flourocarbon, Mono and Braided Line

The new Strike King Tour Grade Line offers manageability and toughness.

Made from the highest quality Japanese fiber, Strike King Tour Grade Line is optimized for maximum fishability. Tour Grade incorporates P2 Precision winding onto each spool of line.

As an added feature in convenience and innovation, every spool will contain Strike King’s “Sidewinder” spooling tool and a postage paid envelop so anglers can recycle their old line.

New Tour Grade Line will be offered in Fluorocarbon, Braid and Monofilament as well. Fluoro and Mono will come in both 200-and 600-yard spools in sizes ranging from 6- to 25-pound clear. Braid will come in green and hi viz yellow in 150-yard spools and 600-yard spools in sizes from 8 to 80 pound.


Abu Garcia Report

New Garcia Revo EXD

Some extra distance on a cast can put a bait that much further from the fish-spooking boat, get a lure to run a bit deeper or give a bait a touch more time in the strike zone. The new Abu Garcia® Revo® EXD reel delivers these benefits as it promises supreme casting distances thanks to a bevy of special design features.

Designed to provide anglers with maximum casting capabilities with any bait in their arsenal, the Abu Garcia Revo EXD Baitcasting Reels deliver unmatched casting distance. The EXD has a total of eleven high-performance bearings, including two custom EXD bearings on the spool shaft, along with an extremely lightweight machined EXD finesse spool providing low start up inertia making it easier to cast lighter weight baits.