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Strike King Report

Strike King Weedless Ned Head Jig

As the Ned rigging technique has developed, so has the creativity of anglers in applying it. Strike King has expanded Ned rig offerings to include the Tour Grade Weedless Ned Head.

Last year, Strike King presented the Tour Grade Ned Head to the industry. It featured a flat, mushroom shaped head for clean rigging, a 2/0 black nickel sickle hook for precise rigging and solid hook up ratios, and a wire hook keeper along the hook shank to hold baits firm.

G. Loomis report

IMX-PRO bass rods

The concept behind G. Loomis’ IMX-PRO series is to design a specific rod dialed in for every technique and situation that bass anglers encounter.

The company has added 10 new rods with models specifically designed for swimbaits, bladed jig baits, Ned rigs, lipless crankbaits, and when working ledges.

The new IMX-PRO bass rods include three extra-fast action swimbait models, the 862C SWBR 7’2” medium and 863C SWBR medium-heavy power casting rods, along with a ‘micro swimbait’ medium power 882S SWBR 7’4” spinning version for lighter ball-headed swim jigs.

Suggested retail prices are $345-$355.

Daiwa Report

Tatula CT Baitcaster

Daiwa has just launched another Tatula reel that promises anglers a wealth of performance and value.

The reel was specifically designed and manufactured to bring anglers looking for an entry level baitcaster an entirely new standard of performance and aesthetics. Perfect for everything from plastics to cranks to Chatterbaits and more, the TATULA CT (Compact) brings versatility to anglers of all walks. Extremely palmable and a mere 7.2 ounces, the reel feels great in the hand and your choice of favorite rods.

The suggested retail price is $129.99.

Daiwa Report

Diawa's Tackle Barn

One of the biggest challenges anglers face is managing tackle in real-time, on-the-water. Masterfully storing and toting your gear is one thing; keeping matters organized while fishing is another. For the first time, both pregame and game-time management is addressed in one tackle storage solution: Daiwa’s new Tackle Barn.

The root of the brilliance are the Tackle Barn’s double topside gullwing doors, which give the tackle bag a barn shape, not the typical square or rectangular profile. Tackle utility boxes are quickly and easily pulled out, swapped, and returned intact faster. The distinctive, matched gullwing covers are easy to open and close, too, thanks to resilient hook and loop attachments.